Significance of Chandan yatra

Significance of Chandan yatra

Introduction

On the auspicious third day of the waxing moon in the month of Vaishaka, the festival of akshay tritiya, which is said to bestow all auspiciousness on any undertaking being started on this day,  is observed all over India, to commemorate various pastimes of the lord. This day also marks the beginning of Chandan yatra, in which the lord is smeared with sandalwood paste due to the scorching heat of the summer season. In this blog we will discuss the significance of Chandan Yatra

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Is it necessary to accept a spiritual master?

Is it necessary to accept a spiritual master?

Introduction

Often this question comes in the mind of a seeker of truth that whether it is necessary to accept a spiritual master? Can’t we understand spiritual subject matter on our own or by reading scriptures? Before understanding the necessity let us understand the role of spiritual master in our lives.

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Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita?

Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita?

Introduction

Is learning Sanskrit necessary to understand Bhagavad Gita? – Recently one student asked a question – whether one can learn Bhagavad-Gita, only by becoming a Sanskrit Scholar? I would like to make a statement on this question because this is a very pertinent question and it may resonate with your personal as well. Normally when I go and speak on Bhagavad-Gita in schools, colleges and universities, people normally ask this question should we learn Sanskrit before we can study Bhagavad-Gita?

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The Solution to Pollution

The Solution to Pollution

Introduction

The Solution to Pollution – From past 200 years environmental pollution has been major concern among the leaders of various nations and amongst scientists and environmentalists. Although various measures have been taken to control pollution still situation has gone worse due to the fact that the heads of the states and the intelligentsia have failed to detect the root cause of environmental degradation.

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How to rule in Kaliyuga?

How to rule in Kaliyuga?

Introduction

The Battle of Mahabharata concludes with the teachings of Srila Bhishmadev to the 5 pandavas including Yudhistira maharaja in the divine presence of Lord Sri Krishna. Srila Bhishmadeva spoke about various topics in a very commanding manner.  Srila Bhismhadeva clearly enunciated the duties of a king, the citizens of four divisions of society, women and devotees of Lord Krishna.

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What is Meditation?

What is Meditation?

What is Meditation? – Whenever we talk of meditation there must be object of meditation, then only our meditation will be steady. Our mind needs a beautiful and permanent object to meditate otherwise it will slip off. Object of meditation is like a hook to the mind. For example if you love somebody, your beloved becomes an object of your meditation. You don’t have to force your mind to think of the person you love rather your mind thinks of your beloved incessantly. Only thing is that you have to give your mind the true object of its meditation. In absence of such an object our meditation will be flickering.

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Search for Happiness

Search for Happiness

Search for Happiness – The driving force behind all our actions is to seek happiness in this material world. If we do not derive any pleasure from activities, then we would never have the interest to perform them. That is the reason why a student burns mid-night oil to study hard, a family man works day and night, a scientist goes on researching, a philosopher writes so many books, a social worker serves the people in the society and the list is endless. But the unfortunate part is that we do not get complete happiness and total satisfaction in this material world simply by performing our material activities. Although we see so many advertisements about happiness, practically speaking we see very few people are happy in this world. In this blog, we will go through what truly is happiness

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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Summary – Karma Yoga

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Summary – Karma Yoga

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Summary – Karma Yoga – Krishna, in the previous chapter, recommends buddhi-yoga, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness as the path of self-realization. Arjuna thought this as retiring from active life and practicing penances in a secluded place. But Krishna is also insisting him to fight the battle. So Arjuna starts this chapter by putting forward this confusion to Krishna. Krishna clears his confusion by explaining Karma Yoga. We will divide this chapter into 6 sections for better understanding.

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Bhagavad Gita Ch 4 Summary- Transcendental  Knowledge

Bhagavad Gita Ch 4 Summary- Transcendental Knowledge

Bhagavad Gita Ch 4 Summary- Transcendental Knowledge – The 4th chapter of Bhagavad-gita is beautifully decorated with 42 verses. In this chapter Krishna is explaining Arjuna about the process to acquire Transcendental knowledge.

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