Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lord Swaminarayana Temple Chicago, USA




Lord Swaminarayana Temple Is one of the Best Hindu Temple In Chicago. It is also One of the most prominent features of the heritage of Swaminarayan is temple architecture. The images in the temples built by Swaminarayan are the evidence of the priority of Krishna. All of the temples constructed during his life show some form of Krishna, and all temples since have such worshipable murtis. In the temples of the dioceses of Ahmedabad and Vadtal, they are predominantly a central altar or a shrine. Human forms are predominant for an known exception of a Hanuman temple at Sarangpur, where Hanuman is the central figure. The temples have accommodations for sadhus built next to them. Stones were quarried in far places and carried to the temple sites.

Swaminarayan temples, like other Hindu temples, have walkways around the central shrine to allow worshipers to circumambulate the shrine. These are often decorated with designs and inlaid marble. The main shrine area is divided by railings. One side of the railing is reserved for women, as Swaminarayan propagated that men and women should be separated in temples to allow full concentration on god. Men do a specified number of prostrations (as decided by themselves). In front of the men's section, there is a small section reserved for ascetics and special guests. There is great variety in form and nature of the central images, in front of which are gold- or silver-plated doors that open during darshan.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Beautiful Bhrigu Rishi Temple, Gujrat




Bhrigu Rishi is one of the Saptarshis. He is son of Lord Brahma, a devotee of Lord Shiva, father of Lakshmi mata. Once he tested Trimurtis and cursed them for their mistakes. He is one of the Prajapatis. He is father of Jmadagni maharshi, Shukracharya, Chavana maharshi and grandfather of Parasurama. Because of this ashram, this place was previously called as Bhrigu kaksha, later transformed as Bharuch. Thousands of pilgrims visit Brighu Rishi temple in Bharuch, which derives its name from Brighu Rishi. The city has great importance in the Hindu mythology. Legend says that Bhrigu left his hometown in Haryana and migrated to Bharuch on the banks of River Narmada. It is said that this temple was built to honour Maharishi Bhrigu who attained sainthood by maintaining a perfect balance between wisdom and activity.

Maharishi Bhrigu was the saint who wrote the first Indian Astrological work, the Bhrigu Samitha, which contains about five million horoscopes. He tried to write down the destiny of everyone in the universe. The temple's beauty and aura is just amazing. The temple has well carved designs and beautiful architectural presence. The temple was built by the Marathas between 1675 AD and 1686 AD.

Location

The Brighu Rishi temple is situated to the East side of the city in Dandia Bazaar on the banks of river Narmada.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ancient Shivlinga Baijnath Mahadev Temple,Gujarat




Vaijnath Mahadev Temple, Jitodia, Anand, Gujarat.This is very unique Temple because this is one an only temple in the world where water is coming out from Shiv Linga itself. As per legends its believed that originally this Linga was created by Bhima ( Pandava) during there agnatvas, to do worship of Lord Shiva, as years passes this Linga became underground due to weather conditions. This area is also know as Hidimba Van (Hidimba (a.k.a. Bhutandevi) is the wife of the Pandava Bhima and mother of Ghatotkacha). so now this area was used by local people to grazing there animals, one day a cowboy saw that one of her cow is releasing her entire milk on one particular place, now this thing happens every day. Cowboy was shocked, so he informed about this Miracle to King of that area Sri Shindharaj ji, he send his persons to identify this event, there was a small hill type part on ground where cow is releasing her milk, so they decided to excavate that place. during excavation they found that their iron rods are banging with some structure, so they stop and found this Shiv Linga & inform the King about it. King Shindharaj ji decided to remove that Linga from Forest area and install at his place, so he ordered to remove it. even after so much efforts they are unable to find the end of Linga. so they again inform the king. that night god came in to king's dream and gave him order to keep Linga where it is & construct a temple over there only. if you see the Linga you can find so many holes on it, from where the water is coming out. This water is coming out from so many years, no one knows from where this water is coming, local people called this water 'Gangajal' and believe that it has divine power of healing, and take it as a Prasadam. few year back District collector send his experts to check this water, after doing water testing in lab they found some unusual things that this water has same quality as good as Ganga river's water, and even different then available in local area. it's unbelievable

Monday, April 17, 2017

Life Changing Quotes By Lord Krishna


Lord Krishna is another of the most commonly worshipped deities in the Hindu faith. He is considered to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Shree Krishna delivered Bhagwad Gita on battlefield to Arjun. The Lord is usually remembered and worshipped as Radha-Krishna. The pair symbolizes the eternal love between people and god.

1) The happiness which comes from long practice, which leads to the end of suffering, which at first is like poison, but at last like nectar – this kind of happiness arises from the serenity of one’s own mind.



2) It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.

3) A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.

