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THE ART of GIVING

The art of giving is only real when it is given from heart without any  expectation of a return!! — Steemit

The Art of Giving

“Rivers do not drink their own water,

nor do trees eat their own fruit,

nor do rain clouds eat the grains reared by them.”

The true Art in Giving is to give from the heart without any expectation of a return.

True giving comes from the same place inside you as your deepest happiness. They are inexplicably intertwined.

A gift is something that is enjoyed twice. First by the giver who revels in the pleasure of giving something special and then also enjoyed by the person who receives the gift.

A very special form of giving takes the form of small, personal acts of kindness. Very often it is not money or belongings that people need, it’s the things that can’t be seen, such as advice reassurance, a kind word, compliments or a smile.

Is the wealth of the noble used solely for the benefit of others?
Even after accepting that giving is good and that one must learn to give,
several questions need to be answered.

The first question is ‘when should one give’?

Yudhisthir asks a beggar seeking alms to come the next day.
On this, Bhim rejoices, that Yudhisthir his brother, has conquered death!
For he is sure that he will be around tomorrow to give.
Yudhisthir gets the message.

One does not know really whether one will be there tomorrow to give!
The time to give therefore is NOW.

The next question is ‘How much to Give’?

One recalls the famous incident from history.
Maharana Pratap was reeling after defeat from the Mougals.
He had lost his army , he had lost his wealth , and most important he had lost hope, his will to fight.
At that time in his darkest hour , his erstwhile minister Bhamasha came seeking him and placed his entire fortune at the disposal of Rana Pratap.
With this, Rana Pratap raised an army and lived to fight another day.

The answer to this question ‘how much to give’ is : ” Give as much as you can !

The next question is ‘what to give’?

It is not only money that can be given.
It could be a flower or even a smile.
It is not how much one gives but how one gives that really matters.
When you give a smile to a stranger that may be the only good thing
received by him in days and weeks!

“You can give anything but you must give with your heart !

One also needs answer to this question ‘whom to give’?

Many times we avoid giving by finding fault with the person who is seeking.
However, being judgmental and rejecting a person on the presumption that he may not be the most deserving is not justified.

“Give without being Judgemental !”

Next we have to answer ‘How to give’?

Coming to the manner of giving, one has to ensure that the receiver does not feel humiliated, nor the giver feels proud by giving.

‘Let not your left hand know what your right hand gives’, said Jesus Christ

Charity without publicity and fanfare, is the highest form of charity.

‘Give quietly’!
While giving let not the recipient feel small or humiliated.
After all what we give never really belonged to us.
We come to this world with nothing and will go with nothing.
The thing gifted was only with us for a temporary period.
Why then take pride in giving away something which really did not belong to us? Give with grace and with a feeling of gratitude.

What should one feel after giving ?

We all know the story of Eklavya.
When Dronacharya asked him for his right thumb as ‘Guru-dakshina’.
He unhesitatingly cut off the thumb and gave it to Dronacharya.
There is a little known sequel to this story..
Eklavya was asked whether he ever regretted the act of giving away his thumb when he was dying.
His reply was “Yes ! I regretted this only once in my life.
It was when Pandavas were coming in to kill Dronacharya who was broken-hearted on the false news of death of his son Ashwathama, and had stopped fighting.
It was then that I regretted the loss of my thumb.
If the thumb was there, no one could have dared hurt my Guru”
The message to us is clear.

Give and never regret giving !

And the last question is ‘How much should we provide for our heirs’ ?

Ask yourself , ‘Are we taking away from them the ‘gift of work – a source of happiness’?
The answer is given by Warren Buffett:


“Leave your kids enough to do anything,
but not enough to do nothing!”

Let us learn the Art of Giving.

Quoting Sant Kabir:
“When the wealth in the house increases ,
When water fills a boat,
Throw them out with both hands !
This is the wise thing to do”!

Mother Earth is Healing – A Wonderful write up by Vivienne in Spain

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The earth whispered but you did not hear.

The earth spoke but you did not listen

The earth screamed but you turned her off.

And so I was born…I was not born to punish you…I was born to awaken you…

The earth cried out for help…Massive flooding..But you didn’t listen.

Burning fires. But you didn’t listen.

Strong hurricanes. But you didn’t listen.

Terrifying Tornadoes. But you didn’t listen.

You still don’t listen to the earth when.

Ocean animals are dying due to pollutants in the waters.

Glaciers melting at an alarming rate.

Severe drought…You didn’t listen to how much negativity the earth is receiving.

Non-stop wars.

Non-stop greed.

You just kept going on with your life..

No matter how much hate there was..

No matter how many killings daily..

It was more important to get that latest iPhone than worry about what the earth was trying to tell you..

But now I am here.

And I’ve made the world stop in its tracks.

I’ve made YOU finally listen.

I’ve made you take refuge.

I’ve made you stop thinking about materialistic things..

Now you are like the earth…

You are only worried about YOUR survival.

How does that feel ?

I give you fever.. as the fires burn on earth.

I give you respiratory issues.. as pollution filled the earth’s air.

I give you weakness as the earth weakens every day.

I took away your comforts..

Your outings.

The things you would use to forget about the planet and its pain.

And I made the world stop..

And now…

China has better air quality…Skys are clear blue because factories are not spewing pollution unto the earth’s air.

The water in Venice is clean and Because the gondola boats that pollute the water are not being used.

YOU are having to take time to reflect on what is important in your life.

Again I am not here to punish you.. I am here to Awaken you..

When all this is over and I am gone… Please remember these moments..

Listen to the earth.

Listen to your soul.

Stop Polluting the earth.

Stop Fighting amongst each other.

Stop caring about materialistic things.

And start loving your neighbours.

Start caring about the earth and all its creatures.

Start believing in a Creator.

Because next time I may come back even stronger…

Signed

Yours faithfully

Coronavirus..

And next time don’t know how long you will survive.

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Money Wisdom

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Please let your children read this, it maybe too late for some of us but if you are young its the right time

There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second Richest man who has Donated $ 31 billion to charity.

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Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:

  1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
  2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.
  3. He still lives in the same small 3-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, which he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.
  4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
  5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world’s largest private jet company.
  6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO’s only two rules.

Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder’s money.

Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.

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  1. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch Television.
  2. Bill Gates, the world’s richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became devotee of Warren Buffet.
  3. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.

Warren Buffett

His advice to young people: Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and Remember:

A: Money doesn’t create man but it is the man who created money.

B: Live your life as simple as you are.

C: Don’t do what others say, just listen to them, but do what you feel good.

D: Don’t go on brand name; just wear those things in which u feel comfortable.

E: Don’t waste your money on unnecessary things; just spend on people who are really in need.

F: After all it’s your life then why give chance to others to rule.

The above may not make you Warren Buffet. However it will surely make you successful and bring you more wisdom.

A Must Read: Kindly Spare some time

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AYURVEDA – AROMATHERAPY

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AROMATHERAPY

In Ayurvedic medicine the use of aromatic essences to therapeutic purpose is practiced a great deal. The essences are used in the preparation of oils for massage and diffused in the environment for their quality to influence body and mind. Little is the use of the essential oils for by inside, contrarily of the western Aromatherapy.

