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Kartik in North India and Muruga in South India – The differences

Lord Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva, is popularly known as Kartik in North India. In South India, Kartik is also known as Subrahmanya and Skanda. There are some major differences the way in which Lord Kartik is worshipped in North and South India. The worship of Kartik is more popular in South India, especially among Tamilians and Malayalis (Tamil Nadu and Kerala). Kartik is worshipped in North India but not anywhere near the way in which he is worshipped in South India.

Legend has it that Lord Kartik once felt that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati showered more love on Ganesha and therefore he decided to leave Kailas and move to South India. Lord Shiva tried to pacify Him but Kartik was firm about His decision. He reached the hills of South India and decided to live there and the people there called him, Murugan – the divine youth.

In due course, Muruga married Devayani, also known as Sena, the daughter of Indra. He also married Valli, a tribal girl. Muruga is believed to reside on …

Heera Shankh Benefits - Dakshinavarti Heera Shankh

Heera Shankh is naturally occurring Dakshinavarti Shankh. It is found in the rocks and mountains. One of the most important benefits of Heera Shankh is that it helps in attracting the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity in Hindu religion.
A person who possess the Heera Shankh and worships it at home or in business place or shop will be blessed with wealth, luck and fortune. It also protects the person from all sorts of bad luck.


Dakshinavarti Heera Shankh is a very rare conch and is also known as Pahadi Shankh as it is found in mountains.
The conch is usually discovered in those regions which was earlier under water for a very long period.

The conch has a sparkling shine in opening. The outer portion is dull but the inner portion shines.

Venus Remedies in Astrology – Venus Remedy in Lal Kitab

The most important Venus Remedy is to offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi and to Shukra Navgraha on Fridays. The most important Venus Remedies mentioned in Lal Kitab, an authority text on Astrology, is to donate white barely for 43 days. It should be donated to a poor person or given away in charity.
Items that can be donated for quick relief includes ghee, curd, camphor, curd-like pearl, sand and white butter.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
Doing selfless service, helping unhealthy people, taking care of animals are all part of Venus remedies.

Moon Remedies in Vedic Astrology – Moon Remedy in Lal Kitab

The most important Moon Remedy is to offer prayers to Shiva and Chandra, moon god, on Mondays. The other important Moon Remedies mentioned in Lal Kitab, an authority text on Astrology, is to place a small vessel of milk under the pillow at night and water the keekar tree (babul) with that milk in the morning. This should be performed for 43 days.
Items that can be donated for quick relief includes rice, silver, milk and milk-white pearl.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
Wearing milky white dress and offering Shiva worship is highly meritorious.

Jupiter Remedies in Astrology

The most important Jupiter Remedy is to offer prayers to Brihaspati or Guru on Thursdays. One of the important Jupiter remedies suggested in Lal Kitab is to put a little saffron in a drop of milk, paste it on navel, put a dot on forehead with it and also consume it.
Items that can be donated for quick relief include Daal Chana (yellow lentil), saffron and gold.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
Wearing yellow color dress and offering prayers to Bhagvan Vishnu is highly meritorious.

Sun Remedies in Astrology – Sun Remedy in Lal Kitab

The most important Sun Remedy is to offer prayers to Surya on Sunday and chant Gayatri Mantra daily facing the rising sun. Other Sun Remedies are throwing jaggery or wheat into river for 43 consecutive days. The remedy is as per guidance received from Lal Kitab.
Items that can be donated for quick relief include wheat, red copper and jaggery.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
You can also observe puja and prayers dedicated to Vishnu on all days
Wearing wheatish color dress and reading Vishnu Puran is considered meritorious.

