Thursday, April 17, 2014


Most of the old temples have large bell at the entrance of the temple and you need to ring it before you enter temple. A Temple bell have a scientific phenomena; it is not just your ordinary metal.

It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese. The proportions in which each one of them is mixed is real science behind a bell. Each of these bells is made to produce such a distinct sound that it can create unity of your left and right brain. The moment you ring that bell, the bell produces sharp but lasting sound which lasts for minimum of seven seconds in echo mode, good enough to touch your seven healing centres or chakras in your body.

The moment bell sound happens your brain is emptied of all thoughts. Invariably you will enter a Trans state where you are very receptive. This Trans state is the one with awareness. You are so occupied in mind that only way to awaken you is with a Shock! Bell works as Anti-dote to your mind. Before you enter temple – to awake you and prepare you for taste of awareness is the real reason behind temple bell.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The importance of 'fear' in life

Hello everyone! It's been a very long time I last posted here. I guess I just posted little bit during the time I started this blog and then as if I forgot it. Though I was just too busy to write anything that could involve some good amount of philosophical thought. I have been willing to post here since a long time, but I was out of words to be precise. Let's see if I can revoke this blog with atleast one post per week :)

Coming to the topic I want to share my viewpoint upon today is the importance of fear in life. I think most people wish to be fearless/pretend to be fearless, though in reality there is nothing like 'sans-fear-life'. Being to close to something like sans-fear is more of being emotionless pumpkin and running from the reality. I agree you should be courageous and should not be afraid of the conditions, and results of your activity. But a little fear element in life makes your life worth it.

Let me explain what I mean before you guys kill me with that high-brow look! :D Let me discuss a little about the concept of 'sin' in any religion. Don't worry, I will be able to connect my points, so be patient and give it a read, thanks.

An activity is considered a sin if it somehow has an adverse effect on somebody just because it is profitable for you. Seeking profits at expanse of somebody's happiness/peace is a sin. The concept of sin in a religion adds a factor of fear of god. THere was ta stupid movie which quoted, "People are god fearing and not god loving". The movie depicted this as a very wrong thing. But the truth is that this fear of god is originating because we fear if we will do something wrong, which we believe to be a sin, god will make sure we pay for our wrong deeds. Think for a second, keeping your rational psyche away, isn't it good, if our will-power is not strong enough to safeguard us from getting into a shitty activity, that a so called 'fear of a sin' would keep us away from indulging in something wrong?

Considering that way, just think. You analyse a situation before proceeding with your so called 'courageous' action. After giving it a thought, you come to know that what you thought to be courage, was nothing but your ego camouflaged! The fear of the result being adverse, being something that is somehow not what you actually want is better than an untutored courage which pushes you into an endless well of remorse and guilt.

There is a point till which being fearless is a good thing. But outside the limits everything is bad. Always remember, overdose of everything is bad. Thus, fear has it's own part in our life. We can neglect it, but the reality is it is always present in our life. In the back of our mind, we always have a little fear that, "Oh God! Please nothing bad should happen. Save me, have mercy." This fear keeps your actions in check, and doesn't let you go berserk and mindless in the typical situation life throws at you everyday.

With that, I have said what I wanted to. Fear is an important aspect of life. Being afraid of everything is bad, and renders you weak. But at the same time, being too fearless is nothing but ego. So always remember, even if you are fearless, be afraid of things that you should not do, things that might harm somebody.

Good evening!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Happy Holi!

Hello All! :)
I hope all my readers are doing great!

As I said, an article about Holi was waiting in the queue of being published over here. And today is Holi. So here's the article! :P

Holi (Hindi: होली), is a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus. Holi is also known as festival of Colours. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations following Hinduism, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji.

The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other. Bonfires are lit on the eve of the festival, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). After doing holika dahan prayers are said and praise is offered. The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.

Today is the main day called Dhulandi, and yesterday was the Chhoti Holi. Chhoti Holi is rather the religious one and Dhulandi the playful one. The kids are the most amused about the festival. In India, the kids get over the roof loaded with water-balloons a week before Holi to prank the pedestrians! LOL! Though it's fun but it is not too safe, I know.

Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), (Phalgun Purnima), which usually falls in the later part of February or March. In 2009, Holi (Dhulandi) was on March 11 and Holika Dahan was on March 10. In 2010, Holi was on March 1 and Holika Dahan was on February 28. In 2011, Holi was on March 20 and Holika Dahan was on March 19. This time Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan was on March 7th and Dhulandi on March 8th(Today).

The religious significance for holi makes it one of a major festival for Hindus. The stories about the festival :

In Vaishnavism, Hiranyakashipu is the great king of demons, and he had been granted a boon by Brahma, which made it almost impossible for him to be killed. The boon was due to his long penance, after which he had demanded that he not be killed "during day or night; inside the home or outside, not on earth or in the sky; neither by a man nor an animal; neither by astra nor by shastra". Consequently, he grew arrogant and attacked the Heavens and the Earth. He demanded that people stop worshipping Gods and start praising him.

According to this belief, Hiranyakashipu's own son, Prahlada, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. In spite of several threats from Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada continued offering prayers to Lord Vishnu. He was poisoned by Hiranyakashipu, but the poison turned to nectar in his mouth. He was ordered to be trampled by elephants yet remained unharmed. He was put in a room with hungry, poisonous snakes and survived. All of Hiranyakashipu's attempts to kill his son failed. Finally, he ordered young Prahlada to sit on a pyre on the lap of his demoness sister, Holika, who could not die because she also had a boon. And a boon which would prevent fire from burning her. Prahlada readily accepted his father's orders, and prayed to Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started, everyone watched in amazement as Holika burnt to death, while Prahlada survived unharmed, the burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi.

In Vrindavan and Mathura, where Lord Krishna grew up, the festival is celebrated for 16 days (until Rangpanchmi) in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. The festivities officially usher in spring, the celebrated season of love.

There is alternative story detailing the origin of Holi. This story is about Kamadeva, a god of love. Kama's body was destroyed when he shot his weapon at Shiva in order to disrupt his meditation and help Parvati to marry Shiva. Shiva then opened his third eye, the gaze of which was so powerful that Kama's body was reduced to ashes. For the sake of Kama's wife Rati (passion), Shiva restored him, but only as a mental image, representing the true emotional and spiritual state of love rather than physical lust. The Holi bonfire is believed to be celebrated in commemoration of this event.

I was so tired after playing holi today that I could barely write. I took help from Wikipedia for this article. So be kind enough not to blame of any copying! :P

Anyways, hope you all had an awesome Holi, a colorful, cheerful and awesomely-amazing day! :) May God Bless you all.

Good Day! ^_^