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Celebrating the festivals with prayer

  1. 1. CELEBRATING THE FESTIVALS WITH PRAYER? THE HINDU WAY DR.T.V.RAO MD Hinduism is an ancient religion with no founder or known date of origin. The term "Hinduism"simply derives from the wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed in India over thousands of years. Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it has no founder or date of origin. While most major religions derive from new ideas taught by a charismatic leader, Hinduism is simply the religion of the people of India, which has gradually developed over four thousand years. The origins and authors of its sacred texts on Hinduism are largely unknown. Most Hindus worship one or more deities, believe in reincarnation, value the practice of meditation, and observe festive holidays Most Hindus believe in praying the almighty GOD, Every Hindu festival is based on invoking the chosen God , as Prayer or worshipping God is considered to be an integral part of the Hindu religion. The chanting of mantras is the most popular form of worship in Hinduism. Yoga and meditation are also considered as a form of devotional service towards the Lord. The Picture to the right represents the Aum or OM sign, which is a sound of peace. The world is advancing to modernity, we enjoy many comforts, and less we are struggling to achieve many things, which many times we may not need. The advances in technology make us to deviate from the Creator of everything in nature. The history proves those who believe in religion and God survive better to the challenges, calamities as many times we are left alone to our own fate, which reminds many of us to the prayer and believing in G O D . One need not to be poetic to God, Thank God we don't have to understand prayer in order to pray. Yet, there are some consistent valid questions people have concerning prayer, but these must not hinder us from relying upon it.The simple way can be reading a religious book which teaches a little moral in life, Even a casual reading of the book of moral story s confirms how totally the disciples depended upon prayer — how they dared not make a move without committing to prayer, seeking God for His guidance and deliverance through prayer.Recently I was in my village, the poor really believe in praying from heart than rich people, the rich too pray, but believe in rituals than to the innocent perceptions of the God, it means the poor have no reservations to pray God. We don't pray to inform God. You can't tell God anything He doesn't know. So if we don't pray to impress or inform God, why then do we pray?Prayer Binds Us to God that’s why we tell God what He already knows. He knows what we have need of before we ask, but we're definitely, specifically, unqualifiedly told to pray and to ask — not to impress or inform God, but to invite God, so that we might have that fellowship with Him, so that we might grow, and we would learn to depend upon Him. Prayer is a “means.” Prayer is not an end in itself. It carries the design of God and accomplishes His purposes. Every aspect of Hinduism teaches, most innocent and illiterate people attained the salvation, with blind faith in God, than by intellectual questioning presence of God and purpose of religion. There are innumerable festivals in Hinduism every festival has some meaning to life and concern for others, Every Hindu, Christian and Muslim festival teaches some meaning to life and embedded with the prayer, many are deviating from religion just with little comforts, and forgetting the ultimate creator and owner of everything we possess.Prayer is very important as it helps us to gather all our energy and so helps us to fulfil our purpose. Through prayer, we are also able to live the ideal life. In spite of more than Billion people in India, the society survives with religious faith of everyone, social harmony, fulfilling the obligation to life. The Dussehraday is celebrated to commemorate the killing of Ravana by Lord Rama. The day also celebrates the killing of demon Mahishasur by Goddess Durga. Dussehra celebration spreads
  2. 2. the message of the victory of good over sin. Dussehra continues to be a Time to pray the Goddess Durga the Adishakti to bless us with many matters and wishes which we may not attain by our self. May the prayer of everyone bring in prosperity and Happiness in the turbulent world?The innocent prayer can change ours and others life too.Dr.T.V.Rao MD – Freelance writer