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Prayers and Mantras Dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi

Saraswati Beej MantraOM Aim Saraswati NamahProstrations to Mother SarasvatiGoddess Saraswati ShlokaSaraswathi
Varade Kamarupini
Vidyarambam Karishyami
Siddhir Bhavatu Me SadaO Goddess Saraswathi;
Salutations to you
The giver of boons - The one who fulfills desires.
I shall begin my studies.
May there always be accomplishment for me. Saraswati Vandana

May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the Jasmine colored moon
and whose garland is like frosty dew drops,
who is adorned with radiant white clothes
and on whose beautiful palm and arm rests the Veena,
those throne is a white lotus, and who is surrounded and
respected by Gods beginning with Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and
Lord Mahesh, protect me. I beseech Her to totally
remove my laziness and sluggishness.Saraswathi Gayatri MantraOm Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe,
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe,
Thanno Vani Prachodayath.Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech,
Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Vani illuminate my min…

Shani Pradosham – Sani Pradosham

Shani Pradosham is the Pradosha Vrata falling on Shanivar (Saturday). Sani Pradosham is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shaniwar, or Saturday, is dedicated to Shani, one of the Navgrahas. Shani is widely believed to be a troublemaker and it is believed that fasting and praying on Pradosham day will help in keeping the harmful effects of Shani away.

Pradosham falls on the 13th day (during the waxing and waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Parvati are in playful mood during this period and therefore they will readily fulfill the wishes of the devotees.

It is believed that people under the bad influence of Shani can escape it by praying to Shiva on the day.

You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham Vrata? Importance of Pradosham Shanivar Vrat dedicated to Lord Shani

Vishwakarma Jayanti in 2011

Shri Vishwakarma Jayanthi, or Vishvakarma Jayanti, is dedicated to the divine architect of the universe. Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed on different dates in different parts of India. Vishwakarma Jayanti date in 2011 in February 16. Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed in the Magha Month (January – February) in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and other northern states. In 2011, the date of Vishwakarma Jayanti in eastern parts of India and in Bengal is on September 17. In Eastern India, it is observed in September (Bhadra Month). The Vishwakarma Jayanti in Bengal, Orissa and other eastern states is very famous and is popularly known as Bishwakarma Puja. In Hindu Religion, Lord Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe and the divine carpenter. His name is mentioned in several Hindu scriptures and is credited with the building of sacred places and temples. The name of Vishwakarma first appears in the Rig Veda and he is also credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and …

Osho on Sannyasin

A Sannyasin is one who has come to understand the futility of so-called worldly life. A Sannyasin is one who has understood one thing – that something needs to be done immediately about his own being. If he goes on drifting in the old way, he will lose the whole opportunity of this life.A Sannyasin is one who has become alert that up to now he has lived wrongly, has moved in wrong directions, has been too concerned with things and not concerned with himself has been too concerned with worldly prestige and power and has not been concerned about who he is. A Sannyasin is one who is turning toward himself, paravritti. A Sannyasin is a miracle – the energy is moving back towards oneself. Ordinarily the energy is moving away from you, towards things, targets, in the world. There energy away from you, hence you feel empty, dissipated, frustrated…the energy is oozing out every day. The greatest miracle in life is to understand this and to turn the energy towards home. It is a turning in. Thi…