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Happy Bhai Dooj

Legend of Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is an auspicious occasion which is celebrated with great fervour and happiness all over the country. Brothers and sisters eagerly wait for this festival which strengthens the bond of love and care between them by recalling all the sweet memories of childhood and spending some time with each other. And like every festival, this one has a beginning too, one which is truly engulfed in mythologies, more than one, with each narrating a different story as how this festival came to be celebrated.

The Legend Of Yamraja and Yamuna
This is the most famous legend which is linked with the celebration of Bhai Dooj. According to it, once, Yamraja went to meet his sister Yamuna after a long time. When he reached there, she was very happy to see him and put tika on his forehead, performing aarti, and offered him sweets to eat and gave him a small gift as a token of love. She treated him with appetizing meal. Yamraja was so pleased to see the love and care of his sister that he declared that any brother, who receives tilak from his sister on this day, will never be sent to the hell and will live a long life. Since then the custom of celebrating Bhai Dooj started and this is why it is also known as Yama Dwitiya.

The Legend Of Lord Krishna And Subhadra
Another legend is linked with Lord Krishna when he went to meet his sister Subhadra after killing the demon Narakasura. Subhadra was very happy to see her brother and she gave a warm welcome to him with flowers and by performing aarti and putting tika on his forehead as a mark of protection and by offering him sweets to eat. This legend then gave birth to the festival of Bhai Dooj, stating that sisters, no matter what, will pray for the well being and long life of their brothers.

The Legend Of Lord Mahavira
This legend is related to Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. When he attained nirvana, his brother King Nandivardhan started missing him and became very much upset. At that time he was consoled by his sister Sudarshana, who took proper care of her brother. Since that time, brothers started giving love and respect to their sisters. On the auspicious day of Bhai Dooj, sisters are given beautiful gifts and honour as a token of love.

Bhai Dooj Ceremony

On the day of the festival, sisters invite their brothers for a sumptuous meal often including their favourite dishes. The whole ceremony signifies the duty of a brother to protect his sister, as well as a sister’s blessings for her brother.

Carrying forward the ceremony in traditional style, sisters perform aarti for their brother and apply a red tika on the brother’s forehead. Thistika ceremony on the occasion of Bhai Bij signifies the sister’s sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother. In return brothers bless their sisters and treat them also with gifts or cash.

As it is customary in Haryana, Maharashtra to celebrate the auspicious occasion of Bhau-beej, women who do not have a brother worship the moon-god instead. They apply mehendi on girls as their tradition.

The sister, whose brother lives far away from her and cannot come to her house, sends her sincerest prayers for the long and happy life of her brother through the moon-god. She performs aarti for the moon. This is the reason why children of Hindu parents affectionately call the moon Chandamama (Chanda means moon and mama means mother’s brother).

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8 Tips for good Health of your Child

These are simple, useful and effective tips for good health of your child:

  1. If a child is suffering from hiccups, make the child lick honey (2 drops). It will relieve the child from hiccups.
  2. If a child is suffering from Marasmus apply paste of Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) on the whole body of the child. After three hours give him a hot bath. Continue it for 11 days. It will help the child.
  3. If the child is not sleeping at night, put a small cloth packet of dry goat-dung below his head. Child will sleep well.
  4. If a small child suffers from Jaundice,
    • put a whole Radish along with leaves near child’s head. If the leaves turn yellow at night, replace the radish with a fresh one. Continue this process for four days.
    • Drop 400 grams Gram dal in flowing water.
  5. If your child does not drink milk, or vomits after drinking; fill a Earthen pot with milk on a Saturday or Sunday, take it seven times around the head of the child and make a black dog drink it. This will make the child drink milk properly.
  6. If a child is frightened while sleeping, take a piece of alum, pronounce “Shree Ram Bhakt Hanuman ki Jai” and put is below the head of the child. This prevent the startling of the child.
  7. If a child urinates in the bed, while sleeping, apply a paste of saffron around the navel.
  8. If a child suffers from the bad effects of an evil eye,
    • take a piece of alum, move it around the child from head to toe, seven times and burn it in the fire Or Take some salt, move it from head to toe of the child seven times, and flow it in running water.
    • Go to Lord Hanuman Temple on Tuesday and Saturday, pray to Lord Hanuman and take some Sindoor off the shoulder of right hand of the Lord Hanuman Idol and apply it on the child’s forehead. It will prevent the bad effect on an evil eye.
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Happy Navratra and a very happy New Year

