IMTECH microbiologists find healing properties in Ganga water.

Indian scientists have validated the scientific basis of the mysterious ‘special power’ of the water of Ganga, which Hindus consider as ‘Brahm Dravya’ or divine elixir.

Microbiologists from the Chandigarh-based Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), who had studied the special characteristics of Ganges water have found, for the first time, several Bacteriophages, which keeps it non-putrefying. Bacteriophage is a type of virus that eats bacteria.

This resolves the mystery for the self-purifying properties of Ganga water.

Analysis of the fresh water sedimentary metagenome-viromes revealed that the holy river Ganges not only house novel viromes, but also include unexplored double stranded DNA viruses,” The Indian Science Journal quotes Dr. Shanmugam Mayilraj, Senior Principal Scientist at the CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, as saying.

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Everyone Should Drink Water from a Copper Vessel.

5 Reasons to Drink from a Copper Vessel

Copper is found to have many intrinsic properties that are good for your health. It is highly beneficial to store water in a copper cup overnight and drink from it as soon as you wake up.

1) Aids digestive functions – Copper has inherent properties that help in the process of digestion. It stimulates the uniform contraction and relaxation of the stomach that eases digestion and helps the food move along the digestive tract. Moreover, it helps to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation in the stomach. Copper also contains properties that help cleanse and detoxify your stomach, aiding and regulating the function of the kidneys and liver.

2) Weight loss – Drinking water from a copper cup on a regular basis can help you shed weight. Copper helps in breaking down fat and also helps to eliminate it efficiently out of the body. Thus, it helps your body to keep whatever it requires and discards the rest.

3) Heals wounds – Copper is also known to possess antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to these properties, it serves to quickly heal both internal and external wounds, while strengthening your immune system.

4) Slows the aging process – The natural remedy for the fine lines on your face might be copper. Rich in anti-oxidants, it helps to fight free radicals, bringing about the formation of new cells. Regularly using copper cups can also give a radiant glow to your face.

5) Helps to prevent heart diseases and cancer – Copper is an effective remedy to prevent the risks of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. According to studies, copper has been found to regulate heart rate, blood pressure and also aids in drastically reducing a person’s cholesterol level, leading to improved cardiovascular health. Certain studies have found that copper has anti-cancer effects but the exact mechanism for such a process is still unknown.

“Ganga” The Holy River

Anti-putrefaction properties of Ganga

River waters usually tend to putrefy when the lack of oxygen promotes the growth of anaerobic bacteria that lends the water a distinct smell and stale taste. The water of Ganga though considered one of the dirtiest, does not tend to putrefy over longer periods of storage. In fact, British Physician, C.E. Nelson, observed that the Ganga water taken from Hooghly river (one of its dirtiest mouths) by returning ships to England remained fresh throughout the voyage.

Anti-putrefaction Properties of Ganga was the reason East India Company ships only used water from Ganges for drinking purposes on their 3-month long voyage back to England because it stayed “sweet and fresh.” In a study conducted by Malaria Research Center in New Delhi it was observed that water from upper ambits of Ganga did not host mosquito breeding, and also prevented mosquito breeding in any water it was added to.

Anti-bacterial nature of Ganga Jal (Ganges Water)

Hindus have always believed Ganga Jal to be pure, pious and drinkable no matter what. Much reverence is given to Ganga water during Hindu rituals (from birth to death).
But is there really any scientific validity to prove it? In 1896, Ernest Hanbury Hankin (a British bacteriologist) after testing the water from Ganga wrote a paper that was published in French Journal describing that the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae that causes the deadly cholera, when put into the waters of Ganga died within three hours. The same bacteria continued to thrive in distilled water even after 48 hours.

