Story of Nandi

Why is there always Nandi in front of Shiva linga in Shiva Temple. And only behind Nandi, that we should bow, prostrate and look to Shiva by the two horns of Nandi. According to methodological stories : When the positive forces, the devas, and the negative forces, the asuras, joined together on a rare occasion to churn the ocean with …

Jagannāth Rath Yatra

Etymologically, “”Jagann?th”” means “Master, Lord” (”n?tha”) of the “World, Universe” (”Jagata”).The word has Sanskrit origin, “Jagann?tha” is a genitive tat-puru?a-sam?sa, derived from “‘Jagat” (a reduplicated nominal form of the verbal root ?gam [to go]), meaning “[whatsoever] is moving” and n?tha (). Jagann?tha can thus also mean “He the shelter of the Revolving World”. Some scholars have suggested that the word …

Vande Mātaram

वन्दे मातरम् सुजलां सुफलां मलयजशीतलाम्शस्यशामलां मातरम् । शुभ्रज्योत्स्नापुलकितयामिनीं फुल्लकुसुमितद्रुमदलशोभिनीं सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिणींसुखदां वरदां मातरम् ।। १ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।कोटि-कोटि-कण्ठ-कल-कल-निनाद-करालेकोटि-कोटि-भुजैर्धृत-खरकरवाले, अबला केन मा एत बले ।बहुबलधारिणीं नमामि तारिणीं रिपुदलवारिणीं मातरम् ।। २ ।। वन्दे मातरम् ।तुमि विद्या, तुमि धर्म तुमि हृदि, तुमि मर्मत्वं हि प्राणा: शरीरे बाहुते तुमि मा शक्ति, हृदये तुमि मा भक्ति, तोमारई प्रतिमा गडि मन्दिरे-मन्दिरे मातरम् ।। …

Patriotism – The Best Medicine for Social Health

A generally accepted definition of health encompasses three aspects – physical, mental and social well-being. Whilst the first two aspects can be achieved by healthy eating and lifestyle habits, achieving social well being needs a little more effort. Being born as human, it is our duty to look after fellow humans. While animals survive through a struggle for existence, we …