Devotional

Various items to support your devotional practice.  
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  • Ganesha Soapstone Statue (SSGA)
    Ganesha Soapstone Statue
     
    Made of solid soapstone
    Measures 5" Tall

     
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    $22.00
  • Light Jade Mala - 8mm Beads (LJ8MM)
    Light Jade Mala 8mm Beads
     
    Jade is known to increase love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency.
     
    Japa is repeating God's nameJapa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     

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    $45.00
  • Knotted Dark Green Jade 6mm Beads (DJ6MM)
    Knotted Dark Green Jade 6mm Beads
     
    Jade is known to increase love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency.
     
    Japa is repeating God's nameJapa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.

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    $35.00
  • Shiva Nataraja Wall Hanging With Sequins ()
    Shiva Nataraja Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    Lord Shiva as Lord of Dance
    As a symbol, Shiva Nataraja is a brilliant invention. It combines in a single image Shiva's roles as creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe and conveys the Indian conception of the never-ending cycle of time. Although it appeared in sculpture as early as the fifth century, its present, world-famous form evolved under the rule of the Cholas. Shiva's dance is set within a flaming halo. The god holds in his upper right hand the damaru (hand drum that made the first sounds of creation). His upper left hand holds agni (the fire that will destroy the universe). With his lower right hand, he makes abhayamudra (the gesture that allays fear). The dwarflike figure being trampled by his right foot represents apasmara purusha (illusion, which leads mankind astray). Shiva's front left hand, pointing to his raised left foot, signifies refuge for the troubled soul. The energy of his dance makes his hair fly to the sides. The symbols imply that, through belief in Shiva, his devotees can achieve salvation.
     
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  • Tibetan Thangka (TTT)
    Tibetan Thangka

    A beautifully detailed metal frame encompassing and image of Buddha. Dimensions 12" wide and 33" long. 

    Thangka is also called scroll painting. Thangka performs several different functions, including its use as a religious meditation tool to help a religious person further down the path to enlightenment. In addition, Thangka functions to protect a house or person, while it is also used as a material for religious teaching and for different kinds of religious events. Thangka exists in the daily life of Tibetans, and are used in temples and in almost every local person’s home. In addition, they are also used when someone dies in a family, or when someone gets married. 
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    $30.00
  • Knotted Gem-cut Quartz Crystal 7mm Beads (GCKM)
    Knotted Gem-cut Quartz Crystal 7mm beads 21" in length with orange  tassel

    This beautiful mala is a symbol of the human spirit.  It promotes the Divine Mother Energy: compassion, understanding and nurturing.  
     
    Use with mother Mantras
    Planets: Sun, Moon
    Elements: Fire, Water
    Energy: Projective/receptive
     
    Japa is Repeating God's NameJapa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.
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    $60.00
  • Knotted Round Quartz Crystal 6 mm Beads (KRQ)
    Round Quartz Crystal 6 mm Beads, 16" In Length, Knotted With Orange Tassel

    This beautiful mala is a symbol of the human spirit.  It promotes the Divine Mother Energy: compassion, understanding and nurturing.  
     
    Use with mother Mantras
    Planets: Sun, Moon
    Elements: Fire, Water
    Energy: Projective/receptive
     
    Japa is Repeating God's NameJapa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.

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    $40.00
  • Lakshmi Wall Hanging With Sequins (BML)
    Lakshmi Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    Goddess Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi is the consort of Mahavishnu, the Preserver. She is the resplendent goddess of wealth and prosperity who provides the beings with all kinds of material abundance. She is a protector as well as bestower. She bestows upon deserving people according to their past karma and degrees of devotion. She also protects from ill health and adversity.
     
    In Hinduism, worship of Lakshmi is considered a suitable remedy for the alleviation of suffering. Her regular worship, chanting of her names, remembering her believed to bring good and luck and prosperity to people. Wealth plays an important role in the preservation of life upon earth. Hence, as the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi rightfully fulfills her duties as the nourisher, preserver and provider.
     
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  • Ganesh Wall Hanging With Sequins (GWH)
    Ganesh Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    Ganesha or Ganapati is the leader of the Sivaganas (the forces of Siva). He is the first among the gods to receive all the honors. He is called Vighnaraja, or Vighnesvara, lord of the obstacles and impediments. Devout Hindus worship him for removal of obstacles. Before starting any particular venture or worshipping other gods, they remember Ganesha, their beloved god. The only exception to this rule is when Shiva is worshipped. Shiva is the father of Ganesha. When you worship the father there is no need to worship the son separately because the son is always found in the heart of his father. So when Shiva is worshipped Ganesha is kept in the sidelines.
     
