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Wishing on you all the experience Ram Rajya - In the reign of Sri Ram suffering belonged to no one .
And for the astrology buffs,the horoscope of Sri Ram:Link
More about fasting on this day:Link
For Whom Wealth Matters
January 14, 2013 2 Comments
Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious day for the Hindus, and falls on 14 Jan every year. Makar means Capricorn and Sankranti means transition.Transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar Sankranti. From this day begins the six-month long Uttarayana -Uttara meaning North and ayana meaning movement towards i.e. apparent migration of the sun. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the Hindu Calendar month of Magha. After this date the days start becoming longer & warmer and the chill of winter in on the decline. Read more of this post
December 30, 2012 5 Comments
Mudra means gesture. Kuber Mudra is believed to help achieve one’s goals in general and wealth in particular.Hence it is named after Kuber, the Treasurer of the Gods.
To form this mudra the tips of your thumb, index, and middle fingers are joined. And the ring finger and pinky are folded into the palm as shown in the picture to the left.
After folding the figures of both your hands into Kuber Mudras,you are supposed to focus with your full intensity on what you want and think of as if you have already got it. This Mudra is supposed to help channel your energy and motivation towards what you want.
In case of this Mudra, its less important how long you do it for as compared to how much intensity you do it with.Doing it for 15 minutes each morning,while focusing on what you want done during the day is supposed to generate the desired results. Sangeeta,a wealthymatters reader,swears by its efficacy for her.
In this mudra the thumb,index and middle figure come into play.The thumb is associated with Mars,the index finger with Jupiter and the middle finger with Saturn.Mars is associated with forcefulness,Jupiter with resplendence and Saturn with fixation on the essential.So by bringing together these forces a person achieves goals and becomes wealthy.
December 29, 2012 1 Comment
The piece below has very little to do with money matters.But I think that after Damini’s death these words deserve to be said. Damini did not deserve to suffer so and neither do other lesser known women who find themselves in a similar situation.Death to the perpetrators will not wipe the slate clean.Perhaps the only real, long -term solution is to make changes in our belief system to ensure that such things don’t happen and Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik shows us the way.
Dr. Pattanaik also uses mythology to help think about business problems.You can read his articles here.They are excellent to give you a perspective on life and business.
“For most of human history, the woman’s body has been treated as man’s property, in reality as well as representation. So adultery (where the woman participates) and rape (where the woman does not participate) were both seen as insult to a man’s honour. Read more of this post
December 5, 2012 5 Comments
A Kolam is a folk art using dry rice powder traditionally and chalk powder or white rock powder nowadays.For longevity, dilute rice paste or wet chalk are used.
Since kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes,even today,every morning millions of women draw kolams on the ground ,while praying silently. It is a form of meditation.Through the day, the drawings get walked on, rained out, or blown around in the wind; new ones are made the next day.
Kolams should preferably be drawn in coarse rice flour or atleast with rice flour mixed with chalk or rock dust.Rice flour is seen as an offering to Lakshmi, the goddess of rice. In South India, where wealth is measured in terms of rice fields, Lakshmi plays an essential caretaker role to assure the family’s continued existence and survival. The goddess has the power to attract wealth and prosperity and to prevent poverty from entering the home.
By drawing kolams with rice flour,a person would be feeding the ants that will get their day’s food from these works of art and so the person would earn spiritual merit . The rice flour also invites birds and other small critters to eat it, thus inviting other beings into the person’s home and everyday life: a daily tribute to harmonious co-existence. It is a sign of invitation to welcome all into the home, not the least of whom is Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity. Read more of this post
November 14, 2012 2 Comments
Annakuta is the fourth day of the Diwali festival, just the day after the main Diwali day. It falls on the first day of the fortnight of the waxing moon, also known as Shukla Paksha, in the Hindu month of Kartik.
This is a very special day for the devotees of Krishna, who celebrate it as the anniversary of the day Krishna instituted the worship of the Govardhan Hill.
Long ago,on the day after Diwali the residents of Vrindavan used to worship Indra. Indra was the demi-god in charge of rains and the people believed that unless he was appeased Indra would withhold the rains and ruin the crops. Read more of this post
July 19, 2012 4 Comments
According to Hindu astrology,the favourable alignment of stars on the day of Guru pushyamrut makes it ideal for new beginnings and results in good -luck,success and prosperity.Pushya means to nurture,strengthen or multiply.Pushya is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu astrology.Gurupushyamrut or Guru Pushyamrut Yoga is the day when the Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday/Guruvar.In Hindu astrological terms there is amrut or amrit on the day and Guru Pushya Nakshatra Yoga helps convert your good effort to good luck.
The planet Lord Brihaspati,i.e.,Jupiter/Guru,who is believed to be the preceptor pf the Gods,is believed to have originated in Pushya Nakshatra.Lakshmi,the Goddess of Wealth was born on Pushya Nakshatra.Hence the day is believed to be doubly good for building good fortune.
On this day,prayers are offered to Goddess Lakshmi and her blessings are sought,Buying gold on this day is believed to bring good luck,prosperity and wealth.It is also believed to be advisable to buy silver,gemstones or diamonds,start new businesses,buy property and other investments,do grahpravesh puja (house warming) and vidhya aramb (start schooling) on this day.
May 24, 2012 2 Comments
This short post is for all the people who reached my blog today searching for the temple to go to for getting rid of bad debts quickly.
The Kadan Nivartheeswarar Koil,a Shiva Temple at Thirucherai near Kumbakonam , TN is believed to be the temple to go to for debt relief.
Mondays are believed to be special for Lord Shiva. So Lord Shiva as Kadan Nivartheeswarar,has to be worshipped for eleven consecutive Mondays here to get rid of debts. If you can’t stay for eleven days,then while visiting the temple you can register your name (mention your birth star, gothram, names of your other family members and their birth star) for the archana (chanting) that will be performed on eleven Mondays. The cost for this is Rs.165/-. The prasadam is sent every week and will reach you every Wednesday/Thursday for eleven consecutive weeks. At the end of the eleventh week, or at any later date, you can visit the temple and take part in an abhishegam (ablution) that is done every Monday. Read more of this post
October 4, 2011 22 Comments
A bit of good luck never hurt any body.Or is it the belief that we are going to encounter good luck that keeps us in a winning frame of mind?In any case. here are some Hindu beliefs to increase one’s success:
Traditional wisdom informs us that activities done at certain times of the day give good or bad results due to overriding universal influences. There are energies working to move time and events and by following some rules for navigating these energy-significant periods of times we can maximize positive end-results in daily activities while avoiding the negative ones. Read more of this post
July 14, 2011 2 Comments
The Sripuram Mahalakshmi temple is my new find for the day.I heard about it on the TLC show ‘Oh My Gold-OMG’.The pictures are stunning.I plan on visiting the place on my next visit down South.
The temple is supposedly located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by the Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as Narayani Amma.Sripuram-Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple is supposedly the largest Golden temple in the world, with over 1.5 tonnes of gold used. All the gold work has been done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold. Every single detail has been manually created, including converting the gold ingots to gold foils and then mounting them on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 15 layers have been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art is supposed to have some vedic significance.
The lighting is arranged in such a way that the temple glitters at night. And the LED lighting on the ridge of the roof of the star path is lit up at night so that flights operating in that direction can witness a star on the earth.
A house of gold-a fitting tribute indeed to the Goddess Mahalakshmi!