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Sai Baba: an embodiment of love, compassion, service to the poor and the hapless

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In chapter 9-26 of revered Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna says to his devotees, “ Whoever offers to Me, with love or devotion , a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water that offering of love of the pure self-controlled man is willingly and readily accepted by Me.”Similarly , the incarnation of Lord Krishna and Vishnu Sai Baba of Shirdhi is also ambivalent and generous towards his devotees, particularly towards the ones who venerate at his feet every day and make the offering with total dedication and surrender. If we cast a glance at Him for a moment, He destroys the sorrow of our previous births and generously confers immense bliss on one and all and if He looks at us with grace, our bondage of Karma is immediately snapped away and we are led to complete and perfect happiness.

As per Hemad Pant, the author and Baba’s close confident and follower, vide chapter 22 of Sai Sad Charitra , Sai Baba’s everlasting divinity and blessings on his each and every follower without any distinction of stature, caste, creed or religion makes everybody so comfortably relieved from the incessant worries and complexities of life that they feel a sense of everlasting bliss and total security in their respective lives. Sai Baba in short is a quest jewel of the saints, the true people and devotees. We prostrate ourselves before and take refuge at the lotus feet of Sai Baba, Who besets all animate and inanimate things in the universe- Who pervades all creatures equally without any differentiation, to Whom all devotees are alike and Who knows not honor and dishonor, like or dislike. If we remember him with full dedication, honesty, devotion and surrender to HIM,

He fulfils all our wishes and makes us attain our goal by all means. How to meditate on Baba? This is a main question for those who are desirous to be his ardent followers and want to seek his valuable blessings. It’s a hard and true fact that no one has till date been able to fathom the nature or the form of Almighty. Even the Vedas and the thousand tongued Shesha are not able to describe it fully, the devotees also cannot know but only look at the form of Lord, for they know that, HIS FEET are the only refuge for ultimate solace and salvation. They know no other method of attaining the supreme goal of life except meditating on the Holy Feet.

Therefore meditate on Baba but let’s first see His Baba’s form. Look at Baba’s posture, how fine it is. He is peacefully sitting with His legs folded, the right leg held across the left knee. The fingers of His left hand are spread on the right foot. On the toe are spread His two fingers- the index and middle ones. By this posture Baba seems to say- if you want to see my true form, be egoless and most humble, and meditate on My toe through the opening between- index and middle fingers and then you will be able to see my light.
Similarly, now let’s turn to Baba’s life.

Shirdi has become a most significant place of pilgrimage for Sai Bhaktas who come here from all around the globe, on account of the fact that Sai Baba once lived there physically and is even present there today to bless us . People from all quarters began to flock there and both rich and the poor began to be benefitted in more ways than one. Who can describe Baba’s boundless love and His wonderful knowledge including His all pervasiveness? Blessed is he or she who could experience these. Sometimes Baba observed long silence called Maun Vrat which was in a way, His dissertation on Bramha, at other times;

He was Pure Consciousness-Bliss Incarnate, surrounded by His ardent devotees. Sometimes, He spoke in parables and at other times, indulged in wit and humour. At times He was quite peaceful and calm and at time he seemed badly enraged. Sometimes He gave His teachings in nutshell, say precisely while at other times he argued at length. Many a times He was direct. In this way He gave varied instructions to many, according to their requirements. Sai Baba’s life was therefore inscrutable, beyond the ken of our mind, intellect and speech. Our longing to see His face, to talk with Him and hear His Leelaas, was never satisfied; still we were overflowing with joy. We can gauge the showers of rain, capture the wind in the leather bag but who can measure His leelaas?

Now we deal here with one aspect of them viz how He anticipated or forestalled the calamities of His devotees and warned them in time.
Balasaheb Mirikar, son of Sardar Kakasaheb Mirikar was a Mamlatdar of Kopergaon. He was going on the tour of Chitali. On the way he came to Shirdi, to see Sai Baba. When he went to the Masjid and prostrated himself before Baba, the usual conversation, regarding health and other matters commenced, when Baba sounded a note of warning,’’ Do you know our DWARKJAMAYEE?’As Balasaheb did not understand, he kept quiet and Baba continued saying further, “This is our Dwarkamayee where you are sitting.” She wards off all dangers, ill conceived notions and anxieties of the children who sit in her lap.

The Masjid mai ( its presiding Diety) is very merciful , she is the mother of simple devotees whom she will save by all means in calamities. Once a person sits in Her lap, ALL HIS OR HER TROUBLES ARE OVER. He who rests in Her shade, gets bliss. Then Baba gave Him Udi and placed His hand on his head , with the intent to bless Him. When Bala Saheb was about to depart. He again said, “Do you know the “Lamba Baba”,( Long gentleman) viz. serpent?” And then, closing the left fist He brought it under the right elbow and moving His left arm lie the hood of a serpent, said” He is so terrible, but what can he do to the children of Dwarkamayee? When the Dwarkamayee ( its presiding Deity) protects, what can the serpent do?”
All who were present there were curious to know the meaning of all this and its reference to Mirikar, but none had the courage to ask Bab about all this.

