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Hanuman Jayanti 2015 – Pushkar – INDIA

Jay Hanuman

To mark the birth of Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated all over India in the month of Chaitra in Hindu calendar. Lord Hanuman symbolizes strength and unparalleled devotion and selfless service. He is the greatest devotee of Lord Ram and he is a Brahmachari (celibate) and humility is his hallmark.

The Siddheshwar temple is gearing up to mark the occasion, as the number of visitors is expected to rise around this date, April 3 (Today).

It is believed that regular visitors to the temple will gain special favour of Lord Hanuman. Hundreds of people visit the temple to offer prayers to the deity on every Tuesday and Saturday. The temple celebrates Hanuman Jayanti with various spiritual and religious events.

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Chamunda Devi (Shakti Peeth) Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple in Pushkar (Shakti Peeth in Pushkar)

Chamunda Devi Mandir (Temple) located in the hills of Pushkar is considered as 27th Shakti Peeth (As per temple’s pundit with reference to Devi Bhagwat Puran).

 

[quote]The Shakti Peetha (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ, Śakti Pīṭha, seat of Shakti) is a places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Sati, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect.[/quote]

When Sati, the wife of Shiva and the first incarnation of Parvati, sacrificed herself at a yagna being performed by her father the King Daksha; a very distraught Shiva started dancing with her body. The world was terrorized from this Tandava Nritya and to stop the devastating penance, Vishnu used his Sudarshan chakra (the whirling knife on his finger tip) and completely cut up Sati’s body in several pieces. Wherever her body parts felt, a temple was erected to commemorate different manifestations of Shiva and Parvati and became a Hindu pilgrimage. They are called Pitha or Sakti Peethas.

temple-shakti-peeth-india-pushkarThis place is the 27th power places where the wrists of the goddess fell; the wrists have the significance that we do all the action from the hands via wrists. There are beautiful erotic statues of Shiva and of Shiva and Parvati in an embrace inside the temple which is shown to public only on the special occasion. There is a Kali statue on the extreme left and Gouri Ganesh on the extreme right. It is believed that all the statues are extremely old and relates to the Treta Yuga.

Chamunda Devi Mandir is considered as the ideal place for Gayathri Mantra sadhana.

 

Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman Chalisa

Shri Guru Charan Saroj Raj
Nij mane mukure sudhar
Varnao Raghuvar Vimal Jasu
Jo dayaku phal char

Budhi Hin Tanu Janike
Sumirau Pavan Kumar
Bal budhi Vidya dehu mohe
Harahu Kalesa Vikar

Jai Hanuman gyan gun sagar
Jai Kapis tihun lok ujagar

Ram doot atulit bal dhama
Anjani-putra Pavan sut nama

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi
Kumati nivar sumati Ke sangi

Kanchan varan viraj subesa
Kanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa

Hath Vajra Aur Dhuvaje Viraje
Kandhe moonj janehu sajai

Sankar suvan kesri Nandan
Tej pratap maha jag vandan

Vidyavan guni ati chatur
Ram kaj karibe ko aatur

Prabu charitra sunibe ko rasiya
Ram Lakhan Sita man Basiya

Sukshma roop dhari Siyahi dikhava
Vikat roop dhari lanka jarava

Bhima roop dhari asur sanghare
Ramachandra ke kaj sanvare

Laye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaye
Shri Raghuvir Harashi ur laye

Raghupati Kinhi bahut badai
Tum mam priye Bharat-hi sam bhai
Sahas badan tumharo yash gaave
Us kahi Shripati kanth lagaave

Sankadik Brahmadi Muneesa
Narad Sarad sahit Aheesa

Yam Kuber Digpal Jahan te
Kavi kovid kahi sake kahan te

Tum upkar Sugreevahin keenha
Ram milaye rajpad deenha
Tumharo mantra Vibheeshan mana
Lankeshwar Bhaye Sub jag jana