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  • Knotted Rudraksha Mala 6mm Beads (RMRT)
    Knotted Rudraksha Mala, 6mm Beads, Red Tassel,14” In Length

    It is said that Lord Shiva sat in open-eyed meditation for 1000 years. When he finally blinked, the tears that streamed from his eyes became Rudraksha seeds (rud means tears). These sacred seeds take 25 years to mature. They are used in Shiva mantras, as well as Ganesh and Bhairava, but anything recited with them will be enhanced. Also reputed to help blood pressure problems.
     
    Authentic Rudraksha beads have been found to boost confidence and inner strength and to help with a wide range of mental and physical problems. Buddha wore them, Gandhi wore them, and the Dalai Lama wears them. So did Yehudi Menuhin and Osho Rajneesh.
     
    Rudraksha beads have been worn by Asian yogis and monks because of their interaction with body and mind to foster the tranquility and concentration necessary during extended periods of meditation.  Modern medical research has proven that Rudraksha beads have electro-magnetic properties that have a beneficial influence on the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
     
    Japa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    Japa is Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.
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    $27.00
  • Rudraksha and Coral Knotted Mala, 14", 6mm Beads (CRRT)
    108 Bead Rudraksha & Coral Knotted Mala, 14", 6mm Beads, Red Tassel
     
    Rudraksha
    Rudraksha literally means "the tears of Shiva." It is said, while contemplating Mans suffering, Shiva unexpectedly began to cry tears of compassion. As his tears fell, he guided them towards Earth and transformed them into divine seeds or the benefit of those seeking freedom from suffering and union with the Divine.
     
    The Rudraksha changes karma, controls stress, clarity, sharpens the mind, and increases the power of intuition, protection from negativity, charges the soul with shakti, connection with positive forces, many health benefits.
     
    Planet: Sun
    Element:: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether
     
    Coral
    Emotional healer, brings peace, stimulates intuition, enhances fertility, relieves stress
     
    Planet:  Mars
    Chakras - Third Eye Chakra
    Zodiac - Aries
     
    The red coral stone is an important gemstone that is associated with Mars. This makes it ideal for people born under the signs of Aries and Scorpio. Also known as ‘Laal Moonga’, it is held in very high esteem according to ancient Vedic astrology. The red coral stone has the same kind of energies that are associated with its ruling planet Mars.
     
    Japa is repeating God's nameJapa Nam - Repeating God's Name
    In order to focus one's mind on God, Babaji taught people to chant the ancient mantra Om Namah Shivaya. It is a Sanskrit phrase which means something like "I surrender to/bow to/take refuge in God," or "Lord, Thy will be done." The Name of God used in this mantra is Lord Shiva, the Supreme Manifestation of God. Constant repetition of the mantra (japa) focuses the mind on God - opens the heart and mind to God - and stops, or reduces, the tendency of one's mind to constantly plan (the future), worry (about the past), daydream (illusion), or otherwise idle away in essentially useless activity.
     
    Repeating God's Name of Om Namah Shivaya is a protection and a purification of the consciousness. It is like a clear running stream, constantly washing and renewing the mind for higher purpose. Babaji's main purpose for re-appearing is to reform the hearts and minds of people. He comes to remove confusion and evil from mankind. Shri Babaji once said: "The mind can be purified only by japa. This is the only medicine for the disease of the mind. While your mind and heart are impure, how can God live in your heart? The water to clean your heart is the Name of God. Teach everyone to repeat the Name of God -- everywhere."
     
    The mind that is generally focused on God's Name(s) responds, when the need arises, spontaneously to perform its required functions quickly, easily and well. Babaji emphasized Om Namah Shivaya but also gave other mantras on some occasions. The essence of his instruction is "Repeat God's Name." Shri Babaji said that when the great destruction comes to the world, those who believe in and worship God sincerely, and especially those who repeat His Name, will be saved by the power of the mantra. "God's Name is more powerful than a thousand atomic and hydrogen bombs."
     
    How to perform Japa
    Usually, japa is performed on a mala (prayer beads, 108 beads per strand, like a rosary). In the morning, upon waking from sleep, a bath is taken immediately (pour water over all the body from a bucket with a cup). After bath and dressing in your prayer clothes, you sit peacefully in front of your altar. You touch the mala only with the right hand. You hold the beads without using the index finger (index finger is known as the "ego" finger so you leave the ego out of this). You begin where the mala has one larger bead and a tassle; you say one mantra per bead, working the mala around between thumb and middle finger. Once you have completed the 108 repetitions, you turn the mala around and go back the same direction you came. The large bead at the end is called the "guru" bead, so you "don't cross the guru," you keep turning the mala around and going back over the beads the opposite direction. Since 5 is a Shiva number, it is good to do a minimum of 5 rounds of the mala at a sitting. This is done morning and evening.
     
