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Ganesh Aarti – Lord Ganesh Aarti Lyrics

Ganesh Aarti is performed during Ganesh Chaturthi and while offering Ganesh Puja daily. Ganesh Aarti  Lyrics is given below. It is in English. Chanting it on Tuesday s is considered highly meritorious. It should chanted while observing Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat.
Ganesh Aarti


Lakshmi Aarti in Hindi and English – Goddess Lakshmi Aarti Lyrics

Lakshmi Aarti is performed during Diwali and while offering Lakshmi Puja. Goddess Lakshmi Aarti Lyrics is given below in English and Hindi. Chanting it on Thursdays is considered highly meritorious.


श्री लक्ष्मी माता की आरती ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता, मैया जय लक्ष्मी माता।
तुमको निशदिन सेवत, हर विष्णु विधाता।।
ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता।
ब्रह्माणी रूद्राणी कमला, तुम ही जगमाता।
सूर्य चन्द्रमा ध्यावत, नारद ऋषि गाता।।
ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता।
दुर्गा रूप निरंजनि, सुख सम्पति दाता।
जो कोई तुमको ध्यावत, ऋद्धि सिद्धि पाता।।
ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता।
तुम पाताल निवासिनि, तुम ही शुभ दाता।
कर्म प्रभाव प्रकाशक, भवनिधि से त्राता।।
ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता।
जिस घर में तुम रहती सब सद्गुण आता।
सब सुंदर हो जाता, मन नहीं घबराता।।
ऊँ जय लक्ष्मी माता।

Lakshmi Aarti


Emerald Ring Finger – On Which Finger should one wear Emerald Ring?

Emerald stone is associated with Budh or mercury. There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear Emerald ring. The emerald ring should be worn on the little finger.
Wearing the emerald ring on the little finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Ruby Ring Finger – On Which Finger should one wear ruby Stone ring?

Ruby stone is associated with Rahu or Dragon’s head. There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear ruby ring. The ruby ring should be worn on the ring finger.

Wearing the ruby with ring on the ring finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Pearl Ring Finger – On Which Finger should one wear Pearl Stone?

Pearl stone or Muthu or Pavizham is associated with Chandra or Moon God. There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear Pearl ring. The Pearl ring should be worn on the little finger.

Wearing the pearl with ring on little finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.

Diamond Wearing Mantra – The Mantra to Be Chanted While Wearing Diamond Ring

There is a mantra to be chanted while wearing diamond ring as per Hindu astrology and navratna studies. It should be chanted before wearing diamond ring. The diamond wearing mantra is
Om Draang Dreeng Draung Sah Shukraaya Namah.
The mantra is dedicated to Shukra or Venus.

Diamond should be used with gold or platinum. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Diamond ring will help in curing skin and venereal diseases

Bhimashankar Temple – Lord Shiva Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga near Pune

BhimashankarTemple is the sixth among the twelve or Dwadash Jyothirlingas. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is located on the banks of the BhimaRiver and is about 125 km from Pune; 251 km from Mumbai and 250 km from Shirdi (map is given below). Lord Shiva appeared here in the form of a Jyoti (small flame). On the way to the temple is the Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. During Shivratri a three-day fair is held at the temple and includes special Arati and Mahashringar of the Garbhagriha and Sabhamandap.
BhimashankarTemple Timings BhimashankarTemple daily opens at 04:30 hrs. Aarti is performed thrice a day-04:30 hrs, 1500 hrs and 1900 hrs. The Sanctum Sanctorum is closed after 1500 hrs except on Mondays and during special tithis (days) like Pradosh etc. Mahapuja is performed at 1230 hrs. The temple closes at 2130 hrs. A devotee can enter the Sanctum Sanctorum and perform pujas and abhishek.
The Sanctum Sanctorum at Bhimashankar More than 25 people can worship inside the garbhgriha or sanctum sanc…

Rishabha Marriage Compatibility Signs – Which Signs are compatible with Vrishabha Rashi for Marriage?

Rishabha Marriage Compatibility Signs or matching signs for marriage for Vrishabha Rashi born male and female is given below. Vrishabha Rashi is the second among the 12 zodiac signs in Hindu horoscope and astrology. This compatibility is based on sun sign.
The best matching sign for Rishabha Rashi are:
Kanya, Makara, Karka and Meena
The signs that do not match with Rishabha Rashi are: Mesha, Dhanu and Kumbha.

