Posts made in November, 2011


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To aim is one thing but how do you propose to reach your goal? If one wants to be a great tennis player, he should first examine whether he is suited for the game. Is he tall and strong? Is he fast in his reflexes? Is he able to put in an effort like running 10 to 12 miles a day for several years? Is he prepared to strengthen his muscles spending several hours a week in the gym? Above all, is he prepared to learn from the masters the...

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On this day, Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura. Hence it is called Tripura Poornima. Shiva took the form of Tripurantaka (“Antaka- who ends/ended; of Tripura-Tripurasura”) killed the demon on this day. Tripurasura had conquered the whole world and defeated the gods. He also created three cities in space, together called Tripura.   Lord Shiva used the bow made of mount Meru, the serpent Vasuki is seen as its string...

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This is also called as Vaikunta Chathurdasi. On this day, Lord Vishnu did puja to Lord Shiva. Hence it is considered a very pious day. Even Adi Sankaracharya, when his mother was on her death bed, did Shiva puja and after that, Vishnu puja. There is no difference between Shiva and Vishnu. The differences are created by mere humans(us).

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People do puja to Tulasi(Holy Basil) plant on this special day. This is also called as “Chiluku Dwadasi”, ” Ksheerabdi Dwadasi”, “Govastra Dwadasi” and “Vibhuti Dwadasi”. In the evening, people worship a cow, and put lights in front of God and Tulasi. This day, Lord Vishnu comes to Tulasi Brindavan with Lakshmi and Brahma. People offer lighted pots of silver, or bronze.   Tulasi...

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On this day, Lord Vishnu gets up from his deep sleep or “Yoga Nidra”. All the clouds will be gone and sky becomes clear. It is believed that on this day, angels and demons churned the “ocean of milk”. Hence it is called as “Chiluku Ekadasi”.On this day, people go on a fast during the...

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