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(no subject) [Sep. 21st, 2010|12:23 pm]


I'd like to promote my new community: placeofworship. It's a community to share pictures of places of worship from around the world, of any religion. A place of worship can be anything from a cathedral or temple to a little shrine inside your home.

Photographic skill does not matter, as long as the pictures aren't horribly pixellated!

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Maha Shivaratri 2010 [Sep. 20th, 2010|11:29 am]


12 February 2010 Shiv Shakti Kul celebrated the divine occasion of Maha Shivaratri under the guidance and inspiration of Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvaraji by organizing a historical event of Maha Puja of 125,000 Paarthiva Shiva Linga (Shiv Linga made of Earth / soil) in one day. It was organized at  Vadodara, city founded on the Tapo Bhumi of Brahmarishi Shri Vishvamitraji. A team of more than 50 Pundits started making the Paarthiv Shiva Linga since early morning as mentioned in Shastras. Shiv Shakti Kul invited public participation in this great event. The basic motive for this Puja Ritual was to pray Bhagavan Shree Shivji to bless the world with his eternal mercy. This event was reported widely on main city TV channel, newspapers, radio. Hundreds  of people participated in this Maha Puja. They came to offer their love and devotion to Bhagavan Shree Shivji and to participate in this historical even. Disciples of  Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvaraji from Russia and Ukraine came to participate in this divine occasion.

   During the Puja about 30 Brahmins were reciting Shlokas together which made the atmosphere filled with utter divinity. From common man to high level political leaders, doctors and engineers all set on ground in equality to perform Puja. All were equal, all were devotees of Bhagavan Shri Shivji. Everybody was provided with all necessary things for Puja by Shiv Shakti Kul. A huge Panch Kona Yantra made from about 100,000 Paarthiva Shivalingam and 25 000 Paarthiva Shivlingam were distributed for others, everybody got 108 Paarthiva Shivlingam for performing Puja. In the evening there was Maha Aarati. More people joined this occasion of Maha Aarati. Everybody had dipak in hand and all performed the Aarati with Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvaraji. Specially for this occasion Shiv Shakti Kul had got recorded the Aarati "Aum Jay Shiv Aumkara". At the end of the devotional function, after the Aarati every body had Maha Prasadam of Vratam Food. The next day morning all the 125,000 Paarthiva Shivalingam were taken to the holy river Narmadaji near ancient town Chandod and were offered in the flowing water of Shri Narmada River who is daughter of Bhagavan Shri Shivji.

In the evening there was Maha Aarati. More people joined this occasion of Maha Aarati. Everybody had dipak in hand and all performed the Aarati with Guruji Shri Shriyogeshvaraji.

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translation [Sep. 19th, 2010|02:49 pm]

Can you hepl me to translate these words?


अठारह भार बनस्पति
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the swastika has been a symbol of love for a lot longer than it has been a symbol of hate... [Jul. 28th, 2010|08:54 pm]

Swastika no longer viewed as Nazi symbol

Swastika Is Deemed ‘Universal’ Hate Symbol

i'm getting fed up with the anti-swastika league and their ignorant, one-sided, "victim" mentality, so i have decided to do something about it, and i encourage others to do likewise. send this letter, or one like it, to the anti-defamation league in protest of the recent decision to label the swastika as a "generalized symbol of hate":

It is racist, and against the very principles upon which the Anti-Defamation League is founded, to say that the swastika, a symbol that is over 10,000 years old, one of mankind's oldest symbols, is a "generalized symbol of hate" when every culture and every people on the planet - including Jews - have used the swastika as a symbol of love, peace and auspiciousness, and the only deviation from that has been within the past 80 years.

Admittedly, there are still people for whom the holocaust is still very present, and there are certain ignorant people who use the swastika incorrectly, even today, but that does not negate the fact that, for 10,000 years, and even today, the swastika and the shatkona - otherwise known as the Star of David - as a combined symbol, represent the Hindu God Ganesha, Deity of Removing Obstacles - http://snurl.com/zxse2

I would recommend that you read web sites such as http://snurl.com/zxs4b - Save The Swastika - which "has no connections to any racist propaganda" for a more balanced view of the swastika.

Regardless of whether or not you view the swastika as a "generalized symbol of hate", I am going to view it as a symbolic representation of my God, Ganesha, and I am going to continue to speak out against anybody who would say that the swastika means anything else.

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Intro to Sanskrit [May. 17th, 2010|04:35 pm]
Egenes intro to Sanskrit is available here:

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Namaste [Apr. 10th, 2010|07:03 pm]
I just joined livejournal from having a not so good time on Face Book. I just wanted to say, "Hi", and I am curious about how everyone practices meditation or sadhana.  To which deity are you a devotee?

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(no subject) [Feb. 10th, 2010|04:16 pm]

Hi everybody! I 'm so happy to have just joined this community.  For a while I've been looking for a way to connect in a setting that people are likely to be involved wanting to talk about their practice and share information. Is anyone here practicing a path of study that is Hindu originated and also practicing Buddhist-taught meditation?  My Guru of the practice I'm studying now that's the most of my meditation is Kali Ray (Kaliji) who is a teaching Guru of hatha yoga -Triyoga- her Guru Sri Ganapati Satchitananda Swamiji and my Buddhist Gurus are Bardor Rinpoche and Khenpo Khathar Rinpoche.  So hopeful to meet and even chat with some of you, Namaste,
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Bhagavad Gita [Jan. 31st, 2010|01:24 pm]

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I was wondering. What are you favorite English translations of the Bhagavad Gita? I have read through a few, but would like to know of others that are out there.

Thanks in advance!

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Saraswati Puja [Jan. 20th, 2010|06:19 pm]
Cross-posted from my journal... Happy Basant Panchami :)

Today was the day of Saraswati-worship in the campus, and I couldn't resist sharing this pic of the gorgeous idol of the goddess that we worshipped.

Saraswati is the goddess of learning, knowledge, music, arts, science, and speech. Her name means "The one who flows", and she is considered to be the dispeller of ignorance and doubt.

My friend "I" introduced me to the idea that while Rati is the Hindu goddess of love in the sense that a Venus or an Aphrodite is, Saraswati actually is the goddess of love in the broader, cosmic sense. Which makes eminent sense since the very act of gaining knowledge is an act of love for knowing the divine reality that we find ourselves separated from; and the gaining of knowledge goes hand in hand with the growth of love in one's heart. And it's no coincidence that the word philosophy means "love" of "knowledge".
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A Week of Celebration! [Jan. 20th, 2010|12:56 pm]

Happy Vasant Panchami! May Saraswati fill you with the knowledge you need to find your way and bless you with creativity and song! :))

Saraswati Stotram

x-posted in my lj.
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