आपको व् आपके परिवार को नवरात्र और हिन्दू नव वर्ष की बहुत बहुत शुभ कामनाएं।

हिन्दू नव वर्ष अर्थात अपना नव वर्ष अर्थात विक्रमी संवत 2072 अर्थात नवरात्रि का पहला नवरात्रा चैत्र शुक्ल प्रतिपदा शनिवार 21 मार्च 2015

भारतीय नववर्ष का ऐतिहासिक महत्व :

  1. यह दिन सृष्टि रचना का पहला दिन है। इस दिन से एक अरब 97 करोड़ 39 लाख 49 हजार 110 वर्ष पूर्व इसी दिन के सूर्योदय से ब्रह्माजी ने जगत की रचना प्रारंभ की।
  2. विक्रमी संवत का पहला दिन: उसी राजा के नाम पर संवत् प्रारंभ होता था जिसके राज्य में न कोई चोर हो, न अपराधी हो, और न ही कोई भिखारी हो। साथ ही राजा चक्रवर्ती सम्राट भी हो। सम्राट विक्रमादित्य ने 2068 वर्ष पहले इसी दिन राज्य स्थापित किया था।
  3. प्रभु श्री राम का राज्याभिषेक दिवस : प्रभु राम ने भी इसी दिन को लंका विजय के बाद अयोध्या में राज्याभिषेक के लिये चुना।
  4. नवरात्र स्थापना : शक्ति और भक्ति के नौ दिन अर्थात्, नवरात्र स्थापना का पहला दिन यही है। प्रभु राम के जन्मदिन रामनवमी से पूर्व नौ दिन उत्सव मनाने का प्रथम दिन।
  5. गुरू अंगददेव प्रगटोत्सव: सिख परंपरा के द्वितीय गुरू का जन्म दिवस।
  6. समाज को श्रेष्ठ (आर्य) मार्ग पर ले जाने हेतु स्वामी दयानंद सरस्वती ने इसी दिन को आर्य समाज स्थापना दिवस के रूप में चुना।
  7. संत झूलेलाल जन्म दिवस : सिंध प्रान्त के प्रसिद्ध समाज रक्षक वरूणावतार संत झूलेलाल इसी दिन प्रगट हुए।
  8. शालिवाहन संवत्सर का प्रारंभ दिवस : विक्रमादित्य की भांति शालिनवाहन ने हूणों को परास्त कर दक्षिण भारत में श्रेष्ठतम राज्य स्थापित करने हेतु यही दिन चुना।
  9. युगाब्द संवत्सर का प्रथम दिन : 5112 वर्ष पूर्व युधिष्ठिर का राज्यभिषेक भी इसी दिन हुआ।

भारतीय नववर्ष का प्राकृतिक महत्व :

  1. वसंत ऋतु का आरंभ वर्ष प्रतिपदा से ही होता है जो उल्लास, उमंग, खुशी तथा चारों तरफ पुष्पों की सुगंधि से भरी होती है।
  2. फसल पकने का प्रारंभ यानि किसान की मेहनत का फल मिलने का भी यही समय होता है।
  3. नक्षत्र शुभ स्थिति में होते हैं अर्थात् किसी भी कार्य को प्रारंभ करने के लिये यह शुभ मुहूर्त होता है।
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Significance of Temple Bell

Bells are integral part of Temples, Ringing the bell while entering the temple, leaving the temple and while chanting prayers is of utmost importance. Bells are not only used it temples but are a big part of our morning prayers and evening prayers. Firstly let us discuss the metallurgy of bells and what makes it sound so distinct. Bells are cast from an alloy of Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Chromium, Cadmium and Manganese. These metals need to mixed in a precise ration to manufacture a Temple Bell. Each of these Bells make a distinct sound which creates synchronise the Left and Right brain, making it free from thoughts. Temple bell produces a sharp but lasting sound which last at-least 7 seconds and this is long enough for it to touch the seven chakras or seven healing centers of the body.

Our mind free of thoughts enters a Trance state (a state of ecstasy or mystic absorption so intense as to cause a temporary loss of consciousness at the earthly level) where we become highly receptive and the activity of our subconscious mind is increased. This state is similar to the state of mind attained by years of deep meditation. This refreshes and re-energize our brain working like an anti dot.