4) No one who does good work will ever come to a bad end, either here or in the world to come

5) Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.



6) The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul.

7) Hell has three hates: lust, anger and greed.

8) Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.



9) Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion.

10) Performing the duty prescribed by (one’s own) nature, one incurreth no sin.

11) Feelings of heat and cold, pleasure and pain, are caused by the contact of the senses with their objects. They come and they go, never lasting long. You must accept them.



12) I am the Atma abiding in the heart of all beings. I am also the beginning, the middle, and the end of all beings.

13) It is Nature that causes all movement.

14) It is I who remain seated in the heart of all creatures as the inner controller of all; and it is I who am the source of memory, knowledge and the ratiocinativefaculty. Again, I am the only object worth knowing through the Vedas; I alone am the origin of Vedānta and the knower of the Vedas too.

15) The wise unify their consciousness and abandon attachment to the fruits of action.

16) You have control over doing your respective duty, but no control or claim over the result. Fear of failure, from being emotionally attached to the fruit of work, is the greatest impediment to success because it robs efficiency by constantly disturbing the equanimity of mind.

17) Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.

18) Selfish action imprisons the world. Act selflessly, without any thought of personal profit.

19) A yogi is greater than the ascetic, greater than the empiricist and greater than the fruitive worker. Therefore, O Arjuna, in all circumstances, be a yogi.

20) For even if the greatest sinner worships me with all his soul, he must be considered righteous, because of his righteous will. And he shall soon become pure and reach everlasting peace. For this is my word of promise, that he who loves me shall not perish.

21) I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world.

22) The cause of the distress of a living entity is forgetfulness of his relationship with God.



23) Lust, anger, and greed are the three doors to hell.

24) From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.

25) For man, mind is the cause of bondage and mind is the cause of liberation. Mind absorbed in sense objects is the cause of bondage, and mind detached from the sense objects is the cause of liberation.

26) There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor any of these kings. Nor is there any future in which we shall cease to be.

27) Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. The will is the only friend of the Self, and the will is the only enemy of the Self.

28) The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of contact with the material mode of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is the all-devouring sinful enemy of this world. PURPORT

29) Our mistake is in taking this for ultimate reality, like the dreamer thinking that nothing is real except his dream.

30) A Self-realized person does not depend on anybody except God for anything.

31) Neither do I see the beginning nor the middle nor the end of Your Universal Form.

32) The one who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is a wise person.

33) I am the sweet fragrance in the earth. I am the heat in the fire, the life in all living beings, and the austerity in the ascetics.

34) There was never a time when I, you, or these kings did not exist; nor shall we ever cease to exist in the future.

35) Works do not bind Me, because I have no desire for the fruits of work.

36) Karma-yoga is a supreme secret indeed.

37) The wise should work without attachment, for the welfare of the society.

38) There is no one hateful or dear to Me. But, those who worship Me with devotion, they are with Me and I am also with them.

39) Those who long for success in their work here [on the earth] worship the demigods.

40) Whosoever desires to worship whatever deity with faith, I make their faith steady in that very deity.

41) The unsuccessful yogi is reborn, after attaining heaven and living there for many years, in the house of the pure and prosperous.

42) I am seated in the hearts of all beings.

43) The One who leaves the body, at the hour of death, remembering Me attains My abode. There is no doubt about this.

44) Those who have no faith in this knowledge follow the cycle of birth and death without attaining Me.



45) He who has no attachments can really Love others, for his love is pure and divine.

46) Among weapons I am the thunderbolt, among cows I am the wish fulfilling cow called Surabhi, among serpents I am Vasuki, I am the progenitor, the god of Love

47) Fill your mind with me, Love me, Serve me, Worship me always. Seeking me in your heart, you will at last be united with me.

48) Blessed is human birth, even the dwellers in heaven desire this birth, for true knowledge and pure Love may be attained only by a human being

49) But of all I could name, verily love is the highest. Love & devotion that make one forgetful of everything else, Love that unites the lover with me



50) The only way you can conquer me is through Love and there I am gladly conquered.

51) When he sees me in all and sees all in me, then I never leave him and he never leaves me. And he, who in this oneness of Love loves me in whatever he sees, wherever this man may live, in truth, he lives in me.



52) Do everything you have to do, but not with greed, not with ego, not with lust, not with envy but with Love, compassion, humility and devotion.

53) I regard as great even the smallest gift offered by my devotees in pure love, but even great offerings presented by non devotees do not please me.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Unknown Facts About Lord Rama




Ramnavami is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus, particularly for the Vaishnava sect of the Hindus. On this auspicious day, devotees repeat the name of Rama with every breath and vow to lead a righteous life. People pray to attain the final beatitude of life through intense devotion towards Rama and invoke him for his blessings and protection.

