Bhagwan Ram Kills demon king Ravan

Dussehra – The tale of DASHA HARA

Happy Dussehra
DASHA HARA is a Sanskrit word that means removal of ten bad qualities within you.

Bhagwan Ram defeats Ravan

On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, hear the tale of DASHA HARA – the removal of ten wicked qualities that reside within us. These vices are Kama vasana (Lust), Krodha (Anger), Moha (Attachment), Lobha (Greed), Mada (Over-Pride), Matsara (Jealousy), Swartha (Selfishness), Anyaaya (Injustice), Amanavta (Cruelty), and Ahankara (Ego).

As we conclude the nine sacred nights of Navratri, we witness the triumph of good over evil in the celebration of Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It symbolizes victory (Vijaya) over these ten wicked qualities. Like the sun that rises every day, reminding us that light will always conquer darkness, let us embrace this natural order and rejoice in the triumph of good over evil.

This moment is one of jubilation, where we honor the power of good, and the world witnesses its victory over the forces of darkness. May this joyous occasion bring success to your life, and may you overcome all evils with the grace of the divine. As we celebrate this occasion, let us wish our loved ones good health, happiness, and prosperity. Let us chant the mantras of

Jai Sri Ram
Bolo Siya pati ram Chandra bhagwan ki jai

Dharm ki vijay ho 🙏🏻
Adharm ka nash ho 🥊
Praniyo mai sadbhavna ho😇
Vishwa ka Kalyan ho🕉
Bolo shankar bhagwan ki Jai ❤️


Bhagwan Ram is known as Maryada Purushottam, but why ?

Bhagwan Ram is known as Maryada Purushottam and is an incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu. We all have grown up listening to the stories from the Ramayana, which are a source of inspiration for all. Bhagwan Ram is an embodiment of perfection for his devotees. Well, ever wondered why he is known as Maryada Purushottam? Today, we have brought to you the information about why Bhagwan Ram is known as Maryada Purushottam. Let us begin.

Bhagwan Ram is known as Maryada Purushottam

The Meaning Of The Phrase Maryada Purushottam

Maryada Purushottam is a Sanskrit phrase in which “Maryada” translates to “honour and righteousness”, and “Purushottam” translates to “the supreme man”. The phrase when combined refers to “the man who is supreme in honour”. It also means the best man who practised righteousness until he perfected it.

Why Is He Known As Maryada Purushottam?

Bhagwan Ram is the favourite of his devotees until today. They see him as an ideal man, whose ideals are worth following. Not just this, Lord Rama was the favourite of all those in his family as well as the people of his kingdom. The main reason behind this being, he performed every duty of his life to perfection. In every role that he had to play, he emerged as an ideal.

Bhagwan Ram As A Son

Bhagwan Ram is the son of Dasharatha and is the prince of Ayodhya. In this world, where the focus of all the disputes amongst kins is the ancestral property, in most of the cases, Bhagwan Ram decided to leave the throne of Ayodhya to his brother Bharath, when Kaikeyi, the second wife of Dasharatha and mother of Bharatha, asked Dasharatha to send Rama into exile.

Dasharatha, though unwilling to do so, could not deny Kaikeyi’s request. According to a promise made long back, he was bound to accept three wishes of his wife. Bhagwan Ram, realising that the promise could not be taken back, diligently followed the orders of his father and prepared for fourteen years in the forest. He would never choose to disobey his parents in any situation.

Lord Rama As A Brother

Bhagwan Ram had three brothers, Bharatha, Shatrughna and Lakshman. All three of them respected him highly. They too saw him as the embodiment of perfection, as the Ramayana reveals. Though it was Bharatha to whom the throne was handed, Bhagwan Ram always kept caring for him the same way. At times, Bharatha would come to see him in the ashrams, where Bhagwan Ram used to guide him as an elder brother.

Lord Rama As A Husband

Bhagwan Ram used to remain busy attending the meetings with the sages and his own devotees. He killed a number of demons who give hurdles in the the holy yajnas that were often performed by the sages in the forest. Despite this, Bhagwan Ram took a good care of Goddess Sita. He was so protective of her that he told her not to come out of the house in his absence. To fulfil her wish of getting the golden deer, he went out and that’s when Ravana, the demon king, came and abducted Sita when she crossed the line marked by Lakshman.

