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Where to buy eco-friendly clay Ganesh Idols in Bangalore?

There is a high demand for clay Ganapati idols in Bangalore – thanks to the eco-friendly campaign, there is a general awareness among people for the need to install eco-friendly Ganesh idols to avoid water pollution. The most popular green Ganesh idols are the one made from pure clay. Other idols that are on sale include Ganeha idols made paper mache, tapioca powder, flour and light-weight Ganesh idols.Here are the places where you can buy eco-friendly clay Ganesh Idols in Bangalore:
Pathanjali Yoga Shikshana Samithi, Mathikere

Vivekananda Yoga Shikshana Samithi, Indiranagar

Dharma Pratishthana, Gandhi Bazaar, Basavanagudi

# 37, 17th Cross, Sri Bhooma Malleswaram,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560003
Phone : 080 23567470.

Shop on 10th Main, Srinivasnagar, Near Ayappa temple
Banshankari I Stage, Bangalore-50.
Ph: 9886748371.

Shop on Road Perpendicular to Bull Temple Road
Near BMS college of Engineering.
Diagonally opposite Halli Thindi

Shop on No.3, West anjaneya temple road, Gandhi bazaar, Bangalo…

Dhanvanthari Jayanthi

Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is dedicated Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu God of Medicine or Ayurveda. In 2017, the date of Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is October 17. He is the deity invoked and worshipped by Ayurveda Practitioners. Dhanvanthari Jayanthi is observed during different times by different Hindu communities. Mostly it is observed on the day before Diwali.

It must be noted that Dhanvanthari Jayanti by some communities in South India in Auugst/September. In some regions in southern part of India, it is observed on the second day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. The most popular Jayanti celebrations associated with Lord Dhanvanthari is observed during Diwali. The day is also known as Dhanteras.

Dhanvanthari is among the numerous auspicious items that appeared during the Churning of Ocean or Samdura Manthan by Devas and Asuras. He is shown as carrying the elixir or Amruta.

Lord Dhanvanthari is also believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is shown as holding the pot A…

Nuakhai – Orissa Harvest Festival Thanking Mother Earth

Nuakhai is an important social event and festival mainly observed in Western Orissa in the Oriya month of Bhadrab. In 2018, the date of Nuakhai is September 14. The festival is sort of thanks giving to Mother Earth for a good Kharif season harvest. Nuakhai means partaking of the first grains of paddy.

Nuakhai is observed on the day after Sri Ganesh Chaturthi. It is the fifth day during the Shukla Paksha of the Bhadrav month (August – September).

On Nuakhai day, Mother Nature is worshipped for providing food and all those elements essential for the survival of living beings. Goddess Shakti symbolizes Mother Earth and is worshipped in some regions and the new Kharif season crop is offered at a Shakti temple. The offering is made in leaf-cups made from Sal, Palasa, Tendu or Kurei leaves known as ‘Dana.’

Family members then consume the holy offering.

Traditional songs, dances and other cultural events are organized on the day.

Symbolism of Narayana based on Narayana Suktam by Swami Akshara

Narayana is not a God who can be held captive in the confines of one religion. He is not just a Hindu God.We are 100 percent sure about which God carries what in each of their hands and which stotra or which mantra to chant for each God. The purpose of Narayana Suktam is to understand how Narayana looks at this world. If you start to see this world the way Narayana looks at it, then you will function with full responsibility.The word Narayana can be split into two; Nara – meaning human being and Ayana – meaning the one who resides within or who has taken his abode within; that which is present in the bosom of the human being.While Shiva represents renunciation, Narayana represents participation.Narayana drives you to be active and ambitious. If in front of Narayana, you can sit quietly, and not pray or ask anything, at that very moment, the best of possible worlds will come to you. If you meditate on Narayana, in the moments of silence, you achieve the highest wealth of wisdom.Narayan…