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Where to buy eco-friendly clay Ganesh Idols in Bangalore?

There is a high demand for clay Ganapati idols in Bangalore – thanks to the eco-friendly campaign, there is a general awareness among people for the need to install eco-friendly Ganesh idols to avoid water pollution. The most popular green Ganesh idols are the one made from pure clay. Other idols that are on sale include Ganeha idols made paper mache, tapioca powder, flour and light-weight Ganesh idols.Here are the places where you can buy eco-friendly clay Ganesh Idols in Bangalore:
Pathanjali Yoga Shikshana Samithi, Mathikere

Vivekananda Yoga Shikshana Samithi, Indiranagar

Dharma Pratishthana, Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi

Kamalini
# 37, 17th Cross, Sri Bhooma Malleswaram,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560003
Phone : 080 23567470.

Shop on 10th Main, Srinivasnagar, Near Ayappa temple
Banshankari I Stage, Bangalore-50.
Ph: 9886748371.

Shop on Road Perpendicular to Bull Temple Road
Near BMS college of Engineering.
Diagonally opposite Halli Thindi

Shop on No.3, West anjaneya temple road, Gandhi bazaar, Bangalo…

Dhanvanthari Jayanthi

Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is dedicated Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu God of Medicine or Ayurveda. In 2017, the date of Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is October 17. He is the deity invoked and worshipped by Ayurveda Practitioners. Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is observed during different times by different Hindu communities. Mostly it is observed on the day before Diwali.

It must be noted that Dhanvanthari Jayanti by some communities in South India in Auugst/September. In some regions in southern part of India, it is observed on the second day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. The most popular Jayanti celebrations associated with Lord Dhanvanthari is observed during Diwali. The day is also known as Dhanteras.

Dhanvanthari is among the numerous auspicious items that appeared during the Churning of Ocean or Samdura Manthan by Devas and Asuras. He is shown as carrying the elixir or Amruta.

Lord Dhanvanthari is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is shown as holding the pot A…

Swine Flu Shadow over Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 in Pune – History of epidemics and Ganesha Puja

Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 celebrations in Pune is hit by Swine Flu. To contain the spread of H1N1 virus popular Ganesh Pandals in Pune city are keeping a low profile and are planning to avoid processions and rituals that attract crowd. Historians say that Pune has faced similar situations in the past and the city then celebrated Ganesh festival in a simple manner. Punekars can never stay away from welcoming their most favorite deity – Ganesha – after all He is the remover of all obstacles.Update: - Pune Dagduseth Halwai Ganapati 2009 Video and Photo
Siddharth Kelkar in Indian Express takes a peep into the history of epidemics and Ganesha Puja in PuneCityAccording to history researcher Mandar Lawate, a 1944 book by Dhundiraj Dixit on ‘Ganesh festival in Pune’ mentions that the festival was never cancelled though the pandemic had often marred its preparations. “Punekars have never bowed down to any disaster when it came to celebrating Ganesh festival. In 1918 too, the festival was celebrate…

Pitru Paksha 2010 – Pitr Paksh Shraddh Dates 2010

Pitru Paksha Shradh, or Pitr Paksh Shraddh, is the annual rites and rituals offered to ancestors, relatives and dead parents in the month of Ashwin in North India and during Bhadrapad in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Pitru Paksha Shradh 2010 begins on September 24 and ends on October 7. It is popularly believed that the Shradh performed during the Pitr Paksh Shraddh fortnight is highly auspicious as it reaches the dead relatives immediately and therefore their souls attain liberation or rest in peace. Pitru Paksha Shradh is performed during the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon. In some regions, the Mahalaya Shradh Pitru Paksh fortnight begins with Purnima of Bhadrapad month. In majority of the regions it begins on the day after the Poornima. Mahalaya Shradh is the final day of Shradh and the most important day of Pitru Paksh fortnight. It is also known as Sarvapitri or Sarvapitru Shradh and falls on the Amavasi or no moon day. You can find the detail dates of the Pitr Paksh Shradh …