Then Balasahe saluted Baba and left the Masjid with Shama. Baba called Shama back and asked him to accompany Balasaheb and enjoy the Chitali trip. Shama came to Balasaheb and told him that he would go with him, according to Baba’s wish. Balasaheb replied that he need not come, as it would be inconvenient to both of them. Shama immediately returned to Baba and told Him what Balasaheb said. Baba said,” Alright, do not go. We should mean well and do well. Whatever is destined to happen, will happen. In the meanwhile , Balasaheb thought it over what Baba had said again and calling Shama, asked him to accompany him. Then Shama went again to Baba and after taking His leave started with Balasaheb on the Tonga. They reached Chitali at 9P.M. and encamped in the Maruti Temple.

The office people had not come so they sat in the temple, talking and chitchatting. Balasaheb was sitting on the mat, reading the newspaper. His Uparani ( upper Dhotar) was spread across his waist and on it a snake was sitting unnoticed. It began to move with a hissing sound, which was heard by the peon sitting there. He got terrified and brought a lantern, saw the snake and raised the alarm,” serpent, serpent.” Balasaheb was badly terrified and frightened. He began to quiver. Shama too was shocked and stunned. Feeling badly feared he and others moved quietly and took sticks, clubs etc. in their hands. The snake, however slowly came down the waist and moved away from Balasaheb sending shivers down his spine. The snake was immediately done to death.

Thus this calamity, which was prophesized by Baba, was averted within no time and Balasahebs’s devotion in Baba confirmed. There are numerous other miracles of Baba in Sai Satcharitra that clearly show how Baba saved His devotees from calamities, danger and adverse situations by coming to their rescue as and when His devotees felt the need for the same by remembering Baba honestly and from the inner core of the pious heart.
SUNIL NEGI

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Sunil Negi hails from Uttarakhand and is a veteran journalist and author. He is a prolific writer and has carved a name for himself in the media world. He received the 'Golden Achiever Award' in the '90th AIAC Excellence Awards 2019' for his book ''Havoc in Heaven'' based on the tragedy that struck Uttarakhand in which thousands of people lost their lives. He is also the President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum and majorly writes on Politics, Current Affairs, and Social Issues.



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SAI BABA ! The last walking God on earth

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The Sai Baba Of Shirdhi who is considered to be the last walking God on earth and worshipped by billions around the globe always believed in simplicity and had no greed for any material gains but instead had only one objective in mind and that was service to the poor and needy and make them self sufficed by all means. For Sai Baba Guru is God and the one who surrenders to his or her Guru in totality is considered the true disciple who can ultimately reap the real fruits of the Guru’s blessings.The Guru will take care of such disciples, protect them and finally lead them to salvation.

It should be complete and total surrender on the Guru’s feet with special emphasis on “total” and any doubt or mental reservation on the part of the disciple will not only be unproductive but will also render him as a non- achiever. Sai Baba who reigned as a spiritual leader, the greatest saints of all times finally became God who walked on earth by his infinite miracles for the welfare of the hapless, poor and needy including the lepers who not only became economically self reliant and got cured from the dreaded diseases but also achieved salvation by His grace and ever lasting divinity.

I honestly consider my good luck and feel it my proud privilege for having been able to compile articles on Sai Baba, the real incarnation of Lord Shiva and Vishnu Who not only provide me special potential to do so but also gives enough knowledge to be able to pen my inner feelings about Baba. Baba was and is so great, omnipresent and omniscient that storehouse of knowledge and senior journalist like Rangaswamy Parthasarthy has also written lot about HIM and shed special light on Baba’s karmas for the welfare and upliftment of the poorest sections of the society during His lifetime.

Lot and lot has been written about Baba and His miraculous feats for the last hundred years which has not only benefited billions of His ardent devotees world over to follow His most precious sermons and religious discourses and imbibe them within themselves for attaining purity of mind, heart and soul but Baba’s blessing and divinity has also given complete BLISS to them who pray in veneration at HIS pious feet in total surrender.

Let’s therefore know about Baba’s actual existence as a HUMAN and his various feats and miracles during his lifetime in Shridhi where he came as a fakir through a marriage party(Baraat), was teased by children and frowned upon by sceptically villagers initially and later on remained to reign as a spiritual leader thus finally becoming the most sought after and adoring spiritual leader of all times.
It is said that Sai Baba was five feet six inches tall, neither stout nor lean. His complexion was Golden yellow, his eyes bluish, which shone bright mysteriously in darkness.

