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Saturday, August 30, 2014



Enough and beyond has been written about green tea and its numerous health benefits. Everyone knows it's good for you, but who knows exactly WHY Green Tea is so good? How exactly does it help your body?

The story of the tea began in the year 2,737 BC, and the legend tells of emperor Shun-Nung, the father of medicinal herbs, who discovered it by accident during a voyage. As he sat to boil the drinking water (as they did back then) and some tea leaves floated to the water, and painted it bronish-green. The emperor drank it and after enjoying the taste, he realizied it had important medicnal properties. 

In ancient China, green tea was used to cure infection, headaches, digestion problems, depression and cognitive impairment. Research conduted in modern times found that the green tea delays the onset of age, keeps teeth healthy, prevents inflammation and infection, help to counter sun damage and eye disease, and ever helps to delay alzherimer's and parkinson's.  

Green Tea & Its Nutrients

All kinds of tea, be it black, green or oolong, comes from the camellia sinensis plant.

The color of the tea depends upon the amount of fermentation it has been through. Oolong tea is partially fermented, black tea is completely fermented and green tea is not fermented at all. It is produced by steaming fresh tea leaves at very high temperature. That tea is rich in antioxidants is a given, but green tea is known to contain large amounts of polyphenols, thearubigins, epicatechins and catechins - all types of an antioxidant known as flavanoids.

Green Tea And Its Health Benefits:

Heart Healthy: Regular consumption of green tea has been known to reduce overall cholesterol levels, especially the bad LDL cholesterol which ultimately reduces the risk of heart attacks and heart diseases.

Fights cancer: Catechins present in green tea, are the flavanoids which fight free radicals that damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer.

Since green tea is not put through a whole lot of processing, catechins, especially  epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) are available in larger numbers.

Helps You Lose Weight: 

Can a simple activity like drinking green tea help you lose weight ?? 

Recent studies show that catechins help combat accumulated fat and aid in weight loss. Experts say that this fat reducing property catechins can help in a number of lifestyle disease, including obesity.

Boosts Your immune System: The antioxidants in green tea help give your immune system a boost of good health which helps keep common ailments like the flu away.

Happy teeth: Catechins are also antibacterial, which is why they are so great in fighting tooth decay, gum diseases and bad breath.  Additionally, they also reduce the formation of plaque.

Prevents Diabetes: Preliminary studies show that green tea may help to prevent or at the very least, slow down the onset of diabetes. The same study also suggested that green tea acts a very good agent in lowering your blood sugar.

Improves Bone Health: Studies show that not only can drinking green tea help improve bone density and help reduce the  risk of a fracture, it also encourages bone formation.

Reduces The Risk Of Parkinson's & Alzheimers:
Research shows that polyphenols present in green tea helps in improving concentration, prevents memory loss and helps reduce the accumulation of brain damaging proteins in your body.

Great For Your Skin: Not just as a drink, skin care products with green tea extracts are also wonderful for your skin as it helps your skin stay supple.

The antioxidants in green tea are also known to help keep wrinkles at bay.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Story of "Durva grass dear to Lord Bal Ganesh Story"

The Story of "Durva grass 
 to Lord Bal Ganesh Story"

