Friday, 1 July 2016

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Sun Gazing !!

We are constantly looking for new ways to improve health and treat specific ailments – an endeavor that takes us around the world and into many different cultures. During one of those quests, we came across the process of sun gazing for improved health. It may sound like an unusual health treatment; however, it is actually considered to be one of the most effective therapeutic activities.

What Is Sun Gazing?

Sun gazing, a practice also known as sun eating, is a strict regimen of gradually allowing sunlight into your eyes at specific periods of the day. The goal when implementing the practice is to look into the sun at periods of the lowest ultraviolet-index which occur at sunrise and sunset each day. The practice follows specific guidelines to render the most benefits and to limit dangerous exposure.


                The practice is also known as the HRM phenomenon, a termed that the practice received after Hira Ratan Manek submitted himself to NASA for testing. Research suggested that Manek actually did possess the seemingly super-human ability of not eating. With regular practice, following a strict regimen over a period of approximately 9 months, many practitioners report losing the need for food and subsisting on energy from the sun.

What Are the Benefits of Sun Eating?

In essence, sun gazing provides beneficial stimulation to the body. The process itself negates the body’s innate need for food and retrains it to run on the energy of the sun. As such, the process helps increase energy, clarity of thinking, and overall health. NASA research suggested that the process could make an individual maintain a level of health that was far better in comparison to other individuals of the same age.

The process has also been shown as an effective treatment for specific conditions. Melanoma, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, and a number of other cancers benefit from the treatment. Likewise, the increased vitamin D gained from the process is a known healing agent.


           How Do I Start Sun Gazing?

Following the specific process for sun gazing is crucial to prevent sun damage. The process involves a 9 month practice, which is typically broken into three phases: 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, and 6 to 9 months. After the initial phase, you’ll continue walking barefoot for 45 minutes daily for the rest of your life.

To begin, select a safe period of the day (sunrise or sunset) and gaze at the sun for 10 seconds. Continue consecutively adding 10 seconds a day. Be sure to stand on the bare earth and look straight into the sun. During the first three months, you’ll notice mental depression subside and an increase in balance of the body and mind.

Continue daily gazing at the sun adding 10 seconds each day through the next phase and you’ll experience the curing of physical diseases. Progress into the last phase, 6 to 9 months, continuing to gradually increase the amount of gazing to 44 minutes. Once you have reached 44 minutes, begin walking barefoot on the earth for 45 minutes daily. Complete this practice for a total of 6 days straight at a period of the day when the earth is warm and the sun shines on your body. This period is when you’ll realize the full effects of the practice.

To maintain the benefits of sun gazing and to boost the immune system, continue the practice of walking daily. The process is illuminating and enlightening and has the potential for increasing health in super-human ways.  To find out more from people who have been sun-gazing for years, continue reading below for feedback from our  readers.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Surya Namaskar- The best Spiritual Yoga !

 It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth.( a picture by Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam)

         Surya or the Sun God has been given greatest importance from the Rig veda period which seens divinity in the whole of the creation. The Surya or Sun called as PratyakSha Bhagavan i.e God who can be perceived by our naked eyes. It is a fact that the sun provides the energy that makes life possible on the earth. Surya Namaskara is a Traditional form of Worship to the Sun God and each of the 12 poses has a specific mantra that the practitioner may optionally recite mentally .Even though Surya Namaskara is not mentioned in the earlier Yogic  Texts . as it is considered by the Yoga Gurus(Masters) as a potent exercise whose energizing benefits are seen both on the body and mind. So gradually   Surya Namaskar practise  has been considered as  one of the best Yoga practise, in the World.

      As per Sri Sunil Daman, in an article which has been published in 'patheos' Hindu channel " It was a landslide victory for India at the UN General Assembly when the United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day (or World Yoga Day). This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate yoga at the international level, in his maiden speech at the UNGA in September 2014. He had said, “yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, it’s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature. It embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well being.” . So as Surya Namaskar is also part of Yoga practise , the Inter national Yoga Day i.e 21 june may be considered as Surya Namaskara DayHere remember able point is June 21st is Summer Solistice i.e Longest day of the year. Solistice gets its name from the latin for Sol(sun)and sistere(to stand still0. So "world Yoga day" is nothing but "Surya Namaskar Day". 

