Month: July 2016

✳️Today’s Panchang 31st july 2016✳️

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The daily update of the planetary positions as per time, place and circumstances. The planet transit chart is as per 5:30 am, New Delhi.31 JULY

Why do we perform aarti

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Towards the end of every ritualistic worship (puja or bhajan) of the Lord, we perform the aarti. This is always accompanied by the ringing of the bell and sometimes by singing, playing of music.Manas DresswallaIt is referred to as the auspicious light. Holding the lighted lamp in the right hand, we wave the flame in a clockwise circling movement to light the entire form of the Lord. Each part is revealed individually and also the entire form of the Lord. As the light is waved we either do mental or loud chanting of prayers or simply behold the beautiful form of the Lord, illumined by the lamp. We experience an added intensity in our prayers and the Lord’s seems to manifest a special beauty at that time. At the end of the aarti we place our hands over the flame and then gently touch our eyes and the top of the head. The philosophical meaning of aarti – the sun, moon, stars, lightning and fire are the natural sources of light..Therefore as we perform  the aarti chant.It is there where the sun does not shine, Nor the moon, stars and lightning then from this small flame everything shines in front of  Lord and by his light alone,we all illumined.

Today’s Panchang 30th july 2016

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The daily update of the planetary positions as per time, place and circumstances. The planet transit chart is as per 5:30 am, New Delhi.30 JULY

Why do we use Agarbatti?

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All of us are mesmerised by the sweet fragrance of the exquisite agarbatties while moving around temples, especially ISKCON temples where their stores are full with loads and varieties of agarbatties, each having it’s own distinct aroma that submerges a person into an ocean of pleasure.

Even while in the midst of the discussion, if we happen to come across a very pleasant sweet smell on incense, it arrests our attention for a while and makes us forget what we are discussing.

Humans have been delighted by pleasant aromas from the time immemorial and it is said that the kingly orders used to spend millions of rupees on the exquisite scents and essential oils for their daily purpose of bathing, massaging and all.

And, in temples the worship of the deity starts by offering an incense first, followed by other items. As stated in various scriptures like Hari Bhakti Vilasa, one must offer incense to the lord and he gets a load of blessings from him in return.

There is prescription about the types of incense  which may be offered to the lord. Eg. Guggul, Ghee, Sandal etc.

Scientific Paradigm

As per the description, the agarbatties or the incense sticks are made with pure herbs and ghee , which on ignition, leave scented smoke. The scented smoke purifies the atmosphere by releasing oxygen and other disinfectant gases. These gases are released just in the right proportion to make the environment suitable for a healthy mind.

The scented smoke calms the mind and makes it concentrate on the deity rather than going here and there in the prayers. This relieves the devotee of all tensions and anxiety.

✡️ Today’s Panchang 29th july 2016 ✡️

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The daily update of the planetary positions as per time, place and circumstances. The planet transit chart is as per 5:30 am, New Delhi29 JULY

✳️Today’s Panchang 28th july 2016✳️

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The daily update of the planetary positions as per time, place and circumstances. The planet transit chart is as per 5:30 am, New Delhi.28 JULY