TO CHOOSE THE ESSENTIAL OILS ACCORDING TO THEIR CHARACTERISTICS

FOR THE SKIN

1) Antiseptic for cuts, punctures of bugs
sage-eucalyptus-tea tree-lavender-thyme-carnation-lemon

2) Anti-inflammatory for eczemas, infected wounds, swellings
camomile-lavender-yarrow

3) Fungicides for foot of athlete, candid
lavender-tea tree-myrrh-patchouli-marjoram

4) Stimulating of the fabric of granulation and cicatrizant for burns, cuts, scars
lavender-camomile-pink-neroli (flowers of orange tree)-incense-geranium-sandal-wood of rose

5) Deodorant for excessive perspiration, cleaning wounds
bergamot-sage-lavender-thyme-juniper-cypress-lemon grass

6) Insectifuges and parasiticides
hybrid lavender-geranium-citronella grass-eucalyptus-carnation-camphor-cedar of the atlas

CIRCULATION-MUSCLES-ARTICULATIONS

1) To make to go down the tension for cases of hypertension, palpitations
marjoram-ylang-ylang-lavender-lemon

2) To increase the tension for cases of circulatory insufficiency
rosemary-hybrid lavender-eucalyptus-mint-thyme

3) Equalizer of the tension:
hyssopus officinalis

4) Balmy and rubefacenti for pains, rheumatisms, muscular rigidity, sciatica, lumbagos
camphor-rosemary-marjoram-juniper-eucalyptus g.-niaouli-black pepper

5) Depurative and antitoxic for arthritis, gout, congestions
juniper-lemon-fennel

5) Stimulating lymphatic for cellulitis, obesity, water retention
grapefruit-lemon-files-mandarin (bland)-white birch tree

6) Tonic venous astringents for launch us and capillary
cypress-juniper-rosemary-yarrow-lemon-files-orange tree

RESPIRATORY

1) Expectorant for catarrh, sinusitis, cough, bronchitis
Eucalyptus g.-pine-thyme-myrrh-sandal-fennel

2) Antispasmodic for colics, dry cough, pertussis
hyssopus officinalis-cypress-cedar of the atlas-bergamot-camomile-cajeput

3) Balmy for cold, hits of cold, congestions
benzoin-incense-Tolù balm-Peru balm -myrrh

4) Respiratory antiseptic for influence, sore throat, tonsillitis
thyme-sage-eucalyptus g.-basil-pine-niaouli-cajeput-tea tree

DIGESTIVE

1) Spasms, pains, dyspepsia (troubles of the digestion)
Camomile-fennel-orange-mint-lemon balm

2) Carminative (anti-gas), flatulences, aerophagy, nauseas
angelic-basil-camomile-mint

3) Increases the bilious secretion and it stimulates the gallbladder
caraway-lavender-mint

4) For the liver: 
rosemary-lemon-mint

5) To stimulate the appetite:
anise-angelic-orange-ginger

SOOTHING

Soothing of the nervous system for exhaustion, anxiety, stress, insomnia, nervousness
orange-ylang ylang-sandal-lemon balm-jasmine-lavender-camomile-vetiver-patchouli-valerian

TO PERFUME AND TO DISINFECT THE ENVIRONMENT

To dilate the bellows and to favor the phlegm:
eucalyptus-mugo pine-niaouli (1 only or in association)

Anti-mosquitos:
basil-mint-citronella-eucalyptus citriodora

Anti-moths:
cedar-carnation-geranium (strengthened with lavender)

Against the odor of tobacco:
lemon-files-citronella-geranium-strawflower

For the bacteriological purification of the air:
lavender-pine-thyme-rosemary-bergamot-eucalyptus-niaouli

To help the concentration:
basil-mint-rosemary-cypress

Few drops are enough on a terracotta, on your poutpourri

Chapter 4: Top 18 Essential Oils on the Market – natrogix.com

MASSAGE

Vata Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Sesame seed and Almond
Herbs: Ashwagandha root, Gotu Kola leaf, Chamomile flowers, Ginger root, Licorice Root, Shatavri root, and Dong Quai root
Essential Oils: Lavender, Clary Sage, Jatamansi, Vetiver

Pitta Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Olive
Herbs: Gotu Kola leaf, Licorice Root, Fennel seed, Peppermint leaf
Essential Oils: Lavender, Peppermint, Jatamansi, Vetiver

Kapha Massage Oil Composition:

Base Oils: Almond
Herbs: Gotu Kola leaf, Ginger root
Essential Oils: Orange peel, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Myrrh

Note: The information here brought have only an illustrative goal: they are not referable neither to prescriptions neither to medical suggestions

AARTI & BHAJAN

The most well known Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is held on the banks ...

Aarti , also spelled arathiAarthi (from the Sanskrit term Aradhana that means conclusion, closing) is a Hindu ritual, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities. Aartis also refer to the songs sung in praise of the deity, when offering of lamps is being offered.

Usually Aarti is performed at dawn and dusk, and as a conclusion of a puja or a bhajan (devotional chant) session; Aarti represents the climax.
The offer of the flame of camphor has a precise symbolic meaning: since arde without leaving residues, it represents the ego that, reaching the spiritual realization, disappears without leaving any trace.

Shree Ganesh Aarti
Universal Aarti
Trigun Shivji Ki Aarti
Kali Mata Ji Ki Aarti
Durga Mata ki Aarti
Ganga Mata ki Aarti
Maa Lakshmi Aarti
Hanuman ji ki Aarti
Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Har Har Mahadeva Shambo
Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari
जय गणेश देवा, गणेश जी की आरती Jai Ganesh ...

Shree Ganesh Aarti

जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश देवा ।

माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा ॥

एक दंत दयावंत, चार भुजाधारी ।

माथे पर तिलक सोहे, मूसे की सवारी ॥

पान चड़ें, फूल चड़ें और चड़ें मेवा ।

लडुअन को भोग लगे, संत करे सेवा ॥

अंधें को आँख देत, कोड़िन को काया ।

बांझन को पुत्र देत, निर्धन को माया ॥

सूरश्याम शारण आए सफल कीजे सेवा |

माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा ॥

जय गणेश, जय गणेश, जय गणेश देवा ।

माता जाकी पार्वती, पिता महादेवा ॥

Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh Devaa |

Maataa Jaakii Paarvatii, Pitaa Mahaadevaa ||

Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha, Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha, Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha Deva.

You are born of Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva is your father.

Ek Dant Dayaavant, Chaar Bhujaadhaarii |

Maathe Par Tilak Sohe, Muuse Kii Savaarii ||

You have a single tusk. You are filled with compassion and You have four hands.

You have a beautiful vermillion mark on your forehead, And You ride on your vahana (carrier) which is in the form of a mouse.

Paan Chaddhe, Phuul Chaddhe Aur Chaddhe Meva |

Ladduan Ko Bhog Lage, Sant Kare Sevaa ||

Devotees offer you paan (betel leaves), flowers, meva (dry fruits),

And sweets in the form of laddus; Saints offer devotional services to You.

Andhe Ko Aankh Det, Koddhin Ko Kaayaa |

Baanjhan Ko Putra Det, Nirdhan Ko Maayaa ||

You bestow vision to the blind, and heal the leper.

You bestow children to the barren woman, and wealth to the destitute.

Suurashyaam Shaarann Aae Saphal Kiije Sevaa |

Maataa Jaakii Paarvatii, Pitaa Mahaadevaa ||

We pray to you day and night. Please bestow success on us.

You are born of Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva is your father.

Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh, Jay Ganesh Devaa |

Maataa Jaakii Paarvatii, Pitaa Mahaadevaa ||

Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha, Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha, Victory to You, O Lord Ganesha Deva.

You are born of Mother Parvati and Lord Shiva is your father.

