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7 Nombres para una niña que significan Luna (que no son Luna)

Siempre me pregunté qué ven los demás en la Luna que les hace sentir tantas cosas. Hay artistas que le regalan canciones y pinturas, personas que se encomiendan a ella, y comunidades que le piden milagros. La Luna se ha convertido en un ícono de naturaleza y buena energía.

No fue hasta hace poco, que empecé a leer acerca del tema, que me di cuenta de la fortaleza y majestuosidad que esconde este maravilloso satélite natural.

En la astrología occidental, la Luna es el símbolo de la naturaleza emocional de las personas y simboliza el proceso de crecimiento personal. Para otros, la luna es un símbolo celestial que representa el equilibrio entre el bien y el mal.

Pero todas las comunidades coinciden en lo mismo, la Luna es un símbolo femenino que representa la naturaleza, la fortaleza y el equilibrio, tres valores elementales para un ser humano y que me gustaría que mi hija llevara consigo. Estas variaciones del Luna podrían ser de inspiración para escoger un nombre:

  1. Thea (Madre de la Luna)
  2. Mahina (Luna en Hawaiano)
  3. Nahiara (Luz de Luna)
  4. Deva (Diosa Hindú de la Luna)
  5. Aisha (Diosa Africana de la Luna)
  6. Purnima (En Hindi significa Luna llena)
  7. Elara (Es el nombre de una de las Lunas de Júpiter)

Cualquiera de estos nombres son poderosos y muy bonitos,  yo me quedaria con Thea, Aisha y Elara si tuviera una pequeña. Y a ti ¿Cuál te gusta?

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Guru Purnima 2017

Guru is a Sanskrit word. Gu means darkness, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes darkness and ignorance. On Guru Purnima, people believe in showing their respects to their Guru’s as an expression of gratitude towards them.

“The wisdom of the highest scriptures, the doctrines of all sacred texts, the epics of the gods and wise sagas of life, the science of mantras, yantras, and so on, powerful incantations, the wisdom passed to each generation, the sacred teachings of those who worship the Absolute as Divine Father or Mother, and other revered works – all these doctrines and creeds only bring the downfall of those whose minds are restless and deluded.

The Guru is not different from pure, unbounded consciousness, the Self. This is the truth. Without a doubt, this is the truth.

For the embodied soul, knowledge of the Self is veiled by a false perception of the world born of ignorance. The one by whose light Self-realization arises is known by the name, Guru.

Any place where the Guru dwells is the holy land of Kashi; the water that washes the Guru’s feet is the Ganges. The Guru is the Lord of the Universe perceptible to the eyes. Indeed, the Guru is Brahma, the Savior. "16. (The Guru Gita)

By K. Nagori

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Holi, the ancient Hindu “Festival of Colors” that celebrates the arrival of spring and the end of winter, has been celebrated again this year in India. Participants playfully splash colorful paint, powder and water on each other in open streets. The festival lasts for a night and a day, starting on the evening of the Purnima (Full Moon day). This year, it was observed on March 13.

The congregation listening to Buddha’s discourse.  Ajanta Caves.

A number of paintings in Ajanta are illustrations of the Buddha’s life as well as Buddhist tales (usually the Jatakas).  In some of the paintings, especially of assembled congregations, you can see a variety of costumes as well as what appear to be foreign disciples (see below). This particular one above appears to have monks’ robes as well as the patterned uttariya draped over one shoulder.

Under the cut you’ll find 86 names with celestial meanings or connations.  They are organized alphabetically. There are names with Egyptian, Hindu, Japanese, Arabic, Greek, Norse, African, Russian, Latin, Gaelic, Hawaiian, Anglo-Saxon, Chinese, Sanskrit, French and Hungarian origins in this list. Please like or reblog if you found this useful.

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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja.

Mother Lakshmi is the Goddess of true wealth. Our goals reflect our values and what we value is our true wealth. Lakshmi Puja is celebrated at different times by different Hindu communities, but in East Indian especially Bengal, Lakshmi Puja is observed on the full moon night after Durga Puja (Sharad Purnima).

It’s actually my favourite day of the year. Many of us have that post Durga Puja blues, winter is setting in and the nights are getting depressingly longer and colder, then Mother Lakshmi comes flying in on a beautiful Autumn full moon night to pay us a home visit, make sure we’re ok. It’s a great time to reevaluate our goals. Additionally it’s a good opportunity to do something nice, check up on elderly relatives and neighbours, show a bit of caring and kindness, maybe help the homeless, be the prosperity to others that we value in our own lives to the best of our capabilities. This is perhaps the best way to perform Lakshmi Puja at any time of year.

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja 2016 fall on October 15th, as always check the Hindu calendar for exact times and dates if your observing this Puja.

☀ HAPPY GAURA PURNIMA ☀

✨ Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ✨

“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances.”~Chaitanya Charitamrita adi 14.1

NEPAL, Kathmandu : A Hindu Sadhu or holy man, dressed as Hanuman, the monkey god, walks during the Janai Purnima Festival at The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on August 10, 2014. The Janai Purnima Festival is known as the Sacred Thread Festival during which Hindu men, especially the Brahmans and Chettris perform their annual change of Janai (sacred thread), a yellow cotton string worn across the chest or tied around the wrist of the right hand. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA

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Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters; the festival is also popularly used to celebrate any brother-sister like loving protective relationship between men and women who are relatives or biologically unrelated. It is called Rakhi Purnima, or simply Rakhi, in many parts of India.  On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her.The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.

Happy Raksha Bandhan!

Also called Rakhi Purnima or just Rakhi, this day celebrates the loving bond between brother and sister. Meaning ‘tying the knot of protection’, Raksha Bandhan is a day where sisters tie a sacred thread (sometimes simple, sometimes very ornate) to the wrist of their brothers to symbolize the eternal promise to protect and care for one another. Rakhi also celebrates brother-sister like family ties between cousins or distant family members and sometimes between biologically unrelated men and women. So, tie a rakhi to your brother’s wrist, say a prayer for him and feed each other prasaad in the presence of loving family and the Lord; exchange gifts and wish each other a safe and blessed year!

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Guru Purnima | Acharya | Ashadh Purnima 

This Saturday is Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. Throughout India, disciples will spend the day honoring the Guru. Today is the perfect day to reflect on your teachers and how they have helped you. 

“Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara, Guru Sakshat Parabrahmah Tasmai Shree Guru Veh Namah.”

“Guru, a Sanskrit word, stands for a saintly, venerable person who is a preceptor. Literally, the term ‘guru’ means 'big’, 'weighty’. The guru, therefore, is one who is great. According to another etymology, guru is one who removes the darkness of ignorance ('gu’ means darkness and 'ru’ means anything that banishes)….The guru tradition is an outstanding characteristic of Indian spiritual life and religious history….The first born enlightened knowers of the Self were the mind-born sons of Brahma, the creator God….Then came the first group of Vedic sages, the first patriarchs of the human race, seven in number. These seven great sages, known as saptarsi, were born out of Brahmadeva’s mind.”
- The Encyclopedia of Hinduism