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Online Puja at Baba Baidyanath Temple – Deoghar Shiva Temple

The one-month Baba Baidyanath Shrabani Mela in the Hindu month of Shravan at the Baba Baidyanath Dham (DeogharShivaTemple) attracts more than a million devotees from India, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet and around the world. BabaBaidyanathTemple is now offering devotees the facility to perform online puja. Some of the pujas that can be offered online are Pushpanjali, Vaidik Rudrabhishek, Shiva Pujan and offering of milk. Baba Baidyanath Dham at Deoghar in Jharkhand is one of the Dwadash Jyotirlingam temples. Shrabani Mela (July – August) is a major fair and festival at the temple and devotees carry water from GangaRiver to bathe the Shivalingam in the temple. The period of Shrabani Mela is considered highly auspicious for performing rituals and pujas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Those devotees who are unable to visit the BabaBaidyanathTemple can offer pujas online. You can request for the Prasadam and Pushpam of puja performed, which will be send by post. A video recording of the puja perform…

Chaturmas 2017 – Four Holy Months in Hinduism

Chaturmas, or Chatur Masa, is the four holy months in Hindu religion and the Chaturmasa Vrata 2016 is mainly followed in North and western parts of India. The Chaturmas is a period of four months and it begins from the Deva Sayana Ekadasi in Ashada month and ends on Utthana Ekadasi in Kartik Month. In 2017, the beginning date of Chaturmas Vrat is July 4 and the ending date is October 31.

Some people start the Chaturmas Vrat on July 19 on Ashada Purnima (Guru Purnima).

The Chaturmas occurs during the monsoon season and most of the important festivals in Hinduism take place during this period. The four months is of great importance to Lord Vishnu devotees as this period is believed to be the night of Vishnu. Chaturmas falls during Dakshinayana Period.

Numerous different times of Upvaas and rituals are observed during this period.

You can find more details about Chatur Mas – the four holy months in Hinduism here.

You can find on how to observe Chaturmas Vrat here.

Ashtavakra Gita on Moksha or Liberation

If you are seeking liberation, my dearest one, shun the objects of the senses like poison. Drink the nectar of tolerance, sincerity, compassion, contentment and truthfulness.You are neither earth, water, fire, air nor even ether. For liberation know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these five.If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds.You do not belong to the Brahmin or warrior or any other caste, you are not at any stage, nor are you anything that the eye can see. You are unattached and formless, the witness of everything – now be happy. Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are purely of the mind and are no concern of yours. You are neither the doer nor the reaper of the consequences; you are always free. You are the one witness of everything, and are always totally free. The cause of bondage is that one sees the witness as somethi…