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Varalakshmi Puja 2017 date – Varamahalakshmi Vratam in 2017 date

Varalakshmi Puja is observed by married women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and other parts of South India. Varalakshmi Puja 2017 date is August 4. Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity – is worshipped on the day. Varamahalakshmi literally means the boon granting goddess.

The Friday before the Full Moon, or Pournami day, of Tamil Month Aadi is chosen to perform Varalakshmi Puja. The corresponding month in the Kannada, Marathi and Telugu Calendar is the Shravan month.

Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Varalakshmi Vrata day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength.

The importance of Varalakshmi Puja is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that importance of Varalakshmi Puja was narrated to Goddess Parvati by Lord Shiva.

Goddess Parvati wanted to know about a Vrata that is highly beneficial to a woman, which will help her lead a happy and prospe…

Jwala Narasimha – About Jwala Narasimha form of Lord Vishnu

One of the most popular murtis of Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu is called Jwala Narasimha. This is the most fierce form of Narasimha. In this posture, he is tearing the body of demon Hiranyakashipu. Fire emanates from the body and hence the name Jwala Narasimha.

Jwala Narasimha murti is depicted with four arms. Hiranyakashipu lies on the lap of the murti. Two hands are tearing the body of the demon.
If we look carefully at the murti, one can find young Prahlada standing with folded hands.

The murti is worshipped mainly in temples in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka.

The most important Jwala Narasimha temples are located in Upper Ahobilam, Yadagirigutta and in Bidar.
At Yadagirigutta  in Telangana, Jwala Narasimha is depicted as carving on a rock. The murti is associated with a serpent that looks like a flame.

Important Things to Remember on Varalakshmi Puja Day

Varalakshmi puja is a special observance by women and is dedicated to Varamahalakshmi or Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that she will grant boons to those who observe the puja.
I write this post to address some common doubts that many my sisters have asked me. I thought I will write a post about it in this blog. Special Prayers or Shlokas to be chanted on Varalakshmi Vratha day Lakshmi Ashtotram and Lakshmi Sahasranamam Food That Can be eaten on Puja day Any type of Sundal is eaten on Friday and Saturday evening.In some regions, Green Bananas are not cooked.Please do not fast (Upvaas), if you are pregnant or are having any disease or are under medications. Fasting on Varalakshmi Puja day Fasting is done from morning till Varalakshmi Puja is over. You can always be flexible – fasting might not be possible if you are working etc. What if I missed the Varalakshmi Puja? If you missed the Varalakshmi Nombu day or failed to observe it, you can do it during the following Friday. Another option is …

Pictures of Deo Sun Temple near Aurangabad in Bihar – Virtual Tour of Deo Sun Temple

Deo Sun Temple near Aurangabad in Bihar is an ancient shrine dedicated to Surya, the sun god. Bihar tourism has created an online virtual tour of Deo Sun Temple. You can view high quality pictures of the sun temple in 360 degrees.

You can take the virtual tour here – Virtual Tour of Deo Sun Temple

Ishwara Gita Quotes

You are the material out of which everything materialize the world, you are the tiniest among the tiny and the most magnified among the large sized.'

You are the only one O Rudra! You create the universe, you also protect the whole universe having the form of the world and in the end it devolves unto you who have surrendered unto your shelter. Salutations unto you.

You are express by the term omkara, the seed of emancipation, you are the permanent root of all the visible world and hidden. The sages who have eliminated their demerits visualize you who is truth verily and the sage dwell in you, you are self efflugent.

In whom all this multiplicity appears, who is decayless, pure, and uniform something indeterminable; you are that form in which everything reflects truly.
Ishwara Gitais found in the Kurma Purana – Shiva teaches about the Supreme Soul to Santakumara and other Rishis.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 11, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, August 11, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase till 10:20 AM on August 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 11, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day after 5:40 PM. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 4:20 PM on August 11. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 5:44 PM on August 11. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 9:41 AM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula …

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