In this issue (JULY 2016)
  1. Read of the month – Sadhguru on GURU PURNIMA
  2. Temple indoor events – July 2016
  3. Your July 2016 month astrological forecast
  4. Our heritage and Cultural articles -.a) Gold found in Girn cows urine in India b) Yoga India’s gift to the world c) Testing ganga water for healing poers d) Miracle of reciting Hanuman Chalisa e)12 things to learn from Hanumanji f) Six signs that indicate existence of Lord Hanuman g) How to worship Lord Hanuman. 
  5. Know your festivals – Shhravan Somvar Vrats 2016
  6. Humour
  7. Temple photo album – JUNE 2016
  8. Healthy Tips -a) New method can kill cancer cells in two hours  b) 10 facts about our blood c) Reduce your blood pressure d) Benefits of Water e) Yoga is more than a fitness regime f) Acupressure to relieve constipation.
  9. Feedback
  10. Inspiring signs
  11. Spiritual Videos
  12. Hindi corner .
  13. Live streaming of Temple programs – daily Live streaming of Temple programs – daily.
  14. Doobay Medical Centre – Annandale

LIST OF VARIOUS VIDEOS IN THIS ISSUE (please watch them to get full benefits)
  • Dr Doobay’s video message – in English
  • PM of India Narendra Modi perform Yoga on 2nd International Yoga day in Chandigarh, India
  • Hanuman Chalisa recitation by Lata ji
  • Acupressure for constipation (two videos)- English
  • Laughing Riot in Hindi
  • 100% control of your life (Sadhguru – in English)
  • What is relationship – Gaur Prabhu in English)
  • In conversation with Mystic )English) 
  • What are the challenges in my relationship (Sister Shivani in English)
  • Weapons of our Gods (an informative video)
  • Happiness & Expectations by Siter Shivani in English
  • Sai Baba taling to devotees

Dear devotees, 
Jai Mata Di,

An historic event of great importance and pride is coming up this Saturday July 2nd. As you are all aware 50′ Hanuman ji statue will be unveiled by Pujya Morari Bapu ji on this day at 10 am. This program is preceded by sthapna puja on Thursday morning and 108 Hanuman Chalisa/Sundarkand path on the footsteps of Hanumanji statue on FRiday from 9 am. Pujya Bapu ji is also reading seven days Ramayan Katha starting on the same day at International Centre,
Dear devotees, we look forward to see you all at the temple and would like to get your feedback on this newsletter and other announcements come your way from time to time. Please do not hesitate call or send your suggestions by email  or phone call. We really appreciate your input. If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact President Mr Krishna Misir or Mr Sunil Ghai. Look forward to see you on Sundays at our main service followed by Shiv Puja on Monday, Hanuman ji Puja on Tuesday, Sai Baba puja on Thursday, Durga Puja on Friday, Navgrah and Ayappa Puja on Saturday. Your temple have activities planned throughout the week, please join us at any time. Our pundits are also available for any kind of puja you want to get it done. Want to rent banquet hall for weddings, please contact Pt. Bhoj. Please pay one visit to our Canadian Museum of Indian Civilization. Please contact Pt Robin Doobay for any question you have about Vishnu Mandir.
Vishnu Mandir wishes HAPPY GURU PURNIMA greetings to all disciples of their GURUS..
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July 2016 Religious & other events 

July 1 Fri – Canada Day
July 1 Fri – Pradosh Puja
July 1 Fri – 108 Hanuman Chalisa/Sundar Kand from 9 am
July 2 Sat – Unveiling of 50 ft Hanumanji statue by Morari bapu at 10am
July 4 Mon – Amavas
July 15 Fri – Sankranti, Devyani Ekadashi
July 15 Fri – Ramayan katha start at 6:30 pm by Dr B. Doobay sponsored by Mr & Mrs Kuvear Balbahadur
July 16 Sat – Pradosh, Ramayan katha continuesat 6 PM
July 17 Sun – Final day of Ramayan Katha at 10 AM- sponsored by Mr & Mrs Balbahadur
 July 19 Tue – Guru Purnima . Satynarain Vrat
July 20 Wed – Shravan month begins
July 25 Mon – First Shravan Somvar (north India)
 July 29 Fri – Kamika Ekadshi
July 30 Sat – Pradosh Puja
July 31 Sun – Jalaram Bhajans at 4:30 pm

For more info. on time etc please call: Vishnu Mandir 905-886-1724

Special article of the month

The Significance of Guru Purnima

The Full Moon Day in the month of Ashadha (July-August) is known as Guru Purnima. This sacred day marks the very first transmission of the yogic sciences from Shiva – the Adiyogi or First Yogi – to the Saptarishis, the seven celebrated sages. This momentous occasion took place on the banks of the lake Kantisarovar, which stands a few kilometers above the Kedarnath Temple in the Himalayas. Thus, the Adiyogi became the Adi Guru or the First Guru on this day. The Saptarishis carried this knowing offered by Adiyogi throughout the world. Even today, every spiritual process on the planet draws from the spine of knowing created by Adiyogi. 

“€œGuru Purnima marks one of the greatest moments in the life of humanity. This is a day that is reminiscent of Adiyogi opening up and offering the possibility that a human being can evolve beyond all limitations set by his physical nature, if willing to strive. This first full moon day after the solstice is a time when this planet and all life upon it are most receptive to the cosmic energy and possibilities. The next six months till the winter solstice is the best time to strive for evolving and experiencing the divine possibility that is innate in a human being.”€ – Sadhguru

PM Narendra Modi Performs Yoga at Capitol Complex Chandigarh | International Yoga Day | Mango News

PM Narendra Modi Performs Yoga at Capitol Complex Chandigarh | International Yoga Day

TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT: SUNIL GHAI. Please email: sunil.ghai@cbre.com or goto http://vishnumandir.com/volunteers/ and fill up the volunteer form and submit.

2. Temple – indoor/Outdoor events in July 2016

  1.   Pradosh Puja – Fri July 1st at 6:30 pm (pl call for exact time)
  2.  108 Hanuman Chalisa Paath/Sundar Kand from 9 am to commemorate the Grand installation of 50 ft Hanumanji murtie on July 2nd.
  3.   Grand unveiling of Hanumanji murtie by Morari Bapu at 10 am
  4.   Guru Purnima Puja – Tue July 19
  5.   Jalaram Bhajans – Sun July 31 at 4:30 pm
 (During the month several events gets added & time can change, please check Vishnu Mandir website or call temple at 905-886-1724 for latest time & info)




