Hinduism is a religion in which idol worshiping hold the highest regards; it symbolizes a sense of devotion for the Hindu deity. It is the only religion that endorses ‘murti’ puja or idol veneration. A ‘murti’ in Hinduism is believed to be a face of divine energy to which Hindus offer their reverence.
The five elements in Hinduism or Pancha Mahabhuta- bhūmi (earth), jala (water), agni (fire), vayu or pavan (air or wind) and vyom or shunya (space or zero) or akash (void) are worshiped as God. Meanwhile it was the Aryan race in the Vedic era, who started worshiping the five natural forces. Out of the five, nature Gods, Indra and Varuna are considered to be the main ones. The practice of worshiping the nature God has passed down through generations.
While Muslims across the world look forward to fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, elderly people (60 years and above) are often in a fix on whether or not to observe fast. We spoke to some experts in the medical field to guide the elderly Muslims for fasting this month.
Accordingly Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants directed to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and end Vedic lessons.
Muslims all over the world start counting down for Ramadan with unprecedented motivation and high hopes to do many things and to get the maximum of this holy month. Muslim women like everyone else have high expectations for the blessed month, as well as more loads and duties. Further achieving what you want in Ramadan is strongly related to time management and realistic plans.
The popularity of Lakshmi can be gauged by the fact that her sacred name Shri. Shri is written atop most documents and spoken before addressing a god, a teacher, a holy man or any revered individual. The word evokes among other things: grace, affluence, abundance, auspiciousness, authority.
The purpose of fasting is not physical training to endure hunger, thirst and exhaustion; rather, it is disciplining the ego to relinquish the loved for the sake of the Beloved. The loved are the desires of eating, drinking, sexual activities etc., while the Beloved is Allah, the Exalted. Hence, it is imperative to keep in mind when we observe fasting that we do so only for the sake of Allah.
According to Hindu mythology there exist many gods and goddesses. Equally there also existed many demons and rakshasas. They might have possessed them to safeguard people. It is also a symbol of their power and might. It corresponds to even our daily life like having a large army isn't sufficient but also enough weapons. The gods portray themselves as supreme and powerful and are the protectors of the world.
Islamic law states that children who have not yet reached puberty aren't required to observe fasting. Some families have their children participate in the fast anyway or they find other ways to teach their kids about devotion, generosity, goodwill, and self-control.
In Hinduism, there's a fast to honor practically every deity. In northern India, Monday is Shiva's day, while on Tuesday; the Hanuman devotees keep a fast. In the South, the Tuesday fast honors Skanda, while Thursday is the fast day for Vishnu. In the intimate rituals of vrata or fasting, devotees come close to the deity, adding their personal wishes to their prayers.
The second of the Tamil month,Vaikasi and the Star Visagam of Libra and Scorpio zodiac, the full moon day is called as Vaikasi Visagam(Sanskrit name Vaisakha)is celebrated with all fanfare. As per Puranas the three asura (demon)brothers, Soorapadman, Singamuhan and Tarakan attained great powers through penance and after attaining the powers they started disturbing the devas who in turn pleaded Lord SIVA for help.
Eating, drinking, and sexual relations are not allowed between dawn, and sunset. Fasting is considered an act of deeply personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. Meanwhile during Ramadan, Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, angry/sarcastic retorts
As per Hinduism, fasting should be done at least once a week by remaining on an empty stomach till sunset. Drinking water and having fruits or fruits juices is allowed. In case of Ekadashi, the fast is broken in the next morning after 9 a.m or 10 a.m and the Chauth fast observed by women requires them to break the fast after worshiping the moon at night. One of the most difficult fasts observed by women is the Chhath fast
Normally, we see women wearing gold ornaments on the upper part of the body and silver ornaments on the lower part of the body. According to scientific principles, silver reacts well with the Earth's energy, while gold reacts well with the body's energy and aura. Therefore, silver is worn as anklets or toe rings while gold are used to adorn the upper parts of the body.
Accordingly the five elements in Hinduism or Pancha Mahabhuta- bhūmi (earth), jala (water), agni (fire), vayu or pavan (air or wind) and vyom or shunya (space or zero) or akash (void) are worshiped as God. It was the Aryan race in the Vedic era, who started worshiping the five natural forces. Out of the five, nature Gods, Indra and Varuna are considered to be the main ones.