Saturday, January 25, 2014
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Om Ya Devi SarvaBhuteshu Lakshmirupen sansthita,Namastasyei Namastasyei Namastasyei Namo Namah
The mantra is attributed to Goddess Lakshmi. She is well known as theGoddess of wealth among the Hindus. The continuous chant of thismantra for 108 time’s everyday can help to acquire fabulous wealth. The use of a beaded garland of Tulsi (Basil Plant) is favorable.
Along with the above mantra I also like to listen to the following Kubera - Lakshmi Mantra.
I have just the mantra to meditate on the riches of Life; though number of chants does not matter; one can chant or meditate upon this mantra as many times as one likes. The glowing image at the bottom is the mantra.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Spiritual discourses are organised in most of the Hindu temples on this day. Hanuman was the most powerful in the three people the Heaven people, the Hell people, and the Land people. All these Gods had blessed him when he was just a 1/2-year old child.
In the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in the month of Margazhi (normally comes between Dec 15 and Jan 14). There it is believed that Hanuman or Anjaneya was born on Moola Nakshatra,on the new moon day (amavasya) in the month of Margazhi.
In Odisha, the Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the first day of Baisakha month as per Oriya calendar (normally comes on April 14 or 15). There it is also celebrated as new year for all Oriyas (i.e. Maha Vishuva Sankranti).In Andhra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the tenth day of bahula paksha or Krishna paksha in the month of Vaishaka. Hundreds of devotees in Delhi and northern India offered special prayers at the temples on the occasion of the Maha Asthami on Thursday (April 18), which marks the penultimate day of the nine-day Navratri festival, dedicated to Hindu mother goddess
A large number of devotees queued outside the Jhandewalan temple in Delhi since early morning to seek the blessings of the goddess. On this auspicious day, young girls, mainly nine in number representing the nine forms of goddess are regarded as “devis” or Goddesses and are invited to many homes in the morning.
As part of the celebration they are served a special offering of black gram and sweets. A small gift in the form of some money along with red bangles and a holy red cloth is also given to the girls. Devotees perform these rituals with an aim to appease the Mother Goddess and hope that all their wishes would be fulfilled.
“Today seven year old girls are worshipped as mother goddess and it happens in every house. The devotees clean the feet of young girls, apply vermilion on their foreheads. A holy thread is tied on the wrist of their hand and are given a holy cloth for worship. The girls on this day are also served with special meal after the people worship the mother goddess. By performing these rituals, it is believed that Mother Goddess becomes happy and fulfill everyone’s wishes,” said Ambika Prasad Pant, a priest in New Delhi.
The eight day of the festival is dedicated to the goddess ‘Maha Gauri’ that represents calmness and exhibits wisdom. The ninth day is dedicated to goddess Durga (Mother goddess), who is depicted as a powerful deity, riding a raging lion, holding aloft ten war weapons in her ten hands.
Her trident is plunged into the side of a monstrous buffalo, out of whose body emerges the dreadful demon or evil. Legend has it that “Asuras” or demons from the nether world invaded heavens after a hundred years of war. The Hindu trinity of Lord Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu created goddess Durga, the most powerful of all gods and goddesses to vanquish the demons.
Celebrating the day with fervour and rejoice, devotees in Jammu city of northern Jammu and Kashmir state were also seen performing religious rituals at the Kali temple. Priests were seen performing various rituals and religious ceremonies. They also distributed religious sweet offerings and eatables to the gathered devotees. The devotees have faith in the mother goddess, as they believe that the goddess fulfils their wishes.
“We have come here to worship the mother goddess. Whatever we wish here, the goddess fulfills them. There is a lot of belief in this place and I have been coming here since my childhood. We wish everybody ‘Jai Mata Di’. May the goddess fulfill everyone’s wishes,” said SK Dogra, a devotee.
The festive fervour continues till Navami – the last day of the festival, which is held in honour of the nine manifestations of Mother Goddess. It is believed that during the nine days of festival, the devotees must keep their mind, body and thoughts pure. The nine-night festival is observed twice a year, once in the beginning of the summer and the other in the beginning of the winter.
He is considered the most auspicious of all Gods; all Hindu festivals and celebrations in India begin with the offering of prayers to him. "Ganesha" the young elephant-headed God with a paunch, is the son of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. His paunch is a result of his love for laddoos (sweets).
