Why are glass bangles preferred over plastic bangles?

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1. Ornaments worn by a woman on the hands

Some main types of ornaments are:

  • Bahubandha worn on the arm.
  • Bangles worn on the wrists. There are various types of bangles, such as glass-bangles, gold-bangles, patali, toda etc.
  • An ornament worn on a finger is the ring. Generally, it is worn on the anamika or the ring finger.

2. Bahubandha (keyur)

Since this ornament is worn on the ‘Bahu’, that is, the arm, it is called a Bahubandha. This is made of gold or silver. It is studded with precious stones. Bahubandhas studded with pearls are also available. Bahubandha is also known as keyur, bahubhusha, bhujaband and vanki. Wearing these ornaments is important for various reasons.

  • The hand gets the energy to function. Waves of Devi Principle are active in the Bahubandha. These waves are absorbed by the arm and are spread to the whole hand.
  • Through the Bahubandha, the woman obtains the Saviour (Tarak) or Destroyer (Marak) energy of Sri Saraswatidevi as per the requirement. Radiant waves are emitted by the shiny precious stones studded in the Bahubandha. These waves match the Energy of Action (Kriya-Shakti) of Sri Saraswatidevi. They impart coolness to women who are not affected by negative energies and heat to women affected by negative energies. The seven rays emitted by the Bahubandha are symbolic of the Energy of Sri Saraswatidevi, active in Saviour or Destroyer form.
  • The sound (Nad) emitted from the Bahubandha functions in varying proportion, depending on the spiritual emotion (Bhav) of the woman and makes her aware of her true nature. The sound emitted from the Bahubandha provides Divine Energy (Shakti), Divine consciousness (Chaitanya), Bliss (Anand) and Peace (Shanti) to the woman who wears it. The three small bells attached to the Bahubandha symbolise God’s Energy of Will (Ichha-Shakti), Action (Kriya-Shakti) and Knowledge (Dnyan-Shakti). Depending on the spiritual emotion (Bhav) of the woman, these small bells make her aware of her true nature.
  • A protective sheath is created on the arm due to the Bahubandha. Due to the sattvikta, the Devi Principle and Divine consciousness (Chaitanya) in the Bahubandha, the woman is protected from attacks of negative energies in the atmosphere.

Effects of wearing a Bahubandha made of gold:

  • Chaitanya is attracted to the precious stones studded in the Bahubandha.

  • This Chaitanya circulates in the Bahubandha.
  • An activated spiral of Shakti circulates in the Bahubandha.
  • Rays of Shakti are emitted into the environment by this spiral.

Spiritual experience of effects of wearing a Bahubandha: One day I wore a Bahubandha. I experienced that black energy was leaving my body from the head, throat, vertebrae and below the waist, upto the legs. After that, blue light spread in my entire body. After some time, this blue light transformed into white light and my entire body was filled with it. – Ms. Ranjana Gavas

The important point to remember here is that, sattvik vibrations were emitted because the Bahubandha had a sattvik design. Due to these vibrations, the black energy in Ms. Ranjana’s body reduced and she also had good spiritual experiences.

3. Bangles

Kankan, that is, bangles are an important ornament for spinsters as well as married women. Since ancient times, there is a tradition of making bangles, that is, kangan from various metals, glass, conch, sealing-wax and ivory.

  • In Punjab, bangles made of ivory and in Bengal bangles made of conch have special importance.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, wearing of a red sari and red bangles by the bride at the time of the wedding is considered auspicious.
  • In states like Maharashtra, Karnataka etc., wearing of green glass bangles by the bride at the time of the wedding has special importance.

Subtle experiment regarding glass and plastic bangles: First keep glass bangles in front of you. Concentrate on them and pay attention to what you feel while looking at them for 15 seconds – good, distressed or nothing at all. Repeat the process for plastic bangles and see what you feel.

Answer to subtle experiment: One feels good while looking at glass bangles. One experiences distress while looking at the plastic bangles.

3.1 Effects of plastic and glass bangles

Plastic bangles: Plastic bangles are Raja-Tama-dominant. Hence, Raja-Tama-dominant vibrations in the environment are attracted to such bangles and are absorbed by the woman who wears them. As a result, there is a possibility of the woman experiencing distress such as pressure on the head or the body, fatigue etc. This explains why one feels distress while looking at plastic bangles.

Glass bangles: Glass bangles have sattvikta, Devi Principle and Chaitanya in them. Due to these, sattvik and Chaitanya-dominant waves in the environment are attracted to the glass bangles. In addition, due to the sound generated by the glass bangles, the negative energies back off. This explains why one feels good while looking at glass bangles.

It is evident from this experiment that it is more beneficial for a woman to wear glass bangles, rather than plastic bangles. Out of ignorance about this science, today many women wear plastic bangles. Fashion is also one of the reasons for this. Some women wear plastic bangles because the glass bangles break often. In doing this, they deprive themselves of the benefit that is obtained from wearing glass bangles, and harm themselves.

Plastic bangles Glass bangles
1. Sound created Friction-like Impact-like
2. Nature of sound Raja-Tama
dominant
In the form of
Shakti
3. Effect on negative
energies
Attract negative
energies
Drive away
negative energies
4. Awakening of
vitality
Does not occur Occurs
5. Vital energy Reduces Increases
6. Purification of the
gross body
Does not occur Occurs
7. Black covering Is generated Is destroyed
8. Protection of the
body
Does not take
place
Takes place

3.2 Benefits of sound waves created by glass bangles

  • Due to the subtle weapons emitted from the sound waves of the bangles, the motor organs of the woman are protected.
  • The sattvikta (Sattva predominant) of the woman’s motor organs increases.
  • A sheath of waves of Action-Energy (Kriya-Shakti) emitted by the bangles is generated around the woman’s body and she is protected from the negative energies.
  • The Divine Energy Principle (Shakti-tattva) is activated in the woman and her body sheaths are purified; similarly, the premises too gets purified.

Due the movement of the bangles, the woman’s Raja component increases. This Raja component activates the Primal Energy Principle (Adishakti-tattva) in the woman’s body. The woman’s body benefits from the awakened Shakti-tattva, helping in purifying her vital body and mental body sheaths. As the waves of Adishakti spread into the atmosphere, the Raja-Tama particles in the premises disintegrate and the premises gets purified.

Subtle process about the protection from negative energies is as follows:

  • Due to union of the action waves present in the bangles, they are charged with the waves of Kriya-Shakti.

  • Due to the touch of the waves of Kriya-Shakti, the Sun channel (Surya-nadi) of the woman is activated.
  • Waves of Shakti are emitted into the atmosphere from the Sun channel.
  • Due to the waves of Kriya-Shakti emitted by the bangles, a rapidly moving protective sheath of Raja waves is generated around the woman’s body.
  • That is how, the woman is protected from negative energies present in the atmosphere.

3.3 Number of bangles to be worn

The bangles are worn in each hand in a specific number. As a result, a specific Shakti is created.

Number of
bangles
Type of Shakti
generated
3 Tarak
6 Tarak-Marak
8 Marak-Tarak
12 Marak

From this viewpoint, it is important for a woman of a particular age to wear bangles in a specific number.

Importance of girls wearing three, or less bangles: Shakti is present in girls in an unmanifest form. Also, they have lesser impressions (sanskars) in them. Vibrations of Saviour Energy (Tarak-Shakti) are active in girls. By wearing three or less bangles, a slight inertia indicating sound is created in the bangles. Due to this sound, the girl gets the strength to perform a task.

Science underlying wearing of more bangles by a newly married woman: Destroyer (Marak) waves are created by the sound of the bangles worn in larger numbers by a newly married woman. With the help of these waves, the newly married woman is protected from the evil-eye and attacks of negative energies.

3.4 Various colours of bangles and their features

Vibrations of the glass bangles change according to their colour.

A. Green glass bangles: Green colour depicts continuous speed or pace that is Chetna, through the medium of the Energy of Action (Kriya-Shakti).That is why trees are of green colour. Kriya-Shakti in the Universe is attracted to the green colour particles in the leaves. Similar benefits are obtained by a woman who wears green bangles.

Wearing of green bangles by married women is indicative of their chastity. This is symbolic of worshipping the manifest form of the Divine Energy (Shakti) with its ornaments. Waves of Female Deity (Devi) Principle are active in the green bangles. These waves are absorbed by the wrists and spread to the entire hand. Due to the sattvikta, Devi Principle and Chaitanya in the bangles, a protective sheath is created around the wrist and fingers, and they are protected from negative energies.

