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Puri Jagannath Temple for Uniform Rituals in All Jagannath Temples in The World

The priests and the temple administration of the PuriJagannathTemple have expressed their reservations many times regarding the diverse practices followed in Jagannath Temples in India and around the world. They want all Jagannath temples to follow the rules and rituals followed at PuriJagannathTemple.To bring uniformity in rituals and practices, PuriJagannathTemple administration is planning to set guidelines.PTI reportsConcerned over diverse practices being followed by scores of Jagannath temples in the country and abroad, the administration at the main temple at Puri has initiated efforts to ensure uniformity in performance of rituals in all these shrines.

"A large number of Jagannath temples have sprung up across the country and abroad for the worship of the Lord. But many of them are not aware of the rituals followed at the most ancient Jagannath shrine at Puri," according to Gajapati Maharaja of Puri, Shri Dibyasingha Deb.

It may not be possible for these temples to adhe…

Diwali Lakshmi Puja Procedure – Simple Diwali Laxmi Puja Guide

How to perform or do Lakshmi Puja on Diwali? There is no straight forward answer to this question on Laxmi puja. The procedure of Deepavali Lakshmi puja varies from region to region and from community to community and involves various steps. Diwali Laxmi Puja 2014 date is October 23. The importance of Diwali Lakshmi puja comes from the popular belief that performing it will help in attaining peace, prosperity and all type of wealth.

Please note that this is only a guide to give an idea of the Puja. Some of the rituals mentioned might not be performed by your community. You can always skip it.

Items needed for Diwali Lakshmi Puja? Ganesha Idol or PaintingLakshmi Idol or PantingCoins gold or silver or the usual coinsRangoli colorsWhite powder of riceSilver or earthen or copper potRed clothSandal wood pasteKumkumMango or betel leavesCoconutBetel nutRice mixed with Turmeric – AkshataSweetFruitsUsual Puja and Aarati items How to do or perform a simple Diwali Lakshmi Puja? Cleanliness Cleanli…

Rama Ekadasi Vrat Katha – The story associated with Rama Ekadashi Fasting

Rama Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of September/October. The importance of the fast and the story associated it with was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna. People observing the fast read or listen to the Rama Ekadasi Vrat Katha. It is said that this Ekadasi is a wish fulfilling one. Legend has it that there lived a powerful and famous king named Muchukunda. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu and his kingdom was famous through out the world.King Muchukunda had a daughter named Chandrabhaga, she was married to Prince Shobhana. Once, the newly married prince and princess visited Muchukunda. It was during the Ekadasi period and Princess Chandrabhaga was worried as Prince Shobhana was weak and could not bear hunger so he will not be able to observe Ekadasi fasting. King Muchukunda was strict about observing Ekadasi fasting.So Princess Chandrabhaga asked the prince to return back to his kingdom. But Prince Shobhana wanted to observe the Ekadasi …

Kartik Maas or Mahina 2010 in Gujarati Calendar – Kartak the first month in traditional Gujarat Calendar

Kartik Mahina, or Kartak Maas, is the first month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Kartik Mahina 2010 begins on November 7 and ends on December 5. The Vikram Samvat Year 2067 begins on the first day of Kartik month. Please note that as the Amavas ends early - the New Year is marked on November 6 but Kartik Sud is on November 7. The traditional Hindu calendar followed in Gujarat is based on the Vikram Era and it was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik or Kartak The important festivals and rituals in the month include Bhai Beej, Yamtritiya, Labh Pancham, Tulsi Vivah, and Dev Diwali. Kartik Shukla Paksha is from November 7, 2010 to November 21, 2010. Kartik Krishna Paksha is from November 22 to December 5, 2010. Kartik Punam (full moon) is on November 21 and Amavasi (no moon) is on December 5. It must be noted that Kartik Month in a …

Swami Chinmayananda Teachings 1

Meet life as it reaches you. With or without the things our minds demand, life can be a brilliant success. But for this, we must discover something else to depend upon. Seek that something in yourself; not outside. The bright beginning made each day can become the early dawn of the day of achievement.When man is threatened with a sure mishap, and he knows no remedy or defense against it, he, in his desperation, always turns to prayer. Daily prayer and meditation are wonderful therapeutic agencies in building up peace and happiness within an individual.Swami ChinmayanandaEarlierSwami Chinmayananda Teachings