Friday, 21 June 2019

Lord Vishnu is one of the most important Hindu Gods in Hinduism. He is a part of the Trimurti along with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma.

Lord Vishnu is one of the most important Hindu Gods in Hinduism. He is a part of the Trimurti along with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma. While Brahma is known as the Creator and Shiva as the Destroyer; shri Vishnu is the Preserver of the Universe. Throughout the ages Lord Vishnu has manifested in different Avatars either on earth or in heaven. His purpose has always been the restoration of Dharma or ‘the path of Righteousness’ and the destruction of evil. There are many legends associated with him that cement his status as the supreme preserver and protector.
The most common form of Vishnu is him lying on a huge five-headed snake with Maa Lakshmi sitting near his feet. Also Garuda is the Vahana of Shri Vishnu. There is some underlying importance regarding Sheshnag, the snake.
Why Does Vishnu Lie On A Five-Headed Snake Adishesha.
1. Sesha Naga is the king of all Nagas (snakes) and was one of the primary beings present during the Creation of the Universe.
2. He is an expression of Lord Vishnu himself which forms a coiled seat for Vishnu to rest on.
3. According to the Puranas, Shesh holds all the planets of the Universe under his hood and keeps singing the praise of Lord Vishnu with all his mouths.
4. This same snake had provided shelter to Vasudeva as he carried baby Krishna to Gokul through the waters of Yamuna during a terrific storm.
5. He is also known as Ananta-Shesha or Adishesha and signifies the moving forward of time. Ananta-Shesha is infinite and will exist even after the destructionof the Universe.
6. Shesha had manifested as Balarama, brother of Krishna and as Lakshman, brother of Rama; both important characters in Hindu scriptures .
7. Owing to the legends of Sheshnag, snakes are revered by most Hindus nowadays. Even Lord Shiva has a snake around his neck and Manasa Devi is worshipped a lot.
8. Shesha Nag’s brother Vasuki was used as the rope that churned the ocean of milk during Samudra Manthan; an important incident in Hinduism.! 🌈🕉👁🐍🐚🌷🔔🌀📿🔆🌈🙏🏻
Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu 🌈🕉👁🐍🐚🌷🔔🌀📿🔆🌈🙏🏻

Ganesha is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, pride and is the remover of obstacles.

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Ganesha is the destroyer of vanity, selfishness, pride and is the remover of obstacles. He also is the symbol of abundance since there is nothing stopping you between you and your ideal. He is the personification of material universe in all its various magnificent manifestations. Since his main job is to remove obstacles in your life's path, he has become one of the most praised and worshiped of Hindu gods.
After Shiva restored its life, he was made the leader of Shivas troops, hence his original name 'Ganapati'. Shiva also bestowed a boon that people would worship him and invoke his name before undertaking any venture.
The head of Ganesha represents the Atman (the soul or ultimate reality), while his body signifies the world and earthly realm of human beings. The elephant trunk had the symbol of OM on it, which is the primal sound and symbol of the Universal reality. In his upper right hand Ganesh holds a goad, which helps him propel mankind forward on the eternal path and remove obstacles from the way. The noose in Ganesh's left hand is a gentle implement to capture all difficulties.
The broken tusk that Ganesh holds like a pen in his lower right hand is a symbol of sacrifice, which he broke for writing the Mahabharata. The rosary in his other hand suggests that the pursuit of knowledge should be continuous. The laddoo (sweet) he holds in his trunk indicates that one must discover the sweetness of the Atman. His fan-like ears convey that he is all ears to our petition. The snake that runs round his waist represents energy in all forms. And he is humble enough to ride the lowest of creatures, a mouse. 🌀🐘🕉🐚🔔🙏🏻
Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah 🌀🐘🕉🐚🔔🙏🏻

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Nirjala Ekadashi ~ 13-06-2019

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Nirjala Ekadashi ~ 13-06-2019
The glory of Nirjala Ekadashi is mentioned in Padma Purana. Bhimasen requested one fast by which he could obtain the merits of all the other fasts that he was incapable of observing.
Vyasa Ji tells him about all of the merit achieved by fasting on all Ekadasis one year , can be attained by fasting on this one Nirjala Ekadashi. "Without drinking even water, you should fast on the Ekadashi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June) when the sun travels in the sign of Taurus (Vrishabh) and Gemini (Mithun),
As stated in Srimad Bhagavatam, "One who fasts on Ekadashi is saved from going to the hellish planets." One who fasts on this Ekadashi, without taking even drinking water or eating, becomes free of all sinful reactions, and one who observes the difficult Nirjala Fast reaps the benefit of all other Ekadashi fasts.
In this Kali-yuga, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy, when all the principles of the Vedas will have been destroyed or greatly minimised, and when there will be no proper charity or observance of the ancient Vedic principles and ceremonies, how will there be any means of purifying the self?
But there is the opportunity to fast on Ekadashi and become free of all one's past sins.
1) Whoever fasts on this Nirjala Ekadasi receives the merits of bathing in all the places of pilgrimage, giving all kinds of charities to worthy persons, and fasting on all the dark and light Ekadashis throughout the year, in one go.
2) whoever fasts on this Ekadasi truly becomes a great person and achieves all manner of opulence and wealth, grains, strength, and health.
3) whoever observes this Ekadasi should take a Holy bath, give charity to a worthy person, chant the Lord's Holy names on a japa-mala, and perform some kind of recommended sacrifice, for by doing these things on this day one receives imperishable benefits. he who observes this fast certainly achieves liberation (MOKSHA) from the cycle of repeated birth and death.
4) "Remember, whosoever eats any grains on Ekadasi becomes contaminated by sin and verily eats only sin"
When the other Pandavas heard about the benefits to be gained by following Jyeshtha-shukla Ekadashi, they resolved to observe it exactly as their grandfather Srila Vyasadeva had explained it to their brother, Bhimasena. thus this day is also known as Pandava Nirjala Dvadashi. 🌷📿👁🕉🔆🐍🐚🌀🔔🌸🙏🏻
Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya Namah ~ Om Namo Narayana ~ Jai Shri Vishnu! 🌷📿👁🕉🔆🐍🐚🌀🔔🌸🙏🏻

