Shudh Roli Tika – For all Auspicious Occasions

Shudh Roli Tika

Shudh Roli Tika or Tilak is a comprehensive tika or tilak pack which is ready to use. Having Shuddhi’s Roli Tika means one need not to roam in order to collect various household items for auspicious tika or tilak. It has all the auspicious herbal items put together naming:

  • Haldi
  • Gangajal
  • Rose Petals

Benefits:
-When Roli Tika is applied on the forehead it energies us
– Connects Body, Mind and Soul
– Skin Friendly

Usage:
– Can be used on all Religious Occasions and Festivals

Also check Shudh Chandan Tika for Peace of Mind

Shraad: Meaning, Tithi & Significance

Definition:
The word Shraad have orginated from Sanskrit language, which signifies “anything finished with earnestness and confidence” . Shraad in simpler terms symbolizes our ancestors. The entire thought of it is to recall our predecessors with appreciation. “Shraad” likewise signifies “Shraddha” which implies genuine adoration. It is performed upon the commemoration of the deceased relative according to the Panchang (The Hindu Calendar) or amid the time of dark fortnight called Pitra Paksha. Pitra Paksha is considered the best time to pay gratitude to the ancestors . Only after completion of this time period all the auspicious activities start taking place and  the Hindu festivals start getting celebrated.

Tithi:
Month: Krishna Paksha of Ashwin Month ( Hindu month )
Begin: From Fullmoon i.e. Purnima
End: Dark Night i.e. Amavasya
Dates for 2015: 28 September to 12 October

 Objective:
1. Deceased Ancestors who are present in the Pitru region by performing Shraad are given momentum with the goal that they can advance to a higher sub-plane of existence.

2. Fulfilling wishes and longings of the demised ancestors from ones’ family who are caught in the negative locales because of unfulfilled yearnings and giving energy for their further advance.

Significance and Benefit:
The custom of Shraddha repays our obligations towards ancestors, as well as it is a way to repay debts towards God and Sages. For all what we have received from our ancestors is repaid by virtue of our actions. Shraad creates a link between God & Sages and we try to please them by performing such noble gestures and rituals. With this we are basically helping our ancestors in attaining the final freedom. By performing the custom of Shraad, we are getting support  from Vasu, Rudra and Aditya (Vasu implies goals, Rudra implies disintegration and Aditya implies brilliance or activity) and hence can give momentum to our deceased forefathers and can get blessing from the God in return.

 Mythology:
According to the Mahabharata, Karna’s soul was sent to heaven upon his death.  But over there he was offered only gold and silver ornaments in place of food. He went to the Lord Indra, where he asked the reason for this. Lord Indra said that in his life on Earth he only donated gold and silver ornaments to the people in need but food was never donated by him for his ancestors. In response Karna said he was not aware of his ancestos so Lord Indra gave him 15 days to go back to Earth to offer food for his ancestors. In order to fulfill his desire Karna performed Shraadh rituals for his ancestors on Earth.

Raksha Bandhan Muhurta 2015

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Poornima : A festival dedicated to Sisters & Brothers

Literal Meaning : What is Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the combination of two words – ” Raksha” & “Bandhan” celebrated once a year on Poornima Day of Hindu Calendar Month – Sravana.  It is a day when sisters tie (bandhan) up a holi thread on the wrist of brothers and remind them for their commitment to protect (raksha) sisters from all evils.

Muhurta for Raksha Badhan in the year 2015
Afternoon or Aparahan is very auspicious muhurat for this day.  Rakhi ceremony can be celebrated in Pradosh time when the Aprahan Muhurat is not available, with a caution to not perform the rituals in the Bhadra Muhurat as that is considered inauspicious.
Date : August 29
Auspicious Muhurta : From 1:50 pm onwards till 8:58 pm
Aparahan 
: From 1:50 in the afternoon to 4:10 in the same afternoon
Bhadra Time
: 10:15 am to 1:50 pm
Pradosh Kaal : From 6:42 in the evening to 8:58 at night
Purnima Tithi
: Begins from 3:35 am on August 29
Purnima Tithi
:  Finishes at 12:05 am on August 30

