What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

Last Updated : 19th September, 2014What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ? Mantras are of two kinds and they are “Veda Mantras” and “Other Mantras”. When we chant the Veda Mantras, we should chant them with proper “swarams” also known as syllable like : • Swaritham – High Syllable • Udhatham – Medium Syllable • Anudhatham – Low Syllable and with proper pronunciations.… Continue Reading What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Last Updated : 19th September, 2014Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ? It is very important that we get our mantras from a learned vedic scholar known as guru or acharya. Only the Acharya guides us to have the proper chanting and will rectify the mistakes that we make while chanting the mantras. A guru will also guides us along the… Continue Reading Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Why Do We Perform Prathyangira Homa ?

Why Do We Perform Prathyangira Homa ?

Last Updated : 18th September, 2014Benefits Of Performing Prathyangira Homa Goddess Devi has taken various incarnations to protect this universe from time to time. One such incarnation is “Prathyangira Devi”. In fact, there are a lot of explanations given in Vedas about Goddess Prathyangira.   The Prathyangira Homa should only be performed with the guidance of ‘Devi Upasakas’ (Worshippers of Devi). The purposes of doing the… Continue Reading Why Do We Perform Prathyangira Homa ?

What Is Brahma Muhurta ?

What Is Brahma Muhurta ?

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014What Is Brahma Muhurta ? Is Getting Up In The Brahma Muhurta As Prescribed By The Sages Beneficial For Students ? The Brahma Muhurta period occurs 48 minutes (one nadi) before the Sunrise. The grown-ups when demand of their children to wake up in the Brahma Muhurta period to study their lessons, the children scarcely listen.   But, the fact… Continue Reading What Is Brahma Muhurta ?

Why Do We Use Bilva Leaves To Worship Lord Shiva ?

Why Do We Use Bilva Leaves To Worship Lord Shiva ?

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014Bilva (Crataeva) Leaves Are Always Used In The Temples Of Lord Shiva Bilva (Crataeva) tree is considered as one of the favorites trees of Lord Shiva. Hence, it is given a prominent place in the Lord Shiva’s temples. The prickles of this tree represents Sakthi (Mother Goddess), and the branches represent the Vedas and the roots are taken for Rudra,… Continue Reading Why Do We Use Bilva Leaves To Worship Lord Shiva ?

Why Are Cows Considered Sacred By Hindus ?

Why Are Cows Considered Sacred By Hindus ?

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014Cows Are Sacred Animal     In India, cow is called Gomatha (Mother Cow). It is the symbol of purity and virtue. The milk, urine, cow dung, are all sacred. To see a cow to begin the day with, is considered an auspicious omen. Legend says that Lord Krishna reared the cows. There are also many reasons on why Hindus… Continue Reading Why Are Cows Considered Sacred By Hindus ?

Sloka For Plucking Bilva Leaves

Sloka For Plucking Bilva Leaves

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014Sloka For Plucking Bilva Leaves What is the sloka for plucking bilva leaves from the bilva tree ?     The Answer  : As Tulasi leaves are best suited for Lord Vishnu, the Bilva leaves are best for Lord Shiva. Like the Tulasi leaves, the bilva leaves can also be used for prayers, even if they are old and dry. … Continue Reading Sloka For Plucking Bilva Leaves

Can We Offer Tulasi Leaves To Lord Ganesha ?

Can We Offer Tulasi Leaves To Lord Ganesha ?

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014Can We Offer Tulasi Leaves (Holy Basil Leaves) To Lord Ganesha ?   Can We Offer Tulasi Leaves (Holy Basil Leaves) To Lord Ganesha ? Can We Perform To Lord Ganesha With Tulasi Leaves ?     Answer  : We should not offer Tulasi leaves (Holy Basil leaves) to Lord Ganesha. According to our Dharma Shastra, “No Akshathai Archayeth Vishnum… Continue Reading Can We Offer Tulasi Leaves To Lord Ganesha ?

How To Pray To Lord Ganesha ?

How To Pray To Lord Ganesha ?

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014How To Pray To Lord Ganesha ?   Dhorbi Karanam, Shuklambaradharam, and Lord Ganesha At the temple or at the abode of Lord Ganesha, when we chant the Ganesha Dyanam Sloka (also known as Ganapati Dyanam Sloka) “Shuklambaradharam” and we knock our forehead with knuckles. Are there any number of counts to do this or do we have to do… Continue Reading How To Pray To Lord Ganesha ?

Best Time To Do Homa

Best Time To Do Homa

Last Updated : 3rd September, 2014Best Time To Do Homa   What is the best time to do homa ? Can one perform homa during the evening or at night ?     Answer  : The best time to do homa such as Ganesha homa, Navagraha homa, Sri Rudra Homa, et cetera is between the period of sunrise and noon (that will be from 6.00 a.m. till… Continue Reading Best Time To Do Homa