Now let us know about the Surya Namaskara Yoga  Practice through below given images which contains brief  information which is sufficient to understand. . 

About Surya Namaskar Yoga

:The First Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Pranaamasana  (Mantra isOm Hraam ‘Udhyannadhyamitramahaha’ Mitraya Namaha (Mitra - friend)
The second Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Uttanasana  (Mantra is Om Hraam ‘Om Hreem ‘Aarohannuththaraamdivamm’ Ravaye Namaha (Ravi - radiance) 

The third Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Hasta Paddasana (mantra is ∗ Om Hruum ‘Hridrogam mama surya’ Suryaya Namaha (Surya – dispeller of  darkness)
The fourth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana (mantra is  Om Hraim ‘Harimaanam cha naashaya’ Bhanave Namaha (Bhanu – Shining with luster) 

The fifth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is  Om Om Hroum ‘Shukeshu May Harimaanamm’ Khagaya Namaha (Khaga – all pervading)

The sixth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:SashTanga Asana (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Ropanaakaasu dhadhmasi’ Pooshne Namaha (Pushan – mystic fire which gives)

The seventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Bhujangasana (mantra is Om Hraam ‘Atho Haaridraveshu May’ Hiranyagarbhaya Namaha (Hiranyagarbha – golden colored)

The eighth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Parvatasana (mantra is Om Hreem ‘Harimaanannidhadhmasi’ Marichaye Namaha (Marichi – Ray of light)


             The Ninth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Aswa Sanchalanasana same as pose no 4 (mantra is Om Hruum ‘Udagaadhayamaadithyah’ Adityaya Namaha (Aditya – Sun, aspect of Vishnu, Son of Aditi)

The Tenth  Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:hasta padasana , sameas pose no 3  (mantra is Om Hraim ‘Vishwena Sahasaa Saha’ Savitre Namaha (Savitru – Light of enlightenment)

The Eleventh Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:same as hasta uttasana i.e pose No.2 (mantra is  Om Hroum ‘Dwishantham Mama Randhayann’ Arkaya Namaha (Arkah – a ray of light, a flash of lightning, Sun)

The Twelth Surya Namaskar Yoga Pose:Tadasana same pose No.1 (mantra is Om Hraha ‘Mo Aham dwishatho Rattham’ Bhaskaraya Namaha (Bhaskara – Shining Light)

As per Sri Sri Yoga Teacher from the Art of Living Foundation, Surya Namaskar calorie calculation is as follows:

One round of Surya Namaskar burns upto 13.90 calories for an average weighing person. You can now set a target for yourself. You can slowly increase the number of rounds of surya namaskar to 108. By the time you reach this number, you will become more toned and fitter.

30-minutes workout calorie meter: How many calories are you burning in your 30 minute workout?

Weight lifting = 199 calories

Tennis = 232 calories

Basketball = 265 calories

Beach volleyball = 265 calories

Football = 298 calories

Bicycling (14 - 15.9 mph) = 331 calories

Rock climbing = 364 calories

Running (7.5mph) = 414 calories

Surya Namaskar = 417 calories

So Finally it is says that Surya Namaskar Yoga provides benefits of a holistic nature by working on the physical body, praana (breathing), mind, intellect and the bliss components (or kosas) of the entire human personality. In that sense, Surya Namaskar can be considered to be a personality development tool and must be included as part of one’s wellness program  

Namo  Surya Devaya namaha! 

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Naga Puja by Manavu Family members & other devotees at S S M Ashramam on 25/05/2016.


                                                                    Anantam Vasukim Sesha
                                                                    Padmanbhacha Kambalam
                                                                    Shankupalam Drutharastramch
                                                                    Takshanam Kaaliyam Thada

     Meaning ::

          The names of the 9 Naag Devatas - Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padmanabh, Kambal, Shankhapal, Dhrutrashtra, Takshak and Kalia– if prayed daily in the morning will keep one protected from all evils and helps to become victorious in life.

The Naga puja is mainly performed to appease nagas that one may have been offended, or to please nagas that are active in areas where one wishes to live, work or conduct business.

Bringing water to purify the Naga Putta. 

