Friday, July 23, 2010

Guru Purnima Festival 2010 - Ashadh Purnima

The Guru Purnima festival falls in the month of Ashadh of the Hindu Calender in the day of full moon and this year Ashadh Purnima falls on 25 July 2010. This is also known as Vyas purnima as this day is the day on which sage Veda Vyaasa who classified the Vedas, wrote the eighteen Puranas and the Mahabharat was born.

The Sanskrit ‘Gu’ means darkness or ignorance and ‘Ru’ refers to one who removes. Therefore the word Guru means one who removes darkness of our ignorance. Astrologically, Guru is represented by Jupiter. Guru is worshipped just like God is worshipped with flowers, fruits, incense and camphor. On the day the sacred worship of the Guru's Feet is performed. Many disciples also keep fast by taking only milk and fruits the whole day and take fresh resolves for spiritual progress on the auspicious occasion of Vyaasa Purnima.

In school’s student worshipped whole school department as a devotee. This is a devotion festival celebrated heartly in a year and known as Guru purnima Festival or Vyas Festival. So celebrate this with enjoy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shravan Month 2011 and Auspicious days in Shravan Month

Shravan Month or Sawan Mahina 2011 - Shravan month is a holiest Hindu month and dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva. This month has various festivals and auspicious days But, Monday is famous day in this time as People worshipped Lord Shiva (God of Hindus religion) and for this make fast (somvar vrat). The Shravana month in Hindu Religion calendar in North India will start at 16-july-2011 and ends on 13-august-2011 but in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka will start at 10 July and ends on 29 august.

Shravan Krishna Paksha start froam July 16, 2011 in Traditional North Indian Calendar and ends on July 30, 2011.

Shravan Shukla Paksha start from July 31 and ends on August 13, 2011.

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2010 :-Shravan month is a type of festival very highly considered as auspicious time. People are devotee of Lord Shiva, therefore they do fast (Somvar vrat) and went to temple as a devotee, pray to Lord Shiva.

Hariyali Amavasya – July 30

Nag Panchami – August 4

Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 5

Raksha Bandan – August 13


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rudraksha -Eyes of Lord Shiva (Rudraksha)

The term Rudraksha mainly belong to lord Shiva eye [the eye of Rudra]. This Bead can help you to achieve what you want in your life like wealh, healhy mind, body and soul. Rudraksha Beads are found on the Rudraksha tree, this tree basicaly know as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS ROXB [Botanicaly Name]. It is also called bluebarry Beads.

Rudraksha Mainly found in south Eastern part of Asia and south asian Himalayan foothills range, Indonesia, New Guinea, Java bali and Kingdom of Nepal. It is mostly found found in Indonesia around 70% Rudraksha Tree and 25% in Nepal and 5% in other ares.

Rudraksha Mala mainly used in Hindu faith for prayers of Gods for thousands of years. Rudraksha Mala consist by 108 beads. It gives us sanctity to our mind, Body and soul. Rudraksha Beads have some verticale lines on the surface is called face or Mukhi and determine type of Mukhi. If Rudraksha have one verticale line is one faced or One Mukhi and tow line is tow faced or tow Mukhi Rudraksha. It comes from 1 to 108 faces and 2 to 21 faces rudraksha commonly available. 1 Faced rudraksha is rarly found in thousands of beads.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rudraksha FAQ - Can different faced Rudrakshas be worn at one time?

Rudraksha FAQ - Yes, a individual can wear different combinations of beads and the native will feel the energy of different rudraksha at the same time . To get the blessings of different planets and to get the benefits of different Rudrakshas one can wear Rudrakshas of different faces at one time. The importance of procuring and wearing 1 to 14 faced Rudrakshas all together is clearly defined in our Purana’s (the holy books on Indian Mythology).

You can make a combination of Rudrakshas as per his own choice or according to your need and priority, the astrologer decides it. There are some gems that can’t be worn together due to enmity and antagonism between the planets. But as Rudrakshas are the direct blessings of Lord Shiva, they are free from any illness or bad effects of any kind, so can be worn in any combination.

The Group of 1 to 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Sidha Rudraksha Yoga” and when Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is involved in the group of “Sidha Yoga” it becomes “Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The group of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Indra Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The Group of “Tri Juti Rudraksha with Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is known as “Maha Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Enlightenment - Experience of Enlightenment

Experience of Enlightenment: I'm not going to tell you that I'm enlightened. To do so is pointless and arrogant. I will, however, share with you what I have experienced and how it has come to define what I believe enlightenment is.

