What is an Aarti? What is the importance of Aarti in Hinduism?
An Aarti is a Hindu ritual which is performed to express an individual’s love and gratitude to God. It is derived from a Sanskrit term ‘Aratrika’ which is referred to light that removes the darkness or “Aa” means “towards or to” and “Rati” means “right”. Importance of aarti in very relevant in one’s culture. It is generally performed by the person at the end of the puja, Katha or any Kirtan session during any Hindu sessions or ceremonies..
Aarti is done with total dedication by any Hindu. Aarti has many versions such as Shiva Aarti, Durga Aarti, Jagdish Aarti, Ganesh Aarti, Krishna Aarti, Kali Aarti, and many other Aarti like this. These Aarti’s are sung by the people upon their choices. It is just not only performed in Hindu temples but also at home, as it gives peace to the people. It connects people with God. Importance of aarti holds its strong ground in hinduism.
An Aarti plate (Thali) is generally made up of metal like silver, bronze, and copper which is beautifully decorated with some beautiful flower and flower petals, a Diya of mud or metal which is filled with cotton with flicked with ghee or any oil. Importance of aarti in hinduism can be seen in many ways. Then this cotton Bati lighted or it could be done
by camphor too. Then any Aarti of related God is sung by the devotees and moving the Aarti plate in such a way to make a symbol of ‘OM’. It looks very beautiful.
Panch MahaBhuta (5 Physical Elements)
According to the Holy book, Bhagwat Geeta, this material world is basically made up of five physical elements i.e. Air (Vayu), Water (Jal), Earth (Prithvi), Fire (Agni) and Ether (Akash). These are the five basic components of the whole world. And also, there are three mental elements i.e. Intelligence, Mind, and Ego. And when someone do Aarti then the offerings made represents these 5 elements which are:-
All the things are involved during an Aarti as it helps in maintaining the ego down and helps to keep up humility in spite of how high he is placed. The highlighted flames from the Diya (Ghee Lamp) during Aarti helps people to remove darkness and helps people to keep in a brighter world. It delivers positive vibes all around the place. Hindu people say, it pushes away the negativity from the home and gives a beautiful feeling after chanting and this Aarti process.
So, it is said that Aarti states the natural sources of light which include the sun, the moon, stars, and the fire which are created by God. So Aarti is sung by so many people to that God who gave so many beautiful natural gifts for us. It is just like Thanksgiving to God for gifting us such a beautiful and amazing nature. Without those 5 elements, life would not be there. We would not exist; nothing would be possible. So after the Pooja ceremony, it is a big thanks to God who is the creator of all these things surrounded by us.
The Second chapter of Bhagwad Geeta “Sankhya Yog”. In this chapter of the Geeta, Shri Krishna begins to treat Arjuna’s sadness and turmoil. Knowledge of Bhagwat Geeta by Shri Krishna starts with this chapter. According to Shri Krishnavik Yog, In this situation of turmoil, Arjun needs to recognize his ability of War again. So, This second chapter bears important knowledge.
This chapter consists of seventy seventy-two (72) verses.
Bhagwat Geeta preaching by Krishna to Arjuna
Describing the Characteristics of Soul
Further More in this chapter, the body considered as perpetuate and the soul as continual. This highlights the immortality of our soul.
Describing the most popular verse
Which teach us about the nature of the soul. So, in this chapter, we learn that our soul neither could be harmed by any weapon nor burnt by fire. Also, neither could be wet by water and it can not be dried by air. Thus, soul considered as indestructible, constant, present, immortal, non-transcendent. At the same time, self-awareness also described, as the most suitable welfare for mankind.
Which tells us about that, a human only authority to do karma. And, not to worry about results or achievements. In other words, we should perform good karmas with devoted efforts without expecting the results. So in this verse importance of untiring deeds of mankind has been told.
Furthermore, it describes two types of human intelligence. First is business intelligence considered as steady intelligence. On the contrary, the infinite (many) types of knowledge called volatile intellects. Which is never concentrated on one stuff.
Describe the Definition of Yoga
Right after this, the verses used in the form of the two most popular definitions of yoga.
Which means that yoga is to keep yourself the same in both stages either success or failure. You should not be irritated by failure or success should not bring arrogance. Stay calm and balanced in both situations.
Which tells us that “Yoga” is to perform any act with proper sincerity, reverence, deep interest, proper caution and effort. That means to devote yourself mentally and physically completely with whole interest to perform work.
Describe the Traits of Mankind
After this, Krishna describes human traits (lust, desire, attachment, craving, anger, fear, and who preserves the senses and mind). He said that when the person is without rage and malice as well as by having his senses under his control. Then only, his mind feels pleased. In other words, The happiness of the mind brings steadfast in the wisdom of man. Thus, to keep the mind stable, the free state of mind considered as extremely useful.
