By Swami Sivananda

Booklet description:the hindus are a profoundly spiritual humans their aim of existence is self-realisation or the attainment of god-consciousness during this e-book gurudev has defined the importance and the philosophy of a lot of our fasts and gala's in features of those observances, he has consistently allowed the best freedom: (1) within the selection of the dates of the competition, which, as he has defined on web page fifty three, range, and (2) within the conventional methods of celebrating them for example, in south india in the course of the durga puja they've got the kolu whilst numerous idols and toys are prepared in vibrant gallaries ahead of which, each night, women take a seat and sing back, in a few locations there's fire-walking with out the kavadi (see web page 109), held in honour of draupadi amman who used to be born of fireside; or in ceylon, in response to yogi satchidananda of ceylon, in honour of kannaki amman gurudev by no means disturbs anyones solid ideals and customs approximately author:sri swami sivanandaji maharaj was once a healer of the physique in his purvashram (before he entered the holy order of sannyasa) he was once a born healer, with a unprecedented inborn like to serve humanity; this is the reason he selected the scientific career as a profession this is why he edited and released a wellbeing and fitness magazine ambrosia for this reason he went over to malaya to serve the bad within the plantations there and, surprisingly sufficient, because of this, he renounced the realm and embraced the holy order of sannyasa sri swamiji sought after that each one platforms of therapeutic should still flourish he had equivalent love and admiration for all platforms of therapeutic he sought after that the easiest of the entire platforms will be introduced out and utilised within the carrier of guy he has written a couple of books on all elements of healing-from the naturopathic and allopathic issues of view

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The teachings of the Gita are broad, sublime and universal. They do not belong to any particular cult, sect, creed, age, place or country. They are meant for all. They are within the reach of all. The Gita has a message for the solace, peace, freedom, salvation and perfection of all human beings. At the Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh, the holy and auspicious Gita Jayanti is observed every year on a grand scale: 1. All the aspirants wake up at 4 am and do meditation on the Lord. 2. From sunrise to sunset there is unbroken recitation of the Gita.

Study Appayya’s works, especially his great devotional work, Atmarpana Stuthi. 29 DATTATREYA JAYANTHI DATTATREYA JAYANTHI Om Namo Bhagavate Dattatreyaya DATTATREYA Jayanthi falls during December-January on the full moon day of the month of Margaseersha. His story is told as follows. Anusuya is quoted as the model of chastity. She was the wife of Atri Maharishi, a great sage and one of the seven foremost seers and sages. She was well established in the Pativrata Dharma, the main elements of which are devotion to husband and regard of him as God Himself.

Hanuman was above all these. That is why he is recognised as an ideal Karma Yogi and an unsurpassed adept in Bhakti. His life is full of object lessons. Everyone should try his best to follow the noble example of Hanuman. His birthday falls on Chaitra Shukla Purnima (the March-April full moon day). On this holy day worship Sri Hanuman. Fast on this day. Read the Hanuman Chalisa. Spend the whole day in the Japa of Ram-Nam. Sri Hanuman will be highly pleased and will bless you with success in all your undertakings.

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