There are three aspects to your life. Three is a popular number in spirituality. The first and least of them is the form. Form is a representation of the idea. If you think of life like a screen play, fate is like the script, the mind is like the audience and the recorded film is the form. The images playing on your television are really just a representation of what has already been scripted. Just as your life, in it's form, is a representation of what was already written.

The second aspect is the mind or ego. This is the part of you that believes it is you. The part of you that is 'making the choices' and 'experiencing the form'. When a person reads a book or watches a movie and gets very involved, they experience the thoughts and emotions of the characters. That is precisely what the human mind or ego is. It's not a trick, not an accident, not something you can or should bother trying to 'destroy' or 'avoid'. It is there and will always be there. A projection of yourself into a role. The result of god or the void watching itself, watching the stories that make up it's being.

The final aspect is god, the void, the all, the flame, the sun. It's everything that ever was and ever will be. The details don't matter. All that matters is you understand NOTHING is separate from this. If you are a character in the story, the eternal flame is the book, the story, the author, the character and the reader. All in one. This aspect, the god aspect, is experiencing one fragment of itself through the story you perceive as you.

To summarize, you have the form, the mind which observes the form, and then god who observes the mind. Nothing observes god because nothing is separate from it.

What is enlightenment then? Enlightenment is tricky. People make it sound like an awakening but I no longer believe that's what it is. If it is an awakening, it is a scripted one. You see, because everything is already written ( fate ) and already exists ( god ) there is nothing to awaken from or to. Whatever is happening to you, whatever you experience, yourself, it's all as it is meant to be. So how can we stop being ourself? How can we let go of ego when our ego is as much a part of god as our thoughts are a part of us? The truth, at least my version of it, is a dual nature.

Enlightenment is comparable to a character in a story who realizes he or she is a character in a story. As you read the words "And he finally realized, he was nothing more than a character in a book. Playing out his fate as it was intended, unable to escape destiny. Everything he thought, believed, desired. It was only what he was written to think, written to believe, written to desire. There was no real 'him'. Nothing separating him from the story except the perception of you, the reader. But when he realized this, it made no difference, for even in this realization, he was only what he was written to be." What do you do with that? Imagine if right now I told you that everything you would ever think, feel and experience was already written. Including your awareness that everything you are experiencing is fated. Imagine that you knew for certain I was telling the truth. What could you do with this information? Nothing. Because you are nothing. I am nothing. We are nothing. There is no "aha!" moment where you break free from the bonds of illusion. You are the illusion, an infinite unavoidable illusion. A self-aware character in a book, who, no matter how hard he tries, can not stop doing or thinking what was written.

For a long time this will play games with you. You will feel as though there is a you above it all. A you that has one up on fate because you see it coming. But fate is always one step ahead, because every time you think you see past it, you are only seeing past yourself, precisely as fate intended.


What Is Yoga?

I realized after making my last post then when I mentioned "Yoga" most people would probably assume that means holding downward dog or warrior pose until the light of the all fills your heart. While this is technically a part of Yoga, it is a very small part. The poses are known as Asanas which are a portion of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga is one of the four main paths. You are meant to partake of all four paths in order to reach enlightenment. The four paths are as follows...

Raja Yoga - Meditative yoga, comprised of poses, breathing and meditations
Jnana Yoga - This is the philosophical study of the truth through contemplation and research
Bhakti Yoga - Praise of the all through worship, ritual and love
Karma Yoga - This is the 'work' we all do, the role we all play as individuals, live compassionately and in harmony with the all

As you can see, poses like the lotus are a small but valid part of what is truly called Yoga. Yoga is a spiritual path to enlightenment with four roads, all of which are meant to be traveled by the seeker simultaneously. The Bhagavad Gita explains how to walk these paths properly and what it means to be a pure yogi.

While Yoga, Buddhism or Hinduism may not be your forte, don't overlook them. Anything that can offer you a piece of the puzzle should be regarded as holy and sacred. Yoga most certainly without a doubt has lead many individuals to ascend to levels regarded as divine by humanity. It shouldn't be underestimated, it should be investigated.

Bhagavad Gita - Holy Chapters of Bhagavad Gita

Holy Bhagvad Gita has 18 chapters namely as given below ----

Chapter 1: Visada Yoga
Chapter 2: Sankhya Yoga
Chapter 3: Karma Yoga
Chapter 4: Jnana Yoga
Chapter 5: Karma Vairagya Yoga
Chapter 6: Abhyasa Yoga
Chapter 7: Paramahamsa Vijnana Yoga
Chapter 8: Aksara-Parabrahman Yoga
Chapter 9: Raja-Vidya-Guhya Yoga
Chapter 10: Vibhuti-Vistara-Yoga
Chapter 11: Visvarupa-Darsana Yoga
Chapter 12: Bhakti Yoga
Chapter 13: Ksetra-Ksetrajna Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter 14: Gunatraya-Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter 15: Purusottama Yoga
Chapter 16: Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter 17: Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter 18: Moksa-Opadesa Yoga

1. Visada Yoga (The yoga of dejection of Arjuna): --- In first chapter, Arjuna was lamenting the consequence war. The main characters are the Supreme Lord Krishna and warrior Arjuna. Both were ready for battle, but Arjuna was fear and sad due to this battle. He thought that the consequences of battle will not good, due to the fear of losing friends and relatives. So chapter is for the yoga of dejection of Arjuna.