Indeed His eyes were the object of wonder to the devotees. His nostrils were prominent. At the time when Sai Shradhanandji, who has given the above description of Baba in the book titled, God Who Walked On Earth- The Life and Times of Shridhi Sai Baba,authered by Mr. Rangachari, Sai Baba had some of His teeth missing and the rest were not pure white, rather pale.He never brushed His teeth but only rinsed His mouth with a little water every morning. He did not drink tea but did not ask His devotees to abstain from them. He never disclosed anyone how and when He got into the habit of smoking a pipe. He always used the same clay pipe although devotees often offered Him many pipes which he did not use but stocked them in the hollow portion of the Masjid Wall.
The piece of cloth tied around His head called Kafni was very rarely changed and never washed. Whenever Sai Baba decided to change His Kafni, He sent for the local tailor and said, Get me a Kafni,. When it was given to Him He always paid the tailor more than its worth. Left to Himself Baba spoke very little. He always preferred to be a silent spectator than to be talkative. He was more at the receiving end, always chanting God’s name within Himself. Baba usually remained calm and quite and spoke only when absolutely necessary. He never laughed loudly but smiled quietly. Whenever a devotee approached to Him for Darshan, He glanced at him. Sometimes He did not even do that.

He adored children very much and whenever got the opportunity, played with them merrily. He never sat leaning against the wall in the mosque. Even when he sat with His legs outstretched, He always sat a few feet away from the wall. He never slept during the day and seldom visited any temple in Shridhi during his lifetime, may be because since He Himself was the God in Himself, the real an true incarnation of Lord Shiva,Rama, and Vishnu.

Sai Baba used to usually get His head shaved. Marthand son of Mhalsapati said that on certain occassions Baba sent for a barber, Balanari and had His head shaved completely. After the haircut Baba used to put His hand into His pocket and pay the barber whatever came to his hands. But it was always much in excess of the normal payment for a shave. Baba maintained a small beard. He had a wide forehead and always wore a plain Kafni. The clay pipe was often renewed by His devotees who used to encircle Him whenever the pipe smoking session was in process by passing the rustic pipe to each other one by one. Baba never had any reservation of sharing the pipe though it was also smoked by one of the lepers’.

In one of the notings in his diary by his devotee Kharparde, it is revealed thus,” Today I have shampooed the legs of Sai Baba. The softness of His limbs is wonderful. This example shows how privileged His devotees felt by washing his legs”.

Similarly a woman devotee of Baba has also recorded her emotions and impressions about Baba’s personality,:” There was such power and penetration in His glance that none could continue to look into His eyes.One felt that Sai Baba was reading Him or her mind through and through. Soon one lowered one’s eyes and bowed to Him. One felt that He was not only in one’s heart but in every atom of one’s body. A few words or a gesture would reveal that Baba knew all about everything else.

There was nothing else to do for one except to submit trustfully and to surrender to Him in totality. And then He was to look after every minute detail and guide one safely through every turn and vicissitude of life. He was in real sense an Antaryami, call Him God or Satpurush or a walking humanitarian on earth born for the welfare and well being for the humanity around the globe.
Baba was so reserve from within and completely devoted to GOD that His words were always short, limited, pithy,deep, full of meaning and well balanced. He once said,” Though I have become a fakir, have no house, wife and though devoid of all the material gains, I have stayed at one place, the inevitable Maya teases me often.

Though I forget myself, I cannot forget her. She envelopes me. This maya teases God Brahma and others as well then what to speak of a poor fakir like me? Hence according to Baba, those who take refuge in Lord will definitely be freed from the clutches of Maya with His grace.
An ardent devotee of Baba said : many saints went into a trance or samadhi, forgetting their body and they would display their supernatural powers and knowledge through such feats. But in case of Sai Baba He never had to go into a trance to achieve anything or reach any higher position.

As Baba was always exercising a double consciousness every moment , the ego called Sai Baba and the antaryami, superseding all egos and finally resting in the Lord, the Parmatma. Baba was always in the state of exercising and manifesting the powers and features of both states of consciousness. The devotee says: When I sit in His presence I always forget my pain, nay,the body itself with all its mundane concerns and anxieties. Hours would pass and I would be in a blissful condition unconscious of the time passing. He was all in all for us and we could never think of His having limitations.

One notable instance of Baba’s miracle was when a portion of the mosque which was in a very dilapidated state, started to crumble with a loud noise while Baba and His devotees were taking the afternoon meals,” On seeing this, Baba lifted his hands in anger and said loudly: SAHA, SAHAR,” meaning wait, wait. And suddenly the noise stopped and after the meal was finished and everyone came out comfortably, a big portion of the dilapidated mosque came down with a shattering noise and huge bang, exactly at the place where Baba and his devotees were having the lunch.