Yug sahastra jojan par Bhanu
Leelyo tahi madhur phal janu

Prabhu mudrika meli mukh mahee
Jaladhi langhi gaye achraj nahee

Durgaam kaj jagat ke jete
Sugam anugraha tumhre tete

Ram dware tum rakhvare,
Hoat na agya binu paisare

Sub sukh lahai tumhari sarna
Tum rakshak kahu ko dar na

Aapan tej samharo aapai
Teenhon lok hank te kanpai

Bhoot pisach Nikat nahin aavai
Mahavir jab naam sunavai

Nase rog harai sab peera
Japat nirantar Hanumant beera

Sankat se Hanuman chudavai
Man Karam Vachan dyan jo lavai

Sub par Ram tapasvee raja
Tin ke kaj sakal Tum saja

Aur manorath jo koi lavai
Sohi amit jeevan phal pavai

Charon Yug partap tumhara
Hai persidh jagat ujiyara

Sadhu Sant ke tum Rakhware
Asur nikandan Ram dulhare

Ashta sidhi nav nidhi ke dhata
Us var deen Janki mata

Ram rasayan tumhare pasa
Sada raho Raghupati ke dasa

Tumhare bhajan Ram ko pavai
Janam janam ke dukh bisravai

Anth kaal Raghuvir pur jayee
Jahan janam Hari-Bakht Kahayee

Aur Devta Chit na dharehi
Hanumanth se hi sarve sukh karehi

Sankat kate mite sab peera
Jo sumirai Hanumat Balbeera

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosahin
Kripa Karahu Gurudev ki nyahin

Jo sat bar path kare kohi
Chutehi bandhi maha sukh hohi

Jo yah padhe Hanuman Chalisa
Hoye siddhi sakhi Gaureesa

Tulsidas sada hari chera
Keejai Das Hrdaye mein dera

Pavantnai sankat haran,
Mangal murti roop.
Ram Lakhan Sita sahit,
Hrdaye basahu sur bhoop.

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Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna

Krishna is a deity worshiped across many traditions in Hinduism in a variety of perspectives. While many Vaishnava groups recognize him as an avatar of Vishnu, other traditions within Krishnaism consider Krishna to be svayam bhagavan, or the Supreme Being. We are very beginning from the birthplace of lord Krishna. Mathura is the birthplace of lord Krishna. The city of Mathura is located in the western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is situated on the bank of the river Yamuna.

As per the bhagavatam, Krishna had 16,108 wives, of which eight were chief – including Rukmini, Satyabhama and Jambavati. Now in many Islamic forums, I see a post saying that Krishna was a sex addict or a playboy by citing example of 16,108 wives. Instead of finding out the real truth, they make their own assumptions so as to ridicule Hinduism. So, in this article, we will see why he had 16, 108 wives.

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Lord Rama | God Ram and Ramayana

Lord Rama

Ram is the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Ram was born as the eldest son of Dasharatha and Kausalya. This festival falls in Navami which is ninth day of Chaitra month as per Hindu calendar. This festival is also called as Chaitra Masa Shuklapaksha Navami which marks the end of Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

Ramayana and Lord Rama

The epic, Ramayana was written by Maharishi Valmiki. As per the epic Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya had three wives named Kausalya, Sumitra and Kaikeyi in the Treta Yuga. Even after his marriage to three women, Dasharatha was childless for a long time. Rishi Vasishtha suggested him to perform Putra Kameshti Yagna to fulfill his desire of having a child. It was because of this Yagna Lord Rama was born to Kausalya and King Dasharatha. In Hindu Mythology it is believed that whenever there is an eruption of evil power in Earth, Lord Vishnu takes birth on Earth. During this period when Rama was born in Ayodhya the demon Ravana was trying to spread Adharma in Earth. The birth of Lord Rama was celebrated with great passion as the knowledgeable persons of that time visualized that the child born at Ayodhya is not an ordinary child.

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Lord Ganesha | Hindu Elephant God

About Lord Ganesha

Ganapati is considered god of wisdom in Indian mythology. People mostly worship him asking for Siddhi and Buddhi, He is called Vighneshwara the destroyer of obstacles.

Lord Ganesha is considered to be the remover of all obstructions and is Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstructions.HE is regarded as as the god of intellect and wisdom. He is the older son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Legend says it was Parvati who created Ganesh.

A special mixture of his elephant-like head and a quick shifting very small mouse automobile represents great wisdom, intelligence, and presence of head. the relevance of Ganesha, to any hindu is unspeakable. For this purpose you will uncover Ganesha statues and idols, in just about each, household, office, hotel, outlets, all over the place.Small figurines of Ganesha are utilized as Pendants, rings and in decorative diya’s. But, the most famous are the Ganesha Statues in wood, specifically, which are deemed pure.