The activity taking place at the subtle level due to the green bangles:

  • Particles of Bliss (Anand) spread into the body of the woman, through the bangles.
  • Waves of Divine Energy (Shakti) spread into the body of the woman, through the bangles.

B. Red glass bangles: The Destroyer Principle (Marak-tattva) from the waves in the form of Energy of Action (Kriya-Shakti) of the Primal Energy (Adishakti) present in the Universe is attracted to the bangles worn by women. Due to the red colour of the bangles, there is an increase in the proportion of attraction of the Destroyer Principle of the Adishakti. There are many shades of red colour, such as dark-red, blood-red, copper-red, brownish-red etc. Depending on every colour, there is a change in their vibrations and effects.

Brownish-red
bangles
Green bangles
1. Three components
(Triguns) in the
bangles
Tama-Raja Raja-Sattva
2. Principle Negligible
destroyer, but
passive
Saviour-
Destroyer
3. Divine Energy
(Shakti) in the
bangles
Inert and in the
form of
Absolute Earth
element
(Pruthvi-tatva)
In the saviour
form
4. Form of Divine
Energy (Shakti)
Unmanifest Manifest and
active
5. Active Principle Inferior sagun Medium sagun
6. Function Accumulation of
vibrations of
Divine Energy
(Shakti)
Creation of
purity through
the vibrations

Some women wear shiny green colour bangles with designs on them, while some women wear such bangles without any designs on them. Raja-Tama-dominant vibrations are emitted by these bangles. As a result, lustful thoughts or thoughts of fame are created in the woman’s mind. Due to the golden designs on the bangles, obstacles are created in the absorption of Divine Principle in the bangles. Even in the bangles without designs, the Divine Principle is attracted only in a small proportion due to their shiny colour. It will be clear from this, that the golden designs and the shiny colour do not give benefit of the Divine Principle. Instead of such bangles, one should wear bangles without designs on them and which have a smooth surface.

3.5 Why wearing a watch on one hand and bangles on the other is inappropriate?

The subtle sound emitted by the watch attracts negative energies. As a result, by wearing a watch instead of bangles, there is a possibility of the woman getting distressed by negative energies.

Difference in the effects of wearing a watch and bangles on the wrists:

Wearing a watch Wearing bangles
1. Nature Raja-Tama-dominant Sattvik
2. Creation of
sound (Nad)
Distressing Full of Chaitanya
3. Attracts Negative energies Divine energy
4. Generation of
a covering
Through distressing
waves
Through waves
full of Chaitanya
5. Effect in the
context of
negative
energies
Experiencing distress Protection from
negative energies
6. Effect on the
environment
Gets polluted Gets purified

It will be clear from the above table, that wearing a watch not only produces an asattvik clicking sound, but also attracts distress of negative energies; therefore, it is more beneficial to wear bangles that protect the woman through the sound generated from their sattvik tinkling. Nowadays as per the need of the modern era, one can wear a wrist watch and bangles together.

3.6 Reason for the sudden cracking or breaking of bangles

Through the glass bangles, spiritual healing takes place on a woman. In this, women who are affected by negative energies have to face various kinds of distress.

  • Not feeling like wearing bangles
  • Getting fever or other physical distress upon wearing bangles
  • Despite wearing tight bangles, their slipping out by themselves
  • Bangles breaking frequently
  • Bangles breaking unexpectedly, causing injury to the hand and due to this the woman not being able to wear bangles etc.

Many women would have experienced that bangles unexpectedly develop cracks, that is, break without any reason. Sorcerers (mantriks), that is, powerful negative energies from the fourth region of Hell transmit black energy with a great speed. This transmission is impactful. The speed creates sound. When a bangle comes into contact with this sound, it unexpectedly cracks. When a bangle breaks without any reason, it indicates a battle between powerful negative energies and the ornaments. Sometimes, when one is not even aware of the breaking of the bangle, it is broken by a negative energy only.

3.7 Reason for not wearing a cracked or a broken bangle, as per the spiritual science

Broken bangles create distressing and impactful vibrations. There is a possibility of negative energies getting attracted to such bangles. As a result, the possibility of distress of negative energies to the woman also increases.

Spiritual experience of a seeker, when her bangles developed cracks: On 27th September 2008, a bangle in the hand of a lady-seeker broke unexpectedly. In the same manner, on 29th September 2008, one more bangle of the lady-seeker broke. The lady-seeker conducted a subtle analysis of this occurrence. She realised that due to breaking of the bangle, black energy was entering the void between the bangle and the hand. The entire bangle was charged with black energy. The black energy began to slowly flow in an upward direction on the hands and then spread to the entire body. The lady-seeker became restless. Her restlessness reduced only after removing the bangle.

From this spiritual experience of the lady-seeker, it is evident that the negative energies gain control over the mind and intellect of a woman who wears a cracked bangle. As a result, distress like experiencing restlessness, negative thoughts entering the mind etc. may take place.

3.8 Reason for negative energies attacking the bangle

When a woman wears a bangle, a kind of void is created around her wrist. Due to this void, this medium is helpful in spiritual healing through the Absolute Ether Element (Akash-tattva), that is, the healing at the Nirgun level. Waves of the Divine Principle are also attracted to the sound caused by wearing the bangles. These waves are spread into the body of the woman through the bangles. This enhances the sattvikta in a woman who wears the bangles. This increase in sattvikta is distressing for negative energies. Negative energies attack the bangles and create a situation where the woman is not able to wear bangles.

Spiritual experience related to strong desire of wearing bangles: During the Arati of Srikrushna in the morning, awareness about my own existence began to reduce. I had a strong desire to wear green bangles in both the hands. At that time, I felt good vibrations, from my shoulders to the fingers. I experienced the existence of Sri Durgadevi in the body and awareness about my own existence began to reduce. – Mrs. Sujata Kulkarni

Importance of wearing bangles will be clear from the spiritual experience of Mrs. Sujata. In Hindu Dharma, wearing bangles is an important Conduct (Achar). Abiding by this Conduct, a woman gets various spiritual experiences of Divine Energy (Shakti), Divine consciousness (Chaitanya), Bliss (Anand) etc.

3.9 Gold bangles

Various types of gold bangles are found. These traditional bangles also have special designs on them.

  • A flat gold bangle or patali. This bangle is thicker and broader when compared to glass bangles.
  • Gold bangle or Swarnakankan. Its breadth is similar to that of glass bangles. It is also known as ‘Bilwar’.
  • Toda is a little broader than a patali. A specific type of design is engraved on it.
  • Gotha are thick bangles without any design. They are worn at both the ends after wearing bangles.

If the design on the gold bangles is sattvik, then there are good and beneficial effects. If the design is asattvik, then there is distress too upon wearing such bangles.

Effects of wearing a gold toda:

  • Chaitanya is activated in the toda.

  • This Chaitanya is transmitted into the body of the woman who wears the toda.
  • A spiral of Divine Energy (Shakti) is activated in the toda.

Similar subtle level effects take place upon wearing other gold bangles.

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Why are gold ornaments worn in the upper part of the body?

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1. Benefits of metal ornaments and precious stones studded in them

Metals like gold, silver, copper are used for making ornaments. By using metals for making ornaments one can derive various benefits.

Physical and psychological benefits: By adorning the ornaments made from metals one has physical and psychological benefits like reduction in the body heat, enhancement in beauty etc. For example by adorning copper ornaments the body heat reduces. By adorning gold ornaments beauty is enhanced.

Spiritual benefits: From ancient times for protection from negative energies and acquiring grace of Deities metals are used for making ornaments. For example, kids were adorned with copper anklets. Every metal used for making ornaments has is own special feature which is beneficial from the viewpoint of making ornaments.

2. Importance of gold ornaments

As per Brahman Holy text:

  • Gold destroys the harmful germs present in the body. Due to this adorning gold ornaments is considered beneficial from the perspective of health.
  • Amongst all metals, gold is the most sattvik.
  • By using gold Divine Energy is absorbed in greater extent.
  • By adorning gold ornaments the Divine Energy (Shakti) Principle present in a woman is activated and the entire family is protected. Gold is associated with the Absolute Fire Element (Tej-tattva). Due to this,

    Gold ornaments absorb the Chaitanya frequencies associated with Tej easily and in greater proportion. These Chaitanya frequencies are emitted too. Due to these frequencies, the Sun channel (Surya-nadi) of the woman gets activated. Consequently, the Divine Energy (Shakti) Principle present in the woman is activated. In this way, on adorning gold ornaments the Shakti Principle activated in her protects her and the entire family.

