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What is Sattvic diet? How it can help to live a healthy life?

Read this to understand the benefits of Sattvic diet!

Sattvic foods are basically based on Ayurveda that suggests diet with Sattvic gunas (qualities) which are pure or meant to include pure, natural, essential, clean eating practice. In Ayurveda, Sattvic diet has great importance. They keep our body clean and healthy, which helps us to stay happy and in peace.

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Basically, there are 3 types of foods gifted by nature. Tamasic, which are dark, processed one and non beneficial. They as are harmful and destructive to the body. The body’s resistance power is decreased by consuming tamasic food. So, these should be avoided as far as possible. They include meat, alcohol, tobacco, fermented items.

Rajasic foods are spicy, sour, pungent which include chillies, pickles, red meat, soda, red color lentils. That is why, experts suggest consuming such foods occasionally, as they are hard for digestive system.

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Sattvic foods are hence considered as purest of all. They are unprocessed; hence benefit us with adding nutritious values to our diet. If we put ourselves on Sattvic food diet, pure energy flows throughout our body. There is no negativity like Tamasic ones. Some of the Sattvic categories of foods are listed below.


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Fruits and Vegetables:

Mostly all the fruits and vegetables are included in the Sattvic diet. Some Ayurvedic experts exclude garlic and onion as they are bit pungent and cause digestive problems. It is good to consume freshly prepared juices from fruits and vegetables.


Whole Grains:

They are very nutritious of all. Chapatis, multigrain breads, rice are the best examples which can be consumed daily. Sprouts are very rich in proteins. They can be mixed with whole grains.


Dairy Products:

Milk and milk products are healthier when consumed freshly. They must be strictly refrigerated when not in use. Milk, yogurt, cheese, butter are best in this category.


Dry Fruits and Oils:

This category includes all the available dry fruits plus the seeds like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and flax seeds etc. which have excellent Sattvic qualities. Olive, sesame, sunflower etc. oils are best in this type.


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Spices and Herbs:

Coriander, cumin, fenugreek, fennel, turmeric are best when used in small amounts. Medical herbs like tulsi, saffron are believed to be more useful.

One should keep Sattvic food in mind as the best source of healthy life and peaceful mind. It is bit tough to completely shift from your existing diet to Sattvic diet but with baby steps you can gradually transform your food habits to more healthy and pure diet.
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Aarti Kije Hanuman Lala ki | आरती कीजै हनुमान लला की | Hanuman Chalisa | Suresh Wadkar

Hanuman Aarti & Hanuman Chalisa by Suresh Wadkar

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Song: Hanuman Aarti Album: Param Pooja Singer: Suresh Wadkar Label: Times Music Produced By: Shailesh Dhani Composed By: Sanjayraj Gaurinandan

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Ganpati Aarti By Amitabh Bachchan | Sarkar 3 | Eros Now

Amazing Ganpati aarti by Amitabh Bachchan from movie Sarkar 3

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Song Name: Ganpati Aarti Singers: Amitabh Bachchan Music: Rohan Vinayak Movie: Sarkar 3 Release Date: 12th May, 2017 Directed By: Ram Gopal Varma Produced By: Rahul Mittra, Anand Pandit, Gopal Shivram Dalvi, Krishan Choudhary & Weone

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Om Jai Jagdish Hare I Aarti with Hindi English Lyrics By Hariharan | Lyrical Video by T-Series

Om Jai Jagdish Hare by Hariharan

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Singer: Hariharan Music Director: Arun Paudwal Lyrics: Traditional Album: Aarti Vol.5 Music Label: T-Series
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Aigiri Nandini With Lyrics | Mahishasura Mardini | Rajalakshmee Sanjay | महिषासुर मर्दिनी स्तोत्र

Aigiri Nandini Powerful Mahishasura Mardini Stotra by Rajalakshmee Sanjay

‘Aigiri Nandini Nanditha Medhini’ is a very popular Durga Devi Stotram. Mahishasur Mardini is an incarnation of Goddess Durga which was created to kill the demon Mahishasur. ‘Aigiri Nandini’ is addressed to Goddess Mahishasur Mardini. Mahishasur Mardini is the fierce form of Goddess Durga where she is depicted with 10 arms, riding on a lion and carrying weapons.

