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Hindu Rites & Rituals

Part 5

Ritual Symbols

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

  • 34.

    OM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365

    • Origin of OM ........................................................... 366

  • 35.

    Swastik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

    • Swastik’s cosmic origin ........................................... 369

    • Swastik in rituals ..................................................... 370

    • Swastik in other cultures . ........................................ 371

  • 36.

    Charanãrvind (Lotus-feet of Paramatma) . . . . . . . . . 375

    • 16 auspicious symbols on Bhagwan’s lotus-feet ..... 375

    • 16 auspicious symbols on Bhagwan Swaminarayan’s lotus-feet ..................................... 376

    • Why are Bhagwan’s charanãrvind venerated so highly? .................................................................... 376

  • 37.

    Purna Kumbha (Pitcher) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379

  • 38.

    Kalash (Sacred pot) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381

  • 39.

    Deep (Lighted wick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

  • 40.

    Tilak (Sacred mark) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385

    • Tilaks in various sampradãys ................................... 385

    • Tilak in the Swaminarayan sampradãy .................... 386

    • Importance of tilak ................................................... 386

    • Scientific reason for tilak on forehead .................... 386

    • Materials for tilak .................................................... 387

    • Cultural traditions .................................................... 387

    • Effects of tilak .......................................................... 388

    • Types of tilaks (74 of 255) ..................................... 388

  • 41.

    Miscellaneous Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389

    • Chakra ...................................................................... 389

    • Gadã ......................................................................... 389

    • Yantra ....................................................................... 390

    • Shri Yantra ............................................................... 391

    • Shri ........................................................................... 391

    • Shri Savã .................................................................. 392

    • Shubh – Lãbh ........................................................... 392

    • Trishul ...................................................................... 392

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