……Contd. from GYAN KI GEHRAI (The Depth of Wisdom)
Devotee: Maiya, all Saints preach it repeatedly that, we should always remember that “we belong to God and God belongs to us” but unfortunately, we don’t remember it all the time. How to keep this in mind, Always?
Maiya: Because you don’t have love & affection for God and you don’t feel the belongin with Him, that’s why you tend to forget. Like, if you keep money or any other dear thing of yours somewhere, you don’t forget, because you think that to be yours, it belongs to you. Similarly, if you feel same for that Supreme Being, you will always remember Him.
Devotee: Maiya, How to experience the divine nectar of God?
Maiya : For instance , when you eat some sweet only then you get to know its taste, similarly, only when you will remember Him with full devotion, then you will naturally taste the divine nectar.
The World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for governments across the world to enact policies for plain packaging of tobacco products.
World No Tobacco Day – Prernamurti Bharti Shriji
WHO’s slogan for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “Get ready for plain packaging” and in a statement released Tuesday, it said: “Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure that reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings. Plain packaging of tobacco products refers to measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style.”
According to WHO, about 6 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. About 5 million die from direct tobacco use, and more than 600,000 deaths are caused by second-hand smoke.
Shivaratri is not just an ordinary festival, but a way to please Lord Shiva. Though the major Shivaratri comes once a year, but Masik (monthly) Shivaratri is being observed every month. Read this article to unfold the answers.
Masik Shivaratri or monthly Shivaratri falls in every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Like Mahashivratri, Masik Shivaratri also holds immense importance for the Shiva devotees. This day is exclusively meant for worshiping and pleasing Lord Shiva. Here, in this article, we have come up with all information i.e. dates of each Masik Shivaratri for the year 2016..
Each Hindu festival is associated with many beliefs and mythologies, so is the holy day of Shivaratri. One belief says that Shivaratri is celebrated to commemorate the day when Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison, which came out during Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) Whereas, according to another belief, it is the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.
Let’s know the legend of Samudra Manthan in detail.
The legend of Samudra Manthan is the reason as to why Shivaratri is celebrated. It is said that once the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils) were churning the ocean of milk. During the churning process, several things came out of the ocean. Among all those things were a pot of poison. The poison had the potential to destroy the universe, which frightened the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils). To seek help, they ran to Lord Shiva, the Lord of destruction. Lord Shiva, in order to save the universe from the deadly effect of poison, swallowed it but held it in His throat. This act resulted in Lord Shiva’s throat turning blue, for which he earned the name ‘Nilkantha’. To celebrate this event of Lord Shiva, Shivaratri is celebrated.
Masik Shivaratri Significance For Women
Throughout the country, the occasion of Shivaratri holds prime importance for the married women as well as young girls. On this day, women observe fast and worship Lord Shiva for the welfare of their husband and sons. Unmarried girls on the other hand observe fast and pray to Lord Shiva for a right match.
Apara Ekadashi fast will be observed on 1st June, 2016 i.e Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month (which falls in june of Hindu calendar) This fast is believed to give auspicious and divine results. It also frees you from all kinds of sins. By observing this fast, a person becomes rich and wealthy. Such a person is also appreciated and receives fame…
According to the Hindu Scriptures, a person gets the same merits by observing Apara Ekadashi fast as he receives by taking a bath in the Ganges during the Kartik month. The importance of Apara ekadashi is the same as taking a bath in holy river Gomti, visiting Sri Kedarnath, staying in Badri Ashram or taking a holy dip in Kurukshetra during the solar eclipse.
The merits which one gets by observing Apara ekadashi fast are equivalent to those blessed by Yajnas or donating horses, elephants, gold etc. Even donating cows gives the same merits as fasting on Apara ekadashi. Apara ekadashi fast is a ray of light amidst the darkness of your sins. Therefore, a person observing this fast is blessed in life..
Significance of Apara Ekadashi – Prernamurti Bharti Shriji
Story Behind Apara Ekadashi
A story has been mentioned about Apara Ekadashi in the religious scriptures. According to this story, there was a King named Mahidhwaj. His younger brother, Bajradhwaj, was not religious and was cunning. Bajradhwaj did not like his elder brother and was jealous of him. One night, he killed the King and buried his body beneath a Pipal tree.. The spirit of the King started residing on the Pipal tree. The people in the surrounding places were terrified of this. One day, a saint named Dhaumya was passing by and talked to the restless spirit. He preached the spirit by his wisdom talk and the spirit got down from the tree. The saint asked the King’s spirit to observe a fast on Apara Ekadashi in order to rest in peace. Hence, the King fasted and as a result, attained liberation…
Devotee: Maiya, shall we step on this path with the help of external sources or without?
Maiya: Using or not using resources is not that important, but to reach your goal. In earlier times, TV , VDOs, Computer etc. were not there and at that time the atmosphere was very peaceful but now since we have to move with the speed of Jet, so we use mobile, TV etc. for ‘satsang’ or for reading scriptures. Anyways you choose, but keep moving on this path.
Devotee: Maa, why doesn’t our Sadhna enhance?
Maiya: You are doing ‘sadhna’ but there is no purity. You should meditate with same ‘aasna’, rosary (Jap mala), same place and time every day. Punctuality is very important in ‘sadhna’. Do your sadhna with honesty and it will definitely pay back. You must same rules for your life. If foundation is weak, the building will fall down very soon. Similarly, if you are not honest and regular with your sadhna, you will get some success initially, but soon will reach back to the previous position. Just like , if you keep a earthern pitcher with a hole in it under the flowing water ,it will never fill up, similarly, if there are holes in our mind or heart, in the disguise of attachments, or jealously, then all the efforts for spiritualism go waste.