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Language: Sanskrit Singer: Rajalakshmee Sanjay Composer: Traditional Lyrics: Adi Sankaracharya Music Producer/Arranger: Sanjay Chandrasekhar Sound Engineer: Mayur Bakshi VFX Producer: Shravan Shah Manager (Rajshri Music): Alisha Baghel Producer: Rajjat A. Barjatya Copyrights and Publishing: Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited
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Vishnu Sahasranamam Full in Sanskrit | श्री विष्णु सहस्रनाम संपूर्ण | Bhakti Songs

Very peaceful Vishnu Sahasranamam! 

Lord Vishnu is one of the most significant Gods in Hindu religion. Along with Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma, He is the part of the Trimurti concept of Hinduism.

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Lord Vishnu is the preserver and the protector of the universe while Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma are the destroyer and the creator of the universe respectively!

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Album: Vishnu Sahasranamam Label: Mahageeta



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Shiv Tandav Stotram | शिवतांडव स्तोत्रम | Shiva Stotra | Shankar Mahadevan | Times Music Spiritual

Very powerful Shiva Tandav Stotram! 

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Singer – Shankar Mahadevan Composer – Shailesh Dani Lyrics – Traditional Language – Sanskrit Label – Times Music
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Shiva Tandava Stotram


Jata tavi galajjala pravaha pavitasthale Galea valambya lambitam bhujanga tungamalikam || Damad damad damad dama ninada vadda marvayam Chakara chand tandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam ||1||

Jata kata hasam bhrama bhrama nilimpa nirjhari Vilolavi chivalarai viraja mana murdhani || Dhagadhagadha gajjvala lalata patta pavake Kishora chandra shekhare ratih pratikshanam mama ||2||

Dhara dharendra nandini vilasa bandhu bandhura Sphuradi ganta santati pramoda mana manase || Krupa kataksha dhorani nirudhadurdha rapadi Kvachit digambare mano vinodametu vastuni ||3||

Jata bhujanga pingala sphurat phana mani prabha Kadamba kunkuma drava pralipta digva dhumukhe || Madandha sindhura sphura tvaguttari ya medure Mano vinoda madbhutam bibhartu bhuta bhartari ||4||

Sahasra lochana prabhritya shesha lekha shekhara Prasuna dhulidhorani vidhu saranghri pithabhuh || Bhujanga raja malaya nibaddha jata jutaka Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhu shekharah ||5||

Lalata chatva rajvala dhanajn jaya sphu lingabha Nipita pancha sayakam naman nilimpa nayakam || Sudha mayukha lekhaya viraja mana shekharam Maha kapali sampade shiro jata lamastu nah ||6||

Karala bhala pattika dhagad dhagad dhagaj jvaltt Ddhanajn jaya huti kruta prachanda pancha sayake || Dhara dharendra nandini kuchagra chitra patraka Prakalpa naika shilpini trilochane ratir mama ||7||

Navina megha mandali niruddha durdha rasphurat Kuhunishithi nitamah prabandha baddha kandharah || Nilimpa nirjhari dhara stanotu krutti sindhurah Kala nidhana bandhurah shriyam jagad dhurandharah ||8||

Prafulla nila pankaja prapancha kali maprabha Valambi kantha kandali ruchi prabaddha kandharam || Smarachchhidam purachchhidam bhavachchhidam makhachchhidam Gajachchhidandha kachhidam tamanta kachchhidam bhaje ||9||

Akharva sarva mangala kala kadamba manjari Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrum bhanama dhuvratam || Smarantakam purantakam bhavantakam makhantakam Gajanta kandha kantakam tamanta kantakam bhaje ||10||

Jayatvada bhravibhrama bhramad bhujanga mashvasa Dvi nirgamatkrama sphurat karala bhala havyavat || Dhimid dhimid dhimidhvanan mrudanga tunga mangala Dhvani karma pravartita prachanda tandavah shivah ||11||

Shrushadvi chitra talpayor bhujanga maukti kasrajo Garishtha ratna loshthayoh suhrudvi paksha pakshayoh || Trunara vinda chakshushoh praja mahi mahendrayoh Sama pravrutikah samam pravartayan manah kada sada shivam bhajamyaham ||12||

Kada nilimpa nirjhari nikunja kotare vasanh Vimukta durmatihs sada shirah stha manjalim vahan || Vimukta lola lochano lalama bhala lagnakah Shiveti mantra muncharan sada sukhi bhavamyaham ||13||


Idam hi nityameva mukta mukta mottamam stavam Pathan smaran bruvannaro vishuddhi meti santatam || Hare gurav subhakti mashu yati nanyatha gatim Vimohanam hi dehinam sushankarasya chintanam ||14||
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Quick Ramayana Facts!

