Om bhurbhuvah svah; Tatsaviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi; Dhyio yo nah prachodayat.
O God, Thou art the Giver of life, the Remover of pains and sorrows, the Bestower of Happiness. O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy supreme sin-destroying light. May thou guide our intellect in the right direction.
Om vishwani deva savitar duritani parasuva yad bhadram tanna asuva.
The path to success is hard work. The work should be undertaken seriously and sincerely. The work should be properly planned before attempting to start it. This would ensure the success of the project. The work or task that is not properly planned is bound to fail or will produce poor outcome. Under these circumstances people tend to blame others or their bad luck. An element of good luck is needed to achieve success. This should not be substituted for hard work.
In the 19th Century the plight of the Hindus in India was in a deplorable state. The teachings of the Vedas were misinterpreted by the brahamins and the pundits of the day for their personal gain. Instead of monotheism hundred of gods and goddesses were being worshiped. The communities were divided and ruled by a class system. The belonging to the so called low caste were discriminated against in every walk of life. They even had to be cremated in different areas. How could such a...
 Swadhyaya means studiousness, which is the study of oneself. Swa means self and Adhyayana means study. It also includes the study of Vedas and other scriptures. It is important to understand the meaning of the mantras. A word can be picked up from the mantra and its meaning understood and put into practice. This can improve one's life.
Unlike animals man has intelligence and he should use this for good deeds. This will keep his soul (atm...
Rakasha Bhandhan has a great history. It is also known as the festival of Sravani. In ancient times during rainy season the roads became impassable and areas got flooded. The learned scholars stayed indoors and studied Vedas and other scriptures and engaged in debates. The learned brahamins tied sacred thread on the wrists of kings and kashatriyas and asked them to ensure the safety and well being of the citizens of the land.
During the era of Rajputs the women folk tied sacred thre...
 Grihastha Ashram is a married life of a householder. According to Lord Manu happiness, wealth and respect prevail in that family where husband and wife respect each other. Where there is no respect the family suffers and no progress is made.
Householder has to work hard and earn money for the welfare of his family. He enjoys his life. If possible he should help the needy and do charitable work.