    With the touch of gold, the person’s Bhav towards his revered Deity is awakened because of which he gains benefit at the level of the Absolute Fire Element (Tej-tattva).

  • By adorning gold one is liberated from untimely death.

A quote in Atharvaveda delineates:

अग्‍ने: प्रजातं परि यत्‌ हिरण्‍यम्‌
अमृतं दघ्रे अधि मर्त्‍येषु ।
य एनव्‍देद स इदेनमर्हति
जरामृत्‍युर्भवति यो बिभर्ति ।। – अथर्ववेद, काण्‍ड १९, सूक्‍त २६, ऋचा १

This means that, I adorn gold created or orginated from fire which bestows eternity. One who adorns it is liberated from the fear of untimely death.

Spiritual experience: On looking at gold, spiritual healing occurring and experience of coolness on the head and pleasant sensation on the tongue: On 24th October 2006 on looking at gold, I started yawning. I felt satttvika and Chaitanya laden frequencies were emitted from gold. They touched my body and the black energy present there reduced through yawning. After sometime I experienced coolness on my head and pleasant sensation on my tongue. My breathing became rhythmic. – Ms. Ranjana Gavas, Goa

2.1 Adorning gold ornaments in the upper part of the body

In the ancient tradition of adorning ornaments, an important point is that gold ornaments are adorned above the waist. The spiritual reason for this is that gold ornaments have predominance of the Absolute Fire Principle. Through this one is protected from the negative energies active in the direction 8 to 10 feet upwards from the ground. Also, due to gold the negative energies have distress.

Example explaining this point: Before listening to music, the socerers (mantriks) from Hell manifested in seekers removing the gold ornaments: On 16th November 2006, to study the effect of Indian and Western music on the sorcerers (Mantriks) from Hell, that is, powerful negative energies, present in the seekers severely distressed by negative energies, various experiments of sound (Nada) were done. At that time, before the experiment the mantriks got the ornaments adorned by seekers removed. The reason for this is that gold ornaments associated with Tej-tatva effectively absorb and emit Chaitanya associated with the Tej-tattva. To prevent the effect of this Chaitanya, the mantriks removed the ornaments in advance. Due to the high speed Tej-tattva present in sound (Nada), the Tej-tattva inherent in the ornaments gets activated. With the disintegration of the black energy in them, there is an effect on the body too.

Hence, as far as possible the mantriks try to ensure that the gold ornaments do not touch the body. Nada functions at an expansive level because of which its effect begins at both Sagun and Nirgun level at the same time.

3. Importance of silver ornaments

It is best if the ornaments are of gold. If it is not possible to adorn gold ornaments, then silver ornaments should be adorned. Also, some ornaments are made only from silver, for example anklets. Silver ornaments primarily include anklets, chain, thick bangles, rings etc. The person adorning silver ornaments also gains Divine Chaitanya. Generally, silver ornaments are adorned below the waist.

3.1 Spiritual science underlying adorning silver ornaments below the waist

Silver has more ability to absorb the raja predominant, Chaitanya laden desire frequencies. By adorning silver ornaments below the waist, the woman is protected from the distressing Absolute Earth and Water Element frequencies emitted from Hell. In this way by adorning silver anklets, the negative energies cannot enter a woman’s body easily. Similarly she is protected by all the ornaments like griddle, toe rings etc. Being ignorant about this importance, nowadays women have thoughts like not adorning bangles, removing Mangalasutra while sleeping and actually removing the other ornaments around the neck. These thoughts are implanted by negative energies itself. By the getting the women to discard their ornaments, the negative energies can easily attack them. Hence, bearing in mind this deceit of negative energies, one should regularly adorn ornaments.

4. Precious stones studded in ornaments

Various precious stones like Ruby, Pearl, Red Coral, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Hessonite, Cat’s Eye etc. are studded in the gold and silver ornaments. This enhances their allure and they are used for specific purpose. Some precious stones, their special features and function are:

Precious
stone
Special feature Function
1. Ruby Providing energy Protection of the gross body
2. Diamond Emission of Absolute
Fire Element (Tej-tattva)
Purification of gross
and mental body
3. Red Coral Awakening of chetana
in the body
Touch leading to enhancement
of the mission’s momentum
4. Pearl Symbol of coolness Bestowing pleasantness
5. Emerald Symbol of solidification
of energy
Maintenance of continuity
of energy
6. Yellow
Sapphire
Enhances enthusiasm Symbol of saviour Principle
7. Hessonite Better execution of task Symbol of inertia

4.1 Benefits of adorning precious stones in the form of ornaments

  • Through precious stones the body acquires special Absolute Fire Element (Tej-tattva).

  • Adorning ornaments studded with precious stones helps in averting present and future suffering associated with planets (Grahapida). Planets have an impact on a man’s life. In Astrology, for averting present and future suffering due to the position of planets (Grahapida), adorning ornaments studded with various precious stones especially a ring is prescribed. As per the spiritual science, the ring is adorned by the men in the fingers of their right hand, while women adorn in their left hand.

Planet Associated
precious stone
Finger to adorn
the precious stone
1. Sun Ruby Ring finger
2. Moon Pearl Little finger
3. Mars Red Coral Ring finger
4. Uranus Emerald Little finger
5. Jupiter Yellow Saphire Index finger
6. Venus Diamond Ring finger
7. Satturn Blue Saphire Middle finger
8. Rahu Hessonite Little finger
9. Ketu Cat’s eye Little finger

Nowadays as these precious stones are made artificially their actual effect is not seen. Also, even if one gets the pure precious stone, their effect is limited to some time period. By undertaking spiritual practice, the benefit of the precious stone adorned for alleviating suffering due to Grahapida is more.

4.2 Effects of adorning artificial ornaments

With changing times, due to insecurity, many women adorn artificial ornaments. Others elucidate soe distress like rashes due to ornaments. But in reality, the women are unaware that it is the act of negative energies. Due to artificial ornaments, women are not able to absorb the Deity Principle present in the environment because of which it becomes easy for the negative energies to attack them. Bearing in mind this thought, as far as possible one should adorn gold and silver ornaments itself.

4.3 Importance of spiritual emotion (Bhav) when adorning ornaments

Only the Hindu culture advocates adorning ornaments on the head, neck, ear, nose, waist, feet that is the complete body. Hindu Dharma advocates that on some occasions women should adorn special ornaments. For example, on festivals, marriage etc, women should adorn an armlet and girdle. For gaining spiritual benefit of ornaments, it is not necessary to adorn all ornaments. As per one’s financial condition some selected ornaments can suffice. Reason for this is that instead of which and how many ornaments one adorns, the underlying spiritual emotion (Bhav) is important. If a person has Bhav towards the adorned ornament only then that ornament through the associated Deity Principle can bestow maximum benefit.

Why are ornaments required to be purified regularly?

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1. Choice of the ornaments as per personality

A person chooses the ornaments according to his personality. A sattvik person chooses sattvik ornaments, a rajasik person chooses rajasik ornaments and a tamasik person chooses tamasik ornaments. Looking at sattvik ornaments, one experiences Bhav, Chaitanya, bliss and serenity. Looking at rajasik ornaments, one experiences Energy, whereas one feels distress looking at tamasik ornaments.

2. Sattvik and tamasik ornaments

If the ornaments are sattvik, then at the mental level pleasant changes occur and are retained. For example, one becomes introspective. On the contrary, by wearing asuri (demonic) ornaments, specific chakras of the body and ultimately the organs are affected because of the negative vibrations emitted by them. Diseases concerning that organ occur due to this reason.

Subtle experiment about ornaments (two types of necklaces): Look at the two necklaces below for 15 seconds and note whether you feel good, distressed or nothing at all after looking at the pictures.

Figure A Figure B

Answer: By looking at the necklace in the picture ‘A’, one experiences distress. By looking at the necklace in the picture ‘B’, one feels good. According to the principle of Spirituality, the ‘word, touch, form, taste, fragrance and the Divine Principle associated with them all coexist’. Thus there is the corresponding energy in the ornament. Distressing vibrations are experienced from demonic ornaments and good vibrations from sattvik ornaments. Thus the inference that can be drawn is that the necklace shown in picture ‘A’ is a demonic ornament. The necklace shown in picture ‘B’ is a sattvik ornament.

