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Rama Kshetra (Rama Temple) – Kanyadi 0

Rama Kshetra (Rama Temple) – Kanyadi

  Rama kshetra is a beautiful and colourful temple dedicated to Lord Ram, situated near Dharmasthala temple in a place called Kanyadi in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state. This three storied huge temple...

Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala: Dharmasthala Temple 0

Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala: Dharmasthala Temple

  Dharmasthala is a temple town and a famous pilgrimage center in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka located at the banks of Netravati river. The temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the...

Dharana – Fixing the mind 0

Dharana – Fixing the mind

Dharana can be translated as the concentration or fixing the mind on the object of contemplation. It is the initial step of deep meditation. When the mind becomes free from external objects caused by...

Pratyahara – Withdrawing the Senses 0

Pratyahara – Withdrawing the Senses

Pratyahara is the fifth limb or step mentioned in the yoga sutras by Maharshi Patanjali. The first four steps are: Yama (restraining harmful thoughts), Niyama (cultivating good habits), Asana (learning postures) and Pranayama (breathing...

Asana – Learning postures 0

Asana – Learning postures

Asana literally means a seat. Patanjali says “Sthira sukhasanam”, which means: that which is steady and comfortable is Asana. ‘Sthira’ means steady, balanced and ‘sukha’ means comfortable. Therefore, when we sit for a meditation,...

Niyama in Patanjali Yoga Sutra 0

Niyama in Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Niyama means rules. Niyama is the cultivating virtuous habits and practice of self-training to improve the quality of the mind and make it stronger. The niyamas are tools for preparing ourselves for higher possibilities....

Yama in Patanjali Yoga Sutra 0

Yama in Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Yamas deals with ethical standard and integrity by restraining harmful thoughts and impulses. Yama in Sanskrit means, restraint, the act of checking. They are like moral rules and code of conduct. The word Yama...

Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Eight steps of Yoga 0

Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Eight steps of Yoga

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra states that Ashtanga yoga comprises eight steps of yoga which has to be perfected to reach divine self. Though, yoga was existed and being practiced before Patanjali’s time, it was scattered...

Who is Sage Patanjali? 0

Who is Sage Patanjali?

  Rishi Patanjali is a great saint who is believed to have lived during 2nd century BCE, roughly 2500 years ago. He is known as the father of modern Yoga. He was a great...

Muhurta | Muhurat | Auspicious Time Consultation 0

Muhurta | Muhurat | Auspicious Time Consultation

Muhurta is a moment or time created by resultant force or vibrations for the planets for any action or act. Muhurta denotes a division of time, which is a period of forty-eight minutes.   Remember...