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What is Adhyatma (Spirituality)? Facts about Adhyatma!

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What is Adhyatma?
Adhyatma (spirituality) cannot be defined in a single line. It is not just a religious process or performing meditation, but it can be collectively expressed as below
 
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Adhyatma is
  • To carry on the moral responsibility as a Human being as entrusted by the God.
  • ·Not basically related to the religion.
  • ·To respect the elders.
  • ·To have affection towards younger ones.
  • ·To behave in a manner not detrimental to or not to offend anybody.
  • ·To realise others’ grief, plight and pains.
  • ·To remain honest in all respect under all circumstances.
  • ·To  carry out social and family responsibilities.
  • ·To have same affection for all the living animals.
  • ·To work and serve selflessly.
  • ·To be always prepared to serve the society with utmost sincerity.
  • ·To assist & help the destitute and the needy ones.
  • ·To live simple, straight forward life with purity of thoughts and behaviour.

It is not concerned only with reverence, prayer and devotion but also to imbibe all those values in the one’s absolute behaviour!

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Benefits of Meditation

You should know these important benefits of Meditation!

Read below what you can achieve by meditation. 

Bad habits are prevented/eliminated
Chewing of tobacco, smoking, consumption of alcohol, drugs etc. are some of the fatal bad habits that can be easily prevented by meditation. Meditation provides spiritual powers that help in eliminating such addictions and helps in maintaining a healthy life.


Increases mental peace and happiness

The modern lifestyle and surroundings cause tensions, inherent pressures disturbing the very stability of one’s mind. Regular meditation helps in building sound mind to enable the person to overcome any difficult situation comfortably.
                 
Controls depressions and anxiety
Everyone wants things to happen as per his own wishes. But if they occur otherwise, then depression crops up. Depressions, are not always treated medically. Unreasonably longer depressions results in obsession or obstinacy. Meditation helps in keeping away anxiety, making positive thinking a routine process of the mind. This creates a strong mind.
Improves Memory
Consistent meditation provides spiritual energy. This energy helps the brain to work perfectly. That’s why students are advised to undertake meditation intermittently, before studying.
Increases Efficiency

Meditation increases physical and mental efficiency. Thus a specific task can be performed with optimum efforts.

 
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Increases self-awareness
It is helpful in self-realization which makes you develop an understanding of your own-self. Once you are acquainted with your weaknesses and strengths, you can work on them to utilize things for your benefit. This could make you stronger enough to achieve your goals in life.
Health Benefits
Meditation helps in reducing high blood pressure, improves immunity system, increases energy levels etc. It also helps in reducing insomnia, ulcers, headaches etc. One can easily manage the temperament and the behaviour.
Builds Confidence

It is well known fact that stress is harmful to the body. The stress leads to physical and mental diseases. Eliminating stress infuses energy in the body. Meditation gives power that boosts our mind and body. Healthy body and mind generates confidence.

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Positive Behavior
Meditation helps in shunning the negative thoughts from the persons mind and converting them into positive thought process. This improves the person’s behavior as the degree of kindness, nobility increases.
Improve sleeping habits
Generally, people suffer from sleeplessness, that is, Insomnia. The tensions, anxiety, stress acquiring torrid proportions sets thinking process in motion affecting the sleep. Meditation helps to win over all these evils, making you sleep with all comfort and ease.  

 

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Facts about Shiv temples in India

Read these amazing unknown facts about Shiv Temples in India!

In India, the land on which Lord Shiva’s temples are built is considered as a divine land. Do you know these Shiva temples are built in such a way that they lie between Kedarnath temple (North) to Rameshwaram temple(South) and are in a geographical straight line? Surprisingly, these templesare built in same geographical longitude. Wonder how our ancestors had used the techniques to build such temples, as in past there were no modern techniques and equipment available! The distance between Kedarnath temple and Rameshwaram temple is 2383 km. Do you want to know which these temples which are built in a straight line and are in between Kedarnath and Rameshwaram?

  • Kedarnath Temple (Uttarakhand)
  • Shri Kalhati Temple (Andhra Pradesh)
  • Kaleshwaram Temple (Telangana)
  • Ekambareshwar Temple (Tamil Nadu)
  • Nataraja Temple (Tamil Nadu)
  • Rameshwaram Temple (Tamil Nadu)
 
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About hundred years ago, British scientists had researched and introduced an imaginary line, which is called as trophic of cancer. In this research, they found that Ujjain city (Madhya Pradesh) falls on this trophic of cancer. Thus Ujjain is believed as one of the center points of the earth. Thus scientists regularly visit Ujjain to research and study about the sun and space. This city has one more miracle that everybody should know. The distance pattern from Ujjain city to the other remaining Maha Jyotirling (cities of devotional representation of Lord Shiva) temples in India is indeed an interesting one! All these distances are in three repetitive digits (example 777 kms, 111 kms etc) except Rameshwaram Temple where the distance is in four digit, however the distance figure still contains three repetitive digits at the end (1999 kms).

