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Gaja Gauri Vrata 2017 date – Gaja Gowri Vratha

Gaja Gauri Vrata is a unique ritual observed by mothers for the welfare of the children. Gaja Gauri Vrata 2017 date is October 13. The ritual is of great importance in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Please note that the Vrata is also observed on the Mahanavami day during Shukla Paksha in Ashwin month (September 29, 2017)
The greatness of Gaja Gowri Vrata is mentioned in the Mahabharata and it is said that Gandhari, the mother of Kauravas, and Kunti, the mother of Pandavas, had performed it for the welfare of their sons.

Sage Narada had advised Gandhari to perform Gaja Gauri Vrata for the welfare of her children. She is believed to have made an elephant from mud and performed the Vrata. But she did not invite Kunti and her son the Pandavas for the ritual.

Kunti felt sad about being ignored and her sons promised her that they will help her in performing the Vrata.

It is said that to help Kunti perform the Vrata, the Pandava brothers Bhima and Arjuna, had brought Iravata, the white elephant…

Pranava - Dedicated To Hindu Spiritual Paintings from Holland – Website of Vedic Artist Sita Devi Dasi

Atelier and Gallery Pranava is an independent devotional art studio and gallery with an excellent collection of Hindu spiritual paintings. The gallery and website is created by Sita Devi Dasi based in Holland (Dutch Netherlands) who makes spiritual and devotional paintings and artifacts inspired by Hindu Holy Scriptures – Vedas, Puranas and the Bhagavad Gita. Her works include etchings, lithography and iconography, line drawings, oil an acryl painting of Gods and Goddesses from the Hindu pantheon. She has categorized her paintings under the categories of muladhara, swadhistana, manipura, Anahata, Vishudi, Ajna and Sahasrara. She also creates spiritual and devotional paintings on request. You can find the Hindu spiritual paintings here at the online art gallery and website of Sita Devi Dasi. 

Kena Upanishad Teachings

If you think you know Brahman, well you know little. The form of Brahman that you see in living beings and deities is but a trifle. Indeed, he among us who comprehends, knows and also knows that he does not know. He who thinks he does not know That (Brahman), knows That. That is the unknown to the wise, but to the ignorant That is known. Indeed, he who can perceive That through every state of cognition, by such knowledge gains immortality. By the Atma, he attains real strength and by knowledge, he attains immortality. Kena Upanishad

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