This helps us to forget about our earthly troubles and fine tunes our body chakras helping us to live a longer and better life.

When you go out to buy a bell for your home its important to check if its workmanship is perfect and the bell has characteristics of a temple bell. To do so simply hold the bell near your ears and stuck it. If you feel thought less and detached from the physical world for the next few seconds then you have found what you need. If not then you need to check the next piece.

Nakshatra by Name

Starting Alphabet of Name Nakshatra
1 चु Chu चे Che चो Cho ला La Ashwini (अश्विनि)
2 ली Li लू Lu ले Le लो Lo Bharani (भरणी)
3 अ A ई I उ U ए E Kritika (कृत्तिका)
4 ओ O वा Va/Ba वी Vi/Bi वु Vu/Bu Rohini(रोहिणी)
5 वे Ve/Be वो Vo/Bo का Ka की Ke Mrigashīrsha(म्रृगशीर्षा)
6 कु Ku घ Gha ङ Ng/Na छ Chha Ārdrā (आर्द्रा)
7 के Ke को Ko हा Ha ही Hi Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु)
8 हु Hu हे He हो Ho ड Da Pushya (पुष्य)
9 डी Di डू Du डे De डो Do Āshleshā (आश्लेषा)
10 मा Ma मी Mi मू Mu मे Me Maghā (मघा)
11 नो Mo टा Ta टी Ti टू Tu Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī (पूर्व फाल्गुनी)
12 टे Te टो To पा Pa पी Pi Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī (उत्तर फाल्गुनी)
13 पू Pu ष Sha ण Na ठ Tha Hasta (हस्त)
14 पे Pe पो Po रा Ra री Ri Chitra (चित्रा)
15 रू Ru रे Re रो Ro ता Tha Svātī (स्वाति)
16 ती Ti तू Tu ते Te तो To Viśākhā (विशाखा)
17 ना Na नी Ni नू Nu ने Ne Anurādhā (अनुराधा)
18 नो No या Ya यी Yi यू Yu Jyeshtha (ज्येष्ठा)
19 ये Ye यो Yo भा Bha भी Bhi Mula (मूल)
20 भू Bhu धा Dha फा Bha/Pha ढा Dha Pūrva Ashādhā (पूर्वाषाढ़ा)
21 भे Bhe भो Bho जा Ja जी Ji Uttara Aṣāḍhā (उत्तराषाढ़ा)
22 खी Ju/Khi खू Je/Khu खे Jo/Khe खो Gha/Kho Śrāvaṇa (श्र‌ावण)
23 गा Ga गी Gi गु Gu गे Ge Śrāviṣṭha (श्रविष्ठा) or Dhanishta
24 गो Go सा Sa सी Si सू Su Shatabhisha (शतभिषा)or Śatataraka
25 से Se सो So दा Da दी Di Pūrva Bhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा)
26 दू Du थ Tha झ Jha ञ Da/Tra Uttara Bhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा)
27 दे De दो Do च Cha ची Chi Revati (रेवती)

Lord Ganesha aarti

JAI GANESH JAI GANESH JAI GANESH DEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA
JAI GANESH JAI GANESH JAI GANESH DEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA

EKA DANTA DAYAVANTA, CAAR BHUJA DHAARII
MATHE SINDUURA SOHAI, MUUSE KII SAVARI
EKA DANTA DAYAVANTA, CAAR BHUJA DHAARII
MATHE SINDUURA SOHAI, MUUSE KII SAVARI

PAAN CARHE, PHUULA CARHE, AURA CARHE MEVA
LADDUAN KO BHOGA LAGE, SANT KAREN SEVA
JAI GANESH JAI GANESH JAI GANESH DEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA

ANDHANA KO AANKHA DETA, KORHINA KO KAAYAA
BANJHANA KO PUTRA DETA, NIRDHANA KO MAAYA
ANDHANA KO AANKHA DETA, KORHINA KO KAAYAA
BANJHANA KO PUTRA DETA, NIRDHANA KO MAAYA

SURYA SHAAM CHARAN AAYE SAFAL KIJIYE SEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA
JAI GANESH JAI GANESH JAI GANESH DEVA
MATA JAKII PARVATII, PITAA MAHAADEVA