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Importance and benefits of Meditation for Spiritual Growth

benefits of Meditation

Many of us do not fully use the power of mediation to the level that we ought to, so that we enjoy all its benefits especially those that help us grow spiritually to become better beings. In case you aren’t sure of what it means to meditate, know that it’s a process of withdrawing from the external and directing your ...

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How to Keep fast on Saturday – Shanivar Vrat Vidhi

Saturday fast rules

Saturday is dedicated to the planet Saturn. In Sanskrit, Saturn is known as Shani. In Hindu mythology, Saturn is the son of the Sun and Chayya. Saturn is much feared.  It is believed that Saturn’s influence is malefic and can bring misery, failure, and obstacles in a person’s life. Black and blue are the colors and the blue sapphire is ...

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What is the Law of Karma in Hinduism and Buddhism

law of karma

The word “Karma” is so popular these days in the west that during my recent visit to Europe I saw a graffiti on the wall which read “KARMA IS REAL – BE GOOD RECEIVE GOOD”. The philosophical influence of Hinduism and Buddhism has created awareness of how our actions good and bad influence our future. There is an English quote ...

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Five days of Diwali –  the Hindu Festival of Lights

five days of diwali

The Hindu month of Kartik is the highly auspicious month as per Hindu calendar.  There are many Hindu festivals during this month starting with Karwa chauth, Ahoi Ashtami, Dhanteras, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj and many more. Out of the many auspicious days the most important are the five days of Diwali. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated throughout ...

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Do’s and Don’ts for Diwali Lakshmi Puja

Do and dont for Diwali

Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated in fervor not only in India, but also in Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Mauritius and several other countries. It is the festival of Joy, happiness and spending time with family members. It can signify different thing to different people, but the essence is the same of victory of ...

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What is done on dhanteras – Dhantrayodashi

dhanteras date

This festival of Dhanteras falls in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight or Krishan paksh. This auspicious day is celebrated two days before the festival of lights, Diwali. This day is regarded as the birth Anniversary of the God Dhanvantari, the physician of the God who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who ...

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