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Location of the Kundalini

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This is an excellent description of the location of the Kundalini shakti which has appeared in the book Kundalini. The Mother of the Universe, written by Rishi Singh Gherwal.I hope practitioners of Kundalini Yoga find in useful,as I think this description is invaluable.

What is Sound

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Sound is nothing but the vibrations of the Five Elements Air, Water, Earth and Space. One can hear the individual sounds countless times every day. We pick up these frequencies without giving a second thought to them taking them for granted.

The sounds of the machines, the applications we use every day are a mix of sounds of the Five Elements. The sound depends on which element is present in larger quantities in these machines. The quality, type and frequency of the sound thus varies according to the kind of machine or application.

I am the Five Elements

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This is an extremely simple and easy to practice Meditation technique on the Five Elements. It is easy and simple yet it is the most powerful Meditation, which can be practiced by anyone.

This Meditation can be practiced at any time of the day or night. No specific posture or position is required.

These suggestions can be used like auto suggestions to sink deep into you sub-conscious mind.

The Evolving Five Elements

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The five Elements or Panchmahabhutas in Hinduism are-
Earth or Prithvi
Water or Jal
Fire or Agni
Air or Vayu
Space or Akasha

Surya Dev Aarti English-Hindi

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The Sun or Surya is the most visible and important object in our life. Our very existence depends on the Sun, no Sun no life. The Sun for us is the fountain of life forming energy and creation, each and every living organism depends on the Sun for its existence.

Surya is widely worshipped in numerous ways in Hindu culture. The worship of the Sun with devotion will burn all your troubles, physical, mental and material and bring a new light into your life. All negative energies around you will be burned and you will be surrounded by pure and clean energies.

What triggers off Prahlad Jani's unique condition?

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The Indian Sadhu in the limelight currently is one Prahlad Jani, 82 years old. What brought him into the limelight was his claim that he had lived without food or water for the last 70 years of his life.

He was put up on round the clock surveillance in a hospital in Ahmadabad, in November 2003 for 10 days and again he is being monitored not only by doctors but also by scientists from India's Defense Research Development Organization.

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram English-Hindi

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The Shiva Panchakshara Stotram consists of the five letters Na,Ma,Shi,Va,Ya, or in Hindi “न” “म” “शि” “व” “य”. These are the five holy letters which are contained in Shiva,  those who recite these holy letters will come close to Shiva, be like him and merge into him and be enlightened forever.

This is a important Manta for those seeking enlightenment and bliss.

Sankata Nasana Ganesha Stotram

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The Sankata Nasana Ganesha or Ganapati Stotra is taken from the Narada Purana. The Narada purana is one of the major eighteen Hindu puranas and it contains example of devotion and worship, in the form of an dialogue between the Narada and Sanat Kumar.

The recitation of this stotra enables one to completely wipe out sorrows and impending dangers, clean ones Karma and enable good and positive vibration around ones being and residence.

It is said that the fruits of reciting this stotra are visible in a short time, when it is recited with a pure heart, love, compassion and devotion towards Ganesha.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Aashtak English-Hindi

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The Sankat Mochan Hanuman Aashtak is an eight verse prayer in praise of the Hindu God of courage, strength, confidence and devotion Hanuman.

Hanuman is also considered to be an Avatar of Shiva who manifested in order to help Ram, an Avatar of Vishnu overcome the evil forces who had grouped under the King of Lanka Ravan.

This prayer describes the victory of good over evil. The victory of Ram over Ravan with the help of Hanuman.

Pranayama as per The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika written by Svami Svatmarama, a disciple of Svami Gorakhnath in the 15th Century CE is the earliest text on Hatha Yoga.Here is also the earliest and undiluted or unmodified version of the Pranayama, the yogic exercise practised by millions all over the world. This masterpiece work gives one a glimpse into what the original pranayama was like.

Shri Ganesh Aarti English-Hindi

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Ganesha or Ganapati is the Hindu God of all beginnings, and the remover of all obstacles. He is also the God of all arts, intellect, wisdom and knowledge; He is portrayed as having the head of an elephant which signifies immense knowledge and wisdom.

