Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Each year, I try and post on this day to share my thoughts on this day.  As we believe in Yoga, humans are considered the smartest and most emotional of living beings not to mention the smartest. It would be so nice if we used those gifts for those around us. We all truly believe that Life must be full of love, harmony, empathy, sacrifice and radiating positive energy. The modern businesses and commercial establishments have a great day with their candy and flower and expensive jewelry sales. Here are some suggestions I follow myself. I would take a step back, take a breather and just think for a minute.

Take a different approach and  try and may be make a healthy snack, breakfast or a healthy soup and simple lunch /dinner.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani valentines day breakfast fast

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani valentines day breakfast fast

strawberries

Red white and blue dessert
Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Can we try and make some one who truly does not have much in this world instead of just trying to impress just one person in our life, can we try and may be read a book to a child  or buy a small book for a child and help him her read, or take someone out for a walk

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani SUNSET walk

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani SUNSET walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or just  sit and talk with them spend some time just to show you care and that you are not too busy to sit and have a cup of tea or just watch the sunset with some one special . May be an elderly member of the family, maybe a servant in the house, maybe someone who lives alone and needs company. Someone who does not get to do it as often and really needs it.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Maybe sing or listen to some affirmations/chants/prayers and get into some meditation or relaxation time. Read a book to or with them, Just have a cup of tea or coffee or take out some old photos and revisit past memory lane. Do some meditation/ stress management with that special someone.

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

Valentine’s day Pratibha Jani

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Let me know if it works for you. It always does for me. Bring a real valentine’s day into your loved one’s lives. (The real happiness that they will feel from the bottom of their heart) will be your true valentine. Make them all your special someone on Valentine’s day. Include your parents, brothers,sisters,friends all as part of your special valentine’s day as true love, harmony,belongs to all.WP_20150530_058

 

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Have a happy Valentine’s day everyone.  Remember those who are usually forgotten.!!!! Make your day truly special.

Shri Bhavani Ashtakam Pratibha Jani श्रीभवान्यष्टकम्

Shri Bhavani Ashtakam Pratibha Jani श्रीभवान्यष्टकम्

Shri Bhavani Ashtakam Pratibha Jani श्रीभवान्यष्टकम्
Shri Bhavani Ashtakam Pratibha Jani श्रीभवान्यष्टकम्

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhavani Ashtakam श्रीभवान्यष्टकम् By Pratibha Jani

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani

गोविन्द दामोदर स्तोत्र प्रतिभा जानि

Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani गोविन्द दामोदर स्तोत्र प्रतिभा जानि
Shri Govind Damodar Stotra Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

Written Pdf  Govind damordar stotra Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani

Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani

Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani
Makar sankranti Puja and Naivedya sesame seeds candy Pratibha Jani

 

 

 

 

Makar sankranti, Thai Pongal or Uttaran,Uttarayan and the kite festival are all different names of one harvest festival in India that falls on Jan 14th each. Traditionally, we make sesame seeds candy and offer as prasad or naivedya. to the family deity, Lord Sun (Surya). You can also recite the Gayatri Mantra/Maha Gayatri mantra from the video listed below. Typically we are to bath early morning with oil and then perform this puja as a sign of good luck, and ask for blessings-with lighting a lamp or two lamps and incense, fresh flowers and recite the. Offer this Naivedya Prasad (this sesame seeds candy) and recite shlokas, chants, prayers. You can also offer panchamrut along with this prasad. The celebration of upcoming of the harvest festival when the fields will be all ready to seed/plough and at the same time it is also considered as the six months of the Gods/Devas day time. Enjoy this beautiful day with family friends and relatives.

For written recipe of this Naivedya (Prasad) follow my recipe site here Pratibha Jani’s vegetarian recipes

Prayers to lord surya- Surya naman Sanskrit shlok is here

 

Prayers to Lord Surya in Gujrati is here

Maha Gayatri – Shad devata gayatri mantra is here

 

Shad Devata Gayatri mantra in written is here

Simple Only Gayatri mantra is also good to do if you are short of time.

हरि ॐ   श्री गायत्री मन्त्रः

  • ॐ भुर्भुवस्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम् भर्गोदेवस्यः धीमहि
  • धियोयोनः प्रचोदयात्

Hari Om Shri Gayatri Mantra:

  • Om Bhurbhuvasva Tut saviturvarenyum, Bhargo devasya dhimahi
  • Dhuyo yonah prachodayaat.

Remember the kite flying if you and your children like it and are able to fly some kites. Have a very happy Thai Pongal, sankranti, and uttarayan everyone. Make this sweet dish and share the good ness in your heart.

 

 

 

 

Sanskrit Chant/Prayers for Bhai Beej (Bhai Duj)

Sanskrit Chant/Prayers for Bhai Beej (Bhai Duj)

Prayers for Bhai Beej (Bhi Duj) The day after Hindu New Year

Sisters pray for the brother’s long and happy life on this day of Bhai Beej.   

Pray to these seven immortal souls of ancient times and ask for their blessings to grant your brother/s and long life.

अश्वथामा बलिर्व्यसः हनुमन्च विभीषण कृपाह परशुरामच सप्तेते चिरन्जिविन

Ashvathama Balirvyasah, hanumancha vibhishanah;

Krupaha Parshuramacha, Saptetey Chiranjijeevah:

Then address the following prayer to Lord Markandeya:

मार्कण्डेय महाभाग,सप्तकल्पा जीवितह

चिरन्जीवी यथा त्वं,लाथा मे भ्रातारं कुरुः

Markandeya Mahabhaga,Saptakalpa Jeevitaha

Chiranjivi Yathaa tvam tathaa me Bhraataaram Kuruhu.

Meaning: O Lord Markandeya, You are most fortunate and are Chiranjeevi (immortal), who will live for the duration of seven Kalpa, Please grant my brother a life as long as yours by virtue of being a Chiranjeevi.