Gowri Ganesh Puja 2017 in Maharashtra during Ganapati Puja – Worship of Gouri – the twin sisters of Ganesha

Gowri Ganesha Puja is performed during Vinayaka Chaturthi or the Ganesh Puja in the Bhadrapad month in Maharashtra. Gauri, the Goddess of prosperity, and twin sisters of Lord Ganesh, arrives at the homes of Ganapati devotees. Gauri Ganesha Puja 2017 begins on August 29 and ends on August 31. Gowri Avahana or invocation of Goddess Gauri begins three days after Ganesh Chaturthi day (August 29). Gowri Puja date is August 30. Gowri Visarjan is on August 31.
Gowri Ganesha Puja is also known as Jyeshta Gowri Ganesh Puja
Two idols of Goddess Gauri are worshipped during Gauri Ganesha Puja. The twin Goddess Gauri worshipped is believed to be the sisters of God Ganesh. The sisters are believed to bring in progress and prosperity. They come to visit their brother and bless the family worshipping Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi.
The twin sisters arrive three days after Ganesh Chaturthi. The first day is Gouri Avahana, the second day is Gouri Puja and third day is Gouri Visarjan.
You can find m…

Nuakhai – Orissa Harvest Festival Thanking Mother Earth

Nuakhai is an important social event and festival mainly observed in Western Orissa in the Oriya month of Bhadrab. In 2017, the date of Nuakhai is August 26. The festival is sort of thanks giving to Mother Earth for a good Kharif season harvest. Nuakhai means partaking of the first grains of paddy.

Nuakhai is observed on the day after Sri Ganesh Chaturthi. It is the fifth day during the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrav month (August – September).

On Nuakhai day, Mother Nature is worshipped for providing food and all those elements essential for the survival of living beings. Goddess Shakti symbolizes Mother Earth and is worshipped in some regions and the new Kharif season crop is offered at a Shakti temple. The offering is made in leaf-cups made from Sal, Palasa, Tendu or Kurei leaves known as ‘Dana.’

Family members then consume the holy offering.

Traditional songs, dances and other cultural events are organized on the day.

Vaman Jayanti

Sri Vaman Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Vishnu appeared as Vamana incarnation. Lord Vamana (a dwarf) is the fifth of the 10 Avatars (incarnations) of Lord Vishnu. The arrival of Vaman was a divine intervention to help Devas (Demi gods) who had lost their power to King Bali. Vaman Jayanti 2017 date is September 3. In some regions it is on September 2

Vaman Jayanti is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month. During the same period the people of Kerala celebrate Onam, the annual visit of King Bali who was pushed to the netherworld by Lord Vamana.

The legend of Vaman varies from region to region. In some regions, Bali is portrayed as an egoistic demon king and in some regions he is a kind-hearted king. What is common in all legends is that Indra and other Devas had lost their power to King Bali and takes refuge at Lord Vishnu’s feet. The reign of King Mahabali is considered to be the golden era. There were no lies, cheating, p…

Symbolism of Narayana based on Narayana Suktam by Swami Akshara

Narayana is not a God who can be held captive in the confines of one religion. He is not just a Hindu God.We are 100 percent sure about which God carries what in each of their hands and which stotra or which mantra to chant for each God. The purpose of Narayana Suktam is to understand how Narayana looks at this world. If you start to see this world the way Narayana looks at it, then you will function with full responsibility.The word Narayana can be split into two; Nara – meaning human being and Ayana – meaning the one who resides within or who has taken his abode within; that which is present in the bosom of the human being.While Shiva represents renunciation, Narayana represents participation.Narayana drives you to be active and ambitious. If in front of Narayana, you can sit quietly, and not pray or ask anything, at that very moment, the best of possible worlds will come to you. If you meditate on Narayana, in the moments of silence, you achieve the highest wealth of wisdom.Narayan…

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