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Prernatirth Yatra–The inspirational journey of life
Somnath temple stands at the shore of the Arabian ocean on the western corner of Indian subcontinent in Gujarat State. This pilgrimage is one of the oldest and finds its reference in the ancient texts like Skandpuran, Shreemad Bhagavd Gita, Shivpurana etc. The hymn from Rig-Veda quoted below mentions the Lord Someshwar along with the great pilgrimage like Holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Eastward Saraswati. This signifies the ancient value of this pilgrimage.
Prernamurti Bharti Shriji’s glorified journey was carried out in Somnath temple, Organised by the temple trust , where devotees from all over India got privilege of her divine darshanas and spiritual discourse.
North of Somnath, en route to Veraval, is the famous Lord Krishna temple, Bhalka Tirtha,
Nearby is Dehotsarg, where He succumbed to His mortal wound. The temple at Bhalka Tirth is known as Mahaprabhuji’s Bethak, and a basil tree has been planted in Lord Krishna’s memory. At the Dehotsarg Tirth, in the 9th century AD Shri Vallabhacharya gave discourses on Shrimad Bhagvat Gita for seven days, as well as the revered Gita Mandir, which has eighteen marble pillars with a chapter from the Bhagvat Gita inscribed on each one. The temple also contains a beautiful tribhangi idol of Lord Krishna playing his flute.
The Geetamandir has been built here where the divine message of Shrimad Bhagavat Gita is carved on eighteen marble pillars. Shri Lakshminarayan temple is located close by. The Balramjiki Gufa is the place from where Lord Shrikrishna’s elder brother Balaramji took journey to His final abode.
Triveni Ghat in Somnath is the meeting point of three holy rivers – Kapil, Hiran and a mystical River Saraswati, which are believed to be flowing to their ultimate destination – Arabian Sea. These stages of rivers where they meet and then flow together to the sea symbolises human birth, life and death.
Rajputa Vaja clan was in charge of Somnath during the Muslim desecrations. The devotional episode of the princess Veni is said to have been depicted in the novel by Shri K.M. Munshi. The temple was outside of the fort wall of Prabhas Pattan at the time of holy war with Gazani. The soldiers of Gazani attempted an abduction of the princess Veni, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva who used to regularly visit the temple to offer her services to the Lord Shiva. The traditions maintain that the Shiva linga spontaneously got divided and the princess got buried into it. The Shiva temple here is known as Veneshwar temple after the fond memory of the divine episode of Veni.
The glorified carried onto place where Pujya Lilashshji Maharaj did penance and attended Nirvana. after that Dakshinmukhi Ganpati Mandir and behind that Swayambhu Shivlinga, there were many Shiv Lnga but the one appeared only once in month else covered with Sea water.
To be continued………………………..
The above life inspiring moments are the excrepts of spiritual Prernatirth Yatra by PRERNAMURTI BHARTI SHRIJI, who is a renowed spiritual leader …an inspiration beyond imagination. PRERNAMURTI BHARTI SHRIJI has undertaken and always strives best for betterment and upliftment of the mankind through various religious and social activities and for Youtube channel click.
Unconditional Surrender: Someone asked Gopis – Why do you love Krishna so much? He is dark in complexion, has doesn’t look straight, has awkward style of standing and walking.He lies, steals cloths, etc. He is a clever too. What good quality you find in him that you love him so much…!! You are so beautiful, you might have easily got someone else.
Gopis replied – Whether he is dark or fair in complexion, beautiful or ugly looking; it does not matter to us. We do not love him with any condition, our love is unconditional. He is adorable that’s why we can’t stop ourselves from loving him. If a baby is dirty, cloths are torn; even then mother hugs and loves the baby because she considers baby to be her own. She does not put any condition like the baby should be clean and should wear all the cloths then only she will love and hug the baby. Similarly, your love also should be unconditional like that of Gopis and mother. It should not be based upon fulfillment of any conditions or expectations like – if this happens then only I will love God, if that happens then only I will listen to the discourses, if my son lives up to my expectations then only I will worship God. If conditions are put then you are doing business with God. You do business everywhere with everybody in this world. Keep at least one place aside where there is no business but only unconditional surrender and love. And that one place can only be lotus feet of God and spiritual master.
… govind hare gopal hare, jai keshav madhav shyam hare…
There are different type of colours, different type of designs growing over there. That is just wild grass and flowers,but while chanting “ govind hare”kirtana(devotional song) plucked them and tied them a bhaava (divine emotions for Lord) emerged, and a bouquet was made out of it. Now, its looking beautiful rather than just being unwanted grass on the ground. Now its together and beautiful and full of bhaava & they can be offered to Guru or God.
govind hare gopal hare, jai keshav madhav shyam hare…
Now you will start liking this wild grass, because your bhaava is mixed into it. Similarly, in this materialistic world, the unwanted wild grass germinate in human mind in disguise of good or bad deeds,thoughts & vritti(a wave in the calm waters of mind lake) etc. Then, each one too should be plucked, make garland out of it, make bunch of it and offer your bhaava to you Guru or God.
govind hare gopal hare, jai keshav madhav shyam hare…
You will find that vritti of mind more calm and peaceful as bhaava for God is mixed into it. Therefore, each and every thought of your mind whether good or bad should be turned into a bunch and mix within it the bhaava for that Supreme…..