Clarification of Doubts

How to prevent distraction while praying


Question : Hello Tanuja Didi, This is Snehal, I’m from Sacramento,California.. Didi,I’m on your fb page. I need some light from you to avoid distraction,while praying. Answer: Dear Snehal, To prevent distraction while praying u need to try the following points 1. sprinkle cow’s urine in the entire premise in the morning and evening, it […]

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How to have a Saatvik (pure) and a spiritual child


  Question : My wife is pregnant, we want a Saatvik (pure) and a spiritual child, for this, before conception, we had also organised a programme of Gayatri Mantra during Navrati.  In this context, please guide both of us as to what else we can do? – Shri Pradeep Kumar, Ajmer, Rajasthan Answer: It is […]

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Placement of Deities in the temple at home


Question : You have written in one of your article about setting up Puja ghar(temple at home)in which you mentioned that statues of all Goddesses should be placed to the left hand side of God Ganesha but on the occasion of Deepawali when we get statues of God Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi from market, then […]

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Performing Mansik Pooja by ladies during menstrual periods


Question: •“I know that when ladies have their menstrual periods, one should not perform Puja.  But is performing Manasik Puja (worship in the mind) also forbidden during periods?  It is said that during such times, one should not visit temples either. Though I do not go, but I do not know the reason behind it. […]

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Why one should not watch Ghost films or serials


Question : I read on your article that one should not watch ghost films, or serials, on television, this makes the Vaastu of the house impure; but even if one does not feel scared, should one still not watch them?- Ritesh Sharma Answer: Ghost films, or serials emit subtle Tam predominant vibrations, hence even if you […]

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Immersion of Puja material in water


Question: Till now, from what I have seen around me and the house, material for Havan (religious ceremony) and Puja, statues etc are immersed in water.  Is it proper, what are its benefits?   Will water not get polluted by doing so?  Please guide me.–  Thakur Vikas  Singh, Delhi  Answer:  Nirmaalya, meaning stale, or already offered […]

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Can a person attain self-realisation, even while living with his/her family


Question : Namaskar, out of the four Ashramas (stages of life), one is Sanyasa (asceticism). My curiosity is whether only those people giving up their family to live in isolation, or living in a place of pilgrimage for a lifetime alone can be called Sanyasi (ascetic), or can a person attain self-realisation, even while living […]

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Yoga and Spiritual Progress


Question : Does one progress spiritually by mere practising yogic postures ? Answer: Several people feel that if they do Yogasana (yogic postures) and Pranayaam, they are spiritual and those who teach Yoga are self-realised saints. Learning Yogasanas and Pranayaam does not lead to spiritual progress as this only purifies our Sthul Deha (gross body) […]

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The grace of a Guru who has renounced his body


Question : Is it possible for a person to receive the grace of a Guru who has renounced his body? Answer: The guru is not a gross body but basically a principle hence even if the saint renounces the body , he is able to guide his disciple . Hence it is told saints never die […]

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