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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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