Tuesday, June 30, 2015


The Hindu calendar is lunar based, unlike the Gregorian (Western) which is solar based. Since the lunar based calendar lags slightly, an intercalary month is added approximately every 2.5 years. This is known as Adhik (extra) mas. It is considered even more auspicious than Shravan.
The lunar month in which the sun does not transmigrate clearly, is called Adhik Mas or Purushottam Mas – additional month.
There are several kathas related about the glory of Purushottam Mas in the Narad Puran
In ancient times, the rishis Asit, Deval, Angira, Vamdev and others gathered at Naimisharanya Kshetra. Soon Sutpurani too arrived, while on a pilgrimage. Welcoming him, the others requested him to do katha which would imbue moksha.
Sutji replied, "Once Naradji visited Nar-Narayan rishi's ashram. He humbly prayed, "O Prabhu! What is the way to moksha in this KaliYuga - age of darkness, which is plunging in ever increasing hedonism?"
The rishi replied, "O Muni! If man was to listen to the divine lila of Purushottam Narayan, then even in Kali Yuga, He will grant moksha."
Therefore the rishis listened to the lila in Adhik Mas, henceforth also known as Purushottam Mas.
There are other similar stories in the Padma Puran extolling Purushottam Mas's glory.
In this month, devotees awaken at brahma muhurt – around 4.30 a.m. After the ritual; ablutions, they perform puja.
They should do pranayam for physical and mental purity. If circumstances are favourable, devotees should offer shodshopchar puja – worship with sixteen different types of pujadravya, materials for puja.
Those with robust health should do farar or ektana – one meal a day. One should listen to katha with bhaktibhav.
The merit of this vrat is greater than that of performing a hundred yagnas, since this leads to attainment of Paramatma’s abode (Bruhad Naradiya Puran 22-23).
Bhagwan Swaminarayan has also enjoined the observance of Purushottam Mas by offering special devotion. The unparalleled feature of this month is that each tithi – date of this month celebrates a sacred festival which falls on that tithi during the year.
Hindus worldwide celebrate this sacred month, which arrives every thirty-two months, by performing extra malas, pradakshinas, pilgrimages, scriptural reading and parayans - holding a katha series of a sacred text.
Source - kids.baps.org

Monday, June 29, 2015


Do u know scrubbing face and breasts with fenugreek seeds powder tightens and shines the skin.
Method - Just take one tbsp fenugreek seeds powder and mix it with plain cold water and make a paste.Rub it on face or breasts for 1-2 minutes and leaves it for 5-10 minutes and wash. You will notice the difference within a week.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Amla berry, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is an amazing fruit that contains a phenomenal amount of vitamin C and antioxidants such as ellagic acid and quercetin. It is also high in vitamins A & B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, chromium, and phosphorus. Amla can significantly boost the immune system and protect the body from chronic illness and disease. It is particularly beneficial for urinary tract infections, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and blood disorders. It also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties making it essential for autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, cardiomyopathy, lupus, fibromyalgia, and bursitis. Amla also contains potent anti-mutagenic and anti-proliferative properties which can be vital in the prevention of cancer. It is also very good at alkalinizing the stomach and removing acidosis and is known to enhance food absorption and regulate elimination making it an excellent digestive aid. Amla has been shown to help increase energy and vitality, improve muscle tone, strengthen vision, remove toxins, and enhance fertility. It is also an effective remedy for hot flashes and fever as it has a natural cooling effect on the body and can help to regulate body temperature and fluctuations. Alma has wonderful anti-aging properties and can help to rejuvenate the organs, cells, and tissues and promote good health and longevity. Amla is well known for its abilities to help re-grow hair, nourish the roots, and deepen color and shine. Amla fruit and oil is often found in hair tonics for its healing properties. Amla can be found in powder, tincture, capsule, juice, oil, extract, and cream form at your local health food store..
Source - Medical Medium