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Gowri Habba Puja Items – Requirements for Swarna Gouri Vrata or Gowri Ganesh Pooja

Gowri Habba Puja, also known as Gowri-Ganesha Pooja, is observed a day before Ganesh Chaturthi puja in Karnataka and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Swarna Gouri Puja, it is observed on the third day (Tritiya) of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. Here is a list of essential things that are needed for Gowri Ganesha Puja. Gowri Ganesha Puja 2013 is on September 8.

This is only a general list of things required for Swarna Gouri Puja. The puja requirements vary from region to region. Clay Gowri and Ganesha idol
Clay
Two threshing pads (marada bagin) (Muram or Moram)
Banana leaf
Coconut
Betel Leaf
Betel nuts
Raw Rice
Bananas
Fruits
Fragrant flowers
Small bundle of red gram
Small bundle of Black gram
Small bundle of green gram
Small bundle of Bengal gram
Small bundle of wheat or Rava
Turmeric powder
Kumkuma
Eye kohl
Comb
Mirror
Bangles
Blouse piece
Other cosmetics
Gifts for women You may also like to read How to perform Gowri Ganesha Puja

Helicopter Services for Manimahesh Yatra

Mani Mahesh Yatra is an annual pilgrimage to ManimaheshLake and KailashPeak in the Bharmaur Region of Chamba District in Himachal Pradesh. The yatra begins on Sri Krishna Jayanti and ends on Radha Ashtami. The official yatra is only for a fortnight in August/September. Now the Chamba District administration has started helicopter services to ManimaheshLake for those who would like to avoid the tough 14-km trek.

The Helicopter ferries devotees between Bharmour, the base camp of the Manimahesh pilgrimage, and Gauri Kund, which is one kilometer away from the Lake. The ManimaheshLake is located at an altitude of 13,500 feet.
The water of the ManimaheshLake is believed to be holy and pilgrims take a holy dip and pray to the reflection of the KailashPeak on the Lake. There is also a four-faced Shivalingam installed near the lake.
You can get more details of Manimahesh Yatra in this article.

Sama Vedi Upakarma 2016 Mantras – Sama Veda Upa Karma Prayoga or procedure

Sama Vedi Upakarma, also referred as Sama Veda Upa Karma, is the sacred thread changing ceremony observed by the Brahmin community that follows the Sama Veda – one of the four Vedas. Sama Vedi Upakarma 2016 is on September 4. The Upakarma prayogam (Sama Vedi Upa Karma 2016 Mantras) of Sama Vedi Brahmins is very extensive and differs from the Upakarma Prayoga of Rig and Yajur Vedis is on September 4, 2016.

The sacred thread changing ceremony known as Yagnopaveetha Dharana or Janeyu Dharana. It is part of the Vedic rituals.

On the same day, Saints and Priests belonging to certain Hindu community in Gujarat change the sacred thread.

You can get details of how to perform Sama Veda Upa Karma - Prayoga or procedure.

Teachings of Swami Chidananda

Even in the most holy of surroundings, the most sacred of places, right in the tabernacle of God, if your soul is not in Him and is not lifted up to wards Him, then you are not in a spiritual realm at all.A genuine, authentic positivism is an indispensable requisite of successful spiritual striving and ultimate attainment—a keen positivism that looks at the positive aspects of things and exults that God has been so gracious, that rejoicingly moves forward with enthusiasm, with interest, with eagerness, longing for nothing else, wishing for nothing else, caring for nothing else, and, paying attention to nothing else but this central quest. This in deed is the sure guarantor, that which ensures the successful culmination of the spiritual quest, the successful fruition of spiritual Sadhana, the successful attainment of enlightenment and illumination. Be this so in the life of each and every one of you!You may also like to readTruth is Existence and Eternity – Swami ChidanandaSwami Chidan…