Different Names of Lord Ganesha

Gadadhara – One who has the mace as his weapon
Gajakarna – One who has eyes like an elephant
Gajanana – Elephant-Faced lord
Gajananeti – Elephant-Faced lord
Gajavakra – Trunk of the elephant
Gajavaktra – One who has mouth like an elephant
Ganadhyakshina Leader of all the celestial bodies
Ganapati – Lord of all Ganas (Gods)
Gaurisuta – The son of Gauri (Parvati)

It is not without reason that a pilgrim or a tourist of any faith visiting pious Pushkar Lake, from across the world instantly feels fascinated to worship sacred lake under the guidance of wise priest and the rituals are: (Pushkar Puja (worship) Process).

After taking bath as per direction of priest, sitting at the bank of lake, one has to sing the prayer of god which symbolized welfare all.

There after putting towel on one’s shoulder and sprinkling pure water on the surface one is asked to speak/pray a hymn which are pray to God Almighty to remove and purify our outer and inner self and to infuse purity all around as well.

 

Before beginning the actual ritual of Pushkar Puja we are obliged to invoke God Ganesha (Elephant God).

 

Then we invoke and invite our Gods of real life viz. – Goddess Lakshmi and God Vishnu, Parvati & Shiva, Indra God of rain, Saraswati Goddess of wisdom, our Parents –Gods, Our Family God and all forms of God before proceeding the main ritual (Pushkar Puja).
And after proper ablution through sacred water and preserving handful water on palm as a mark of prayer and resolution one is asked to pray Vishnu (Great and leading God among trinity Gods) and latter the names of Hindu Calendar Year, Era, Country, on the bank of pious Pushkar Lake, through the individual names, Surname, on particular date, this puja ceremony is performed for the sake of removals of all diseases, ills, poverty, and for the welfare of entire family and for the nuances of all religious scriptures.

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Lord Shiva | Hindu God

About Lord Shiva

Shiva’s actual meaning is “auspicious one” and regarded by some traditions as the most supreme god. In fact, there are many believers of this supreme god! The God of Destruction also has two wives, Parvarti and Shakti. Out of his two wives, he was able to fathered two Hindu gods, Kartikeya and Ganesha and lives above Mount Kailasa found in the Himalayas. The deity Shiva represents goodness, truth and beauty.

Trinity God (Brahma, Vishu, Mahesh(Shiva))

“The Creator” Brahma and “The Preserver” Vishnu. Shiva is the god of change and destruction according to the Hindus religion, and a popular deity. He has the power to bring forth great destruction at the same time; he could also be forgiving and kind.

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Lord Brahma | Hindu God Brahma

About Lord Brahma

It is the human nature to be pure, perfect, at peace and successful in life. What should we do then? Only through obeisance and devotion before a holy form – God – One can be assumed of desired purity and perfection. That is why we visit holy river pond, lake or a shrine where we take holy dip perform ritualistic puja, offer prayer and get rid of all our impurities, imperfection, ills and feel fresh, rejoiced and energized.

Lord Brahma and Pushkar

Lord Brahma, the creator of universe, has chosen to abide-away from the main settlement in this calm and quiet valley. The moment he created this universe and it started functioning, Lord Brahma principal deed was executed. The Aavallis were already in existence when there were no Himalayas and no Alps. It’s possible that Lord Brahma has selected this safe valley to perform his legendary “yagna” in those days. But for the human pilgrims, especially the “Nag Pahar” represented for a long time a hard surmounting barrier, which rendered the pilgrimage to the path of penance. The slopes were the abode of innumerable “rishis” “munis” “yogis” whose caves and hermitages still can be found. Since Mr. Mancnaugthen the superintendent of Ajmer, the hill has lost danger but no beauty spot. Tradition was here again at work. At the time of creation, Lord Brahma assembled all the celestials on this very spot and “yagna” Around the hallowed site, walls were raised for a “pandol” and sentinels placed to guard it from the evil spirit. Therefore the four isolated mountains were created and put towards the cardinal point that they might serve as guardians of four directions. Today the “Ghadumba- Paapmochani , Savitri and Prabhoota Pahar” are as sacred as rest of Pushkar.