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Universal Aarti

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे, स्वामी जय जगदीश हरे |

भक्त जनों के संकट, दास जनों के संकट, क्षण में दूर करे |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

जो ध्यावे फल पावे, दुःखबिन से मन का, स्वामी दुःखबिन से मन का |

सुख सम्पति घर आवे, सुख सम्पति घर आवे, कष्ट मिटे तन का |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

मात पिता तुम मेरे, शरण गहूं किसकी, स्वामी शरण गहूं मैं किसकी |

तुम बिन और न दूजा, तुम बिन और न दूजा, आस करूं मैं जिसकी |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

तुम पूरण परमात्मा, तुम अन्तर्यामी, स्वामी तुम अन्तर्यामी |

पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर, पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर, तुम सब के स्वामी |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

तुम करुणा के सागर, तुम पालनकर्ता, स्वामी तुम पालनकर्ता |

मैं मूरख फलकामी मैं सेवक तुम स्वामी, कृपा करो भर्ता |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

तुम हो एक अगोचर, सबके प्राणपति, स्वामी सबके प्राणपति |

किस विधि मिलूं दयामय, किस विधि मिलूं दयामय, तुमको मैं कुमति |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

दीन-बन्धु दुःख-हर्ता, ठाकुर तुम मेरे, स्वामी रक्षक तुम मेरे |

अपने हाथ उठाओ, अपने शरण लगाओ, द्वार पड़ा तेरे |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

विषय-विकार मिटाओ, पाप हरो देवा, स्वमी पाप हरो देवा |

श्रद्धा भक्ति बढ़ाओ, श्रद्धा भक्ति बढ़ाओ, सन्तन की सेवा |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

तन, मन, धन सब कुछ है तेरा, स्वामी सब कुछ है तेरा |

तेरा तुझको अर्पण, तेरा तुझको अर्पण, क्या लागे मेरा |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे, स्वामी जय जगदीश हरे |

भक्त जनों के संकट, दास जनों के संकट, क्षण में दूर करे |

ॐ जय जगदीश हरे ||


Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare
Swami Jai Jagadhisha Hare
Bhakta janonke sankat
Bhakta janonke sankat Kshan me door kare
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe,

You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”

Jo dhyave phal pave
Dhukh bin se man ka
Swami dhukh bin se man ka
Sukha sampati Ghar ave
Sukha sampati Ghar ave
Kasht mite tan ka
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“Whoever thinks of You, gets results without any mental grief,

Happiness and wealth come to his home, And his bodily woes vanish.”

Mata pita tum mere
Sharan padum mi kis ki
Swami sharan padum mi kis ki
Tum bina aur na dooja
Tum bina aur na dooja
Asha karum mi kis ki
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“You are my mother and my father, Who else can I seek refuge from?

There is no one else other than You for me, Who shall I yearn for?”

Tum pooran Paramatma
Tum Antaryami
Swami Tum Antaryami
Parabrahma Parameshwara
Parabrahma Parameshwara
Tum sab ke Swami
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“You are whole and You are the Supreme Self, You are the Indweller in every being.

O Supreme God, O Supreme Ruler, You are the Master of everybody”

Tum karuna ke sagar
Tum palan karta
Swami Tum palan karta
Main murakh phala kami
Main sevak tum swami
Kripa karo bharta
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“You are the Ocean of Mercy, You are the Ruler,

I am Your servant and You are the Master, Please show mercy my Lord”

Tum ho ek agochar
Sab ke pranapati
Swami sab ke pranapati
Kis vidhi miloom dayamaya
Kisi vidhi miloom dayamaya
Tum ko mi kumati
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“You are the Unseen, You are the Master of everyone’s life,

How can I meet You, O Abode of Kindness”

Deena bandhu dukh harta
Tum rakshak mere
Swami tum rakshak mere
Apne hast uthavo
Apne hast uthavo
Dwar khada mi tere
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“O friend of the downtrodden, O remover of grief, You are my protector,

I am standing at your door, Please raise Your hand to assure me.”

Vishaya vikar mithavo
Pap haro deva
Swami pap haro deva
Shraddha bhakti badhavo
Shraddha bhakti badhavo
Santan ki seva
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“Please eradicate all material desires in me, And remove my sins,

Increase my love for You and let me serve You”

Tan man dhan sab kuch hi tera
Swami sab kuch hi tera
Tera tujh ko arpan
Tera tujh ko arpan
Kya lage mera
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“My body, my mind, my wealth, And my everything belongs to You,

I offer what is Yours to You, What is there that is mine?”

Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare
Swami Jai Jagadhisha Hare
Bhakta janonke sankat
Bhakta janonke sankat
Kshan me door kare
Om Jai Jagadhisha Hare


“Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe,

You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”

Great God Lord Shiva With His Symbolized Attributes and Ornaments

Trigun Shivji Ki Aarti

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Ekanan Chaturanan Panchanan Raajey
Hansanan Garurasan Vrishvaahan Saajey

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Do Bhuj Chaar Chaturbhuj Das Bhuj Te Sohey
Teeno Roop Nirakhta Tribhuvan Jan Mohey

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Akshmala Banmala Mundmala Dhaari
Chandan Mrigmad Sohay Bholay Shubhkari
 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Shwetambar Pitambar Baagambar Angey
Sankadik Brahmadik Bhutadik Sangey
 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Karkey Madhya Kamandal Chakra Trishul Dharta
Jagkarta Jagbharta Jagsanhaarkarta

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Brahma Vishnu Sada Shiv Jaanat Aviveka
Pranvaakshar Madhye Ye Teeno Eka

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara
Trigun Shivji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Nar Gaavey
Kahat Shivanand Swami Manvaanchit Phal Paavey

Om Jai Shiv Omkara Har Jai Shiv OmKara
Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Ardhaangi Dhaara


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Kali Mata Ji Ki Aarti

Om Jai Kali Mata Shri Jai Kali Mata
Sankat Harni Bhavmad Tarni Santan Jantrata
Jo Sumirey Sukh Paavey Ag Biksey Sarey
Dukh Aur Durgati Nashey Sab Sadakt Tarey
Tu Janani Kalyani Mein Sut Hu Tera
Hu Sharnagat Mata Haath Pakad Mera
Tu Karuna Ki Devi Ab To Daya Karo
Bhavnad Agam Apar Naiya Paar Karo
Tu Ambe Jagdambe Naam Japu Kiska
Ma Se Badkar Ko Hai Bhajan Karu Kiska
Tu Hi Ram Rama Hai Tu Brahma Brahmani
Tere Shiva Na Duja Daya Karo Kalyani
Mein Brahm Mein Path Bhula Ma Path Dikhlao
Aarat Tujhe Pukaarey Ab Ambe Aao
Khal Bal Bada Jagat Mein Julm Kare Bhaari
Sur Asuran Se Dharni Bheeg Gayi Saari
Ro-Ro Alakh Pukarey Jod Jugal Praani
Ab Mat Der Karo Ma Pragto Kalyani


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Durga Mata ki Aarti

Jai Ambe Gauri maiya, jaa Shyama Gauri
Nishdin tumko dhyavat, Hari Brahma Shivji,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya
Mang sindur birajat, tiko mrigmadko,
ujjvalse dou naina, chandravadan niko,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Kanak saman kalevar, raktambar raje,
Raktapushp galmala, kanthhar saje,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Kehari vahan rajat, khadg khappar dhari
sur nar munijan sevat, tinke dukhahari,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Kanan kundal shobhit, nasagre moti
Kotik chandra divakar, samrajat jyoti,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Shumbh- nishumbh vidare, MahishaSur ghatia
Dhumra-vilochan naina, nishdin madmati
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Brahmani, Rudrani tum Kamala Rani,
Agam-nigam bakhani. turn Shiv patrani,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Chaunsath yogini gavat, nritya karat Bhairon,
Bajat tab mridanga, aur bajat damru,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Tum ho jag ki mata, tum hi ho bharta,
Bhaktan ki dukh harta, sukh sampati karta,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

