Sunday, 21 May 2017

Vedic people gave a lot of importance to animals in their lives and associated them with the deities they worshipped.

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Vedic people gave a lot of importance to animals in their lives and associated them with the deities they worshipped. The Vedas mention several animals by name, such deer, boar, foxes, antelopes, boars, jackals, lions, monkeys, wolves, bears, rats, etc. They knew the importance of horses, elephants, cows, bulls and other domesticated animals in both religious and economic activity.
The rat is a symbol of destruction, timidity, nervousness, ignorance, fear, and confusion. They can overcome obstacles in their search for food and remain underground in tunnels and crevices. In ancient India, next to elephants, rats posed a major threat to crops, vegetables, and orchards. It is no wonder that Hindus have long tradition of worshiping them both, the anthropomorphic form of elephant as Ganesha, and the rat, known as Krauncha as his vehicle. Both are propitiated by farmers to save them and their crops from obstacles such as pests, locusts, diseases, floods, storms, and gales. In the worship of Ganesha, his vehicle is not directly worshipped, but he gets his due share from the offerings that are made to his master. Because of their association with Ganesha, rats enjoy a lot of freedom in Hindu households, as people do not like to kill them or capture them, unless they pose an extreme nuisance.
It is said that during the British times, many Indians resisted the idea of killing rats even when the country faced the threat of bubonic plague. There are numerous temples for Ganesha, but there are no temples specifically built for the rats. However, the Karni Mata Temple in Rajasthan is famous for its tradition of revering the rats. Rats roam freely in the temple premises and receive offerings of food from the devotees who visit the temple to worship the goddess. It is believed that the rats that roam there have an affinity with the hereditary priests and servants of the temple and may be reborn in their families. Hence, they are treated with a lot of compassion and offered food. ðŸðŸ•‰ðŸ˜ðŸŒ€ðŸ“¿ðŸ€ðŸŽ¨
Hari Om Tat Sat Namah Shivaya ~ Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah 🕉🐘🕉
Shubh Ratri  ðŸ’Ÿ

Kali is considered to be the most fully realized of all the Dark Goddesses, a great and powerful black earth Mother Goddess capable of terrible destruction and represents

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Kali is considered to be the most fully realized of all the Dark Goddesses, a great and powerful black earth Mother Goddess capable of terrible destruction and represents the most powerful form of the female forces in the Universe. Worship of the Goddess Kali is largely an attempt to appease Her and avert Her wrath. As mistress of blood, She presides over the mysteries of both life and death. Regardless, Her followers still found Her to be a powerful warrior Goddess and found Her greatest strength to be that of a protector.
Kali’s themes are rebirth, cycles, joy, courage, hope, cleansing and change. Her symbols are flowers, dance, iron, swords, peacock feathers and honey. Kali, a Hindu Goddess whose name means ‘time’, is the genetrix of natural forces that either build or destroy. Even in destruction, however, She reminds us that good really can come of bad situations. If you find your hopes and dreams have been crushed, Kali can change the cycle and produce life out of nothingness. Where there is sorrow, She dances to bring joy. Where there is fear, She dances in courage.
Kali intends Her bloody deeds and destruction for the protection of the good. She may get carried away by Her gruesome acts but She is not evil. Kali’s destructive energies on the highest level are seen as a vehicle of salvation and ultimate transformation. She destroys only to recreate, and what She destroys is sin, ignorance and decay. The Goddess Kali is represented as black in colour. Black in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit is kaala ; the feminine form is kali ; so She is Kali, the black one. Black is a symbol of The Infinite and the seed stage of all colours. The Goddess Kali remains in a state of inconceivable darkness that transcends words and mind. Within Her blackness is the dazzling brilliance of illumination. Kali’s blackness symbolises Her all-embracing, comprehensive nature, because black is the colour in which all the colours merge; black absorbs and dissolves them.! ðŸ‘…💀👁💀👅
Jai Maa Shakti ~ Jai Maa Kaali ðŸ™ðŸ•‰ðŸ™

REMINDER for Apara Ekadashi (22nd May)

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 REMINDER for Apara Ekadashi (22nd May)
The name of this unlimitedly meritorious Ekadashi is Apara Ekadashi. Whoever fasts on this holy day becomes famous all over the universe.
This Ekadashi is so sublime and meritorious that even the greatest sins can be erased by its purity. In other words, Apara Ekadasi is an axe that cuts down the fully matured forest full of trees of sinful deeds, it is a forest fire that burns sins as if they were kindling firewood, it is the sun blazing before one's dark misdeeds, and it is a lion stalking the meek deer of impiety.
Therefore, Oh Yudhishthira, whoever truly fears his past and present sins must observe Apara Ekadasi very strictly. One who does so is freed of all his sins, released from the cycle of births & deaths and promoted to the abode of Lord Vishnu (Vaikuntha).
~~Lord Shri Krishna (Brahmanda Purana)

It's begins with you. Value yourself, than others!

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It's begins with you. Value yourself, than others! If you don't see your worth, you will have people who don't see it either. If you are not being treated with love and respect, perhaps you have marked yourself down. It’s you who tell people what you’re worth by what you accept. Perhaps it’s not someone else who is devaluing you, it could be you devaluing yourself. Self love, self approval and self appreciation is paramount. Self value begins within. Love always begins within! It is imperative that we begin with ourselves. You must love yourself first in order to love others. Love is a two-way street of giving and receiving. You can’t give away the gift of love unless you possess it within yourself in the first place. And you can’t receive and accept love if you don’t feel deep inside that you deserve it. It is important to be your own top priority and everything flows out of our alignment with our selves. When we honour who we are, we activate our connection with the divine flow of life, however when we put the needs of others before yourself it is a sure fire way to unhappiness and pain. When we cannot see our own value, the world doesn’t value us back. And when your self esteem rises, your life begins. So boost your self esteem by loving yourself first and foremost! Start improving the relationship you have with yourself. Send out an unmistakable signal to the universe that you are a person of incredible value, and any person would be crazy and psycho not to love and cherish you!! Love, Light & Peace ~ Jai Shivashakti ~ Jai ShankarParvati ðŸ‘ðŸðŸŒ·ðŸŒ™ðŸ“¿ðŸ•‰ðŸ”±ðŸ’€ðŸ””🐚
Namaste ~ Happy & Blessed day Lovely Souls ðŸ’

HE, WHO HOISTS THE MOON TO THE SKY

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HE, WHO HOISTS THE MOON TO THE SKY
Hail the Lord, who wears the moon
as adornment.
Hail the Lord we do ourselves wear
as jewel of our heart.
He, who illumines the inner sky.
Hail Shiva,
Matt-locked Master of the earth and sky,
Namah Shivaye,
Aum, Namah Shivaye!
( Shiva Poetry)

THE ONE

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THE ONE
He is the One who existed even before the world began.
He is the One who has been prayed to, even when He was unseen.
And ever since the very first time He chose to make His presence known, Shiva has been loved by millions.
(SHIVA, The Ultimate Time Traveller )