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Goddess Lajja Gauri

Lajja Gauri is an important manifestation of Mother Goddess (Shakti) and in this is form today she is mainly worshipped by Shakti worshippers and Tantrics. Lajja Gauri has a lotus head and her legs are shown as raised – in giving birth form. Thus she is fertility goddess. Symbolically this form of Mother Goddess indicates that all that is living and nonliving was born from her. She is life, creativity and abundance. This form was widely worshipped till the 13 th century. Images quite similar to Lajja Gauri have been unearthed from Harappa indicating that this form of Mother Goddess was worshipped from ancient times.  Many scholars are also of the view that Lajja Gauri has close similarities to Aditi – the Mother Goddess mentioned in the Rig Veda. Most modern stories associated with Lajja Gauri equate her with Goddess Parvati. In these stories, Shiva tests Her modesty and a shy Goddess Parvati bows down her head or is replaced with lotus. These stories seem to be an attempt by modern

Aum Clipart for Microsoft Office – Download Om image for free

Aum is one of the most popular Hindu symbols. OM is also one of the most widely used clipart Hindu symbol in Microsoft office documents and other presentations. You can now download Aum in different styles from Microsoft office for free. You can also add them to your clipart images. Currently there are five different images for download. Link – Download Aum clipart - Five images

Reviving Garbha Sanskar Ritual

Garbha Sanskar was a must for pregnant woman in a joint family system but it is today a forgotten Hindu tradition – thanks to the nuclear family. Garbha Sanskar is taking care of the growing fetus in a mother’s womb based on the belief that the baby in the womb is sensitive to the physical, mental or emotional perceptions experienced by the mother. Garbha Sanskar was very popular among Hindus but last two decades saw this great tradition being neglected by couples. Now several individuals and organizations are making an effort to bring back the Garbha Sanskar rituals. The ritual is seeing a revival in Nagpur in Maharashtra , India . The Sanskar makes sure that a healthy baby is born. It is also reduces the chances of premature birth, birth defects and miscarriage. Times of India reports During pregnancy, the emotional perceptions experienced by the mother affects the well-being of the child. It is believed that chanting Sanskrit shlokas, reading biographies of famous personalities e

Download Shikshapatri pdf in English for free

Shikshapatri, originally written by Sri Swaminarayan, is the most important holy scripture of the Swaminarayan sect. It is read daily by the Swaminarayan devotees and consists of 212 verses.  Swaminarayan Bhujmandir is now offering the Shikshapatri in English in pdf format with meaning and explanations.  The holy text consists mainly what the Swaminarayan devotees are expected to follow in life. Link - Download Shikshapatri pdf Note – You will need pdf reader installed to read or download the book.

Bhim Chandi 2023 date – Bhimchandi Jayanti Dedicated to Bhima of Mahabharat

Bhim Chandi Jayanti is associated with the victories of Bhima, the second of the Pandavas. Bhim Chandi Jayanti 2023 date is September 1. In the Mahabharata, Yudhisthira performs a Rajasuya Yajna and his four brothers were sent in four directions to thwart the enemies of Pandavas. Bhima proceeded towards the east and here he defeated numerous kings of the region. Bhim Chandi Jayanti is mainly is observed in the Vindhyachal region and it celebrates these victories of Bhim. It is observed on the second day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month (August – September) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in  North India .

Hindu Volunteer Opportunities by VTSEVA – Education and Relief Programs

VT Seva is a volunteer driven service organization founded by Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. The provide opportunity for individuals who are interested in serving the poor and underprivileged especially in education and relief programs. VT Seva stands for Volunteering Together for Service/Seva.  VT Seva serves the underprivileged children from remote tribal areas by providing quality education for free. They are also actively involved in serving the low socio-economic blind children by providing high quality education with the usage of latest technology to make them self reliant. VT Seva is a volunteer driven non-profit service organization and each and every volunteer can make a positive difference in someone’s life. You can get more detailed information about VTSEVA here at their website.

Hindu Cremation Procedure in Children’s Death

If the death of a child happens in a Hindu family, the usual procedure is to bury the body instead of burning on a pyre. The death of the baby happens of before namakarana or naming ceremony – the body is buried. If the naming ceremony was performed before death then the body can be buried or burned on a pyre. The general rule that is accepted by most Hindu communities is to bury the body, if the death happens before 3 years. If the death takes place after 3 years – the body is to be burned on a pyre.

Sanskrit online Journal – Jahnavi

Jahnavi is a Sanskrit online journal with thought provoking articles from scholars. All articles are in Sanskrit and the journal aims to make the modern generation aware of our tradition and heritage. The journal is a must read for all Sanskrit lovers. About the e-Journal Jahnavi Passing through transition time phase our India needs that the vacuum between our traditional root value, heritage and modern young generation must be covered. As first Sanskrit E-Journal (Jahnavi Sanskrit E-Journal) a part of Sarsvat-Niketanam family is oriented to connect our new generation with this divine language which is the base of our root, identity and originality. To change public negative mindset towards of Sanskrit and to provide platform to creative thought and analysis related with Sanskrit on internet are our main priorities. For successful journey this mission expects a support of Sanskrit and Sanskriti lovers like you. You can read Sanskrit e-journal Jahnavi here.

