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We do always talk about places and the environment which is peaceful and enjoyable. But have you ever thought of or have been a fan of horror or spooky environment? If you are interested in paranormal activities and nerve chilling places then are at the right place to discover. So today we are going to talk about some haunted places which would give you goosebumps. Though there are many stories in every section of places there are a few which we couldn’t miss.

BHANGRA FORT, RAJASTHAN

Bhangra Fort of Rajasthan is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in India. It was to be said that the town Tantrik fell in love with Ratnavati. She was the most beautiful princess in the world. He became so mad in love that he started to do black magic. When the princess came to know about his black magic, she threw that oil on him which killed him. While dying he cursed that the entire village will die and turn to ruins. From that time, it is said to be Haunted.

SHANIVARWADA FORT, PUNE

The other Haunted Fact Is to be found in ShaniwarWada Fort in Pune. It was to be believed that Maratha ruler Bajirao made this for his wife, Kashibai. Narayan Rao who was the successor of this property was 16 years old. As he was minor, Raghunath Rao, who was his uncle, was in charge of all these affairs. His uncle’s wife killed Narayan Rao because of jealousy and could get the legal opportunity. It is to be said that every full moon night people can hear Narayan Rao’s voice screaming for help.

NEW DELHI

New Delhi is said to share its own haunted places and incidents. The Cantonment area in Delhi is believed to be a spot of Ghost and its stories. The motorist says that it is haunted by the spirit of a lady dressed in white. She asks for a ride and then disappears suddenly. The only precaution that is taken is not to indulge in these activities.

DOWNHILL, WEST BENGAL

Dowhill of Kurseong in West Bengal is also known for paranormal activities. It does have ghost stories which are considered to be horrifying sometimes. People have seen the headless ghost of a young boy walking and disappearing into the forest. They have also seen a red pair of eyes staring at them from the forest. Along with it, also a ghost of a woman in grey. These activities are so intense that most visitors do lose sense or kill themselves.

CONCLUSION

Everything has two sides. These cases can be stories or facts. People who have experienced do believe it. But according to many studies and researches, it is found that paranormal activities do exist.

RISHI PANCHAMI- HINDU RITUAL

Rishi Panchami is a Hindu religion that is given great respect and followed by many Hindu people.it is also known as Rushi Panchami. Rishi Panchami is the fifth day, the very next day after Ganesh Chaturthi, the day in Bhadra pad month of the lunar calendar.  Rishi Panchami is not celebrated as a festival, but it is a fasting day in which Hindus worship “Sapta Rishis” for getting rid of their past sins. Sapta rishis basically mean 7 sages which include- Kashyap, Atri, Vishwamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni, Bharadhvaja, and Vasishta.

In some parts of Kerala, the day is also celebrated as Vishwakarma Puja. Rishi Panchami is also celebrated as Raksha Bandhan or “Rakhi festival” by some Dadhich Brahmins and also Agrawal and Maheshwari communities of Rajasthan. Sisters tie “Rakhi” and both brothers and sisters pray for the well-being of each other and promise to protect each other.

On Rishi Panchami, a ritual bath is taken in holy rivers, ponds, or in other water bodies. Lord Ganesh, Navagraha (nine planetary Gods), Saptarshis (seven Sages), and Arundhati are worshipped on this day. The women offer ‘Prasad’ to Gods and wash their husband’s feet.

Rishi Panchami is mainly observed by women as a fasting day in which they pay obeisance to the Sapta Rishi for getting purified from Rajaswala Dosha. In this “Varta”, the people express respect, gratitude, and remembrance of the great deeds of those ancient rishis, who devoted their lives to the welfare of society. The fast is to be observed by women.

Hindus believe that women become dirty during the menstrual cycle. They maintain strict rules for women during the menstrual cycle. They are not allowed to enter the kitchen for cooking, cannot touch sofas or bed as well as do not participate in any religious activity.

Why Rishi Panchami Celebrated?

The festival of Rishi Panchami is celebrated in memory of great Indian Saptarishis. The word Panchami represents not only the fifth day but also the sages. The Saptarishis had also sacrificed their lives to eliminate evil from this land. In India, this festival is celebrated with great respect. It was believed that those women who have their menstruation cycle on and if they have done something wrong- either to touch bed or kitchen, have to fast on this day so that their sins get washed off.

This statement is also popular about the Saptarishis who always worked for the happiness and prosperity of human life. They acted against injustice. It is also believed that the sages used to educate their disciples in a very proper way, due to their knowledge and wisdom. Taking inspiration from them, any human can easily walk on the path of charity, humanity, and knowledge.