Lateron the renovation work of mosque was taken and the dilapidated mosque repaired, forthwith.Similarly Baba used to used His intestines regularly by vomiting them out first and after adequately cleaning them would swallow them again. This miraculous feat is also something never witnessed anywhere in the world. Such supernatural power was He. There are hundreds and thousands of such instances that prove beyond doubt that Sai Baba of Shridhi was not an ordinary saint or a spiritual leader but a God in Him self who till today is providing overall bliss, all round progress and prosperity to billions and billions of his devotees around the globe with His blessings and divinity.OM SAI RAM.

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God who walked, talked and served the poor, needy, hapless and the lepers on this earth

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Adored by billions worldover -Sai Baba.

The incredible saint of His time and adored by the billions around the globe as the undisputed God who walked , talked and served the poorest of the poor on this earth once, attained Samadhi on October 15th 1918 on the pious Day of Vijaydashmi at his most adored abode called Dwarka Maayi in Shirdhi, Maharashtra. Sai Babal’s miraculous deeds, leelaas and magical ways to genuinely impress his devotees are innumerous and hunderds of books have been authored by his ardent desciples to disseminate valuable informations, developments and happening during His life time so that his followers can remember Baba more reverrently and with immense ammount of devotion and dedication. Sai Baba of Shirdhi was such a phenomenal personality, an unparalleled saint and historic legend that eminent writer who had been in journalism for more than 40 years viz. Mr. Rangaswamy Parthasarthi , a committed Sai devotee has authored an excellent book on Sai Baba’s life in the year 1996, highlighting various facets of Baba’s multidimensional personality and detailed significance of His most valuable and precious teachings. In this article I would like to describe few miracles of Sai Baba written by Mr. Rangachari in one of the chapters of his pious book titled God who once walked on earth. The author has very nicely and ably portrayed certain incidents of Baba’s magical miracles which had not only surprised his devotees but compelled them to consider Baba as the ultimate God. This incident refers to the day when Sai Baba breathed His last and attained Samadhi. Sai Baba breathed his last on 15th October 1918 leaning on the shoulders of a devotee who did not realise that Baba has shed his mortal coil until few minutes later. It was the second time Baba has died, apparently this time for good. He had left the body once before in 1886 and like the Resurrection of Christ returned three days after making everybody in and around Shridhi shocked about this unbelievable event. However, while Christ sacrificed his life on the cross, Baba left the body voluntarily on his own, after assuring his devotees that he’ll definitely come back.
The story of this unbelievable but the factual incident was expressed to his son, Martand, by Mahalsapathy. According to Martand who recorded the episode in his memoirs of his father, one day in 1886 Baba came to Mahalsapathy and said,” Arre Bhagat,( as Baba used to call him), I am going to Allah. You had better guard this body for three days. If I return thereafter, I will get into the body for sure. If I don not you may thereafter have the body interred in that place”( pointing to the place near the neem tree where he used to meditate). Baba then reclined on Mhalsapathy’s shoulders and soon gave up breathing i.e. ceased to breathe. Body heat dissappeared and the colour of the body turned livid. Baba was dead. He was no more.
Soon the news spread like a wild fire and the village officials and the police arrived at the mosque, the Dwarkamayee. An inquest was held and Baba was certified officially dead. The police asked Mahalsapathy to bury the body as it should not remain in the mosque. Mahalsapathy told them what Baba has said him and added that he would wait for another three days as instructed by Baba, come what may. The police failed to persuade him to change his mind. He told them that Baba was a yogi with womderful and exceptional powers and it was possible for him to reappear alive in three days. Mahalsapathy won his point and he was allowed to retain the body which he protected with the help of other devotees.
After three days they noticed that suddenly a finger of Baba’s body moved, then his eyes opened. The next minute Baba mysteriously rose up and sat in his usual way and looked around. The resurrection was complete and Baba was back among his devotees, alive and kicking. For the last three days of Baba’s death the residents of Shirdhi has not taken their meals and were regularly praying to God for Baba’s reappearence in the physical form, which ultimately happened to the utter surprise and shock of everyone present there. To the end of His life, therafter, Baba never spoke of this incident nor does it appear that any devotee questioned him ever about it. The devotees must have taken it for granted. For anythng was possible for the saint of Baba’s stature and unique capabilities. What is surprising is that it did not obviousy produce any reaction amongst the government officials, both at the ;lower and the higher levels. The fact of Baba’s death must have gone into the village records but was it changed when Baba returned to life physically? Official apathy and the lack of curiosity was in line with the spirit of the times when people led the life of poverty and misery not questioning anything. But we, living in a scientific age, have to ask the question, how did he do it, why did he do it? Where was he in those three days? And finally, why and how did he come back? A dead body gets disintegrated and decayed within a matter of hours and begins to stink but in the case of Baba his body was well preserved and in good condition when life returned to it. This is a miracle which we have read in the Puranasand mythologies but that it happened in real life in the presence of reliable witneses is hard to believe but an inescapable fact. The questions will remain unanswered like so many other curious questions about Baba’s life.
Baba usually used a particular phrase to describe Death. He called it,” the crossing of the frontier”. When one of his deciple Reghe’s child died and his wife became inconsolable and Rege had the dead child on his lap, Baba appeared before him and asked, “Do you want me or a dead child? If you want me to revive the child, I will, but then you will have me no more with you. If you do not want it to be revived you will have many more children in the due course.” Rege later said he told Baba that he wanted HIM. ” Then do not grieve, ” said Baba and disappeared.
Baba did revive a dead person on two occassions. The first was during his stay with his guru, Venkasu, when a disgruntled disciple who tried to harm the Guru and Baba himself fell dead and the other desciples pleaded with the guru to revive him. The guru said he had transferred all his powers to the young Baba and it was for him to revive the dead man. The desciple then prayed to Sai Baba , who uttering his guru’s name touched the man’s body and it surprisingly came to life. On the other occassion, Malanbai, the daughter of one DR Joshi Devgaonkar, died of tuberculosis, as during those days there was no medical treatment for this desease and was considered as one of the most untouchable and contagious , even worst then leprosy. Just before her sad end the girl had asked her parents to be taken to Shirdi and placed before Sai Baba. Baba asked her to lie down on the balanket and take nothing but water. She carefully followed these instructions but unfortunately after a week she died early in the morning. Baba was then in the chavdi and for the first time he did not leave the chavdi though it was past 8.00 AM. The girls parent with a most distressed and heavy heart were making necessary preparations to remove the body for the funeral when suddenly they saw that Malanbai was breathing. She then opened her eyes and looked around. Then she said under curiosity that A black person was carrying her away. She being very frightened cried out for Sai Baba’s help. Baba thereafter took out his stick and gave that blackman (Yamraaj) a severe beating. He snatched me away from him and carried me to the chavdi.” She had not seen the chavadi before but gave the correct description of it. Just at this time Baba left the chawdi bawling out and stamping the ground with His stick, He came to Dikshit’s house where the girl’s body had been kept.
There are several other instances that surprise each and every Sai devotee of Baba’s extraordinary feats, miracles. magical acts and his immense power of bringing the dead to life . He is in true sense a true and real incarnation of Lord Shiva, Ram, Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Sai Baba’s blessings and divinity lead everyone to the real path of ultimate salvation. I think myself extremely lucky to be able to contribute my bit in His Lordships service by compiling articles and tits and pieces to disseminate Baba’s valuable sermons and actual happennings to the masses through Sai Sagar. Blessed are those who are lucky to be in Sai Baba’s service and in the service of the humanity at His behest. Lets end this by What Sai baba said once
Mombatti jalti hai to dhire-dhire galti rehati hai aur ek din kahtam ho jaati
ussi tarah ye matti ka tan bhi karam karte hue ek na ek din khatam ho jayega.

