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Why Hindus Do Not Perform Cremation After Sunset? – Why Pyre Of Dead Is Not Lit At Night in Hinduism?

Hindus are not allowed to perform creation after sunset. This is a very important rule in Hinduism. The pyre of dead is not lit at night. There are 16 rituals in the life of a person and death related rituals are the last one.
All dead related rituals should be performed during the daytime. The presence of Surya (sun god) is considered essential for the rituals.
Important cremation and death related rituals in Hindu religions is found in the Garuda Purana. It is clearly mentioned in the Garuda Purana that the body a person should not be kept on pyre after sunset.
If the death happens at night, the rituals are performed after sunrise.
The dead person will undergo numerous suffering if the cremation is performed at night. It is also believed that in the next birth (whatever be the form), the person will not have all the limbs. The person will have several deformities.

It is for the welfare of the dead person (a safe journey to pitru loka and for a good rebirth) that death related ritu…

Shwetark Plant Puja for Solving Marriage Related Problems

There is a belief among several Hindu communities that offering puja to Shwetark puja will help in solving marriage related problems. Shwetark also known as Aak or Madar is a holy plant in Hinduism.
How to Perform Shwetark Plant Puja? The puja should be performed on the first Monday in a month during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha Somvar).The person should perform fast dedicated to Shiva on the day.In the morning or during pradosh period visit a Shwetark Plant.Offer water to the plant.Collect 8 leaves of the plant.Make a mala using 7 leaves. On the eighth leaf, just write ‘om namah shivaya.’Offer the leaves to a peepal tree.Pour water under the peepal tree.This should be repeated till the marriage is held.

10 Reasons Why Hindu Couples Should Keep Radha Krishna Painting in Bedroom

For better husband wife relationship and for a peaceful and happy family life, it is advised by astrologers and community elders to keep the painting of Radha Krishna in bedroom. Here are 10 reasons why Hindu couples should keep Radha Krishna painting in bedroom.


Problems in married life due to bad positioning of navagrahas in janam kundli or planets in horoscope will be solved.Difference of opinion or problems due to prejudice will be solved.Keeping red frame Radha Krishna painting will help in improving love life.Bad luck and bad time in life will change by keeping red frame painting in bedroom.Keep photo of husband and wife on the opposite wall having Radha Krishna painting. This will improve relationship and the couple will have long happy married life.Newly married couple should daily offer prayers to Radha Krishna; this will help in better understanding and in solving initial problems in married life.While keeping the picture of Radha Krishna the picture should not have other go…

Lemon Offering To Kaal Bhairav Form Of Shiva

Kaal Bhairav is one of the important manifestations of Shiva. This form is associated with Tantra. Lemon is an important offering to Kal Bhairav form of Shiva. It is believed that worshipping Kal Bhairav on the eighth day after full moon (Kalashtami) helps in keeping out fear and negative forces like ghosts. The offering also helps in desire fulfillment.


Lemon is offered by making a garland.
Another method of offering is placing 5 lemon on the feet of Kal Bhairav murti. Benefits of Lemon Offering Desire fulfillment.Helps in avoiding bad dreams.Blesses the devotee with good sleep.The person will be blessed with wealth and prosperity.The person will be successful.

2 May 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 2 May 2019 – Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark or waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the dark or waning phase of moon till 1:12 AM on May 2. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the dark or waning phase of moon till 2:37 AM on May 3. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on May 2, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi Nakshatra till 12:30 PM on May 2. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatra till 2:19 PM on May 3. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattath…

Chandi Mangal Bengali – Importance Of Mangala Poem Dedicated To Goddess Chandi

Chandi Mangal in Bengal is a religious epic poem composed in the tradition of the medieval Mangala Kavya. It is of great importance as it is meant for ceremonial chanting on religious occasions. They are also meant for propagation of the faith towards a specific deity, in this case, the Mother Goddess Chandi. The cult of Chandi in eastern parts of India, especially in Bengal is very prominent. About Chandi Mangal Authors The most famous of these Mangala poems were written by the eminent Bengali medieval poet, Mukundram Chakraborti, or Kobi Kankan as he is better known.
Manik Datta, of the pre-Chaitanya era, was one of the pioneers in the tradition followed by Dwija Madhava, who composed his mangala poem around 1578 – 80 AD.
Mukundrama Chakraborti showed immense talent in furthering this tradition of Chandi Mangalas and became the central figure in medieval Bengali literature due to his sensitive treatment of the subject. His gods and goddesses are almost human, they touch the heart, …

Sign of Life Is Strength and Growth - Sign of Death Is Weakness – Swami Vivekananda

Sign of Life Is Strength and Growth - Sign of Death Is Weakness – Thoughts by Swami Vivekananda

Thou thyself art thy only friend, thou thyself thy only enemy. There is no other enemy but this self of mine, no other friend but myself.This is the last and greatest lesson.