Aries Monthly Horoscope
Aries monthly horoscope this month, Mars in your 7th house in your lagana is quite prominent and will give a boost to your confidence and determination. You will be quite active, creative and dynamic but at the same time you got to be careful of your word of speech and what you are saying and to whom. Your language can be quite rough and despite what you’re saying being the truth not everyone will be able to digest it so please mind your dealing, attitude and language. You will be very brave and your confidence will be at its highest level, please use this to resolve your problems and build up your drive.
A lot of your unfinished tasks will now be completed and pending projects done and dusted. If you are a professional sales person then you will be able to close a number of deals. After the 12th of July Mars and Saturn are combined in your 8th house due to which you will have to look after all health related issues with your bladders, bowels and lower abdomen. Please be careful of your energy level and try to convert your temper into creative energy instead of wasting it in lashing out at people. If you waste your energy then you will feel annoyed and your pending tasks will remain unfinished and you will face delays etc.
After the 12th there will be a lot of hustle and bustle and you will be running around quite a bit. With your discipline and determination you will be able to use this time productively. This is a demanding and challenging month but if you accept ad meet the challenges then you will achieve dignified results. Through communication you will come across a lot of information which will be useful to create something unique. Flow of income will be better compared to the past depending on the way you present yourself. Health wise please look after all issues related to any kind of a sharp pain in your chest or tummy.
Taurus Monthly Horoscope
Taurus monthly horoscope this month, with your determination and drive you will be able to achieve dignified success. There will be new resources and opportunities for you. Due to Moon being placed in your lagana a new chapter of success will open and you will be more dynamic, active and creative. There will be a rise in your name, fame and establishment.
Your expenditure will be high and struggle will be there but this struggle will eventually convert into sweet success. A lot of your personal and professional problems will be resolved. After the 7th of July Venus in your 3rd house will make you more brave and you will have a lot of support from your female partners and friends.
At times you will face some awkward situations but with the help of your diplomacy and creativity you will be able to resolve them. Whatever you do please avoid any kind of an argument or conflict in your professional and personal life. Health wise please look after all issues related to your heart, asthma, blood circulation and blood circulation. Beware of cheating, fraud and deception.
Gemini Monthly Horoscope
Gemini monthly horoscope this month, Mercury will be placed in Gemini till the 10th of July which will offer you sudden financial gain and a rise in your status, prestige and honour. A lot of your problems will now be resolved. After the 11th of July Mercury will be positioned in your 2nd house which will offer you a few issues in your personal, professional and domestic life.
There will be unexpected challenges and some obstacles in the completion of your projects. You will need technical support and backing.
Health wise please take care of all issues related to your asthma, heart and back. Please be careful regarding your spending and although you would want to spend a lot on luxuries you got to watch your finances and plan ahead.
 Cancer Monthly Horoscope
Cancer monthly horoscope this month, due to Mercury’s position from the 11th to the 26th of July and the Sun from the 16th onwards you got to be very careful of your health, wellbeing, conduct, attitude, behavior and dealings. Health wise please look after all issues related to your lower abdomen, blood pressure, blood, urine, throat, neck and digestive system. This month will test your patience and fibre and there will be a lot of issues with your loved ones including a few conflicts.
People at times won’t understand you and will oppose or even backstab you. At times you will be guilty as your tone would not be friendly or diplomatic and instead quite ruse due to which people will get the impression that you have no sympathy for them. You could come across as very shrewd and uncaring even if you are not.
Whenever you talk to someone you will want to say the truth but you also got to look after the way you say it without hurting the other party. Protect people and give them comfort and then say the truth or your relationships will be spoiled. After the 26th of July your health will improve and if you invest passion in your words then people will look to you for support. Please be polite and approachable especially to your family members.
Leo Monthly Horoscope
Leo monthly horoscope this month, Jupiter is in your lagana; Rahu in your 2nd house with Ketu and Saturn in your 4th. This placement will give you a detachment factor that won’t be good for your family relationships and will disappoint your loved ones besides making you sad and lonely. Saturn creates this detachment and it is part of its nature.
On the positive side one can use this detachment to do lot of meditation and achieve spiritual consciousness. Due to Saturn being in your 4th house you’ve got to be careful of your thinking pattern, family relationships and invest passion and understanding in the same instead of detachment. Your profession could offer you a few ups and downs.
There could be some issues regarding your important projects. After the 16th of July Sun will be in the 12th house wherein please avoid adopting any kind of a lazy or laid back attitude or you will only get frustration and disappointment. Please be creative and adopt the attitude of a go-getter and not a holiday mood! Be careful when driving and health wise look after all issues related to migraines and headaches.
Virgo Monthly Horoscope
Virgo monthly horoscope this month, the placement of Sun and Mercury in your 10th house will offer you a multiplication of your prosperity and dignified achievements. You will be able to accomplish your aims and also be involved in the purchase of property, car or business.
Please be prepared mentally as a very big deal is coming towards you. You should also try and develop the infrastructure required for such a deal. After 11th of July Mercury along with Sun will be placed in your 11th house which is the house of resources.
There will be a few fluctuations but you will be able to overcome them. You will come across financial opportunities and projects and will be able to close deals giving rise to your financial gain, name, fame and establishment. Beware of financial loss, cheating and deception.
Libra Monthly Horoscope
Libra monthly horoscope the month, due to Mars being positioned in your 11th house there will be a lot of running around with your energy and temper being quite high. Your attitude will be aggressive and that too all the time and your energy level will at times be so high that you won’t know how to handle it. Please make sure that you discipline yourself. Due to Mars in lagana any project related to a Joint Venture and unfinished tasks will now be completed and sales deals will be successfully closed.
You can end up wasting this energy in fighting and lashing out at people but please keep in mind that this will not just be a waste of time but also spoil your relationships. If you feel that there has been a big injustice to you then speak up otherwise please hold your peace. The position of Venus in your 9th house will offer you a lot of travel and your luck will be opening new doors and at the same time giving new resources to you.
After the 7th of July Venus will be placed in your 10th house wherein your efforts will be handsomely rewarded but due to the dominance of Saturn’s Sade Sati you will be running around a lot. Please present your views and yourself properly if you want to achieve anything. Your temper and arguing nature can spoil your relationships but please don’t let temper ruin this unique month for you.
Scorpio Monthly Horoscope
Scorpio monthly horoscope this month, till the 12th of July the lord planet of your horoscope Mars will be placed in your 12th house due to which you got to be careful regarding your health, wellbeing, actions, conduct, behaviour and expenditure.
At times you could be investing temper in your relationships which won’t be very wise. Your expenditure will be high but your income quite limited. At times the struggle you will undergo will be quite considerable but at the same time you got to look after your financial backing and expenditure.
After the 12th of July you will be in contact with a number of powerful professionals and decision makers. Socially, religiously and professionally you will be very busy and running around a lot. Beware of an accident and always plan ahead for everything.
Sagittarius Monthly Horoscope
Sagittarius monthly horoscope this month, the placement of Sun and Mercury is such that your temper will be sky high and you will be quite aggressive and hyper active in your approach. Your hard work will be there and you will undergo struggle but the expected success and achievements will be missing.
Please adopt a wait and watch policy. Your expenditure will be quite high. After the 16th of July Sun is placed in your 8th house due to which you got to take care of your health and wellbeing. Health wise please look after all issues related to your male and female health issues and eyesight.
At times Saturn’s Sade Sati can dominate your family relations and financial backing due to which your debts can rise thus causing further stress.
Capricorn Monthly Horoscope
Capricorn monthly horoscope this month, from the 7th to the 31st Venus will be placed in your 7th house while from the 16th till the end of the month Sun’s 7th aspect will be on your lagana. This positioning will give you professional rewards, success and if you are single you could come across companionship. At the same time you could come across technical issues, complications regarding your relationship with higher authorities including your boss.
You could find yourself in the middle of an argument or professional conflict. Please make sure to define your legal position properly. Your expenditure will be quite high and so will your income. Please don’t waste your time, energy and money on fruitless activities.
Health wise please look after all issues related to your lower abdomen, neck, throat and any sharp pain in your lower body. Due to Jupiter and Rahu together in your 8th house you got to be beware of cheating, fraud and deception.
Aquarius Monthly Horoscope
Aquarius monthly horoscope this month, you will be able to materialize your plans but you will have to push very hard. You will achieve dignified status and prosperity but at the same time you will face some issues regarding your official tasks. At times authorities will favour you yet at other times not.
Your hard work will pay you back and your efforts will be rewarded. There will be business opportunities and new beginnings for you this month. You got to look after your marriage relationship and if there are any issues you’re your loved ones regarding attitude, ego, deficit of trust, lack of understanding, difference of opinion etc. please work on them and sort it out properly.
Health wise please look after all issues related to migraines and sharp pain in the lower part of your body.
Pisces Monthly Horoscope
Pisces monthly horoscope this month, Mars is positioned in your 8th house which is the house of luck, flow of income, wealth and assets. Sun, Mercury and Venus in the 4th will offer professional challenges and complications. Please accept them and deal with them properly which will give you success I the long run. Do not run away from struggle as every successful person undergoes struggle to achieve success.
At times you could be quite frustrated, fed up and feel that everybody is against you. You could face major opposition but keep in mind that this is part of the process you have to go through to achieve success, name, fame etc. Nothing is coming to you on a plate and to achieve something you also have to undergo the struggle beforehand.
After the 16th of July Sun, Mercury and Venus in the 5th house will give a boost to your creativity and the entire game will change. Mars and Saturn combined together in the 9th house will offer you financial prosperity, sudden gain and achievements and dignified success.
Sun will be transiting into your 1st house and 2nd house indicating unfavorable position for entire this month. Venus is in very good position for entire this month. Rahu, Ketu, Mars and Saturn can continue to create setback. Since Jupiter is very powerful and it is good position, you would be able to move on your career and finance. Both Jupiter and Venus will make sure to pass this month with good progress. This is going to be one of the good month for you, even though your growth is limited.


Unbelievable! Gujarat researchers find traces of gold in urine of Gir cows

Unbelievable! Gujarat researchers find traces of gold in urine of Gir cows

Gandhinagar: Cow in India may soon be worth its weight in gold!

Scientists from Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) claimed to have found traces of gold in the urine of Gir cows. The researchers made the announcement after the concluding a four-year long research which was undertaken by the biotechnology department of the university.

Experts, after going through urine samples of 400 gir cows, found traces of the precious element in the range of three mg to 10 mg from just one litre of liquid — present in salt particles that are soluble in water.

We found 10 milligram to 30 milligram of gold per litre of cow urine, said Dr BA Golakia, head of the University’s biotechnology department.

The teams used the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique to study the samples. “It was a long study indeed,” Golakiya added.

“We took samples in the mornings, and then in the evenings. Samples were also taken during summer and winter and what we ended up with was eye- opening. We also found gold, silver, iron, boron and calcium in the cow urine. Samples from mornings have better gold content and calves have maximum content of gold,” Dr Golakiya said.