Lord Rama As A King

More than everything else, he was an ideal king. It is said that in his kingdom, there was not even a single incident of theft, robbery, starvation, etc. when he had become the king of Ayodhya after completing his period of exile. Moreover, his decision-making abilities were wonderful. When some men from his kingdom started questioning the chastity of Sita and asked that she be sent into exile again, it was hard for him to do so, especially because he could not be there with her.

Real Reason Behind Ravana’s Destruction

However, as an ideal king, he knew that the interest of his men should be the main priority of a king, much higher than the interest of his blood relations or his wife. He believed that his first responsibility was that of the kingdom. Therefore, he accepted the demands of the subjects in the kingdom.

Ganesh Chaturthi – Happy Bday lord Ganesha

As today is the birthDay of bhagwan Ganesh: we must read his birth story, symbolism meaning and practice.

The birth of Ganesh
One day Goddess Parvati was at home on Mt.Kailash preparing for a bath. As she didn’t want to be disturbed, she told Nandi, her husband Shiv’s Bull, to guard the door and let no one pass. Nandi faithfully took his post, intending to carry out Parvati’s wishes. But, when Shiv came home and naturally wanted to come inside, Nandi had to let him pass, being loyal first to Shiv. Parvati was angry at this slight, but even more than this, at the fact that she had no one as loyal to Herself as Nandi was to Shiv. So, taking the turmeric paste (for bathing) from her body and breathing life into it, she created Ganesh, declaring him to be her own loyal son.

The next time Parvati wished to bathe, she posted Ganesh on guard duty at the door. In due course, Shiv came home, only to find this strange boy telling him he couldn’t enter his own house! Furious, Shiv ordered his army to destroy the boy, but they all failed! Such power did Ganesh possess, being the son of Devi Herself!

This surprised Shiv. Seeing that this was no ordinary boy, the usually peaceful Shiv decided he would have to fight him, and in his divine fury severed Ganesha’s head, killing him instantly. When Parvati learned of this, she was so enraged and insulted that she decided to destroy the entire Creation! Lord Brahma, being the Creator, naturally had his issues with this, and pleaded that she reconsider her drastic plan. She said she would, but only if two conditions were met: one, that Ganesh be brought back to life, and two, that he be forever worshipped before all the other gods.

Shiv, having cooled down by this time, and realizing his mistake, agreed to Parvati’s conditions. He sent Brahma out with orders to bring back the head of the first creature he crosses that is laying with its head facing North. Brahma soon returned with the head of a strong and powerful elephant, which Shiv placed onto Ganesh’s body. Breathing new life into him, he declared Ganesha to be his own son as well, and gave him the status of being foremost among the gods, and leader of all the ganas (classes of beings), Ganapati.

Meaning of the story of Ganesh

At first glance, this story just seems like a nice tale that we might tell our children, or a myth without any real substance. But, it’s true mystical meaning is veiled. It is explained thus:

Parvati is a form of Devi, the Parashakti (Supreme Energy). In the human body She resides in the Muladhara chakra as the Kundalini shakti. It is said that when we purify ourselves, ridding ourselves of the impurities that bind us, then the Lord automatically comes. This is why Shiv, the Supreme Lord, came unannounced as Parvati was bathing.

Nandi, Shiv’s bull, who Parvati first sent to guard the door represents the divine temperment. Nandi is so devoted to Shiv that his every thought is directed to Him, and he is able to easily recognize the Lord when He arrives. This shows that the attitude of the spiritual aspirant is what gains access to Devi’s (the kundalini shakti’s) abode. One must first develop this attitude of the devotee before hoping to become qualified for the highest treasure of spiritual attainment, which Devi alone grants.
After Nandi permitted Shiv to enter, Parvati took the turmeric paste from Her own body, and with it created Ganesh.. Yellow is the color associated with the Muladhara chakra, where the kundalini resides, and Ganesh is the deity who guards this chakra. Devi needed to create Ganesh, who represents the earthbound awareness, as a shield to protect the divine secret from unripe minds. It is when this awareness begins to turn away from things of the world, and toward the Divine, as Nandi had, that the great secret is revealed.