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।। माँ दुर्गा के 108 नाम ।।

1. सती : अग्नि में जल कर भी जीवित होने वाली
2. साध्वी : आशावादी
3. भवप्रीता : भगवान् शिव पर प्रीति रखने वाली
4. भवानी : ब्रह्मांड की निवास
5. भवमोचनी : संसार बंधनों से मुक्त करने वाली
6. आर्या : देवी
7. दुर्गा : अपराजेय
8. जया : विजयी
9. आद्य : शुरूआत की वास्तविकता
10. त्रिनेत्र : तीन आँखों वाली
11. शूलधारिणी : शूल धारण करने वाली
12. पिनाकधारिणी : शिव का त्रिशूल धारण करने वाली
13. चित्रा : सुरम्य, सुंदर
14. चण्डघण्टा : प्रचण्ड स्वर से घण्टा नाद करने वाली, घंटे की आवाज निकालने वाली
15. महातपा : भारी तपस्या करने वाली
16. मन : मनन- शक्ति
17. बुद्धि : सर्वज्ञाता
18. अहंकारा : अभिमान करने वाली
19. चित्तरूपा : वह जो सोच की अवस्था में है
20. चिता : मृत्युशय्या
21. चिति : चेतना
22. सर्वमन्त्रमयी : सभी मंत्रों का ज्ञान रखने वाली
23. सत्ता : सत्-स्वरूपा, जो सब से ऊपर है
24. सत्यानन्दस्वरूपिणी : अनन्त आनंद का रूप
25. अनन्ता : जिनके स्वरूप का कहीं अन्त नहीं
26. भाविनी : सबको उत्पन्न करने वाली, खूबसूरत औरत
27. भाव्या : भावना एवं ध्यान करने योग्य
28. भव्या : कल्याणरूपा, भव्यता के साथ
29. अभव्या : जिससे बढ़कर भव्य कुछ नहीं
30. सदागति : हमेशा गति में, मोक्ष दान
31. शाम्भवी : शिवप्रिया, शंभू की पत्नी
32. देवमाता : देवगण की माता
33. चिन्ता : चिन्ता
34. रत्नप्रिया : गहने से प्यार
35. सर्वविद्या : ज्ञान का निवास
36. दक्षकन्या : दक्ष की बेटी
37. दक्षयज्ञविनाशिनी : दक्ष के यज्ञ को रोकने वाली
38. अपर्णा : तपस्या के समय पत्ते को भी न खाने वाली
39. अनेकवर्णा : अनेक रंगों वाली
40. पाटला : लाल रंग वाली
41. पाटलावती : गुलाब के फूल या लाल परिधान या फूल धारण करने वाली
42. पट्टाम्बरपरीधाना : रेशमी वस्त्र पहनने वाली
43. कलामंजीरारंजिनी : पायल को धारण करके प्रसन्न रहने वाली
44. अमेय : जिसकी कोई सीमा नहीं
45. विक्रमा : असीम पराक्रमी
46. क्रूरा : दैत्यों के प्रति कठोर
47. सुन्दरी : सुंदर रूप वाली
48. सुरसुन्दरी : अत्यंत सुंदर
49. वनदुर्गा : जंगलों की देवी
50. मातंगी : मतंगा की देवी
51. मातंगमुनिपूजिता : बाबा मतंगा द्वारा पूजनीय
52. ब्राह्मी : भगवान ब्रह्मा की शक्ति
53. माहेश्वरी : प्रभु शिव की शक्ति
54. इंद्री : इन्द्र की शक्ति
55. कौमारी : किशोरी
56. वैष्णवी : अजेय
57. चामुण्डा : चंड और मुंड का नाश करने वाली
58. वाराही : वराह पर सवार होने वाली
59. लक्ष्मी : सौभाग्य की देवी
60. पुरुषाकृति : वह जो पुरुष धारण कर ले
61. विमिलौत्त्कार्शिनी : आनन्द प्रदान करने वाली
62. ज्ञाना : ज्ञान से भरी हुई
63. क्रिया : हर कार्य में होने वाली
64. नित्या : अनन्त
65. बुद्धिदा : ज्ञान देने वाली
66. बहुला : विभिन्न रूपों वाली
67. बहुलप्रेमा : सर्व प्रिय
68. सर्ववाहनवाहना : सभी वाहन पर विराजमान होने वाली
69. निशुम्भशुम्भहननी : शुम्भ, निशुम्भ का वध करने वाली
70. महिषासुरमर्दिनि : महिषासुर का वध करने वाली
71. मधुकैटभहंत्री : मधु व कैटभ का नाश करने वाली
72. चण्डमुण्ड विनाशिनि : चंड और मुंड का नाश करने वाली
73. सर्वासुरविनाशा : सभी राक्षसों का नाश करने वाली
74. सर्वदानवघातिनी : संहार के लिए शक्ति रखने वाली
75. सर्वशास्त्रमयी : सभी सिद्धांतों में निपुण
76. सत्या : सच्चाई
77. सर्वास्त्रधारिणी : सभी हथियारों धारण करने वाली
78. अनेकशस्त्रहस्ता : हाथों में कई हथियार धारण करने वाली
79. अनेकास्त्रधारिणी : अनेक हथियारों को धारण करने वाली
80. कुमारी : सुंदर किशोरी
81. एककन्या : कन्या
82. कैशोरी : जवान लड़की
83. युवती : नारी
84. यति : तपस्वी
85. अप्रौढा : जो कभी पुराना ना हो
86. प्रौढा : जो पुराना है
87. वृद्धमाता : शिथिल
88. बलप्रदा : शक्ति देने वाली
89. महोदरी : ब्रह्मांड को संभालने वाली
90. मुक्तकेशी : खुले बाल वाली
91. घोररूपा : एक भयंकर दृष्टिकोण वाली
92. महाबला : अपार शक्ति वाली
93. अग्निज्वाला : मार्मिक आग की तरह
94. रौद्रमुखी : विध्वंसक रुद्र की तरह भयंकर चेहरा
95. कालरात्रि : काले रंग वाली
96. तपस्विनी : तपस्या में लगे हुए
97. नारायणी : भगवान नारायण की विनाशकारी रूप
98. भद्रकाली : काली का भयंकर रूप
99. विष्णुमाया : भगवान विष्णु का जादू
100. जलोदरी : ब्रह्मांड में निवास करने वाली
101. शिवदूती : भगवान शिव की राजदूत
102. करली : हिंसक
103. अनन्ता : विनाश रहित
104. परमेश्वरी : प्रथम देवी
105. कात्यायनी : ऋषि कात्यायन द्वारा पूजनीय
106. सावित्री : सूर्य की बेटी
107. प्रत्यक्षा : वास्तविक
108. ब्रह्मवादिनी : वर्तमान में हर जगह वास करने वाली