In fact, a total of 388 compounds found in the urine can be put to use. “There are several possibilities. We are making advances in anti-ageing and even cures of certain mental disorders,” he added

Yoga is India’s gift to the world, says Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev at UN

 Yoga, even though it originated in India, does not belong to the country anymore and became India’s gift to the world when the UN proclaimed the International Day of Yoga, renowned spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has said.

IMAGE: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva called yoga a science whilst speaking at the United Nations. Photograph: United Nations

“We must understand that yoga is not an Indian (thing). If you want to call yoga Indian, then you must call gravity European,” Sadhguru said at a panel discussion organised on Monday in the United Nations by India’s Permanent Mission on the eve of the second International Yoga Day.

Sadhguru said even though the idea of commemorating the International Yoga Day was mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it was “almost like the world was waiting for it” when 177 nations supported the UN resolution proclaiming June 21 as International Day of Yoga.

Yoga is “not about you versus me. This is why I said yoga is not Indian because a science cannot be Indian. Yes, yoga originated from India and as Indians we are proud of it but it does not belong to India,” he said during the panel discussion ‘Conversation with Yoga Masters’ that also featured Tao Porchon-Lynch, 97-year-old Yoga Master and activist.

IMAGE: India’s permanent representative Syed Akbaruddin and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva at the United Nations. Photograph: United Nations

“The very fact that the UN has declared it as International Yoga Day means India has gifted it (Yoga) to the world. It does not belong to India anymore,” Sadhguru said.

Underlining that yoga must be understood as a science and the practice is not about “bending and twisting”, he told PTI that the most important thing is to release yoga from stereotype that it is a physical practice.

Sadhguru, the founder of Isha foundation, said people assign specific times and days to do yoga but he does yoga 24 hours a day.

“Anytime time is yoga time. If you bring that dimension, release it from its physical practice and bring it into a state of experience of life, that’s when it will become universal,” he said.

IMAGE: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva addresses the UN delegates present at the event. Photograph: United Nations

“It’s not a yoga culture, it’s a yogic science. I am insisting on it being as science and technology because you don’t have to believe (in yoga), you just have to learn to use it. Like any technology, if you learn to use it, it works for you,” he said.

With the UN proclaiming an international day for it, yoga now belongs to everybody and all the Indian teachers and gurus must understand that they have to remove the cultural elements attached to yoga.

“However attached they may be to those cultural elements, they should keep that aside and teach yoga as a science and as a technology. This is most important because only then will it be internationally relevant,” he said.

IMAGE: President of General Assembly Morgens Lykketoft was the chief guest at the event. Photograph: United Nations

India’s Permanent Mission to the UN in association with the UN Department of Public Information will commemorate the second International Yoga Day with a special event on Tuesday at the UN Secretariat Circle in front of the UN headquarters.

President of General Assembly Morgens Lykketoft is the chief guest at the event. 

Testing the waters: Labs study healing powers of Ganga

  • There is a belief that the Ganga waters do have “special properties”.

There is a belief that the Ganga waters do have “special properties”.

Preliminary report of the CSIR will be published in October

Do the waters of the Ganga have special anti-microbial properties? Can knowledge about this ‘self-healing’ ability be used for medicinal purposes?

A preliminary report that addresses these and related questions will be made public in October, on the basis of a study conducted by three labs of the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), which comes under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Ahead of the publication, the general impression shared by scientists involved in the project is that the waters of the Ganga do have “special properties” and were “unlike other rivers”.

Prima facie evidence

Rakesh Kumar, the Director of NEERI, said: “There is prima facie evidence of the uniqueness of the Ganga,” adding that to put the findings on a firmer footing, the research team is comparing sediments from various stretches of the river with those from the Narmada.

“This is a study with potential and not just folklore,” declares Girish Sahni, Director-General of CSIR.

The research on the Ganga’s self-healing properties, about one-and-a-half-years old now, is part of a larger study commissioned by the Union Water Resources Ministry to study the ecology, health and biodiversity of key tributaries of the Ganga.

Long stretch

NEERI has been working with two other CSIR labs — the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow and the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech, Chandigarh) — on testing various hypotheses associated with the project, which covers the stretch of the river from Gangotri to a little downstream of Allahabad.

At a press briefing last week, Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Uma Bharti, said traditional knowledge and certain scientific studies have established certain ‘unique’ properties of the river.

“This is not just puranic wisdom. Brahmadravya (divine liquid) is a property attached to the river from texts such as Akbarnama and contemporary scientists too,” said Ms Bharti.

‘Bacteriophages may explain Ganga’s healing abilities’

A multi-lab effort by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow and the Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTech, Chandigarh) is studying the possible medicinal properties of the waters of the Ganga. Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research — the apex body for all the labs — Dr. Girish Sahni said: “What is observed is that water samples closer to the source (Gangotri) do not putrefy.” He added that a part of the study is to understand why, and investigate the ecosystem of microbes and bacterial life in the river.

One hypothesis is that the waters of the river contain bacteriophages — viruses that replicate within bacteria and are toxic to them. The IMTech would study these phages for their antimicrobial properties and look at whether these could be translated into effective drugs in future.

Practical applications

“So it’s actually a fairly involved project and with potentially practical applications,” said Dr. Sahni.

The scientists require data spanning two monsoon seasons and are also tasked with examining if effluent discharges and other contamination may have a role in diminishing the river’s healing properties. “Before the river reaches Allahabad, we have seen that even drains and rivulets retain some of these properties but they degrade later on. Why?” queried Union Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti.

Miracles of reciting Hanuman Chalisa

Miracles of Reading Hanuman Chalisa


Hanuman Chalisa is one of the remarkable poetic creation of Goswami Tulsidas. Hanuman Chalisha acquires a special site and significance in Hindu religion. It is believed that chanting Hanuman Chalisa can assuage Lord Hanuman and earn his golden blessings. Hanuman who is also called as god in monkey form, is one of the most worshiped lord among Hindus. His blessings are so significant and powerful that it can vanish every grieve and negative situations in any person’s life too fast bringing in peace and prosperity.

Lord Hanuman is a strict bachelor and is a great devotee of lord Sri Ram. He is known as a ‘Chiranjeevi’ which means immortal and also omni present. He is also called as ‘Anjani Putra’ as his mother’s name was Anjani. He has freed Lord Shani dev from the prison in Lanka. Ravan, who was an evil demon in Ramayan, has imprisoned Shani dev and lord Hanuman helped Shani to escape successfully. Hence Lord Shani became a big devotee to Hanuman and anyone who has problems related to Shani Dev in his astrology can also approach Lord Hanuman for it’s permanent solution.

Reciting Hanuman Chalisa has got a particular and specific time and procedure. However, it is believed that every verse of Hanuman Chalisa has it’s own significance. It is said that the reciting the Hanuman Chalisa at night has got some amazing and miraculous effect on the person. However, the best time to recite Hanuman Chalisa is after taking a shower. It is best preferred in the morning time and at night to read. Once you start reciting the Hanuman Chalisa regularly you will definitely start to discern all the advantages and benefits. Most importantly if anyone is under the pernicious influences of the Saturn should go for chanting Hanuman Chalisa at night 8 times, on Saturdays for better results.

The Hanuman Chalisa must be read and treated with full respect. One should not recite Hanuman Chalisa in a wrong operandi. The appropriate way of reading the Hanuman Chalisa is one must recite ‘Om’ 108 times after completion of reciting Hanuman  Chalisa.

1. Reciting the Hanuman Chalisa as the first task in the morning will ensure that your day goes well, getting you and your family blessed.

2. The Hanuman Chalisa will help you in feeling relaxed forgetting about all your tensions for sometime during the day, filling you with divine sense of joy.

3. Understanding the meaning of the Hanuman Chalisa while reading helps to feel it’s power.

4. Hanuman Chalisa, when is read to an ill person, makes the person feel better and more at ease.

5. Hanuman Chalisha helps in solving any problems in life which are almost impossible.

6. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa before going on a travel can prevent risks of accidents and ensures a successful trip.

7. Couples who are on verge of getting married can read Hanuman Chalisa 100 times a day before marriage, which ensures a happy and peaceful married life ahead.

8. If anyone is having problems in child birth or anyone who is not able to ensure that his/her child studies well, reciting the Hanuman Chalisa can help to solve the problems regarding kids.

9. Chanting the Hanuman Chalisa regularly helps students to do better in the exams improving their concentration power.

10. Reciting the opening verses of Hanuman Chalisa at night for at least 8 times helps to eliminate the sins you might have committed by hurting or insulting someone knowingly and unknowingly.

11. Reading Hanuman Chalisa at night time helps to beat off evil things and forces from your life. Especially it is preferred for children to recite Hanuman Chalisa at night if they are afraid of ghosts because the verses have the power to avert the negative energies surrounding human beings.

