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Importance of the Idol of the tortoise in a Devalay

In order to take maximum benefit of the darshan (viewing) of the Deity, one must stand on the side of an imaginary line joining the idol of the tortoise and the Deity’s idol and only then take darshan of the deity. One must not stand or sit in between the Deity’s idol and the idol of the tortoise.

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Rathasaptami

The festival of ‘Ratha-Saptami’ is celebrated to offer gratitude and worship the Surya-devata. Information on ‘Ratha-Saptami’ compiled by a seeker from Sanatan Sanstha, Kum. Madhura Bhosale is provided below

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How are Hindu Temples seats of Shakti ?

Most of us go to the Devalay (Temple) from time to time. Hindu Dharma gives us knowledge based on shastra (science) which explains with clarity the importance of having darshan (viewing) of the Deity in a Devalay.

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Importance of Hindu Temples

‘Dēvālay’ (Temple) is an abode of God, meaning, the actual existence of God. ‘By going to a Dēvālay our wishes are accepted by God and we experience mental peace’ – with this faith the devotees visit a Dēvālay.

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Why do we sleep ?

Sleep is as essential as food for physical and mental wellbeing. Body and the organs wearout after a day’s work. To restore them to the original levels, rest is essential. The natural state of rest is sleep. Happiness-sorrow, obesity-leanness, knowledge-ignorance, health and strength are all dependent on sleep.

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Basant (Vasant) Panchami

Vasant (Spring) is the king of all seasons and arrival of this season can be sensed from the day of Vasant Panchami. It is also considered to be the day of birth of Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. Let us learn the history and significance of celebrating this festival.

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