In Kaliyug the average person’s spiritual level is 20 percent and the level of the person who has attained Final-Liberation (Moksha) is 100 percent. Through sadhana, by attaining the spiritual level of more than 35 percent, one starts comprehending subtle vibrations. Only thereafter, is it possible for us to understand the difference between a demonic ornament and a sattvik ornament.

2.1 Caution to be observed at the time of purchasing ornaments

When we go to purchase ornaments, various types of ornaments are shown to us; but only a few of them are sattvik and others are demonic. An average person lacks the ability to identify sattvik and demonic ornaments. Hence, he mostly looks at the external beauty and selects demonic ornaments only. While selecting an ornament, pray faithfully to the form of God that you have intense faith in and pay attention to what you experience by looking at the ornaments as mentioned in the above experiment. Select only that ornament which gives good spiritual experiences.

Spiritual experience on wearing a demonic ornament: On looking at the ornaments in a shop I felt attracted to them. While purchasing the ornament I had the unexpressed feeling in my mind that ‘Upon wearing this ornament I should look beautiful and should attract attention’. After wearing the ornament, the sorcerer (mantrik) present in me manifested every time and easily attracted the attention of others. Every time I wore the ornament, I experienced distress such as heaviness in the head, stoppage of chanting, feeling restless and the mind becoming fickle and restless etc. – One Seeker

Spiritual experience on wearing a sattvik ornament: On 6th June 2007, for a Dharmasatsang presentation on ornaments, my photographs wearing various ornaments were taken. Before my photographs were taken I was experiencing a black covering around me. Due to this I was experiencing fatigue. I felt apprehensive about whether the photographs would turn out as required. At that time I had worn sattvik gold ornaments selected by H.H. Dr. Athavale. As I wore one sattvik ornament after the other, the black covering around me went on reducing and I felt light, enthusiastic and blissful. By wearing sattvik ornaments, I experienced lightness and Bliss. – One seeker

2.2 Signs of attack on ornaments by sorcerers (mantriks)

Due to sattvikta of ornaments negative energies experience distress. That is why mantriks, that is, powerful negative energies attack ornaments itself to destroy the Chaitanya in it. After the attack by mantriks, the radiance (Tej) of ornaments is reduced. A black, purple or green shade is seen on the ornaments.

Mantriks store a large amount of black energy in ornaments and then frequencies of black energy are emitted from them with tremendous speed. Due to this reason, those who wear these ornaments, those who look at them and those who come in contact with them, experience distress. That is why the periodic purification of ornaments is necessary.

3. Purification of ornaments

In the ornaments worn by the person afflicted with negative energies distress, the negative energies collect black energy to counteract the effect of the gold. The body parts on which the person has worn ornaments may start paining. If one experiences distress upon wearing ornaments, then purification should be done according to the severity of the distress.

The Five Cosmic Principles are Absolute Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. Amongst them, ornaments are purified by the Absolute Water, Fire, Air and Ether principles. Thus purification of ornaments should be done according to the ascending level of the Absolute Fire, Air and Ether principles.

3.1 Purification through Absolute Water principle (Apa-tattva)

Immerse silver and gold ornaments dipped in Ritha water (a root is powdered and soaked in water to be used for cleaning) for five minutes. After that, by rubbing them lightly, the dust and dirt deposited on them is removed and the ornaments become clean.

3.2 Purification through the Absolute Fire principle (Tej-tattva)

The purification tool related to the Absolute Fire principle is Holy ash of a sacrificial fire (Yadnya) or a sattvik incense stick. Apply Holy ash all over the ornament. This is purification of ornaments by the Fire principle.

Benefits of wearing the ornaments by applying Holy ash on them: By wearing ornaments after applying Holy ash, as long as its effect lasts, the black energy in the person’s body reduces to an even larger extent. Also the strength of negative energies distressing the person reduces with this. If the severity of distress is less then after sometime of applying Holy ash the ornaments can be washed with pure water and worn again. However, if the severity of distress is more then keep the Holy ash on the ornament for 15 days and then wash the ornament and use it.

Spiritual experience – After rubbing Holy ash on the anklet, reduction in the black energy in the ornament and reduction of pain in the legs: On 15th November 2007, while applying oil on the feet of a seeker, I thought, ‘Let me rub Holy Ash on her anklets’. Then when I was rubbing Holy Ash on them she started burping a lot, and as the black energy was thus removed, the next day the pain in her legs reduced. – Miss Bhavini Kapadia, Goa

3.3 Purification through the Absolute Air principle (Vayu-tattva)

Blow Holy Ash on the ornaments or burn an incense stick and let its smoke touch the ornaments. The Holy ash mixes in the air and the smoke of incense stick merges with it. The purification of the ornaments done in this way is purification done through the Absolute Air principle.

3.4 Purification through the Absolute Ether principle (Akash-tattva)

The sky is a big void. A void is a symbol of the Nirgun-tattva. Due to this, the black energy in the ornaments reduce. An empty box is a miniature replication of the void in the sky. In this, the Ether principle is active. By keeping the ornaments in the empty box, they get purified due to the Absolute Ether principle. There is yet another tool to accomplish the Ether principle healing:

Playing the devotional songs of H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj near the ornaments: H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj is the inspiration of Sanatan Sanstha. These devotional songs (bhajans) are composed by H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj who is a Saint of a very high level. He has composed the music of the bhajans and has sung them Himself. That is why these devotional songs contain not only the Energy of word (Shabdashakti) in the words but also Energy of sound (Nadashakti) and Chaitanya that destroys the existing black energy in the ornaments.

The time period required for removing the negative energy from the affected ornaments after their removal: When ornaments affected with negative energy are removed and kept away for three months, the existing black energy in them reduces. After applying a layer of Holy Ash on the ornaments and keeping them for 15 days the black energy covering on them reduces. To take advantage of this, one has to keep the following things in mind:

  • If possible make 2 sets of ornaments and use them alternately.
  • If ornaments are going to be kept away for a long time then apply Holy ash before putting them away.
  • Hold the ornaments in the smoke of lit incense sticks after a certain time period.
  • 3.5 Fire purification of old ornaments

    Sometimes old gold or silver ornaments are melted and new ornaments are made. At that time the metal is melted in the fire so in a way this helps to purify the metal.

    How do women benefit from wearing sattvik ornaments?

    Contents


    1. Women’s ornaments

    Women’s ornaments are an invaluable gift that embellish their beauty and dignity, but some women feel that wearing ornaments amounts to being backward and old fashioned. Some women in the name of fashion wear ornaments, but they are not made as per spiritual science and therefore are not sattvik.

    2. Importance and benefit of wearing ornaments by women

    The benefits gained by children and men by wearing ornaments are also available to women, such as acupressure healing, increase in restraint etc. Women get some special benefits also. Hence, the ornaments hold extraordinary importance for women.

    2.1 Awakening of the raja-principle

    By wearing ornaments the raja-dominant functions of women get proper direction. Subtle effects on the woman and the environment due to the Absolute Fire Principle (Tej-tattva) in the ornament are:

    • Due to the Tej-tattva in the ornaments, the womanhood in women, that is, raja-principle is awakened.
    • Due to the awakened raja-principle, the Chetana (certain liveliness) is also awakened.
    • Due to this Chetana strength endowing frequencies for the task are emitted in the atmosphere.

    Thus the atmosphere becomes conducive for carrying out tasks with speed. For this reason, enthusiasm is generated in the vicinity of the woman wearing ornaments.

    2.2 Divinity in ornaments imparts dignity to the woman

    The woman functions only within the constraints of the radiance of the ornaments. The possibility of doing a wrong deed by her is reduced. The divinity in ornaments imparts dignity to the woman which takes her towards Divinity.

    2.3 Reduction in possibility of wanton behaviour

    Due to the ornaments to be worn by a married woman (soubhagyalankar), the possibility of wanton behaviour as per her wish is reduced. Soubhagya alankar means some special ornaments to be worn by a woman after marriage. Vermilion (kumkum), mangalasutra, bangles, toe rings etc. are the Soubhagya alankar of women. Being aware that she is wearing Soubhagya alankar she is always aware of the code of conduct of a married woman. The possibility of reckless behaviour on her part is less.

    2.4 Increase in activeness

    Due to an increase in raja-guna because of Soubhagya alankar the activeness of a married woman is awakened. The woman can therefore provide complete assistance in her husband’s activities.