 

Reason Behind Rishi Panchami Vrat:

Once upon a time in the ‘Vidarbha ’state, the Brahmin named Uttak used to live with his wife. They had a son and a daughter in their family. Brahmin made his daughter marry a good and reputed Brahmin family. But as time passed, the husband of the girl got premature death; and she became a widow and after that, she came back to her father’s house. Suddenly on somedays, the girl got worms/insects over her entire body. After noticing her infected body; they got distressed by the grief and took her daughter to Rishi to know what had happened to their daughter.

Uttak told the whole story to Rishi; what happened and what things they did to make her well. He told everything about her past life. Rishi had a talk to her parents about the description of the girl’s earlier birth. And said that the girl was a Brahmin in the previous birth. She had touched the house, utensils, etc., even after having her menstruation period (Rajaswala Dosha). Because of this unintentionally done sin, she got the worms on her full body.

According to the ancient scriptures; A girl or a lady is on her menstrual periods should not be part of the Puja. But she did not pay attention to this and anyhow she was punished. Rishi at the end gave a solution that; if this girl prays for Rishi Panchami, worships with all her hearts for puja, and asks for forgiveness with respect, she would get rid of her sins sooner. Thus, by keeping fast and worship, their daughter got free from her past sin.

 RITUAL

On this day there is a ritual of taking a bath and putting on clean clothes. To make a square-shaped diagram using Haldi, Kumkum, and Roli at a clean place in the house. To decorate the flowers and offer flowers to the Sapta Rishi. In several regions, this puja process is done on the river bank or near a pond. Women do not eat fruits, rice, or other items after this puja, rather they consume a special type of rice on Rishi Panchami. People also eat items of “Rava” because it is to be believed that eating these food items helps to wash away sins committed intentionally or unintentionally.

 MY POINT OF VIEW

India is a country that has thousands of religions, customs, traditions, and rituals followed by thousands of people. People believe that fasting on Rishi Panchami is good for women to get rid of sins during their menstrual cycle. According to me, fasting is not related to the washings away of bad deeds. Not all religion accepts to follow periods for 3 days. This menstruation is considered to be a bad thing that has made girls face many things such as not entering temples or kitchens or not attending any functions. It is to be said that in previous birth that girl has done bad things or “karma” which she has to pay in this life- in Hindi term, a girl in her periods is said to be “AASHUDH”. Practically thinking, this cycle helps to clean all our waste of the body making it clean and systematic. People believing in this tradition is not an issue but applying this reason for everyone is not valid. For instance, if one has a superstition about this ritual and believes it, she must do that but then not consider other women being in menstruation as untouchable.

Being a Jain and a follower of Jainism, I do follow periods for three days but was unaware of this ritual. If people follow it, I respect it but I don’t force or like to tell them that they should follow because it’s their personal choice and I respect it.

Transcendental Meditation

New way of accessMeditation is a technique to calm your mind by focusing on a particular object which would mentally help an individual to release his/her stress and be stable. The meditation practice of any type can have numerous benefits on our mental and physical health.

There are hundreds of meditation forms and one of the most effective is Transcendental Meditation. Transcendental meditation is a very simple, silent, natural, and effective technique to calm and let the mind be in a state of rest. Transcendental has come from the Latin word “transcendere” which means anything non-physical. So, this technique gives you inner peace, strength and ignores worldly issues.

Transcendental Meditation is not a religion, idea, or lifestyle. It is a method of achieving a sense of peace and calmness. It is a technique to avoid distracting thoughts and promoting a relaxed state of mind. It is also called

MANTRA-MEDITATION or TRANSCENDENTAL DEEP MEDITATION.

This meditation technique was developed by MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI. Some meditating practices encourage the clearance of thought in the mind but Transcendental Meditation helps to encourage the thoughts to come and go like sailing a boat in the river.

The TM technique involves the silent use of sound called a mantra, which is taught by certified teachers through a standard course of instruction. Transcendental meditation has many advantages:

  • Less anxiety
  • Balances blood pressure
  • Increases productivity
  • Decreases cortisol
  • Curbs insomnia

Be yourselfThis practice was used earlier in our schools, corporations, and prison programs. This practice basically involves mantras and is practiced for 15-20 minutes in the morning, twice a day. Mantras play an important role in increasing focus. Steps to perform meditation are:

  • Sit comfortably on the ground.
  • Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
  • Repeat a mantra in your mind.
  • When you feel your thoughts are creeping in try returning to the mantra again.
  • After performing the Transcendental meditation technique, move your fingers and toes slowly.
  • Open your eyes and sit for few minutes till the time you feel that you are ready to continue the day.