Lal Kitab Shani ke Upay – Saturn Related Solution in Lal Kitab

Shani ke Upay in Lal Kitab or Saturn related remedies or solutions in Lal Kitab is given below:
The most important Shani Remedy is to offer prayers to Hanuman on Saturdays. Other Shani Remedies are donating mustard of sarson for 43 days without break. It can be donated to needy people or to a sacred place or thrown into a river.
Other items that can be donated include Urad (black lentil), sesame seeds, iron, leather goods, timber and coal.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
You can also observe puja and prayers dedicated to Bhairav form of Shiva.

Mars Remedies – Weak Planet Mars Remedies in Astrology

The most important Mars Remedy is to offer prayers to Shiva especially on Tuesdays. Other Mars Remedies to overcome weak planet Mars in Horoscope and astrology are throwing sweet bread or remoras (sweet made of jaggery and til) into river. It should be done for 43 days without a break.
Other items that can be donated include Masur daal (red lentil), red thing, red coral.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
You can also observe puja and prayers dedicated to Hanuman on Tuesdays.
Chanting Gayatri Paath and wearing red color dress are meritorious.

Shani Remedies

The most important Shani Remedy is to offer prayers to Hanuman on Saturdays. Other Shani Remedies are donating mustard of sarson for 43 days without break. It can be donated to needy people or to a sacred place or thrown into a river.
Other items that can be donated include Urad (black lentil), sesame seeds, iron, leather goods, timber and coal.
Anyone of the above said items should be donated for 43 days without break to a poor person, or to a temple or sacred place or thrown into a river.
You can also observe puja and prayers dedicated to Bhairav form of Shiva.
Wearing black color dress and respecting elders is also a quick Shani remedy.

Offering prayers at Shani Temple in Tirunallur in Pondicherry is considered highly meritorious as Shani Bhagvan is here in blessing posture.

Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Gurmukhi – Sai Baba Story in Punjabi Language Text in Pdf

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Gurmukhi is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Punjabi language 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 Punjabi 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 Konkani – Sai Baba Story in Konkani Language Text in Pdf

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Konkani is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Konkani language 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 Konkani 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.

Vetal Worship in Hinduism

Vetal is worshipped as the main deity in temples in Goa and certain regions in coastal Maharashtra and Karnataka. In the coastal regions Vetal is believed to be the deity who is worshiped to overcome storms. He also helps in trade and commerce. He was widely patronized by merchants who ventured out into the sea to do business.
He is also very popular village deity. He is the guardian of the village and he moves around the village at night and keeps vigil on the property of the devotees. As he moves around the village his sandals get worn out and devotees take a vow to offer sandals to the deity.
Vetal is widely worshipped as parviar devata or Panchyatan – worshipped as subsidiary deity in many temples in India.
The murti of Vetal is four armed and hold sword, shield and a bowl. One hand is in blessing posture. In some images he has a beard, mustache and a crown. A scorpion is shown on the abdomen in some murtis.
Vetal is today widely part of Bhuaradhana. He is the chief ghost and als…

Story - Hanuman plays Veena and melts a stone to humble the pride of Sage Narad

It is said that good music can melt even stone. Hanuman one’s displayed this to humble the pride of Sage Narada, who used to go around proclaiming that he is the greatest musician and Veena player.

Sage Narad was proud of his talent in music and used to play his Veena to impress others. He used to claim that he is the greatest musician in the world. Legend has it that once Sage Narada reached Kadali Vanam, the abode of Hanuman. He came with the intention to show his talent in music before Hanuman who was also a good musician. The Sage then displayed his talent in Veena.

Hanuman then took the Veena and started playing the Malahari raga. The way in which Hanuman played the Veena was so impressive that the stone on which Sage Narada was sitting melted.

Hanuman then played the Bilahari Raga, the stone started to take its old form, and Sage Narada was trapped in it. Hanuman then had to play the Malahari Raga again to release Narada from inside the rock.

After this incident, Sage Narad nev…

Story of Ganesha as Lambodara

Lambodara is one among the numerous names of Ganesha. Lambodara means the potbellied one – one with a huge stomach. Mudgala Purana states that Ganapati took the form of Lambodara to defeat demon Krodhasura (Anger). The story of Lambodra is associated with the Mohini Avatar of Vishnu and Shiva.



