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Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Saubhagyeshwar Form of Shiva - 61st Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. Saubhagyeshwar Form of Shiva is worshipped to overcome the bad influence of planets in a person’s horoscope.
The temple dedicated to Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev is located at Vidhva Ashram Gali in Patni Bazar in Ujjain.

Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 61st temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.
People who are suffering due to malefic planets in their horoscope get relief after offering prayers.


Story of Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev
The story associated with Saubhagyeshwar Mahadev is associated with Queen Madan Manjari. Legend has it that Madan Manjari was married to King Ashwavahan. But due to bad Karmas of earlier life Madan Manjari could not satisfy her husband. Whenever her husband touched her, he used to feel his body is burning.
After sometime, the king, who was fed up with the whole episode, order…

Somanath Brata – Somnath Vrata in Orissa

Somanath Brata, or Somnath Vrata, is observed in Orissa on the Vijaya Dasami or Dasara day. The Brata is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Somanath Brata 2017 date is September 30. The ritual is performed by women and includes fasting and reading the story of Somanath.

Somanath Brata rituals are held in the evening and various types of offerings are made and this includes a sweet made using wheat, grated coconut, sugar and spices known as Manda Pitha. Other offerings are ten different types of fruits and ten types of flowers.

Women fast on the day from sunrise and the fast is broken upon the completion of the puja.

Navratri Day 7 Mantra – Seventh Day Prayers for Navratri in Hindi on September 27, 2017

Seventh day Prayers for Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Kalaratri. Navratri Day 7 Mantra in Hindi is given below. It is chanted on September 27, 2017 during Chaitra Navratri. There are three mantras. First is Mool Mantra for seventh day of Navratri. Second is Dhyan Shloka dedicated to Goddess Kalaratri. Third is a Stotra. You can chant also prayers like Lalita Sahasranama on the day.
There is no need to chant all mantras. Most devotees chant just the mool mantra.
Navratri Day 7 Mool Mantra
Navratri Day 7 Dhyan Mantra
Navratri Day 7 Stotra

Belha Devi Temple at Sadar in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh – Ma Belha Devi Mandir at Pratapgarh

BelhaDeviTemple is located on the banks of SaiRiver and the temple is dedicated to Ma Belha Devi, who is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The mandir is known Belha because it is believed that waist of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous Daksha Yajna episode.
The temple finds its mention in the Ramayana. It is believed that Bharata, younger brother of Sri Ram, stayed here for a day and worshipped Ma Belha Devi.
The current temple structure was built around 200 years ago.


The main murti of Belha Devi worshipped in the temple is made of stone and is placed over silver throne. The murti is decorated with marigold and hibiscus flowers. Chunari is wrapped all around her. A silver canopy can be seen above the murti. Her Vahana or Vehicle lion is seated near her.
The pindi, the original form, of Belha Devi can be seen in the same sanctum sanctorum.
The temple compound also has murtis of Hanuman, Shiva, Radha Krishna, Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali.
Mondays and Tuesdays are the…

How to do or perform Ayudha Puja?

An important ritual on Ayudha Puja, or Ayuda Pooja, is consecrating tools and objects that assist in work. Today, people also do puja to private vehicles like car, scooter, bike etc. In 2017, date of Ayudha Puja is September 29. The tools and objects are not put into use on the Ayudha Puja day. People also sanctify their offices and huge machineries on the day. Children and people associated with art and literature perform the Saraswathi Puja on the day.  Here is simple step by step method on how to perform Ayudha Puja.
Some people perform Ayudha Puja on the previous day evening and will only touch the tools and other objects on the Vijaya Dasami day. A large section of people perform the puja on the morning of the Ayudha Puja day.

Getting Ready Decide the place to perform Ayudha Puja. It is always better to keep tools and objects in a place where you won’t touch it accidentally. Decide which tools you want to keep for puja.Clean all the tools. Requirements Decorations for Puja – mango …

Thoughts and Quotes on Durga Puja

Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand enemies within. He is riddled with negative thoughts fears, yearnings. These are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred – just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Durga’s kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. Invoke the Mother Terrible to help us annihilate within ourselves all negative forces; all weaknesses, - all littleness. – Swami Chinmayananda



Durga (Devi) is synonymous with Shakti or the Divine Power that manifests, sustains and transforms the universe as the one unifying Force of Existence. …Shakti is the very possibility of the Absolute’s appearing as many, of God’s causing this universe. God creates this world through Srishti-Shakti (creative power), preserves through Sthiti-Shakti (preservative power), and destroys through Samhara-Shakti (destructive power). Shakti and Shakta are one; the power and the one who possesses the p…

Revathi Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Revathi Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Revathi, the 26th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Revathi star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Kailasanathar Temple located at Karukudi in Thiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.

Revathi Natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Revathi Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Karukudi Shiva Temple.

Uthirattathi Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Uthirattathi Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Uthirattathi, the 26th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Uthirattathi star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Sahasra Lakshmiswarar temple located at Theeyatur in Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.

Uthirattathi Natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Uthirattathi Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Sri Sahasra Lakshmiswarar Temple.

Pooratathi Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Pooratathi Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Pooratathi, the 25th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Pooratathi star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Tiruvaneshwar temple located at Ranganathapuram in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva

Pooratathi Natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Pooratathi Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Sri Tiruvaneshwar Temple.

Sixth Day of Navratri Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani on September 26, 2017

In the nine-day Navratri Puja, the sixth day is dedicated to Goddess Katyayani. She is worshipped on September 26, 2017 during Navratri. The day is also the last day of Lakshmi Puja during Navaratri. Goddess Katyayani form of Durga appeared as the daughter to Sage Katya of Katya clan and thus she got the name Katyayani. Goddess Durga is also worshipped as Bhairavi and Maha Kali on this day in different regions of India.

In this form of Goddess Katyayani, Durga is both benevolent and malevolent. This is also a daughter form of Durga. She can bless and also destroy. She is depicted as having four arms and rides a lion.
Bhairavi and Mahakali aspect of Durga is worshipped on this day in western parts of India.
The day is also observed as Durga Sashti day in Bengal, Orissa and other parts of Eastern India.
You may also like to read Nine forms of Durga

Pleasure is like a bubble that bursts – Dada J.P. Vaswani

Pleasure does not lead to happiness. Sooner or later, man realizes that there is no real, abiding joy in a life of pleasure.
Pleasure is transient, ephemeral and transitory. Pleasure is like a bubble that bursts. It is an illusion, and it is unsatisfying.
Happiness can be found only by withdrawing into oneself, avoiding the world, its trials and tribulations, and retiring into absolute solitude.
If you wish to have joy of life, keep away from all joy killers. One of them is hate. Let there be no feeling of hatred in your heart.

Hatred is a fire. So long as fire burns within you, you cannot have a joy of life. Dada J.P. Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 19, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, October 19, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of the moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of the moon till 9:57 AM on October 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 19, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is an average date.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 10:51 AM on October 19. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Durga Puja begins. Durga Puja Sashti rituals
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himac…

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