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Narayana Bali – Narayana Bali Puja at Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna

Narayana Bali is a ritual dedicated to those people who had met with an accidental death or had other unnatural death. It can be performed for ancestors, dead parents or dead relatives or other family members.The Narayana Bali puja is performed to satisfy their unfulfilled desires. Narayana Bali Puja is performed at Vishnupad Temple at Gaya in Bihar, MahabaleshwarTemple at Gokarna in Karnataka and also at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu
One of the readers or blog, Suresh Kannan had recently performed the Narayana Bali at Gokarna he wrote a mail to the blog explaining the ritual. We are publishing some excerpts from it so that it will be helpful to people who want to perform the Narayana Bali.
The Temple priest asked me to take bath in the sea along with a coconut which has to be dipped 54 times and then a bath in the kodi theertha with 54 dips along with the coconut.
Then they asked me to change the clothing and sit in the homa, wherein first Ganesha pooja was performed, then Vishnu pooja,…

Gem Stone for Rohini, Hast, Shravan Nakshatras – Navratna Mothi or Muthu or Pearl

Each birth star or Nakshatra in Hindu astrology has a gemstone or Navratna assigned to it. The Navratna that is assigned to birth stars Rohini, Hast and Shravan is natural pearl known as ‘Mothi’ or ‘Muthu.’ Hast Nakshatra is also known as Atham in regional languages. Shravan is known as Thiruvonam. People who believe in horoscope, astrology etc wear stones assigned to their Nakshatram for luck, prosperity, peace and good health. Mothi is also known as Mukta in some regions.Mothi or Pearl is associated with Navgraha Chandra or Moon. It is believed that if people born in Rohini, Hast, Shravan Nakshatras wear ornaments made of pearl they will get the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi – which brings prosperity. It also provides wisdom and long life.

Pavitra Gyaras

Pavitra Gyaras is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. Pavitra Gyaras 2017 date is August 3. The ritual is mainly associated with the Vaishnava sect. The next day is observed as Pavitra Baras.

Special rituals are performed on the day in temples dedicated to Lord Krishna in Rajasthan and other parts of North India.

Pavitra Ekadasi is observed in these regions on the day.

Sanskrit Sayings

The ears are beautified by satsang (company and words of pious souls) not by earrings. The hands are beautified by charity, not by bangles. The body of good people is beautified by the good deeds and not by sandal paste.The ornament of man is his physical form, the ornament of the form is his inner virtues, the ornament of his virtues is his knowledge and the ornament of knowledge is forgiveness.People, occupied as they are with their own affairs, normally do nothing for others. The activity of those in who every stain of phenomenal existence has been destroyed are identified with Bhairava (Shiva), full of Him, is intended only for the benefit of the world.

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