Goddess Savitri

Goddess Savitri is a manifestation of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning and arts. As Savitri, She is the consort of Hindu God Brahma. A story in the Puranas suggests why Goddess Saraswati appeared as Goddess Savitri. Brahma once wanted to conduct a yajna. But he had no wife – as per Vedic rule a man without a wife could not conduct a yajna. So Brahma requested Goddess Saraswati to be his spouse and sit by the side of him in the yajna. Saraswati agreed to be the consort of Brahma and said that she will appear in the form of Savitri to be the consort. Thus Saraswati appeared as Goddess Savitri to be the divine consort of Brahma. There is another story associated with Goddess Savitri and Brahma. The story shows the close link between Savitri and Goddess Gayatri. It states that after agreeing to be the consort of Brahma, Savitri left to purify herself. Hours passed but Savitri did not appear for the yajna. So Brahma looked around and saw a milkmaid. He

Book – Vishnu Temples of Kanchipuram

Book titled Vishnu Temples of Kanchipuram by R. Nagaswamy attempts to unravel the history, stories, location, architecture and other aspects of the beautiful temples dedicated to Vishnu in Kanchipuram. The book provides new insights into the sculptures that are part of the Vishnu Temples. An important highlight of the book is the many photographs that help as a visual aid. The book is ideal for those who are interested in temple sculpture and architecture and also for those who want to learn about the numerous sculptures and stories that adorn the walls of some of the important Vishnu temples in Kanchipuram. The book is currently in hardbound and is costly by Indian standards. Hope the paperback edition will be less costly but no information about it. You can read more about the book and also buy it online here at DK Printworld Vishnu Temples of Kanchipuram Author - R. Nagaswamy Published by – D.K. Printworld Price – Rs 4320/-

Bhagavad Gita Shankaracharya Commentary in English – Read Gita Bhashyam of Sri Shankaracharya

The commentary of Sri Shankaracharya on the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular commentaries on the Bhagawad Gita. Now you can read online the English translation of Sri Shankaracharya 's Sanskrit Commentary by Swami Gambhirananda. The Sanskrit version of the Shankaracharya Gita Bhashyam is also available on the website. The translation is provided by Gita Supersite. Link  –  Bhagavad Gita Shankaracharya Commentary in English Important note – click on the enter key on the site. Then select the Ramanuja Gita Bhashya

Naladiyar Quotes

Naladiyar is a Tamil classic literary work – teachings on morality, virtue, wealth and love. The seed of the banyan tree, though exceedingly small, grows into a large tree and affords abundant shade; in like manner, however small may be the benefit of a virtuous act, it covers as it were the face of heaven. Learning is the best of all wealth; it is easy to carry, thieves cannot steal it, the tyrants cannot seize it; neither water nor fire can destroy it; and far from decreasing, it increases by giving. Understand that these things are unstable which thou deemest stable. Therefore do quickly the duties in thy power to perform if thou wouldst do them at all, for the days of life are gone, and even now death is come. The excellent will not be hot and angry when their inferiors oppose them and utter bad words. The patience shown by one who has the power and ability to oppress others is patience indeed. The wrath of an ignorant will continue to spread and run on

Mind means memory – Osho Sayings and Thoughts

In deep sleep and in meditation, thinking disappears. In deep sleep awareness also disappears, but in meditation it remains. Mind means memory, there can be no contemporary mind. Awareness means to be in the present moment so totally that there is no movement towards the past, no movement towards the future. All movement stops. Through achievement the ego is fulfilled; so you must achieve something. You must be able to attach something to yourself that you can claim as mine: my achievement. Osho

Bhakti Sagar – Devotional Mobile Phone from T Series

Bhakti Sagar is a mobile phone with numerous spiritual applications. The produces of the mobile T Series claims to the mobile has nearly 165 preloaded Aartis, Bhajans in nine languages as well as Tirth Yatra applications and yoga tips. The phone also has videos, songs and pictures of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples dedicated to Shiva. Another application helps you to store spiritual songs for a particular day of the week like Ganesha for Tuesday. Another added attraction is a devotional game titled Makan Chor based on the leelas of Sri Krishna. The mobile is only available through homeshop18 and is priced at 2999/- rupees. You can get more details about Bhakti Sagar mobile here at the homeshop18 website.

Tulmul Yatra 2023 Date

Tulmul Yatra is observed in the Jyeshta month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Jammu and Kashmir . Tulmul Yatra 2023 date is May 28. It is observed on the Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha Ashtami or on the 8th day during the waxing phase of moon. This annual festival is dedicated to Mata Khir Bhawani at Tulla Mulla. The yatra is popularly known as Khir Bhawani Mela. Tulmul Yatra celebrates the discovery of the holy spring which changes its color. For some the festival celebrates the arrival of Mata Ragyana (Khir Bhawani) to the valley. This festival dedicated to Goddess Khir Bhawani attracts people from all over India .

