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Khairatabad Ganesh 2016 – Pictures of Khairatabad Ganesh Idol in 2016 for Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival

Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesh Idol 2016 is associated with Shiva and is called Sri Sakthi Peetha Shiva Nagendra Maha Ganapathi. The Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee is celebrating 62 year of formation. The murti will be nearly 60 feet. Ganesh Vigraha or Murti made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Khairatabad near Hyderabad are famous for its huge size. The Ganesha murti in 2016 is flanked by Sri Krishna lifting Govardhan Mountain and Tirupati Balaji.

Lalbaugcha Raja Latest Photos in 2016 – Ganeshotsav Mumbai 2016

Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai during Ganeshotsav. Lalbaugcha Raja 2016 will be unveiled on September 5. Several newspapers have released the latest photos. Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh idol erected here during Ganesh Chaturthi festival is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Pictures of 21 Leaves used during Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja 21 leaves are used. The leaves are also known as Ganesh Patris. Below are the pictures of 21 leaves used during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Traditionally leaves of 108 different types of plants are offered. But today most people confine the offering to Dhurva grass and Bilva leaves. In some regions, certain wild leaves are worshipped instead of Ganesh murti. In most community pujas, 21 different types of leaves are offered.

Tulsi leaves are only used during Ganesh Chaturthi puja. It is not used during other Ganesh pujas.
Nirguda Kimva or Neem is used. Both are not used together.
Similarly, Kevada or Dorali is used. Both are not used together. Dorali is also known as Ranvange.
Not all 21 leaves are offered in pujas performed in homes.
Mango leaves are also widely used for decorating the puja area.

How to perform Ganesh Chaturthi Puja at Home?

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India. Large number of people observe Ganesha Chaturthi poojas at home. Here is an explanation on how to perform Ganesha puja at home as mentioned in Hindu scriptures.
Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day is usually performed at noon but nowadays people perform it when all the family members are present.

Requirements A Clay image of Lord Ganesha.Red flowersDruva Grass bladesModak (jaggery filled sweet)CoconutRed chandan (Sandalwood paste)Incense and agarbathisThe Puja First clean the house and take a bath.A Clay image of Lord Ganesha is installed in a raised platform.Pray to Lord Ganesh and you can recite mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha.Next step is to invoke Ganesha into the image. This is known as pran-prathishta. The Pran Prathista mantra in Sanskrit to be invoked is found in the Rig Veda and is part of Ganesh Suktha. ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam - upamash…

Sama Vedi Upakarma 2017 date – Sama Vedic Upa Karma 2017

Sama Vedi Upakarma, or Sama Vedic Upa Karma, is the sacred thread changing ceremony observed by the Brahmin community that follows the Sama Veda – one of the four Vedas. In 2017 date of Sama Upakarma is August 25 - this is as per Srirangam Panchagam. It is observed on the day after Shravan Amavasi. The Upa Karma prayogam of Sama Vedi Brahmins is long and different from the Upakarma Prayoga of Rig and Yajur Vedis.

The sacred thread worn by Sama Vedi Brahmins known as ‘Yagnopavitam’ is changed on this day. The sacred thread Yagnopavitam is known as Poonol in Malayalam, Jandhyamu in Telugu and Janivaara in Kannada.

The ritual is also known by the name of Upanayanam or Upanayana. The followers of Yajur Veda perform it on Shravan Purnima day and it is known as Avani Avittam.

The Upakarma ritual is usually performed by a group of Brahmins in a temple or by the side of a river or sacred pond (Tirth). Today, people also perform the ritual at home

This ritual is not observed by most North …

Kevada Teej 2017 date – Kevda Trij 2017

Kevada Teej, also known as Kevda Trij, is a Hindu ritual observed mainly in Gujarat on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Bhadravo in Gujarat. In 2017, the date of Kevda Teej is August 24. This observance is quite similar to the Hartalika Teej Vrat. Married and unmarried women observe a fast on the day and offer Kevada flower to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

Married women observe the Kevda Trij Vrata for a prosperous and happy married life and for the wellbeing of their husbands. Unmarried women observe it for getting a good husband. Flowers of Kevda (Agave) are offered to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the day.

Women also offer special prayers in Lord Shiva Temples. Some people opt for a complete fast others observe a partial fast on the day.

Kevada plant is popularly known as fragrant screw pine.

Those who act to satisfy society will never reach their destination

True courage is facing our fears and overcoming it.

Develop perseverance because only those people who have this quality taste success.

Only we can determine our destiny.

Those who act to satisfy society will never reach their destination.

We should always know where we are going. But the tragedy of this age is that we are blindly following someone else.

Understanding and accepting our weaknesses and turning them into strengths is the quality of a winner.
If we sit idle on our success we will rust and rot; we must strive for constant improvement.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 4, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, September 4, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:37 PM on September 4. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 4, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam Nakshatra till 4:00 PM on September 4. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Hasta or Hastam Nakshatra till 6:55 PM on September 4. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspici…

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