#Nutshell

There’s a centre of this Universe, 

Creation, destruction and re-creation,all of it pivots around this Mighty Force,

Beliefs may differ, but the faith is constant,

A Loving Father, A Caring Mother, A true friend, A supporting sibling; 

The Almighty is ONE IN ALL! AND ALL IN ONE!

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#Nutshell

We need to believe in ourselves, and the rest will follow!

Now this is nothing new to you, still the statement holds so much strength to make you confident throughout the life…

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The belief and Power of Love…

She plunged herself through the fire,

Only because she believed that Fire could not put an end to their love and guess what,It didn’t!

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SitaRam an eternal epitome of Love!

Jai SiyaRam!!

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Saavan and Lord Shiv Pooja

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Saavan(or Shravan) month of the Hindu Calender is said to be the most auspicious month(mid July to mid August) in the Hindu mythology. It is often marked with the advent of Monsoons over the Indian peninsular region which is revered as God’s blessings in the form of rains as it is these rains which help the farmers in providing emmense Water for irrigation.

Lord Shiv is said to have drunk the ‘Halahal(Poison)’ as it appeared during ‘Samudra Manthan’and thus protected the humanity and He became famous among the devotees as ‘Lord Neelkanth’ as his throat became blue because of the ‘Halahal’. You can now imagine how the God loves their creations. We too should try to maintain and strengthen this healthy relationship with spirituality. The mind is  should be pure and belief should be firm.

Saavan is also believed as the month during which the devotees offer their prayers along with ‘GangaJal( Water from the Holy Ganges)’ on the ‘Shivling’.( Shivling often has varied meanings prevlent among the masses but the most accepted belief is that Lord Shiv is worshipped in the ‘shivling’ form and hence it stands His  worship symbol for the devotees) .

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It is a common belief among majority of the Hindu masses to observe austerity and fasting during this period. They travel to various Rivers

( Especially the Holy Ganges, Godavari, Shipra,Narmada), collect ‘Water’ in small pots which in turn are attached to the ‘Kaanvar’, a beautifully decorated arrangement as shown below. 

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These ‘Kaanvars’ are carried by the devotees on their shoulders to temples in their regions usually on footIt is believed that the ‘Kaanvars’ are not to be brought in contact with the ground until they are offered to the ‘Shivling’. The journey is none less than a festival. Many stalls are lined up for supporting and encouraging the devotees during the journey by providing them with food, and water and other requisites to make their journey a comfortable and memorable one. Free ‘Sharbat’ (An Indian drink prepared with water sugar and other flavouring syrups) stalls are very frequently installed along the route to keep the devotees energised during the entire journey. Stands are provided to keep the kanwars momentarily.

Their journey is often taken up saying ‘Har Har Mahadev’ or ‘Bol Bum’ (Hail the Lord Shiv). When they offer their collected water of the pots on the ‘Shivling’ and offer their prayers to Gods and Goddesses their journey is marked to be successful.God bestows them with blessings and it is believed that all your wishes come true(obviously it has be supported by equal amount of efforts by the people, as God helps those who at least ‘try’ to help themselves).

You can read in further details(if you’re curious to know more) from the following link

More on Saavan(rudraksha-ratna.com)


Lord Shiv is believed to be:

 ‘Bhole Baba'(The Lord who gets happy just with little amount of devotion, purity of Mind and soul and true belief)

A tri leaf combo( Belpatra) and ‘Dhatoora flower’ are the simplest offerings a devotee can offer.

Generally, fasts are observed on every Monday of Saavan Month. It is also believed that Girls keep fast to ensure that they get their desired soulmates. 

In a nutshell, Savan stands as bringing the devotees closer to their Almighty and connecting the mortal and the spiritual world together by means of Beliefs, traditions and simple rituals that have been prevlent in India since time immemorial and shall continue forever.

Om Namah Shivay

ऊँ नम: शिवाय

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Are the youngsters not interested in religion?

Hi guys, The other day, I was glancing over the articles in one of the magazines ,when I found the interview of one of my favourite Authors. I started reading and following 3 to 4 questions he was questioned on how did he manage to publish his first book on his own.

The author replied, ” My first book was rejected by almost every publisher I approached.They reasoned that YOUNGSTERS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN RELIGION.Finally I had to self publish it ”

Now, this is a big statement for any publishing house to make, as it nearly contradicts the entire youth generation as they are openly called as someone who have no interest in religion or religious talks!

What I personally feel, the youngsters today have a more developed outlook towards every phenomenon of the society. They have carved out broader views on religion, family, relationships, life, and growth.

They love God even more, but do not want to confine themselves into the ideologies of a certain religion. BASICALLY, YOUNGSTERS HAVE ACCEPTED A GLOBAL RELIGION.

They are free to frame the best principles and ideologies  out of the global curriculum.They have setup new benchmarks utilising both technology and the traditional perspectives. 

In a comic way if I would say,

“They dont mind conversing with God when they’re having burgers and fries ”

” They dont mind sharing their thoughts with Almighty while offering Him a sip of their coke”

 

In a nutshell, 

They Dont Just Revere God, but Love Him!

 Time to ponder over! Please do share your views!

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I-pad in the temple!

Its not everyday, that you visit a temple to offer your prayers and find different and unique ways of praying to God. The faith itself is a big word, being the founding stone of hope, it can empower you with varying strengths at each step of your life.

Everyone, may look over the following excerpt differently and I respect everyone’s sense of judging the things, for I have nothing to say to belief but I just have to communicate the Uniqueness and Stern hope in the man’s form of worship.

As I entered the temple,the environment was preoccupied with the divine enchanting verses from the ‘Hanuman Chalisa’. I felt good about the ambience, but I had no clues where were the chants coming from. NO not from the speakers of the temple premises.A seemingly aged man probably in his 50s was sitting on a chair with an I-pad, his hands partially dedicated in prayer, and the chanting verses flowing out of the speakers of the I-Pad. He sat there for near about 15 minutes and when the verses were complete, he stood up carefully with the help of his Alumunium walking stick with rubber handle. He lurched forward to bow his head infront of the statue of Lord Hanuman , and slowly tiptoed to the priest ensuring the acceptance of the ‘Prasaad’. He gradually walked down the steps, boarded his car and went away.

I kept on pondering about this man and probably , the most unique form of worship which I could notice, since my birth.
I kept silent and a smile appeared on my face for no  reason known!

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