Some quick facts about Ramayana!

Here are the unknown secrets about an epic ‘Ramayana‘ that you are not aware of! Read those secrets below!

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Go throw below slides and read some interesting and unknown facts from Ramayana!

 10 Unknown Facts about Ramayana

1)      Laxman would have sneaked away from Indrajeet’s weapon but to respect the weapon, he faced it and got injured.
2)   Hanuman is eternal (alive) and attends Ram Katha wherever it is expressed in the country.
3)    Laxman Rekha (a line drawn by Laxman for Sita) is not referred in the Valmiki version of Ramayana.
4)      Laxman had killed three sons of Ravan – Meghnad, Prahast, Atikay.
5)      Bharat came to know about his father, king Dashrath’s death through his dreams.
6)      It took five days to build Ram Setu bridge.
7)      Sita in her childhood broke Shiv Dhanush (bow) already. That is why, king Janak arranged swayamwar to find equally strong and intelligent match for her.
8)      Vali had deafeated Ravan once in which he took Ravan in his tail and took him all around the world.
9)      Ravan was a great Veena player.
10)   It is being scientifically proved with evidence that a man made bridge between India and Sri Lanka exists.


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Reasons why Hindu Religion does not allow women to break coconut during auspicious occasions?

In Hinduism, it is instructed that a woman should not break a coconut! Read this to understand the logic behind it!  

The coconut is considered as one of the most Sattvic fruit. It alone symbolizes ‘God’. In India, coconut plays as important role in all the pujas, festivals where coconut is offered as Prashad. Breaking a coconut in-front of God is considered as auspicious.
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The water and white soft kernel inside the coconut are clean and unadulterated and remain safe and covered by hard outer coconut shell. So, nothing can be as purest as coconut to offer the God.

Women are not allowed to break the coconut anywhere. In Hindu religion, women are considered as ‘Lakshmi’ (Goddess) of the family. So, it is better for women not to involve in breaking and destroying (coconut) tasks. It is believed that breaking a coconut is a form of a sacrifice (bali). So, women should avoid doing this.

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Coconut is basically a seed. Women breaking a seed would indicate ending a life. This may have a bad effect on her fertility. If woman is pregnant, she should not destroy another seed (coconut) if she has already another seed (foetus/baby) inside her body.

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Women wear bangles that are usually made of glass. Breaking coconut might break her bangles damaging her hands. Also, broken bangles are considered inauspicious for a married woman, as there is a tradition to break the bangles if a woman becomes widow. That is why, it is better for women to worship coconut but not breaking it.

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Do you eat food on banana leaf? If not, read these amazing benefits!

Read these amazing facts about banana leaves!

There are plenty options available in which food is being served these days. Out of which, serving on banana leaf is most beneficial!

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They are big, waterproof, cheaper and most importantly, they are ecological. We can easily clean and dry them up by simply spraying water on them. It dries up instantly due to its waterproof nature. So they can be reused.

Hindu people consider banana leaves holy. They are being used in different traditions. So they prove quite hygienic in occasions like social gatherings, where otherwise partially cleaned plates are used. Banana leaves are degradable, too. We can easily dispose or simply trash them. On the other hand it is quite difficult to manage and recycle heavy metal plates.

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Scientifically, it has evidence of having antioxidant compounds which not only assist in fighting Cancer and Parkinson’s disease but also contributes in lowering diabetes problems. Such useful plant based compounds are also present in green tea which is widely consumed these days.

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Banana leaves are also used to wrap the food before steaming and even grilling to preserve its aroma as well as it flavor. Dried banana leaves as also used to make cups which perfectly hold liquids.

Thus, consuming food served on banana leaf is an ideal method that contributes to good health. According to Ayurveda, every part of banana tree is useful. It is a nature’s gift to mankind. You can also help the farming community to help them sell every part of their produce!