The master only recommends 2 main things when we choose mantras – the first thing is that it should have no meaning and the second is that the vibration of the sound is necessary.

Each Transcendental Meditation Mantras has its unique vibrational qualities so specific individuals can select specific Mantras.

Transcendental Meditation Mantra is classified as per age eg:

0-11 ENG
12-13 EM
14-15 ENGA
16-17 EMA
18-19 IENG

 

reveal insecurity feeling embarrassedThe repetition of mantras helps to regulate the flow of thoughts in one’s mind, one after another. The practice is effectively used to reduce stress, relax the mind, and helps one to be calm.

Transcendental Meditation not only provides a state of relaxed awareness but also helps in avoiding negative thoughts or overthinking. Some organizations carry out awareness related to this transcendental meditation and are called the transcendental meditation movement.

In mid-1950, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi introduced the TM technique and movement in India. Maharishi says that his technique doesn’t require any preparation and can be learned by anyone. This technique is basically effortless and it is said that this technique is used to move the mind towards greater satisfaction.

The Transcendental Meditation technique is said to be religious and non-religious, in the case of a religious movement, it is related to Hinduism, and as a non-religious practice, it is self-development.

Maharishi learned this technique from his master Brahmananda Saraswati and he himself began to publicly teach this form of method in 1955. Many types of research and studies found that it has a positive effect on health and helps in stress reduction. These positive outcomes helped this transcendental meditation to popularize in the 1960s and 1970s which remained relatively unchanged.

The first study on health effects took place in the early 1970s. Though many researchers said this technique was not fully reliable or applicable.

In 2013, a statement from the American Heart Association said that TM could be considered as a treatment for hypertension, although other interventions such as exercise and device-based breathing were more effective and better supported by clinical evidence. The US government had given more than $20 million to Maharishi University of Management to study the effect of meditation on health in 2004.

An advanced meditation practice called the Transcendental Meditation Technique Siddhi program was also held by a health care program called Maharishi Ayurveda. TM’s media faculty includes the publishing company, a television station a radio station, and a satellite television channel.

The goal of the TM-Siddhi program is to upgrade personal growth and improve mind–body coordination by training the mind to think from what Maharishi has described as a fourth major state of consciousness called Transcendental Consciousness. A central aspect of the TM-Siddhi program is YOGIC FLYING, a mental-physical exercise of hopping while cross-legged.

The maharishi began training TM teachers in the early 1960s and it was reported that it had more than 40000 teachers by 2008. In 1967, the first teacher training course was held in India with 30 participants, and in 1970, there were 200 participants. In the United States, a four-month teacher training course was also held.

Maharishi explained his content with great presentations and proper sequence. The teachers at TM were taught to speak on the transcendental meditation program and then teach it to others and conduct lectures related to topics, courses, and programs.

The transcendental technique is taught in a very standardized form with seven step-course over six days by a certified TM teacher. Transcendental Meditation teachers also take precautions that their students not be alarmed by negative or random thoughts and tell them to recall the mantras.

The presentation of the transcendental meditation technique over its 50-year history has been praised in mass media and effective global propagation. It has also been criticized for using celebrity and scientific endorsements as a marketing tool. During this period, its products and services have been offered through a variety of organizations, which are non-profitable and educational.

Transcendental Meditation has been used in corporations- the United States and India. Many Indian companies provide the transcendental meditation technique to their managers.

These companies are Siemens, American Express, SRF Limited, Wipro, Hero Honda, Ranbaxy, Hewlett Packard, Ever-ready, Maruti, Godrej Group, and Marico. The reports of the Sunday Times-Herald stated that there were more than 100 Japanese companies where transcendental meditation was introduced in the orientation.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has described the effect which convinced a great number of individuals that practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique can have an effect on the environment and this influence is called the Maharishi effect. They also supported other life-supporting trends thus expanding the maharishi effect.

Transcendental meditation was taught in the military in 1985 with post traumatic stress syndrome as a part of research studies. Jonathan Rowson believes that Transcendental Meditation practice provides an individual a feeling of energy, serenity and balance.disadvantages of live in relationship

There are many types of research and studies conducted and published on transcendental meditation. Transcendental meditation technique research has helped in spreading out the history of mind–body medicine and helped create a new field of neuroscience.

There are controversies that states that organizations are being labelled as cult by several parliamentary inquiries or anti-cult movements in the world are been taken place. Some say that transcendental meditation and its movement are not a cult.

The Maharishi has looked for criticism from yogis and strict Hindus for selling commercials mantras. On the contrary Maharishi also promises of better health and stress relief. The best part about this technique is one can learn it by themselves and also practice it daily to keep their mind fresh and calm.

