You all must have heard about the Holy Trinity of Hinduism. The Trinity consists of the three most powerful Gods- Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Of these three, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshiped almost all over the world, wherever Hinduism is prevalent. However you may have noticed that Lord Brahma is never worshiped. According to the scriptures, Lord Brahma is the creator.
Tulsi is considered an auspicious plant not just from religious point of view but also from medicinal point of view. A leaf or two in the tea and you can cure common cold and you need to add it to the prasad you make for any pooja or ritual, a Tulsi plant acts as a purifier as it clears the negativity from the house.
God's plan in your life is very unique and extraordinarily planned.He is your creator so he plans your life even before you were born.But God plans can be executed only if you trust in him and keep your whole faith .
Goddess Durga is the mother of the universe and believed to be the power behind the work of creation, preservation, and destruction of the world. Since time immemorial she has been worshiped as the supreme power of the Supreme Being and has been mentioned in many scriptures Yajur Veda, Vajasaneyi Samhita and Taittareya Brahman.
India is one place where they went into elaborate systems of idol-making. This has been misunderstood by other cultures as worshiping some doll as a god. No. Here, people are very much aware that it is we who creates the shapes and forms. You can worship a woman-god and be a Hindu. You can worship a cow and be a Hindu. You can worship a tree and be a Hindu. Or you don’t worship anything and you can be a Hindu.
A temple is a miniature cosmos comprised of the five elements and a presiding deity. A temple is an outgrowth of the deity which has its own independent intelligence and from which energy is constantly radiating. Essentially, temples were designed to be spaces where the mind spontaneously moves within and meditation happens effortlessly. Every aspect of the temple, from the architecture to the rituals to the kinds of worship offered, has been consciously created to make this experience happen.
Dattatreya or Datta is considered by Hindus to be god who is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity has "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. He is the son of Atri, hence the name "Atreya."
Sindooor or vermilion holds lot of importance in Indian society. The tradition of application of Sindoor in the parting of hair by married Hindu women is considered extremely auspicious and is being carried on since centuries. In traditional Hindu society, wearing sindoor is considered must for married Hindu women. It is a visible expression of their desire for their husbands' longevity. Traditionally therefore, widows did not wear vermilion.
Lord Murugan is often referred to as Tamiḻ kadavuḷ the "God of the Tamils” and is worshiped primarily in areas with Tamil influences, especially in Tamilnadu and Pondicherry, Srilanka, Mauritis, Indonesia, Singapore and Reunion. The first elaborate account of Kartikeya's origin occurs in the Mahabharata. In a complicated story, he is said to have been born from Agni and Svaha, after the latter impersonated the six of the seven wives of the Saptarishii (Seven Sages)
Ganesha was very happy. His devotees had given him plenty of sweets and he had taken as many as he could and stuffed himself with quiet a lot sweets as he was walking home. Naturally Ganesha was traveling on his vehicle the mouse, and the two of them scurried along, back home.
The Rudra is the only god who by his infinite powers rules the entire existence and infinite universe. He is the father of Trinity owner of Bramha Vidya. All vedas santana shastras declare unanimously that Shiva is God of all Gods the God of Kaal. The Time itself, there is no power beyond him nothing precedes him he is the one without the second, he is beyond Vidya, Avidya Maya and Mahamaya no law of existence or karma touches him
Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge and moved from generations to generations as traditions. Though the common people did not know science in it, they were following it very faithfully over the years.
The 3rd day of waxing Moon holds the clue to the nature of the monsoon in the upcoming season. This phase of the moon is popularly known as “MoonRaam Pirai" the 3rd phase of the crescent moon. People consider it to be rare to see this as it will be low in the sky and hidden by clouds in the monsoon season. But this phase of the crescent must be somehow sighted to make sure that the tips of the crescent are in the expected positions that guarantee good monsoon and reasonable price level.
The main aspects of the Thai Poosam festival are Sakthi Malai (IRUMUDI), Velvi and Jyothi Darshan (worshipping the divine flame). Sakthi Malai (Irumudi) involves Sakthis (devotees of Amma) putting the Sakthi malai (beaded garland with a blessed dollar coin) around their neck in their Mandrams and observe fasting and penance for 3-5 days. They then travel to the Siddhar peetam and complete their Irumudi by performing Abishegam (milk anointment) to the Swayambu.
Thai Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Thai (January – February). Thai Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives. Thai Amavasya 2017 date is Friday, January 27. Special prayers, rituals and offerings are made on the day for departed souls to rest in peace.