12. Those who are suffering adversely due to the bad influence of Shani dev, can recite the Hanuman Chalisa for eight times on Saturday after bath or at night before bed.

13. If anyone recites Hanuman Chalisa at night, he/she will get the divine protection of Lord Hanuman and all the obstacles will be gone too.

14. Those who want to achieve goal they should recite the verses 1008 times on a felicitous night of Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or a moola nakshatra day.

15. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa helps to deal with pain related to physical injuries, even recovers faster.

16. Reciting the verses regularly and loudly can remove negative energies form within you and also from your house.

17. For a better and comfort sleep, reading Hanuman Chalisa proves best.

12 Things To Learn From Hanuman – The Ultimate Mythological Hero

Hanuman Chalisa

Hanuman is one of the most popular deities worshipped by the Hindus. Hinduism believes in the immortality of a soul.  However, every avatar of God, Lord Shree Rama or Lord Shree Krishna had to renounce the world and take leave of this mortal land. However, Hanuman is bestowed with the blessing of ‘Mrityunjay’ from Lord Shiva, which makes him immortal. That is why; he holds a special place among all the Hindu Gods.

Who Is Hanuman?

Hanuman as depicted in the Ramayana and most of the Hindu scriptures is a man with a face of a monkey, having extraordinary strength and supreme powers almost similar to the Gods. He is one of the main characters of the great epic Ramayana, one of the most famous and core mythologies in Asia, especially in and around Southeast Asia.

Hanuman Chalisa – An Ode to Hanuman

Hanuman Chalisa, a poem of 40 stanzas is an ode to the greatness of Hanuman and is completely dedicated to his strength, generosity, intelligence, devotion towards Lord Rama and valor. Just reading each stanza reveals the unsurpassed magnificence of this legendary figure.

Legend says that reciting Hanuman Chalisa daily makes you positive and strong and purifies you from within. Hanuman is a highly powerful deity. He is equally clever and known for implementing shrewd tactics for getting the work done when the evil forces try to harass the weak and innocent people.

Here are a few qualities depicted in Hanuman Chalisa that inspire us to follow this ardent devotee of Lord Rama:

  1. Humility, Purity and Strength

“Shree Guru Charan Saroj Raj, Nijamanu Mukuru Sudhaari;

Barnau Raghubar Bimal Jasu, Jo Daayeku Fala Chaari;

Buddhiheen Tanu Jaanike, Sumirau Pavan Kumaar;

Bala Buddhi Bidya Dehu Mohe, Harahu Kales Bikaar”

These are the starting lines of Chalisa relating how you can purify your mind by submitting yourself at the ‘Charan’ (feet) of Lord Rama who is believed to be the seventh avatar or incarnation of Maha Vishnu. Despite being such a powerful person, the complete dedication of Hanuman at the feet of his Lord displays dignified humility and pure devotion, which is very rare.

Teachings: Just by bowing to a supreme power and accepting these qualities of Hanuman stimulates stronger and pure thoughts within us.

  1. Rare Combination of Bravery and Wisdom

“Jai Hanuman Gyaan Gun Sagar, Jai Kapis Teehun Lok Ujagar,

Raamdoot Atulit Bal Dhaama, Anjani Putra Pavansut Naama,

Mahavir Vikram Bajrangi, Kumati Nivaar Sumati Ke Sangi,

Kanchan Varan viraaj Suvesa, Kaanan Kundal Kunchit Kesa”

Hanuman is wise and brave and his great qualities are discussed all around the Universe. His devotees sing his exploits of bravery and verses glorifying his achievement.

Teachings: In this world, when even a small achievement can make a difference in your attitude, Hanuman inspires you to keep your feet grounded despite all the success and glory.

  1. Complete Surrender to the Master

“Haath Vajra O Dhwaja Viraaje, Kaandhe Moonj Janeu Saaje,

Sankar Suvan Kesari Nandan, Tej Prataap Maha Jag Vandan,

Vidyabaan Guni Ati Chaatur, Raam Kaaj Karive Ko Aatur,

Prabhu Charitra Sunive Ko Rasiya, Raam Lakhan Sita Mann Basiya,

Sukshma Roop Dhari Siyanhi Dikhawa, Vikat Roop Dhari Lanka Jarawa,

Bheem Roop Dhari Asur Sanhaare, Raamchandra Ke Kaaj Sanwaare”

Hanuman has several magical powers bestowed by different Gods. He can change himself to a size of a mole and can expand his presence as huge as touching the sky. This son of Anjani and Kesari is limitless in his power and intelligence and yet is always eager to serve his Master.

Teachings: These qualities inspire you to remain polite and humble even if you are powerful and intelligent and always respect your elders.

  1. Always at Service

“Laaye Sanjivan Lakhan Jiyaaye Sree Raghuveer Harashi Ur Laaye “

When Laxmana, brother of Lord Rama was wounded, Hanuman immediately agreed to do whatever was necessary to keep him alive. He kidnapped the Vaidya (healthcare giver) of the Demon King Ravana and went to the remote hilly area to fetch the lifesaving Sanjivani Buti (herb).

His unrelenting pursuit all through this incidence shows that Hanuman never makes excuses when it comes to fulfilling his duties. He is always ready to try different methods, use his might or wit to get things done, but never surrenders to the situation.

Teachings: It teaches you to fulfill your task with the highest degree of commitment and try all the possible measures to complete it.

  1. Incomparable Dynamism of Hanuman

 “Sankadik Bramhadi Munisa, Narad Sarad Sahit Ahisa,

Jam Kuber Digpaal Jahan Te, Kavi Kovid Kahi Sakey Kahante”

Hanuman is a multifaceted personality. With blessings from great saints and gifts from different Gods such as Yama (Death God), Digpal (God of the four directions), Kuber (God of wealth) and many more he can fulfill any task with utmost ease. From writing Kavita (poem) to playing instruments, he is a master of all trades.

Teachings: It inspires you to keep on learning different things and master a few of them so that you can face almost all the challenges in life successfully. At every step, life has a lesson to teach and you must be always ready to learn what life offers.

Recommended: 6 Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

  1. Be a Friend in Need

“Tum Upkaar Sugreevhin Kinha, Raam Milaaye Raajpad Dinha”

Hanuman plays a very important role in initiating the association between the troubled Sugreeva and Lord Rama. He is instrumental in making Rama fight Vali and restores his kingdom back to Sugreeva.

Teachings: If life gives you an opportunity to help a friend in need, never hesitate to help him out. Hanuman inspires you to support justice and promote an association of friendship and goodwill.

  1. Be a Good Guide and a Listener

“Tumhro Mantra Vibhishan Maana, Lankeswar Bhaye Sab Jag Jana”

Hanuman’s advice to Vibhishan, the younger brother of Ravana helped him to become the king of Lanka. Hanuman is very selfless, very eager to listen to other’s problems and guide them onto a path to success.

Teachings: You must be a good listener so that you can understand the problem of others and help them find the right solution and move ahead in life.

  1. Unlimited Powers

“Jug Sahastra Jojan Par Bhaanu, Lilyo Taahi Madhur Phal Jaanu,

Prabhu Mudrika Meli Mukh Maahi, Jaldhi Laanghi Gaye Achraj Naahi”

According to a legend, Hanuman tried to swallow the sun, which he thought to be a bright orange. When he was given the task of finding Sita, he crossed the huge sea and reached Lanka.

Teachings: With great powers, come bigger responsibilities. You must try to excel at every step and try to fulfill the task ahead of you, irrespective of all the difficulties. Nothing and no one should come in between you and your goal.

  1. Makes Impossible Possible

“ Durgam Kaaj Jagat Ke Jete, Sugam Anugraha Tumhre Tete,

Raam Dooare Tum Rakhwaare, Hoat Na Aagya Binu Paisare

Sab Sukh Lahaye Tumhri Sarna, Tum Rakhshak Kaahu Ko Darna

Aapan Tej Samharo Aapaye, Teeno Lok Haank Te Kaapen,

Bhoot Pishaach Nikat Nahi Awe, Mahavir Jab Naam Sunawe,

Naasaye Rog Hare Sab Peera, Japat Nirantar Hanumat Veera

With Hanuman at your side, you do not have any reason to be fearful. He is the gatekeeper of the heaven who is capable of turning even the most impossible things into possible. If you worship and remember him regularly, you need not be afraid of anything in life.

Teachings: You must surrender completely to Hanuman whose strength of character and mystical powers will help you to overcome all the difficulties in life. Following deities and people with higher moral values always help us find the right path when you are faced with a difficulty.