Asuras and Devas were fight for the Amrta (nectar) that appeared during the Samudra Manthan (Churning of Ocean). To rescue it from Asuras, Vishnu appeared in the form of Mohini.
The Asuras were attracted by the divine damsel and this lack of attention on the part of Asuras were cleverly used by Mohini to serve the Amrta to Devas. Thus Devas became immortal.
Shiva who heard about the maddening charm of Mohini wished to see her.  The wait to see the Mohini form resulted in the birth of Krodhasura – the result of impatience and anger. To subdue this Asura form Ganesha appeared as Lambodara.
Symbolically, those who are unable to control their temper should take refuge in Ganesha. Only he can help i…

Places in Gaya in Bihar Where Shradh and other Funeral Rituals can be performed – Vedis in Gaya for Rituals Dedicated to Dead

Millions of Hindus perform Pinda daan and other Shradh rituals at the famous VishnupadTemple at Gaya in Bihar during the Pitru Paksha period (September – October). There are numerous other places in Gaya in Bihar where Shradh and other Funeral Rituals can be performed. The spots where the rituals are performed are known as Vedis. Here are the Vedis in Gaya where Rituals Dedicated to Dead can be performed:
Poonpoon charanPuja Jiwha loll Kartikpada Mat Gowapi Munda Pristha FalguRiver Gajadhar Ji Dhadikhagni Go pada Adi Gaya Brahma Kund Saraswati Garpashagni Agastha Pada Dhout Pada Pretshilla Dharmaranya Ahabaniagni Indrapada Bhim Gaya Ram Shila Bodhgaya Suryapada Kashyapada Go Prachar Ram Kund Brahma Sarovar Chandrapada Gajakaran Gada loll Kagbali Ganeshpada Ramgaya Dhud Tarpan Uttarmanas Amrasichen Sandyagnipada Sitakund Baitarni Udichi Rudrapada Yagnipada Souvagyadan Akshaybata Kankal Brahmapada Dadhisthi Pada Gayasur Gayatri Ghat Dakhin Manas Vishnupada Kanna pada Gayakup Udichi Rudr…

Nag Bali Shradh – Performed For Overcoming Sin Associated with Killing Snake – Cobra

Nag Bali Shradh is performed for overcoming sin associated with killing of snakes or serpents. The ritual is performed by those that have killed a cobra or other nagas.
In the Nag Bali ritual a murti or idol of Nag is made using wheat dough. A funeral is performed and the Naag is given a proper burial.
It is believed that after performing the ritual the person will be relieved of the sins.
Serpents are worshipped in Hinduism and killing of them is considered a sin.

Bhadali Navami – Bhathali Navami

Bhadali Navami, or Bhadli Navmi, is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Ashada month (June – July). In 2017, the date of Bhadali Navami is July 2. The day is also known as Aashara Shukla Paksha Navami and Kandarp Navami.

The day is of great significance for certain Hindu communities in North India. Fairs and important annual rituals are held on the day in some temples.

Narayana Nag Bali Puja – Narayan Puja for Those Who Died of Snake Bites

Narayana Nag Bali Puja is performed for those people who died as a result of snake bites. To give moksha to the soul of such people Narayan Puja is performed on a Shukla Paksha Ekadasi tithi or the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon.
From the death for one year the serpent god should be worshipped on the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon – Shukla Paksha Panchami. The puja should be simple. Just offerings and prayers to Nag devatas.
When one year after death ends, Narayana Bali puja should be performed with the help of a qualified priest in Gaya or Gokarna or Rameshwaram or other known places where the puja is performed.
After this Anndadam or food donation should be performed.
Now it is believed that the person who died due to snake bite has got his soul released from earth. From then onwards normal Shradh puja can be performed.

