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10 Motivational Quotes to Jump Start Your Day
10 Motivational Quotes to Jump Start Your Day

It is an undeniable fact that it is the beginning of something that often ends up in determining how the thing will go. Thus, if you start something having full faith in your abilities and believing that this is something that is going to be good, chances are that you will ace it. However, if you begin the same thing on a negative note and have doubts on your abilities, you will not make it.

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The Incredible Lord Ganesha
The Incredible Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha is the embodiment of perfection. He is the one who not only removes the hindrances from the lives of his devotees, but also guides them in the right direction.

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Truths about Hindu Belief
Truths about Hindu Belief

Man is a gregarious animal and cannot live by himself. When he lives in a society and interacts with other human beings, there is a certain protocol that he or she must follow.

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Why Hanuman was Born in the Form of Monkey
Why Hanuman was Born in the Form of Monkey

Hanuman is one of the important characters in the epic Ramayana. Lord Hanuman is the symbol of power. There are different meanings of the name of Lord Hanuman. Being the son of Vayu, he is known as Pavanputra. He is also called "Brahmachari" among his disciples.

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Chanakya Niti: How To Prepare Yourself For Bad Times
Chanakya Niti: How To Prepare Yourself For Bad Times

Chanakya was a great philosopher, besides being one of the greatest political and economic advisers. Under the reign of Chandragupta Maurya, he took the country to great heights and the era was hence known as the Golden Era.

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How Lord Shiva Tested Goddess Parvati's Love
How Lord Shiva Tested Goddess Parvati's Love

It was only after a hard penance that Goddess Parvati could get Lord Shiva as her husband. Lord Shiva had vowed that he would never get married. Taking advantage of this vow, many demons had even started using it for their protection.

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When Lord Vishnu Visited Mrityu Loka
When Lord Vishnu Visited Mrityu Loka

Lord Vishnu once thought of visiting the Mrityu Loka. As he discussed it with Goddess Lakshmi, she expressed her wish of accompanying him to the Mrityu Loka. However, Lord Vishnu said it was not safe for her to go to that place since she did not know all the rules of the place. However, Goddess Lakshmi still requested him to take her along.

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Six Things that Only Lord Hanuman Could Do
Six Things that Only Lord Hanuman Could Do

Shiv Puran says that Lord Hanuman was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Lord Ram was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is said that Lord Hanuman took birth just to help Lord Ram, in his aim of establishing Dharma on the earth. Scriptures mention that there were a few things only Lord Hanuman could do.

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Why do We Light a Lamp During Puja?
Why do We Light a Lamp During Puja?

The use of earthen lamps known as Diyas is prevalent in India from more than 5000 years ago. Hinduism considers it mandatory to light a lamp during puja. Different types of diyas are decorated according to the festivals and are available in the market at the time of festivals.

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21 Names of Lord Ganesha and Associated Mantras
21 Names of Lord Ganesha and Associated Mantras

Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles. He is the patron of all arts and sciences. He is also known as the bestower of intellect and wisdom. He is worshipped at the beginning of every Hindu ritual. He is the one who makes every occasion, every project a success. It is said that we should start every auspicious venture only after taking his blessings.

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Things to Remember while Performing Shradh Ceremony
Things to Remember while Performing Shradh Ceremony

Shradh or Pitra Paksha, falling during the Bhadrapad or the Ashvin month, is dedicated to the ceremony done for the long dead ancestors. Pitra Paksha is a period of fifteen days, during which various rituals for the peace of the departed souls are performed.

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8 Types of Marriages in Hinduism
8 Types of Marriages in Hinduism

Marriage in Hinduism is a spiritual concept. There are four stages of life in Hinduism: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanparastha and Sanyasa. From these Grihastha refers to the stage of marriage (also known as the stage of the householder). Marriage is an institution through which a person moves from Brahmacharya to Grihastha.

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Four Stages of Life According to Hinduism
Four Stages of Life According to Hinduism

Hinduism is one of the biggest religions in the world. It is the oldest religion in the world and the third largest after Christianity and Islam. According to the Hindu books on religion and life, there are four basic stages of life. The stages are also known as Ashrama in Sanskrit.

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Navadurga: Nine Manifestations of the Goddess
Navadurga: Nine Manifestations of the Goddess

Goddess Durga is worshipped in her nine different forms during the Navratri festival. Worshipped mainly for power, peace and prosperity, Goddess Durga fulfils all the wishes of those who worship her during Navratri.

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How and Why Did Goddess Durga Kill Mahishasura?
How and Why Did Goddess Durga Kill Mahishasura?

Navratri is celebrated as the time when the Goddess had saved the world from the atrocities of the demon Mahishasura. Celebrating the victory of the Goddess in the battle which went on for nine days, devotees observe fasts for all these nine days.

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Saraswati Puja During Navratri: Puja Vidhi and Significance
Saraswati Puja During Navratri: Puja Vidhi and Significance

The nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshipped during the Navratri. Goddess Durga is the manifestation of power, peace, prosperity and knowledge. Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Parvati, Goddess Mahakali, Goddess Saraswati all are just the different forms of Goddess Durga.

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