iss ke prrati moh karna vyarth hai isliye karam karo warna ye zivan bekar ho jayega
agar mombatti sahi jagha jalayi jaye yani andhere me roshni karne hetu to ye sarthak hai
agar wohi mombatti suraj ke tej pakash me jalye to uska jalna vayarth hai
iss deh ko bhi sahi karmo me lagaye,warna sab khaatam ho jayega.

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Handwriting Tells About Your Personality

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Handwriting is not just an art to convey the information in a written format but it is an essential medium that reflects the personality of the writer. Yes, the handwriting experts do not only differentiate between the real and forged written piece but also convey a lot about human psychology. There is a strong relation between the moods of the writer with the handwriting. The science which establishes the relationship between human psychology and handwriting is known as Graphology.

With a piece of handwriting on a blank un-ruled sheet, you can try to analyze the person’s basic nature. Herein, we aim at providing simple tips to analyze an individual’s personality via his/her handwriting.

  1. Sloppiness in the writing

If the person writes in a sloppy manner, person tends to be smart with abilities to quickly link and correlate the ideas. However, if the writing style is well-composed, the person has efficient thinking process.

  1. Baseline of the sample

If the baseline of the writing sample on a blank sheet of paper is slanted upwards, the person is highly optimistic while if the baseline goes downwards, the person is pessimistic in nature. If the person has an ability to write in a straight line on an un-ruled sheet of paper, person is capable of analyzing the situations appropriately and maintains an impeccable balance between positivity and negativity of life.