Religious Stories – Pauranik Katha
Story 1
The festival of Raksha Bandhan has a lot of history attached to it and many different stories that are linked with the Hindu mythology. Amongst the many popular stories one states that once there was a war between the devils and Gods, in which unfortunately the devils were winning. Right then and there, Lord Indra called Lord Brihaspati for some counsel and amid that time, while his wife Indrani was already there.  Before Brihaspati could recommend something, Indrani said to them that in order for the Gods to win the fight she knows what needs to be done. Indrani arranged a talisman in Shravan’s Shukl Purnima following day and got that special necklace tied on her spouse’s wrist by Brahmins. As an after effect of which, the Gods won the fight and Indra stayed unscathed. Since that day, the ornament came to be known as Raksha Sutra and from that point onwards, Rakhi is praised on full moon in the Shravan month.

Story 2
Raksha Bandhan story is also identified with the epic Mahabharata. According to that story, Lord Krishna’s index finger was injured while he was executing ShishuPal. Seeing this Draupadi tore a bit of her sari and tied it on his hurt finger in order to stop the blood. That bit of piece of clothing worked as a Raksha Sutra for Shri Krishna and as a token of gratitude Shri Krishna chose to shield her from that day on wards. As a result of the same Shri Krishna saved Draupati in King Dhritarashra’s court when she was being disrobed.

Story 3
Another mainstream story is that King Bali once reached out to Lord Vishnu to shield his kingdom from foes. Vishnu chose to help Bali and for that, he was prepared to leave his home. But this was not what Goddess Lakshmi wished, hence she came to Bali’s home in mask of a Brahmin lady and requested a place to stay. Upon the arrival of Shravan Purnima, she tied a string on Bali’s wrist and told him the reason for her arrival. By this gesture of the Goddess Bali got touched and asked Lord Vishnu not to leave his home. Therefore Raksha Bandhan is also known as “Baleva” which depicts the commitment of King Bali towards Lord Vishnu.

 Relevance and Ritual
The relationship of a brother and sister is very unique, we fight, shout at each other but at the same time we adore one another at the end of the day. Every single moment spent with him or her is cherished for life time. Rakhsha bandhan is the day to relive all those beautiful days gone by and built some more memories of same compassion with our brothers and sisters.

As per the Hindu maas/month it falls in Shravan maas. On this day in the morning everyone gets ready in the best their attire to celebrate Raksha Bandhan also known as Rakhi Poornima or Rakhi. Sisters perform tilak  or tika ceremony, tie rakhi on the wrists of their brothers and pray to God for their good health and fortune. In return brothers give a promise to protect them and take care of them. They also gift chocolates and other treats to their sisters as a token of affection.


Vrat or Fasting – For Longevity and Good Health

What is Vrat/ Fast?
The literal meaning of Fast or Vrat is the ancient tradition in different religions to not eat anything for a day in order to please the respective deity and get the phalam/ blessing from them. Through vrat or fast a devotee depicts self control.

Process of keeping vrat or fast
Although different fasts have different guidelines attached to them on how to keep that particular fast or vrat but most commonly  in fasts the person is on liquid diet and can eat preferably fresh fruits.

Benefits of keeping fast

  • Health Benefits
    It works as a detoxification therapy for the human body. It cleanses the body, mind and soul. All the junk food, inorganic items which we put into our system harms and imbalances our biological system. By keeping a fast for a day we are giving a break to our digestive system to restore itself.
  • Religious Benefit
    The main objective or purpose of keeping fast or Vrat is to please the Isht or God to bless  us and fulfill the desired wish.

Who should not fast?
Fast or Vrat is not advisable for pregnant women, young children, diabetics and people suffering from sickness or any other serious ailment.

Devshayani Ekadashi : An auspicious day to Pray and Fulfill your DESIRES!

Devshayani Ekadashi – Significance,  Mythology and Prayers

Occurrence as per Hindu Calender  :Once in a year in Hindu month – Ashaad Maas on the 11th  (Ekaadashi) in Shukla Paksha.

In Gregorian Calendar, it is falling on 27th July 2015 this year.