Friday, 31 May 2019

Lord Brahma, The one who creates everything (Brahma is the creator in the Hindu trinity)

Lord Brahma, The one who creates everything (Brahma is the creator in the Hindu trinity), and writes all the vedas (apparently the vedas came from Brahma's four heads), yet there are very little if any prayers are offered to this god. It is said that it was because of lord Brahma's ego, Lord Shiva cursed him so he would not be worshipped on Earth.
According to Shiva Maha Purana , once lord Brahma and Shri Vishnu had an argument on who was the most powerful amongst the Trimurti. The argument went on and on until they asked Lord Shiva to intervene. Shiva then took the form of a gigantic lingam made of flaming fire, and that went up to the heavens and also descended underneath the earth. And the one who finds the end of the light will be considered the most powerful among the Trinity.
Brahma took the form of a swan and started the search for the end of light along the length of ascending lingam. On the other hand, Shri Vishnu took the form of a Varaha (wild boar) and started the search for the end of the light along the length of descending lingam. They kept searching the end but in vain.
Shri Vishnu realized the fact that Shiva is, in fact, the greatest of the trinity and he admitted his mistake. But, Brahma thought that he could outdo Shiva with trickery. During his search He met the ketaki flower and requested ketaki to tell Shiva that he had in fact reached the uppermost end. Ketaki told Shiva that he had seen Brahma reach the upper end of the lingam.
Shiva got furious as he knew Brahma was lying. He cursed Brahma that he shall never be worshiped on earth. Also, the ketaki flower was cursed that it would never be used in any of Hindu worship rituals.! 👁🕉📿🌀🔔💛🎨🙏🏻
Jai Shri Brahma Dev ! 👁🕉📿🌀🔔💛🎨🙏🏻

Lord Ganesha is known as Vighnaharta ( Remover of Obstacles ) and is worshipped first before any auspicious ritual or ocassion.

‘Om Gananam Ganapatim Havamahe
Nidhinam nidhipatim havamahe
Vighneshwaraya varadaya surpriyaya
Vakratunda mahakaya suryakoti samaprabha’!
This is Mantra of Shri Ganeshji. Lord Ganesh is known by different names like – Vighneshwar , Vakratunda,
Ekdanta, Gajvadan, Gauripriya, etc
Lord Ganesha is known as Vighnaharta ( Remover of Obstacles ) and is worshipped first before any auspicious ritual or ocassion. He is ever-blissful and is lovingly worshipped by millions of people worldwide. The son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, Shree Ganesha, is the God of good luck and auspiciousness and is the dispeller of problems and obstacles. We worship Lord Ganesha with green grass called "Darbha". Lord Ganesha is said to be the form of Omkara. In Om, the upper arc is said to be the face of Lord Ganesha. The lower arc is his belly. The twisted arc which is on the right side of the Om is his trunk. Thus Omkara represents the complete physical form of Lord Ganesha. As every recital starts with an Omkara, all rituals too start only after praying Lord Ganesha, otherwise it is believed that the ritual does not reach to a logical end. The word Ganesha is made up of Gana (people) and Isha (lord). People worship Lord Ganesha with various other names like Vignaharta, Ashtavinayaka, Ekadanta, Gajanana, Vakratunda and Ganpati.
Ganesha is also represented as the source of all wisdom and knowledge. When students begin studies in school, the first thing they learn is a Ganesha mantra so they can chant the mantra when they are doing tests and preparing for their exams in order to try to get Ganesha's help to do well in school. It is great that kids learn that. I wish students would learn that way in the West, to learn in all activties to appeal to God. But, ultimately, the knowledge and intelligence that Ganesha represents is not terrestrial, book knowledge. His knowledge is spiritual.! 🐘🕉🙏🏻🌈🌀🌷
Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah 🐘🕉🙏🏻🌈🌀🌷

No matter how bad things may seem God is in control.

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For all those whose faith is shaken or facing life storms of any kind , for the mountains may be removed and hills may shake, No matter how bad things may seem God is in control. Nothing happens without His knowledge. Not one sparrow can fall without our lord knowing it. So don't worry! You are more valuable to Him than many sparrows." If God's eye is on the sparrow, He's most certainly watching you. In the midst of sadness and uncertainty, His hand is there to guide you; Hisstrength is there to support you. You are never out of His reach.
Midst pain and powerful feelings of suffering , despair confusion and fear and as difficult as the many life storms may be ,I don't know how i could ever get through , because god has been with me always ! I trust him completely for I know the will of god will never take me where the grace of god will not protect me !!
So surrender to God. He will protect you always. You can fight and win the battles of today, only. No matter what’s happening, you can resourcefully fight the battles of just one day. It’s only when you add the battles of those two mind-bending eternities, yesterday and tomorrow, that life gets overwhelmingly painful and complicated! 💖🕉🔱📿🐚🐍🌙🐚🌀👁🌸⌛️🔆🌿🔔💀🌻🌈🙏🏻
Love, light and peace ~ Om Namah Shivaya 💖🕉🔱📿🐚🐍🌙🐚🌀👁🌸⌛️🔆🌿🔔💀🌻🌈🙏🏻