All other Signs are average – neither good nor bad.

Taurus Marriage Compatibility Signs – Which Signs are compatible with Taurus Zodiac for Marriage?

Taurus Marriage Compatibility Signs or matching signs for marriage for Taurus Zodiac born male and female is given below. Taurus Zodiac is the second among the 12 zodiac signs in Hindu horoscope and astrology. This compatibility is based on sun sign.
The best matching sign for Taurus are:
Virgo, Capricorn, cancer and Pisces
The signs that do not match with Taurus are:
Aries, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
All other Signs are average – neither good nor bad.

Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Gujarati – Sai Baba Story in Gujarati Text in Pdf

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Gujarati is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Gujarati text and is in pdf format. The story is divided into 53 chapters and all are in pdf format and you can save it if you have pdf reader installed.
You can read Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Gujarati here.



The story narrates all the important incidents in life of Shirdi Sai Baba while he appeared on earth. His teachings and miracles are also part of the text.

Shirdi Sai Baba Story in English – Sai Baba Story in English Text in Pdf

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in English is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in English text and is in pdf format. The story is divided into 51 chapters and all are in pdf format and you can save it if you have pdf reader installed.
You can read Shirdi Sai Baba Story in English here.

The story narrates all the important incidents in life of Shirdi Sai Baba while he appeared on earth. His teachings and miracles are also part of the text.

Curse of Goddess Lakshmi and Hayagriva – Horse Head Incarnation of Vishnu

Hayagriva is the horse head of incarnation of Bhagvan Vishnu. There is a popular belief in Hinduism that nothing in the universe happens without a reason. Hayagriva incarnation was a necessary to keep the Dharma in the universe intact. But for Vishnu to have the head of a horse there should be a reason and it was provided by a curse of Goddess Lakshmi.
The story of the curse of Goddess Lakshmi is found in the Devi Bhagavatam.
Legend has it that once Bhagvan Vishnu looked at the face of Goddess Lakshmi and laughed. Goddess was taken aback by this unruly behavior. She was distraught and she thought her Lord had seen something ugly on her perfect face.
Goddess Lakshmi, who was unable to find the real reason, thought that her Lord had another woman in his life or he would not laugh at her like that.
Goddess Lakshmi was soon possessed by wrath and in anger she cursed his head to fall off. She believed the life of a widow to be better than her husband taking another woman was his wife.
Th…

Story of Child form of Vishnu (Krishna) on Ficus Leaf – Vatapatra Shayi

Vatapatra Shayi – the child Krishna floating on ficus leaf – in Hinduism is a symbolic representation of the first form of life on earth (or the only form of life). As per Hindu tradition, at the end of one cycle of creation the heat produced by Surya, the sun god, reduces all that is on earth into ashes. This continues for eight thousand yugas. Then Vayu, the wind god, blows relentlessly for many years and huge clouds are formed. It rains incessantly creating a great flood – deluge. The entire earth remains under water for millions of years.

On this water lies, Child form of Vishnu (Krishna) on Ficus Leaf which is known as Vatapatrashayi. Symbolically it represents the first form of life on earth.

This wonderful incident is mentioned in the Markandeya Purana.

Markandeya Rishi was blessed that he will be able to witness the great deluge. The Rishi saw destruction all around. Water submerged everything. For millions of years there was only water all around the Rishi. Finally, He noti…

Agarbatti in Hindu Puja – Symbolism and Why Agarbatti is used in Hindu Worship?

Agarbatti is lighted before the images of gods and goddesses during Hindu Puja ad worship. It is basically lighted to purify the air and spread fragrance. It is also believed that lighting Agarbatti helps in warding of the evil spirits. Basically, Agarbatti is burned to keep away bad odors which attract evil or the demons.
It is believed that when Gods arrive to participate in the puja, the paths through which they arrive are kept smelling sweet and fresh with agarbattis.
What is pleasing to human beings is presumed to be pleasing to the gods and therefore good smell of Agarbatti is used in pujas.
It is also believed that the smoke of Agarbatti is similar to the smoke of sacrifice or yajna and therefore it is offered to please the deities.