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Ujjain – Somnath Temple (777 km)
Ujjain – Onkareshwar Temple (111 km)
Ujjain – Bhimashankar Temple (666 km)
Ujjain – Kashi Vishwanath Temple (999 km)
Ujjain – Mallikarjun Temple (999 km)
Ujjain – Kedarnath Temple (888 km)
Ujjain – Triambakeshwar Temple (555 km)
Ujjain – Baijnath Temple (999 km)
Ujjain – Rameshwaram Temple (1999 km)
Ujjain – Ghrishneshwar Temple (555 km)

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Family Tree of Lord Rama

Do you know ancestors of Lord Rama? Know more about family tree of Lord Rama!

We know that in Hindu mythology, there are two historical epics – ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Ramayana’. It is believed that ‘Mahabharata’ took place around 2000 BCE whereas Ramayana happened somewhere between 7000 and 5000 BCE. Thus, Ramayana is older than Mahabharata and hence, there were successors of Lord Rama during Mahabharata era.
 
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Lord Bramha created 10 ‘Prajapatis’. Prajapatis means a divine and immortal Vedic God of Hinduism. These Prajapatis reflect the concept of Hindu mythology. Some of these Prajapatis are Bramha, Vishnu, Shiva, Narada Muni, Indra, Marichi etc. It is believed that Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Thus, Lord Bramha is the father of such great Hindu Gods and hence he is the creator of this world.
Lord Rama’s family tree:
 
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01 Marichi, son of Lord Bramha 
02 Kashyap
03 Vivaswan
04 Vaivasvat Manu
05 Ikshvaku
06 Kukshi
07 Vikakshi
08 Baan
09 Anaranya
10 Pruthu
11 Trishanku
12 Dhundhumar
13 Yuvanashwa
14 Mandhata
15 Susandhi
16 Dhruvsandhi
17 Bharat
18 Asit
19 Sagar
20 Asamanja
21 Anshuman
22 Dilip
23 Bhagirath
24 Kakutastha
25 Raghu
26 Pravrudha
27 Shankhan
28 Sudarshan
29 Agnivarna
30 Shighrag
31 Maru
32 Prashrushuk
33 Ambarish
34 Nahush
35 Yayati
36 Nabhag
37 Aja
38 Dashratha
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FACTS ABOUT HINDU RITUALS

Things you were doing wrong while following Hindu rituals!

Rituals are important part of any religion. Read some interesting facts about Hindu Rituals!

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10 UNKNOWN FACTS OF HINDU RITUALS

While placing in front of God, Why one shouldn’t keep the flame of Diya (lamp) towards Southern direction?
It is believed to be the death direction of Yama (God of Death). Yama is never worshipped in Hinduism.
 
Why is it necessary to remove cap from our head before praying to God?
When we pray, a divine energy from Bramharandhra (crevice in the crown of the head) is attracted to our body and to gain that energy we remove our cap.
 
Why shouldn’t one remove or collect litter with the help of broom in the evening?
It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of Wealth, Fortune and Prosperity) enter our house in the evening. Thus, cleaning with broom at evening is like insulting Goddess Lakshmi.
 
In same house why one should not keep and worship multiple idols of same god? (for example 2 Ganpati, 2 Shivlinga or 3 Goddesses etc.)
In Hinduism, people worship their parents as God. As there cannot be two parents, how can we worship multiple idols of same god!
 
Gayatri Mantra must be chanted by sitting on a mat? Why it should not be chanted while walking on a road or while doing other work?
Gayatri Mantra has an eternal importance. It is only fruitful when chanted with concentration and with full devotion and dedication. It is impossible to focus on chanting while driving a car or walking on a road or while doing other work.
Why one should not mix ghee and oil together in a diya (lamp) and offer it to God?
Ghee is Sattvic and pure in Nature, whereas Oil is Rajasicand impure in nature. If combined they will form Tamasic element and this could lead to unfortunate or ill-omened consequences.
Why should not we keep idols of God or their images facing to the South or facing each other?
It is believed that the waves of glory or reverence coming out of idols or images are propagated outwards and this could lead to enemy Dosha (fault, defect or enemy trouble).
 
Why should not one touch his or her forehead to the flower which was offered to Lord Vishnu?
Flower is counted as one of the sacred offerings to God. Once it is offered to God Vishnu, it attains immense power and Chaitanya (spiritual consciousness) coming out of the Lord Vishnu’s forehead. This power is unbearable and hence one should not touch that flower or put it on our forehead.
 
