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Kanakadhara Stotram Text in Malayalam – Download Kanakadhara Prayer Lyrics in Malayalam

Kanakadhara Stotram is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. This is Kanakadhara Stotram lyrics in pdf in Malayalam. You can download the text in Malayalam in pdf format. You can also take print of the prayer and share it with older people.

Link – Kanakadhara Stotram Malayalam
Related Kanakadhara Stotram pdf in English with meaning Story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha is dedicated to Ganesha. Many communities perform it on the Ganesh Chaturthi day in Bhadrapad month (the first day of 12-day Ganesha Festival). The Vratha can also be performed on other Chaturthi falling during Shukla Paksha or waxing phase moon in other months. The belief is that after the successful completion of the puja and rituals Vinayaka blesses the devotee for the success of his/her wishes – thus the puja is named Varasiddhi.

For some communities Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha is an elaborate puja with complete participation of all the members of the family. Such pujas are usually performed under the guidance of a priest.
Although Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha is called a Vratha there are no fasts involved. It is more of offering worship to Ganesha on the day.
A clay Ganesh murti is used for the puja. Modak is prepared at home as prasad. Red color flowers are used for puja. Fruit offered is banana. A coconut is also offered. Usual puja procedure followed i…

Dictionary of Vedic Mathematical Terms

Few mathematics and Sanskrit scholars of the Calcutta University have created a unique dictionary of the mathematical terms in the Vedas. It is the first Sanskrit to English dictionary on mathematical terms. The four scholars who worked with the investigators on the project are Rajib Chakraborty, Rina Dutta, Bulbul Chakraborty and Subrata Mondal. The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a wing of the ministry of human resources development, gave the project to these scholars.

Times of India reports All branches of mathematics are well represented in the Vedas, Aranyakas, Brahminical literature, Upanishads, Panini's Ashtadhyayi and Yaska's Nirukto, the dictionary explains. It goes on to prove that most solutions that can be arrived through algebra, geometry and trigonometry have Sanskrit roots. Thus, what the world knows as Pythagoras' theorem existed in the Sulbasutras provided in the manuscripts of Boudhayan, Apostombo, Manaba and Katyayan. A large number of formulae developed th…

Sant Tulsidas Das On the worthless of Rituals and Other Religious Shows

Recluses, ascetics and monks are searching for Him in variegated garbs.
Rishis, munis and avdhoots lay stress on scriptures and holy books.
The learned of the world, puffed up with pride in their scholarly traditions, remain deluded by their erudition.
They delude the world through the practice of pilgrimage, fasting and charity; they glorify bathing in holy waters and their followers bear the evil consequences.
They get lost in rituals and external observances and never can reach the destination.
Within this body exists the entire universe, so the wise saints say.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 6, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 6, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon the full day and till 1:02 AM on September 7. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 2:32 PM. Then onward it is Kritika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 9:10 PM on September 6. Then onwards it is Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars …