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What is DEEPAK?
Ans: Deepak, the holy flame, is a prime element in Hindu worship, because it symbolises the matchless, divine light of Bhagwan. Any auspicious occasion begins with the kindling of a divo. Then, a prayer for blessings is beseeched, ‘O Bhagwan, bless us with divine light and may the light of enlightenment pervade our mind and heart.’
Every Hindu aspires for the divine light of knowledge and freedom from the darkness of ignorance. And with these noble sentiments kindles the holy flame on each new day.

 
 
(24) What is DHOOPSALI?
Ans: An incense stick is kindled to offer a fragrant welcome to the Bhagwan. Its sweet aroma purifies the air and charges it with divinity. It calms and elevates the mind, consciousness and atma to the spiritual plane. And while it burns, the Dhoopsali inspires a lofty message of sacrificing oneself in enriching others with life’s sweet aroma and devotion to Bhagwan.
 
(25) What is SHANKH?
Ans: The sonorous sound of conch shell honours and salutes the Supreme Reality. It signals the victory of good over evil. The sound of welcome. The Shankh is one of ancient India’s 32 natural musical instruments. The devotees blow the Shankh before Bhagwan with sentiments of welcoming Him in their hearts and as a symbol of His divine grace.
Its auspicious sound vibrations destroys any evil element in the surrounding and purifies the air.
 
(26) What is GHANT?
Ans: The bell is India’s ancient religious instrument. The sound of Ghant, Zalar and Nagaru spread the effulgent glory and grandeur of Bhagwan. These divine sounds have the power to awaken the inner vibrations of atma. They drown all mundane thoughts and feelings and inspire pious, divine emotions. The charming, joyous sound of the Ghant herald the presence of Bhagwan. And nature too blossoms with beauty and fragrance to its call. Every heart choruses that the Ghant-naad is the sound of the inner self.
 
(27) What is PRANAAM?
Ans: A symbol of humility and total submission at the holy feet of Bhagwan. Pranaam is an ancient ritual of Hindu Culture. To appreciate Bhagwan’s infinite blessings and favours, the act of joining one’s palms and bowing one’s head is called Pranaam. It is a ceremony venerating the virtues of the holy great, and a petition to be blessed with their lustre.
 
(28) What is PUSHPANJALI?
Ans: Pushpanjali is an attractive Vedic ritual of devotion and prayer. Every religious ritual concludes with the offering of fragrant flowers in adoration to Bhagwan and Guru. How can Bhagwan, the Master of millions of univeres, be appeased by man’s trivial efforts? Hindu tradition prescribes absolute submission, total servility and profound devotion. Flowers are symbolically offered at Bhagwan’s holy feet with sentiments of appreciation and glory.




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