One day in the city of Yama,there was a grand event held and many dancer and fairies has come to dance and entertain the Yamaraj and his guests. While the dancers were dancing, Lord Yama fell in love with one of them and a huge and scary demon took birth called as Analasura.
Analasura was so terrible that the earth would tremble by his voice and his eyes used to emit fire. Wherever Analasura went he destroyed everthing.
So everybody was very scared of him. Even the Gods were terrified and frightened . Analasura didn't even spare the Gods.
So all the gods prayed to Lord Ganesh, so that the Lord would rescue them from the clutches of Analasura.
Lord Ganesh appeared as a Bal Ganesh and assured all the Gods that they would be saved from Analasura.
Lord Bal Ganesh went towards the demon Analasura. Analasura’s powerful eyes oozes out fireballs and destroyed surroundings of 
Bal Ganesh . Everyone was running for their life but Bal Ganesh 
stood still.
By seeing the little Bal Ganesh ,Analasura laughed at him and 
Analasura tried to gulp Lord Bal Ganesh but Ganesh himself showed his huge incarnation/avatar and Bal Ganesh gulped nalasura to destroy him and to protect everyone.
But due to increased heat in body, the little Bal Ganesh could not bear the heat and fell down on the ground.
bal ganesh fell restless
Ganesh could not even lie down properly. Bal Ganesh was restless. 
And every other gods present there were amazed and terrified by seeing Bal Ganesh. And everyone started doing every remedy that can cure Ganapatti.
Bal Ganesh applied sandal paste all over the body even though the body’s heat was unbearable.
At that moment, Lord Indra placed sheetal and the moon on his head and Ganesh is also known as “Bhalachandra. But it could not help Lord Ganesh.
Lord Brahma offered his daughters............Riddhi and Siddhi.
Lord Vishnu gave his lotus to Bal Ganesh and therefore Ganesh is also known as “Padmapani”. 
Lord Shankara removed his cobra from his neck and tied it to Bal Ganesh’s hip.
Lord Varuna, Rain God showered plenty of water on Bal Ganesh, but heat was not subsided.
All remedies were tried but Lord Bal Ganesh's burning did not stop. Everyone was worried.
Then, thousands of sages who came there with bunch of 21 Durvas and put on Bal Ganesh's head and a miracle happened.
durva grass on bal ganesh head The burning sensation of Bal Ganesh was subsided and Ganesh became all right after putting the Durva grass on the head .
Then, Lord Ganesh uttered that most of the Gods tried to help but only ‘Durva’ a simple grass made my agony into normal.
With this Lord Ganesh announced that whoever with devotion offer me Durva would be pious and get Punya which will be equal to thousands puja's,pilgrims, donations,etc.. Whether you offer flowers or not you should offer the Durva grass to Lord Bal Ganesh in his Puja.
Secondly it is said that there was a most beautiful Apsara who devotionally loved and prayed the Lord to get married with Lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh also used to like her.
But Mother Parvati, Lord Ganesh's mother did not like her and in anger cursed the Apsara to become a simple grass form on the earth where nobody would look at her. durva grass
Although the Durva Apsara could not marry Lord Ganesh but Durva is always near to Lord Ganesh.
So this is the Story of Durva Grass and the Story how the Durva grass was dear to Lord Bal Ganesh. And the love of Durva for Lord Ganesh.


Wishing u A Happy & Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi-2014

Wishing  u  A Happy Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi-2014
Shree Ganesha... 
Ganapati bappa Morya. !!!!!!!

Ohm Vighneswaraya Namah ! Vinayakaya Namah ! Ganapathaye Namah !
Gajamughaya Namah ! Parvati nandanaya Namah ! Mushika vahanaya Namah ! Kailasa Putraya Namah !

Om Shri Vigneshwaraya Namaha !

About Ganesh Chaturthi

   Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesh (Ganesha), the god of wisdom and prosperity on the fourth day of the moons bright fortnight, or period from new moon in the lunar month of Bhadrapada. The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi continue for five, seven, or ten days. Some even stretch it to twenty one days, but ten the most popularly celebrated. In the tradition of the right hand path the first day is the most important. In the left hand path tradition the final day is most important.
   Another tale tells of how one day the Gods decided to choose their leader and a race was to be held between the brothers- Kartikeya and Ganesh. Whoever took three rounds of the earth first would be made the Ganaadhipati or the leader. Kartikeya seated on a peacock as his vehicle, started off for the test. Ganesh was given a rat, which moved swiftly. Ganesh realised that the test was not easy, but he would not disobey his father. He reverently paid obeisance to his parents and went around them three times and thus completed the test before Kartikeya. He said, " my parents pervade the whole universe and going around them, is more than going round the earth." Everybody was pleasantly surprised to hear Ganesha's logic and intelligence and hence he came to be known as the Ganaadhipati or leader, now referred to as Ganpati.
   He looked up and saw the moon mocking him. Ganesha infuriated, broke off one of his tusks and hurled it at the moon. Parvati, seeing this, immediately cursed the moon that whoever looks at it on Ganesh Chaturthi will be accused of a wrong doing. The symbology behind the mouse and snake and Ganesha's big belly and its relationship to the moon on his birthday is highly philosophic. The whole cosmos is known to be the belly of Ganesha. Parvati is the primordial energy. The seven realms above, seven realms below and seven oceans, are inside the cosmic belly of Ganesha, held together by the cosmic energy (kundalini ) symbolized as a huge snake which Ganesha ties around Him. The mouse is nothing but our ego... Ganesha, using the mouse as a vehicle, exemplifies the need to control our ego. One who has controlled the ego has Ganesha consciousness or God-consciousness.

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Om Ganesaya Namaha 



Tuesday, August 26, 2014



                      Inspirational Morning Quotes !

Being human, we are imperfect. 
That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; 
but none of us can go it alone.

~   Hilary Clinton

"You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren't. 
You take the action, and the insight follows : 
You don't think your way into becoming yourself."

~   Anne Lamott

"Don't simply retire from something; 
have something to retire to."

~   Harry Emerson Fosdick

"Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. 
The strength of a man is to be measured by the 
power of the feelings he subdues 
not by the power of those which subdue him."

~   William Carleton

Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, 
but it requires a very fine nature to 
sympathize with a friend's success.

~   Oscar Wilde

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.

~   Quevedo

"Friendship is the bridge between earth and heaven"