11 June, 2010

Shanidev Shingrapur Yatra - Video

Want to know more about Shanidev Shingrapur ? You can watch Video about Shri Shanidham Shinganapur Yatra. This Video Created by Ambey Films and Compiled by Amit Mathur. You can watch this Video in 5 Part.

Shani Mantra - Video

You can Listen Shani Mantra in this Video.

07 June, 2010

Swami Chinmayananda - Biography

Childhood and Youth:
Born on May 8, 1916 in Kerala, India, Balakrishnan Menon acquired degrees in Law and English Literature before plunging into the Freedom Movement of India against the British rule. Balakrishnan's nationalist activities led to his imprisonment, and after he was released, he worked for a newspaper called The National Herald.

Renunciation and Spiritual Quest:
While working for The National Herald, Balakrishanan decided to write an exposé on what he believed to be the bluff of the swamis in the Himalayan regions. To investigate and uncover such veils of alleged sanctity, he travelled to Ananda Kutir, Swami Sivananda's ashram in Rishikesh.

However, this was not to be so, as Balakrishnan's journey to expose others ended up in exposing himself to his own spiritual revolution and evolution. Swami Sivananda's divinity, love, and Vedanta teachings overwhelmed the young skeptic. A striking inner transformation unfolded within Balakrishnan, and he began questioning and reflecting upon the purpose of life and the secret of permanent happiness. In the company of saints, and through the clarity of their teachings, the highly intellectual seeker soon chose to become a renunciate himself.

On the holy day of Mahashivaratri, February 25, 1949, Balakrishnan was initiated into sannyasa by Swami Sivananda, who blessed him with the name 'Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati'. Chinmayananda means 'filled with the bliss of pure Consciousness'.

Swami Sivananda then guided the new ascetic to the most renowned Vedanta master of the time, Swami Tapovanam, who lived in Uttarkashi, in the Himalayas. Swami Tapovanam who rarely took on disciples, put forth strict conditions to his new suppliant, and all of the Self-realized Guru's terms were readily accepted. As Swami Tapovanam's disciple, Swami Chinmayananda led an austere life and underwent an intense study of Vedantic texts.

A Visionary and Missionary:
Spiritually awakened through Swami Tapovanam's tutelage and grace, and inspired by Mother Ganga's continuous flow of purity and service to mankind, Swami Chinmayananda sought and received his guru's blessings to spread Vedantic knowledge to the masses. Having seen widespread spiritual and social degradation in India, he felt the urge to share with others the knowledge that had brought fulfilment in his own life.

Swami Chinmayananda conducted his first jnana yajna (a series of spiritual discourses) in December 1951, at a small temple in Pune, Maharashtra. Jnana yajna, a term he coined from Lord Krishna's teachings in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, refers to the student who through scriptural studies performs the ritual of worship (yajna) at the altar of wisdom (jnana).

His teachings were based on the authority of the Vedas and his direct experience. They were highly appreciated, and the number of devotees eager to learn from Swami Chinmayananda's highly dynamic, logical, and witty discourses increased rapidly. An inspired band of devotees thus formed 'Chinmaya Mission' in 1953.

From pulpits and platforms throughout India and around the world, Swami Chinmayananda taught the tens of thousands who came to listen and learn. By the time he left his physical form and attained mahasamadhi on August 3, 1993, Gurudev, as Swami Chinmayananda came to be known among his followers, had conducted 576 jnana yajnas as well as countless family spiritual camps, traversing hundreds of thousands of miles, crisscrossing the globe, and transforming millions of lives directly and indirectly.

Published Works:
As dynamic, creative, serene and profound that he was, despite serious medical conditions and incessant world travel, Swami Chinmayananda authored over 35 books, including commentaries on the major Upanishads and Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. The latter work has been acclaimed as one of the most refined, insightful, and practical commentaries ever written on the Gita. The collection of his video talks on the Gita is heralded today as one of Chinmaya Mission's most illustrious publications.

Swami Chinmayananda is credited with bringing about a worldwide Vedantic renaissance in the late 20th century through his introduction of Adi Sankara's works and teachings to the masses. Whether in his writings or his orations, Swami Chinmayananda was famed for his depth, clarity, eloquence, wit, and humour. Serving humanity endlessly and tirelessly until his last day, he daily expounded in colloquial terms the philosophical truths from Advaita Vedanta in every nook and corner he reached.