10. Purity of Soul

“ Sankat Te Hanuman Chhoodawe, Mann Krama Vachan Dhyaan Jo Laawe

Sab Par Raam Tapaswi Raja, Tin Ke Kaaj Sakal Tum Saaja

Aur Manorath Jo Koi Laawe, Soi Amit Jivan Phal Paawe

Chaaro Jug Partaap Tumhara, Hai Parsiddh Jagat Ujiyara,

Saadhu Sant Ke Tum Rakhwaare, Asur Nikandan Raam Dulaare,

Asth Siddhi Nau Nidhi Ke Daata, Us bar Deen Jaanki Maata”

Hanuman’s powers and reach are limitless and hence whenever you call him with pure intentions, he is always there at your side. Despite being so strong, he is always eager to help even the destitute and downtrodden.

Teachings: To achieve a particular goal in life, you must try with pure intentions. Even if you have power and strength, you must consider it as the gift from God and try to use it for the welfare of the poor and weak.

11. Dedicated Devotion for Achieving Moksha

“ Raam Rasayan Tumhre Paasa, Sada Raho Raghupati Ke Daasa,

Tumhre Bhajan Raam Ko Paawe, Janam-Janam Ke Dukh Bisraawe,

Antakaal Raghuvar Pur Jaayee, Jahan Janam Hari Bhakta Kahayee,

Aur Devta Chitt Na Dharayi, Hanumat Sei Sarba Sukh Karai

Sankat Kate Mite Sab Peera, Jo Sumiraye Hanumat Balbira,

Jai Jai Jai Hanuman Gosaai, Kripa Karahun Gurudev Ki Naai”

Hanuman achieved a permanent place in the heart of Lord Rama, the ultimate parabrahma incarnation. If you repeat his name and chant verses regularly with dedication and devotion, Hanuman helps you to achieve Moksha-liberation from the cycle of life and death. Hanuman has a very compassionate heart and if you pray for blessings, he eases your sorrows and pains.

Teachings: Even if you are powerful and influential, you must have a compassionate heart. You must care for others and help the humblest of the people to get over their sorrows and problems.

12.   Pray Regularly and Get Blessings from Hanuman

“Jo Sat Baar Paath Kare Koi, Chhootahin Bandi Mahasukh Hoyi,

Jo Yeh Padhe Hanuman Chalisa, Hoye Siddhi Saakhi Gaurisa,

Tulsidas Sada Harichera, Kije Naath Hridaya Mahn Dera

Pavantanaye Sankat Haran, Mangal Moorti Roop;

Raam Lakhan Sita Sahit, Hridya Basahu Soor Bhoop”

Regularly chant, sing or read the Hanuman Chalisa to get blessings from Hanuman and freedom from unhappiness and fear. Tulsidas, the writer of this chalisa says that regular recitations of chalisa will help you discover the true ‘Swaroop’ (personality) of this monkey God.

Teachings: Recitation of holy verses and mantras bring you closer to God and ensures progress in the path of spirituality.

Recommended: Miracles of reciting Hanuman Chalisa

Jai Veer Hanuman!


Six Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

Existence Of Lord Hanuman


In this modern world, we all are highly ambitious in our lives and we all are driving ourselves to attain success and a bright future. We try to keep ourselves updated with the modern outlook and ideologies that somewhere we have suppressed our spiritual self. Our Hindu culture has immense faith in Lord Hanuman and we all have heard people saying that he still exists on our earth.

Lord Hanuman is known as the ardent devotee of Lord Rama and he is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is known to be highly intellectual with immense strength and humongous body like that of a mountain. He is an eternal symbol of bravery, courage, energy, focus, destroyer of evils and is popularly known for his incredible control on emotions.

So the question is whether Lord Hanuman is alive today? As per ancient scriptures, he is still present on earth as he had been blessed with immortality. There are many evidences that prove his presence such as some people have spotted large footprints in the snowy mountains of Himalayas, which are expected to be Lord Hanuman’s. If you are a true believer of Lord Hanuman, read these 6 signs that indicate existence of Lord Hanuman to know if he really lives on the earth:

1. Nothing About His Death Is Mentioned In Scriptures

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman


If you conduct a deep research on the birth, growth and about the works of Lord Hanuman in the Treta Yuga (the period in which Ramayana happened), then you will notice that none of the age old scriptures will ever mention about the death of Lord Hanuman. In fact you will come across a fact that the soul never dies, it keeps on incarnating in different forms. As per ancient Hindu mythology, some creatures have been blessed to reincarnate in the same form as they had originally incarnated and they live for ages. One of such creature is Lord Hanuman.

2. Lord Hanuman Is Immortal

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman


Lord Hanuman is immortal as per many Hindu scriptures because his presence has been mentioned during the Treta Yuga and even in Dwapar Yuga (during Mahabharata). He is also said to have lived in the Kali Yuga, which is a proof that he is blessed to re-born in the same avatar for ages.


3. He Represents Lord Rama On The Earth

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

Being Lord Rama’s beloved devotee, Lord Hanuman had been blessed that he would be accessible to all devotees of Lord Rama till the end of this earth and will pass on his preachings to his true devotees. It is still believed that on chanting a secret mantra, Lord Hanuman appears in front of the devotee only if the person realises his/ her soul’s relationship with him. The mantra is:

Kaaltantu Kaarecharanti Enar Marishnu, Nirmukter Kaaletwam Amarishnu”


4. There Are Evidences

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

It is believed that Lord Hanuman lives in the jungles of the Himalayas. Recently many big footprints on rocks have been photographed on the location and it is believed to be Lord Hanuman’s gigantic footprints. Also, on the internet you can see a picture sketched in 1988, which is claimed to be of Lord Hanuman’s.


5. His Presence In Rameswaram

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

Apart from Himalayas, Lord Hanuman is also believed to live on the Gandmadana mountain in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. As per Ramayana, Lord Rama had to worship Lord Shiva to repent for the sin of killing a Brahmana named Ravana, who was the demon king in Sri Lanka. For worshipping, he needed the largest lingam and for seeking it, he sent Lord Hanuman to the Himalayas. Meanwhile, Goddess Sita built a small lingam out of sand and it was named as Ramalingam. The one which Lord Hanuman brought was called as Vishwalingam. Both these lingams are at Rameswaram and since Lord Hanuman was closer to Lord Rama’s heart, Lord Rama instructed that whenever anyone will come here to worship Shiva, they will perform the puja on Vishwalingam first. So this place is said to be Lord Hanuman’s residence as it is a memoir of Lord Rama for him.

Signs That Indicate Existence Of Lord Hanuman

In Kali Yuga, there are many wise and learned people who have seen and met Lord Hanuman. In 13th century AD, it is said that sage Madhavacharya was enlightened by the visit of Lord Hanuman. Even in the early 16th century, Tulisdasa was inspired by Lord Hanuman to write the whole story of the great epic, Ramayana. Also saints such as Raghavendra Swami, Swami Ramdas and Sri Sathya Sai Baba are said to have graced by the glimpse of Lord Hanuman.


How to Worship Lord Hanuman| 8 Best Tips for quick Benefits

To overcome complex problems in life one should worship lord Hanuman.

“This is written with my practical experience of praying hanuman.”

Hanuman also called as god with monkey form is one of the most worshiped deity among Hindus. His temples and pictures can be found in all the corners of the world where Hindus live.

His blessing are so vital and also  powerful that the grieve circumstances in any person’s life can vanish very fast and bring him peace and prosperity.

About lord Hanuman:

Lord Hanuman is a strict bachelor with great devotion to the lord sri Ram. He is considered as a chiranjeevi which means an immortal and also omni present. He is also called anjani putra as his mother was anjani. It is said that he was blessed with hanuman due to her devotion to lord Shiva.

It is said that he is available at all time where is there is bhajan of lord Sri ram is going on. Some also consider hanuman lives in Himalayas.

To experience his ephemeral presence and divine bliss one need to visit a hanuman temple on Saturday.

Some of the hanuman temples are quite famous to get the blessing like sankat mochan in varanasi, Kasapuram near guntakal of Andhra pradesh.

He has helped lord Ram to complete his goal of defeating ravan of Lanka and bring back seeta.

During his role in ramayan he helped many people in the path of righteousness to achieve salvation and also success.

To read more about his selfless service to the lord read on devotion & power of monkey.

He has freed Lord Shani dev from the prison in Lanka. Ravan has put shani dev in prison and lord hanuman let him escape from it. Hence Shani is devoted to hanuman and any one with problem,s of shani in his astrology can approach hanuman for solution.

How to worship lord Hanuman:

Hanuman can be worshiped by any one and at any place. But one requires to be leading arighteous life.

1. Go to Hanuman temple every Tuesday and Saturday with a clean and fresh mind.

2. Chant hanuman’s name regularly like in the morning after raising and at night before bed.

3. Avoid non-vegetarian food especially on Saturday’s and Tuesdays.

4. If one is suffering from long standing diseases then he or she has to refrain from consuming non-veg food for effective and fast relief from health problems.