।। जय माता दी ।।

Seven Lakes in Ujjain – Location and Unique Offerings Made at the Seven Holy Spots

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There are seven holy lakes (water bodies or ponds) in Ujjain. Unique offerings are made here. The seven lakes are:

  1. Rudra Sagar
  2. Pushkar Sagar
  3. Kshir Sagar
  4. Govardhan Sagar
  5. Vishnu Sagar
  6. Purushottam Sagar
  7. Ratnakar Sagar

Rudra Sagar is located between Harsiddhi and Mahakaleshwar temples. The main offerings here are salt and idols of Nandi.

Pushkar Sagar is located north of Sakhipur at Nalia Bakhal. The offerings here are yellow cloth and chana ki dal.

Kshir Sagar is located near Yogeshwar Tekri on Nai Sarak. Offerings here include milk, utensils and gold.

Govardhan Sagar is located at nikas chowraka. Offerings here include butter, sugar cakes, pot filled with molasses and red cloth.

Vishnu Sagar is located between Ram Janardan Mandir and Sandipani Ashram. Offerings here are idols of Vishnu, panchapatra, tarbhana and achmani.

Purushottam Saga is located between Idgah and Purushottam temple near Indira Nagar colony. Offering here is Malpua put in a chalni.

Ratnakar Sagar is located at Undasa Village. Clothes of women, cosmetics and pancharatna.

WHY GANGAJAL (HOLY WATER FROM GANGA )IS POURED ON SHIVLING IN THE MONTH OF SHRAVAN…

Millions of Hindu devotees visit Shiva temples in the Hindi month of Shravan in North India and offer Gangajal or holy water from River Ganga, to Lord Shiva. The water is used to bath Shivling at temples, sacred places and in homes. Shrawan Month, also referred as Saawan, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Mondays, or Somwar, in the month are considered highly auspicious.
The famous Samudra Manthan (churning of ocean) episode in Hinduism took place in the Shravan month and among the things that came out during the churning were 14 types of rubies. Gods (Devas) and demons (Asuras) who were churning the ocean distributed 13 rubies among them. The 14th ruby was the poison called ‘halahal’ and it had the power to destroy all the living beings. Lord Shiva drank ‘halahal’ to save the world and it was stored in his throat and from this day Lord Shiva came to be known as Neelkanth.

To reduce the effect of poison ‘halahal’ on Shiva all the Devas that were witnessing the Samudra Manthan poured Gangajal on Shiva. This tradition is even today continued in most of the major temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. This ritual is widely performed in the Shravan month in North India by Hindu devotees.It is widely believed that Lord Shiva blesses those who bath him in holy water from River Ganga. Kanwarias in large number visit Shiva shrines like Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar and Kashi Vishwanath Temple in the month.

