Thursday, 19 November 2015

Dharam Quiz

    Following are few common quiz for our young friends to be aware and accustomed to their culture of Hinduism. 

1.      What is the best way to benefit from the principle of Shrī Hanumān on Hanumān Jayantī?
Ritualistic worship of Shrī Hanumān
Drawing the Rangolī of Shrī Hanumān
Chanting ||Shrī Hanumate Namaha||
None of the above

2.     To offer respect to predominance of Shrī Hanumān principle, on which of the following day one should avoid shaving?

3.     Which lamp is suitable for lighting during Diwali
Oil lamp
Candle light
Electrical light
Kerosene lamp

4.     Spiritual purpose of Arati is
To increase the satvikata in the environment
To activate the divine Chaitanya from the deities
To be able to experience the God
To strengthen the faith

5.     In which of the below direction one should move the platter while performing an Arati ?
Clock wise
Anti clock wise
Both sides
Upside and to downside

6.     Why is Shrī Gaēsh worshiped first before doing any ritualistic worship?
It is an ancient tradition
Because Shrī Gaēsh is everyone's favorite deity
Shrī Gaēsh is the master (swāmi) of directions
Shrī Gaēsh is not worshiped first

7.     Gurupourimā is the day to
offer garland to Shree Guru
worship the Guru principle to express gratitude
go to Ashram and seek the Guru’s blessing

8.    Lord Shiva is three-eyed which means
He gets angry
He has unique power
He can perceive events in the past, present and future

9.     Savitri is considered as the symbol of
Eternal wifehood

10. Under which tree Savitri debated on the scriptures with Deity Yama for three days?
Banyan tree
Pipal tree
Banana tree

11.   Satsang should provide a platform for
Guidance on spiritual progress
Sharing spiritual experiences
Clarification of spiritual doubts
All the above

12. The festival of ‘Rakshabandhan’ started from the day when
Lakshmī Dēvī tied rakhi to King Bali
Draupadi offered a torn piece of her sāī to tie Shrī krisha’s bleeding finger
None of the above

13. What are the benefits of fasting during Navarātri?
It helps one to lose weight
The six basic foes (shadripu) are reduced
The embodied soul benefits at a spiritual level
The second and third choices

14.  Holi represents:
A festival of radiance (Tēj)
A festival of Nag-worship
A festival of Indian classical dance

Both 'a 'and 'c'

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Friday, 2 October 2015

The Games: We played while growing up!!

Internet and Wi-Fi was not so common in 80’s compare to what it is today. More over India is a country of multiple weather such as summer (ग्रीष्म), Rainy (वर्षा), winter (शिशिर), spring (वसन्त), autumn(शरद्,). Each season has its own flavor of outdoor and indoor games.

Let’s remind ourselves once again about those games which were priceless and equally on verge of extinct considering the overpower of video game/smart phone and tab’s generation.

Following is not the exhausted list, name the game of your childhood in comment section to complete the list.

Have you notice something? There is no cost involve in playing above game!!

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Part 3: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!

10. Sun Worship in morning:-

Hindus have a tradition of praying to Sun God early in the morning. This is because the Sun's rays in early morning is good for the eyes. Also waking up early in the morning keeps you healthy.

11. Wearing rings in toes:-

Wearing toe ring is tradition for women in India, but it also have science behind it. Normally toe rings are worn on the second toe. A particular nerve from the second toe connects the uterus and passes to heart. Wearing toe ring on this finger strengthens the uterus. It will keep it healthy by regulating the blood flow to it and menstrual cycle will be regularized. As Silver is a good conductor, it also absorbs polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body.

12.  Touching feet (Charan Sparsh)

We touch feet of elders or pious person. When they accept your respect which came from your reduced ego (and is called your shraddha) their hearts emit positive thoughts and energy (which is called their karuna) which reaches you through their hands and toes. In essence, the completed circuit enables flow of energy and increases cosmic energy, switching on a quick connect between two minds and hearts. To an extent, the same is achieved through handshakes and hugs. The nerves that start from our brain spread across all your body. These nerves or wires end in the fingertips of your hand and feet. When you join the fingertips of your hand to those of their opposite feet, a circuit is immediately formed and the energies of two bodies are connected. Your fingers and palms become the ‘receptor’ of energy and the feet of other person become the ‘giver’ of energy.

13. Why do we worship Idol:-

Hinduism propagates idol worship more than any other religion. It also more of worshiping "ideals" in the form of "idol". It remind of great power and character associated with idol.

Researchers say that this was initiated for the purpose of increasing concentration during prayers. According to psychiatrists, a man will shape his thoughts as per what he sees. If you have 3 different objects in front of you, your thinking will change according to the object you are viewing. Similarly, in ancient India, idol worship was established so that when people view idols it is easy for them to concentrate to gain spiritual energy and meditate without mental diversion.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Part 2: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!

This blog is continuation of Part 1: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!. Following are few more commonly practice tradition which will compel you to think that our ancestor were far intelligent and logical in their approach then we currently are:-

6. Worship of Peepal tree

The origin of peepal tree can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley Civilization (3000 BC - 1700 BC) in the Mohenjo-Daro city. The peepal is also closely linked to Krishna. In the Bhagavad Gita, he says:
Among trees, I am the ashvattha.”
The peepal is also sacred to Buddhists, because the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment under it. Hence it is also called the Bodhi tree or ‘tree of enlightenment‘. ‘Peepal’ tree ‘exhales’ or produces oxygen even at night. It generates so much oxygen in one minute which is enough for approx 1000 living creatures.
Apart from mythological importance, Peepal tree medicinal benefits is high. The leaves of peepal tree is used in treating eye pain, constipation, jaundice, relief from asthma, nose bleeding etc. The Ayurveda use of peepal tree click here.

7. Applying Tilak on forhead

It is a usual practice in every household to apply tilak on forehead. Actually the forehead is the area where the Ajna chakra is said to be located. So, when the tilak is applied this chakra gets automatically activated. It prevents loss of energy from the body and improves concentration.

8. Ringing the bell in temple while entering.

Temple bells are made up of a mix of various metals like cadmium, zinc, lead, copper, nickel, chromium and manganese. The proportion in which each metal is mixed to create a temple bell is the science behind it. Each of these metals is mixed in such a way that when the bell is rung, each metal produces a distinct sound that creates unity of your left and right brain. Therefore the moment you ring the bell, it produces a sharp and long lasting sound which lasts for about seven seconds. The echo of the sound from the bell touches your seven healing centres or chakras of the body. So, the moment the bell is rung, your brain goes blank for a few seconds and you enter a stage of trance. In this state of trance, your brain becomes extremely receptive and aware.

9. Applying Mehendi on Hands.

Mehendi is decorative as well as mehendi is a powerful medicinal herb. Weddings are usually stressful, especially for the bride. Applying mehendi helps to cool down the nerves as mehendi has cooling properties. Hence mehendi is applied on hands and feet of the bride, covering all the nerve endings.

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Management lesson from Gita (a Hindu scripture) - Part 1

Bhagawad Gita is popularly known as Gita. It is Hindu scripture whose background is Mahabharata-an Epic. The philosophy of Gita should not be viewed only from spiritual prospective but also as a guide in developing managerial effectiveness. This is relevant for people of all faiths. It does not ask anyone to alter or transform their current believe/faith but does encourages to adapt the lesson for their professional benefits.

Let’s take a look one at a time: -

(Do your work without thinking of its fruits!)

A popular verse of the Gita advises "detachment" from the fruits or results of actions performed in the course of one's duty. Being dedicated work has to mean "working for the sake of work, generating excellence for its own sake." If we are always calculating the date of promotion or the rate of commission before putting in our efforts, then such work is not detached. It is not "generating excellence for its own sake" but working only for the extrinsic reward that may (or may not) result.

Three stone-cutters were engaged in erecting a temple. As usual a H.R.D. Consultant asked them what they were doing. The response of the three workers to this innocent-looking question is illuminating.
 'I am a poor man. I have to maintain my family. I am making a living here,' said the first stone-cutter with a dejected face.
 'Well, I work because I want to show that I am the best stone-cutter in the country,' said the second one with a sense of pride.
 'Oh, I want to build the most beautiful temple in the country,' said the third one with a visionary gleam.

Their jobs were identical but their perspectives were different. What Gita tells us is to develop the visionary perspective in the work we do. It tells us to develop a sense of larger vision in one's work for the common good.

To be continue....


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Part 1: Hindu Traditions & Scientific Reasons Behind it !!

This blogs is dedicated to my young friends who have heard about many Hindu traditions but fail to convenience themselves or unaware of reasons why they exists and its significance to our day to day life. 

In that context this blog will prove to be useful as well as they will feel proud and realized, why India was knowledge hub in ancient time.

1. To Greet termed as "Namskar" : We join both Palms together

 Joining both hands ensures joining the tips of all the fingers together; which are denoted to the pressure points of eyes, ears, and mind. Pressing them together is said to activate the pressure points which helps us remember that person for a long time. And, no germs since we don’t make any physical contact!

2. Sitting On The Floor & Eating

The tradition is not about simply sitting on floor and eating, it is regarding sitting in the “Sukhasan” position and then eating. Sukhasan is the position we normally use for Yoga asanas. When you sit on the floor, you usually sit cross legged – In sukhasana or a half padmasana  (half lotus), which are poses that instantly bring a sense of calm and help in digestion, it is believed to automatically trigger the signals to your brain to prepare the stomach for digestion.

3. Why We Pierce Ear

Indian physicians and philosophers believe that piercing the ears helps in the development of intellect, power of thinking and decision making faculties. Talkativeness fritters away life energy. Ear piercing helps in speech-restraint. It helps to reduce impertinent behavior and the ear-channels become free from disorders.