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Characteristics of Sadhana

Most forms of sadhana have the common characteristics given below:

1. Overcoming lethargy to start the sadhana

2. Generating the will-power to continue the sadhana

3. Carrying on the spiritual practices with dedication

4. Overcoming impediments on the way

5. Keeping on track and not getting deviated from the path

6. Build-up of Sraddha and heroic effort with prolonged sadhana (Character)

7. Feeling the grace of God

8. Development of inner purity

9. Expanding inwardly and development of love and attitude of service

10. Attaining Bhava (Spiritual feelings), Bhakti (Devotion) and Jnana (Knowledge of divine essence)

About the sadhana:

The sadhana described here uses Vedic symbolism in devotional worship. The concepts of Vedic yagna and devas are used in this symbolism. The purpose of this sadhana is to bring about an inner transformation in the sadhaka. The inner transformation is of the nature of the development of inner purity and expansion; discovering the joy within the soul; discovering the delight within the creation; and feeling the presence of the divine essence underlying all creation.

The sadhana is depicted as the worship of the Cosmic Being. In Rig Veda two descriptions of Cosmic Being are - the Purusha (described in Purusha Sukta of RV 10.90) and the Devi (described in Devi or Vak Sukta of RV 10.125). The sadhaka can consider his Ishta Deva and Devi (in Virat Rupa) as the Cosmic Being, one representing the cosmic male principle and the other the cosmic female principle.


Vedic Vision of Nature & Sadhana:
  1. Introduction
  2. Characteristics of Nature
  3. Connecting with Nature
  4. Vedic Vision of Nature
  5. Characteristics of Sadhana
  6. Vedic Deities and Sadhana
  7. Vedic Mantras
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Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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