Do you feel guilty in considering yourself as a priority? Selfcare is not being selfish. It’s about loving your own-self. We are workaholic people running around to get things right. But for others. If you consider yourself to be the weighing machine, the heavier side always being the
Priorities over Selfcare
In other words, we always forget ourselves to please others. But its really hard and is not also a healthy way to love it. We think our self to be a wonder Man/Woman but end up being a crazy one. Because we think selfcare is selfishness. We try to cope up with the environment and result in doing amazing things. But, compromising our other areas. Compromising our relationship, our connection as well our well being. Find a self-care regime by making yourself a priority in your own world. It’s amazing to see the differences it makes. You will feel more lively, refreshed and calmer and love your life.
Sharing with you have habits that would change your life. Put them into your day without fail. Feel the difference. It’s your own job to look after yourself, your emotion as well as your mental well being.
So, First thing in Selfcare is Keeping yourself Physical fit. And, Yoga the easiest and stay at home option for you. Every early morning make yoga routine your habit. It will help you with improving your flexibility, posture, healthy joint and muscles along with your core strength. Moreover, You start feeling amazing as days pass by. You can keep it low starting slowly. Firstly give some love to your joints and rotate every joint in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction few rounds. Starting from wrists, elbows, shoulder, neck, opening up the chest, back and forward bend, spinal twist and side bend, hip rotations, knees, ankles. Followed by with some repetitions of Sun Salutation. start from 10-15 minutes in first go. Nevertheless, Once you feel a bit stronger increase it around 30 minutes at least. It not only makes you feel refreshed but also provides you energy all day long.
Mindfulness and Meditation
Now, after physical health lets move forward to be strong mentally too. Take things slow, notice things around yourself. Feel the presence where you live and experience the world around you. Take time to look around, look the trees, the people around you. Sometimes stop and greet people. Stop worrying and be in the present. Mindfulness is a life saver and stays mindful in every aspect. Mind what you eat, you drink. Enjoy every precious moment on every precious day. Practicing daily medication after your morning exercise is also very helpful. Go through a guided visualization turning your back in the sun.
Little Kid Doing meditation
It takes 20-30 minutes from your day but leaves you with immense peace. Maybe at start your mind getting divert easily, or you feel uncomfortable in keeping your eyes closed. But, this is just the start. once you start from 3 minutes you could easily reach 30. Unite your body, mind, and soul. A strong mind makes a strong personality also helps with mood swings. So, yoga practice with some Meditation is need of you. Find some time for yourself morning or evening doesn’t matter.
Laughter and joy
Spend time with your precious person around you. Be silly, laugh and get yourself rolling on the floor. Drop any inhibitions, be playful and let yourself go. Bring laughter and joy into your life. Spend time with your partner, your children, and our friends.
Gardening or Nature Love
Getting out in the garden/park makes your soul musical. Meanwhile, It soothes your mind also nourish your soul. We get immense joy and satisfaction from the outcome itself. Not only this is selfcare but also a great way of releasing energy. And the most helpful part one
can spend his anger or frustration while gardening. Digging up the weeds is extremely helpful.
make a garden of your own
Making reading your habit
Try to get lost in a great novel feeling the story. Sit by a pool and give yourself
permission to enter the imaginative world. This would result in a big difference. And
here what you will challenge your work ethic. It not only gives a break from your
monotonous job but also put you in relief.
Water can make you calm and give immense pleasure. Walking along a beach or sitting by a pool soothes your soul. There are many things that would help you to maintain a balanced life. Apply them
as your self-care strategies. Be a better partner, a friend, and a better therapist. Before finishing it off, would like to mention a few things. This very change of yours may not accept gladly. Your friends and family may accuse you of being a bit selfish.
But don’t get disheartened, term it as SELF-CARE!!! You will feel great to see the ripple effect when you being the person, changes in the family system.
Hi, guys we are back today to discuss one interesting topic relating to science and Hindu mythology. People often believe that mythological stories related to past literature and art. And, have nothing to do with science and present. But if you think so, you are completely wrong. Some hidden scientific facts in the Hindu mythological stories and science behind it. So let’s scroll down to know more. About the hidden facts behind Hindu mythology.
Brahman Tatva Discovered as Higgs Boson Elementary Particle
According to science, Every element made up of atoms. Atoms, the smallest particles that can exist in an element. Furthermore, An atom made up of ‘Electrons, Protons and Neutrons’. According to physicist Peter Higgs and his fellow scientist’s. The universe made up of a Small Element called Higgs Boson Element or “God particle“. There was no universe billions of years ago, only darkness. Suddenly “a point” originated.
According to oldest hindu mythology Book”Shiv Puran”, The universe developed by the union of the Sound and that point (light). In Vedanta, it called as “Bahram Tatv”. Also, according to Upanishad the reason for the origin, position and destruction of the world is Brahma Tatv. In Sankhya Darshan, it said that our body made up of 5 natural elements called “Pancha Mahabhuta”. So that God Particle discovered already in Hindu books several thousand years ago. Later on, Peter Higgs rewrite this theory Got Noble Prize.
Theory of Karma derived as Newton’s third law of motion
The third law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. What we Sow is what we Reap. Hindu Theory of Karma States that already thousands of years ago.
Varahamihirav Gurutvakarshan Discovered as Law of Gravity
The world believes that Newton discovered Law of Gravity at first. But, surprised to know that in Hindu mythology Indians Like Varahamihir, Brahmagupta Bhaskarachaya knew the Laws of Gravity hundreds of years before Newton.
Some historians claim that there is a possibility of nuclear weapons, used in the war of Mahabharata or post-war. The fire of confusion was even more ignited by the recent discoveries. Green glass and other radioactive weapons and samples found in excavations. They related to the Mahabharata war. If you are unaware of the Green glass, to let you informed. These formed when sand melts down at very high temperature prevailing in Nuclear Explosions.
Human Cloning was There too
In Srimad Bhagavatam, it mentioned that after the death of Nimi, seers practiced the process of Mantha. Mantha is the process of creating a new baby from the dead body of Nimi. The baby named Janaka as he was out of his father’s cloning. As the baby born out of the process of Mithila, his kingdom was also named as Mithila. Another episode we come to know is when Maharishi Valmiki produced Duplicate of “Lava” named as “Kusha” from the grass. This was happened when Maharishi Valmiki didnt Find Lava in the Ashtmram so he used the process of cloning. This process is far more advanced to what practiced now. “Raktabij” is another story where each drop of blood produces his very “Adult Clone”.
Vaisesika Sutras later discovered as Theory of An Atom
Around 600BCE an Indian scientist, sage and philosopher Maharshi Kanada describe the atomic theory. Also, described dimension, motion(Second Law of Newton), chemical reactions of atoms. According to Kanada, All the elements are divied into 6 categories known as Dravya (substance), guna (quality), karman (motion), samanya (universal), visesa (particular), and samavaya (inherence).Furthermore he describe each of them accordingly.
The Change of motion is proportional to the applied force and force direction.
Every action has equal and Opposite Reaction
Birth of 101 Kauravas/ Process of test-tube babies
The science behind the birth of Kauravas has even not found yet in recent years! The embryo of Gandhari has split into 101 separate containers. Known as the process of test-tube babies. And the embryo grows outside the uterus. The technology that produces human being outside the human body. Such ancient science is beyond our imagination.
We all aware that there are two major types of transplantation. First, where parts like hands, arms legs transplanted, they are not the vital organs. Another process which includes transplantation of vital organs. One instance where you can get the combination of both is the transplantation of brain. The riskiest and sophisticated transplantation one can ever think of. In Hindu Mythology, One example to cite is the story of Lord Ganesha. When Shani looked at Lord Ganesh, the child’s head turned into ashes. Parvati’s wailing led Vishnu I search of a head substitute. He found a sleeping baby elephant by the riverside and decided to affix its head on Ganesha’s body.
Lord Ganesha Statue
We all know the story of Usha and Chitralekha. Usha sees a dream where she meets her dream man. But unfortunately her dream gets broken and she tells her friend Chitralekha. Chitralekha finds her dream man through drawings, interpreted from Usha’s dream. Her painting concludes that he was Anirudha, the grandson of Lord Krishna. Then they teleported them to Dwarka, to meet Anirudha. The science of sketching is still practiced under investigations. But teleportation is still unknown.
So it is said that an Idea could change a life, So i discovered the Ideas of Old Indian Mythology and Sages who changed many Lifes and Provide a base to many Nobel Prizes. Hance no one Efforts go in vain. neither indians nor the people who read our old Indian Mythology to discover more ideas.
Not to mention Ayurveda has given the world innumerable things. These things have helped to transform a world full of ailments to one which is fit and healthy. The endless significance of Ayurveda providing you with an alternative way of medication. Being the most prestigious branches of Ayurveda. Also, acts as a pillar for most of the healing technique of Ayurveda.
Panchakarma is much needed for everyone after a certain time. Not just, it eliminates toxins from the system. As well as, Rebalances the Doshas and heals countless ailments. At the same time, renews a sense of clarity and inner peace.
Oleation – Ayurveda includes the usage of various oils. Which are homegrown with various mineral ingredients. In addition to, These oils differ from the oils or ghee that used for internal applications. These mineral richen oils find profound tissues to carry the medicinal ingredients. And, suck out the toxin from other cells.