Shiv is the Lord and Supreme Teacher. Ganesh here represents the ego-bound Jiva. When the Lord comes, the Jiva, surrounded as it is with the murky cloud of ego, usually doesn’t recognize Him, and maybe even ends up arguing or fighting with Him! Therefore, it is the duty of the Lord, in the form of the Guru, to cut off the head of our ego! So powerful is this ego however, that at first the Guru’s instructions may not work, as Shiv’s armies failed to subdue Ganesh. It often requires a tougher approach, but, eventually the compassionate Guru, in His wisdom finds a way.

Devi threatened to destroy the whole Creation after learning of Ganesh’s demise. This indicates that when the ego thus dies, the liberated Jiva loses interest in its temporary physical vehicle, the body, and begins to merge into the Supreme. The physical world is here represented by Devi. This impermanent and changeable creation is a form of Devi, to which this body belongs; the unchanging Absolute is Shiv, to which belongs the Soul. When the ego dies, the external world, which depends on the ego for its existence, disappears along with it. It is said that if we want to know the secrets of this world, which is a manifestation of Devi, then we must first receive the blessings of Ganesh.

Shiv restoring life to Ganesh, and replacing his head with an elephant’s, means that before we can leave the body, the Lord first replaces our small ego with a “big”, or universal ego. This doesn’t mean that we become more egoistic. On the contrary, we no longer identify with the limited individual self, but rather with the large universal Self. In this way, our life is renewed, becoming one that can truly benefit Creation. It is however only a functional ego, like the one Krishn and Buddha kept. It is like a thin string tying the liberated Consciousness to our world, solely for our benefit.

Ganesh is given dominion over the Ganas, which is a general term denoting all classes of beings, ranging from insects, animals and humans to the subtle and celestial beings. These various beings all contribute to the government of the Creation; everything from natural forces like storms and earthquakes, to the elemental qualities like fire and water, to functioning of the body’s organs and processes. If we don’t honor the Ganas, then our every action is a form of thievery, as it is unsanctioned. Therefore, instead of propitiating each Gana in order to receive their blessings, we bow to their Lord, Sri Ganesh. By receiving His grace, we receive the grace of all. He removes any potential obstacles and enables our endeavors to succeed.

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Diwali – The Festival Of Lights ” Shubh Deepavali “

First Of all if youre Reading this On Diwali or Deepavali, we would like to wish a very Happy Diwali to you and your family from me and my entire family, may all your dreams come true and may your life light up beautifully like this beautiful Festival of Lights. 
मेरे और मेरे परिवार की तरफ़ से आप सभी को दीपावाली की हार्दिक शुभ कामनाय। हम ऐसी आशा करते हैं कि आपके सभी सपने साकार होंगे अवम आपका जीवन ख़ुशियों से भर जाएगा ॥
ॐ नमः शिवाय

Deepavali means, a row of lights. Its origins are a mystery, steeped in the ancient history and legends of ancient India.

It was said to be originally a harvest festival. It was meant either to celebrate the harvest or to commemorate the ancestors who departed to the ancestral world. Vedic people believed that upon death souls who were not destined for liberation ascended to the ancestral world which was located in the moon by the path of ancestors, pitrmarg. Since the path was not as bright as the sunlit path of the immortals, people might have held lights, lamps and torches towards the sky on that day in the hope that it would help them ascend to the ancestral world.

References to the festival are found in the Padma and Skanda Puranas. According to Puranas, lamps that were lit on that day symbolized aspects of the Sun.

Diwali is associated with several ancient legends, such as the ascent of Nachiketa to the heaven, the victory of Rama over Ravana and his return to Ayodhaya to ascend the throne, the return of the Pandavas from exile, and the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura. In Kerala people believe that on this occasion the demon king Bali who was granted salvation by Shri Vishnu, visits the earth to see people celebrating the festival. Currently Maa MahaLakshmi who symbolizes all the positive forces of life and the divine aspect of wealth and abundance is revered as its principal deity and main object or veneration.

In a world ridden with the forces of ignorance, sorrow and conflict, we can feel its strong connection with the highest of our aspirations and deepest yearnings. In many ways, it is a ritual set in motion characterizing our natural inclination for things that are bright and beautiful, as expressed beautifully in the Vedic hymn, “tamasoma jyotirgamaya” From darkness unto Light.