Narayan Bali Puja Dates

Narayan Bali puja purifies the dead person from his/her sins and renders the person fit for being offered a Shradh. Narayan Bali Puja Dates as per Vishnu Purana: The ritual can be performed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi tithi or the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon in a fortnight.
If the person for whom the Narayan Bali puja is performed died due to snake bite; then the puja should be performed on Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the 5th day during the waxing phase of moon in a fortnight.
So look in your regional calendar when there is Ekadasi during waxing phase of moon. This is the Ekadasi after Amavasya or no moon.

Ekodrishti Shradh – Ekodristi Shradha at Gaya

Ekodrishti Shradh is a unique Shradh ritual performed at Gaya. It is a Tirth Shradh and is completed in a single day. Shradh is performed at three important spots in Gaya as part of the ritual.
The three spots are FalguRiver VishnupadTemple Akshavata.
If the person to whom the Shradh is performed had an unusual or accidental death; then pind daan should also be performed at Pretshila hill, Gaya kup and Dharmaranya.

Lahsuniya Mantra or Prayer – Lahsuniya Ring Mantra before Wearing

The mantra or prayer associated with birthstone Lahsuniya is dedicated to Ketu or Dragon’s Tail. The mantra should be chanted before wearing the Lahsuniya ring. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Lahsuniya ring will help in curing skin diseases
Lahsuniya Ring Mantra is
Om kem ketve namah

Pukhraj Ratan Dharan Vidhi

Pukhraj Ratan Puja should be performed on Thursday. Here is a brief description on Pukhraj Ratan Dharan Vidhi.
When to do Pukhraj Ratan Dharan 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 Ratan Dharan Vidhi Puja
Yellow color cloth Bengal gram Chandan Kumkum Yellow Marigold flowers Sweet made of Jaggery and moong dal
Pukhraj Ratan Dharan Vidhi 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 Sahasranama a single time. Take some Bengal gram and now recite the Guru Mantra 108 times.
Offer aarti Offer the Sweet
Now you can wear …

Blue Sapphire Mantra or Prayer – Blue Sapphire Ring Mantra before Wearing

The mantra or prayer associated with birthstone Blue Sapphire is dedicated to Shani or Saturn. The mantra should be chanted before wearing the Blue Sapphire ring. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Blue Sapphire ring will help barren women.
Blue Sapphire Ring Mantra is
Om sham shanayisharaaye namah

Pukhraj Mantra or Prayer – Pukhraj Ring Mantra before Wearing

The mantra or prayer associated with birthstone Pukhraj is dedicated to Jupiter or Guru or Brishaspati. The mantra should be chanted before wearing the Yellow or Golden Pukhraj ring. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Pukhraj ring will help in curing eye diseases.
Pukhraj Ring Mantra is
Om Vrim Brihaspataye Namah

Yellow Sapphire Mantra or Prayer – Yellow Sapphire Ring Mantra Before Wearing

The mantra or prayer associated with birthstone Yellow Sapphire is dedicated to Jupiter or Guru or Brishaspati. The mantra should be chanted before wearing the Yellow Sapphire ring. It will help in attaining wealth, name, fame, honor and good health. Chanting the mantra and wearing the Yellow Sapphire ring will help in curing eye diseases.
Yellow Sapphire Ring Mantra is
Om Vrim Brihaspataye Namah

Holy Flame in this Durga Temple in Patna is burning Non-Stop for 101 Years – Akhandvasini Temple

A small DurgaTemple, AkhandvasiniTemple, in Patna is attracting thousands of devotees because of a holy flame – Diya – which is burning non-stop for 101 years. The flame is referred as Akhand Jyoti and was brought to the temple from the famous KamakhyaTemple in Assam.  DNA India reports"We call this 'Akhand Jyoti' (Uninterrupted flame). It has become a flame of faith as it has been burning incessantly in front of the idol of Goddess Durga here. We aptly called it AkhandvasiniTemple," said Basukinath Tiwary, the main priest of the temple. It was Basukinath's father late Vishwanath Tiwary, who brought the flame from Kamakhya in Assam to Patna in June 1914, after completing elaborate prayers and rituals. He converted a room in the house near the famous 'Golghar' a dome-shaped granary built by the British, into sanctum sanctorum and placed the flame there. The priest also reveals that another 'ghee lamp' was established close to the oil lamp, and has …