Fomentation – The process of sweat production called fomentation. The targeted tissues of oleation made more flexible and delicate by fomentation treatments. So, The toxin released gets melted and flushed out of the body.
Its a five-step, total mind-body rejuvenation experience. That comprises of herbal oil massages, steam baths, cleansing enemas. And, other purifying practices. Following are the 5 therapies of “Panchakarma”:
In these treatments, the patients provided with oleation and fomentation treatments. In fact, for A couple of days which includes various sessions of therapies and medicines. Once the targeted cells release their toxins. They get accumulated on the upper cavities. And, then the patients treated with decoction and emetic medicines. These medicines aids in disposing of the poisons out from the body through vomiting. This treatment suggested for those who have kapha-dominated conditions. As well as undergo weight gain, hyperacidity, and asthma.
In this, the patients provided with outside and inside oleation and fomentation treatments. But, the disposal of toxins is not through vomiting but through the clearing of bowels. The patients treated with natural purgative. Which aids in the clearing of bowels purifying the body toxins. The targeted patients are those who are suffering under Pitta- dominated diseases. Including jaundice, celiac infections etc.
Basti treatment said to have incredible many positive effects. This process includes the regulation of medicated substances through an enema. Therefore, considered as an exceptional contribution to the therapeutic world. After understanding your nature of disease homegrown decoction, ghee and oils managed into the rectum. This treatment is useful for patients suffering against vata dominated conditions. And also against chronic diseases.
This therapy has an effective cleaning effect in the head area. This treatment starts with a head and shoulder massage followed by fomentation. After that, they apply nasal drops administered in both the nostrils. This follows the complete cleaning of the area giving you freedom. From any sort of cerebral pain, hair issues, sleep disorders, sinusitis. And also, respiratory ailments.
This treatment used to fight against various skin ailments. And also, help in cleansing the impure blood. You can target a particular body part or cover up the whole body. Also, practices fighting against skin infections, eczema and in local lesions.
Precautions of Panchakarma.
However, panchakarma dont have any side effect. Still, These treatments should be avoided during pregnancy and disease. Before taking up such treatment do get a consultation from a trained and qualified physician. Who will help you to plan for therapy according to your state of health.
Our lives are governed by different elements and sensations. How we think, consume and reciprocate to the universe around us depends upon the essence of the world. These essences perceived by us as 5 elements. Known Panchamahabhutas. According to Ayurveda, all objects in the universe including human body are composed of these 5 basic elements. They govern our sensory nerves and help us achieve an understanding of our actions. But, each of the Tanmantras connects to elements of nature. Akash(sky), Vayu(air), Aag(fire), Jal (water), Dharti(earth). They blend while giving us a simpler understanding of how each function works.
Ether or Akash means infinite freedom. It is a limitless space with the power to create movement between objects and have them correspond, creating Shabda (sound), the ether Tanmantra. When two atoms or objects physically touch, the small sound of thud or a tap is resonated throughout the space. It forms a frequency of soundwave which we feel through auditory senses.
2. Air (Vayu)
The function of air is to help elements relocate and travel. It is in constant movement, helping different molecules to come across each other creating a small touch. The Tanmantra for such a sensation is called Sparsha (Touch). The skin is sensitive and can perceive any small change over the surface. If there is an amount of pressure, drop of water or a fallen leaf the skin will sense it immediately and detect the different feel of different elements.
3. Fire (Tej)
Fire, Created through aggressive friction of two elements. When two elements touch during movement through Vayu, they might spark a heat and thus the birth of tej. This bright fire is blazing and a bright source of light. This light can be visualized in front of us with the help of Vision (Rupa). Rupa means the physical manifestation of an element which is perceived steadily.
4. Water (Jala)
Water brings about fluidity. it helps in connecting two molecules together which help both in a proper formation. The function of water, To glue two different objects to form one. In the same way, the use of our mouth is to chew and identify what we have eaten. The Tanmantra, Taste (Rasa) helps in forming a taste once food reaches your mouth. It binds a dry element with water, making it easier to shape. Jala helps a being taste food, understand the quality and appearance of the food inside your mouth and experience a sense of fulfilment. The saliva in our mouth acts as Jala in such a scenario.
5. Earth (Prithvi)
Earth, a solid mass. Hard on the outside, changes temperature along with seasons and has a solid foundation. So, A dense and hard structure to form on the surface of the earth. Parts of our bodies constitute of Prithvi. Our bones, muscles and physical strength are objects formed through the earth we live in. How we perceive the earth is through our nose. Yes, our sense of smell (Gandha) helps in identifying objects around us with the sense of smell. Gandhahelps in understanding the quality and quantity of objects around us through our nasal sensory.