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How to do Mangal Puja? – Worship of Hindu God Mangal Graha

Mangal is the Navgraha worshipped on Tuesday. The popular belief is that by praying to Mangal one can get rid of poverty. Mangal Graha is worshipped for curing illness related to skin and eyes. Some devotees observe a fast for 21 consecutive Tuesdays.Devotees wear red color clothes on the day. Red flowers and Masoor dal are offered to Mangal Grah at Navgraha Temples. Those undertaking a fast on Tuesday offer wheat, red clothes or jaggery to poor and needy.The mantra that is chanted on the day is – Om Ang Angarkaya NamahaThose praying to Mangal also offer prayers to Shiva and Hanuman.You may also like to readAbout Mangal Grah

Swami Chidananda Thoughts on Dispassion and Renunciation

Dispassion and renunciation comprise the key to inner peace. Such peace alone makes happiness possible. With out peace, there is no happiness. Thus, it is clear that anyone who wants peace and happiness must cultivate vairagya (dispassion) and tyaga (renunciation). Attachment and selfishness constitute terrible bondage. Vairagya eradicates attachment. Tyaga cuts at the root of selfishness. They make you free and bring you peace and joy.Swami Chidananda of Sivananda Ashram