No prayer, siddhi or mantra will ever bear fruit if one does not pray to Ganpati first, Ganesha stands for the absolute the all enclosing universal energy or the Para Brahma. Ganapati in simple terms means the unfragmented sum total of all the energies in existence.

Shivji Aarti English-Hindi

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Om Jai Shiv Omkara is a popular Aarti in praise of Shiva. Shiva is part of the omnipresent trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh or Shiva. They are portrayed as being separate and yet one and the same at the same time. Hence Shiva is worshipped as the ever-existent and his worship is said to include everything else including Brahma and Vishnu.

Shiva is worshipped as Omkar Swaropa or the Omkar, which is the universal sound or the universal ever-existent. The blessings of Shiva are sought to fulfill ones life and evolve further and come closer to Shiva.

This Aarti is recited in Shiva temples all over India, where devotees recite this Aarti collectively and experience bliss and ecstasy.

Sai Chalisa-English

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Sai Baba of Shirdi is probably the most loved and worshipped saint in India. The origins of Sai Baba are unknown, there is still a debate going on whether he was a Hindu or a Muslim. The most popular saying of Sai Baba was "Sabka Malik Ek Hai" or “every ones master is the same”.Sai Baba was above religion and his teachings were based on love, love, forgiveness, helping others, charity, contentment, inner peace, devotion to God and guru.

Sai Chalisa-Hindi

This is the Hindi version of the Sai Chalisa, a prayer in praise and dedicated to Sai Baba of Shirdi. Sai Baba of Shirdi is one of the most popular, loved and worshipped saints in India.

The Sai Chalisa is recited by devotees in order to come closer to Sai Baba and evolve in life and enjoy peace and contentment.

Dhanvantari Mantra English-Hindi

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Dhanvantari is in ancient Hinduism considered to be the father of medicine and health. He is considered to be an Avatar of Vishnu and there are numerous references about him in the ancient Hindu scriptures like the Vedas and the Puranas. He is referred to as the physician of the Gods and the founder of what is known as Ayurvedic medicine. He is also said to be the first physician and surgeon.

Gayatri Aarti English-Hindi

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Gayatri Devi is worshipped in Hinduism as the trimurti or the combination of all the three aspects of creation. Gayatri Devi is also said to be the manifestation of the holiest mantra in Hinduism the Gayatri mantra.

Gayarti is said to be the shinning brilliance of creation. She is also said to be the mother of all the gods and goddesses,

Gayatri is portrayed as having five heads, which are seen as covering all the aspects of creation, including the past, the present and the future.

Ganga Maa Aarti English-Hindi 2

This is another popular Aarti recited in praise of the Ganga.

Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganga or immersing the ashes of relatives in the Ganga free one from the unending cycle of life and death.

Ganga Maa Aarti English -Hindi 1

The Ganga is the holiest river in India. The river Ganga is in Hinduism worshiped as a Goddess, evidence of the worship of Ganga can be found in the earliest of the sacred Hindu scriptures the Rig-Veda.

Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganga removes all your sins and frees you from the unending cycle of life and death. Millions of Hindus come to the banks of the Ganga to have a bath. Hindus also immerse the ashes of their relatives in the Ganga as it is said that doing so frees them from the cycle of life and death and they attain Moksha.

What causes natural disasters

It is a common tendency to blame natural disasters like earthquakes, volcano's and flooding on the supernatural and the unknown, as Gods wrath on mankind. Natural disasters have been predicted in various religious texts including the bible, the Hindu texts and also by prophets like Nostradamus.

However a very small number of people think deeply in an unbiased manner on what really causes natural disasters. The countdown towards 21 December 2012 has already started, and everyone seems to be waiting expectantly for this much awaited date. I have already stated before that 21 December 2012 is not going to be the end. However the frequency of natural disaster is going to increase in frequency as well as the magnitude of the disaster.

Durga Maa Aarti English-Hindi

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Durga in Hinduism is the eternal ever-existent जय mother. She is the invincible or unconquerable mother; she is seen as having ten arms and ridding either a tiger or a lion. She is seen as destroying evil and at the same time pouring her benevolent energy over everything in existence. She is also seen as invincible feminine warrior aspect of the divine or the universal energy.