Purifying  Naga putta 

One of the eight classes of spirits, nagas are serpent-like in form and live primarily in water bodies and to a lesser extent are associated with earth and trees. They are powerful beings whose abilities include controlling the weather, bringing good fortune and wealth, and enhancing fertility and positivity. Conversely, nagas can also inflict disease, obstacles and natural disasters when displeased.
From S S M Ashramam

To wards Nagaputta. 

                                    It is wise to conduct naga pujas and make the traditional offerings of incense and ritual cakes to nagas prior to disturbing the earth for any reason, particularly for construction and development projects. Nagas are very sensitive towards humanity's carelessness, improper conduct in nature and disrespectful actions in relation to the environment. Disturbed nagas will frequently retaliate with skin diseases and natural calamities unless the appropriate pujas are done beforehand.

Making Pradakshinams(rounds) around Nagaputta. 

The sponsor of the puja should also observe strict vegetarianism one day before and on the day of the puja to cleanse themselves as nagas detest meat and alcohol. If the puja is done correctly, it is said that one's present wealth, fame, health, merits will improve, good weather, resources, peace and prosperity will abound, obstacles and sickness will be eliminated, and one's practices will be accomplished.
Decorating Nagaputta with Turmeric, Kukuma and Flowers 

Lighting Deepam at Nagaputta. 

offering milk. 

offering milk by devotees 

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Garloddu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kalyanotsavam 2016.

Founder Family members at Kalyanotsavam

                     As usual this year also we had conducted Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kalyanam at Garloddu Temple on 21/05/2016.
Founder Trustee Couple  at Edurukolu ustvam 

This brief history   relates to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Kalyanotsavam  which has been going  at Garlavoddu Temple  since 1964 to till date i.e more than 61 years.This Temple situated at Garlavoddu village, Enkuru Mandal , Khammam District, Telangana State, India.    The  Kalyanotsavam becomes  part of Brahmotsavam since 2001 . Earlier there was only Kalyanotsavam   which had been Conducting by the Founder Family Members of the Temple since 1964 to Till Dwajastambha pratishta made year i.e 2001.  After Founder Trustee Charge has been taken by Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao in year 2000, Dwajastambha Pratishta held under his Founder Trustee Ship in the year 2001  and since that year,  Kalyanotsavams has been conducting as part and parcel of Brahmotsavams. Every Year Brahmotsavams First day after completion of  Evening sessions  Homam Kalyanotsavam has been performing. Thus Kalyanotsavam becomes part of the Brahmotsavams.

Edurkolu procession 


  The brief  History of the Temple is This Temple got Founded by Sri Maddigunta Thirupataiah in the year of 1963. Till his demise he had been acted as Founder Trustee of the Temple and after his demise Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao has been recognised as Founder Trustee by the then Endowments Department.  For more information may see this LINK  . Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao also Founder of Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam . Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao Turns Founder Residence as S S M Ashramam. Since 1964 it is a  observing tradition that Tying Thoranam at Founders Residence and   "talambralu " has to  brought  from Founder Residence  to Temple  with all the Temple Honor on the day of Kalyanotsavam. .

Talambralu from Founder's home. 

                Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy  Kalyanostvam has been started by Founder Sri Maddigunta Thirupataiah in the year 1964 and he had been continued  it upto 1992. After the marriage of Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao , who is the son of Sri Thirupataiah, the pious duty of conducting KaLyanotsavam  handed over to him and since  1992 to till date Kalyanotsvams has been conducting  by Sri Maddigunta Narasimha Rao . Thus for more than 60 years the only Family i.e Maddigunta Family Members has been conducting Kalyanotsavams.


Kalyana vedika 


 After Founder Trustee Charge taken, as Founder Trustee, Sri MaddigunTa Narasimha Rao has been Started Brahmotsavams in the Temple ,and since 2001 to till date the Brahmotsavams also has been continuing . This below  images  relates to above said Brahmotsavams including Kalyanotsavam for the present year. In these images we may see Founder Trustee Maddigunta Narasimha Rao Couple activities and other Family members presence.

              Some more images related to Swami vari Kalyanotsavam are given below.


Devotees at Kalyanotsavam 

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giving Vastra  to priest


Founder Family members 

returning home after Kalyanam.