What is the importance of Guru?

In the present birth, everyone seeks guidance from teachers, doctors, lawyers etc. for simple aspects. If this be so, it is really beyond our imagination to understand the importance of the Guru, the one who releases us from the cycle of birth and death. One should surrender unto the Guru, so that the Guru can control his mind till its dissolution. Surrender unto the Guru completely and then leave the rest to Him.

Qualities of Guru

Qualities of Guru : A Guru has all the qualities that an ideal teacher possesses.

Bhasma

Pure Ash is known as bhasma., the remains of samidha (Sacrificial firewood) and ghee (Clarified butter) after they are burnt in a Yadnya (Sacrificial fire) are known as bhasma.

Forms of God Shiva (Part 2)

This article highlights valuable information on different forms of Shiva like Vetal, Bhutanatha & Nataraj.

Diwali (Deepavali)

The word Diwali has originated from Deepavali, which in turn is formed as deep (lamp) + avali (row). Deepavali is thus a row of lamps. During Diwali, lamps are lit everywhere.