5. Read Hanuman chalisa at least once in a day till you overcome your problems in life. It is a 40 line ritual written by poet Tulasi das who is said to have got divine appearance of lord hanuman.

6. On Saturdays to worship lord Hanuman, bath with sesame seeds on the head, go to Hanuman temple and leave sesame, sugar and red gram (pigeon pea) do it for 11 weeks and you will see a real miracle by turn out of your problems.

7. Light a lamp or deep with sesame oil daily or at-least every Saturday.

8. If one has heart problem or anxiety or some mental stress, he or she has to chant hanuman chalisa as many times as possible in a day

Why should one pray to lord hanuman.

a) If one has problems in marriage life, hanuman chanting and worship helps overcome the issues. Lord hanuman is also a guru or teacher. So he is a solution to all problems in one’s life .

Some say it is not good to pray god hanuman as he is bachelor but the fact is he is the one who helped lord Sri ram get united with Sita after they being separated by ravan.

b) If one feels that he is entangled with problems in career or family and is unable to get out, then lord hanumans bless is a must for fast and quick recovery from it.

c) If you have long standing health problems of heart, brain etc, then lord hanumansprayer will give immense relief.

d) Those having mental or psychological problems like depression, anxiety, fear should chant hanuman chalisa. Chanting of hanuman chalisa makes you feel confident and also gives peace of mind.

God Hanuman’s prayers will help you overcome negative attitude and induce courage.

e) If you are in debt and facing problems to repay or if you have lent money and is irrecoverable, then hanuman prayers are the best solutions.

f) Chanting hanuman and praying lord hanuman on regular basis helps one stay disciplined, achieve greater heights in life and career.

g) For those in infatuation for a girl or boy or so called love failure  to overcome the agony and sorrow, hanuman chalisa and worship brings immense relief to the heart. It also helps overcome those thoughts of infatuation and one can have a pleasant mind.

H) Hanuman prayers also helps one overcome bad habits like corruption, adultery, laziness, fickle mindedness, procrastination etc. It brings in confident and stable mind.

I) If you are said to be affected by shani dasha, then praying hanuman is beneficial. Even if you are advised to wear a blue sapphire an astrological gemstone, still consider hanuman worship for remedy. It is quite safer to worship than go for a gemstone directly on advice. Those having weak sun preferring to wear ruby stone can also pray to lord hanuman.

J) If you are lagging behind in education, hanuman prayer besides lord Ganesha will give beneficial results.

Importance of Hanuman chalisa:

Hanuman chalisa as said before is a 40 line praise and request to lord hanuman for blessings. Regular reciting of the chalisa is good to get out of fear and also have good luck. Not only that when you feel tensed or else depressed then spell the hanuman name and see the change..


Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016: Let Shiva Present You A Protective Shield!

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Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016: What Is Sawan Somvar Vrat?

Presenting Sawan Somvar Vrat Dates 2016.The month of Shravan brings you the opportunity to be bestowed with divinity for the complete 30 days. Savan month is an auspicious period to worship deities from heavenly abode, and among them all, Lord Shiva is considered to be the most divine. It is believed that venerating Lord Shiva during the month of Shiva (Sawan) brings in welcoming results.

Savan is the fifth month of Hindu Calendar . The whole month is primarily devoted to Lord Shiva and Sawan Somvar Vrats (fasts) are performed in order to invoke his blessings. As the name suggests, Sawan Somvar Vrat is performed on Mondays. Sawan Somvar Vrat are performed by woman in the desire of a safe and protected household. Unmarried girls also perform the fast of Sawan Somvar Vrat, who desire for an ideal husband in their life.

There’s a lot to know about Sawan Somvar Vrat, but before proceeding forward, let’s know the dates of Sawan Somvar Vrats in 2016.


Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Dates

The dates of Sawan Somvar Vrat vary from region to region. Let’s first look at the Sawan Somvar Vrat dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar.

Sawan Somvar Vrat Dates For Rajasthan, U.P., M.P., Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Bihar

Event Day Date
First Day Of Sawan Month Wednesday July 20
Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday July 25
Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 1
Savan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 8
Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 15
Last Day Of Sawan Month Thursday August 18

Now, let’s take a look at the dates for observing Savan Somvar Vrat in the regions of West India and South India.

Sawan Somvar Vrat Dates For West & South India

Event Day Date
First Day Of Sawan Month Wednesday August 3
Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 8
Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 15
Savan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 22
Savan Somvar Vrat 2016 Monday August 29
Last Day Of Sawan Month Thursday September 1

Now, as you know the dates of observing Sawan Somvar Vrat in 2016, we hope that you would be able to perform Sawan Somvar Vrat, be it anywhere in India.

But, there’s always a reason to observe Sawan Somvar Vrat with such divinity. Let’s proceed further to know the legends linked with Sawan Somvar Vrat that made it so significant.

Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016: Why To Observe Sawan Somvar Vrat In 2016?

According to Puranic texts, Samudra Manthan took place in the Shravan month, when the gods and the demons churned the ocean. In response, fourteen divine items emerged out of the ocean. As a surprise, Halahala (deadly poison) also came out as a by-product.

The poison was partaken by Shiva to save the world from destruction. It was swallowed by Shiva and it could not seep through his throat. The swallowing of Halahala turned his throat blue. Since then, he came to be attributed as Neelkantha (blue throat).

This eventually came to be the reason of observing Sawan Somvar Vrat (in the month of Savan) in honor of Lord Shiva.

Now, we will discuss the traditions and rituals involved with Sawan Somvar Vrat.

Sawan Somvar Vrat 2016: How To Observe Sawan Somvar Vrat In 2016?

Sawan Somvar Vrat is categorized into three types:

  1. Savan Somvar : This is the fast that is observed on Mondays, in the month of Savan.
  2. Solah Somvar : Solah Somvar Vrats include the observance of sixteen fasts on consecutive Mondays. They commence in the month of Savan.
  3. Somya Pradosh : Somya Pradosh Vrat is observed till the evening in Shravan month.

Following are the ways that you can adopt to observe the Sawan Somvar Vrat:

  1. One should get up early in the morning and take a purifying bath.
  2. You should go to the nearest Shiva temple and offer milk to Shiva Lingam.
  3. If you are at home, clean the Puja Sthana (worshiping place) and adorn your soul to welcome the lord.
  4. A Sankalp (oath) is taken, that you will perform the Sawan Somvar Vrat with utter devotion.
  5. Puja is performed twice to Lord Shiva. Cleanse yourself properly to venerate the lord once again, after the Sun sets.
  6. Solah Somvar Vrat Katha or Sawan Vrat Katha is considered to be an important element in the Puja. While performing Sawan Somvar Vrat, Somvar Vrat Katha is recited. Solah Somvar Vrat Katha depicts the life journey of Lord Shiva and his significance.
  7. After the Puja gets over, Prasad (sacred food offering) is distributed among the family members.

There is a Mantra , which is chanted in the name of Lord Shiva during Sawan Somvar Vrats. Let’s take a look at the Sawan Somvar Vrat Mantra:

ध्यायेन्नित्यंमहेशं रजतगिरिनिभं चारुचंद्रावतंसं रत्नाकल्पोज्ज्वलांग परशुमृगवराभीतिहस्तं प्रसन्नम्‌ ।

Although, Lord Shiva is associated with the role a destructor, he is also considered to be the divine power that protects us from worldly evils. This Sawan Somvar in 2016, be ready with devout hearts to worship Lord Shiva. You will surely get you desires granted!

The month of Savan might be most awaited for its pleasing weather, but this time, let this pleasing weather turn into divinity. Worship Lord Shiva with a pure heart, and Lord Shiva will bring you a heavenly shield. This would definitely protect you from the negativity around you.

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New method can kill cancer cells in two hours, shows study

The method involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue. File Photo | AP
The non-invasive technique involves injecting nitrobenzaldehyde into the tumour

Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive method that can kill cancer cells in two hours, an advance that may significantly help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours as well as young children stricken with the deadly disease.

The method involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue.

A beam of light is then aimed at the tissue, causing the cells to become very acidic inside and, essentially, “commit suicide”, researchers said.

Within two hours, up to 95 per cent of the targeted cancer cells are dead or are estimated to be dead, they said.

Cell suicide

“Though there are many different types of cancers, the one thing they have in common is their susceptibility to this induced cell suicide,” said Matthew Gdovin from University of Texas in the U.S.

Mr. Gdovin tested his method against triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer and one of the hardest to treat. The prognosis for triple negative breast cancer is usually very poor.

After one treatment in the laboratory, he was able to stop the tumour from growing and double chances of survival in mice.

“All forms of cancer attempt to make cells acidic on the outside as a way to attract the attention of a blood vessel, which attempts to get rid of the acid,” said Mr. Gdovin.

“Instead, the cancer latches onto the blood vessel and uses it to make the tumour larger and larger,” he added.

