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There are a few mantras and mudrAs associated with the ritual of offering Bhoga (food) to deity. Various books detail the procedure like Nityotsva, ShAktAnanda Tarangini or even in Nitya Karma PujA PrakAsh. I'm quoting from Anhika Krityam, 3rd Khandam by ShyAmAcharan SharmA (better known as ShyAmAcharan Kaviratna VAridhi). The procedure is as follows: ...


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Following Yama and Niyama WILL BE a starting point for getting grace of the God/Guru. However, there will not be any fixed methodology for attaining the grace of the God/Guru. And, there will not be any fixed time limit within which the grace of the God/Guru is assured. It varies from person to person. Even for a SPIRITUALLY advanced person like Swami ...


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Guru or truth is seeked and found when a person is seeking something beyond material realm like Buddha(than King Siddhartha) was dissatisfied with his wealth, kingship, luxuries etc., and seeking something beyond or Swami Vivekananda (then Narendra) searched for someone who had actually seen God in reality rather than simply accepting God's existence blindly....


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After an intense debate between Faith and Logic. HH Pramukh Swami concluded by saying, Use your brain/Logic until you find a true guru. Once you find Him, Put Your Mind aside and Have complete faith in him. The pre-requisites before accepting a guru involves: Examining whether he exemplifies what he preaches. Knowing the spiritual powers of ...


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Funeral ceremonies and oblations have been mentioned in the dharmashastras which are derived from Vedas. Specifically For the day count reference specifically Vishnu Smriti Ch 19 and Ch 22. First comes day 4. On the fourth day they must collect the bones that have been left. And they must throw them into water from the Ganges. There is a ...


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The flags of kings, in Ramayana and Mahabharata, were mentioned as having some symbol but not Bhagawa flag. (i) kovidara (pomegranate) tree was mentioned on the flag of Bharata in Ramayana एष वै सुमहान् श्रीमान् विटपी सम्प्रकाशते | विराजत्य् उद्गत स्कन्धः कोविदार ध्वजो रथे || २-९६-१८ "The gigantic and glorious tree with superb branches is ...


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Spiritual Guru is who, who can remove the illusion of material senses. The spiritual guru is a guide in the spiritual journey. The guru is selected amongst, the best of "shrotriya-Brahmanistha", in jnana marg. The Shvetastar-upnishad concludes that "jnanis", the spiritual knowledge seekers should worship Brahman as good as Guru, " yatha devo tatha gurou.."....


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