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  1. Superstitions, omens and worrying too much

    Namaste,

    I am quite superstitious and something just happened to start me thinking the worst as usual.

    I moved house recently so what I usually use for camphor is packed away, I felt I wanted...
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    Removing Tulsi beads

    Namaste,

    This might seem like a silly question but it's one I've been wondering about today.

    I have worn my Tulsi neck beads for around 3 years now and have never taken them off, except for one...
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    Death in the family/ post mortem rules?

    Namaste,

    Long story short, my methodist grandmother died in hospital last week and my mum was there until her death and is now back with family again sorting funeral arrangments. I have stayed at...
  4. GHS Preston, lovely experience after some time away.

    My mum and I went to the mandir for the first time in a long while last night, I've been going through a lot of hurt and betrayal due to an ex and thought to go there for aarti. (Have been 'talking'...
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    Re: Gayatri Mantra Pronounciation

    Namaste,

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/whitehindu/2013/09/how-to-the-gayatri-mantra/

    Give this link a go, starts slow and eventually picks up to a normal speed with translation and...
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    Gand Mool Nakshatra.

    Hari Om,

    Not knowing too much about astrology and my own in general I looked it up online using my birth details (of course :rolleyes: ) and apparently I was born with a Gand Mool Nakshatra. It...
  7. Thread: Hari Hara

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    Re: Hari Hara

    Namaste,

    I too love this representation.

    Before I knew about this form I found it difficult to see Vishnu more supreme than Shiva and Visa Versa, separating the two completely when I saw them...
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    Tulsi plant.

    Namaste,

    I've been growing Tulsi and she's growing brilliantly! I haven't picked any leaves yet because I still think she's a bit young, also because there are different rituals/customs when it...
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    Re: Two Mala Japa?

    Namaste

    Hmmm, I don't think I've heard that before. I have read that with certain mantras there is a subscribed amount whereas other are unlimited, personally if I do more than one round I keep it...
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    Re: MahaShivratri!

    Can't wait til morning to get going, I should really try and get some sleep already! Last year I did a no food or water fast for the whole 24hrs but I'm going to take water and some fruits during the...
  11. Re: Flower/plant offerings in colder climates..

    You're totally right

    I'm a bit of a worrier/perfectionist and so even though I know something might not be possible for me to do (and I know they know) I'll have it in the back of my mind. maybe...
  12. Re: Flower/plant offerings in colder climates..

    I have considered attempting to grow Tulasi indoors actually (safer than being battered by the elements outdoors), I've either put off or half heartedly offered food or milk to Vishnu/Krishna because...
  13. Flower/plant offerings in colder climates..

    Namaste,

    Just wanted to know your thoughts on whether offering things like mint leaves (because they're cooling and fragrant), heather or lavender would be acceptable to Shiva, I have tried with...
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    Re: Gujarat Hindu Society temple.

    Oh wow thanks for that info,

    The only thing I'm a little nervous about is possibly standing out a bit but I'm sure it'll turn out fine.

    Thanks!
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    Gujarat Hindu Society temple.

    Namaste,

    Has anyone here visited this temple? It's the closest to me and I wan't to make my first temple visit soon. Is there anything I should know or take when I go? I'll most likely call and...
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    Re: Domestic Puja

    Namaste!

    As I'm sure you've read in different places, different people have different ways of doing puja. I'll give a rundown on a longer Shivling puja I do on Mondays but I'm sure others will...
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    Re: Devotion to Vishnu and Shiva.

    Namaste,

    Thanks for the info Indiaspirituality Amrut, I've many of these things come up or go through my mind and I do pray for guidance (although the answers lead me to more questions sometimes)...
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    Re: Devotion to Vishnu and Shiva.

    [QUOTE]here is another way. According to One Upanishad, Narasimha Uttara Tapaniya Upanishad, First one worships Shiva and Vishnu individually, then you have to pull all of them into a Shiva Linga and...
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    Devotion to Vishnu and Shiva.

    Namaste

    Both Sri Vishnu (and his forms) and Mahadev are dear to me although I do find myself leaning more towards Vishnu/Krishna. On our shrine I have a space for a shivling which I pour water and...
  20. Re: Received a photo of Lord Ganesh but I'm worried about the position of his trunk.

    Namaste

    Thank you sunyata07!
    When I first looked at him I thought there might be a possibility that his trunk was actually left facing, researching the positions online threw me a little but I'm...
  21. Received a photo of Lord Ganesh but I'm worried about the position of his trunk.

    Namaste!

    So like the title said, I got this picture of Sri Ganesh http://www.indiabazaar.co.uk/product-ganesh_aluminium_photo_6x8-2698.htm

    I realised that his trunk turns to the right, I have...
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