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Holi – The Holy Hindu Festival of Colours

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Mata Parvati playing Holi with Bhagwan Shiv

The Hindu festival of Holi, also called the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”, takes place in India and Nepal during spring. The festival symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, the start of spring, the end of winter, and a day of celebration to connect with others, have fun, forgive and forget, mend broken relationships, and express gratitude for a bountiful harvest. It takes place over a span of two days, beginning on the Purnima (Full Moon day) during the month of Falgun in the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar, which typically falls between late February and mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. The initial day is called Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi, and the second is known as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi, or Dhulivandan.

Relation of Holi to Bhagwan Shiv ji

Holi’s significance in Hindu traditions, including Shaivism and Shaktism, is closely tied to Bhagwan Shiv ji. The story goes that goddess Parvati, desiring to reunite with Shiva, called upon the assistance of the Hindu god of love, Kama, on Vasant Panchami. As the love god shoots arrows at Shiva, the yogi’s third eye opens and engulfs Kama in a blazing inferno. The news of this deeply upsets both Kama’s wife Rati (Kamadevi) and his own wife Parvati. After performing her own meditative asceticism for forty days, Rati captures the attention of Shiva, who, out of compassion, forgives her and restores the god of love. On the 40th day following the Vasant Panchami festival, Holi commemorates the return of the god of love. The Kama legend, with its many variant forms, holds great significance to Holi, especially in South India.

Relation of Holi to Bhagwan Vishnu

In honor of Hindu god Vishnu and his follower Prahlada, Holi is celebrated as a festival of colors, and there exists a symbolic legend to elucidate this tradition. King Hiranyakashipu, according to a legend found in chapter 7 of Bhagavata Purana, was the king of demonic Asuras, and had earned a boon that gave him five special powers: he could be killed by neither a human being nor an animal, neither indoors nor outdoors, neither at day nor at night, neither by astra (projectile weapons) nor by any shastra (handheld weapons), and neither on land nor in water or air. Hiranyakashipu grew arrogant, thought he was God, and demanded that everyone worship only him.

However, Hiranyakashipu’s son, Prahlada, remained devoted to Vishnu, which angered his father. Despite cruel punishments, Prahlada’s resolve remained unshaken. Eventually, Holika tricked Prahlada into sitting on a pyre with her, wearing a cloak that protected her from fire while Prahlada was unprotected.. As the flames engulfed them, a divine gust of air flew and as a result, the cloak flew from Holika to Prahlada, who survived while Holika perished in the fire. The Holika bonfire and Holi signifies the celebration of the symbolic victory of good over evil, of Prahlada over Hiranyakashipu, and of the fire that burned Holika.

Bhagwan Vishnu then manifested as Bhagwan Narasimha, a half-human, half-lion avatar, appearing at dusk, neither day nor night, and took Hiranyakashipu onto a doorstep, neither indoors nor outdoors, where he slew the king with his lion claws, neither handheld nor projectile weapons, neither on land, water, nor air, thus restoring Dharma.

Bhagwan Shri Krishan ji
Bhagwan Shri Krishan ji

Relation of Holi to Bhagwan Krishan

In the Braj region of India, where the Hindu deity Bhagwan Krishan grew up, people celebrate the festival until Rangpanchmi in commemoration of Radha’s divine love for Bhagwan Krishan. The festivities officially mark the onset of spring, with Holi celebrated as a festival of love. There’s a symbolic myth behind honoring Bhagwan Krishan as well. As a baby, Bhagwan Krishan acquired his characteristic dark blue skin color when the she-demon Putana poisoned him with her breast milk. In his youth, Bhagwan Krishan fretted over whether fair-skinned Radha and other girls would accept him because of his skin color. His mother, tired of his despair, instructed him to approach Radha and color her face in any hue he desired. He did so, and Radha and Bhagwan Krishan became a couple. Since then, the playful act of coloring Radha’s face has been commemorated as Holi.