2. Sankhya Yoga (The yoga of knowledge): --- In second chapter, lord Krishna seen that Arjuna was in dejection, so lord krishna gives knowledge to Arjuna about karma yoga, jnana yoga, sankhya yoga, buddih yoga and the atma which is the soul. Soul has not any relatives or friends; only body makes friendship and relatives. At last lord Krishna said that don’t see any relatives or friends in the battlefield & make your mediation in battle field. This is not a time for dejection, its time for battle. So chapter is for the yoga of knowledge by Krishna for Arjuna.

3. Karma Yoga (The yoga of action): --- Karma yoga is also known as Buddhi yoga. In third chapter, lord Krishna described about action. Karma Yoga is described as a way of acting, thinking and willing by which Arjuna oneself toward realization by acting in accordance with one's duty (dharma) without consideration of personal self-centered desires, likes or dislikes. Lord said -“do only karma (action), never think about profit”. Arjuna never thought about any relatives and friends, only take action against evil. So this chapter is for the yoga of action by Arjuna.

4. Jnana yoga (The yoga of knowledge as well as the disciplines of action and knowledge): --- Lord Krishna said to Arjuna about true knowledge learning how to control our mind and senses and center our selves in our spiritual selves so that we can become free from our slavery to the cycle of the births and achieve liberation, stand up for the fight. So this chapter is for the yoga of knowledge as well as the disciplines of action and knowledge.

5. Karma Vairagya Yoga (The yoga of action and Knowledge): --- Lord Krishna delineates the concepts of action with detachment. God gives knowledge to Arjuna about soul that soul has not any relatives or friendship, only body makes. God said about soul ---
Weapons can not cut it nor can fire burn it;
Water can not wet it nor can wind dry it.

God said to warrior Arjuna here is neither relatives nor friends, only battle against evil. This time is only for take action. So this chapter is for the yoga of action and knowledge.

6. Abhyasa Yoga (The yoga of self-control): --- In this chapter lord Krishna said to Arjuna about self-control. He explains in detail the difficulties of the mind and the procedures by which one may gain mastery of their mind through self-control which reveals the spiritual nature of a living entity. God said to Arjuna for self-control in mind. So this chapter is for the yoga of self-control.

7. Paramahamsa Vijnana Yoga (The yoga of Jnana and Vijnana) (Knowledge of ultimate truth): --- In this chapter God reveals that one in spiritual intelligence takes exclusive refuge of the Lord without reservation in devotional service. So this chapter is for knowledge of ultimate truth.

8. Aksara-Parabrahman Yoga (The yoga of indestructible Brahma): --- In this chapter lord Krishna explains the bright and dark paths in regards to leaving this material existence, the destination to which they each lead to and the reward received by each. God gives details of paths given below---

For these two paths of the world, the bright and the dark, are considered to be eternal. Proceeding by one of them, one reaches the supreme state from which there is no return; and proceeding by other, one returns to the mortal world, i.e., becomes subject to birth and death once more. So Arjuna at all time be stead fast. So this chapter is for the yoga of indestructible Brahma.

9. Raja-Vidya-Guhya Yoga (The yoga of sovereign science and sovereign secret): --- In this chapter lord Krishna explains how the world existence is created, pervaded, maintained and annihilated by his external energy and all species are coming and going under his supervision. These subject matters are most confidential. The knowledge of both the nirguna and saguna aspects of divinity is a sovereign science and sovereign secret.
In this way lord explains the yoga of sovereign science and sovereign secret.

10. Vibhuti-Vistara-Yoga (The yoga of divine manifestations): --- In this chapter lord Krishna explains his manifestations to Arjuna; this is due to great position which is of all causes (knowledge, etc.). This is a brief description by me of the extent of my glory. Arjuna says to the Lord to explain in detailed more of the opulence’s and the Lord describes all knowledge and secret, which are most prominent. Thus, this chapter is for the yoga of divine manifestations.

