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तुलसीदास जी का रावण वध वर्णन..

आजदशहरेकादिनहै. वोदिनजबश्रीरामनेरावणकावधकिआथा. तुलसीदासजीनेरामचरितमानसमेंइसकाबखूबीचित्रणकिआहै. कैसेश्रीराममायावीरावणकेवधकेसमयभ्रमितहोरहेथे. परविभीषणकीमददसेवोरावणकीमृत्युकाराजजानपाए. 


Which form of the deity should be worshipped in today’s time?

Ever since my childhood, I have been observing the different forms of Goddess Durga. Sitting on a lion and looking at devotees with love, is the form of her that most of us worship at home. Goddess, in her 'saumya' or benevolent form, looks serene and divine. However, the most common image of Durga that we find during Navratra celebration is one in which she is slaying a demon with her Trishool. As a child, I used to wonder what a magnificent personality she is that she can fight with demons despite being a woman!

If we go by Puranas, when the male gods fail to tame a particularly tricky demon, they created a goddess to do the needful. They gave her each of their own armours and thus empowered her with every weapon that she might need in killing the demons. The Goddess, though, never overpowered the Gods who created her, rather she kept on battling all alone and relegated themfirmly to the side-lines as spectators awed by her might.
Although Durga is respected as an Indian origi…

Maa Durga, Protect us from head to toe

Goddess Durga is believed to be the power behind creation, preservation and destruction of everything in this world. The word "Durga" is originated from a Hindi word "Durg" which means fort, a place which is difficult to invade. Many other believers assume the origin of the word "Durga" from word "Durgatinashini" which means "one who eliminates suffering". Hindu devotees believe that Goddess Durga protests them in every way possible. Every direction ( cardinal direction) is taken by one form of Goddess Durga and they all protect devotees with their divine powers. Another faith is for our body. Each body part is conserved by a form of Goddess Durga. So here are, few verses from Durga Sapt-Shati, delineating how our body is being looked after by Maa Durga (highlighted in bold are forms of Maa Durga):

"May I be Protected by Maladhari on the forehead, Yashswini on the eye-brows, Trinetra between the eye-brows, Yamaghanta on the nose, S…

What I love about Durga Pooja..

The countdown has finally begun. From today starting one of the biggest Indian festivals - Durga Pooja. My cook aunty is a Bengali and for her, nothing else is more exciting than this festival. She looks forward to the festival of Durga Pooja very keenly. While discussing with her about this festival she said a few things which made me think for a while. Durga Pooja is actually more than just customs and rituals. This festival stands for the dynamism of women power and rejoicing the existence of human beings.  

I belong to a Brahmin family and for us, Navratri is one of the auspicious times of the year. These divine nine days, we spend worshipping Goddess Durga for seeking her blessings for the whole family. But Navratri and Durga Pooja are not just for trivially worshipping Maa Durga. And I realized this after having a little chit-chat with my cook aunty. Although I've been witnessing this triumph since many years but a few things we understand only when the time comes:

* Durga Poo…

The Significance of Pitra Paksha

Two years ago, in one of my blogs, I tried to make a point in Hindu ritual of Shradh. It was due to my curious bone, I researched about it. Ever since my childhood, I have been observing people maintaining the significance of Pitra Paksha. For those who don't know what Pitra Paksha is, in Hindu culture 15 lunar days before Navratri is considered as "Pitra Paksha". People do a special ceremony called "Shradh" during this time of Pitra Paksha. Based on my studies, I found that Shradh is just another way of doing Charity. Our ancestors were very perceptive and visionary. They made customs around things which people easily ignore, and charity is one of such things. We all believe in this noble cause of helping needy and poor. But very few of us do it faithfully and religiously. However, when there is a custom of doing food charity every year during Pitra Paksha, most of the people follow it. Some of them want to continue it as their family culture, and a few do it …

#CleanAirBeautifulHomes That Beautiful Air of My Childhood

I feel blessed that I have a prosperous life and successful career with me. I am living happily with my family and I am really contented with my belongings. Nevertheless, like most of the people, I miss my childhood so much. I know that childhood never comes back. However, with my son's childhood, I am trying to collect some of my childhood gems again. I am 32 yet I run, jump, shout, climb and make a mess with my son. With taking part in his silly plays, I feel close to my childhood. Howbeit, there are many things, which were there in my childhood, are missing in today's life of kids. Open spaces, parks full of greenery, colorful butterflies and dragonflies, I can't bring all this for my son, despite living lavishly in a metro city. There is one more thing I feel missing in today's life and that I really wish to give to my son. It is the beautiful air of my childhood.  

I remember my childhood when on every Sunday I used to wake up early to enjoy the fresh air of the ba…

OckyPocky App, India's first Personalized Learning App

These days, kids are simply crazy about phones. Isn't it? I am not talking about tweens or teens. They anyway want their own phones now. I am asking about toddlers and preschoolers. Kids of these age groups never miss a chance to grab any phone around and if it a smartphone, which they already know how, then in no time they start opening different apps of their interest; games, videos, youtube and even camera. With the invention of smartphones, our kids have become equally smarter. They don't need much help or instructions to understand apps and games. 

My son is 3 years old now. And he knows how to put the password to unlock my phone. He knows how to turn wifi on and he also knows how to open youtube. Till here, I let him do these steps, but after he opens the world of alluring videos, I don't reply on YouTube. I fear to which video he would click and what content it is going to pomp.So, I keep on checking what he is watching. 

Some parents might assume me a bad mother but …

Bonobology- All About Relationships - And More

Ever since I got married, I have a myriad of relationship tangles. Many times, I find myself so confused about the norms and unwritten rules that apply to different relationships of my life. Earlier the life was so simple; parents, a sister, and limited friends. No one else was that important and I never needed to think about maintaining a bond with anyone else. Then my life swayed and I got married to someone much known and very cool. However, my dreamy life changed in just one day and reality was complex, puzzling and knotty. Suddenly my understanding about relationships got tempered. I realized marriage is a complex affair and with joining a new family, you get so many new people in your life. You are supposed to care about them all, no matter you like them or not. It's not like I have any turbulence in my married life. It's going good and I am happy in my small family. But you see, in real life, every other minute is adjustment and agreement. You get to deal with a number …