  1. Pressure of the strokes

If the person tend to exert high pressure on the paper, it can be concluded that the person possess a high emotional quotient. While person writes with light strokes, the person is introvert in nature. However, if the person exerts an average pressure, he/she maintains a sound balance of calmness and the person nay possess good perception or learning abilities.

  1. Slant of the strokes

If the writing sample shows a right slant, it conveys that the writer has high level of confidence and is full of energy. If the slant is towards the left, the person tends to have visible unwillingness to write. The straight vertical slant tends to reflect the calmed composure of the person. However, this criterion is not applicable on the left-handed people.

  1. Size of the letters

The size of the letters tends to convey a lot. A person who writes short letters is thrifty and introvert in nature while on the other hand, if the person writes considerably big letters, the person tend to be extrovert.

Well! These were few basic criteria of the graphology over which the handwriting experts tend to guess and arrive at conclusions about the personality of a person. However, Graphology is quite pseudoscientific in nature as the conclusions tend to depend upon the perception of the handwriting expert. Despite of this demerit, this science conveys basic personality trait of a person accurately which could easily be correlated in daily life.

At a personal level, I feel that writing should be legible and somewhat presentable.

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Now your pets will ask you, “What’s Your Raashi?”

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I remember, at office, while chit chatting over a coffee a topic of spouse or life partner came, and suddenly, someone said it’s better to have a pet than a partner. Everyone laughed.

Later, I read somewhere, now day’s people also assess the compatibility of pet according their zodiac sign. Isn’t it interesting?

Like we search for compatibility in our partners, we should not overlook the same while selecting a pet. This might sound a bit funny but even the Hindu Puranas and Vedas have considered these animals as a sign of fortune, good luck, wealth and well-being. So, let’s find out which pet suits you best as per your zodiac.

Aries

Aries personality traits include adventurous, courageous and high energy level. The perfect match is none other than a Dog; ideally a Labrador. They are dynamic and accommodating, and abhor mundane lifestyle; simply like a genuine Arian!

Aries

Taurus

Taureans are reliable and patient. They are affectionate and only connect with people, they are comfortable with. So, a cute cat is best for this zodiac’s pet companion. These feline species love to adore and shower their affection to their masters.

Tauraus

Gemini

Geminians are quite communicative and lively. They love to explore the world with their wings. Nothing would match their spirits better than a parrot. This chatty and intelligent pet brings prosperity and wealth to home.

Gemini

Cancer

Cancerians are sensitive and emotional. They also have raging mood-swings. A hamster pet is a bang on to match this fragile zodiac. These are loveable, delicate and cuddly. Also they would always be by their owner’s side.

Cancer

Leo

People with Leo sign loves magnificence, so only a royal pet will satisfy them. They would love to keep a Lion as a pet; a horse is their second choice. The animal is loyal, regal, and fierce that exactly matches a typical Leo in all possible way.

leo

Virgo

A Virgo is a shy and modest by nature, even fussy and finicky at times. So, a pet who expresses its affection through mess is definitely not a good option for a freaky Virgo! Hence, fishes would be a perfect choice. They need minimum care and never create disturbance at home.

Virgo

Libra

Librans are known for balance in almost everything, Librans are charming, urbane, and sociable. They are fond of beauty around them. So, it is obvious for them to have an attractive pet such as a Russian Blue or white Persian cat. These pets bring prosperity and good luck with them.

Libra

Scorpio

A Scorpion admires for being determined and unique. Their zodiac symbol itself is scary; hence these people would never like a gentle and homely pet. They would prefer for a pet who keeps all negative energies away and all people from barging into their lives. Hence, a snake and a scorpion invite good luck for them.

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Sagittarians love their independence and freedom, and do not prefer to be pushed around. They are fond of traveling and would never like a pet that needs regular attention and care. So, a pet like a turtle or a fish that requires a minimum care would be a perfect option for them. These pets fend off negative energy.

Saggi

Capricorn

They are reserved, disciplined, and hard working people. They prefer to pet bigger animals, so cows are best choice of pet for them. Cows repel the affect of a malefic planetary motion.

Capri

Aquarius

Aquarians do not prefer to be restricted by responsibility of a pet. However, if given a chance, they would prefer to raise a pair of ‘love birds’. These birds bring stability and boost love life and good luck.

Aquarius

Pisces

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Three signs that bad luck would chase you even after death

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Chanakya was the World’s best Acharya who is praised for his great knowledge, political treatise, Arthashastra and Chankakya niti. He was a pioneer in the field of politics and economics.

He told that all our actions and karmas repent after life and are also reflected after life. So we should very well take care of or actions and try to do as many good things in our life so that we do not have to worry after life and in the coming future because our actions leads to all the situations.