Bhuja char ati shobhit, var mudra dhari,
Manvanchhit phal pavat, sevat nar nari,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya

kanchan thal virajat, agaru kapur bati
Malketu men rajat, kotiratan jyoti,
Jai Ambe Gauri maiya
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Ganga Mata ki Aarti

Om Jai Ganga Mata, Shri Jai Gange Mata
Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata, Jo Nar Tumko Dhyata
Man Vaanchit Fal Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata

Chandra-Si Jyoti Tumhari, Jal Nirmal Aata
Sharan Pada Jo Teri, Sharan Pada Jo Teri
So Nar Tar Jata, Om Jai Gange Mata

Bhavsagar Se Tarey, Sab Jag Ki Ghyata
Karuna Drishti Tumhari, Karuna Drishti Tumhari
Tribhuvan Sukh Data, Om Jai Gange Mata

Ek Baar Bhi Jo Nar, Teri Sharnagat Aata
Yam Ki Traas Mitakar, Yam Ki Traas Mitakar
Param Gati Pata, Om Jai Gange Mata

Aarti Maat Tumhari, Jo Jan Nit Gata
Arjun Jagat-Jaldhi Ka, Vahi Par Pata


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Maa Lakshmi Aarti

Om Jai Lakshmi Mata, Maiya Jai Lakshmi Mata
Tumko Nishidin Sevat Har Vishnu Vidhata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Uma, Rama, Brahmani, Tumhi Jag Mata
Surya Chandrama Dhiyavat, Narad Rishi Gata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Durga Roop Niranjan, Sukh Sampati Data
Jo Koi Tumko Dhiyavat, Ridhi Sidhi Dhan Pata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Tum Pataal Nivasini, Tum Ho Sukh Data
Karma Prabhav Prakashini, Bhavnidhi Ki Trata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Jis Ghar Mein Tum Rahti, Sab Sadgun Aata
Sab Sambhav Ho Jata, Man Nahi Gabrata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Tum Bin Yagya Na Hovay, Vastra Nahi Pata
Khan Paan Ka Vaibhav, Sab Tumse Aata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata

Shubh Gun-Mandir Sundar Shirdadhi Jata
Ratan Chaturdash Tum Bin Koi Nahi Pata
Om Jai Lakshmi Mata Mahalakshmiji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Gata
Ur Anand Samata, Paap Utar Jata


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Hanuman ji ki Aarti

Aarti KiJai Hanuman Lala Ki. DrishDalan Raghunath Kala Ki.

Jakey Bal Se Girivar Kaanpey. Rog-Dosh Jaakey Nikat Na Jhaapey.

Anjani Putra Maha Baldai. Santan Ke Prabhu Sada Sahai.

De Bira Raghunath Pathaye. Lanka Jaari Siya Sudhi Laye.

Lanka So Kot Samudra Si Khai. Jaat Pavansut Baar Na Laai.

Lanka Jaari Asur Sanhaarey. Siyaramjike Kaaj Savarey.

Laxman Moorchit Padey Sakaarey. Aani Sanjeevan Pran Ubaarey.

Paithy Pataal Tori Jam-Kaarey. Ahiravan Ki Bhuja Ukhaarey.

Baaye Bhuja Asur Dal Maarey. Dahiney Bhuja Santjan Taarey.

Sur Nar Muni Aarti Utaarey. Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Uchaarey.

Kanchan Thaar Kapoor Lo Chaai. Aarti Karat Anjana Mai.

Jo Hanuman Ji Ki Aarti Gaavey. Basi Baikunth Param Pad Paavey.


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Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki

Gale Mein Baijanti Mala, Bajave Murali Madhur Bala
Shravan Mein Kundal Jhalakala, Nand Ke Anand Nandlala

Gagan Sam Ang Kanti Kali, Radhika Chamak Rahi Aali
Latan Mein Thadhe Banamali
Bhramar Si Alak, Kasturi Tilak, Chandra Si Jhalak
Lalit Chavi Shyama Pyari Ki
Shri Giradhar Krishnamuraari Ki

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki x 2

Kanakmay Mor Mukut Bilse, Devata Darsan Ko Tarse
Gagan So Suman Raasi Barse
Baje Murchang, Madhur Mridang, Gwaalin Sang
Atual Rati Gop Kumaari Ki
Shri Giradhar Krishna Murari Ki

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki x 2

Jahaan Te Pragat Bhayi Ganga, Kalush Kali Haarini Shri Ganga,
Smaran Te Hot Moh Bhanga
Basi Shiv Shish, Jataa Ke Biich, Harei Agh Kiich;
Charan Chhavi Shri Banvaari Ki.
Shri Giradhar Krishnamuraari Ki…

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki x 2

Chamakati Ujjawal Tat Renu, Baj Rahi Vrindavan Benu
Chahu Disi Gopi Gwaal Dhenu
Hansat Mridu Mand, Chandani Chandra, Katat Bhav Phand
Ter Sun Diin Bhikhaarii Kii
Shri Giradhar Krishnamuraari Ki

Aarti Kunj Bihari Ki
Shri Girdhar Krishna Murari Ki x 5

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Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Patit Paavan Sita Ram

Sita Ram Jai Sita Ram
Bhaj pyare tu Sita Ram
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Patit Paavan Sita Ram

Ishwar Allah Tere Naam
Sabko sanmati de Bhagwan
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Patit Paavan Sita Ram

Raat ko Nindiya Din ko Kaam
Kabhi Bhajoge Prabhu Ka Naam
Karte rahiye aapne Kaam
Lete Rahiye Prabhu Ka Naam

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Patit Paavan Sita Ram


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Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari

Mangal Bhavan Amangal Haari
Drawahu Su Dashrath Achar Bihari

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Hoi Hai Wahi Jo Ram Rachi Raakhaa
Ko Kare Tarak Badhaye Saakha

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Dheeraj Dharam Mitra Aru Naarii
Aapad Kaal Parakhiye Chaarii

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Jehike Jehi Par Satya Sanehu
So Tehi Milaye Na Kachhu Sandehu

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Jaaki Rahi Bhavna Jaisi
Raghu Moorti Dekhi Tin Taisi

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Ayi
Praan Jaye Par Vachan Na Jayi

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

Ho, Hari Anant Hari Katha Ananta
Kahahi Sunahi Bahuvidhi Sab Santa

Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram
Ram Sia Ram Sia Ram Jai Jai Ram

PŪJĀ

Symbolism of Puja, the Ritual Worship of God in Hinduism
Puja: The ritual worship of God

In many traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, Pūjā is the ritual of worship, it is the offerings to the divine. There are various ways of celebrating Pūjā and every tradition has developed its own rituals varying significantly between regions, temples and occasions.

In Hinduism we could synthesize 16 basic steps (ṣoḍaśa upacāra) common to all varieties of pūjā:

  1. Avahana – Invocation. Also called Dhyana.
  2. Asana – Offering of place. Also called Swagat – welcoming of the GOD
  3. Padya – Symbolic washing of the feet.
  4. Arghya – Symbolic washing of the head and body.
  5. Acamanīya – Symbolic washing of the mouth.
  6. Snana – Symbolic Bath. (Panchamitra Snana, Gandha Snana, Sudha Snana)
  7. Vastra – Dressing.
  8. Upavīda o Mangalsutra – Offering of the Sacred Thread   (Janeu o Yajñopavītam ) .
  9. Anulepana o Gandha. Offering of oils and perfumes, sandal paste, kumkum. ( Raktachandana, Sindoor, Abir-Glulal, Sughandit Dravya with Akshata)
  10. Pushpa – Offering of flowers.
  11. Dhupa – Offering of incense.
  12. Dipa o Aarti – Offering of fire.
  13. Naivedya ,Achamana and Dakshina– Offering of food & water and donations in form of currency.
  14. Namaskara o Pranama – Offering of salutations and Prayers.
  15. Parikrama – Ritual turning around the deity.
  16. Pushpanjali, Shastanga Pranama with Kshama Prathana – Offering of flowers, Full body Pranam (done with eight limbs) alongwith seeking pardon from God from unknown mistakes made during the Puja .