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क्यों पवित्र है गंगा?असंख्य अस्थि विसर्जनो के बाद भी – जाने वैज्ञानिक और पौराणिक कारण…

हिन्दू सनातन धर्म में माँ गंगा नदी की महिमा को कौन नही जानता | यह देव नदी हरि के चरणों से निकली हुई है और अब भगवान शिव की जटाओ में बसी हुई है | कई सालो की घोर तपस्या करके भागीरथ ने इसे धरती पर बुलवाया और सागर के पुत्रो को मोक्ष दिलवाया|

तब से यह मान्यता हो गयी की इसमे स्नान करने से मनुष्य के सभी पाप खत्म हो जाते है | हिन्दुओ की इस नदी में अपार आस्था है | मरते समय यदि किसी के मुँह में गंगा जल डाला जाये तो उसके प्राण आसानी से निकलते है और मोक्ष की प्राप्ति होती है | इसके अलावा मृत्यु के बाद मरने वाली की अस्थियो को गंगा में विसर्जित किया जाना भी आत्मा की शांति के लिए परम माना जाता है|

आज तक यह बात पहेली बना हुआ है की इस चमत्कारी नदी में असंख्य मात्रा में अस्थियों का विसर्जन होने के बाद भी यह नदी पवित्र कैसे है |

वैज्ञानिको ने जब इस नदी के जल पर शोध किया तो पाया की इस नदी में पारा धातु की मात्रा अधिक है हो हड्डियों में विद्यमान कैल्सियम और फोस्फोरस को जल में विलीन कर देती है | अत: जल दूषित नही हो पाता|

गंगा नदी का पवित्र जल जिसकी कीर्ति हमारे धर्मग्रंथो में बताई गयी है | यह मोक्षदायिनी जल कहलाता है | ऐसी मान्यता है की मरते हुए व्यक्ति के मुख में यह डाल दे तो उसे मोक्ष प्राप्त होता है|धार्मिक कार्यो में इस शुद्ध जल की जरुरत पड़ती है|

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क्यों है शिव को सावन (श्रावण) मास प्रिय ?

1) समुद्र-मंथन के समय जब हालाहल नामक विष सागर से निकला था। उस समय सृष्टि की रक्षा के लिए भगवान शिव ने इस विष को अपने गले में धारण कर लिया। यह घटना सावन के महीने में ही हुई थी | विष के ताप को शांत करने के लिए ब्रह्मा जी के कहने पर देवताओं ने शिव जी का जलाभिषेक किया और जड़ी बूटियों का भोग लगाया। इससे शिव जी का ताप शांत हुआ, इसके बाद से ही भगवान शिव का जलाभिषेक किया जाने लगा इस अद्भुत घटना के कारण शिव को सावन अति प्रिय है और सावन में जलाभिषेक का अद्भुत फल मिलता है |

2) शास्त्रों के अनुसार सावन मास से ठीक पहलेदेवशयनी एकादशी वाले दिन भगवान विष्णुयोगनिद्रा में चले जाते हैं। इसके बाद सृष्टि के संचालन का उत्तरदायित्व भगवान शिव ग्रहण करते हैं। इसलिए सावन के प्रधान देवता भगवान शिव बन जाते हैं। यही कारण है कि सावन में अन्य किसी भी देवता की पूजा से शिव की पूजा का कई गुणा फल प्राप्त होता है। इसलिए माना जाता है कि भगवान शिव को सावन सबसे अधिक प्रिय है।

3) शास्त्रों और पुराणों के अनुसार भगवान शिव का सावन मास प्रिय होने का एक कारण यह भी है कि, माता सती के देहत्याग करने के बाद जब आदिशक्ति ने पार्वती के रुप में जन्म लिया तो इसी महीने में तपस्या करके भगवान शिव को पति रुप में पाने का वरदान प्राप्त किया। यानी भगवान शिव और पार्वती का मिलन इसी महीने में हुआ था। इसलिए यह महीना भगवान शिव को अत्यंत प्रिय है।

4) इसी पवित्र सावन मास में भगवान शिव ने माता पार्वती को सर्वप्रथम राम-कथा सुनाई थी, सुनने को श्रवण कहते हैं | इसी राम कथा के सुनने और सुनाने (श्रावण) की परिपाटी में इस पवित्र माह को “श्रावण” कहा गया है और विश्व भर के हिन्दू इस माह में सत्य नारायण की कथा और राम चरित मानस का पाठ करते हैं |

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Lingam Puja – How to Worship Shivling at Home? – Rules of Worshiping Shiva Lingam

Shivling or Shiva lingam connects a devotee with the Supreme Being – Lord Shiva. The lingam is the symbol of Lord Shiva and the lingam puja helps the devotee in understanding Lord Shiva. The Lord cannot be described but still we say he is without a beginning and an end and is without a form. It is difficult for a devotee to understand this formless nature. Therefore Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga before Brahma and Vishnu. The Lingam thus is a symbol of Lord Shiva. Each Lingam puja, step by step, takes the devotee to the eternal truth – that he/she is part of the Supreme Being.