Chemotherapy treatments target all cells in the body, and certain chemotherapeutics try to keep cancer cells acidic as a way to kill the cancer. This is what causes many cancer patients to lose their hair and become sickly. Mr. Gdovin’s method, however, is more precise and can target just the tumour.

He has now begun to test the method on drug-resistant cancer cells to make his therapy as strong as possible. He has also started to develop a nanoparticle that can be injected into the body to target metastasised cancer cells.

The nanoparticle is activated with a wavelength of light that it can pass harmlessly through skin, flesh and bone and still activate the cancer-killing nanoparticle, said Mr. Gdovin.

He hopes that his non-invasive method will help cancer patients with tumours in areas that have proven problematic for surgeons, such as the brain stem, aorta or spine.

It could also help people who have received the maximum amount of radiation treatment and can no longer cope with the scarring and pain that go along with it, or children who are at risk of developing mutations from radiation as they grow older, he said.

The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

10 facts about blood you weren’t aware of

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives?

Before you go ahead and make a positive contribution, there are some interesting facts you need to know about this life saver.

For example, did you know that our blood makes for seven per cent of our body weight?

The human blood is actually red and white blood cells floating in a yellow liquid called the ‘blood plasma’ which is made up of almost 90 per cent of water and takes up 55 per cent of the body volume.

The plasma also contains hormones, nutrients, carbon dioxide, dissolved proteins, electrolytes, and glucose.

The blood plasma acts mainly as a protein reserve and serves as the primary medium for excretion of carbon dioxide. It also helps transport white blood cells through the body for fighting infection(s).

The red protein content in the blood called haemoglobin is what actually makes the blood red in colour.

Here are some more fascinating facts that’ll blow your mind:

1. One pint of blood can save up to three lives

Components of donated whole blood can be bifurcated and administered to patients as per their requirements. For instance, a patient suffering from thrombocytopenia, i.e. low platelet count that hinders blood clotting, needs only additional platelets.

Similarly, the plasma may be required by patients suffering from liver or kidney diseases for assisting appropriate fluid circulation in the body.

The requirement of both these patients can be satisfied from the whole blood of a single donor.

2. There is gold in blood

Your blood contains about 0.2 milligrams of blood that is spread all over the blood stream.

Though it has no nutritional value it is a permitted food additive used in chocolates and liquors in Europe and Switzerland.

Also due to its blood compatibility, gold is used as a medicine to control rheumatoid arthritis.

Alternative medical treatments like Ayurveda also use gold for treating infertility, muscular and sexual weaknesses.

3. ‘O’ for Universal

The red blood cells of blood type ‘O’ do not have any antigens on their membranes, i.e. virus, bacteria, fungi, and other non-living substances including toxins on their surface. Therefore, they are easily accepted by individuals of all other blood groups.

4. Coconut water a substitute for blood plasma

During emergencies, coconut water can be used for fluid replacement when IV hydration is not available due to its sterility and electrolytes.

5. White blood cells in the sky

Also known as blue-sky sprites, these are white dots which are visible to the eye only for a second and sometimes less.

Especially when you look up into the bright blue sky you see them swirling around in random formations.

These dots are nothing but white blood cells moving in the tiny blood vessels in the eye in front of the retina.

White blood cells are lesser in number than red blood cells and they do not absorb the blue light. Therefore, they create a visual gap in the blood vessels and become visible as tiny dots.

6. White blood cells form only 1 per cent of the total blood volume

It is remarkable how the small percentage of white blood cells makes a great difference to the immune system of an individual.

The increase in the count of these may be in response to infections or bone tumours.

If the rise is on account of a tumour or due to autoimmunity where the white cells do not distinguish between the good and the bad bacteria in the body and attack both.

7. The amazing red blood cells

These cells are made inside the bone marrow and circulate in the body for about 120 days.

They squeeze through the blood vessels delivering oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and also take carbon dioxide back to the lungs for excretion.

During the time of infection, the red blood cells assist the white blood cells by cracking the membranes of the pathogens, instantly killing them. 

8. There are about 30 recognised blood types

The familiar ‘ABO’ system classifies the blood groups into A, B, AB and O categories.

This system is actually based on the pattern of the natural antigens (pathogen and non-living toxins) present on the cell membranes of the red blood cells.

Another known system for blood types is the Rh (short for Rhesus). It deals with 50 antigens the most predominant being the D antigen the presence or absence of which leads to a Rh+ or Rh- blood group classification.

There are over 30 epitopes contained in the D antigen. Variations in this D phenotype, arise when the epitopes are only weakly expressed (“weak D phenotype”) or when some are missing (“partial D phenotype”).

9. Blood-derived medication

Donated blood is not only used for blood replacement procedures like blood transfusions but is also used to make medication.

These medications are derived from human blood or frozen blood plasma extracted from blood and are used for treating blood clotting and immunity disorders.

Currently, the cost of technology and raw material (blood and blood plasma) used for creating these medications is extremely high.

Moreover, the multiple safety measures involved in the process also add to the cost. Hence, the number of patients receiving treatment from such medical drugs is small.

It also has to channel through the issues of unrestricted access to raw material and reimbursements, for securing its position into mainstream medication.

10. Apheresis: Donors need not donate whole blood

There is technology available through which only specific components of the blood may be collected and the remainder may be returned into the body.

This procedure uses centrifugation to separate the component of the blood and extract only what is required.

Blood is passed through an apparatus where the blood cells, platelets, blood plasma, etc. are separated by force. Then the required element(s) are extracted from the apparatus and the remaining blood is returned into the blood stream of the donor simultaneously.

In India, more than 38,000 blood donations are required every day.

A red blood cell transfusion requires about three pints of blood on an average. But as opposed to the 5 crore units of blood required only 80 lakh units are available.

The requirement of blood is ever more among cancer patients as their platelet count drops considerably during chemotherapy.

Apart from the clinical scarcity, a healthy blood flow is required in the human body as it is instrumental in carrying oxygen and food to the tissues while taking impurities away for excretion.

Many psychological and physiological factors contribute to the abnormal blood flow leading to problems of high blood pressure. Also, impurities are ingested into the blood through consumption of alcohol and recreational drugs.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is the only way you can keep blood-related issues at bay.

Blood is precious as it cannot be generated synthetically the only source of blood is that which is generated in the body.

The author Dr Birendra Yadav holds a post graduate diploma in emergency medical services from Symbiosis, Pune and is graduate in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from Rajeev Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore.

Reduce your blood pressure – listen to the the tunes of Mozart and Strauss!

Washington D.C.: Numerous studies have confirmed that music has the kind of effect and power to heal those who listen to it.

It is considered to be a huge stress buster and therapeutic because it directly impacts the brain, which is why many psychologists also use it to treat their patients.

Now, a study has revealed that listening to music, more specifically the tunes composed by maestros Wolfgang Mozart and Johann Strauss the younger, can reduce high blood pressure, as well as stabilize heart rate.

The findings showed that listening to them for 25 minutes could lower blood lipid concentrations and balance your heart rate.

The study analysed 60 participants who were exposed to 25 minutes of music by Mozart, Strauss or ABBA – a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972.

Another group of 60 participants were allocated to a control group that spent their time in silence.

Mozart lowered the systolic (upper reading) BP – the pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats – by 4.7 mm Hg, Strauss by 3.7 mm Hg, whereas no substantial effect was seen for the songs of ABBA.

“It has been known for centuries that music has an effect on human beings. In our study, listening to classical music resulted in lowered blood pressure and heart rate. These drops in blood pressure were clearly expressed for the music of Mozart and Strauss, but Mozart’s music had the strongest effect,” said Hans-Joachim Trappe and Gabriele Volt of Ruhr University, Bochum in Germany.


Quiet music of a slow tempo, long legato phrases and unchanging dynamics are regarded as beneficial for the cardiocirculatory system, said the paper published in the journal Deutsches Arzteblatt International.


Benefits of water

पानी पीने के हैं अद्भुत लाभ
पानी पीने के हैं अद्भुत लाभ
पानी एक ऐसा प्राकृतिक पदार्थ है जो जीवन देता है और उसकी रक्षा भी करता है। इसी खूबी के चलते जल को अमृत का नाम दिया गया है। बचपन से ही हम पानी के फायदों के बारे में सुनते और पढ़ते आए हैं। एक सामान्य मनुष्य जितना ज्यादा पानी पीता है, उसका स्वास्थ्य उतना ही उत्तम रहता है। आज हम आपको जल से जुड़े कुछ ऐसे लाभ बताने जा रहे हैं तो निश्चित तौर पर आपके लिए फायदेमंद हैं


Yoga is more than just a fitness regime; it’s a habit, a practice, a way of life

Yoga is more than just a fitness regime; it's a habit, a practice, a way of life


Yoga is a practice, a discipline, a way of life. It is a journey of self-discovery. Although most people step on to the mat for various reasons, ranging from a desire to get fit, chronic injuries, weight-loss or dis-ease, once one commits to a regular practice, they start to see something change, something unfold within themselves. From the constant mental chatter of the monkey mind that we all experience through day, one discovers moments of stillness and I wouldn’t say it’s always pleasant. You actually start to hear your inner voice – you become aware, you become a witness of that chatter. And when we discover that, a whole new world starts to appear.

