Sunday, 25 September 2016

In Govardhan hills, once when Krishna was playing his flute, the sweet melody that poured out made the peacocks dance in joy and excitement. At the end of a long dance they spread their feathers and the king Peacock offered with great humility its feathers as an offering. The lord accepted it and adorned himself with it.

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In Govardhan hills, once when Krishna was playing his flute, the sweet melody that poured out made the peacocks dance in joy and excitement. At the end of a long dance they spread their feathers and the king Peacock offered with great humility its feathers as an offering. The lord accepted it and adorned himself with it. 
Lord Krishnas Mayur Pankh is very rare in nature. The eyes in the feathers are seen on both the sides, which commonly do not occur. The feather has extraordinary powers, which gives hypnotising powers to the wearer. When one worships Krishna with the feathers on his crown, one is blessed with auspiciousness, wealth, health and transcendent knowledge.
It is a symbol of beauty and knowledge. The eye in the feather represents the divine wisdom or the third eye of Krishna. It helps one attain the supreme knowledge of the self. It symbolically states that wisdom of the mind and love of the heart makes one existence whole and for this blessed state, it is very important to worship the Lord adorned with his feathers. The feather protects one from evil eye and destroys all negativity like anger, greed, jealousy and removes poisons.
The feathers stand for beauty, richness in life, felicity and joy. The dark colors in it stand for sorrow, sadness and the bright colors for happiness, symbolizing that life comes with both happiness and sorrow and when one worships Krishna with peacock feather; one attains equanimity of mind, accepts life and learns to surrender to the lord.
The feathers have thousand eyes, which symbolize as a vault of heaven and eyes of stars and it`s iridescent coloring is a gift from Lord Indra as an act of compassion to the bird. They also have the power to do away bad influences of the planets. Grace of both Radha and Krishna descends on worshipping this form of Krishna. 🙏🏻📿🕉🌀🙌🎨 Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Jai Shri Krishna!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

If you are struggling with anything at this point of time, know that you are not alone.

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If you are struggling with anything at this point of time, know that you are not alone. Many of us are right there with you, working hard to feel better and keep our lives on track. And it’s never too late to take a step in the right direction. It’s never too late to become the person you are capable of being. Things can change at any age, at any time. And The biggest disappointments in our lives are often the result of misplaced expectations. Expectations leads to sufferings and remember it's Kaliyuga! It's the crazy world Where things are being loved and people are used for own material gains. People are around you only until their purpose is solved. Stop expecting people to be as caring and kind as you are. You will end up very disappointed if you expect people will always do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you. Hope for the best, expect less. Boom Shiva ~ wake up call! Change yourself, Tempering your expectations of other people will greatly reduce unnecessary frustration and suffering in your life and help you refocus on the things that truly matter. Keep a little ego in your pocket, it's necessary lest people take you for granted and exploit you. Respect yourself, maintain your dignity. When you practice self-love and self-respect, you give yourself the opportunity to be happy. True strength is about having faith and trust in who you are. Decide this minute to never beg anyone for the love, respect, and attention that you should be showing yourself. Never forget your self respect and your worth, just be who you are and the right people will love the real you!!! Hari Om Tat Sat ~ Om Namah Shivaya!! 📿🕉📿
Love, light & Blessings to all ~ Namaste Beautiful Souls ~ Have a blissful Sunday all !!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Chillums made of clay, stone or wood were used by Hindu monks in the Himalayan area since 18th century to smoke opium, cannabis and other narcotics or herbs.