For every weakening thought you have put into anybody’s head you will have to pay with compound interest. The law of Karma must have its pound of flesh. There is only one sin. That is weakness.
The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. Stand up and die game! Do not add one lunacy to another. Do not add your weakness to the evil that is going to come. That is all I have to say to the world. Be strong!
You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it!
There is salvation only for the brave. None but…

Important Days In A Week And Month Dedicated To Lord Ganesha

Each day in a week is dedicated to a particular deity in the Hindu pantheon. People visit the temples or offer pujas or undertake a fasting to the deity on the particular day. In a week, Tuesdays and Fridays are dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Ganesha is the god of auspiciousness, intellect and remover of obstacles and every auspicious beginning is undertaken after offering prayers to Vinayaka.


Tuesdays and Fridays are considered auspicious to Ganesha throughout the Hindu world. People observe vratas on the day or visit Ganesha Shrine or make special offerings. In some regions in India, wednesday is also considered auspicious to Ganesha.
Unmarried girls in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, offer special prayers and observe a Vrata on all Tuesdays in a year to get married to a good home and to get good husbands.
In some places in India, Ganesha is worshipped before sunrise on Fridays. It is believed to bring special benefits.
Sankatahara Chaturthi or Sankashti Chaturthi is an importan…

Matangi Jayanti - Matangi Mahavidya Jayanti

Goddess Matangi is one of the Dasa Mahavidyas. She is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. Matangi Jayanti is believed to be the day when she made her appearance on earth. Matangi Jayanti 2019 date is May 7. It is observed on the Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Tritiya – third day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu calendar in North India.


The skin color of Goddess Matangi is greenish blue. She is associated with Tantra Kriyas. She is associated with magic and Indrajal. She is the custodian of the complete knowledge of Tantra.  She is the goddess associated with all forms of sound, music and fine arts. She is also associated with Sidh Vidya.
With her sound, she controls all living beings and keeps a check on those who are inclined towards Adharma.
She is also associated with Vashikaran and Sammohan Vidya.
On earth, Goddess Matangi is the daughter of Matang Muni.
She is also known as Ucchista Chandalini.
She has three eyes and four arms. She wears cresc…

Panchdev Mantra – Five Deity Prayer in Hinduism

Panchdev mantra is dedicated to five deities in Hinduism – Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu, Devi (Durga) and Surya. Panchdev Mantra is a collection of five mantras and it should be chanted with Ganesha ending with Surya. The mantra is to be chanted early morning at sunrise.
Mantra of Ganesha in Panchdev Smarami Gannathamanathbandhu Sindhurpurparishobhitghandyughamm Uddhanddvignparikdhandnchanddanda Makhanladisurnayakvrindvandyam
श्रीगणेश मंत्र - पंचदेव मंत्र 
स्मरामिगणनाथमनाथबन्धुंसिन्दूरपूरपरिशोभितगण्डयुग्मम्।
उद्दण्डविघ्नपरिखण्डनचण्डदण्ड - माखण्डलादिसुरनायकवृन्दवन्द्यम्।। Mantra of Vishnu in Panchdev Smarami bavabhitimatirnasha Narayanam Garuda Vahanam Bjnabham Mahabhibhrtvarvarnamukhtihethu chakaryudham tarunvarijaptranetram
श्रीविष्णुमंत्र - पंचदेव मंत्र 
स्मरामिभवभीतिमहार्तिनाशंनारायणंगरुडवाहनमब्जनाभम्। महाभिभृतवरवारणमुक्तिहेतुंचक्रायुधंतरुणवारिजपत्रनेत्रम्॥ Mantra of Shiva in Panchdev Smarami bavabhitiharam Suresham Gadghadharam Vrishabha Vahana Trimbakeshwar Khatvadgashulvrdabhayahastamisha…