    Japa Nam is also accomplished by constantly repeating the Name of God while working, eating, walking, and everything you do in a day, without always using the mala. When you repeat the Name of God while working, it is also called Karma Yoga.


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    $65.00
  • Saraswati Wall Hanging With Sequins (SML)
    Saraswati Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    The Hindu Goddess Saraswati is the patron deity of learning, wisdom, the arts and communication. She invented writing, the Sanskrit language and music.  
     
    As Sanskrit is also a sacred language, Saraswati is also linked to gaining spiritual liberation through the practice of mantra (the repetition of sacred sounds.)
     
    Saraswati’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words sara meaning “essence” and swa translating as "self." Saraswati is also described as, the river of consciousness that enlivens creation, dispelling all darkness and ignorance. It is she that brings order out choas.  
     
    This Goddess is also the personification of an ancient river that has long since dried up. As a river Goddess Saraswati is also a part of an important triad of Goddesses Mother Ganges and Yamuna.
     
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  • Ganesh Wall Hanging (GWHS)
    Ganesh Wall Hanging

    This is a beautiful 11" x 14" cotton batik wall hanging. 


    Ganesha or Ganapati is the leader of the Sivaganas (the forces of Siva). He is the first among the gods to receive all the honors. He is called Vighnaraja, or Vighnesvara, lord of the obstacles and impediments. Devout Hindus worship him for removal of obstacles. Before starting any particular venture or worshipping other gods, they remember Ganesha, their beloved god. The only exception to this rule is when Shiva is worshipped. Shiva is the father of Ganesha. When you worship the father there is no need to worship the son separately because the son is always found in the heart of his father. So when Shiva is worshipped Ganesha is kept in the sidelines.
     
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  • Durga Wall Hanging With Sequins (DML)
    Durga Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    Goddess Durga symbolizes the divine forces (positive energy) known as divine shakti (feminine energy/ power) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She protects her devotees from evil powers and safeguards them. It is believed that Goddess Durga is the combined form of powers of Goddesses Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati.
     
    It is also believed that Goddess Durga was created by Lord Vishnu as a warrior goddess to protect good people (devas) for fighting the demon, Mahishasur.. Her divine shakti contains the combined energies of all the gods in the form of weapons and emblems (mudras).
     
    Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being that preserves moral order and righteousness in the creation. The Sanskrit word durga means fort or a place that is protected and thus difficult to reach. Durga, also called Divine Shakti, protects mankind from evil and misery by destroying evil forces (negative energy and vices - arrogance, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, greed and selfishness).
     
    Goddess Durga is depicted as a warrior woman with eight hands carrying weapons of different kinds assuming mudras, (symbolic hand gestures) that represent her teachings.
     
    • Chakra in her 1st upper right hand symbolizes dharma (duty/righteousness). We must perform our duty/responsibilities in life.
     
    • Conch in her first upper left hand symbolizes happiness. We must perform our duty happily and cheerfully and not with resentment.
     
    • Sword in her second right lower hand symbolizes eradication of vices. We must learn to discriminate and eradicate our evil qualities.
     
    • Bow and arrow in her second left lower hand symbolizes character like Lord Rama.  When we face difficulties in our life we should not lose our character (values).
     
    • Lotus Flower in her third lower left hand symbolizes detachment. We must live in the world without attachment to the external world. Just like the lotus flower stays in dirty water yet smiles and gives its beauty to others. This is the only way to receive Her blessings.
     
    • Club in her third right lower hand is the symbol of Hanuman and symbolizes devotion and surrender. Whatever we do in our life we do with love and devotion and accept the outcome as the Almighty’s will.
     
    • Trident/Trishul in her fourth left lower hand symbolizes courage. We must have courage to eliminate our evil qualities and face the challenges in our life.
     
    • Fourth Lower Right Hand symbolizes forgiveness and Her blessings. We must forgive ourselves and others for mistakes and/or any hurt we may have caused.
     
    Durga Maa is depicted as riding on a lion or a tiger. A tiger symbolizes unlimited power. Durga riding a tiger indicates that She possesses unlimited power and uses it to protect virtue and destroy evil.  The lion is a symbol of uncontrolled animalistic tendencies (such as anger, arrogance, selfishness, greed, jealousy, desire to harm others etc.) and Her sitting on it reminds us to control these qualities, so that we are not controlled by them.
     