Mantras

ॐ आवाहनं समर्पयामिoṁ āvāhanaṁ samarpayāmiInvocation
ॐ आसनं समर्पयामिoṁ āsanaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of place
ॐ पाद्यं समर्पयामिoṁ pādyaṁ samarpayāmiSymbolic washing of the feet
ॐ अर्घ्यं समर्पयामिoṁ arghyaṁ samarpayāmiSymbolic washing of the head and body
ॐ आचमनीयं समर्पयामिoṁ ācamanīyaṁ samarpayāmiSymbolic washing of the mouth
ॐ स्नानम् समर्पयामिoṁ snānam samarpayāmiSymbolic Bath
ॐ वस्त्रं समर्पयामिoṁ vastraṁ samarpayāmiDressing
ॐ यज्ञोपवीतं समर्पयामिoṁ yajñopavītaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of the Sacred Thread
ॐ चंदनं समर्पयामिoṁ caṁdanaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of sandal paste
ॐ परिमल द्रव्यं समर्पयामिoṁ parimala dravyaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of kumkum
ॐ पुष्ह्पणि समर्पयामिoṁ puṣhpaṇi samarpayāmiOffering of flowers
ॐ धूपं समर्पयामिoṁ dhūpaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of incense
ॐ दीपं समर्पयामिoṁ dīpaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of fire
ॐ नैवेद्यं समर्पयामिoṁ naivedyaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of food
ॐ दक्ष्हिणाम् समर्पयामिoṁ dakṣhiṇām samarpayāmiOffering of coins
ॐ आर्तिक्यं समर्पयामिoṁ ārtikyaṁ samarpayāmiWaving of lights
ॐ मन्त्रपुष्पं समर्पयामिoṁ mantrapuṣpaṁ samarpayāmiOffering of flowers
ॐ प्रदक्षिणान् नमस्कारान् समर्पयामिoṁ pradakṣiṇān namaskārān samarpayāmiOffering of salutations
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Ganesh, Lord Ganapati, is invoked before commencing any work, any Pūjā. He is the creator (Vighna Karta) and also destroyer (Vighna Harta) of obstacles.

He represents the earth element residing in the Muladhara Chakra at the base of spine.

By praying to Lord Ganapati, this chakra is activated. Our thinking patterns change, unwanted desires are removed bringing in mental peace and restoring health in individuals. The thought that ” I and the world is same and we are not separate from each other” is established, one pointed focus is achieved and any work undertaken becomes successful (Karya Siddhi) bringing in happiness in our lives.

Lord Ganapati when pleased grants us longevity (long life / Ayur), health (Aarogya), prosperity (wealth / Aishwarya), strength (Balam) and fame (Mahat / greatness).

Use of Kalash in Pūjā

Kalash (water vessel) is a symbol of good auspice of Hindu culture. It was created during the Samudramanthan or the great churning of the ocean. All deities can reside in the Kalash. Therefore, it has an important place in the puja ritual.

The worship of Kalash is widespread in Hindu ceremonies such as Griha Pravesha (Pūjā for the new house), to give the name to the child, in marriage, in the Havan, in the Vāstu Dosha (to give harmony and peace to the house), in the festivities and in the daily worship.

Kalash and the 5 elements:

The base of the metal vase represents the element Pṛthvī (Earth);

the center – Āp (water);

neck of the vase – Agni (fire);

the opening of the mouth – Vāyu (air);

the mango leaves – Ākāśa (ether).

In the context of the chakras, Śira (head) – the upper part of the coconut symbolizes the Sahasrara chakra and the Mūla (base) – the base of Kalash – Muladhara chakra.

MUDRA

Mudra (Sanskrit: मुद्रा) literally means “seal”, “brand” or “gesture”, it is a symbolic gesture used in Tantric rituals of both Hindu and Buddhist tradition. The mudras can be performed with the whole body but most are performed with the hands. Mudras are part of a system that uses the body to express and emphasize the intentions of the mind. Are often used in yoga practice in association with breathing (pranayama), in meditation and for healing purposes.  Stimulate different parts of the body and affect the flow of prana, the vital energy. It is also said that the mudras are the language of the Devas.

We can note how in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist iconography every god or goddess adopt a particular mudra, which along with the weapons or objects held by the deity, symbolize a particular energy or quality.

In Tantric rituals 108 mudras are used.

In the ancient text on yoga Gheranda Samhita 25 mudras are mentioned:

महामुद्रा नभोमुद्रा उद्दीयनं जलन्धरम् ।
मूलबन्धो महाबन्धो महावेधश्च खेचरी ॥ १ ॥
विपरीतकरी योनिर्वज्रोली शक्तिचालनी ।
तादागी मण्डुकीमुद्रा शाम्भवी पञ्चधारणा ॥ २ ॥
अश्विनी पाशनी काकी मातङ्गी च भुजंगिनी ।
पञ्चविंशतिमुद्राश्च सिद्धिदा इह् योगिनम् ॥ ३ ॥
mahāmudrā nabhomudrā uddīyānaṃ jalandharam |
mulabandho mahābandho mahāvedhaśca khecarī || 1 ||
viparītakarī yonirvajrolī śakticālanī |
tādāgī maṇḍukīmudrā śāmbhavī pañcadhāraṇā || 2 ||
aśvinī pāśanī kākī mātaṅgī ca bhujaṃginī |
pañcaviṃśatimudrāśca siddhidā ih yoginam || 3 ||
Mahamudra, Nabhomudra, Uddiyanamudra, Jalandharamudra
Muhlabandhamudra, Mahabandhamudra, Mahavedhamudra, and Khecharimudra
Viparitakaranimudra, Yonimudra, Vajrolimudra, Shaktichalani,
Tadagimudra, Mandukimudra, Shambhavimudra, the five Dharana,
Ashvinimudra, Pashinimudra, Kakimudra, Matangimudra and Bhujanginimudra:
these 25 mudras grant to yogis success in this world.

Other text where mudras are mentioned: Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Shiva Samhita

Here are listed the most popular and well-known mudras:

MudraMeaningIllustrationDescriptionSymbology
Chin MudraGesture of ConscienceJoin the tip of the thumb and the forefinger as to form a circle, the other fingers are joined and extended outwards, with the middle finger near the unfolded part of the forefinger. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.It represents the Union between man and the divine.
Jñana(Gyana) MudraGesture of KnowledgeLike Chin Mudra but with the palms facing downward.It represents the Union between man and the divine.
Abhaya MudraGesture of FearlessnessThe right hand raised to shoulder height, the arm bent and the palm facing outward with the fingers together in a vertical position.It represents security, benevolence, peace and victory over fear. Abhaya Mudra is the gesture of peace world-wide common to many cultures.
Adi MudraFirst GestureWith your palms facing down, place your thumb inside the palm of the hand touching the base of the little finger. Close the four fingers on the thumb to create a fist.  The respiration must be long and deep.Adi means first and Adi Mudra is the first position adopted by the newborn.
Dhyana MudraGesture of MeditationTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position (in the yoga in Sukhāsana or in Siddhāsana) with both hands resting on the legs, the right hand over the left. The palms are facing upwards and fingers remain extended.This mudra is one of the most well-known, is present in many of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain iconography.
It represents the illumination above the illusion.
Apana Mudra