March 2016 – Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land and Property –Auspicious days in March 2016 For Buying Flat or House or Land or Villa in Hindu calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in March 2016 for buying Flat – Land – Villa – House is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindus look for auspicious dates for buying or selling flat, villa, house, land and property. These are the good dates for the purpose of selling and buying in March 2016.
Good Dates in March 2016 for Flat – Land – Property Buying
March 1 March 5 March 6 good till 3:35 PM March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 good till 11:00 AM March 17 good after 7:55 AM March 18 good till 9:50 PM
March 25
March 26 good till 11:50 AM March 28 good after 7:05 AM
Dates to be avoided in March 2016 Flat – Land – Property Buying – March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and March 31

Shravan Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Sravana Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Shravan Nakshatra born female is that they will have good knowledge of science. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be rich. Other Sravana Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:


Prime importance to truth and integrity. Will be come famous. Will have lot enemies. Will stay away from home. Will marry as per desire. Will have good earning but there will be lot of spending too. Will be spiritual. Will get married quickly. Might face eye related health issues. Will garner respect from friends and colleagues.

Uttarashada Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Uttara Shada Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Uttarashada Nakshatra born female is that they will be humorous. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be humble. Other Uttara Shada Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will have lot of enemies Will be unhappy many times Will travel a lot Will be proud. Will be scholars. Will show kindness to those who are suffering. Will become famous. Will be interested in looking after affairs of home. Will maintain high standard of cleanliness.

Ghosts in Hindu Religion – the Preta Concept in Hinduism

Ghost in Hinduism is referred as ‘preta’, ‘pey’, ‘pret’ or ‘pretam.’ Do Hindus believe in ghosts? It depends on the individual but it is believed that majority believe in ghosts. The concept of ghosts in Hindu religion is often associated with those people who had an unnatural death like murder, accident, etc and those dead people who were not given proper Hindu dead rituals like Shraadha or Tarpan.
In Hinduism, there is the concept of Kshooshma shareera apart from the physical body. This Kshooshma shareera is a sort of carbon copy of all the impressions of the five senses of the physical body. It is said in the Brahma Sutra that this acquired impressions is carried by the soul when it leaves the body.
What is left of these impressions on natural world, also referred as pinda shareeram, are completely destroyed through the various rituals performed to the dead in Hindu religion.
So the primary aim of Hindu death rituals is to destroy all the impressions that are left of a dead per…

You Must Have a Right Concept of God – Paramahansa Yogananda

True joy eludes the man who forsakes God, because He is Bliss Itself. 
There are people who depict their Creator as one who imperiously tests man with the smoke of ignorance and the fire of punishment, and who judges man’s actions with heartless scrutiny. They thus distort the true concept of God as a loving, compassionate Heavenly Father into a false image of one who is a strict, unsparing, and vengeful tyrant. But devotees who commune with God know it is foolish to think of Him otherwise than as the Compassionate Being who is the infinite receptacle of all love and goodness.
Cultivate His acquaintance. It is possible to know God just as well as you know your dearest friend. That is the truth.

First you must have a right concept of God — a definite idea through which you can form a relationship with Him — and then you must meditate and pray until that mental conception becomes changed into actual perception. Then you will know Him. If you persist, the Lord will come. Paramahansa Yoga…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 9, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of the moon till 10:42 AM on June 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 9, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day.
Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 2:27 PM on June 9. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sant Tukaram Palkhi Prasthan from Dehu to Pandarpur
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of the moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Mad…

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