Baisakhi is celebrated on April 13/14 every year by Sikhs and Hindus. Baisakhi marks the solar New Year and celebrates the harvest in spring. For Sikhs it is a day to honor Guru Gobind Singh and his khalsa warriors. For many it marks the sacredness of Rivers in Hindu culture. Ganges or Ganga is a sacred river that starts from Himalayas and spreads her tributaries across India and Nepal. In mythology her flow from heaven to earth was controlled by lord Shiva by holding her…Continue Reading “Baisakhi 2017”

Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra Navratris from 28th March to 4th April, 2017 was celebrated with great devotion at Rudralife. Nine forms of Shakti were worshipped on each of nine days, their decoration matching with the specific colour of that day. Beautiful Rangolis were designed at the office entrance and at the office temple. Maha Prasad was offered at each day. Navchandi paath was performed during these nine days and on the Ramnavami day, the festivities concluded with Havan.

This day is dedicated to the glorious lord of Kailasha, blue throated ,lustrous, adorned with snakes and Rudraksha who is known as lord Shiva. Smeared with ash ,he is accompanied by his consort the kind, patient and loving Goddess Parvati. Masik Shivratri is observed by people who wish to seek the blessings of this divine Lord Shiva and his consort. On the day of Shivratri people who observe a “vrata” ( fast) should wake up before sunrise, bathe, wear a Rudraksha mala and apply vibhuti….Continue Reading “Masik Shivratri May 24”

Pradosha is very auspicious to worship lord Shiva and his consort goddess Parvati to seek their blessings for a propitious life. When Pradosha falls on Tuesday it is called as Bhauma Pradosh. Mangal, Bhauma or Mars is the ruling energy of this day. In scriptures, Bhauma was blessed by lord Shiva, given Mangal lok as a reward for his penance and devotion. Scriptures further state that when an individual follows Bhauma Pradosh they receive grace to remove problems associated with the malefic effects of mars….Continue Reading “Bhauma Pradosh”

Sankashti Chaturthi, a day considered auspicious for worship of lord Ganesha, is observed by people who wish to have an obstacle free life. Lord Ganesha was created by Goddess Parvati. In turn he stood guard outside her chamber and did not allow anybody to enter unless she permitted it. When he refused lord Shiva entry a battle followed. This beautiful young child fought Shiva’s Ganas, Nandi and lord Shiva himself to honor his mother’s choice. When Shiva beheaded this child, Parvati was furious and demanded…Continue Reading “Sankashti Chaturthi : May 14 2017”

Vinayak Chaturthi starts on the fourth day of Vedic Luni-Solar calendar month of Bhadrapada. The festival is celebrated as Lord Ganesh’s birthday, the harbinger of good beginnings, prosperity and obstacle remover. It is observed throughout India, especially as a public event in the western states of India such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, Vinayaka or Ganesha is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is known for his knowledge, wisdom and amicable temperament. He is blessed by Lord Shiva with a boon that clearly states that if prayers…Continue Reading “Vinayak/Ganesh Chaturthi”

|| रुद्राक्षधारणाच्च श्रेष्ठं न किन्चिदपि विध्यते || On this planet, there is no other path better than wearing of Rudraksha. Rudraksha is also known as ‘tears of Lord Shiva’. They are seeds of fruits from trees belonging Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb family. Since time immemorial Rudraksha seeds are being used by the pious and the common man for spiritual, physical or material gains. Most of the trees are found in Nepal and also in some countries of South East Asia particularly in Indonesia. Many successful personalities…Continue Reading “RUDRAKSHA ARE NOT GEMSTONES”

In the Indian medical system of Ayurveda it goes by the name of Anantamool or Sariva. It is administered in the form of powder, infusion or decoction as syrup. It is one of the Rasayana (Ayana {path}, Rasa {essence}). It is a term that, in Ayurvedic medicine means the science of lengthening lifespan) plants of Ayurveda. It has been revered for its medicinal properties for thousands of years not only by the practitioners of Ayurveda but also in the folk and tribal medicine. Traditionally it…Continue Reading “Medicinal Herbs: Anantamool – Hemidesmus Indicus”

It is commonly known as Ashwagandha or Indian Ginseng. It is used as an herb in Ayurvedic medicine. The name Ashwagandha in Sanskrit means “horse’s odour,” originating from the odour of its root which is akin to that of a sweaty horse. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is considered a rasayana, (Ayana {path}, Rasa {essence}) herb. As per Ayurveda it is considered as an herb that helps in normalizing the physiological functions and strengthens the entire neuroendocrine system (mechanism by which the hypothalamus maintains homeostasis, regulating reproduction,…Continue Reading “Medicinal Herbs: Ashwagandha – Withania Somnifera”

Blessed by Lord Shiva; controlling planet is Sun. Beneficial for meditation yoga. Excellent for spiritual progress & meditations. Helps in improving focus and concentration and develops one-pointedness. 1 mukhi Rudraksha Blessed by Lord Shiva; controlling planet is Sun. Beneficial for meditation yoga. Excellent for spiritual progress & meditations. Helps in improving focus and concentration and develops one-pointedness. The One mukhi Rudraksha is blessed by Lord Shiva and its controlling planet is the Sun. It is beneficial for those desiring excellence in meditation, yoga and growth….Continue Reading “Rudraksha for all”

According to sacred Vedic Shastras, Rudraksha beads bear a great spiritual, religious and materialistic significance. The Shastras considers Rudraksha as a symbolic link between earth and heaven. It is believed that it contains the secrets of evolution of entire cosmos within itself. Over the centuries, the Hindu sages believe that one can cultivate mental, physical and spiritual prowess to attain fearlessness to achieve the ultimate enlightenment. Nearly 360 species of Rudraksha trees are found in different parts of the world. Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb is the…Continue Reading “Research On Rudraksha”

It is also known as Water Hyssop, Herb of Grace, and Indian Pennywort. It is one of the most important medicinal herbs used in Ayurveda, where it is also known as “Brahmi,” after Brahma, the God of creation in the Hindu pantheon. Brahmi finds mentions in Atharva Veda and in texts like the Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita as a Medhya Rasayana class of herb, taken to sharpen intellect and attenuate mental deficits. This was used by ancient Vedic scholars to memorize lengthy sacred hymns…Continue Reading “Medicinal Herbs: Brahmi – Bacopa Monnieri”