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Some Unknown Facts about Lord Balaji – Tirupati

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1. At the entrance of the main door, to the right side, a stick which was used by Ananthaalvar to hit Venkateshwara Swamy is present. When this stick was used to hit the ‘small boy’ Venkateshwara, his chin was hurt. Since then, the practice and tradition of applying Sandalwood paste …

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22 Reasons to Believe Hinduism

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22 Reasons to Believe Hinduism Is Based On Science                 1. People are advised to worship Neem and Banyan tree in the morning. Inhaling the air near these trees, is good for health. 2. If you are trying to look ways for stress management, there can’t be anything other than Hindu …

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SYMBOLISM OF LORD GANESHA

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SYMBOLISM OF LORD GANESHA – WHAT DOES IT CONVEY? Generally, we find Lord Ganesha depicted as a dwarf and fatty figure with pot belly, elephant head, large ears, small eyes, long nose, mouse as vehicle etc. From an artistic angle this figure is most enchanting and blissful. But, behind this …

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The Brahmana and Lord Badrinatha

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Once there lived a Brahmana who felt his time was up. But before dying he wanted to see Lord Badrinath up in the Himalayas. Thus, he left his village to go on a long pilgrimage up north. The journey up the mountains was strenuous and would take up all of …

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Shravana – The holy month in Hindu calendar

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Sravana  is a month of the Hindu calendar. In India’s national civil calendar, Sravaṇa is the fifth month of the Hindu year, beginning in late July and ending in the third week of August. In the Tamil calendar, it is known as Aadi (Tamil: ஆடி) and is the fifth month …

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Significance of Hindu Rituals & Festivals

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Applying Tilak on the Forehead: On the forehead, between the two eyebrows; is a spot, that is considered as a major nerve point in human body; since ancient times. The Tilak is believed to prevent the loss of “energy”, the red ‘kumkum’ between the eyebrows is said to retain energy …

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Akshaya Trutiya – Festival of Prosperity

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India is regarded as a country of many religions and cultures. Each festival celebrated has a religious significance attached to it. One of the festivals which is celebrated on the bright half of the lunar month of Vaishaka (as per Hindu calendar) is known as “Akshaya Trutiya”. The word Akshaya …

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