‘Happiness in the true sense (Anand) is possible only by being religious, that is, by following Dharma; hence, always endeavour to follow it’. Through the medium of various religious rituals, sanskars, Festivals, Vowed observances etc., Hindu Dharma has shown how to be religious while continuing to lead a materialistic life. Hindu Dharma has conveyed its message of being religious through various familial and social rituals such as birthday celebrations, aukshaṇ, gifting, performance of the ritual of Shanti (Peace) as per one’s age and social rituals such as inauguration, lighting of an inaugural lamp, felicitation, condolence meetings etc. When a ritual is performed with complete faith after understanding the underlying spiritual science, benefit derived is greater.
Ritualistic worship (Puja) is an easy way of abiding by achars (Conducts) set by Dharma to facilitate regular sadhana of a worshipper. Ritualistic worship of God creates a centre of devotion and bhav in the mind of the worshipper. It results in showering of grace by the Deity and makes the home environment more sattvik. It also creates a … Read more
Devalay (Hindu temple) is an abode of God, meaning, the actual existence of God. ‘By going to a Devalay our wishes are accepted by God and we experience mental peace’ – with this faith the devotees visit a Devalay. before the actual darshan of the Deity, the soot-like covering of Raja-Tama around us has to be eliminated and … Read more
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When any act is performed according to the science of spirituality, one derives maximum spiritual benefit from it. This book explains the importance of various religious acts done on certain familial or social occasions such as birthday, opening ceremony etc. and the science underlying them. Read more »