Lord Ganesha is revered as the Lord of beginnings as he is the remover of obstacles. He is the patron of learning, intellect, wisdom and also known as Ganapti or Vighneshwara. Ganesha the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati mounts on a mouse and is having an elephant head.
Transition of Rashi’s takes place on the auspicious day of Vrishabha Sankranti also known as Vrushabha Sankaram. Sun transits into Vreshabha rashi from Mesh rashi and mark the beginning of Vrishabha season. In Orissa this day is celebrated as Brusha Sankranti.
Vaishno Devi is another name of Mata Vaishnavi who is the manifestation of collective spiritual powers of Maha Laxmi Maa, Saraswati Mata and Maha Kaali Maa. She was born with exceptional beauty and strength. She was created by Devatas and the three Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. One purpose of her birth on earth was to kill demon Mahishasura and another was to prevail peace and happiness on earth.
Birth of Lord Krishna was one of the mystical events in history of Hindus. Unable to bear the burden of evil and sinner kings and rulers, mother earth reached Lord Brahma for help. Lord Brahma prayed Lord Vishnu to look at the misery and help the people on earth. Lord Vishnu promised him that soon he would be taking birth on earth and put an end to the tyranny.
Communication is the only medium through which we understand each other, even plants and animals do communicate in their own ways. Communication was there from the time of Gods and the one who was blessed with excellent communication skills was Narad Muni. To celebrate the birth anniversary of great and talented saint Narad, Narad Jayanti is solemnized. He was among the seven great rishi munis of ancient times. This auspicious day falls after the day of Poornima (full moon) in the Hindu month of Vaishakh. This year Narad Jayanti will be celebrated on 5th of May, 2015.
Why do we fold hands while praying? Yes it is an important question that emerges in everyone’s mind or if not then it’s time to think about it. We all fold hands and close our eyes in front of God while praying and there are valid scientific reasons behind it.
Om the most sacred word of all was first appeared in Upnishads. Om is a Sanskrit word and in Sanskrit Om is pronounces as ‘AUM’; consisting of three sounds – a (a-kāra), u (u- kāra), m (m- kāra). A-kāra describes the shapes of physical objects like mountains, trees and planets etc. U- kāra describes the shapeless and formless liquids or gasses like air, water etc. M- kāra describes the existence of energy which is not having any shape nor it is shapeless like energy of whole universe. Thus Om itself is the whole universe. It is described in Katha Upnishad as-