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Khajurao Temple in India

The Jyotirlinga is a devotional representation of Lord Shiva, and is considered to be a holy site for Hindus. In India, there are 12 Jyotirlinga Temples in total which are visited by millions of devotees from all over the world.

It must be noted that each of this Jyotirlinga Temple has a significant folklore attached to them which adds a distinct character to each one of them.

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Smartphones not only reveal your screen time, chat history or gaming preferences but are a useful tool to find a link between individuals’ daily spiritual experiences and overall well-being, say researchers.

While other studies have found such a connection between spirituality and positive emotions, the new study is significant because frequent texting over smartphones made it easier to capture respondents’ moment-to-moment spiritual experiences over 14 days rather than only one or two points in time.

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In the Upanishads as well as in the Bhagavad Gīta, the words- adhibhūta, adhidaiva and ādhyātma are frequently met with. Pinterest

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Spirituality is part of life to many. However, the meaning and practice of Ādhyatmic life varies from religion to religion.

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