Akshata Mantra – The Mantra Chanted With Akshata

Akshata basically consists of uncooked rice which is mixed with turmeric. Here is the Akshata mantra. It is chanted while mixing the rice and turmeric and also while using the Akshata for various proposes.
Akshata Mantra
Akshatastandula: subhraa: kumkumen Virajeeta; Mayaa nivedita bhavatya grihan parameshwara.
Meaning of the mantra – The white rice colored with kumkum means akshata which I am devoutly offering to You Oh Parameshwara, please accept it.

Pukhraj Puja – Birthstone Yellow Sapphire Ring Puja – Pukhraj Stone Puja Procedure

Pukhraj Stone Puja should be performed on Thursday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of Yellow Sapphire Ring with birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Pukhraj Stone Ring is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.



When to do Pukhraj Stone Ring Puja?
The puja should be performed on Thursday between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is performed on Thursday because Pukhraj is associated with Shukra or Venus. In Hinduism, Thursday or Guruvar is dedicated to Brishapati.
Items needed while doing Pukhraj Puja
Yellow color cloth Bengal gram Chandan Kumkum Yellow Marigold flowers Sweet made of Jaggery and moong dal
Gemstone Pukhraj Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Brihaspati.
Place yellow cloth in puja room. Spread Bengal gram on it Wash the Pukhraj stone or ring. Apply chandan and kumkum on it Place it on the Bengal gram
Take three marigold flowers and chant Lalita Sahasra…

Surya Kanta Mani – Surya Kantamani Stone Benefits

The most important benefit of wearing Surya Kanta Mani Stone is that it helps in warding off the harmful effects of sun or Surya in the horoscope. Here are the other benefits of wearing Surya Kantamani stone ring:

Surya Kanta Mani provides intelligence and knowledge. Healthy children. Honor Solution to government related problems. Peace Success in politics. Good for students. Gains in property. Will be blessed with vehicles. Will provide solution to health issues.
Helps in defeating enemies.

Birthstone for Uttarashada Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Uttara Shada Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Uttarashada Nakshatra is based on its ruler Sun or Surya. The stone can protect this Uttarashada Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Sun and helps in garnering the positive energy of Surya, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Uttara Shada Nakshatra is Ruby. The gemstone is known as Manikyam or Manik in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.


Wearing the birth stone helps Uttarashada Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing ruby ring will make the Uttarashada Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Purvashada Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Purva Shada Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Purvashada Nakshatra is based on its ruler Venus or Shukra. The stone can protect this Purvashada Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shukra and helps in garnering the positive energy of Venus, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Purva Shada Nakshatra is diamond. The gemstone is known as Heera or Vajram in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.


Wearing the birth stone helps Purvashada Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.

It is also believed that wearing diamond ring will make the Purvashada Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Story of Kaundinyapur in Marathi – the maternal home of Goddess Rukmini

The popular belief is that Kaundinyapur near Amravati in Maharashtra is the maternal home of Goddess Rukmini, consort of Lord Vitthal (Sri Krishna). She returns to her maternal home in Kartik Month (November - December). Her annual return is observed as the Kaundinyapur Yatra. You can read the story of Kaundinyapur in Marathi below.
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Kaundinyapur Pictures – Photos of Kaundanyapur Temple in Amravati in Maharashtra

Shri Sant Sadguru Sadaram Maharaj Charitra in Marathi – Story of Sant Sadguru Sadaram Maharaj of Kaundinyapur near Amravati in Maharashtra

Shri Sant Sadguru Sadaram Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti Tradition in Maharashtra. He had large number of followers and spread the teaching of Dharma – equality, love and peace. You can read Shri Sant Sadguru Sadaram Maharaj Charitra in Marathi below.
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Kaundinyapur Pictures – Photos of Kaundanyapur Temple in Amravati in Maharashtra

Kaundinyapur is popular pilgrim spot located in Amravati District in Maharashtra. Here are few pictures of KaundanyapurTemple and other pilgrim spots in the area. The photos were provided by Shri Sadanand Sadhu one of the trustees of the Shri Vitthal Rukhmini Devasthan Shri Kshrtra Kaudanyapur.

