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Raga means attachment, liking or desire for something and dvesa means aversion, dislike or hatred for something. So the relation between the two is that they are opposite to each other. But because the world is filled with dualities like hot-cold, pleasure-pain, etc., liking for something can automatically create dislike for the opposite of that thing. For ...


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Mahabharata contains 100 parvas which are further grouped into 18 major parvas Adi Parva gives list of 100 parvas which includes Santi as well: Then the coronation of the wise Yudhishthira. The next is called the 'Grihapravibhaga'. Then comes 'Santi', then 'Rajadharmanusasana', then 'Apaddharma', then 'Mokshadharma'. Those that follow are called ...


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Darshan Darshan implies being in the (or feeling the) presence of God (or saint). The power of darshan is extraordinary and can transform the heart. Here is what happened to S.S. Cohen upon the first darshan with Sri Ramana Maharishi. I was alone in the Hall with him. Joy and peace suffused my being - such a delightful feeling of purity and well-being at ...


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Two possible reasons why closing your eyes could be good: Close your eyes and feel God's presence amidst the peace and quiet prevailing in the Temple. It is easier to concentrate when everyone around you is also doing the same. Look at the deity with eyes and take darshan, then close your eyes and visualize His presence filling you and everything around you....


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There is only one Holy pindi (natural rock formation) in the form of three pindis representing three goddesses Kaali, Lakshmi and Saraswati. From the official website of Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine board, It is reiterated that Darshans inside the Holy Cave are in the form of natural rock formations called Pindies. There are no statues, pictures or idols ...


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As far as I know, people of every religion do this. A possible reason might be it helps the person focus on his prayer by blocking out other visual stimuli.


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Is Shanti Parva an interpolation? Mahabharata itself says that originally it had 24,000 verses exclusive of the episodes. Only later there was another compilation that extended it to 100,000 verses. Vyasa executed the compilation of the Bharata, exclusive of the episodes originally in twenty-four thousand verses; and so much only is called by the learned as ...


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To word Darshana (दर्शन) has the following meanings seeing,looking perceived, become visible or manifested showing, exhibiting demonstrating, teaching The word Marga (मार्ग) means a way, road, path and is derived from the verb root Marg (मार्ग्) to seek, seek for Hence, Marga Darshana would mean to demonstrate a path for the seeker. It ...


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This is a story that I read in "Journey Through the Twelve Forests" by David L. Haberman. Markandeya occasion reminds me of Jed McKenna (the pseudonymous spiritual author) because their stories are so similar. McKenna occasionally quotes Indian spiritual works in his books, but not in a dogmatic fashion. The story which I'm about to relate is found both in ...


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We Close our eyes in temple because when we were small. Our parents use to tell us to close our eyes when praying, or go to the temple. Most of the people are also not interested to know about the reason . I also don't know the reason. But what i think when we go to temple when we see beautiful statue of god and then when we closes our eyes and then we ...


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Here and here are some of the weapons which were used by ancient Hindu Gods. And about their worship there is something called Shastra Puja , Ayudha Puja or some parts of North India its Vishwakarma Puja. On these days worship of weapons or Implements which are used by the people with different profession is undertaken so as to protect them with the ...


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