Worshipping Shivling at Home – Rules of Worshiping Shiva Lingam

Before starting the Puja, the devotee takes a bath and wear freshly washed clothes. Hymns praising Lord Shiva or the mantra ‘om namaha shivayaa’ are repeated to create a mood for worship. Then, the devotee sits in front of the lingam and blows conch or ring bells. This indicates the beginning of the Puja.

First it is the panchamrit abhishek – the libation of five holy liquids over the lingam. The libation can consist of any five of the following – water from river Ganga, honey, sugarcane juice, milk, yogurt, ghee, seawater, coconut water or milk, fragrant oils, rose water or other precious liquids. Usually, only milk of cow is used. While pouring the liquid, om namah shivaya is uttered. Some devotees utter the Lord’s name 108 times and some 1008 times. There is no fixed rule.

After the panchamrit abhishek, the lingam is cleaned with water from Ganga. (This is might not be possible always so just normal water.) After this the lingam is smeared with sandalwood paste and is decked with flowers. Water and sandalwood paste is used to keep the lingam cool, as Lord Shiva is always in a highly inflammable state. In some Shiva temples, cooling liquid constantly drops from pot hung above the Lingam.

Next, sweets, coconut and fruits are offered to the Lord. Camphor and incense are lit and ‘aarti’ is conducted. Some devotees fan the lingam and sing praises of the lord.

Finally, ringing of bells or blowing of conch indicates the end of Puja. White ash (vibhuti) is rubbed on the forehead and it is also distributed. Fruits, sweets and coconut are distributed as ‘prasad.’

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Some Important Life Lessons from Lord Shiva That Everyone Should Learn

Lord Shiva – the supreme god in Hinduism is known to us by many names, he has 108 different avatars with different names. He is the ultimate – the creator and the destroyer of the universe. Multi-faceted, lord Shiva is the giver of wisdom. Here are 10 very important life lessons from Lord Shiva that everyone show learn

1. Never Ever Tolerate Evil

Lord Shiva never tolerated injustice.He is the destroyer of all evil things. He was fair even when destroying the rakshasas according to the Hindu texts. We should work towards zero-tolerance of evil around us and take a firm stand against injustice.

2. Exercise Self-Control

When in control, everything falls into place. Self-control is the key to a great life. It keeps one focused, aligned and determined.

3. Anger is never the answer

Lord Shiva is Maha Yogi as he meditated for hours and it was through his cool intellect the well-being of our universe severely depend on. Only extremities disturbed his mind and resulted in rage. Therefore, when fighting life’s battles, anger is never the answer. It will force you to do the extreme which achieves nothing. Being cool and calm will help you get a new perspective and win over your battles.


4. Happiness does not equal to materialism

If you have nothing it doesn’t mean you are missing out in life. Being attached to wealth or assets only leads to being tied down – physically, mentally and emotionally.


5. Take it in your stride

No matter what comes our way, we need to be prepared and take it in our stride.

6. Your Obsession will be your downfall

According to ancient Hindu text, Ramayana, Ravana’s obsession over Sita led to his end. Therefore, your obsession will lead to nothing but your own destruction. Lord Shiva never obsessed over anything and was free from all desires.

7. Nothing lasts forever

We human beings have a tendency to hoard things – possessions, people, relationships and, of course, feelings. But everything has a shelf-life and nothing will last forever. We need to learn to move on and be ready to face whatever comes our way.


8. Research will fetch new avenues

Always research before you start something new. Ganga Ma, encased in Lord Shiva’s hair represents the end of ignorance. She embodies unfathomable knowledge. Denial doesn’t help anyone and therefore, it is important to gather information before you plan to start anything new.


9. Respect your spouse/partner

Lord Shiva is also known as Ardhanarishwar, i.e. half man and half woman, and therefore, His wife, Mata Parvati was an essential part of him. He always treated her with the utmost respect. She was his Shakti and Shiva can never be apart from strength. Therefore, our spouse – wives or husbands, partners in life, are truly our better halves and we need to treat them with absolute respect and love.


10. Ego has no place in your life

A person’s ego is the biggest cause of all obstacles. Ego has ruined many goals, relationships, ideas, and dreams. It makes one bitter and aloof. Lord Shiva carried the Trishul to keep his ego in check. He never let his emotions get the better of himself. Similarly, he did not tolerate anyone’s ego either.
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