Kaundinyapur is located 40 km from Amravati And 112 km From Nagpur.
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 Shri Rishi Maharaj Samadhi

Kaundinyapur Information in Marathi – Details about Kaundanyapur Temple and Other important aspects in Marathi

Kaundinyapur is a popular pilgrim center in Amravati District in Maharashtra. The VitthalRukminiTemple located is a famous shrine in the region. You can find Kaundanyapur information in Marathi. All details about this holy place is included in the Marathi literature provided below:
You can open the link in image format to find the information about Kaundinyapur.

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Hindu Temples at Osian near Jodhpur in Rajasthan

Osian is located around 66 km northwest of Jodhpur in Rajasthan and is famous for Hindu Temples. There are eighteen temples dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism here.

12 temples at Osian were built during the 8th and 9th century by the Pratihara rulers.
The rest of the temples built later are located on a hill east of OsianVillage.
Three Vaishnava Temples built during the 8th and 9th century consists of sanctum, vestibule, semi-open pillared hall and porch. These temples are not ornate. Two of these temples is a complex of five shrines on the same platform. The three temples are also referred as Harihara Temples. One of the temple in the group is noted for its exceptional design.
Osian also has a pair of Surya temples and a pair of Shiva temples.
Two important Shakti temples here are the PiplaDeviTemple dedicated to Mahishasuramardini and SachiyaMataTemple.

Chitra Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Chithira Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Chitra Nakshatra born female is that they will be highly enthusiastic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be interested in debates and arguments. Other Chithira Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:
Will be interested in dressing up neatly. Will show lot of interest in jewelry. Will be forced to stay away from home. Women will hold high moral standards. Will be proud. Might go to any extend to succeed. Will give too much importance to what others might think. Delay in marriage for some.

Hasta Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Hastam Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Hasta Nakshatra born female is that they will be of helpful nature. Another important character of the birth star is that they will even win over enemies with their loving nature . Other Hastam Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will speak sweetly. Will be wealthy. Will stay away from home. Will be scholars. Will have good sex drive. Will have good patience. Will be interested in material things. Might be interested in doing small types of theft.

On How to know one’s special mission – Sri Chinmoy

To know what your special mission is, you have to go deep within. Hope and courage must accompany you on your tireless journey. Hope will awaken you inner divinity. Courage will make your inner divinity flower. Hope will inspire you to dream of the Transcendental. Courage will inspire you to manifest the Transcendental here on earth.
To feel what your special mission, is you have always to create. This creation of yours is something which you ultimately become. Finally, you come to realize that your creation is nothing other than your self-revelation.
True, there are as many missions as there are souls. But all missions fulfill themselves only after the souls have achieved some degree of perfection. The world is a divine play. Each participant plays a part in its success. The role of the servant is as important as that of the Master. In the perfection of each individual part is the collective fulfillment. At the same time, the individual fulfillment becomes perfect only when the indi…

Birthstone for Pooradam Nakshatram – Which is the gem stone for Pooradam Nakshatra?

Birthstone for Pooradam Nakshatra is based on its ruler Venus or Shukra. The stone can protect this Pooradam a Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Shukra and helps in garnering the positive energy of Venus, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Pooradam Nakshatra is diamond. The gemstone is known as Heera or Vajram in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Pooradam Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing diamond ring will make the Pooradam Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Brihaspativar Vrat – Thursday Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and Brihaspati

In Hinduism, each day in a week is dedicated to a particular god in the Hindu pantheon. Thursday, which is Brihaspatiwar or Vrihaspativar, is dedicated to Vishnu and Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas. Thurdsay is also popularly known as Gurubar or Guruvar. Yellow is the color of the day. A fast is observed on the day and food is consumed only once. In some areas, people make it a point to visit HanumanTemple on Thursdays.


There are numerous stories associated with the reason for observing Upvaas, or fast, on Brihaspativar. Many of the stories are part of local folklore and stories vary from region to region.
Almost all stories suggest that those who perform pujas and Vrats on Thursdays will be blessed with wealth and happy life. In some stories, Lord Vishnu appears in the guise of a Sadhu to test the devotees on Thursdays. 
In other stories, it is Brihaspati. First the person in the story denies alms and is lethargic but later realizes his/her mistake and observes Thursday Vrat and pl…

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