Nothing is difficult if you want to achieve it, and with this goal set, you can ace anything you like.

One should always have this attitude:

  • I can do anything and achieve everything in my life
  • I am the best
  • I love and respect everyone in my life

ALL I WAS DOING IS WAS BREATHING:

Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes.

There is a longing, it is for his body, for every hair of that dark body.

All I was doing was being, and the Dancing Energy came by my house.

His face looks curiously like the moon, I saw it from the side, smiling.

My family says: ‘Don’t ever see him again!’ And they imply things in a low voice.

But my eyes have their own life; they laugh at rules and know whose they are.

I believe I can bear on my shoulders whatever you want to say of me.

Mira says: Without the energy that lifts mountains, how am I to live?

 

Meaning:

In “All I Was Doing Was Breathing”, Mirabai describes one of her first encounters with Krishna, who is one of the loved and respected gods in Hinduism.

Although she writes in a way that shows a meeting of human lovers, the relationship is, a spiritual one, between the individual soul and God. Mirabai’s experience of Krishna had such a powerful effect on her that she keeps aside her normal life completely, believing that she could not live for a moment outside the presence of the god.

In the first line of “All I Was Doing Was Breathing,” the poet explains that she has been, knowing and she identifies at first only as “something.” The process is mysterious. The “something” quickly reaches out and absorbs into itself some essence of the speaker that comes from her eyes. The light from the eyes is presented as a touchable, or real, thing that can be taken in by another being.

In the second line, the poet reveals how she wishes for this “something,” although she does not say, that she has a desire for it. The phrase, “There is a longing” is impersonal, which suggests that the desire may be more universal than the desire of one individual. This desire may be part of life in which the limited creature wants contact with and absorption is infinite.

In this line, the poet also makes it clear that the object of her desire or want is the God Krishna, who is traditionally known as the “dark one” and is depicted in symbolic representations as having dark skin, like the color of a rain cloud.

She emphasizes her own inactiveness as if what happened to her was none of her own doing: “All I was doing was being.” It was the god who took initiative and passed by her house.

Another interpretation of this phrase suggests, that the poet was well prepared to receive the divine; she was in a state of spiritual readiness, in which she was simply aware of “being,” to the exclusion of all sense impressions and physical or mental activities. In this line, Krishna is considered as the “Dancing Energy.”

Further, the poet also says that Krishna used to smile as he passes her house. She saw his face, and she says that it looked like the moon. The image conveys the idea of Krishna’s cosmic outlook. This shows that he was so respected by everyone. The simple meaning of this line, however, would be that Krishna’s face sheds light, like the moon.

The poet explains that their family is worried about her excessive devotion to Krishna. They warn her not to see him again. Perhaps they are concerned that she would neglect her worldly duties and bring dishonor on the family. They talk about her, perhaps implying that she is mad.

The family has no control over her because she is now living in a different part of life, in which the old rules do not apply. Such rules even seem strange, something to be laughed at.

Further, she shows how confident she is in her new life and understanding. She has become least bothered and does not care about anyone and whatever they say about her. She is strong enough to bear any burden because she has surrendered her life to the Dark One- LORD KRISHNA.

The poet depicts that in the last line Mirabai has no choice now. Her entire existence depends on the god. Describing Krishna as “the energy that lifts mountains,” she knows that he is the foundation of her life. This is directly related to one of the stories about Krishna’s childhood.

As a boy, Krishna persuaded the people in the village of Vrindavan, which was suffering from a drought, to stop offering prayers and sacrifices to Indra, the god of the heavens who was responsible for rainfall. This angered Indra, who caused torrential rain to fall for countless days on the village.

Rivers burst their banks, houses collapsed, and the whole village turned into a lake of mud. Krishna, by holding up the Govardhana mountain, saved the lives of many people from drowning, with his little finger and used that little finger to protect the villagers from the rain.

 

MIRABAI KE DOHE

माई री! मै तो लियो गोविन्दो मोल।

कोई कहे चान, कोई कहे चौड़े, लियो री बजता ढोल।।

कोई कहै मुन्हंगो, कोई कहे सुहंगो, लियो री तराजू रे तोल।

कोई कहे कारो, कोई कहे गोरो, लियो री आख्या खोल।।

याही कुं सब जग जानत हैं, रियो री अमोलक मोल।

मीराँ कुं प्रभु दरसन दीज्यो, पूरब जन्म का कोल।।

 

MEANING:

Mira Bai says to her friend-Sakhi: Mai, that she has taken the value of Shri Krishna. Some-one says that your love and affection has been quietly found without telling anyone while somebody says that she has bought her affection and love in front of everyone.”