The Legacy:
In his 42 years of relentless service, Swami Chinmayananda left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of people, and his footprints in the multifarious service projects he inspired in the Mission. He created a vast legacy - a global organization committed to Vedanta and also started numerous educational institutions and social service projects. He lives on in the priceless publications of Chinmaya Mission and in the hearts of millions as a saint and teacher extraordinaire.

Swami Chinmayananda's life was indeed a saga of immeasurable strength, boundless love, tireless service, and metaphysical reach.


06 June, 2010

Drawbacks of Mobile Phone

# Rays transmitted through mobile phones are not good for health. It may affect the human brain cells.
# Depression, fatigue, sleep disorders and loss of appetite are the other problems can cause due to the usage of mobile phones.
# Psychiatrists believes that mobile phone addiction is becoming one of the non-drug addictions in the 21st century.
# Long term use of mobile phones may be linked to some cancers and male infertility.
# Using mobile phone while driving will lead to an accident.
# Cyber bullying is a bullying act using offensive words and behavior via online chatting, emails or SMS text messages.

Safety Measures:
# Always use head set or speaker to talk.
# Use the mobile phone only for short calls.
# When the signal is very weak, avoid using the mobile phone.
# Don't give mobile phones to young children. The radio waves can easily penetrate to child's skull.
# Never use the cell phones on road and while driving. Also keep it away from the bed room while sleeping.
# Switch it off, when you are in hospital and petrol stations.

Mobile phone is a smart electronic device; its usage should be minimum and try to utilize its advantages in a proper way.

(source: http://mobilephones-details.blogspot.com)

04 June, 2010

Shivshankar Vyas - Biography

मेरे नानाजी शिवशंकर व्यासका यहाँ संक्षिप्त परिचय दे रहा हु वड़ोदरा में उनको आना हुआ देश की आज़ादी हुई उसके करीब से। राज ज्योतिष थे उत्तर गुजरात के। अब यहाँ पंडितो में उन्होंने संस्कृत विद्वत सभा में कार्यमें रत हुए । साथ साथ ज्योतिष की सेवा रही । उनके साथ महाशंकरभाई हरिशंकरजी उनके भाई परमानन्द भवानी शंकर सब ने मिलके शुरू किया था व्यास एंड कंपनी नामका व्यापर जिसमे दवाई यो एवं कागजकी चीजों का व्यापर भी था। किन्तु यह थोड़े साल चला ! अध्यात्मिक कार्य तो था ही।

बोलुन्द्रा में किये हुए अतिरुद्र में जो पूजा किया हुआ शिवलिंग था वह लेके आये थे। शरु में भुतदी जापा (वड़ोदरा) के पास देव ज्योतिशालय था । फिर वहा से शामल बेचार की पोल में आये । उनका नाम सुनके उनके वहा राजकपूर और नर्गिस भी ज्योतिष दिखाने आये थे। यही सम्बन्ध से वो चेम्बूर भी पृथ्वीराज के बुलवाने पर गए थे। और उनका फोरकास्टिंग सही हुआ था । इसी बातो से उनकी विशिष्टता और बढ़ी थी और भ्रुगुसम्हिता का आधार ले कर पुर जिंदगी का फल लिखने की उनकी पद्धति ने बड़ा नाम बनाया था । करीबी १९६५ देव ज्योतिशालय को लेके ए थे बारानपूरा में ! फिर वहा से हरनी रोड पर !

यही उनकी यात्रा ज्योतिष कार्यालय की रही ! यही काम उनके पुत्र राजेन्द्रप्रसाद सम्हाल रहे है। उनके पुत्र किरीटभाइ भी कर्मकांड एवं ज्योतिष के काम में है । उनके दोहित्र धर्मेशकुमार (हिमतनगर) भी कर्मकांड एवं ज्योतिष के काम में है उनकी रत्ना परीक्षा के गुण ने पुत्र राकेश को जेमोलोजी में खीचा है इस तरह यह सेवा जारी रही है ।