    2.5 Protection from the lusty eyes of demonic energies

    The Kaliyug is conducive for wanton behaviour as per one’s wish and is unfavourable for spiritual practice (sadhana). In this yug, the sanctity of the married woman is supplemented by radiance in the form of ornaments. On the strength of the radiance, her chastity is also protected. Due to the protection provided by the ornaments, in a way, the woman is guarded from the lustful eyes of demonic energies.

    2.6 Awakening of the inherent Divinity present in the woman

    A. Due to ornaments, the Adimaya, Adishakti present in the woman’s body in the form of the Absolute Fire Principle (Tej-tattva) is manifested.

    B. Wearing ornaments as per spiritual science amounts to the worship of the Deity’s Energy (Shakti) form. A woman symbolises the unmanifest Shakti of the Deity. Wearing ornaments as per spiritual science amounts to the worship of that Shakti form. Through the use of ornaments, the Shakti in a woman manifests. Then imparting it’s benefits to others as well is the function of a woman.

    C. The woman bedecked with ornaments becomes a seat of awakening of Shakti worthy of worship. By looking at a woman bedecked with sattvik ornaments, a reverential attitude is generated in the mind of the onlooker. With this, the Shakti of the woman as also that of the onlooker is awakened. Hence, the woman bedecked with ornaments is a small seat of awakening of Shakti worthy of worship.

    2.7 Protection from the raja-tama dominant frequencies

    A woman is a form of Adishakti and is basically of a rajasik nature. As compared to men, a woman is more sensitive. So she is adversely affected by the raja-tama-dominant frequencies in the atmosphere much faster. Due to the movements of raja-tama-dominant frequencies, distressing energy is generated. The ornaments worn by the woman protect her from this energy. Hence, since ancient times, women have been protected by using ornaments.

    2.8 Countering attacks from specific negative energies

    Due to hyper-sensitivity, women are easily affected by both good and negative energies. With metals like gold and silver etc. used in the making of ornaments, the attacks of specific negative energies are countered and the women are protected from distressing frequencies.

    2.9 Preventing negative energies from entering into a woman’s body

    After wearing the ornaments, a protective covering of Chaitanya is generated around the respective parts of the body of the woman. Due to this, it is not possible for the negative energies to enter the woman’s body.

    2.10 Ornaments specifically designed for protection

    In Hindu Dharma, ornaments have been designed for the protection of womanhood and for the stability of her inherent Shakti Principle. Examples are as under:

    • By wearing the necklace around the neck, the Vishuddha-chakra is kept awakened.
    • With the touch of the voids in the small cups of the mangalasutra, the Anahat-chakra is kept awakened.
    • The Mekhala and girdle on the strength of Shakti Principle activates the region of the navel and waist.
    • The sound of anklets and the toe rings protects the woman from the distressing vibrations emanating from Hell.

    Through these examples Hindu Dharma‘s profound thought about ornaments and the body parts on which they should be worn becomes clear.

    Spiritual experience of a seeker about the protection from negative energies due to the sound of anklets: On 23rd October 2006, at night, a negative energy started giving me distress because of which I could not sleep. Then I suddenly remembered a point mentioned to me by H.H. Dr. Athavale about how women are protected from negative energies due to the sound of anklets. The moment I remembered this point, I shook my leg. Then due to the sound of my silver anklet, the negative energy went away. – Miss Ranjana Gavas

    3. The reason why the scriptures forbid widows from wearing ornaments

    When the husband is dead, the woman’s marital status is dissolved. Then the radiance present in the woman is also dissolved and in it’s place an attitude of detachment arises. Sacrificing ornaments facilitates the Shakti within the widow being converted into the fire of detachment.

    In earlier times women did spiritual practice (sadhana) in the form of the Absolute Fire Principle (Tej-tattva). So gradually the attitude of detachment was generated in them in the next stage of sadhana. In the present age there is a lack of sadhana. By sacrificing ornaments, an attitude of detachment is generated in the widow. Also by doing this, a need is generated that she should advance fast towards Final Liberation (Moksha) by doing sadhana.

    Why are idols of deities adorned with ornaments during worship?

    Contents

    1. Importance and underlying science of ornaments

    1.1 Origin and meaning of the word ‘Alankara’

    1.2 Science underlying creation of ornaments

    1.3 Subtle ornaments

    1.4 Changes in ornaments according to the eras (Yugas)

    1.5 The objective and importance of adorning ornaments

    2. Benefits of wearing ornaments

    2.1 By adorning ornaments the benefit of acupressure is gained

    2.2 Due to ornaments the chakras are purified and awakened

    2.3 Due to ornaments one is protected from negative energies

    2.4 Reduction in the black energy accumulated or stored in the body parts or organs

    2.5 On Holy festivals due to welcome of Deities with ornaments, their blessings are obtained

    2.6 Protection from negative energies during Holy festivals and religious rituals

    2.7 By adorning the ornaments offered to the Devi as Holy sacrament (Prasad),  gain of Devi’s Energy (Shakti) and Chaitanya

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    1. Importance and underlying science of ornaments

    In Sanatan Hindu Dharma ‘Adorning ornaments’ is considered an important conduct. Sari, vermilion on the forehead coupled with ornaments like earrings, necklace, bangles etc. is the identity of the traditional form of a Hindu woman. However, with time the importance of this invaluable gift started getting overlooked. From the viewpoint of materialism ‘Ornament’ became the medium of displaying opulence. Due to lack of education of our own Dharma, many actions such as applying a ‘Bindi’ in place of vermilion, not wearing ‘Mangalasutra’, the symbol of state of married woman etc. were adopted. Wearing ornaments like bracelets, bangles, nose-ring amounted to backwardness. In fact the ornaments are a medium that helps acquire Divine grace.

    Features of ornaments: The pleasing radiance of ornaments on the face and the body dispels the raja-tama-dominant particles in the atmosphere. Hence, it is saviour in nature. Due to the radiance emitted by the ornaments the negative energies are also destroyed. So it is destroyer. The ornaments impart Chaitanya, Bliss (Anand) and Serenity (Shanti) to a person as per his temperament. Ornament functions according to the temperament of a person and is a form of God that teaches him to move towards perfection.

    1.1 Origin and meaning of the word ‘Alankara’

    ‘Alankara’ means ‘Abhushan’. The word ‘Abhushan’ is associated with the word ‘Abharan’, which is made from the root ‘Bhru’. It means ‘Placing or wearing on the body’. There are different meanings of the word ‘Abhushan’. In Rugveda, it means ‘Bringing an Energy imparting object’, in Atharvaveda, it means ‘An object charged with the power of mantra’. The connotation of the word ‘Alankara’ is: ‘The medium to decorate externally the gross form gifted by God to man is ‘Alankara’.

    1.2 Science underlying creation of ornaments

    For carrying out the function of Vishnu Principle Sri Lakshmi acquired various Energies in Herself and began performing the function. These Energies adorned by Sri Lakshmi are Her ornaments which are in a subtle form. When we see an image or a picture of Sri Lakshmi these ornaments are visible in a gross form.

    1.3 Subtle ornaments

    When there is a discussion about ornaments, it is normally regarding the ornaments that are visible to the eyes. In reality, subtle ornaments are also present on man’s subtle body.

    Subtle ornaments of man, that is, his Divine qualities: These subtle ornaments take the form according to the Divine qualities of a person. They are situated on a person’s Kundalini chakras in his body. They function as a protective sheath for the person. There are different ornaments for different qualities like expansiveness, warrior attitude, transparency, spiritual love (Priti) etc. More the defects in a person, more are the demonic ornaments in a subtle form in his body.

    Association of man’s defects with the ornaments of demonic energies: Due to man’s defects, the negative energies create centers in his body and store their ornaments in them. For example, the subtle ornaments associated with the demonic energies are in higher proportion in the body of the traitors and heretics who are responsible for causing the downfall of the nation and Dharma. In short, the Divine and demonic energies are imparted to man through the medium of the subtle ornaments.

    1.4 Changes in ornaments according to the eras (Yugas)

    In Satyayuga as the behaviour of man was limited by moral values, there was no need for external ornaments. In the course of time as per the need the proportion of wearing ornaments increased. In Satyayuga the ornaments prepared from natural resources were worn like flowers, leaves of a tree etc.

    In Tretayuga, the fruit of a tree also came to be used as an ornament such as a garland of Rudraksha. Ash was also applied to the body.

    In Dwaparyuga, as the proportion and influence of raja-guna increased, there was higher proportion of wearing ornaments in the gross form. In this yuga use of gold ornaments started.