I have taken the drums and the other without saying that they have been in front of everyone. Somebody says, “If you have taken the deal expensive, somebody says that you have taken cheaper.” Oh, Sakhi I have taken a maul by looking at the properties of the scales. If someone says black, a blonde, but I have opened my eyes and bought Govind thoughtfully.

I had to make it difficult to get Krishna, says Mira Bai. For me, it is a precious commodity whose price cannot be assessed. People just know that I have adopted Krishna. But I have not taken the same. Have thoughtfully opened their eyes. I say, “Lord, give me visions.” You have promised to take rebirth to give me visions. Now, you keep your word.

Significance of Mahashivratri

A Hindu festival that is celebrated in honor of God Shiva is Maha Shivratri where Shiva performs a heavenly dance that night.

It is one of the important festivals in Hinduism which is celebrated and marks the remembrance of overcoming ignorance and darkness in life.

It is celebrated every lunisolar month once a year in late winter around February March. These two words Maha Shivratri means the “great night of Shiva”.

great night of shiva

Maha Shivratri is one of the largest and most significant sacred festivals of India. The festival celebrates the grace of Shiva who is considered the Adi Guru, also known as the first Guru from whom the yogic tradition originates.

There is a powerful natural evolution of energy in the human system because the planetary position on this night is considered to be lucky and also the darkest night of the Year.

It is beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual well-being to stay awake and be aware of a vertical poster throughout the night.

 

Why We Celebrate Mahashivratri

This day Lord Shiva is remembered along with chanting prayers, fasting, and meditating on ethics and virtues such as honesty, non-injury to anyone, forgiveness, and positive things to happen in life.

Offerings of fruits, leaves, sweet, and milk are made to Lord Shiva. The celebration includes “Jaagran” which means all-night prayer and performs all-day fasting with the worship of Shiva. People do chant “Om Namah Shivaya” in the temple throughout the day and praise Lord Shiva.

 


 

There is different importance for different legends of the festival Maha Shivratri. It is to be believed that Shiva dances creation, preservation, and destruction on that day.

The significance of dance tradition has a historical root. The event called Natyanjali which means worship through dance at Chidambaram Temple is one of the famous sculptures which depicts that all dance mudras in the ancient Hindu text of performance at are called Natya Shastra.

 

Astrological Significance of Mahashivratri

It is believed by many of them and for some of them it is a story but there is a saying that on this particular day Lord Shiva gulped Halahala which was produced during Samudra Manthan and he held it in his neck which bruised and turned blue after which he was named as Neelkanth.

It is also believed that the famous Neelkanth Mahadev temple is the place where this incident took place.

 

Celebrate MahaShivRatri with Sadhguru (ISHA Foundation)

There is the video of Sadguru where he talks about that is Maha Shivaratri festival, science, or religion?

He responses to a question on whether a youth should celebrate Maha Shivratri and whether it is an outdated religious ritual in Modern Times. Sadguru speaks about the science and the significance of Maha Shivratri he looks at why one should stay awake on this night to read the maximum benefits of the natural evolution of energy that takes place in the Northern hemisphere.

 

 

In the video, there is a very clear description of the different angles of planets in the solar system which basically is considered the topic of science. This is the reason why Maha Shivratri day is considered to be the darkest night of the Year but according to religion some have different concepts and thinking.

India is a diverse country with diverse religions. Each religion is considered to be auspicious for everyone believing its important.

One must celebrate that festival on that day so it is a very grateful thing that people are taking initiative to keep that significance and following it.

THE BLUE CHARM- LORD KRISHNA

In this world, 95% of individuals do believe in religion and they do follow it. It is to be seen that there have been many discriminations against the religious customs traditions but there beautiful facts about religion and there are many who accept and respect all religions in his life.

It is to be said that for god every individual is equal for him but it is the opposite in terms of the individual.

They discriminate between gods and thus leads to bitterness. Today we are going to see a glance of Lord Krishna also known as Makhan Chor, and his relation with his friends and the world.

Lord Krishna who is known for his charming, bluish color, is considered to be the God of compassion, tenderness, and love and is worshipped as the eighth avatar of the Vishnu and also as the supreme court in his own right. It is very obvious that Lord Krishna was born on Janmashtami and so do we celebrate in the memory of him.radha krishna

Krishna- Radha

Apart from this, he also had Radha, who is known to be a divine couple in Hinduism. It is believed that Radhakrishna is considered incomplete without each other.

