What is Divo?
Ans: The divo, the divine flame, symbolises the matchless,
infinite light of God and is an important element in Hindu
worship. All actions begin with the lighting of the divo.
Every Hindu desires for the divine light of knowledge and
freedom from maya and so with these noble thoughts the divo
is lit each day.
What does Shankh signify?
Ans: The shankh signifies the echoing sound of the
conch shell and honours and salutes the supreme creator. Its
sound signals the victory of good over evil. Being one of
36 naturally occurring musical instruments of Indian origin,
it is seen as being pure and sacred. Devotees blow it with
the sentiments of welcoming God in their hearts and as a symbol
of His divine grace.
What is Ghantdi?
Ans: The ghantdi, known as the bell, is India's ancient
religious instrument. The divine sound of the ghantdi has
the power to energise the atma. It drowns all evil thoughts
and feelings, and inspires pious, divine emotions.
What is SHRIFAL?
Ans: The coconut is a symbol of sacrifice. No auspicious
work is accomplished without sacrifice. The Shrifal is offered
as a symbol of sacrifice in all Hindu rituals. It is pure,
beautiful and sweet within. It echoes the eternal message
of inner beauty and pristine opulence.
What is PURNA KALASH?
Ans: The traditional Hindu symbol for Perfection. It
sprung forth from the churning of the ocean to bestow immortality
on the devas. Through mantras, rituals and prayers the holy
rivers of India are invoked in a pot of water. And this sacred
water is sprinkled in all directions for perfect peace, purity
and prosperity. From the ritual of inauguration to the pure
sacrament of marriage, the Purna Kalash grants auspiciousness
What is KANKAN BANDHANAM?
Ans: Every human being desires for supreme
protection and freedom from obstacles. The ritual of Kankan
Bandhanam symbolises a divine promise for protection. Before
any auspicious deed, a red and yellow, holy thread known as
nada chhadi, is tied on the participant’s right wrist.
The priest then prays for him : “O Bhagwan, protect
him from obstacles and guard him from evil influences. Grant
him long life and bless him with the fruits of good deeds.”