Mythology: 

It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu goes to Yoga Nidra (Divine Sleep) for four months by giving his powers to Lord Shiva in his absence.  Bhagwaan Vishnu is the palak/ operator of the entire Sristi or World. He is believed to be present in all the auspicious ceremonies. No auspicious ceremony is performed during Hari Shayan. During the period of HARI SHAYAN for four months, Lord Shiva is worshiped predominantly. As per a belief, devotees offering prayers to Lord Shiva in this period  get the blessing of Lord Vishnu too.   Lord Vishnu wakes up  from shayan (divine sleep) on Devotthan  Ekadashi after which all  auspicious ceremonies start getting celebrating. It is observed that lot many marriages take place on the day of Devotthan Ekadashi even if there is no Muhurata, because it is considered to be  most  auspicious.

Prayers : 

In year in 2015 the Devshayani Ekadashi is falling in the Anuradha Nakshatra. The lord of this nakshatra is Saturn or Shani .  Lord Shani is the karaka  of  services, miseries, discipline etc. Keeping fast on the day of Harishayan Ekadashi is said to be very good for the native who have ill placed Saturn or going through  Sade Saatis or  Mahadashaas.

Other Names :  Hari Shayan Ekadashi,  Padma Ekadashi, Aashaadi Ekadashi

Why Should I Pray?

Why Should Pray! A thought to believe in yourself!!!

Do You Know?

Why is one man sad and another man happy?
Why is one man joyous and prosperous and another man poor and miserable?
Why is one man fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence?
Why does one man have a beautiful, luxurious home while another man lives out a meager existence?
Why is one man a great success and another an abject failure?
Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular?
Why is one man a genius in his work or profession while the other man toils and moils all his life without doing or accomplishing anything worthwhile?
Why is one man healed of a so-called incurable disease and another isn’t?
Why is it so many good, kind religious people suffer the tortures of the damned in their mind and body?
Why is it many immoral and irreligious people succeed and prosper and enjoy radiant health?
Is there an answer to these questions? YES Certainly!

PRAYER IS THE ANSWER

What is prayer?

Prayer is the harmonious interaction of the conscious and subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed for a specific purpose.

Why should I pray?

Desire is prayer. Everyone desires health, happiness, security, peace of mind, true expression, but many fail to achieve clearly defined results.  Say if you have desire for perfect health, the “power of desire”  or “power of prayer”  would enable you fulfill your desire.

What do you believe?

It is not the thing believed in that brings an answer to man’s prayer; the answer to prayer results when the individual’s sub conscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his mind. This law of belief is operating in all religions of the world and is the reason why they are psychologically true. People from all religions may get same answers to their prayers, not because of the particular creed, religion, affiliation, ritual, ceremony, formula, liturgy, incantation, sacrifices, or offerings, but solely because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which they pray.

The law of life is the law of belief, and belief could be summed up briefly as a thought in your mind. As a man thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his mind, body, and circumstances. A technique, a methodology based on an understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing it will help you to bring about a subconscious embodiment of all the good things of life. Essentially, answered prayer is the realization of your heart’s desire.

 

Everyone Prays some time or the other

Do you know how to pray effectively?

How long is it since you prayed as part of your everyday activities?  In an emergency, in time of danger or trouble, in illness, and when death lurks, prayers pour forth—your own and friends. You might have read in daily newspaper. It is reported that prayers are being offered up all over the nation for a child stricken with a so called incurable ailment, for peace among nations, for a nation just shaken by an earthquake. Later it is reported that when rescued people  said that they prayed while waiting for rescue. An airplane pilot says that he prayed as he made a successful emergency landing etc..

Certainly, prayer is an ever-present help in time of trouble; but you do not have to wait for trouble to make prayer an integral and constructive part of your life. The dramatic answers to prayer make headlines and are the subject of testimonies to the effectiveness of prayer.

How to pray effectively?

Wonders happen when you pray effectively. A prayer done with a strong desire, belief and pious thought would certainly yield the desired results. It is a scientific way to tap the realm of infinite power within you enabling you to get what you really want in life. You desire a happier, fuller, and richer life. Begin to use this miracle working power and smooth your way in daily affairs, solve business problems, and bring harmony in family relationships.