They are also worshiped together even though they are not life partners but because of the special Bond. There are many beautiful things and fact that Radha Krishna shared:

  • Radha Krishna is considered one this means that Lord Krishna has a different energy and so his Avatar as Krishna is the manifestation of external energy but the internal strength is Radha who is Shakti for him on earth
  • The story of Radha Krishna and love which could not complete. Krishna’s flute and his talent made Radha attractive towards him
  • That even do Radha Krishna did not marry each other but it was a divine Union.
  • Radha used to stay in Krishna’s Palace, to be close to him this shows that their love was so effective and so pure that they shared a spiritual connection.

 

Krishna-Yashoda

Mother is considered to be the second God who has given birth to her child suffering nine months from all pain and consequences.

It was the same for Lord Krishna to give priority to his mother full stop the relation between Yashoda and Shri Krishna is considered to be one of the most celebrated mother-son relations even in today’s time. Yashoda’s unconditional love for Krishna has inspired many works of art.

Though Shri Krishna was born to Devaki and Vasudeva Yashoda and Nanda brought him up. So, it was Yashoda who have seen all the beautiful lilas of Shri Krishna as he turned into a magnificent youth who mesmerized everyone who came in contact with him.

We have all seen short films and cartoons where little Krishna was playing in the sand and had put it in his mouth. When Mother Yashoda asked her son to open his mouth because of her concern, she saw the entire universe in that little mouth with seven oceans and also Narayana resting on the divine snake.

 

Krishna-Draupadi

We talked about Krishna’s mother and his friend but there was one more female in Krishna’s life who he considered to be his sister, Draupadi.

Draupadi and Lord Krishna shared a strong bond that they were not real brothers and sisters but their love was never lesser than that.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a popular festival in India celebrated on Shravan Purnima. On this day sister tie thread on the wrist of the brothers wishing them good health and long life and protect them and so did Lord Krishna and Draupadi give importance and is now also to be seen that it is being valued.

There is one of the incidents which shows that they had a bond of affection between them. When Lord Krishna’s finger started bleeding Draupadi rushed to bandage the bleeding finger of Krishna in which she told a small piece from her saree and tied it on his hand.

 

Krishna-Temple

This was a small synopsis of people around Krishna now we’re going to talk about the Lord Krishna temples.

Jagannath Temple is one of the popular Lord Krishna temples in India. The temple is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists.

This temple is unique from another Hindu temple because the architecture of the temple where the shadow of the temple is never visible and this temple is close to the ocean but you won’t be able to hear the waves sounds when you would step in the premise of the temple.

One of the famous temples in Sri Radha Parthasarathy Mandir which is also known as the ISKCON temple is well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radha Rani.

This temple is situated at the Hare Krishna Hill, in the East of Kailash of New Delhi. The temple complex houses the glory of India Vedic Culture Centre which is a popular destination for visitors and the tourist to learn more about Hindu text for example Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Bhagwat Purana.

 

HIS PHILOSOPHY

One basic philosophy which Krishna follows is that we need to understand the problems of life in the material world that everyone suffers from everything whether it be Karma or disease.

Once we find a teacher or a Guru who is perfect for us or who can show us how to purify our consciousness and love, it would be successful to be a spiritual seeker for devotees of Krishna.

Krishna believed in the Philosophy of love. His love for his mother Yashoda, his love for his brother, Balram, his love for Gopis were a romantic form of love and a Supreme form of love.

Love is a variety of different emotions and attachments, both strong, positive, and affecting. He is the only person in the history of human consciousness who is in love with his life, with his poetry, his music, and the dance of his life.

There are many facts of Lord Krishna which are unknown to us but the one which the no has always been inspiring and motivational.

We must recall what our past generation has done and how it has positively affected us at that time and is now being continued.

Importance of Red Coulor in Indian Marriages

India is a country where there is a great importance of relationship and wedding. As there is a change in a generation there is a change in ritual and dressing sense.

In India, this auspicious moment is incomplete without the color red. Red has been a constant companion of Indian brides. it is a color that is vibrant and bright which is considered to be perfect for the wedding ceremony. as generation changes the western culture for wedding lehengas have come into tradition.

Nowadays the bride does wear a red lehenga and this tradition is followed by many even in today's generation. Have you ever thought that why do we wear red lehenga or why the sindoor is red?

This clearly means that red is not a noun or adjective or color but it is considered to be true to the color of purity veracity love and it signifies Indian heritage and culture. It is found that in wedding red is the prominent color from saree to bangles and from sindoor to greeting people with a tilak.

 

Why Red Colour is Important In Indian Marriages – How It Came In Trend

The color red has its own significance in different countries and different religion full stop for example it is considered to be good and precious in China whereas morning in South Africa.

The bride can do changes in their outfit but the color red should be prominent in her dress to signify its importance.