Ganesh Chaturthi is a celebration of the birth; more appropriately the rebirth of this deity. This festival is celebrated in a big way all over India, with the entire country going into frenzy in preparation for the "ten-day long" Ganesh Chaturthi. "Chaturthi" relates to the waxing moon period in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar.
It falls mostly between August 15 and September 20 every year. In 2013, the main Ganesh Chaturthi puja that marks the occasion of Ganesha's birthday will be on the September 9, and the celebrations will continue until September 19.
It is difficult to say when exactly Ganesha Chaturthi was first celebrated, but we know for sure that it has been a festival since the times of Shivaji (the Hindu king in Islamic India) in the Seventeenth Century. You must be wondering why "rebirth?" You will understand when you read this highly interesting story.
According to Hindu mythology, it is said that Parvati (Lord Shiva's wife), before going for a bath, created a human form out of sandalwood paste, gave life to it, and called him Ganesha. She asked him to stand guard at the door while she had a bath and to make sure nobody comes in. Shiva, who had been away for a while, returned home on that day. When he got back home, he was confronted by Ganesha, who refused to let him in as he did not know who Shiva was.
This infuriated Shiva and he asked his Ganas (Ghost-warriors) to teach Ganesha a lesson. To Shiva's surprise, Ganesha defeated them all. Then the King of Gods, Indra launched an attack on Ganesha but he was also defeated. On seeing all this, Shiva lost his temper and launched and all out attack on Ganesha, and severed Ganesha's head off his body.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
When Parvati (the creator of the universe) came to know of this, she got so angry that she threatened to destroy the whole creation and create one anew. The different gods tried to pacify her but she wasn't willing to relent unless her son (Ganesha) was given back to her. Shiva then promised to bring her son back to life and went in search of a new head. He found a cow-elephant weeping at her infant's dead body. Shiva convinced the she-elephant that she would see her infant come to life again and took the dead baby elephant's head and fixed it to that of Ganesha's lifeless body. This way Ganesha was (re) born.
Shiva then blessed Ganesha and declared him superior to all other gods except Vishnu, Lakshmi, Parvati and himself. He declared that Ganesha will always be worshipped before all others, whenever anyone carries out any task, travel or puja. This is the reason Lord Ganesha is considered auspicious and is the first god to be worshipped at all times. You will find pictures or statues of Ganesha near the entrance of a house, either outside or inside, to ensure people get to see his image before leaving the house.
It all starts with the making of the idol. Just two or three months before Ganesh Chaturthi, you will find artisans all over India busy making idols of Ganesha. These idols vary in colors, shapes and sizes, from an inch to about sixty or seventy feet. They are decorated with various other accessories.
No... sandalwood paste is only for goddess Parvati, we humans use other materials. When we were young, they were made with mud. But over a period of time, as with everything else, this has also been commercialized and non-biodegradable materials like Plaster of Paris are used instead of mud. But it gives me great pleasure that with the increasing environmental concern and awareness, the original "mud" idol is making a comeback, as more and more people shun artificial materials.
The smaller idols are used for the puja at home, while the bigger ones are erected in public places. Temporary structures called pandals (stages) are created in every locality, where a huge majestic statue of Lord Ganesha is installed before the day of the festival. They are decorated with flowers, lights and the frills.
On the day of the festival, people perform pujas (prayers) at home as well as at all the places the idols are erected. It is considered a bad omen to erect an idol and not perform puja. Throughout the ceremony, hymns are chanted from the Rig Veda and other ancient Hindu scriptures, as the first reference to Ganesha is said to have been made in Rig Veda.
After ten days of festivities, it is time to bid farewell to Lord Ganesha on the 11th day. All the idols are taken out through the streets of the localities in processions. These processions can be as huge as marriage processions with a few thousand people or as small as just two or three people. The processions are accompanied with dancing, singing, and fanfare and the statues are taken to a water body nearby where they are then immersed.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Najib also hit out at the Selangor government for destroying seven Hindu temples in the country’s wealthiest state. “Isn’t that more serious? More of a slap to the Hindus than what Zulkifli Noordin said 10 years ago when he was in PAS?” he said. “They even destroyed a private temple in Sepang. That is worse, a thousand times worse than what Zulkifli Noordin has done,” added Najib.
A video of Zulkifli uttering the word “Keling”, which Malaysians of Indian descent consider derogatory, went viral recently, just days after another video was released in which he questioned an Indian trader on why Hindu gods did not prevent the man’s shop from being flooded, drawing the wrath of Hindus.
