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Kubera Lakshmi Puja

Kubera Lakshmi Puja is performed for prosperity, wealth and materialistic gains. The puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity, and Kuber, who is the treasurer of wealth. Kubera Lakshmi puja is mainly performed during Akshaya Tritiya and Diwali.In some regions, the Kubera Lakshmi Puja is performed by priests and it begins in the morning and ends in the evening. Those people who perform the puja independently keep a painting or photo or idol of Goddess Lakshmi along with Sudarsana Kubera Yantra and perform the puja. All the usual offerings and puja items used in regular Lakshmi puja are used in this particular puja too. The mantra that is chanted during the puja is – Kubera Twam Danadeesam Gruha Te Kamala Sithta Tam Devem Prehayasu Twam Madgruhe te Namo Namah. There is a popular belief that Kubera himself will pray to Goddess Lakshmi for his devotees. You may also like to read Hindu God Kubera

Lavanya Gouri Vratam 2018 date

Lavanya Gouri Vratam is fasting and auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Parvati. Lavanya Gouri Vratam 2018 date is April 20. The fasting observed on the day by women of certain Hindu communities is dedicated to Goddess Gouri – another name of Goddess Parvati.

Lavanya Gouri Vratam is observed on the fifth day during the waxing phase moon or Shukla Paksha in Vaisakha month in Kannada calendar.

Lavanya Gowri Vrata is quite similar to the famous Swarna Gouri Vrata observed in Karnataka during Ganesh Chaturthi.

Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati Quotes and Teachings

Quotes and Teachings of Swami Nikhilananda Saraswati associated with Chinmaya Mission.
The recognition and development of good qualities will lead one to moksha and freedom from bondage and pain. Negative qualities on the other hand lead one into bondage, resulting in sorrow and dependency.

The positive and the negative are present everywhere and in all time periods. Even in the worst possible scenario, one could find something good. If a tragedy like an earthquake happens, it reveals how there are those who help total strangers even at personal risk. We also come across those who take advantage by looting and robbing.
The Scriptures speak of the One Reality which is of the nature of Sat-Chit-Ananda (Existence-Consciousness-Bliss). Very simple stated, Satyam ekam vipra bahuda vadanti (The Truth is one but the wise speak of it differently). 
This Reality has certain innate, inherent powers, which can be broadly termed as shakti. It has the power to project, sustain and withdraw the wor…