By A. V. Srinivasan
This identify is a part of a nine quantity set of recent paperbacks released by means of Parijata courses, Periplus Line LLC (www.periplusbooks.com), 1999 -2009. every one book is 5.25" tall x 4.25" - complete colour conceal - b&w illustrations - Sanskrit transliteration & English translation - step by step directions with advent and record of fabrics. How-to handbooks for Hindu ceremonies of worship for: Ganapati (Ganesha); Shiva; Lakshmi; Rama; Soorya; Durga, Krishna, Saraswati, the Navagrahas (Nine Planets).
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At the philosophical level, the object of worship is worship itself. Nothing is sought as the end result. However, in order to reach that advanced level, we need to begin and practice praying systematically so that our faith in the Supreme Being is gradually strengthened. To start with, the object of our prayer may be that the Almighty grant us the wisdom to enhance our faith in Him so that we may make a deeper commitment as bhaktas (devotees). Faith is the critical element without which any ritual or religious practice is meaningless.
Nothing is sought as the end result. However, in order to reach that advanced level, we need to begin and practice praying systematically so that our faith in the Supreme Being is gradually strengthened. To start with, the object of our prayer may be that the Almighty grant us the wisdom to enhance our faith in Him so that we may make a deeper commitment as bhaktas (devotees). Faith is the critical element without which any ritual or religious practice is meaningless. s choice), Krishna has an unambiguous warning that is essential for us to note.
It is no wonder that the sun is worshipped as a god by the ancient peoples of the world. It is said that one full year for us humans corresponds to one full day for the divine. Thus the night- time of the gods corresponds to that six-month period which ends on a day designated by Hindus as Makara Sankranti. A new day begins for the gods and for us on earth; when the generally southern direction of the sun (dakshinaayana) changes to a generally northern direction (uttaraayana). This point in time when dakshinaayana ends and uttaraayana begins, proclaiming a new day for the heavenly, is a cause for worship of the sun and a festival.