11. Visvarupa-Darsana Yoga (The yoga of the vision of the cosmic body): --- In this chapter Arjuna prays to the lord Krishna to reveal his universal form showing all of existence. He wants to know about knowledge, truth, secret and all things by them. Thus, this chapter is for the yoga of the vision.

12. Bhakti Yoga (The yoga of devotion): --- In this chapter lord Krishna explains the glory of devotion to god. Lord Krishna explains spiritual disciplines and discusses the quality of devotee for god. Thus, this chapter is for yoga of devotion.

13. Ksetra-Ksetrajna Vibhaga Yoga (The yoga of discrimination between the ksetra and the knower of the ksetra): --- In this chapter Lord Krishna reveals the distinct difference between the physical body and the immortal soul. He explains that the physical is short-lived and spoilable whereas the soul is immutable and eternal. The Lord also gives correct knowledge about the individual soul and the ultimate soul. Thus this chapter is for the yoga of discrimination between the ksetra and the knower of the ksetra.

14. Gunatraya-Vibhaga Yoga (The yoga of division of the three gunas): --- In this chapter fourteen Lord Krishna explains matters refers goodness, passion and nescience which everything in the material existence is influenced by. He gives correct details on the essential characteristics of each individually, their cause, the level of their power. Thus this chapter is for the yoga of division of the three gunas.

15. Purusottama Yoga (The yoga of supreme person): --- In this chapter lord explain the virtues, the glories and transcendental characteristics of God being omnipotence, omniscient and omnipresent. Also He explains the purpose and value of knowing about God and the means by which He can be realized. Thus this chapter is for the yoga of supreme person.

16. Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga Yoga (The yoga of discrimination between the godly and demoniac properties): --- In this chapter Lord Krishna describes clearly, explaining separately and in detail the divine properties, conduct and actions which are righteous in nature and conducive to divinity. Also he delineates the evil propensities and ill conducts which are unrighteous in nature and which determine the unrighteous and which are incompatible to divinity. Thus, this chapter is for the yoga of discrimination between the godly and demoniac properties.

17. Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga Yoga (The yoga of division of three kinds of faith): --- In this Lord Krishna classifies the three kinds of faith, showing that it is these different qualities of faith in the Supreme that determine that character of living entities. These three types of faith determine one's consciousness in this world. Thus, this chapter is for the yoga of division of three kinds of faith.

18. Moksa-Opadesa Yoga (The yoga of final revelations of the ultimate truth): --- At last, the Lord Krishna explains knowledge, actions and other all things and all above chapters very well. These chapters revealed get progressively more and more confidence for Arjuna. Arjuna was ready for battle and feels better by understand bhagvad gita by Lord Krishna. Thus, this chapter is for the yoga of final revelations of the ultimate truth.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Ashrama - Four Stage of Hindus Life

According to Hinduism the life of a Hindu is divided into four stages. There are called "Ashramas". The Vedas define a specific purpose for each ashram. In Hidu life every man go through each of these Ashramas (stage). These are Ashramas name given below.

1). The first Ashrama - Brahmacharya
2). The Second Ashrama - Grihasta
3). The Third Ashrama - Vanaprastha
4). The Fourth Ashrama - Sanyasa

Brahmacharya Ashrama -> The first stage or ashram is Brahmacharya, is the student phase of life when the person is supposed to immerse himself in learning under the guidance of a Guru, building up the mind for spiritual knowledge. During this period the person is have to live a celibate life because other activities were thought to have adverse effects on the learning process.

Grihasta Ashrama -> The second asham is Grihasta ashram, is the stage of family life. It begins with marriage and proceeds to raising a family. It involves earning a living through the skills acquired during Brahmacharya ashram. It encourages the enjoyment of a material life. The householders have the responsibility of bringing up their children in the same way that their parents brought them up.

Vanaprastha Ashrama -> The third ashram Vanaprastha, is the retirement stage and gradual detachment from the material world. The person lives with the family, in society but in a withdrawn manner. The man no longer takes part in the commercial activities and the woman leaves the running of the household to her daughter-in-law. People in this ashram play the role of mentors.

Sanyasa Ashrama ->The final ashram is renunciation or Sanyasa. In this ashram person leaves society to spend the remaining part of his or her life in meditation and the contemplation of God in seclusion.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lord Shiva Paintings - Modern and Contemporary Paintings of Shiva(Lord Shiv)

Lord Shiva - Look modern Painitngs and contemporary paintings of Lord Shiva. Here you will get a handmade painitngs selection of lord Shiva which are created by master painters of legend crafts, India. All the Shiva paintings are courtesy of Legend Crafts, India.

Lord Shiva In Meditation. 

Lord Shiva Drank Poison.

Lord Shiva destroy evil

Lord Shiva In Meditation.