Spirituality

Spiritual tourism on rise in India, Varanasi, Puri preferred spots

Spiritual tourism on rise in India, Varanasi, Puri preferred spots

Spiritual tourism on rise in India, Varanasi, Puri preferred spots Spiritually motivated tourism isgrowing in the country, as more and more Indians are going to popular pilgrimages, such as Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Puri in Odisha, according to a report. Travel marketplace ixigo in its report said there has been a month-on-month growth in hotel bookings of 60 per cent for Puri, 48 per cent for Varanasi, 34 per cent for Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and 19 per cent growth for Shirdi in Maharashtra. The report is based on actual hotel searches and bookings on ixigo this summer. “Looking ...

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What is a spiritual space?

What is a spiritual space?

What is a spiritual space? What is a spiritual space? A spiritual space could be defined as the sense of oneness with this world; an urge to know the purpose of our existence; a willingness to be better in everything that we think and do as a human being. A person who progresses spiritually no more sees himself or herself just about individually but as one with the world; one having an impact in this world for everything which he does. Does every individual have it within him or her? Of course, each one of us has that encoded place ...

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Kaalsarpa Yoga: Types And Effects

kaalsarpa yoga types effects

Kaalsarpa Yoga: Types And Effects Kaalsarpa yoga is a position in the birth chart of person, where all the planets come between Rahu and Ketu or Ketu and Rahu. Rahu and Ketu always move clockwise, whereas all the other planets move anticlockwise. So if the planets are moving away from Rahu then they are said to be between Rahu and Ketu and if they appear moving into Rahu, then they are said to be between Ketu and Rahu. he common belief is that a person suffers from this dosha due to the mistakes he/she did in the past life. It ...

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Why Radha Was Not Married To Krishna

Why Radha Was Not Married To Krishna

The love of Radha and Krishna is famous not only in India but all across the world. It is an example of pure, selfless and undying love. While Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Radha was the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Krishna had many wifes but his soul was Radha. He married most others in order to protect them. The words Radha and Krishna are incomplete without each other. Their divine love is unparalleled and they made it immortal in this world too. However, the fact that Radha and Krishna did not marry each other is what hurts ...

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Hindu Deities And Their Amazing Vehicles Or Vahanas

Hindu Deities And Their Amazing Vehicles Or Vahanas

Most of the deities in Hinduism are seen riding animals as their vehicles. It is believed that the positive qualities of these animals represent the qualities that the riding deity looks for. Such as the bull of Shiva represents strength and virility, the mouse of Ganesha represents the speed and sharpness. Similarly grace, wisdom and beauty are represented by swan, the vehicle of Goddess Saraswati, and splendor &majesty by the peacock, the vehicle of Lord Skanda. This depiction of Gods with animals is found in the Greek mythology as well. However, if you want to know the which deity rides ...

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The Kanaka Durga Temple

The Kanaks Durga temple is located at the Indra Kiladri Hill, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to the Goddess Kanak Durga, the Goddess who had killed the demon Mahishasura. Goddess Kanak Durga is known as Swayambhu, meaning self-manifested in the Treta Yuga. Many stories go behind the importance of the place. One among them is that this place was once totally infertile and the flow of the river Krishna, located in this region, was obstructed due to the rocky terrain. Lord Shiva was then invoked and he made the hills allow the easy flow of the river. This brought ...

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Muslims don’t believe in photos, idols; why fret over Jinnah portrait: Ramdev

Muslims don't believe in photos, idols; why fret over Jinnah portrait: Ramdev

Muslims don’t believe in photos, idols; why fret over Jinnah portrait: Ramdev Yoga guru and entrepreneur Baba Ramdev is the latest to join the row over a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). On Tuesday, Ramdev said Muslims, who do not “attach importance” to pictures or idols, should not worry about portraits of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Ramdev was responding to a query over the demand for removal of a portrait of Jinnah from the premises of the AMU. “Ab musalman toh chitron aur murtiyon mein vishwas nahi rakhte. Unko toh iss baare mein ...

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From Siddhartha To Buddha Founder Of Buddhism

From Siddhartha To Buddha Founder Of Buddhism

Lord Buddha was the founder of Buddhism. He was born as Siddhartha to the king Shuddhodhana and his wife Maya Devi, in Lumbini, present day Nepal, in 623 B.C. and was raised in Nepal. He achieved enlightenment at Bodh Gaya under the Bodhi tree. Sarnath was the place he had delivered his first sermon at after achieving enlightenment. He reached the Parinirvana or the deathless state at Kushinagar. Got Married At A Mere Age Of Sixteen Years Siddhartha’s mother died much early after his birth because of which he was taken care of by his mother’s sister. It was out ...

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Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti – Facts about Guru Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya Jayanti - Facts about Guru Shankaracharya

According to the Hindu calender, the month of Vaishakh is one of the most important months. We celebrate a number of festivals in this month, either as astrologically important days or as the birth anniversaries of some divine personalities, sages and saints. On 20th of April, Adi Shankaracharya was born, who is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva. A saint, philosopher and a theologian, he was not only the supporter of the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, but also the one who brought in the main beliefs of Hinduism. Born As A Blessing Of Lord Shiva He was born ...

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History Of The Golden Parasol At Jwala Ji Temple, Vaishno Devi.

History Of The Golden Parasol At Jwala Ji Temple, Vaishno Devi.

Do you know that the Mughal emperor Akbar worshiped Jwala Mata and had even offered a Chattar/ parasol made from Gold in the temple? Well, while many already know this, what might be unknown to them is that the parasol, was originally offered in gold, but since Mata did not accept it, the Chhattar just then turned into an unknown element. During the reign of Akbar, Mata Vaishno Devi was largely worshiped by the Hindus. The emperor was unhappy to see the growing faith of his people in the religion. He decided to test the power of Devi Durga. During ...

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