Chankaya clearly told that separation from spouse in old age shows that you are having a bad luck because in the old age emotional connect is the only thing which motivates the old age couple as there is no physical attraction and people have two emotional points in their life, one in childhood and another in old age.

First: In old age husband and wife becomes dependent on each other so in old age if the death separates you from your spouse then it is considered as a sign of bad luck.

Second: Depending on someone for livelihood is also considered as the bad luck so it is our body and will power and knowledge that make you self- dependent.

And if a healthy person is dependent on others due to circumstances for livelihood then it is a sign of bad luck hovering them. In other words it is also considered that the universal energies are pushing that person towards misfortune after death.

Third: When someone takes away the rewards which you deserve

Yes according to chanakya, every hard work and good efforts leads to an award, sooner or later and if someone snatches that award and takes the credit then it is not a lucky sign.

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Ramcharitmanas says these people will never become rich in life

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Ramcharitmanas has taught us so many things and if we follow few of them then we can make our lives happier and successful. In this article we will try to understand some teachings which will help us to become rich if correctly imbibed in our lives.

Ramcharitmanas has listed those people who never become rich so let us check out further about those people who never get rich in their life.

According to this great literature people who use drugs will never get rich in life because they spend all their money on drugs and never be able to save money instead they will take loan from others to fulfil their drug needs.

Cheating partners never become rich because they spend all money on their new love and they will never go to heaven and will go straight to hell after dying.

People who are greedy by nature and always run after money are never being able to get money and they never get ahead in life.

Arrogant people also do not get rich because their pride will always come in way and hence will not be able to do well in life

People who work for other also do not become rich and will never be happy in their lives. They might save some money but will always be under influence of others and not progress in life.

These are not just the teachings of Ramcharitmanas as there is lot more which will make our live better.

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This is how you can achieve your success

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Swami Vivekananda was a person who lighted many lives through his teachings and experience and everybody knows that he was a great scholar and noble man.

One day a person who was very sad came to meet Swami Vivekananda and when he met him he touched Swami Vivekananda’s feet and started crying then, he told his story to him that he was disheartened because he was well educated and worked very hard still he was not successful in his life so he asked why he was so unlucky and could not achieve success even after working so hard?

Swami Vivekananda understood his problem but did not say anything regarding his problem instead he asked to take his dog for a walk and promised him to answer his query after he completes this simple task.

This person was astonished by this behavior of Swamiji and took dog outside for a walk without saying anything. After sometime when he came back with dog his face was smiling but the dog looked bit tired.

Swamiji asked from him as to why the dog was so tired and he looked fresh as both of them covered the same distance while walking. The man told Swamiji that when he was going straight on his way but the dog was running here and there after other street dogs and covered ore distance as compared to him and due to this the dog got tired because he used wasted his energy after other dogs.

After listening to him Swamiji told him that this is the answer for all your queries because your goal is near to you and not far away but you start running after other people instead focusing on your goal and slowly you get away from your goal without even realizing it.

Same thing applies to us because most of the people focus on mistakes of other people and jealous of their success but do not try to enhance own knowledge. So we should always focus on our path and makes ourselves a better person so that we can make our lives much better and enjoy the success.

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Follow these sacred rules before plucking Tulsi leaves

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We know that Tulsi is a sacred plant which almost all Hindus keep in their homes as this can be grown in pots. It has great medicinal benefits which treats lots of diseases and also boost the immune system.

It is said that till the time someone has Tulsi in his or her home diseases stay away from the household and it is also believed that it is an early manifestation of Goddess Tulsi.

What is its significance?

Almost all Hindu temples have Tulsi plants around them because the leaves of sacred Tulsi are used by all Brahmins and Pujaris for worshipping of gods and goddess except Lord Shiva and it is also included in Prasad.

Lord Shiva is not offered Tulsi because he killed her Asura husband and Tulsi cursed Lord Shiva that none will worship him with her leaves.

So let us check out some health benefits of Tulsi

It fights many diseases and has anti-bacterial properties which help in fighting infections, strengthening immunity and curing hair and skin disorders.

It is believed that Tulsi leaves should not be plucked with evil intention and on wrong ocassion will reverse the benefits of it.

Do not tear Tulsi leaves on the below times otherwise it is considered sin.

Ekadashi

Night Time

Sundays

Lunar and Solar Eclipse

Always lit Diya near Tulsi in evening and seek permission to pluck the leaves.

Tulsi leaves should not be chewed and if possible wash it down with water because the acid present in the Tulsi leaf is not good for teeth.

Plucking Tulsi leaves without any purpose will be counted as sin and it should be done only for health or religious purpose.

Hands should be cleaned before plucking Tulsi leaves and maintain cleanliness around the Tulsi plant.

Dried leaves should not be thrown away and if possible one must wash them and dig it in the mud near the holy plant.