Why one must not share his or her prayer beads and meditationmat with others?
As we offer prayer or chant or meditate, prayer beads and meditation mats also get involved in our connection with the God. If we share them with others, others will gain from our prayers and we will miss the benefits of blessings.
 
Why we should never step over a person who is sleeping?

It is believed that sleeping body symbolizes or epitomizes Lord Shiva. One must not cross or step over the body as it is considered as the insult of Lord Shiva. 

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Quick Ganesha Facts

Some quick facts about Ganesha!

Here are the unknown secrets about Lord Ganesha that you are not aware of! Read those secrets below.

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10 Unknown Facts about Ganesha

1.     Lord Ganesha is the actual writer of the great Mahabharata. It is believed that Sage Ved Vyasa who was the narrator, preferred Ganesha to be his transcriber as nobody in the cosmos had bravery to compose such gigantic task.
2.   Parvati’s friends Jaya and Vijaya asked Parvati to create Lord Ganesha. They had suggested this to Parvati because Nandi and others followed orders of Lord Shiva only, hence there must be someone who needed to follow Parvati too. Hence Parvati created Ganesha with her own hands.
3.   As per the Shivpuran, the body colour of Lord Ganesha is green and red.
4.   Lord Ganesha has a snake tied around his belly for a purpose. His stomach represents an entire universe whereas the snake represents the cosmic energy of the universe that holds the entire universe perfectly.
5.   According to Shivpuran, Lord Shiva had once attacked Surya Dev. Surya Dev’s father got angry and cursed him that the way he had harmed his son’s body, one day his son’s body would cut away as well.
6.   Once Tulsidevi was passing by the banks of river Ganges. Seeing Lord Ganesha there, she got attracted towards him. She proposed him to marry her. But he refused her proposal. Tulsidevi angrily cursed that Lord Ganesha would marry soon. Lord Ganesha, in exchange, cursed her to be a plant forever.
7.   According to Shivpuran, Lord Ganesha’s marriage was arranged with Riddhi and Siddhi. He had two sons by the name – Shetra and Laabh.
8.   According to Ganesh Puran, there are 8 Gana in Chand Puran namely – Magan, Nagan, yagan, jagan, bhagan, ragan, sagan and tagan. Alphabets are also known as Gana
9.   Lord Ganesha’s popularity is not only limited in Hinduism alone, but he is worshipped in Buddhism as a Buddhist god Vinayaka.
10. There is an ancient statue of Lord Ganesha in China portrayed as Elephant God dating back to AD 531. Lord Ganesha has unique regional elements and physical as well as spiritual characteristics in the countries like China, Japan and Tibet.
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Quick Mahabharata Facts!

Some quick facts about Mahabharata!

Here are the unknown secrets about an epic ‘Mahabharata’ that you are not aware of! Read some of those secrets below.

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10 Unknown facts about Mahabharata 

1)      Ved Vyas was the father of Dhritrashtra (from Ambika), Pandu (both from Ambalika), Vidura (from Parisrama) and Shuka (from Pinjalaa). Vyasa is considered the author of Mahabharata.

2)      As Yuyutsu had fought the war from Pandavas side, out of 100 brothers of Kaurava, only Yuyutsu survived the Mahabharata war.

3)      Bhima was the father of Sarvaga (from Balandhara) who was much elder than Parikshit but was not given the throne. Instead, he became the ruler of his motherland, Kashi.
4)      Jayadrath was married to Dushala and was only brother-in-law to Kauravas and Pandavas. He was responsible for the death of Arjuna’a son Abhimanyu in the Chakravyuha.
5)      Arjun had a son called Iranvan (from Uloopi) who sacrificed himself to the goddess Kali to ensure favor and the victory of the Pandavas in the war. Before the sacrifice, he expressed a wish to marry a girl before dying. Krishna took female form of Mohini to fulfill his wish and married him. 
6)      Pandu was not father of any of his sons as all sky gods were called by Kunti to plant their seed in the wombs of Pandu’s two wives; Kunti and Madri. Out of five Pandavas, three were the sons of Kunti – Yudhisthira from Dharma, Bhima from Vayu and Arjuna from Indra. Madri and twin god Ashwin were parents of two twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva .
7)      Mahabharata was an epic battle where huge weapons were used for mass destruction. Scientists describe it as the first nuclear war ever fought. Traces of radiation are found in the places where the war was fought.
8)      Lord Parshuram was Karna’s teacher.
9)      After Krishna left the earth, Pandavas also lost their interest in life and they started their journey to heaven with a dog. Only Yudhisthir and the dog made it to heaven as all Pandavas lost their lives during this journey. The dog who was accompanying Yudhisthir was Yamaraj.
10)   Drona who was sage Bharadwaj’s son, was born in a vessel.

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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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 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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