Gesture of the vital air Apana (also called Mudra of Digestion)Join the tip of the thumb with the tip of the middle and ring fingers, while keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands.Apana, literally means “air that runs”, is one of the five vital airs (prana), is associated with the lower part of the abdomen, moves downwards and outwards and governs all forms of elimination and reproduction. Energizing Mudra.
Mrigi MudraGesture of DeerThe same as in Apana Mudra.
Join the tip of the thumb with the tip of the middle and ring fingers, while keeping the other fingers straight.
Used in Pooja and Sadhana.
Tarpana MudraGesture of OfferingJoin the tip of the thumb with the tip of the ring fingers, while keeping the other fingers straight.Used in Pooja and Sadhana.
Apana Vayu MudraGesture of the HeartJoin the tip of the thumb, ring and middle finger, while the forefinger touches the base of the thumb, keeping the little finger straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.It is called Mudra of the Heart for its influence upon the heart and blood pressure.
It reduces the gas content in body.
Prana MudraGesture of the Vital AirTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position (in the yoga in Sukhāsana or in Siddhāsana), focusing on the breath. The tips of the little finger and ring finger touch the tip of the thumb, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.It symbolizes the life force. Prana is the vital air that flows in our body. There are 5 vital airs: Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana, Samana.
Ganesh MudraGesture of Ganesh
To be executed while sitting in a comfortable position, focusing on the breath. Hang up your hands to the heart. The left outside, the right in front of the heart.
It symbolizes Ganesh, the elephant-headed God, known as the remover of obstacles.
It stimulates the fourth chakra, Anahata.
Kalesvara MudraGesture of KalesvaraTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position, focusing on the breath. The tip of the middle and thumbs touching, the other fingers are joined folded inside. Place your thumbs to the heart.It symbolizes Kalesvara, God of Time.
It calms the mind.
Matangi MudraGesture of the Goddess MatangiJoin the hands at stomach height, palms are towards each other with fingers facing upwards. The fingers of the right hand are entwined with those of the left, with the exception of the middle fingers that remain straight and joined.It symbolizes the relationship with Mother Earth.
Yoni MudraYoni GestureJoin hands in front of the stomach with palms facing your tummy, thumbs joined up and forefingers joined down to form a triangle.Yoni, meaning vagina, uterus, symbolizes the origin of life, the feminine energy, the creative power, Shakti.  This mudra insulates the practitioner from the outside world as a fetus in the womb of the mother.
Yoni MudraYoni GestureFold the hands, under the right than the left.
Grab with the index fingers the ring fingers.
Then stretch out the middle fingers, the little fingers and thumbs.
Yoni, meaning vagina, uterus, symbolizes the origin of life, the feminine energy, the creative power, Shakti.  This mudra symbolizes the yonis of the three Mothers.
Linga MudraLinga GestureCross fingers of both hands. Keep the left thumb straight surrounded by the right thumb and forefinger.Linga is the symbol of Shiva, represents the universe.
This mudra produces heat in the body.
Kundalini MudraKundalini GestureTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position (in the yoga in Sukhāsana, Vajrāsana or in Siddhāsana), focusing on the breath.
Form two overlapping fists, extend the left index and grab it with the right fist on it. Cover the tip of the index with your thumb.
Hold the Mudra on Muladhara.
It symbolizes the union of individual soul with the cosmic soul.
Rudra MudraRudra GestureTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position (in the yoga in Sukhāsana, Vajrāsana or in Siddhāsana), focusing on the breath.
Combine the tip of the thumb, index and ring fingers. Medium and little fingers straight but relaxed. It is performed with both hands, palms facing up.
Symbolizes Rudra, the terrific aspect of Shiva.
Very powerful mudra with different beneficial effects on the body.
Brahma MudraBrahma GestureTo be executed while sitting in a comfortable position (in the yoga in Sukhāsana, Vajrāsana or in Siddhāsana), focusing on the breath.
With the palms facing upwards and located at the level of the navel, place your thumb inside the Palm of the hand touching the base of the little finger. Close the four fingers on the thumb to create a fist. Join the knuckles of the hands like in the picture alongside.
It symbolizes Brahma, the creator aspect of the divine.
Ankusha MudraGesture of the GoadFolded index, medium straight.
It symbolizes Ganesh goad. Also used to encourage the deities to move from the spiritual world to the material. Or even to encourage the soul towards the ultimate goal.
Matsya MudraGesture of the FishRight palm below, left Palm over. Thumbs move as if they were the fins of fish. (this mode is mainly Tantric, other schools put right above)Symbolizes the Fish.
It symbolizes also swimming across the ocean of worldliness without fear.
Dhenu MudraGesture of the CowFold the hands, under the right than the left.
The right index finger touches the left middle.
The left index finger touches the right middle.
The right little finger touches the left ring finger.
The left little finger touches the right ring.
Thumbs inside.
It symbolizes the muzzle of a cow, the one who always nourishes with love.
Kurmāsana MudraGesture of the TurtleUnder the left hand: thumb, index and little finger raised.
The other fingers touch the palm.
Above the right hand: thumb, index and little finger down.
The other fingers touch the palm.
Join the two hands, the right index finger on the left thumb, right little finger on the left index, right thumb on the left palm, right little finger on the left palm.
Bring Mudra to the heart.
It symbolizes a throne shaped like a turtle.
Used in Pooja and Sadhana.
Shankh MudraGesture of the ConchHold the left thumb with the four fingers of the right hand.
The left middle touches the right thumb.
Bring Mudra to the heart.
Do it singing the mantra AUM.
Symbolizes the Ritual Conch.
Used in Pooja and Sadhana.
Relationship between fingers and the 5 elements – Vedik version
(Ayurveda, Dakshinachara – right hand path)
Agni Mudra (also called  Surya Mudra)Gesture of the FireBend the ring finger to the base of the thumb and press with your thumb on the second phalanx, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.Mantra: RAṂ
It symbolizes the inner fire. Prevents and cures digestive disorders.
Vayu MudraGesture of the AirBend the forefinger at the base of the thumb and press with your thumb on the second phalanx, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.Mantra: YAṂ
This Mudra helps in balancing the air element within the body.
Akash MudraGesture of the SpaceJoin the tip of the thumb and the middle finger as to form a circle, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.Mantra: HAṂ
This Mudra helps in balancing the space element and to achieve the energies inside the body.
Prithvi MudraGesture of the EarthJoin the tip of the thumb and the ring finger as to form a circle, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.Mantra: LAṂ
This Mudra helps in balancing the Earth element within the body.
Jal MudraGesture of the WaterJoin the tip of the thumb and little finger as to form a circle, keeping the other fingers straight. To be executed with both hands, palms facing upward.Mantra: VAṂ
This Mudra helps in balancing the water element within the body.

