Saturday March 24, 2018

Here’s Why Rudraksha is Worn by the Devotees of Lord Shiva!

Rudraksha is related to the Hindu god Shiva and is usually worn for security by his devotees

These Hindu prayers beads are made out of Rudraksha seeds. Wikimedia
  • Rudraksha is a seed primarily utilized as Hindu prayer beads
  • They are related to the Hindu god Shiva and are worn by his devotees
  • Rudraksha beads are known to shield you from criminals, death, and sudden mishaps

New Delhi, August 4, 2017: Rudraksha is a seed customarily utilized as Hindu prayer beads. The seed is delivered by a few types of evergreen wide-leaved trees in the class Elaeocarpus, with Elaeocarpus citrus being the key species. They are related to the Hindu god Shiva and are usually worn for security by his devotees.

Rudrakshas are basically utilized as a part of India and Nepal as globules for natural gems and malas and are given the same status as semi-valuable stones.

Rudraksha beads are associated with Lord Shiva. Wikimedia

It is believed that wearing these Hindu prayer beads helps in controlling virility, bp, scholarly improvement, domestic gains, mental peace, solidarity, achievement of success in Business and furthermore helps in remaining calm. Also, devotees believe that it contains all the five components and shields you from criminals and sudden mishaps and death.

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One faced Rudraksha

It has its own importance as it gives all the joy, riches, favorable luck, great life, and fortunes and you will be honored by the blessings of all god and goddess.

Two faced Rudraksha

This will help you in annihilating sins and sicknesses like cancer and diseases related to the left eye, intestine, and kidney. It will help in achieving success in relationships and business and aides in balancing the mind.

Three faced Rudraksha

This is ought to be worn to get freedom from sins. It likewise cures skin related sicknesses. It will likewise get accomplishment in education. This will help you to fulfill and satisfy your wishes.

Four faced Rudraksha

This ought to be worn by engineers, teachers, and doctors or the individuals who are considering this field of calling.

Five faced Rudraksha

This also helps in liberation from sins. This ought to be worn for peace of mind, good well-being, and basically, represents five components. It additionally helps in conquering distress and poverty. It is exceptionally helpful in upgrading wealth, fame, knowledge, and power.

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Right of Nature: Are Rivers Living Beings?

Should rivers be considered Living Entities?

Right of Nature
Many cultures across the globe believe that rivers are living beings or Gods/Goddesses and they just take the form of water bodies.

By Dr. Bharti Raizada, Chicago

Science says that water bodies are not living entities, as water does not need food, does not grow, and reproduce. Water is required for life, but in itself it is nonliving.

However, many cultures across the globe believe that rivers are living beings or Gods/Goddesses and they just take the form of water bodies.

The Maori tribe in New Zealand considers the Whanganui River as their ancestor and the Maori people fought to get it a legal status as a living being. In 2017, a court in New Zealand gave this river the status of living being and same rights as humans, to protect it from pollution. Thus, now if someone pollutes in it then it is considered equivalent to harming a human.

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Right of Nature
Rivers are sacred in many religions, including Hinduism. Image courtesy: Dr. Bharti Raizada

Rivers are sacred in Hinduism also. Hindus believe that the Ganga descended from heaven and call her Ganga Maa. A few days after New Zealand’s court decision, Uttarakhand high court in India gave the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries the status of living human entities. The Court-appointed three officials as legal custodians. However, the court did not clarify many aspects related to this decision.

After this verdict some of the questions, which naturally came to mind, were:

Can Hindus still do rituals of flowing ashes, leaves, flowers, diyas in river or no? Can a dam be built on the river after this judgment? If some damage, to a person, animal, plants, or property, occurs because of river e.g. overflow, hurricanes, flooding etc., how the river will pay the liabilities? What if all rivers, oceans, ponds etc. are given the status of living beings? Will drinking water from river become a crime? What about taking water and using it for routine needs,  agriculture or building structures? Will it be illegal? If a child throws a stone in water, will it be a criminal act? Will fishing be considered stealing? What about boating? If someone is using heat near water and water evaporates, is it equal to taking the body part of a human being? What about taking a bath in the river?

Right of Nature
If the river gets a living status, as human, then we cannot use it for anything without its permission, so everyone has to stop touching the water. Image courtesy: Dr. Bharti Raizada

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Other queries, which arise, are:

Will animals and plants get the same status? What if you kill an ant or a chicken etc. or cut a tree? Will all animals and plants get a legal custodian?

Where is all the waste supposed to go? It has to go somewhere back in nature, right?

Uttrakhand state government challenged the judgement in Supreme Court and the latter reversed the judgment.

Right of Nature
So where do we stand? In my opinion, granting living status to nature is a different thing than giving protected status or preserving nature. Image by Dr. Bharti Raizada

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Ecuador’s constitution recognized the Right of Nature to exist, specifically Vilcabamba river, in 2008.

Then Bolivia passed the law of the right of mother earth and granted Nature equal rights as humans.

Many communities in the U.S.A. passed the Right of Nature law.

These laws are creating a dilemma or quandary also, as people need to use these resources. We cannot live without using natural resources. However, there is a difference between using natural resources and afflicting or destroying these. So, please use natural resources very diligently. Try not to vitiate nature.

On World Water Day (March 22), please start taking care of rivers, so that there is no need for future celebrations. It should not be a one-day celebration anyway, we should scrupulously look out for nature all the time.

Dr. Raizada is a practicing anesthesiologist.