Lamya Arsiwala demonstrates yoga asanas

‘Yoga’ or that sense of inner union is not something one achieves in an instant yet in those quiet moments, one can get glimpses of that inner resonance that we all posses. Most seasoned practitioners will tell you that as the weeks, months and years go by, you continue to peel layers of yourself – things all of us live with – self doubt, a lack of self-love, judgment, fear and find a way to tackle these things. The most important thing is that we become more mindful and more aware – first of our bodies, our discomforts and over time of our thoughts, emotions, words and actions. This is what makes this old-age practice relevant to people all over the globe.

The world we live in, typically for city dwellers has become increasingly over-stimulating. We are always multi-tasking, moving about, dealing with stress at work or attempting to cope with the multitude of demands thrown at us. And amidst all this – yoga asks you to stop, even if just for a few moments and come into the present moment. It asks you to listen to the sounds of your environment, feel your breath travel into your lungs and then back out through your nostrils. It sounds simple, yet for many is not an easy space to access. That’s why it’s a practice, it simply becomes easier with time and commitment. You start with a few times a week and then it gradually becomes a daily habit, a discipline, and as you revisit this day after day, it becomes a way of life.

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Today, when someone says they’re going to a yoga class, they are referring to an asana class – a class comprising a series of postures that stretch the body. And that is like any other physical exercise. Of course it will make you feel good, you’re sending blood flow and circulation to different limbs, muscles and cells in your body. This is a great antidote to our sedentary lifestyles, especially for people in the corporate world. However, when one learns to stretch the body along with keeping their attention on the breath, that’s when the magic of yoga begins to reveal itself. In essence, it’s all in the breath. Complete attention on the breath can bring one into the present moment. Some days it comes easy and other days not so easy, and this teaches one how to see the natural unfolding of our lives without judgment or negativity – it simply shows you that life is in a constant state of flux and that is a universal law.

Another aspect of a yoga asana class is relaxation. Yoga teaches you that our natural state of mind is one that is relaxed, but we have gotten so caught up in the many things that we do on a day-to-day basis that we have forgotten how important it is to rest and relax. We are always living in the future or the past. Yoga asanas work your nervous system, bringing you out of that flight or fight syndrome. They work to balance your glands leading your organs to function better and this is what brings that over all sense of calm and serenity. This can all be achieved in a traditional hatha yoga class.

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However, if you opt for a more dynamic style class, you will fill find that it tones your muscles, helps you break into a sweat and detoxify and regulates your heart rate among many other benefits. Additionally if you’re someone who enjoys the gym or any sport, it can be a wonderful complement to your existing workout regime. This is probably what attracted people from the West to this age-old practice

Finally, even though pictures of people in yoga postures can seem acrobatic, advanced poses come to teach you more self-acceptance. When our environments are so achievement and goal driven, a yoga class is a place you can come, get challenged but always maintaining respect for the body and treating it with utmost kindness. This, in my opinion is one of the more powerful lessons of yoga. As you start to get mindful and respect and love your body, you start to extend this attitude to others as well. Yoga teaches you non-judgment one day and forgiveness on another, just the lesson you need tends to show up – whether on your mat or off. So, need any more reasons?


Subj: Constipation

Acupressure points for constipation - Massage Monday #162

Acupressure points for constipation. Click on the image to watch the video

Acupressure for constipation

Acupressure for constipation

9. We’d love to hear from you…

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We would really appreciate your feedback and that will make us serve the Vishnu Mandir community better.
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JAI MATA DI – at your service, PARBHAT SOOD



11. From You Tube (in English & Hindi)

Sadhguru - 100% Control of your LIFE


Gaur Gopal Prabhu Ke Pravachan What Is Relationship


Alan Kasujja With Sadhguru on Directing Destiny


Harmony In Relatios - What are the Challanges in My Relatioships -Bk Shivani Videos


Weapons of the Gods | EPIFIED


BK Shivani English Speech on Happiness and Expectations


Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Interview room



ये दुनिया अब वेजिटेरियन फूड की दीवानी!

दुनिया में मांसाहारियों की तादाद बेशक ज़्यादा है लेकिन वक्त के साथ लोग शाकाहार की तरफ बढ़ रहे हैं. सेलेब्रिटी हो या आम आदमी हर कोई शाकाहारी खाने के फायदों को समझ रहा है. जानिए शाकाहार भोजन की मदद से आप कैसे अपने पर्यावरण को बचाने में अच्छा-खासा योगदान दे सकते हैं.आध्यात्मिक चिंतन के साथ-साथ लोक-व्यवहार के निर्देश प्रस्तुत करने वाली एक ऐसी लघु पुस्तिका है, जो तनावरहित जीवन जीने की कला सिखाती है, जीवन-मृत्यु के चक्र का स्पष्टीकरण देती है, ईश्वर के प्रति अपने-अपने तरीके से निष्ठा रखने का मंत्र देती है और प्रतीक रूप में यह समझा देती है कि इस संपूर्ण 

 शाकाहार के लिए बढ़ते कदम!
यॉर्क यूनिवर्सिटी के शोध के मुताबिक दुनिया में शाकाहार को लेकर जागरुकता बढ़ रही है और उससे जुड़े नैतिक नियमों को लेकर सहमति बढ़ रही है. ग्वेनेथ पाल्ट्रो जैसे युवा सितारे भी शाकाहार को लेकर प्रचार कर रहे हैं
शाकाहारी बनिए और पृथ्वी बचाइए
इसी शोध में बताया गया है कि 5 में से 2 लोगों ने माना है कि उन्होंने मीट का सेवन कम किया है. लोगों में शाकाहार को लेकर जागरुकता बढ़ी है और वो समझ रहे हैं कि कैसे उनके खानपान का पृथ्वी पर असर पड़ रहा है. एक नए शोध के मुताबिक अगर दुनिया में सभी इंसान शाकाहारी हो जाएं तो पृथ्वी से 63% कार्बन उत्सर्जन में कमी आएगी.
शाकाहार Vs कैंसर
वर्ल्ड कैंसर रिसर्च फंड की रिपोर्ट के मुताबिक शाकाहार भोजन के कारण कैंसर जैसी बीमारी के खतरे को टाला जा सकता है. विशेषज्ञों के मुताबिक खाने में रोज़ाना 50 ग्राम मीट खाने से प्रोस्टेट कैंसर होने का ख़तरा 18% बढ़ जाता है.
खाने से पड़ता है ब्लड प्रेशर पर असर!
Jama इंटरनल मेड‌िसन शोध के मुताबिक मीट खाने वाले इंसानों का रक्तचाप (ब्लड प्रेशर) औसतन कम रहता है. जबकि ब्लड प्रेशर कम करने के लिए शाकाहारी खाने की सलाह दी जाती है.
लंबा जीते हैं शाकाहारी!
साल 2013 में लोमा लिंडा यूनिवर्सिटी कैलिफॉर्निया के शोध के मुताबिक 70 हज़ार लोगों पर हुए सर्व में सामने आया कि शाकाहारियों को मांसाहारी की तुलना में मौत का खतरा 12% कम होता है. इसी साल आए ऑक्सफॉर्ड के शोध के मुताबिक मांसाहारियों की तुलना में शाकाहारी लोगों को दिल की बीमारी होने की संभावना 32% कम हो जाती है.




13. Live Video Streaming – Daily

We are now streaming live daily. This includes our Sunday service led by Dr. Doobay between 10:15 AM and 12 Noon, EST.
You can watch live and recorded video in 2 formats:
http://livestream.com/accounts/12417283/events/3849321 (Opens new window. We want your comments!) Live Video only, embedded below The best way to watch our live stream is to install the Live stream app on your device (Apple AppStore, Google Play, Roku box).
Previous editions
The previous editions of Sunday Service are available on our YouTube Channel.

14. Doobay Medical Centre, Guyana      

DOOBAY MEDICAL CENTRE, Annandale, Guyana is a Registered not for profit organization active since October 15, 2011, Funded and supported by donations.
The hospital building was donated by the Doobay family.
Dr. Budhendra Doobay is a Chairman of the Vishnu Mandir, an eminent Guyanese Canadian Philanthropist and vascular surgeon. He has received the Order of Ontario, the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals and a number of other awards.
How you can help this great cause, please call Leonard Sanicharan at 416 497 3555 or Pandit Bhoj at 905 886 1724




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