It is to be believed that the first mark of sindoor on the wedding day is the beginning of a new relation nowadays women do not wear long and white sindoor but they do wear a short one on regular basis.

Ghagra choli has become popular in recent times and has introduced other new levels of dignity Elegance and independence in the modern Indian bride. Red sarees as well as these lehengas make them bright look beautiful and perfect.

 

Why 7 Fere & Vachans Are Important

Now let's talk about the 7 “Fere” and Vachchans which are taken during the wedding ceremony.

The seven hu are taken by taking a circle around the fire for 7 times. Why taking turns the bride and the groom both have to make promises with each other on one thing.

All of the seven rules are not for extending their relationship but it will able to help them to have a happy life and child

1. Prayer for nourishment and provision

2. Pillar of strength

3. Wealth and prosperity

4. Happiness with elders and family

5. Moral responsibilities and child

6. Long life together

7. Friendship love and understanding

 

Red Clothes For Today's Generation Bride

Bride in today's generation thinks how one cloth can be used in different ways.

So they make sure that their outfit is used in many ways and select a good designer who can suggest a good combination and a good style which would look perfect according to occasion and generation.

There is a saying old is gold. this is seen in our scenario in which many brides have continued to follow the tradition of wearing red and giving importance to the tradition.  

Krishna Raslila is part of Indian tradition. It is mentioned in Hindu scriptures such as the Bhagavata Purana and literature such as the Gita Govinda, where he dances with Radha and gopis. The Raslila takes place in the night, when gopis on hearing, Krishna’s soothing flute, sneak out of their homes to dance with Krishna. In the Krishna Bhakti traditions, the rasa-lila is considered to be one of the highest and most esoteric of Krishna’s pastimes. In these traditions, romantic love between human beings in the material world is seen as a reflection of the soul’s original, ecstatic spiritual love of Krishna, God, in the spiritual world. The divine dance is born out of pure love and devotion.

The Nidhivan temple houses a beautiful idol of Radha Krishna and is surrounded by a sacred ‘Kunj’ or forest, where Lord Krishna and Radha rest after the raslila is over. Nearby, there is a small temple called Rang Mahal where it is believed that Shri Krishna embellishes Radha with his own hands. Priests at Rang Mahal temple place toothbrushes, a saree, bangles, paan leaves, sweets, and water before closing the gates after night aarti. However, everything- is found scattered in the morning as if somebody has used them.

History

Krishna Raslila was started by Swami Sri Uddhavaghamanda Devacharya in the early 15th Century CE at Vamshivata in Vrindavan, Mathura. He was a prominent saint of the Nimbarka sampradya, and disciple of the world-renowned Swami Sri Harivyasa Devacarya. The Vani literature of Vraja is the transcription of the songs that were heard by Swami Harivyasa Devacarya and his Guru, Swami Shri Shribhatta as they meditated on the Nitya Lila of Shri Radha Krishna. These songs describe the eternal spiritual abode of Shri Radha Krishna, the Sakhis and Nitya Vrindavana Dham – or Nikunj Dham.

 Raslila in Contemporary Times

Krishna Raslila is a popular theme in classical dances like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, and Manipuri. Raslila is admired during the festival of Krishna Janmashtami, Holi, and among others like Gaudiya Vaishnavism in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The Krishna Raslila is being popularized to new music style, from its traditional form nowadays, but there a few devotees who still preserve and praise the traditional art of Raslila.

 

Adam and Eve, Forbidden Fruit and ‘The Fall’ 

Adam and Eve are the human couples, pioneers of the human race. They belong to the Judeo-Christian era and Islamic traditions. In the holy bible, there are two narratives of their creation.

According to the Priestly (P) history of the 5th or 6th century BCE, God on the sixth day of Creation created all the living creatures both “male and female.” God then blessed the couple, to “fruitful and multiply,” and gave them dominion over all other living things.

According to the lengthier Yahwist(J) narrative of the 10th century BCE, God, or Yahweh, created Adam at a time when the earth was still void, forming him from the earth’s dust and breathing “into his nostrils the breath of life.”

God then gave Adam the primaeval Garden of Eden to tend. Subsequently, so that Adam would not be alone, God created other animals but, finding them insufficient, put Adam to sleep, took a rib from him, and created a new companion, Eve.

Their first children were Cain and Abel. Abel, the keeper of sheep, was highly regarded by God and was killed by Cain out of envy. Another son, Seth, was born to replace Abel, and the two human stems, the Cainites, and the Sethites descended from them.

 

The Forbidden Fruit.

The account of the Book of Genesis places Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

The forbidden fruit grows in their garden, which the god demands humankind not to eat. In the biblical narrative, Adam and Eve eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and are exiled from Eden.