    In Kaliyuga, the medium of external ornaments to absorb the Divine qualities became more necessary. In order to understand the importance of usefulness of external ornaments.

    Era (Yuga) Component for making ornament
    1. Satya Flowers and leaves of trees
    2. Treta Holy ash and fruits of trees, for example, Rudraksha
    3. Dwapar Rudraksha and gold
    4. Kali Gold, silver, copper and other metals

    1.5 The objective and importance of adorning ornaments

    Enhancement of beauty: Man has attraction towards his body. Ornaments accentuate the beauty of the body.

    Through the ornaments worn after marriage (Soubhagyalankara), women reminded of loyalty towards their husbands (Pativrata-Dharma): The ornaments worn by married women are called Soubhagyalankara. Vermilion (Kumakuma), mangalsutra, bangles, toe rings etc. are Saubhagyalankaras. Wearing a minimum of these ornaments by married women has been elucidated as necessary by Scriptures. Constant reminder to a married woman of loyalty towards her husband (Pativrata-Dharma), is the objective underlying creation of Saoubhagyalankras.

    Bestowal by Deities of Their frequencies through the medium of ornaments: For the benefit of man, the form of Deities have been created with ornaments. Frequencies of the Absolute Fire Principle (Teja-tattva) are emitted from the Deities. These frequencies reach man through the ornaments worn or adorned. This is the reason, as per Hindu Dharma the idols of Deities are embellished with ornaments while ritualistically worshipping them. For example in Dipavali, prayer is offered to Sri Lakshmi, requesting Her to adorn ornaments. At that time this shloka is recited:

    रत्‍नकङ्‌कणकेयूरकाञ्‍वीकुण्‍डलनूपुरम्‌ । मुक्‍ताहारं किरीटं च गृहाणाभरणानिमे ।।

    Meaning: ‘O Devi, please adorn thick bangles with precious stones (Kankan or Kaanda), armlet, a girdle around the waist, earrings, anklets, pearl necklace, crown etc.

    In this way, by offering ornaments to Deities in ritualistic worship, the worshipper gains Absolute Fire Element (Teja-tattva) from them. If it is not possible to offer ornaments, then one can offer unbroken rice as a symbol of ornaments to the Deities.

    Absorption of Chaitanya of Deities through ornaments: Through the ornaments worn by a person, he is easily able to absorb the Chaitanya of the Deities. Through the medium of ornaments, this Chaitanya gets accumulated close to the body and it is emitted into the environment as per the requirement.

    Obtaining blessings of the deities by welcoming Them on holy festivals with the medium of ornaments: On the day of holy festivals and religious rituals and on some auspicious days the deities subtly descend on earth. On that day, by adorning ornaments, welcoming of the Deities happen appropriately. The deities are appeased and bless him.

    Protection from negative energies during Holy festivals and religious rituals: During any Holy festival or religious ritual, there is a war between Deities and negative energies. This takes place sequentially in the Universe, atmosphere and at the place of the ritual respectively. Consequently, there is a possibility of the people celebrating the Holy festival and those present for the religious ritual experiencing distress due to negative energies. In such circumstances, by wearing gold ornaments a protective sheath of Divine Chaitanya is created around the person and he is protected from negative energies.

    Ornaments as a medium of merging with Deities: The Teja-tattva emitted rom Deities is emitted through the ornaments worn by them. The gold ornaments worn by a person are also associated with Teja-tattva. The ornaments worn by the person help in absorbing the Principle of Deities.

    Gain of the saviour and destroyer principle (Tarak-Marak) of the Deities as per the requirement: A person benefits maximum by wearing ornaments attracting saviour or detroyer (Tarak-Marak) principles of Deities as per the need. For example, if the ornament has the design of a lotus or a flower petal it absorbs the Deity’s saviour Principle. If the ornament has the design of Sudarshan chakra, arrow, cobra (Naga) then it attracts the Deity’s destroyer Principle and emits it as per the requirement.

    Absorption of Deity’s Principle by use of ornaments when waving a lit lamp (Aukshan): Gold or silver ornaments are used while doing aukshan. Primarily, a gold ring is used. It is associated with Teja and Sagun Principle. The void of the ring, that is, its inner rounded part is associated with the Deity’s Nirgun Principle. Due to this sattva predominant frequencies are emitted from this void. Due to the design on the ring, raja predominant frequencies are emitted from it. An average person can easily absorb these frequencies.

    Functioning as a protective sheath: Ornaments act as a sheath for the person. Gold ornaments were created for protecting an average person from negative energies. By wearing ornaments a person is protected from the negative energies at least by 10 percent. The attack of negative energies is first on the ornaments worn by the person. That is why a person is affected to a very less proportion. The ornaments affected by negative energies are removed, purified and then re-worn.

    2. Benefits of wearing ornaments

    2.1 By adorning ornaments the benefit of acupressure is gained

    There are various points on a man’s body associated with repective body organs. The Chetanashakti flow in the body is obstructed due to various reasons. The distress in a specific body part is alleviated by pressing the associated point. This science is called acupressure method.

    By wearing ornaments on various parts of the body, the points in that part of the body are pressed and acupressure healing occurs. In ancient times the people wore ornaments with the Bhav of abiding by conducts (Acharas). Hence healing occured on them. From this it is clear that the use of ornaments through the medium of Acharadharma at the Chaitanya level for acupressure was practised by the ancient Vedic people.

    Spiritual experience of a lady with negative energies distress regarding ornaments: During acupressure the mantrik from Hell distressing a lady manifested. The ornaments worn by her such as the earrings, bangles were distressing the mantrik. So he removed them and wore them at wrong places, that is, the bangles on the ears, the earrings on the feet and the anklets in the hair. The lady felt that the ‘Mantrik was disrespecting the ornaments’.

    This spiritual experience of the woman shows that due to the ornaments the negative energies are distressed.

    2.2 Due to ornaments the chakras are purified and awakened

    Ornaments are associated to particular body part. When a person wears a specific ornament on a specific body part, the Chaitanya functional through the medium of the ornament reaches the relative chakra through that specific part. For example, the chakra associated with the throat is Vishuddha chakra. Hence, when a woman wears an ornament called ‘Kanthamani’ or a fitting necklace, the Chaitanya activated through the medium of Kanthamani reaches the Vishuddha chakra. With this the Vishuddha chakra is purified. Due to the purification of the chakras the proportion of negative energies distress is reduced. When people not having negative energies distress wear ornaments the chakras associated with the ornaments are awakened and they get spiritual experiences. For example, women or men wear a gold chain around the neck. Due to this the Anahata-chakra is awakened. Due to this the Bhav of the person wearing the chain towards God is activated. The length of the chain should be such that it touches the chest.

    2.3 Due to ornaments one is protected from negative energies

    Negative energies give distress to a person through various ways like they enter the person’s body etc. The subtle process of protection from negative energies through ornaments is as follows: Due to the protective sheath generated by the ornament negative energy cannot give distress.

    Subtle process taking place when the negative energy gives distress from outside

    1. When a person wears an ornament on a specific body part, for example, on wearing bangles, a protective sheath of Chaitanya frequencies emitted from the ornament is created around the hand.

    2. Due to this sheath the negative energy is unable to distress the person.

    Subtle process taking place when a negative energy enters the body of a person and gives distress

    1. When such a person wears ornaments, due to the protective sheath generated, the negative energies in the body of the person is restrained.

    2. Due to this the negative energy does not get black energy from other negative energy or from Hell.

    Thus, by wearing ornaments the negative energies distress is reduced. In ancient times the warrior kings adorned ornaments and they would be protected from black magic of the enemy.

    2.4 Reduction in the black energy accumulated or stored in the body parts or organs

    For imparting distress to a person, negative energies create centres in his body parts or organs and fill black energy in them. Due to this black energy, the person can experience distress like pain in that organ, distortion of the organ etc. By adorning particular ornaments on those particular organs, due to the Chaitanya present in them, it helps to reduce the black energy accumulated in the organs.