Other mudras performed with the body:

Bhramari MudraGesture of the BeeSitting comfortably with your back straight and your head not moving, imagine that a bee turns in a circle before you, first in one direction and then another. Fold the neck back and repeat the exercise. It is important to move only the eyes, the head remains stationary. To be performed only once a day. Relaxes and invigorates the eyes.
Surya Chandra Mudra (or Brahma Mudra)Gesture of the Sun and the Moon (or Brahma Gesture)Sitting in the simple position inhale. Exhale and bring the head forward. Inhaling turn right up to the shoulder. Exhale and rotate the head back. While inhaling turn left. Exhale and return to the initial position. Repeat on the contrary. Contraindicated for arthritis extended to all cervical vertebrae. Prevents cervical, eliminates headaches, strengthens the view, relaxing.
Matsya MudraGesture of the FishInflate the cheeks without curling the lips. Perform a dozen times. It purifies the blood, increases blood pressure, tones the facial muscles preventing wrinkles.
Bhujangini MudraGesture of the Serpent (or Cobra)“Drink” the air by opening and expanding a little the mouth, strengthens the abdomen and the digestive tract.
Simha MudraGesture of the LionExhale from the mouth: tongue out, eyes looking at the nose and open hands. Is good for the liver, bile and sight. Eliminates bad breath.
Kaki MudraGesture of the CrawThe Gheranda Samhita describes it thus: Contract the lips, like the beak of a crow, and drink the air slowly and slowly.
Khechari MudraGesture of the movement in Space (Kechari = moving in Space)After performing the cleansing of the tongue, inhaling, place the tongue above the palate to close the nasal cavity. Rhythmically massaging the soft palate. It should then produce a sweet liquid, but if it produces a bitter or metallic taste liquid you must spit.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika describes the Kechari Mudra thus: 
Kapālakuhare jihvā pravishtā viparītaghā Bhruvorantarghatā drshtirmudrā bhavati khecharī – The Khechari mudra is accomplished by thrusting the tongue into the gullet, by turning it over itself, and keeping the eyesight in the middle of the eyebrows.
Jalandhara BandhaHigh ContractionIn Sanskrit jalan means net, dhara means to hold, then the meaning of jalandhara bandha is the physical lock that controls the network of nadis (energy channels) in the neck.
Inhaling fold the chin close to the chest. With the chin in this position, push the tongue to the palate. Exhaling slowly relax. Repeat several times. It stimulates the higher chakras (Vishuddha, Ajña and Sahasrara). Strengthens the neck and directly stimulates the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, and thymus glands.
Uddiyana BandhaAbdominal Contraction (Uddiyana = rise up, fly up)Inhale deeply and exhale all the air. Holding the breath contract the abdomen inside the rib cage. Hold the position for a while ‘and then slowly relax the abdomen. Repeat several times. Stimulates the chakras medians (Manipura and Anahata). Prevents and treats disorders of the digestive system.
Mula BandhaLow Contraction (Mula = root, Bandha = close – fix)While inhaling contract the sphincter. Exhaling slowly relax it. Repeat several times. Stimulates the first two chakras  (Muladhara  and  Swadhishthana). Prevents and cures hemorrhoids.
Maha BandhaGreat Contraction
Perform in the order Mula Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha and  Jalandhar Bandha releasing them in the same order.

Meditations

Meditation on Chakras

Sit back, relax every muscle in your body.
Visualize the chakras using the image on your monitor, or close your eyes and visualize internally.

Let us now concentrate on the Muladhara Chakra, located at the base of the spine, and imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. The center is yellow and has four red petals.
Now focused on the open flower within us repeat the mantra LAM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.

Let us now concentrate on Swadhisthana Chakra, above the genitals, here we imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. The center has the color of the water and has six petals of red vermilion.
Now focused on the open flower within us repeat the mantra VAM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.

Let us now concentrate on Manipura chakra, the base of the stomach, here we imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. The center is red and has ten blue petals.
Now focused on the open flower within us repeat the mantra RAM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.

Let us now concentrate on Anahata Chakra, the heart, imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. The center is gray smoke and has twelve red petals.
Concentrate on the open flower within us repeat the mantra YAM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.


Let us now concentrate on Vishuddha Chakra, throat, again imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. The center of the flower is blue and has sixteen petals blue.
Concentrate on the open flower within us repeat the mantra HAM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.

Let us now concentrate on Ajña chakra between the eyebrows, and here we imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. A flower that has only two petals, the center and the petals are white. The more the flower opens and the more becomes shiny. When the flower is fully open will look like a light- flower.
Concentrate on the open flower within us repeat the mantra OM.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.


Let us now concentrate on the Sahasrara Chakra, on top of the head, imagine a closed flower that slowly opens. is a multi-colored flower that has a thousand petals.
Concentrate on the open flower hear the sound of our breathing.
Visualize now the flower slowly closes.

MEDITATION: Chakras and Elements

Sit comfortably in your usual a meditative pose.
Start from the root chakra, Muladhara and visualize the Earth element.
See it dissolving in the element of the sacral chakra, the Water.
Visualize the water consumed by the fire of the solar plexus chakra, Manipura.
The fire is extinguished in air, the element of the heart chakra, Anahata.
The air becomes ether in the throat chakra, Vishuddha.
The ether is absorbed into the third eye chakra and is transmuted into Light.
Finally, the light dissolves into Universal Mind or Infinite Consciousness of Sahasrara Chakra.

Inner Adoration

Visualize the path of the vital breath within one’s own body, imagining that from the navel of Sadashiva three rays are born, on which we will find the three Goddesses: Parā, who is on Bhairava Sadbhāva; Parāparā standing on Ratishekhara Bhairava; Aparā standing on Navātma Bhairava. The three Goddesses are also associated with the succession of gurus (Parampara).

Breathing exercises and Pranayama

EXERCISE OF BREATH
Inhale and gently press your thumb and forefinger on the eyes, the pressure lasts throughout inspiration. Exhale deeply slowly decrease the pressure. It slows the heart rate, decreases anxiety.

EXERCISE OF BREATH
Focus on dimple of the neck, inhaling, holding the breath to push the chin toward the neck. Exhale and release the pressure. You have the same effects of exercise above. These two exercises are excellent for crisis tachycardia.

BREATHING OF THE BEE (BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA)
Breathe deeply focusing on the throat. Both inhaling and exhaling make a buzz between the nose and throat like that of a bee.


CONTRARY BREATHING (VILOMA PRANAYAMA)
Exhale completely through the nostrils. Inhaling and retain the air for a few seconds. Inhale and hold … ..and so on up to completely fill the lungs. Hold breath as much as possible. Exhale slowly and deeply uttering the sound “ooh”. Repeat several times.

BREATHING OF THE SUN (SURYA PRANAYAMA)

Close the left nostril, using your hand, inhale with the other nostril.

BREATHING OF THE MOON (CHANDRA PRANAYAMA)

Close the right nostril and inhale.

BREATHING OF THE SUN AND THE MOON (SURYA CHANDRA PRANAYAMA)

Close the left nostril, inhale. Close the right nostril, exhale and inhale. Close the left nostril, exhale and inhale … and so on. Repeat for 5 minutes.

DRUM BREATHING (MRIDANGA PRANAYAMA)

Breathe deeply beating the chest with the fingers. Purifies the bronchi and lungs, good for smokers. Stimulates Anahata Chakra.

INTERRUPTED BREATHING (VILOMA PRANAYAMA)

Interrupt breathing as when you cry. Start inhaling with 7 pauses and then exhaling with 7 pauses (but you can also start with 5 or more pauses), then decreased: 6/6 – 5/5 – 4/4 – 3/3 – 2/2, end up with a slow, deep breathing. Repeat several times.

MEDITATION ON LISTENING TO THE OWN BREATH

Simply listen to your own breath. It may adopt abdominal breathing.

COMPLETE YOGIC BREATHING

Perform abdominal, thoracic and clavicular (throat) breathings, bringing your hands on the abdomen, chest and throat.

Abdominal breathing: inhaling inflates the abdomen, exhaling relaxes
Chest breathing: inhaling inflates the chest, exhaling relaxes.
Clavicular breathing: high breathing, of gluttony, as you inhale chest and belly do not swell.

BREATHING OF THE LIGHT OF THE SKULL (KAPALABHATI)

Inhale slowly. Exhale suddenly. Perform for a few minutes. Finished the exercise perform a slow, deep complete yogic breathing.