    She is usually shown wearing a red sari.  The color red symbolizes action and the red clothes signify that She is destroying evil and protecting mankind from pain and suffering.
     
    Thus, Goddess Durga symbolizes the Divine forces (positive energy) that is used against the negative forces of evil and wickedness. She represents pure energy (positive), known as divine light or jyoti that is the embodiment of feminine and creative energy.
     
    This month we must pray to Maa Durga, the Universal Mother, asking Her to use Her destructive power to remove the vices within us (anger, selfish desires, greed, ego and undue attachments), imperfections and faults; and purify us to become a receptacle of her Divine Shakti - Anandamayi Shakti.
     
    There are several mantras for Goddess Durga, but the most simple and easy mantra to remember is “Om Sri Durgaya Namah.”  It is believed that by chanting this mantra regularly the Divine Mother will remove the physical, mental and worldly problems in life and shower us with her unlimited blessings.
     
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  • Hanuman Wall Hanging With Sequins (GWH)
    Hanuman Wall Hanging With Sequins

    This is a beautiful 30" x 43" cotton batik with sequins wall hanging. 


    Hanuman is a Hindu god, an ardent devotee of Rama. He is a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana and its various versions. He also finds mention in several other texts, including Mahabharata, the various Puranas and some Jain texts. A vanara (one who lives in forest i.e. 'vana'), Hanuman participated in Rama's war against the demon king Ravana. Several texts also present him as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is the son of Vayu, who according to several stories, played a role in his birth..
     
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  • Fire Ceremony Instruction Package - As Taught By Shri Haidakhan Babaji At Herakhan (FCPKG)
    Fire Ceremony Insturction Package - As Taught By Shri Haidakhan Babaji At Herakhan
     
    Yagya is a vedic offering of fruits, seeds, rice, incense, flowers, ghee, and spices to the Divine Mother in the form of fire, a ritual which the Ancient Indian Holy Scriptures (Vedas) prescribed for a Dharmic life. 
     
    Sri Haidakhan Babaji reinforced this powerful practice and He himself has performed 147 big yagyas in many provinces of India and this has blessed the country and the whole world. Babaji's devotees all over the world perform Yagnas as part of their sadhana and so many people and places have the opportunity to be blessed by the divine vibrations of the Sacred Fire.
     
    Haidakhan Babaji, during his last appearance (1970-1984), said about Yagya:
     
    "I want to tell you the meaning of the Yagya (Havan ceremony). Havan it is that brings rain, which brings grain. The origin of Creation stems from the havan. The havan is the real form of the Gods; whatever we offer to the havan goes directly to the Gods who are being invoked. 
     
    "By doing havan, people gain happiness and all the pleasures of life; they all have good thoughts and love for each other. By the smoke from the havan the harmful germs in the atmosphere are destroyed and the good bacteria, useful to life, grow in it. This increases the plenty and prosperity of the world.
     
    "Before starting any work, you should first know the significance of it. You may be wondering why these people are burning the fire and 'wasting' things by throwing them into the fire. It has great significance: Creation originated from this." ~TEACHINGS OF BABAJI  22 December 1983
     
    This packages contains a comprehensive ebook, mantras, video, audio training in the proper performance of Havan/Yagya/Fire Ceremony.  
     
    The table of contents to the ebook can give you an idea of how in depth it is:
     
    Table of Contents
     
    Preparation on the Building of a Havan Kund (Fire Pit)
    Preparation of Havan Articles - Items Used in the Ceremony
    Havan Procedures and Instructions According to Haidakhandi Standards
         Appendix:  Mantra Options for longer Havans
           a. 108 Names of Lord Shiva
           b. 700 Names of Shri Haidakhandeshwari Ma (download)
           c.  Verses from the Haidakhandi Sapta Sati
     
    You will also find three other documents:
     
    An Agnihotra Performance Guide
    A Fire Ceremony Media Support Guide (to access the private audio and video teachings)
    A 108 Names of God document
     
    This compilation of materials has been requested by literally hundreds of people who are wanting to learn.  I hope we can be of service in teaching this very powerful spiritual practice in the way that Haidakhan Babaji taught us.  
     
    Please note that this is an introductory price.  Additional personal communication regarding this training is not included as part of this package but is available on a personal basis.  Please contact babaji.net@gmail.com for further details.  

    These are the instructions given by Shri Maha Muniraji in all of the years of the Haidakhandi Karma Yoga and Peace Center's Havans and Yagyas (1984- 2004).  Sometimes, the Haidakhan Samaj adds or subtracts mantras and prayers to this basic recipe.  What we have here is extremely effective, as proven over the years, and we will happily send out addendums as we receive them from the officials who determine such things. 


     
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