Vaishnodevi Aarti English-Hindi

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Vaishnodevi is said to be the mother Goddess, as the eternal universal ever existent energy. The temple of Vaishnodevi located in the mountains of Vaishnodevi near the town of Katra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is situated at an altitude of about 5200 feet.

The Vaishno Devi temple is probable the most popular and visited place of pilgrimage in India and is visited by millions every year, who travel the to and fro distance of about 24 kilometers on foot, by horse or by dolis.Helicopter service is also available.

The Aarti of Vaishnodevi if recited with love, dedication and a pure heart is sure to bestow all possible reward to the devotee.

Aartis

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Aartis are a common and everyday Hindu ritual, in which lamps made from cotton wicks dipped in Ghee or oil are lit and a prayer in praise of a deity is recited with devotion and love. Camphor balls are also lit as an alternative to oil or Ghee. The lamp is kept in a special Aarti plate or thali and at the end of the Aarti the light or flame is offered to all the persons attending the Aarti, where they put their hands over the flames and then put their hands on their faces and heads to seek the blessings of the deity.

Saraswati Aarti English-Hindi

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Saraswati in Hinduism is the Goddess of Knowledge, intelligence, consciousness, creativity, education, enlightenment, music, the arts, and power. Divine knowledge is not possible without the blessing of the Goddess Saraswati. Saraswati is the mother of the Vedas which are the divine sacred texts in Hinduism.

Those embarking on the unknown path of acquiring divine knowledge are advised to worship Saraswati as she is the Goddess of learning.Saraswati is also considered as the feminine aspect of the divine mother, the feminine energy which includes in itself the knowledge of the absolute. Modesty is also considered as a virtue of Saraswati,as it is not considered civil to boast about the knowledge which you have acquired, this knowledge should be passed on to others and shared and not to kept hidden.

Shri.Ram Aarti English-Hindi

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Shri Ram is the seventh avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu. Ram is considered to be in Hinduism as the complete and perfect man or the Maryada Purushottama. Shri. Ram’s life is given as an example of virtue, courage, devotion and how religion or dharma is to be followed. The prime reason given for this avatar of Vishnu is said to be for the destruction of evil which was symbolized by the king of lanka Ravana.

Ram rajya or Rama rule is also given as an example of how the perfect rule of justice and freedom, peace and prosperity should be like.Shri Ram is one of the most popular deities in the Hindu religion. He is worshipped with devotion by Hindus, particularly those belonging to the Vaishnava sect.

Santoshi Mata Aarti English-Hindi

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Santoshi Mata is the Hindu Goddess of calm and contentment. Santoshi Mata is prayed for 16 consecutive Fridays, to bring about a total fulfillment of ones hopes and aspirations. Santoshi Mata is considered as the omnipresent divine mother in Shaktism. The focus is on the worship of the mother as God or the eternal all powerful mother, from whom everything emerges.

Shani Dev Aarti English-Hindi

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Shani Dev or Saturn is considered the most powerful planet in the Zodiac. The worship of Shani Dev has immense importance in Hinduism. It is said that the power of Shani Dev exceeds the power and influence of the other planets. Without the help of a favourable Saturn the ultimate success in life is not possible. Overnight success,superseding everyone and reaching the top at one go are amongst the numerous rewards of having the favour of Shani Dev. Shani Dev rules over the masses and grand success in any profession dealing with masses can only be attributed to Shani Dev.

Bhairav Aarti English-Hindi

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The worship of Bhairav has great importance in tantric practices, as there is great intensity in the worship of Bhairava. Bhairav is the rudra or fierce manifestation of Shiva. Total destruction is associated with Bhairava.Bhairava has a total of eight manifestations Bhairava himself has eight manifestations: Kala Bhairava, Asitanga Bhairava, Samhara Bhairava, Ruru Bhairava, Krodha Bhairava, Kapala Bhairava, Rudra Bhirava and Unmatta Bhairava.