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7 Facts That Explain Why Hinduism Is A Lot Closer To Science

What Is The Relationship Between Hinduism And Science There have been several debates over the years between the practitioners of many religions and the advocates of science about the workings of the universe. While science and religion might not always look eye to eye on several issues, there is a fine line between them, which …

How Did The Vedas Originate

Who Wrote The Vedas? The Vedas are the most important fundamental scriptures in Hinduism. Written in the ancient language of Sanskrit, they form the basis of modern day Hinduism. Even religions other than Hinduism respect the Vedas as a supreme literary authority, which has oceans of knowledge about spiritual, metaphysical and religious ideologies. Many of …

Why Is Vermillion Used In Hinduism

Vermillion – The Sacred Red Vermillion or sindoor is one of the most commonly used items in India. Married Hindu women wear it as a mark on their foreheads every day. It is obtained from a mineral named Cinnabar and is also used in other cultures. But Vermillion or sindoor as we popularly know it; …

How Sai Yantra Can Help You Live A Happy Life

Sri Sai Yantra – For A Fruitful And Prosperous Life ll Om Sai Namo Namah ll Sai Baba is one of the most revered modern day deities respected by all Indians, irrespective of their faith. His teachings uphold the importance of religious tolerance and the significance of a devoted life. The Sri Sai Yantra has …

Why Is It Beneficial To Visit Temples Regularly

Temples – Where Religion And Science Unite India has thousands of temples spread across all parts of the country. Be it small local temples or the large world famous ones, each of them are an integral part of Hinduism. They are deeply rooted in the history and culture of India; which is the birthplace of …

How Can Yoga Take You Towards Spirituality

Yoga – The Art Of Spiritual Awakening Yoga is an ancient Indian art that has tremendous spiritual significance. It has been practiced since the pre-Vedic period and is one of the oldest disciplines known to mankind. Practitioners of this ancient art notice significant benefits to their lives. The mind and body unite in absolute harmony; …

11 Amazing Facts About Rig Veda: The Oldest text of Hinduism

Rig Veda – The origin of divine knowledge There have been a lot of texts in the history of Hindu mythology and Indian mysticism. Yet, all of these scriptures are but derivates of the Rig Veda, the oldest book known to all mankind, which inspired the birth of Hinduism. This is a sacred text which …

10 Truths You Will Understand If You Have Read Bhagawad Gita

How Important is the Gita? The Bhagawad Gita is the most important collection of verses in the Mahabharata. It is an epic dialogue between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his charioteer, Lord Krishna. The Gita is a series of sermons that Lord Krishna passes on to Arjuna in order to make him understand the meanings of …

8 Simple Pranayama Exercises That Will Heal You Magically

A huge amount of stress builds up in our lives on a daily basis. If this stress and discomfornt is not treated it can lead to some serious health problems. Pranayama or “the extension of breath and life” is a gift to us from the yogic scriptures of ancient India. These can help us reduce …

7 Unbelievably Tall Hindu Temples That You Must Visit

Hindu temples play a crucial role in our religious culture and there are some amazing temples in India, which have great architecture and are a part of the nation’s history. On that note, let us have a look at the 7 tallest Hindu temples –   1. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam, Tamil Nadu – …

10 Spiritual destinations which take you back in Time

India being a land of myriad cultures & diverse beliefs offers an unique perspective on religion and spirituality. So, why not embark on a spiritual journey that will connect you to your roots and come back rejuvenated? To make your job easy, we have handpicked 10 top spiritual destinations in India. Fasten your seat belts & get …

9th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri

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Jai Mata Di! The ninth manifestation of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri, worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri. Maa Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers. This Goddess is admired to offer all types of Siddhi (perfection) to her devotees and thus recognized as ‘Siddhidatri’. She is always in a heavenly, happy and charming pose. She has four …

6th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani

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The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri Shasti is ‘Katyayani’. The goddess is known as Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. According to a legend, there was a sage named Kat. His son “Katyayana” observed a hard penance and long austerities to receive the grace of the Goddess Durga. Kata was …

4th day of Navaratri: Dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda

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Kushmanda, the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the Navratri Chaturthi. She is considered to be the creator of the universe. Her name comprises of “Ku-shm-anda” meaning “the cosmic egg.” The fourth day of Navratra also marks the beginning of worshipping MahaLaxmi. Legend says that Lord Vishnu was able to start the creation …

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Today is Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab. This day commemorates the celebration of the birthday of the founder of the Sikhism or Sikh faith “Guru Nanak Dev”, who was born in 1469. A.D. He was born in the village of Talwandi located in Lahore, Pakistan. On this day, Sikhs celebrate the birth anniversaries of 10 Sikh …

Paapkunsha or Pasankusha Ekadashi

हरे नारायणा| Today is Paapkunsha or Pasankusha Ekadashi, which usually falls on Shukal Paksh of Ashwin Month. The significance of this Ekdashi is mentioned in the Bramah Vaivarta Purana as a conversation between Shri Krishna and Yudhishtira. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Ananata Padmanabha. It is believed that a person who observes …

3rd day of Navratri : Dedicated to Devi Chandraghanta

The third manifestation of Goddess Durga is Devi Chandraghanta. She has a ‘Chandra’ or half moon on her forehead in the shape of a ‘Ghanta’ or bell and therefore is addressed as ‘Chandraghanta’. She personifies peace, serenity and prosperity in life of her devotees. The goddess has a golden colour skin and reflects a charming bright personality. …

2nd day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Bharmacharini

Jai Mata Di! The manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on the second day of MahaNavratri is Goddess Bharmacharini. Brahma means “tapa” or penance and Charini means observer, thus it is name of the one who observes penance. She is the form of Durga which execute devout austerity. This manifestation is filled with happiness and bliss …

9 Days of devotion to Goddess Shakti!

Every year Maha Navratri is celebrated in the month of Ashwin or Kartik. These 9 days are dedicated to the worship of forms of Goddess Shakti or Durga by performing rituals, ceremonies and observing fast. The name “Durga” means “inaccessible”. She is the epitome of the active side of the divine “Shakti” energy of Lord …

Maha Durga Navratri

Jai Mata Di! Navratri is a Sanskrit word which is a made of two words “Nav” and “Ratri” meaning 9 nights. There are three Navratris celebrated during the year. But the Navratri celebrated with lots of gusto throughout the country is Sharada or Sharad Navratri which is observed during the month of Ashwin and Kartik. …