    Spiritual experience: Destruction of the black energy of the associated organ by adorning sattvik ornaments and experiencing bliss: On 8th June 2007, with a feeling of heaviness I was experiencing unenthusiasm and distress. So I wore a nine yard sari and started adorning ornaments one after the other. Consequently, with the touch of each ornament with the particular organ, I was experiencing lightness. While getting my photograph clicked I had the awareness that, ‘I am smiling towards H.H. Dr. Athavale and He is also reciprocating’. Instead of the camera, I was having a darshan of His Holy Feet. My yearning for God realisation was increasing and I was continuously experiencing gratitude. With the eradication of the distress experienced since morning, I was obtaining or experiencing bliss. Through this I realised the importance of or essence of a nine yard sari and sattvik ornaments. – Ms. Gayatri Butte

    Through this spiritual experience, one can get the inspiration to follow the conducts elucidated in the Hindu Dharma. One can also understand the importance of abiding by Dharma and its benefits. Adorning ornaments is a part of abiding by Dharma itself. Ornaments have more ability to absorb the sattvikata and Chaitanya of Deities. This is the reason why adorning ornaments in Holy festivals and religious rituals has been advocated.

    2.5 On Holy festivals due to welcome of Deities with ornaments, their blessings are obtained

    On the day of Holy festivals and religious ritual and on some auspicious day the Deities subtly descend on Earth. On that day, by adorning ornaments, wee of the Deities happens through him appropriately. The Deities are appeased and bless him.

    2.6 Protection from negative energies during Holy festivals and religious rituals

    During any Holy festival or religious ritual, there is a war between Deities and negative energies. This takes plsequentially in the Universe, atmosphere and at the place of the ritual. Consequently, there is a possibility of the people celebrating the Holy festival and those present for the religious ritual experiencing distress by negative energies. In such circumstances, by wearing gold ornaments a protective sheath of Divine Chaitanya is created around the person and he is protected from negative energies.

    2.7 By adorning the ornaments offered to the Devi as Holy sacrament (Prasad), gain of Devi’s Energy (Shakti) and Chaitanya

    Together with coconut, flowers etc. the devotees offer objects like various ornaments, bangles, cloth etc. to the Devi. Through them, the person benefits from the associated Devi principle. This benefit is at a subtle level therefore the average people do not understand it. The one’s who have subtle Knowledge or sixth sense that is can perceive the subjects beyond the five senses, mind and intellect, can understand this.

    Subtle effects after wearing bangles offered to the Devi:

    On wearing the bangles offered to the Devi as Holy sacrament (Prasad), Chaitanya is attracted towards the bangles from the Devi Principle present in the Universe.

    The frequencies of this Chaitanya spreads in the body of the woman wearing bangles.

    Subtle effects after wearing the anklet (Payal) offered to Devi:

    On wearing the anklet offered to the Devi as Holy sacrament (Prasad), a spiral of Shakti having Devi Principle gets activated.

    Through this spiral the frequencies of Shakti are transmitted or spread in the body of the woman who has adored the anklet.

    Also spirals of Chaitanya get activated in the anklet and are transmitted in the upward direction in body of the woman wearing it.

    Spiritual experience: On adorning the Deity’s crown as blessing, the black covering formed on the head getting or being pulled in the void of the crown: In September 2006, I visited the Sri Balaji temple situated at Goa. As a blessing, the priest placed the Deity’s crown on my head. At that time I felt that the covering of black energy formed on my head is being pulled in the void of the crown. – Ms. Madhura Bhosle

    Through this spiritual experience of Ms. Madhura Bhosle the importance of adorning the ornaments offered at the Holy Feet of the Deity becomes evident. If one has adorned ornaments to display opulance or for enhancing beauty as he has adored ornaments as per his or her choice, then the benefit from it is minisqual as compared to the benefit acquired by adorning ornaments for spiritual benefit.

    Why does Hindu Dharma prohibit consumption of non-vegetarian food?

    Contents

    1. Why does a person have a non-vegetarian diet?

    1. Why does a person have a non-vegetarian diet?

    The two main reasons are:

    • A person has a liking for non-vegetarian food that is why he has it.
    • Negative energy also prompts a person to have a Tama-dominant non-vegetarian diet to satisfy its own desire.

    2. Why does Hindu Dharma prohibit consumption of non-vegetarian food?

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    Majority of Hindus believe that, ‘Non-vegetarianism is demonic and the height of cruelty’. A Hindu woman says, “My husband, who has adopted Western Culture, may have non-vegetarian food; but I, being a Hindu wife, will never even touch meat.’ However, in this day and age some Hindus in the villages as well as in cities, blindly imitate the western culture and have non-vegetarian food. They are Hindus in namesake only.

    The reasons why Hindu Dharma prohibits consumption of non-vegetarian food are

    • Eating meat is a Tama-dominant act. That is why, it is prohibited in Hindu Dharma. The act of eating meat represents the Raja-Tama-dominant foreign culture.
    • Hindu religious texts advise refraining from consuming non-vegetarian food.

    It is said in Manusmruti,

    न मांसभक्षणे दोषो न मद्ये न च मैथुने ।
    प्रवृत्तिरेषा भूतानां निवृत्तिस्‍तु महाफला ।। – मनुस्‍मृति, अध्‍याय ५, श्‍लोक ५६

    Meaning: Since man has a natural inclination towards consuming alcohol, meat and copulation, having a desire for them does not amount to sin. But being free from the three is beneficial.

    Another shloka in Manusmruti advises giving up all consumption of non-vegetarian food by looking at the origin of meat, the shackling and slaughter of animals for meat. All points elucidated in these shlokas are advice to Hindus by the religious texts.

    Subtle picture of meat indicates the following:

    • A covering of distressing energy exists around the meat.
      • Destroyer particles of negative energy are created in the meat and spread in it.
      • A covering of distressing energy is created around the meat and it keeps growing.
      • Due to slaughtering the animals and extracting their meat, centres of distressing energies are created in the meat and rings of distressing energy are emitted from every centre.
      • Waves of distressing energy, in the form of smell, are emitted into the environment.
      • Particles of distressing energy are also emitted into the environment.
    • A flow of Akarshan-shakti (energy of attraction) is attracted to the meat and distressing energy in the environment is attracted to it.
    • A ring of Illusory energy in a wheel-shaped form is created.
      • Illusory particles are also emitted.

    The illusory vibrations emitted by the meat affect the mind of the person eating the meat.

    3. Adverse effects of a non-vegetarian diet

    A. All people associated with meat are destructive / vicious in nature: It has been said in Manusmruti,

    अनुमन्‍ता विशसिता निहन्‍ता क्रयविक्रयी ।
    संस्‍कर्ता चोपहर्ता च खादकश्‍चेति घातका: ।। – मनुस्‍मृति ५.५१

    Meaning: One who promotes or supports non-vegetarianism, the butcher, one who sells or purchases meat, the one who cooks it, serves it or consumes it, are all destructive / vicious in nature.

    B. A person who has a non-vegetarian diet does not attain happiness:

    य: अहिंसकानि भूतानि हिनस्‍ति आत्‍मसुखेच्‍छया ।
    स जीवंश्‍च मृतश्‍चैव न क्‍वचित्‌ सुखमेधते ।। – मनुस्‍मृति ५.५४

    Meaning: One who slaughters non-violent, helpless animals for his own happiness never attains happiness when alive and even after death.

    Manusmruti also says that, if a person consumes an animal’s meat on Earth, then that animal will consume the person’s meat after his death / in the other world.

    C. Due to a non-vegetarian diet, there is a greater possibility of the person suffering from various diseases: Due to the excess of proteins in non-vegetarian food, the person consuming it suffers from various diseases. By consuming non-vegetarian food, obstacles are created in the blood circulation and respiration. Eating meat adversely affects digestion. People who eat non-vegetarian food develop heart disease, cancer of the chest and stomach etc.

    D. Due to the consumption of non-vegetarian food, it becomes easy for negative energies to enter a person’s body: Non-vegetarian food increases the Tamoguna in a person. With its consumption, a person becomes Tama-dominant and develops a demonic attitude. As a result, it becomes easy for the negative energies to enter the body of the person who is non-vegetarian, and create centres for themselves.

    E. As a result of consuming non-vegetarian food, obstacles are created in a person’s spiritual progress and he gets trapped in the worldly cycle. With the consumption of non-vegetarian food, the Tamoguna present in the animal enters the person who eats the non-vegetarian food and his body becomes inactive. Due to this, obstacles are created in his spiritual progress, that is, the person moves away from God.

    As against this, Manusmruti says about those not consuming non-vegetarian food:

    यो बंधनवधक्‍लेशान्‍प्राणिनां न चिकीर्षति ।
    स सर्वस्‍य हितप्रेप्‍सु: सुखम्‌ अत्‍यंतम्‌ अश्‍नुते ।। – मनुस्‍मृति ५.४६

    Meaning: One who does not have a desire to shackle and slaughter animals, becomes the well-wisher of animals and acquires infinite happiness.