It is not auspicious to keep dried Tulsi plant in home and one must flow it in river, holy river or well and lake.

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Fifteen sins if committed in Kalyuga will take you to hell

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Hindu religion is one of the oldest religions in the World and it is also called Sanatan Dharma which means eternal way. And according to it Lord Brahma is responsible for conception of Life, Lord Vishnu has the responsibility of checking that the life on earth went through good karma and Dharma and Lord Shiva was turned up for destruction.

Garuda is mounting (vahana) of Lord Vishnu who imparted all the knowledge of Dharma Karma and Paap to him and this knowledge was incepted in Garuda Purana.

When Garuda asked from Lord Vishnu about hell and heaven habitants and Lord Vishnu replied to him that those who always delight in wrong deeds, who turn away from good deeds, go from hell to hell, from misery to misery and fear to fear.

He further explained that if a person commits these 17 sins in Kalyuga then he or she will go definitely to hell without crossing the Vaitarani River.

First: Killing a Brahmin, abortion, drinking alcohol and breaking holy vows and promises are considered grave sin and would lead to extreme punishments in hell.

Second: killing a woman, rape, and also those people who witness these crimes and harming pregnant women would be punishable in hell.

Third: Breaking someone’s trust and using poison as a weapon for assassination.

Fourth: Returning favours with abuse and insult, destroying the existence of religious scriptures –puranas, the vedas and looking down upon places of holy pilgrimages.

Fifth: People who do not have compassion for the helpless people and punish the weak are sent straight to the hell. So person should always help poor people and those who are in need.

Sixth: Food and water not offered to those who are in dire need and sending guest off your doorstep without feeding them.’

Seventh: Person, who regrets his charitable decisions, takes away the help meant for poor and snatching someone’s livelihood for own good.

Eighth: Person who is involved in service of alcohol and meat but on the same hand also remains in service of God, having physical relations with other than their spouse.

Ninth: Killing animals for personnel gratification.

Tenth: Being lustful towards others wife in the same family, coveting King’s wife and a noble man’s wife. Abusing young girls against their wishes and knowledge.

Eleventh: Bringing trouble to innocent and giving false witness, performance of bad deeds.

Twelfth: Bringing harm to nature by cutting trees and destroying crops, shelters.

Thirteen: Creating problems to widows and destroying their chastity, soliciting a man to break the boundaries of marriage.

Fourteen: Person who neglects needs of his wife and children and also assaulting them. Disregarding forefathers.

Fifteen: Person with intent of malign and commit transgression with a woman after giving refuge, having sexual relations during the period of shradh.

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Top 7 Bizarre traditions in India

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In several parts of India different traditions are followed and many of them are weird and bizarre which you may not know and it becomes quite difficult to believe them. There are some traditions like people arrange marriage of tortoise to get good rainfall, getting married to dog or even banana tree, at some place people get laid under running cows and much more.

Here are top seven bizarre traditions which are followed in India will astonish you

Beating Unmarried men with sticks

In Rajasthan there is a tradition of attacking unmarried men with sticks and this attack is done by the married women’s because these people believe that by doing so the unmarried men will get married by the next year.

Burying of alive child

In Mominpur area of Gulbarg people believe that if a child suffers from any mental or physical problems then these diseases can be cured if the child is buried leaving his head outside for six hours. It is done because the soil is sacred and has the power to cure the mental and physical ailments.

Girls are forced to marry dog in some areas of Jharkhand

This tradition is followed so that the planet positions because of the girl child change and it relieves them from ghosts and black magic. Anyways this tradition is followed with proper care and all rituals of real marriage are followed.

Married women lives like widow

In Gorakhpur area of Uttar Pradesh people are involved in making palm wine and it is a risky job because they have to climb long palm trees which are a dangerous so their wives live like widow for almost four months so that their husbands have long life.

Offering Gourd Bottle (Ghiya)

You may have seen people offering flowers and sweets to God but in Chattisgarh devotees offer Gourd Bottle (Ghiya or Lauki) to Shatan Devi temple and pray for long life and health for their children. It is also believed that whosoever offers Gourd bottle to Devi his wish is always fulfilled.

Mountain tells that whether you will have boy or a girl

In Jharkhand this tradition is followed for almost 400 years in Khukra village. There is a mountain in the village which has image of a moon and if a pregnant women throws a stone at this image from a specified distance it tells that whether the child will be boy or a girl. You must be thinking how does this happen? When the stone hits the moon sign then there will be a boy and if the stone will not touch the moon image then it’s a girl. The villagers believe it with full dedication and told that it has always told right.

Marriage of Frogs

In Maharashtra it is a tradition to get frogs married so that they can receive good rainfall. This tradition is followed religiously where all rituals are properly followed then after the marriage is done these frogs are relived in the pond.

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