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A chillum, or chilam, is a straight conical pipe with end-to-end channel, which is said to have originated in India, although some were found in South America too. Therefore the exact origin of the chillum is unclear. In India they are made locally, are inexpensive and easily available. The chillum was first introduced in Europe and the US by the hippie movement in the sixties of the last century. Traditionally, chillums made of clay, stone or wood were used by Hindu monks in the Himalayan area since 18th century to smoke opium, cannabis and other narcotics or herbs. Today they are used by stoners everywhere. Inside the chillum is filter stone to prevent the weed (or whatever it is that your smoking) from falling into your mouth. Today, some chillums come with an attachment at the top that can hold a lighter. Smaller chillums bring hot smoke directly into your lungs. The larger the chillum, the colder the smoke and the more you get in your lungs.
Traditionally, chillum has been used in a spiritual context. The Indian Sadhu's have been smoking chillums for thousands of years, and the spiritual meaning of this is comparable to the drinking of red wine by Catholics. The Sadhus have renounced their worldly life, said goodbye to both their possessions and their families, and now lead a life of celibacy, ascetic yoga, and a search for enlightenment. Most make pilgrimages across the subcontinent and spread ashes on their body, while the most radical test themselves by holding one arm in the air for years on end or spending twenty-four hours a day standing up. A far more pleasant and widespread characteristic, however, is the tendency to get stoned out of their minds on a regular basis. They smoke chillum and for them this is the way to merge with Shiva. The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste which may be vertical or horizontal. Endless variations of these sectarian marks, depending on the sect, are possible. They may decorate their bodies with various lines and markings, cover the entire torso with ashes, carry a metal trident and wear rosaries. The hair and the beard are uncut and matted.
Bum Bum Bhole ~ Boom Shankar!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lord Shiva....Om Namah Shivaya

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Lord Shiva

Om Namah Shivaya

THE WEDDING OF GREAT GOD SHIVA

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THE WEDDING OF GREAT GOD SHIVA
The ganas were gathered in hordes outside the chamber. As soon as Shiva and Nandi stepped out, there was a profusion of garlands, slogans and happiness in equal measure.
“Har Har Mahadev!” shouted Bhringi. “Har Har Mahadev!” chorused the ganas. “Bolo Shiv Shanker Ki Jai Ho!! Hail our Lord, Shiva!!”
The cries rented the air increasingly, and then echoed back, as though the mountains had joined the chorus. For a moment, it seemed Kailash, the sturdiest mountain of all, was shaking.
“Jai Ho Shiv Shanker Bhole Ki, Hail our lord, Shiva,” said a gana.“Jai Ho Kailas Parbat Ki! Hail too, the Holy mount Kailash! Sabse uttam yeh prabhat, Aaj Niklee Hai Shiv Ki Baraat! Ah what an auspicious day has dawned. Today is the procession of Lord Shiva’s wedding itself! Saari Sristi Naach Utthe Hai Aaj!” he finished.“The entire creation is dancing!!”

Praying to Shivalingam


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On the excellency of the Devî

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The S'rîmad Devî Bhâgawatam-The First Book-Chapter 4-9
THE FIRST BOOK
Chapter IV
On the excellency of the Devî
15-27. There is no prospect in the after birth of the sonless; never, never will Heaven be his. Without son, there is none other who can be of help in the next world. Thus in the Dharma S’âstras, Manu and other Munis declare that the man who has sons goes to Heaven and the sonless one can never go to Heaven. The man possessing a son is entitled to the Heavenly pleasures can be vividly seen, rather than imagined. The man with son is freed from sins; this is the word of the Vedas. The sonless man becomes very much distressed even at the time of death and while lying on bed that is ground at that time, mournfully thinks. “This all my vast wealth, various things, this my beautiful house, who will enjoy all these?”
When the sonless man is thus perplexed in his mind at the time of his death and becomes restless, then it is sure that his future career is full misfortunes; unless one’s mind is calm and serene at the time of death, can never attain a good goal. Thus thinking variously, the Satyavati's son Veda Vyâs sighed heavily and became unmindful. He thought of various plans and at last, coming to a definite conclusion, went to the Sumeru mountain to perform Tapasyâ. On reaching there, he thought which Deva he will worship! Visnu, S’iva, Indra, Brahmâ, Surya, Ganes’a, Kârtikeya, Agni, or Varuna? Who will grant him boon quickly and thus satisfy his desires. While thus cogitating in his mind, came there the Muni Nârada, of one mind with lute in hand, accidentally in his course of travels. Seeing Nârada, the Satyavati’s son Veda Vyâsa gave him a hearty welcome, with great gladness, offering him Arghya and Âsan (seat) and asked about his welfare. Hearing this question of welfare, Nârada Muni spoke :-- “O Dvaipâyan! Why do you look so care worn! First speak this out to me”.
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28-30. Veda Vyâsa said :-- “ The sonless man has no goal; therefore there is no happiness in my mind; I am always anxious to get a son and therefore I am very sorry. To-day my mind is sorely troubled with the one idea, which Deva I may satisfy by my tapasyâ, who will grant me my desires; now I take your refuge. O merciful Maharsi! You are omniscient; say this quickly; which Deva I will take for my refuge, who will grant me a son”.
Om Namah Shivay