    4. Adverse effects on man of the Tama-dominant waves in non-vegetarian diet

    One of the tenets of Dharma is – ‘A diet made from slaughtering another being destroys all the virtues in the person consuming it.’ Due to the adverse effects of the Tama-predominant waves in non-vegetarian diet, the Sattva guna in the person is destroyed. Consequently, his benevolent thoughts are also destroyed and Tama-dominant, indiscretionary, violent thoughts originate or surface.

    Spiritual experience: Having various physical and psychological distress on consuming non-vegetarian diet and resolving not to consume it: A seeker had non-vegetarian food on the night of 11th December 2005. In just 15 minutes his state became such that he could not comprehend what he was doing or speaking. After sometime, his body became heavy and there was burning sensation in his stomach. She continued to experience distress even the next day. After doing service unto God (satseva), the seeker’s distress reduced. That very day he decided to give up non-vegetarian diet. This spiritual experience highlights the adverse effects of a non-vegetarian diet.

    These types of adverse effects have to be endured by every non-vegetarian. That is why, many Saints and great men have opposed a non-vegetarian diet.

    5. Subtle-effect on the walls of the slaughter house, of the pain caused to animals

    Scientists of Delhi University, Professors Manmohan Baj and Vijayraj Singh went to a Russian slaughter house and studied the effect of the suffering of the subtle bodies of the beings slaughtered there. They say that, inflicting blows on the animals in the slaughter house generates broken waves of suffering in its stones. Through this example, the subtle-effects of slaughtering animals for meat becomes clear.

    6. Effects of consuming non-vegetarian diet during Pitrupaksha

    During the fortnight for appeasement of deceased ancestors (Pitrupaksha) an area of 200 metres adjacent to earth gets covered with the subtle bodies (ling-dehas) of departed ancestors. Depending on the actions of the person during this period, his departed ancestors gain corresponding momentum for their onward journey. The Tamoguna increases in the person who indulges in consuming non-vegetarian diet. As a result, the Tama-dominant negative energies, in the form of departed ancestors, satisfy their desire for non-vegetarian food through that person. Due to a similarity in the unsatisfied desires of the departed ancestors and the desire for non-vegetarian food in a person, the departed ancestors begin to frequently enter and leave the body of the person.

    By performing the ritual to appease the deceased ancestors (shraddha), the person’s debt unto the ancestors is reduced. However, by performing a Tama-dominant action like consuming non-vegetarian diet, a person’s debt unto the ancestors increases instead of decreasing. For this reason the Hindu religious Scriptures have advocated refraining from non-vegetarian diet during Pitrupaksha.

    7. Why are people consuming non-vegetarian food troubled by negative energies?

    In the process of cooking of meat and fish, subtle foul air is released. As a result negative energies are attracted to it. Due to this the people present in that area have to repeatedly face distress of negative energies.

    Some tithis and time periods advocated for abstinence from non-vegetarian diet: Keeping in mind the possibility of attracting the distress of negative energies, try to avoid non-vegetarian diet as far as possible.

    • On the no moon and full moon days and two days prior to and following these tithis
    • During the transition period, that is, during sunrise and sunset.
    • During an eclipse, refrain from non-vegetarian food that increases the Tamo-guna.

    Subtle-desire bodies of the person who has non-vegetarian food and those in his proximity come into contact with one other. As a result, even those who do not consume non-vegetarian food are troubled.

    8. Examples of great men opposing non-vegetarian diet

    The great statesman Arya Chanakya says, ‘Those who consume non-vegetarian diet and alcohol are a burden on Mother Earth. Saints and Ascetics like Maharshi Vyas, Kapimuni, Adya Shankaracharya etc. have strongly opposed non-vegetarian diet.

    While elucidating the meaning of a quote from the Mahabharat, ‘Ahimsa Parmodharma’, Raman Maharishi says, ‘Non-violence is the supreme Dharma.’

    While describing a person who is a non-vegetarian, George Bernard Shaw says, ‘People who consume non-vegetarian diet are akin to corpses of slaughtered animals !’ When George Bernard Shaw was on deathbed, his doctors gave him meat as a medicine. Doctors told him, “You will die if you do not consume non-vegetarian diet.” Shaw replied, “Instead of eating non-vegetarian diet, I would prefer to embrace death. If I remain alive without taking this prescribed non-vegetarian diet, then my doctors will also turn vegetarian.” Thereafter, he remained alive despite not consuming non-vegetarian diet.

    9. Why are the various rules devised by authors of the Scriptures for destroying the inclination towards non-vegetarian diet?

    Despite being instructed about the adverse effects of consuming non-vegetarian diet and advised on refraining from it, some people continue to be non-vegetarian. To destroy the inclination of such people towards non-vegetarianism, authors of the Scriptures have devised certain rules about it. For example, prohibiting the consumption of or even looking at non-vegetarian diet on certain days and during specific time periods.

    This means that we get engrossed in whatever we see. Its impressions are formed on the mind. On the other hand, when scenes, thoughts or actions are removed from our vision, mind or memory, their intensity diminishes. Abiding by the rules of not consuming non-vegetarian diet too has similar results.

    10. Reasons for not abiding by Scriptural rules and its effect

    The Scriptures devised rules about diet; but the influence of Western Culture kept increasing. Also systems for providing education on Dharma became non-existent. As a result, people gave up following the rules of Dharma. Their attraction for non-vegetarian diet and alcohol continued to increase. Depending on the form and intensity of the unfulfilled desires of the negative energies, they are of various types namely, ghosts, spirits, witch etc. Taking advantage of the increased Tamo-guna in the person due to consumption of non-vegetarian diet, these negative energies cause distress. They fulfill their unfulfilled desires of consuming non-vegetarian diet and alcohol, using such people as a medium.

    11. Why do Saints advocate giving up non-vegetarian food?

    Saints are the Sagun form of God. They are aware of what is necessary for the person who visits them. That is why, they advise or ask only about those aspects.

    Spiritual experience: The foetus in the womb being unable to tolerate the non-vegetarian food consumed by its pregnant mother and miscarriage being averted upon her giving up non-vegetarian food: A couple visited a doctor. The wife was pregnant. The Alopathic doctor had warned the woman of a miscarriage within two days. Hence, the couple had come to meet the Saint. The Saint informed the woman that she was nurturing a Brahman in her womb, who was unable to tolerate the non-vegetarian diet consumed by her. The Saint further reassured her, that if she gave up non-vegetarian food, the foetus could survive. The woman accepted the Saint’s advice and the miscarriage was averted.

    Spiritual experience of a seeker of Sanatan: Being advised by Sanatan’s first Saint, Pujniya Phadake aaji to give up non-vegetarian food and understanding its reason later upon being advised by a doctor to give up non-vegetarian food: I used to visit Sanatan’s first Saint Pujya Phadake-aaji for doing seva. Without any apparent reference, She would ask me from time to time to give up non-vegetarian food. After some time, I began to get stomach pains. A doctor advised me to give up non-vegetarian food. – Mr. Sagar Mhatre, Maharashtra

    Mr. Sagar’s spiritual experience demonstrates the Omniscience of Saints. If a person is inclined towards a non-vegetarian diet because of the influence of negative energies, then this problem can be resolved by Saints. Thus, a person is protected from the distress caused by negative energies. A lady-seeker was fond of non-vegetarian diet since childhood. In 2003, a Saint performed spirtual healing on this seeker suffering from negative energies. As a result she was able to give up non-vegetarian diet.

    12. Remedies for obliterating sins caused due to consumption of non-vegetarian diet

    A non-vegetarian diet makes one susceptible to the effects of negative energies and also results in sin. For some reason if consuming non-vegetarian food is unavoidable. In this regard, a verse (shloka) says:

    गोमूत्रं गोमयं चैव क्षीरं दधि घृत तथा ।
    पंचरात्रं तदाहार: पंचगव्‍येन शुद्ध्‌यति ।।

    Meaning: By consuming panchagavya, that is, a mixture of cow-urine, cow-dung, cow-milk, curd and ghee made from cow’s milk over five nights, the sin caused by consumption of non-vegetarian food is obliterated.

    If it is not possible to perform this remedy, then maximum chanting of God’s Name can help in purification. This makes us realise that the Hindu Scriptures have given due thought to save man from any sins committed knowingly or unknowingly, thus leading him on the path of Spirituality.