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Dvija Ganapati

Dvija Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for gaining knowledge and to make materialistic gains. This is also a unique form among the 32 forms of Ganesha as this form as four heads. Dvija Ganapati moola mantra is: Yah pustakakshaguna danda Kamandalu Shrividyothaman, karabhooshanaminduvarnam, Stambera maanana chatushtaya shobhamaanam Tvam yah smaredwija ganadhipate sa dhanyah!

Dvija Ganapati has four heads and four hands. He holds a book, a Rudraksha mala, a staff and kamandala.

It is believed that worshipping Dvija Ganapati is good for attaining name and fame in the world. He is also propitiated for gaining knowledge.

Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat in Jyeshta Month

Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat is observed in North India in the Jyeshta Month. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day of the waxing phase of moon. Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat 2017 date is June 2. The puja and rituals are dedicated to Goddess Shakti – Uma is one of the names of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Brahmani is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti.

This vrat is associated with the intense tapas that Goddess Parvati performed to get Shiva as her husband. This vrat is not very popular as other famous vrats like Hartalika which are associated with the same legend. Some Hindu communities observe this vrat for peace and prosperity in the family.

Symbolism and concept of Hanuman – Dr. R. Nagaswamy

As a great warrior, a great scholar, a sincere friend, minister, ambassador, as one wedded to truth and righteousness, a servant and an outstanding devotee, Hanuman reveals the traits that no other living being does. Therefore it appears that the Indian mind visualized “The Perfect Man” not in the image of a man, but in the image of Hanuman. Born as the son of one of the elements, Vayu (wind), appearing as a man perfect in all fields of activities, Hanuman is raised to the status of godhood, a benevolent god of hope, intellect, courage and devotion.
Dr. R. Nagaswamy

Today is Hanuman Jayanti – April 18, 2011

Today is Hanuman Jayanti – April 18, 2011 – the birthday of Sri Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra in many parts of India. In Hinduism, Hanuman is the perfect manifestation of devotion, humility, discipline, strength and selfless service. He is the one who has conquered the senses and ego. He is the ideal living being. Read more about Hanuman Jayanti on Chaitra Purnima

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 18, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 18, 2011 – Today is Purnima – full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi till 8:33 AM. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada or the first day of the waning phase of moon.  All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatra till 1:36 pm on April 18, 2011. Afterwards it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi till 2:22 AM. Afterwards it is Tula Rashi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Hanuman Jayanti. Vaishakh Snan Begins. Chaitra Purnima or full moon day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Note - Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon is also marked in some calendars on the day, especially in Marathi Calendars Chaitra Poornima or full moon day in Chait month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hima…

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