As a child I have been accustom to touching certain elders feet, mainly my parents and grandparents. I would always to do this on special occasions, like or New Year when I met my grandparents. My understanding…. To seek blessings when ever I embark on something new or have to do something new, special or auspicious I would seek blessings from my parents touching their feet. They would lovingly place their hands on my head and then I would also get the most comforting hugs. But why do we do this?
The ancient Shri Yantra has become a trendy design, but most don’t realise the complexity, meaning, and symbolism of the nine interlocking triangles and double ring of lotus petals. In Sanskrit, the word “yantra” comes from the word “yam,” which means “instrument” or “support,” and “tra,” derived from “trana,” meaning “release from bondage”. Shri Yantra is one of the most auspicious, important and powerful Yantras.
The most ancient sacred texts of the Hindu religion are written in Sanskrit and called the Vedas.
Hinduism does not just have one sacred book but several scriptures. The Vedas scriptures guide Hindus in their daily life. They also help to preserve the religious dimensions of family and society. Hindus have developed their system of worship and beliefs from the scriptures.
There are two main categories of the Hindu scriptures:
Shruti-"That which is heard", consists of the four Vedas and Upanishads scriptures.
Smriti-"That which is remembered", composed of traditional texts, including the Dharma Shastras (legal and ethical texts), the Puranas, and the folk/historical legends known as the Mahabharata and Ramayana. Let's find out more The Jai Jais way.