IRREGULAR BREATHING (VILOMA PRANAYAMA)

Inhale from the mouth uttering the sound hoo. Exhale little air and hold your breath for a second. Continue exhaling always emitting little air and holding the breath for a second. Go on until complete emptying of the lungs. Repeat several times. Decreases the pressure.

BREATHINGS ON CHAKRAS

Starting from Muladhara Chakra, inhale deeply concentrating on the chakra, exhale uttering the mantra of the chakra in question. 5 breaths and then switch to the higher chakras.

BREATHING EXERCISE ON KUNDALINI

Imagine Kundalini as a heat, a fire that goes through all the chakras.
Breathing in goes up, breathing out goes down.

Vipassana

Vipassana is a traditional and ancient Buddhist meditation really interesting, where there’s plenty to do… just to sit quietly, doing nothing and watch the breath. Vipassana meditation aims to develop full awareness of all sensory and mental stimuli, in order to capture their real nature. It is traditionally defined as a meditation of “inner perception” in the sense that simply slowing each activity and by sitting in meditation we create a space in which we can have intuitions about who we are, and where we can get to know us more deeply, more intimately. The body and mind are the field in which it is possible to find out, with a careful vision, the truth.

Contemplation of the body

Breath awareness

Awareness of body positions

Awareness of the actions of the body

Awareness of body parts

Awareness of the elements

Contemplation of feelings

Contemplation of the mind

Contemplation of mental objects

Centering Meditation

Put a candle or a small flame in front of you.

First stage: 15 minutes

Seated in an easy position with eyes closed and lips together. inhale slowly, stop for a moment and then exhaling the sound MMM. Take a longer break before inspiration. The internal vibration that will be created will shake our subtlest energies.

Second stage: 15 minutes

Sit down with narrowed eyes and observe the flame set before. Continue with regular and slow breathing. This will center our energies awakened.

Third stage: 15 minutes

Lie on your back, close your eyes and relax with a slow and regular breathing. Relax every muscle and every part of the body, starting from the feet to get to the head.

Then visualize the breath as a heat source that starts from the center of the root and get to the top of the head. View its warm colors. Gradually see the breath becomes an increasingly hot and bright light. When the light reaches the top of the head visualize this light expanding beyond the body.

Awakening of the heart – give and receive

If we do not love, life has no meaning; When you really love, the ego disappears. When the ego disappears we open our being to the All, the One. For this reason, the path of the heart is a prime way that can lead us directly to higher states of consciousness.

This simple meditation joins the breath to the gestures of giving and receiving so awakening the heart and accepting with simplicity and love what happens.

Inspiring bring your hands to the heart.

Exhaling extend your arms outward.

Active Meditations
 

Many cultures have traditions of meditative movements or sacred dance: from shamanism to Tantra, from Sufi to Gurdjieff, from Qigong to the techniques developed in Buddhism, etc. Through active meditations we become mindful of our experience while acting. The mind can be detached automatically from the incessant flow of thoughts because it is concentrated in the observation of bodily sensations that are perceived at that exact moment. Managing to maintain this awareness, you can even go beyond the observer, reaching the state of non-duality.

Any action can become a meditation.

Osho Active Meditations

Dynamic Meditation

First stage: 10 minutes
Breathe chaotically through the nose, concentrating always on exhalation. The body will take care of the inhalation. Do this as fast and as hard as you can more and more – until you literally become the breathing. Use your entire body to push the air out, as if you were a bellows.

Second stage: 10 minutes
Explode! Express everything that needs to be thrown out. Become totally crazy. Shout, cry, jump, shake, dance, sing, laugh. Hold nothing back; keep the whole body in motion. A little acting often helps to start. Do not allow your mind to interfere with what is happening. Be total, be whole hearted; be careful, aware of what is happening to you.

Third stage: 10 minutes
With raised arms, jump up and down shouting the mantra Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! as deeply as possible, allowing the sound to come from the bottom of the belly. Landing from the jump with the entire sole of the foot and let the sound deeply affects your sexual center. Give all you have; go dead.

Fourth stage: 15 minutes
Stop! Stop wherever you are, at any location you are. Do not move the body for any reason. A cough, a movement – anything will dissipate the energy flow and the effort will be in vain. Remain completely still, being a witness to everything that happens.

Fifth Stage: 15 minutes
Celebrate with dance, expressing your gratitude towards existence. Bring this happiness with you all day.

Kundalini

This meditation, “sister” of the Dynamic, finds its best if done at sunset or late afternoon. Totally immerse yourself in the shaking and dancing during the first two stages helps loosen one’s being hard as rocks, at any point in the flow of energy has been suppressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into joy and bliss.
The last two stages allow all of this energy to slide vertically, to move upwards in the silence. An extremely effective way to be loose and to relax, letting yourself go at the end of the day.

Instructions:

First Stage: 15 minutes

Be loose and let the whole body shake. Look up the energy from the feet upwards. Let go of every single part and become the shaking. The eyes can be open or closed.

Second Stage: 15 minutes

Dance – just as you like, and let the whole body move as it wishes. The eyes can be open or closed.

Third Stage: 15 minutes

Close your eyes and be still, sitting or standing, observe like a witness whatever’s going on inside and outside of you.

Fourth Stage: 15 minutes

Keeping your eyes closed, lie down and be still.

Mandala

This is another powerful technique that creates a circle of energy, resulting in a natural centering. There are four stages of 15 minutes each.

First Stage: 15 minutes

With open eyes run on the spot, starting slowly and gradually, getting faster and faster. Bring your knees up as high as possible. Breathing deeply and evenly will move the energy within. Forget the mind and forget the body. Keep going.

Second Stage: 15 minutes

Sit with your eyes closed and mouth open and loose. Gently rotate your body from the belly, like a reed blowing in the wind. Feel the wind blowing you from side to side, back and forth, around and around. This will bring your awakened energies to the navel center.

Third Stage: 15 minutes

Lie on your back, open your eyes and with the head still, rotate them in a clockwise direction. Sweep them fully around in the sockets as if you are following the second hand of a vast clock, but as fast as possible. It is important that the mouth remains open and the jaw relaxed, with the breath soft and even. This will bring centering energies to the third eye.

Fourth Stage: 15 minutes

Close your eyes and be still.

SADHANA

Sadhana means spiritual path, that is the set of all the practices, rituals and austerities that are performed with regularity and concentration, with the aim of obtaining Moksha (liberation). It is an act of purification and expansion of the mind, which leads to the state of Self-Realization.

In the tantra it is stated that Shiva , in his infinite grace, full of compassion for suffering beings in this dark age, proclaimed   tantric sadhana by means of spiritual emancipation. Tantrism is not a simple theory or philosophy, but above all it prescribes a   systematic sadhana , a regular discipline, according to the practitioner’s temperament, ability and evolutionary degree. A terrific opportunity to experiment with extraordinary techniques for spiritual evolution, introducing yourself to the world of  yantra, mantra and tantra .

Yantra , mantra and tantra symbolically represent the three paths of Hinduism. The yantra  is the path of knowledge (Jñanamarg), themantra  is the path of devotion (Bhaktimarg), theTantra is the path of action (Karmasanyasmarg).

Main types of Sadhana

  • Repetition of the Name
    • Namasmarana / Japa Mala (repetition of formulas or mantras)
    • Bhajan
  • Dialogue
    • Satsang
    • Prayer
  • Abstention / austerity
    • Silence (abstention from speech)
    • Fasting (whole wheat, or limited to certain types of food)
    • Chastity
    • Asceticism (renunciation of worldly life)
  • Study of sacred texts
  • Seva (selfless service)
  • Worship
    • Puja
    • Yajña (ritual sacrifices)
    • Ablutions
  • Contemplation
    • Dhyana (meditation)
    • Contemplation of one or more Murti