Mahashivratri – The holy night of Shiv and Shakti

An Introduction to Mahashivratri: A Yogic Celebration Honoring Bhagwan Shiv

Mahashivratri stands as a pinnacle among the holiest days, revered globally for its significance in the yogic tradition. Mahashivratri translates as “the Great Night of Shiv,” and it holds exceptional reverence. This annual festival commemorates Bhagwan Shiv, the epitome of cosmic consciousness and the ultimate yogi. While Shivaratri occurs monthly in the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri is observed once a year during late winter, preceding the arrival of spring.

In ancient Indian culture, people celebrated 365 festivals annually. These festivities were not merely occasions for merriment; they served as opportunities to immerse oneself in various spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, chanting mantras, kirtan, and the pursuit of truth. Whether driven internally or externally, participation in these rituals was valued for its contribution to meaningful karma.

Unifying Yogic Discourse

Despite the diverse purposes of these festivals, they shared a common thread: the discourse conducted during these events often centered around yogic principles, serving as a medium for spiritual exploration and enlightenment.

The Significance of Mahashivratri

Among these festivals, Mahashivratri stands out as a cosmic event of unparalleled importance. It transcends the realm of ordinary celebrations to offer a unique opportunity for individuals to unite with Shiva, the divine entity. As the night unfolds, it reveals profound yogic experiences, fostering a transformative shift toward spiritual enlightenment within each participant.

Stories and legends

Numerous stories and legends surround Mahashivratri, illustrating its profound significance. Whether recounting the divine marriage of Bhagwan Shiva with Mata Shakti, his resurrection of Chandra Dev, the purification of Earth by Mata Ganga, or the dissemination of yoga knowledge, these narratives underscore the sacredness of the occasion. Some even suggest that by observing Mahashivratri, one may accrue the merits of a million years of meditation and potentially attain a state akin to Shiva himself.

Significance of Mahashivratri

Rooted in Hinduism, Mahashivratri signifies a solemn remembrance of transcending darkness and ignorance prevalent in life and the universe. Devotees engage in various practices, including prayers, fasting (Vrat), yoga, and meditation. They focus on virtues like self-restraint, honesty (Satya), nonviolence (Ahimsa), and forgiveness. Throughout the night, ardent worshippers remain awake and chant mantras and do meditation. Yet there are others who embark on pilgrimages to Shiva temples or sacred Jyotirlingams, fostering a deep spiritual connection.

Shiv Shakti Unon in Mahashivratri

Bhagvan Shiv: The Divine Yogi

Bhagvan Shiv revered as the first yogi (ādiyogi) and guru (ādiguru), imparted timeless wisdom to the saptrishis (seven sages) on the banks of Lake Mansarovar in the Himalayas. This profound knowledge of yoga transcended borders, spreading across continents over millennia. Bhagvan Krishan’s rendition of this knowledge through the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita further solidified his status as Yogeshwar, the god of yoga.

Rituals and Practices

The observance of Mahashivratri involves fasting, with devotees abstaining from solid foods, and consuming only water. The night is spent in reverent prayer, often chanting “OM NAMAH SHIVAY” as a devotional practice. The following morning, the fast is broken with fruits, milk, or water, symbolizing surrender to Mahadev and the eternal cycle of creation and dissolution.

The Supreme Shiv Consciousness
The Supreme Shiv Consciousness

Universal Reverence for Shiv

The reverence for Shiv transcends time and geographical boundaries. Shiv temples and jyotirlingas stand as symbols of divine light and universal presence across the world. From ancient India to distant lands like Egypt and Mesopotamia, Shiv’s worship resonates across cultures. This is reflective of the universality of his divine essence.

The Supreme Shiv Consciousness - union of shiva shakti on Mahashivratri sivaom
The Supreme Shiv Consciousness – union of shiva shakti on Mahashivratri sivaom

Seeking Spiritual Enlightenment

On Mahashivratri, devotees bask in Shiv’s infinite brilliance. Yogis do fasting and worship throughout the day and night, seeking liberation from past karma and enlightenment. The sacred chants of “ॐ नमः शिवाय” (Om Namah Shivay) and “हर हर महादेव” (Har Har Mahadev) are the main mantras. They can be heard from a distance as the echos of devotion to the supreme lord of yoga, Bhagwan Shiv.

Mahashivaratri transcends mere ritualistic observance, inviting seekers on a transformative journey. It is a night dedicated to spiritual awakening, self-realization, and divine communion with Bhagwan Shiv.