INTRODUCTION Nidhivan Temple in Vrindavan, is situated near Mathura, and it believed that even today, in this temple, daily night Lord Krishna is visiting here, and dancing with Mata Radha and with other Gopikas, who are in the form of trees, would be changed into Gopikas, once Lord Krishna arrivesRead More →

INTRODUCTION Subhadra is an important character in Mahabharata and she is considered as an incarnation of Mata Parvati. She is the sister of Krishna and Balarama, wife of Arjuna,  mother of Abhimanyu, and she is the daughter of Vasudeva and Devaki. Subhadra is well-known for her kindness, holiness, chastity and purity. Once, Arjuna  travelled to Dwarka and met Krishna, and expressed his wishRead More →

INTRODUCTION Puja means expressing our love and devotion on god by doing certain kind of activities, like worshipping the god by chanting his names, performing deeparadanai, abhishekham and doing homams in the temples. There are various types of puja like Shiva Puja, Satyanarayana puja, Lakshmi puja, durga puja etc. WhateverRead More →

सनातन अथवा हिन्दू धर्म की संस्कृति संस्कारों पर ही आधारित है। हमारे ऋषि-मुनियों ने मानव जीवन को पवित्र एवं मर्यादित बनाने के लिये संस्कारों का अविष्कार किया। धार्मिक ही नहीं वैज्ञानिक दृष्टि से भी इन संस्कारों का हमारे जीवन में विशेष महत्व है। भारतीय संस्कृति की महानता में इन संस्कारोंRead More →

Brahmanya or spiritual superiority cannot be maintained without appropriateSamskaras. “By birth a man is but a Sudra; Samskarasmake him a Dvija (twice-born) by inducing in him spiritual vision. By the study of the Vedas, he grows to be a Vipra, and a Brahmana he becomes when he attains to theRead More →

To mark various stages of human life, Hinduism had a series of sacraments and rituals referred to as rites of passage in accordance with the Vedas to enable them to lead a Dharmic or righteous life. They could be segregated into two categories, those which were simple and uncomplicated thoughRead More →

In Hinduism, the ancient Vedic Seers prescribed sacraments or rites of passage known as Samskaras as they believed that every aspect of life from conception to cremation was a significant stage and needed to be celebrated as a reminder that everything in life was a gift of God. The purposeRead More →

Hindu religion is one of the oldest religions that have been practiced by millions of people around the world. The religion has various rituals (samskara) attached to it. Our Vedas stresses elaborately on samskaras from conception to cremation. Various rituals are performed for birthdays, education, marriage and funerals. Samskaras areRead More →

Introduction Samskaras are personal sacraments in Hindu tradition observed at every stage of his life from the moment of birth to cremation and final scattering of the ashes.  They differ according to caste, region or family and are based on custom as well as texts such as Grihya Sutras, theRead More →