The Vēdic rituals performed by the parents and the teacher on the son or daughter from the time of conception till marriage so that they may perform balanced [Sāttvik (Sattva predominant)] actions are referred to as the sanskārs (rites). There are sixteen important sanskars.
‘A process of increasing the potential. The origin of the word sanskar is sam (सम् ) + kru (कृ) + ghyan (घञ्) = sanskar (संस्कार). Thus the word sanskar is formed by prefixing the preposition sam denoting balance, to the verb kru and suffixing ghyan to it. Continue reading
Spirituality teaches that each one of us has to repay four debts namely, unto God, Sages, ancestors and society. Teaching society to undertake spiritual practice is one way of repaying the debt unto society. Continue reading
Datta Jayantī is a celebration of the birth of Deity Datta. Deity Datta was born in the evening of the full moon day (Pournimā) of the Hindu lunar month of Mārgashīrsha. Continue reading
Purification of vāstu means destroying the distressing vibrations and creating positive vibrations in a vastu. Vāstudosh (Defects in vastu) is caused by many factors, such as improper arrangement of the vastu, incessant attacks of Raja-Tama particles, Continue reading
Some of the examples of sāttvik food are milk, ghee, rice, various kinds of fruits, vegetables etc. The ghee made from cow milk added to the food served, purifies it and imparts greasiness to the body. Continue reading
Restlessness (no peace of mind): ‘अशांतस्य कुत: सुखम् ।’ means how will a restless soul find happiness?
Unrighteousness induces unhappiness. अधर्म एव मूलं सर्व रोगाणाम् ।, means rte origin of an ailment, that is unhappiness lies in behaving unrighteously. Continue reading
1. The prayer to be done for the sake of society (samashti)
Making an earnest samashti prayer:
‘Please let all of us receive God’s Grace and blessings for protection and establishment of Dharma’ will help us obtain both manifest (saguṇ) and un-manifest (nirgun) Divine Consciousness (Chaitanya) of God at the level of place and time (sthal and kaal) respectively. Continue reading
‘One comes across varied information regarding Hanuman’s form. His complexion is mostly red and rarely black. A red Hanuman is one smeared with a saffron coloured powder called sindur. Continue reading