There are both good and bad times in life. While good times teach us to share, care and celebrate life, bad times teach us to be strong and moving ahead with faith in our Dharma. Having faith in the positive aspects of life is what is important and our Sanatana Dharma helps us instill this positive faith through our vedic symbols which increase the positive enrgy in our himes and lives. These symbols help us develop good vibes and good hopes for the future and also ward away fears and fatigue of life.
Known as the swastivachan, it is a symbol which is used as a welcome sign for the positivity of the Universe into our homes. (Swasti divided as Su – good, and Asti- being). The four lines of the swastika are designed as four equal lines crossed at the middle and elongated clockwise further in their respective sides. The clockwise pattern denotes the movement of the Earth around the Sun and the four lines depicts the four directions and the four Vedas. The symbol also denotes the abode of Bhagwan Ganesh and he is the remover of all obstacles and negative energy in our lives. Hence, the sastik symbol should be present in our homes to welcome positivity.
The Kalash is yet another Vedic Symbol which symbolises the Gayatri mantra and it power pervading all over the Universe. The Kalash is represented by a metal of an earthen pot filled with sacred waters, (or clean running water) with mango leaves and a coconut kept in the opening of the pot and a sacred thread ties around the narrow bend. The Kalash is placed facing North on a cloth with rice on it and it is made to sit firmly on the same. This represents the balance needed to sustain life. The water represents the flow of life which is controlled by the pot’s firmness thus denoting how balance can be attained in life. The mango leaves denote success, health and prosperity. Hence, the leaves are used to sprinkle the sacred water of the pot in the homes which spreads good vibes all over the place. The coconut represents our strength to fight adversities and also our soul which brekas all barriers and instills faith in the Almighty.
No Hindu ritual is said to be complete without the offering of the Deepak. Symbolising fire, he Deepak is lit with a twisted and fat cotton thread dipped in ghee. Just as fire consumes everything in its way, the Deepak consumes all negative impurities within and creates a pure atmosphere with positive light and energy.
The Aarti which is given to the deity after or during the worship also symbolises the divine feeling and the light through which one can have a look at the deity both physically and spiritually. Accepting the Aarti by putting the palms on it and applying it to our eyes, one takes the divine aura into the body too. This wards of the negative enrgy in our body and takes in the divine enrgy of the Aarti in our body.
The Vedic symbols were created by our ancient men of knowledge as they knew that man had to always fight for survival and to help that survival our Sanatana Dharma has many aspects which contribute as factors of positivity. They indeed contribute to the wellness of mind which helps us push away all adversities when used in our homes and daily life with faith.