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Goa : Anti-social elements attack Sanatan’s Ashram in the early morning of ‘Narak Chaturdashi’ Goa : Anti-social elements attack Sanatan’s Ashram in the early morning of ‘Narak Chaturdashi’
On 22nd October 2014 at about 5.30- 6.00 a.m. a group of young men from Kawale, who had taken part in the competition of burning effigy of Narakasur, entered Sanatan’s ashram premises and beat up seekers with stick, iron bars and stones.

Significance of prayer<br />experienced by Non-Hindus Significance of prayer
experienced by Non-Hindus

Westerners and Hollywood film stars taking up Hinduism as their religion, after realizing the importance and the scientific approach involved in every action done.

Do you know why Shiva <br /> beheaded Shri Ganesh ? Do you know why Shiva
beheaded Shri Ganesh ?

Many a times, we feel that the Hindu religious stories are just figments of imagination. This is because Hindus are devoid of Dharma-education right from their childhood. In this very special article, we will learn the story & reasons of Ganesh's beheading.

How to offer Prayer ! How to offer Prayer !
Saying a specific prayer to a particular deity actually enhances our faith in the presence of God, listening to us while we request Him to be with us and help imbibe Divinity. This article will help us understand the type of prayers we can offer to the Deity and gain maximum benefits.

Importance of donating after having darshan (viewing) in a Devalay (Temple) Importance of donating after having darshan (viewing) in a Devalay (Temple)
We all go to the temple in order to have darshan of the Deity and receive blessings. By following the guidelines given to us in our shastras, we can derive maximum Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) from the darshan.

Actions to be performed while leaving the Devalay (Temple) and their underlying science Actions to be performed while leaving the Devalay (Temple) and their underlying science
Most of visit the Devalay to receive blessings of the Deity. In order to derive maximum benefit from the darshan (viewing), one can follow simple guidelines as per the Hindu Dharma.

What should the bride and groom wear ? What should the bride and groom wear ?
Apart from just celebrations, marriage is spiritual practice that attracts sattvik waves. To get benefit from this sattvik waves, the bridal couple should consider the points mentioned ahead while selecting their marriage clothes.

How many pradakshinas (circumambulations) should be performed around a Deity ? How many pradakshinas (circumambulations) should be performed around a Deity ?
Many of us go to the Devalay (Temple) to have darshan (viewing) of the Deity. In order to take maximum benefit of the darshan, one must do pradakshina of the Deity.

The seven layers in the <br /> arrangement of a Devalay (Temple) The seven layers in the
arrangement of a Devalay (Temple)

A Devalay is divided into seven levels. Each level is connected with a Cosmic Principle and in turn purifies the related chakra (Centre in the body through which the spiritual energy flows) of the person taking darshan (viewing) of a Devalay. I

Some common queries regarding darshan (viewing) in a Devalay (Temple) Some common queries regarding darshan (viewing) in a Devalay (Temple)
Most of us visit the Devalay to have darshan of the Deity. In order to receive maximum Chaitanya (Divine consciousness) we must have the darshan in a spiritually correct manner. For this the Hindu Dharma has provided us with a set of guidelines based on shastras.

How should one enter the Sabhamandap (Hall) in a Devalay (Temple)? How should one enter the Sabhamandap (Hall) in a Devalay (Temple)?
In order to derive maximum benefit of darshan (viewing of deity) in a Devalay, one should do it in a spiritually correct manner. We can follow the guidelines given to us based on our shastras.

How should we climb the steps of a Devalay (Temple)? How should we climb the steps of a Devalay (Temple)?
‘Devalay’ is an abode of God, meaning, the actual existence of God. ‘By going to a Devalay our wishes are accepted by God and we experience mental peace’ - with this faith the devotees visit a Devalay.

Why should we have darshan (viewing) <br />of the kalash (Dome) as soon as we enter a Devalay (Temple) premises? Why should we have darshan (viewing)
of the kalash (Dome) as soon as we enter a Devalay (Temple) premises?

Many of us visit the Devalay in order to have darshan of the deity and to benefit from the Shakti (Divine Energy) and Chaitanya (Divine consciousness). Did you know that darshan of the kalash of the temple, as soon as one enters the temple premises, can impart maximum benefit? Let us understand more from this article.

Method of going from the premises towards the sabhamandap of the Devalay (Temple) Method of going from the premises towards the sabhamandap of the Devalay (Temple)
Most of us visit the Devalay in order to have darshan (viewing) of the deity and derive benefit from the saatvik vibrations.

Actions to be performed before entering a <br />Devalay (Temple) and the underlying science Actions to be performed before entering a
Devalay (Temple) and the underlying science

We all may be aware of certain actions that have to be performed when taking darshan (view) in a Devalay. For example, removing one’s footwear, doing Namaskar at the main door before entering the temple, not covering one’s neck at the time of darshan of the Deity.


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