In Ayodhya, the birthplace of Sri Rama, a big fair is held on this day. In the south of India, the "Sri Ramnavami Utsavam" is celebrated for nine days with great fervor and devotion. So tpday we have best collection of Unknown Facts About Lord Rama And Mata Sita

1)Ramayana has been written by Maharshi Valmiki. The time when King Dashrath had organized a yagya for the birth of Lord Rama, his age was 60 years.

2)Rama is the 7th incarnation of the God Vishnu, and next to Lord Krishna, he is considered to be his most important avatar

3)Lord Rama’s name comes in at the 394th place of the Vishnu Sahasranama, which is a compilation of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu.



4)For the sake of honoring his father, Rama accepted 14 years in exile with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana.

5)Rama is considered to be the ideal man and a perfect human; not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.

6)When Lord Rama went to exile he was 27 years old.

7)When King Dashrath asked Lord Rama to go to a forest, he wanted to give him lots of wealth so that he remains happy there. However, his third wife Kaikayi didn’t allow for the same.



8)Rama’s principle devotee was Hanuman, a symbol of devotion and right action.

9)The entire tale of the Ramayana is Rama’s journey to take back his wife that was stolen by the evil king Ravana, lord of Lanka. It’s widely believed that Rama (Vishnu) and Sita (an incarnation of Lakshmi) have one of the oldest and famous love stories of all time.



10)Lord Rama took Jal Samadhi in the Sarayu River and consequently left the earth forever.

11)Lord Rama prophesied that Vaali would kill him in his next birth and thus take his revenge. Vaali was reborn as a hunter and was the one that caused the death of Lord Krishna.



12)It is believed that Lakshman did not sleep for the entire period of the exile of 14 years in order to protect his brother and sister- in-law. Because of this he is called Gudakesh. When the goddess of sleep appeared before him at the first night of the their exile to the forests and when Rama and Sita were asleep, Lakshman requested the goddess to give him no sleep for the entire 14 years, so that he can be awake to protect his beloved brother and Sita. The goddess was impressed by this and granted the boon on a condition that someone else has to bear his sleep. On Lakshman request the goddess visited his wife Urmila, sister of Sita. Urmila agreed to share her husband loss of sleep, and thus slept for entire 14 years. Hence the reason she is not much in the story, but a strong reason for helping Laksman to kill Ravana son Meghnadh in the war against to Ravana as Meghnadh could be killed only by a man who have not slept for 14 years.

13)The victory of Rama over Ravana is celebrated in a 10 day festival known as Dussehra, and his return to his kingdom and coronation is celebrated with Diwali, the festival of lights.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lord Krishna Teachings To Understand The Real Meaning Of Life




Lord Krishna is the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna is known is the supreme power of all. Here is some Best Inspirational Teachings of Lord Krishna that would make your life easy and happy.

1)This body is not yours, neither of you of the body. The body is made up of fire, water, air, earth and ether and will disappear into these elements. But the soul is permanent- so who are you?



2)Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.

3)A man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he becomes.

4)Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed. When the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.



5)Develop the right attitude towards your job and even the most munden work becomes a source of joy.

6)There is neither this world, nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts.

7)All created beings are unmanifest in their beginning, manifest in their interim state, and unmanifest again when they are annihilated. So what need is there for lamentation?

8)The key to happiness is reduction of desires.

9)Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature.

10)Happiness is a state of mind and has nothing to do with the external world.

11)Change is the law of the universe. What you think of as death, is indeed life. In one instance you can be a millionaire, and in the other instance you can be stepped in poverty. Yours and mine, big and small- erase these ideas from your mind. Then everything is yours and you belong to everyone.



12)Whatever happened. Happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, Will also happen for the good only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not worry for the future. The present is happening. Live in the present.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nishkalangeshwar The Ancient Shiva Temple


Nishkalangeshwar is one of the wonderful, glorious temples in the world. This temple is situated near Bhava Nagar in the Arabian sea, at Gujarat. The main deity is Lord Shiva.People reach out to the Shiva Temple about 1.5 kilometers into the sea. In this historic place, Pandavas, the heroic brothers worshipped the lingas that are symbolic of Lord Shiva after the fierce battle in which they killed their evil cousins as narrated in the epic Mahabharat. The legend says, they established 5 Shiva Lingas at this place and prayed to Lord Shiva to remove all their sins.

During normal times, the temple gets drowned in the sea water, only the flags on the top of the temple are visible. The pillar of the temple is of 20 feet height. Sea water level reaches till the top of the pillar during normal hours, i.e. before 1 PM. Visiting time starts from afternoon 1 PM till night 10’o clock. During these hours the God of sea clears the path for devotees to visit the temple. Again after 10 PM the water level increases and temple will get drowned in the sea water.

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