God forbid the fruit because he cared for humankind. The forbidden fruit is a metaphor in the sense that it represented the knowledge of good and evil. The fruit represented an alternate reality: separation from God.

 

Controversies

A professor at the University of Trinity said the humankind is diverse and there is significant genetic diversity among humans, that it is not possible that Adam and Eve are the original reproducing pair.

They argue that science is unable to resolve the question of Adam and Eve but, they write: “Science says that there was never a time when only two people existed on the earth: it is silent on whether or not God began a special relationship with a historical couple at some point in the past.”

 

Movies made on Adam and Eve

If you want to further know about Adam and Eve; there are numerous movies made on the first man and woman. The list is as follows:

  • Adam and Eve (1910)
  • Adam and Eve [Vitagraph] (1912)
  • The New Adam and Eve (1915)
  • Young Eve and old Adam (1920)
  • Adam and Eve a la Mode (1920)
  • The Bible: Creation (1921)
  • Good Morning Eve (1934)

 

Conclusion

The story of the fall of Adam is often considered to be an allegory. Findings in population genetics, particularly those concerning Y-Chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve, indicate that a single first “Adam and Eve” pair of human beings never existed.

 

Osho- The Most Controversial Spiritual Guru of All Time

Below we are going to discuss the most controversial spiritual Guru of all time (Osho). This blog will walk you through the Osho’s Childhood to Work and Achievements, Life events, & their Ahsrams & Osho’s Death.

 

Osho and his Childhood

Osho was born on 11th December 1931. His birth name was Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Rajneesh. He was an Indian godman and founder of the Rajneesh movement.

Osho lived in a rural family, at his maternal grandparents’ house. Osho was exposed to the utmost freedom at his grandparents’ house as his grandmother let him live his life without an imposed education or restriction.

At the age of seven, Osho’s grandfather died, and he went to live with his parents, Babulal and Saraswati Jain, in Gadarwara.

The death of his grandfather when he was seven and his cousin when he was fifteen affected his childhood phase a lot. In his school life, Osho was a rebellious student and an excellent debater.

 

Osho

 

Work and Achievements 

Osho has introduced the idea of dynamic meditation which, commences with the period of uninhabited movement which- leads to catharsis and is further followed by a period of silence and stillness.

It has become a profound technique among his disciples around the world.

Osho presented meditation not just as a practice but as a state of awareness to be maintained in every moment, a total awareness– that awakens the individual from the sleep of mechanical responses conditioned by beliefs and expectations.

 

Osho in the US Prison

Thirty years ago, Osho was arrested and juggled between six US jails. The reason Osho was put behind bars was to silence him because he was gaining media attention and also to deport him from the US as he was fighting the immigration case through the US justice system.

After his jail experience, Osho shared the shocking details of US mass incarnation and exposed the cruelty faced by young people in US jail.

The reason Osho was a threat because he questioned the status quo and danger to the status quo is always sensed by the establishment – which then quickly tries to silence the people.

 

Osho’s Centers in the World. 

There are 300 Osho information centres and meditation centres in more than forty-five countries of the world. These centres provide a look at Osho’s books, experience his meditation and get an insight into his life.

Rajneeshpuram

Rajneeshpuram was a religious intentional community in Wasco County, Oregon, incorporated as a city between 1981 and 1988.

Its the population consisted entirely of Rajneesh’s, followers of the spiritual teacher Rajneesh, later known as Osho.

Its citizens and leaders were responsible for launching the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack, the single largest bioterrorist attack in the United States, as well as the planned 1985 Rajneeshee assassination plot, in which they conspired to assassinate Charles Turner, the then-United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

 

Osho’s Death

Osho died on 19 January 1990, aged 58, at the ashram in Pune, India. The official cause of death was heart failure, but a statement released by his commune said that he had died because “living in the body had become a hell” after alleged poisoning in US jails. 

There are three critical aspects to Osho’s death which demand scrutiny. The first is the extraordinary secrecy around Osho at the time of his death.

This was followed by his speedy cremation. Some also believed that the account of Osho’s death is a detailed script and not factual. However, after three decades, his death is still a mystery and indecisive.

 

Legacy 

While Rajneesh’s teachings were not welcomed by many in his own home country during his lifetime, there has been a change in Indian public opinion since Rajneesh’s death.

Osho has found more acclaim in his homeland since his death than he ever did while alive.

Many Bollywood personalities like Mahesh Bhatt, Parveen Babi were also known to be the followers of Rajneesh’s philosophy. His books are available in more than 60 languages from more than 200 publishing houses and have entered best-seller lists in Italy and South Korea.