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Vadvanal Stotra Benefits – Download Hanuman Vadvanal Stotra in pdf

Hanuman Vadvanal Stotra is a powerful mantra to propitiate and have darshan of Lord Hanuman. It should only used when you are in big troubles. You can download the Hanuman Vadvanal Stotra in pdf and read about benefits below.

It is believed that the biggest of biggest troubles are alleviated after chanting the mantra. It helps in destroying all forms of problems and ushers in peace and prosperity.

All the activities of enemies become unsuccessful after chanting of the Vadvanal stotra.

The mantra should be chanted on Saturday morning after offering prayers to Hanuman.
It should be chanted for 41 days or 108 times.
You can download the Vadvanal Stotra here in pdf.

Utensils used in Hindu Rituals – Tools in Vedic Literature

Vedic literature talks about various utensils used during the period. Most of these tools have been classified and can be found in the Taittiriya Samhita of the Yajur Veda. The utensils used in Hindu rituals of that period were known as Yajnayudhas – literal translation means the implements used in Yajna. The Samhita classifies the Yajnayudhas into implements, furniture, tools, vessels and utensils.

Following are the Vessels and Utensils Mentioned in Taittiriya Samhita of the Yajur Veda


Sphya – wooden knife – made of khadira wood (acacia catechu) – it is used for cutting darbha grass and for demarcating where rituals are to be performed. The wooden knife was also used for stirring boiled oblations.


Kapala – Earthern platters – to make preparation using rice and wheat flour. Such baked or cooked items were stored in special containers known as ida.

Sruk and Sruvas - Ladle – To Pour Oblation into Fire a large ladle made of Flacourta sapida wood.

Winnow – For chafing and sifting grains.…

Worshipping Cow to Overcome Grah Dosh

Hindu astrological texts mention that worshipping cow is an important method to overcome Grah Dosh. The belief is that serving Go Mata will help in overcoming various horoscope related difficulties.

Dhanu and Meena Rashi – Those born in Dhanu and Meena Rashi will get relief if they feed cow with roti daily. If this is not possible then they can feed cow with roti and jaggery on Thursday.

Mesha and Vrischika Rashi – Such people should feed cow with roti and jaggery on Tuesday. It is believed that those suffering from problems related to Mangal Grah will also find relief.

Simha and Karka Rashi people should offer roti with jaggery to cow on Mondays.

Makar and Kumbha Rashi people should offer roti with jaggery and green grass to cow on Wednesdays.

Vrishabha and Mithuna Rashi people should give water and food to cow daily. If not possible then it should be done on Sunday.

Kanya and Tula Rashi people should feed cow daily or on Saturdays. Giving water and green grass is highly meritorious.

Ano…

Swaminarayan Jayanti 2017 date

Bhagvan Shri Swaminarayan was born on Chaitra 9 in Vikram Samvat 1837 (3rd April 1781 AD) on the occasion of Ram Navami. Bhagvan Swaminarayan is the central figure of Swaminarayan sect and is an incarnation of the Supreme Being. In 2017, Bhagvan Swaminarayan Jayanti is on April 5.

About his mission by Swaminarayan in his own words The earlier avatars incarnated to serve a specific purpose; however, My present incarnation is to Brahmanise (realization of Supreme Being) the Jivas and grant them ultimate salvation. For this mission, I, the Purushottam, transcending Aksharbrahman, have assumed a human form. During his stay on earth, Bhagvan Swaminarayan enlightened millions of souls and his immortal teachings continue to inspire millions around the world. Apart from spreading the message of Sanatana Dharma, he was also indulged in eradicating numerous social vices and correcting numerous unhealthy practices which were practiced in the name of Hinduism.
Bhagvan Shri Swaminarayan left his…

Ram Navami 2018 date - Birthday of Bhagavan Sri Rama on Navami in Chaitra Month

Sri Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram. In 2018, the date of Ram Navami is March 25. It falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Chait or Chaitra (March – April). It also marks the end of the Chaitra Navratri. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is known as Maryada Purushottam – an embodiment of chivalry and virtue.


Bhagavan Sri Ram was on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami (ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month) in Punarvasu Nakshatra on Karka Rashi.
In North India, Ram Navami is a nine-day festival and is the final day of Chaitra or Vasant Navaratri. The period is also observed as Ramayana week in many parts of India.
Hindu devotees fast on the day and pujas are performed at noon, as it is believed that Lord Ram was born at this time.

Ram Navami in Vishnu Temples On the occasion, special pujas are held at home and in all Lord Ram and Vishnu temples in India and around the world.
The day is of…

On Moksha in the Bhagavad Gita

Sri Krishna says in the Gita:

शक्नोतॊहैवय: सोदुम्प्राक्शरीरविमोक्षणात्।
कामक्रोधोद्भवम्वेगम्सयुक्त: ससुखीनर: ||

Saknoteehaiva yassodhum praak sareera-vimokshanaat;
Kaama–krodhodbhavam vegam sa yuktah sasukhee narah.

After death, a man is what he has been just before his death. If he has not controlled lust and anger in this life, and acquired peace of mind and joy, he cannot have them after death.

That is why Sri Krishna said ihaiva इहैव (here, in this life itself) and explained the meaning of ihaiva by saying Praak Sareer प्राक्शरीरविमोक्षणात् (before the body is cast off). Such a moksha before death will alone bring about moksha after death.
The shloka as explained by Maha Periyava Kanchi Paramacharya

My Thoughts on the same

It is while living on earth that we should attain moksha - all desires, anger, ego, hatred should be dropped and we should purify ourselves while living on earth. We need to make the place we live Vaikunta - with Lord our guide. In this Kali Yuga, mere recitatio…

Hindu Calendar Today – April 4, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:44 PM on April 4. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:51 PM on April 5. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 4, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:27 AM on April 4. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 2:11 AM on April 5.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Punarvasu or Punirtham till 11:12 PM on April 4. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 10:52 PM on April 5.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 8:30 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
In western par…

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