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Gandheswari Puja

Gandheshwari puja is observed on the Vaishakh Purnima day by the Gandhabaniks, a community that trades in perfumes. Gandheswari Puja 2017 date is May 10. Gandheshwari is the goddess of perfume and is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

Gandhabanik Community offer special pujas to Goddess Gandheshwari on the day. The main ritual is held on the Vaishakh Purnima day.
Goddess Gandheswari is depicted as seated on a lion and has close resemblance to Goddess Durga in form.
The community members keep their account books, and weighing machines before the Goddess on the day. Her blessings are taken for a prosperous year ahead.

Gorakhnath Jayanti 2017 date

Gorakhnath Jayanti is believed to be the day when Guru Gorakhnath, the most important Guru of the Nath Sampradaya appeared on earth. Gorakhnath Jayanti 2017 date is May 10.  It is observed on the Purnima day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

Hindu God Shiva as Adinath is believed to have taught the secrets of the Supreme Truth to Matsyendranath and He taught it to Gorakshanath. Gorakshanath is the most important teacher of the Nath Sampradaya tradition and he is credited with many important books which are the basis of the tradition.

Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the most important shrine associated with the Guru. It is believed that in 11th Century BC Guru Gorakhnath visited the place and performed puja and sat in contemplation for a long period The city itself derived its name from Guru Gorakhnath.

Followers of Gorakhnath Do not Believe in His Jayanti and Birth It must be noted here that the followers of Gorakhnath …

Narad Jayanti – Saint Narada Jayanthi

Narad Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of Devrishi Narad, also known as Narada Muni. Devrishi Narad is one of the Prajapatis and also one of the great seven Rishis. In 2017, the date of Narad Jayanti is May 12. Some of the hymns in Rig Veda are credited to Narada Maharishi. For the majority of Hindus, Sage Narad is the Veena holding Sanyasi who creates trouble often with a positive intention or for the betterment of the universe.



Narad Jayanti is observed on the day after Purnima (full moon day) in Vaishakh month (April – May). It is believed that Sage Narad appeared from the forehead of Lord Brahma. Some Puranas like the Vishnu Purana suggest he is the son of Sage Kashyapa.
The ever-wandering Sage, Narad plays a crucial role in many important events associated with Hindu religion and a precursor of modern day journalist and mass communicator. He is believed to have invented the Veena and is also the chief of the Gandharvas, heavenly musicians.
He roams freely on earth, h…

Story of Daruka – Charioteer of Bhagavan Sri Krishna

Story of Daruka, charioteer of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, is found mainly in the Mahabharata. He had extraordinary skill in driving a chariot. When Sri Krishna fought against the king of Salva, Daruka was badly injured by the arrows of Salva.

In the Mahabharata war, Daruka drove the chariot of Satyaki. When Satyaki fought Karna, Daruka used his talent and skill, many times, to rescue Satyaki.

After Sri Krishna disappeared from earth, Daruka saw the horses of Sri Krishna’s chariot flying and disappearing in the sky.
He also witnessed the end of the Yadava clan. He informed Arjuna about the end of Yadavas. He accompanied Arjuna in his last journey to Dwaraka.

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Things That You Should Not Keep near the Bed on Which You Sleep at Night as Per Hindu Astrology

If you believe in Hindu astrology, then you should be careful about things that you place in your bedroom and near the bed. As per Kal Purusha Siddhanth bedroom is counted among the 12th aspect while deciding on luck etc. This 12th aspect is associated with loss,  wealth, journey, sleep, and illicit relationship. Below are the things that you should not keep near your bed while sleeping as it brings bad luck and problems in relationships.
Water should not be kept near the head while sleeping as it affects the moon. This can lead to depression, bad moods, and mental disorders.

You should not keep the money purse near the head while sleeping as it will lead to unexpected expenditure.

You should not keep ornaments made of gold or silver near the head while sleeping as it will bring bad luck.

Items of made of metal like nail cutter, knife, blade etc should not be kept near the bed as it will affect your potency. Such people will find it difficult to have children.

Those who keep sandals …

Narasimha Jayanti Thoughts and Quotes by Hindu Blog

Narasimha Jayanti is the day when Hindu God Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha. Ever compassionate and loving Srihari Vishnu answered all the prayers of child Prahlada when he took the Avatar of Narasimha. There are several important lessons in Narasimha Avatar.
To get the blessings of the Lord what we only need is pure devotion and childlike innocence of Prahlada. Child Prahlada did not perform harsh fasting, complex rituals, costly pujas, and sacrifices. Prahlada made Srihari Vishnu appear as Narasimha with his steadfast devotion, unwavering belief, and the simple mantra Om Namo Narayana. This should be a lesson for all those people who go after fake swamis, spend money on costly pujas and torture their body with harsh fasts for wish fulfillment.  The core teaching of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) is that the Supreme Truth is present in all animate and inanimate. When young Prahlada said His Lord is present even in pillar and rust, he was extolling this teaching. The Lord appeared…

Help Each Other to Prosper – Story Asuras and Devas

Once there was an intense debate between Asuras (demons) and Devas (demigods) as to who is the best. Asuras said they were the best. Devas said they were the best. The debate was soon turning out into physical assault. The elders in the two groups decided to stop the debate before an all-out war was declared.

Demons and demigods decided to approach Brahma, the God of creation, to find out who among them is the best.

The question was put before Brahma, who told them that he would give the answer the next day and invited both the parties to have lunch at this place.

A sumptuous meal was prepared, the Devas were invited to dine in the eastern side, and the Asuras were invited to dine in the western side. Both were not able to see each other.

Just before the food was served, Brahma paralyzed the hands of both Devas and Asuras in such a way that the hands were unable to reach the mouth. The hands only could be lifted to a particular height.

Asuras found it impossible to eat the food. The…

Hindu Calendar Today – May 9, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon on the entire day on May 9 and till 12:13 AM on May 10. Then onward it isPurnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 9, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 11:44 AM on May 9. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 1:50 PM on May 10.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra 12:01 PM on May 9. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 2:34 PM on May 10.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and A…

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