What do you need to pray effectively?

  • Belief in GOD whichever religion you belong to.
  • A specified time to pray i.e every Sunday or every day before leaving office or every after coming back from office.
  • Some religious articles to take you closer to your belief i.e incense sticks , candles etc
  • The more you pray you will find that cosmic powers have been activated within you and you will thrive to achieve the task you desired and you will get it certainly.

 

Havan Samagri

Havan Samgri

What is Havan Samagri?

Havan Samagri or Hawan Samgri is a mix of herbal roots, leaves and other sacred items dried and mixed in specified quantity as described in Vedas.

What is the use of Havan Samagri?

It is a sacred offering in hawan (a holy fire) after chanting the mantra each time along with cow ghee and other items. Significance of hawan samagri and vedic yagna is defined in Vedas.

Contents of the Hawan Samagri:

Hawan Samagri Ingredients are approximately 70.
Agar Wood
Anwala
Bach
Baheda
Bawachi
Bay Leaves
Cardamom Green
Chharil
Cloves
Daru
Haldi
Deodar
Dhawai Phool
Dry Coconut or Sookha  Nariyal
Dry Eucalyptus leaves
Guggal or Guggul
Guruch
Harr or Harad
Howber
Indra Jau
Jara Kush
Jata Masi  or Balchhad
Kamal Gatta
Kapoor Kachari
Nag Keshar
Nagarmotha
Nutmeg
Red Sandal Wood
Sandal Wood
Sugandh Bala
Sugandh Kokila
Sugandh Mantri
Tagar Wood
Talish Patra
Tej Bal Wood
Tomad Bee

How to make hawan samagri?

Dry the leaves and roots in a shadowed open space till the entire moisture is removed. Mix these together and grind the mixture.

What is Yagya, Yagna or Hawan?

Yagna disseminates positivity in micro form and purifies the air and remove negativity from the environment. It also works as disinfectant.

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Havan Samagri

Worshipping your deity With Pure Pooja Items

People in India like to buy puja items to offer prayer to his/ her deity. Divinestore.in offers Buy Authentic Pooja Items Online India. Place order to revere your God/ Goddess.

Worshipping your deity with pure pooja items offers eternal peace and joy. Hymn the name of your revered god is main path to spirituality. Tulsi mala is extremely important for it. Besides these malas, sphatika and Rudraksha mala can also be worn.

Pooja is an integral a part of Hindu culture and throughout the year, we tend to celebrate the pooja of various Hindu gods and goddesses. It is the only way to connect yourself to your inner soul and at the same time connect yourself to the god and gurus.

It entails the use of various numbers of materials. Varied spiritual and religious accessories embellish the mind with clean thoughts. A number of the foremost vital Pooja items embody god and god idols, diyas, garland, mukut, sculptures, camphor, puja thali, chandan, haldi, kumkum, bell, and many others.

The other religious or puja items like Rudrakshas, Panchpatra, Saligrama, dry fruits, and flower help make feel spiritually. Akshat is unbroken rice grains that are offered to god so as to achieve wealth and prosperity. They are offered to the deities while chanting. Bhasma or vibhuthi protects the user from health problem and evil by purifying him or her.

Puja things like incense sticks facilitate to create ambiance for spiritual forces in and around us. Ever since time immortal, incense has been accustomed kindle moods. The divine fragrance that are pervaded by dhoop incense sticks calm the mind and carry the spirits and enlivens the environment.

Incense sticks are one among the vital puja materials that unfold lovely aroma in your home and surroundings. These sticks will burn slowly with an excellent aroma and enduring presence which will augment the ambiance where you worshipping the God.

Kapur is regarded as the basic part of Hindu worship. It is a granular crystal obtained from the foundation, branch and leaf of the camphor tree by distillation method. It evaporates directly without leaving its traces. It is considered as in-born tendencies like ego. When such tendencies burn by the fire of knowledge, vasanas also leave us without leaving its traces behind.

Gomati chakra and Moti Shankh are a number of the Hindu prayer items that are considered as the symbols of growth and prosperity. They push back negativity and sanctify with abundance and sensible luck.

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