Once a lawyer for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Zulkifli had also questioned the purity of the Ganges River in India that is considered sacred by Hindus. Zulkifli became a BN-friendly Independent MP and critical of the opposition when he was dismissed from PKR on March 6, 2010 over a police report he lodged against Khalid.
For more than 12 hours, here in a meeting in the San Diego area, I battled countless Buddhist, Shinto, Hindu, witchcraft and various other kinds of pagan spirits in Jesus name. Within minutes of beginning the meeting demons surfaced. The first demonic spirit I encountered was within a 59 year old Filipino lady. Her ancestors were steeped into Masonry, witchcraft and idol worship. This dear woman even offered food and other kinds of offerings to idols. She revealed that in her home, while growing up, she witnessed her family lighting up candles and burning incense to various demonic idols. For those in the West it seems hard to believe that in our modern day people would actually bow and worship idols.
This dear woman renounced her participation in idol worship and demonism. Furthermore, I led her to renounce the generational curses of Freemasonry and immediately, demonic spirits surfaced from within and began to choke her. In Jesus name, her husband and I began to battle these spirits and commanded them to release her. With a great amount of vomiting the demons flew out of her mouth. As these spirits were being set to the pit almost immediately numerous parts of her broken heart surfaced and spoke to me.
This dear lady has shared with me earlier that she had been adopted at birth thus not knowing her birth parents and for all of these 59 years it had bothered her greatly. The rejection, the abandonment kept her in great emotional pain. At birth she experienced great emotional trauma and deep hurt. Though she was adopted by loving parents the hunger to be accepted by her biological parents was great.
Thus her little heart at as a newborn was shattered into many pieces. These broken pieces of her heart took the pain, the hurt, the inner suffering, so she could survive, as no newborn can handle such pain and deep hurt. The fragmentation of her heart left her vulnerable to invading spirits specifically to the Freemasonry spirits that traveled through the bloodline from her adoptive parents. These anti-Christ spirits entered within her little body and enslaved these precious little parts and tormented them.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A NINE-DAY festival marking the birth of two Hindu gods culminates with celebrations at a Southampton temple this weekend. The congregation of the Vedic Hindu Society Temple will be gathering in Northam to begin their celebration of the birth of the god Rama and of the goddess Durga.
Members of the community began reading scriptures – the Ramayana – yesterday from noon to honour and remember his life. At noon today, the congregation will file past an idol representing Rama which is put in a cradle and gently rocked by people as a symbol of worship. Ritesh Bhatt, priest at the Radcliife Road centre, said Rama’s story reminds Hindus today to respect their parents.
“Rama is living in simplicity. He was going to be king but his parents ordered him to go into exile into the forest for 14 years. It was his parents’ demand and his story serves to remind us to honour and respect your parents,” he said. As part of the nine-day festival to honour the birth of Durga, the Hindu diet is restricted but it is due to end tomorrow at sunrise.
It is coincidental that the celebration of both gods is held at the same time. The Vedic Society congregation will be celebrating Durga with dancing in October too.
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.
Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy.From early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship him. The devotees visit temples and apply tilaka of sindhūr to their foreheads from Hanuman's idol as Hanuman himself was of that color.
In India Lord Hanuman is worshiped for every reason, may it be to gain wealth, health or wisdom, may it be to gain success in business or foreign trips, may it be to dominate the enemies or to win almost-lost court cases, may it be the reason to get rid of BHOOT-PRET BADHA, the fear of Ghosts and devils. Lord Hanuman in known as the “SANKAT MOCHAN”, the one who can save the native from all and any kind hurdles and obstructions of the life.
In Ramayana it is mentioned that Hanuman saved the nine planets during the war from the clutches of King Raavana. And as a favor for saving them, the planets blessed Lord Hanuman by saying that any malefic effects of the 9 planets can be averted by praying to Lord Hanuman alone.
In Maharashtra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day (pūrnima) of the Hindu lunar month of Chaitra.A special feature of Hanuman Jayanti is that according to some religious almanacs (panchāngs) the birthday of Hanuman falls on the fourteenth day (chaturdashi) in the dark fortnight of the month of Ashvin while according to others it falls on the full moon day in the bright fortnight of Chaitra.
On this day, in a Hanuman temple spiritual discourses are started at dawn. Hanuman was born at sunrise. At that time the spiritual discourse is stopped and the offering of food (Prasad) is distributed to everyone.