Goddess Shodashi – About Mahavidya Shodashi

Shodashi Goddess is one of the dasa Mahavidyas – the ten goddesses of wisdom. Her name means that she is the goddess who is always 16 years old. Origin of Goddess Shodashi happens after Shiva burning Kamdev into ashes for disturbing his meditation. Shiva after the death of Sati had entered into a deep meditation. Without his energy no creation was possible and this led to an imbalance in the universe. To bring him out of his deep meditation, Sati took birth as Parvati. But Parvati failed to wake up Shiva from his meditation. Kamadeva, or Manamatha, the God of love was given the mission of disturbing the meditation of Shiva by infusing the seeds of love. But the glance of an angry Shiva burned Kamdev into ashes. Devas and Rati, the wife of Kamdev, prayed before Shiva for the life of Kamdev. Shiva then stared at the ashes and from it appeared a demon named Bhandasura. He was so powerful that he made the entire world his slave. Sage Narada then requested the Devas to perform

Kshipra Ganapati - Mantra - Benefits Of Worshipping Kshipra Ganapati

Among the 32 forms of Hindu God Ganesha, Kshipra Ganapati is the form that satisfies a devotee immediately. The belief is that Kshipra Ganapathi gives boons and blessings immediately. The Kshipra Ganapati Mantra is Dantakalpalata pasharatna kumbhanksho jvalam!! Bandhooka kamaniyabham dhyaayeth kshipraganadhipam!! Form Kshipra Ganapati is depicted as having four hands. The body color is red. The hands hold goad, broken tusk, a branch of kalpa Vriksha and bunch of flowers. The trunk is shown as holding a kalash. Benefits of Kshipra Ganapati A major belief is that this form of Ganesha is immediate in all his actions. He grants long life, fulfills desires and provides peace and prosperity. His anger too is immediate and those following Adharma are punished quickly. Temple Kshipra Ganapati form is worshipped at Kannyakumari and also at Jyothir Maheshwara Temple in Srirangapattinam in Karnataka.

Book – Pahava Vitthal – Photos of Pandarpur Yatra in Maharashtra

Pahava Vitthal by Uddhav Thackeray is a book with photos of the world famous Pandarpur Yatra to the Vithal Temple . The 21-day Yatra from mainly from Dehu and Alandi to the Pandarpur Temple culminates on the Ashadi Ekadasi day in July. Mid Day reports The pictures were taken by Uddhav between June and July 2010. In his preface, Uddhav writes in Marathi, "It is a tour of Pandharpur from the sky." The photographs try to capture the life of Varkaris (pilgrims) through their annual pilgrimage trek of 21 days. The book consists of aerial shots taken from a helicopter by Uddhav himself and portrays the colorful extravaganza, the grandeur as well as the significance of the padyatra (foot march). Pahava Vitthal By Uddhav Thackeray Price: Rs 200

Bhagirathi Jayanti

Bhagirathi Jayanti is believed to be the day when River Bhagirathi appeared on earth. It is observed in the Jyeshta month. Bhagirathi Jayanti 2023 date is May 30. It is believed that King Bhagiratha succeeded in bringing Ganga down to earth on the day after a long penance. Bhagirathi is a source stream of Holy River Ganga. The word ‘Bhagirathi’ in Sanskrit literally means caused by Bhagiratha. It refers to King Bhagiratha to gain Moksha or liberation for his 60,000 great-uncles from the curse of saint Kapila, brought the Goddess Ganga in the form of the river Ganges , from the heavens to the earth.   Bhagirathi Jayanti is observed on the Ganga Dashara day and both celebrates the origin of Ganga River on earth. It is observed on the 10 th day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month.

Anandmurti Gurumaa on Sexuality in Hindu Religion

Anandmurti Gurumaa Gives Her Thoughts On Sexuality In Hindu Religion. If we think divinity and sexuality are two different extremes, then we really don’t understand the beauty of our sages and we really need to delve more deeply into the subject. We wouldn’t have been born if our parents had not indulged in sex. If sex was wrong and sinful, then this means that our very existence is sinful and wrong. At least in Bharat ( India ) – dharma, artha, kama and moksha are considered to be the four pillars of human life. Here, ‘ kama ’ means ‘kamana’ - kamana for food, kamana for money, kamana for sex, kamana for children and are not considered sinful. The institution of marriage was designed by our sages firstly to satiate and experience and then come out of the primal urges of sex; the secondary objective was to procreate and to give birth to children who will take over their work and wisdom. And the next generation would be responsible for disseminating messages and great wor

Shukra Puja Vidhi – How to do Puja to Shukra Graha?

Shukra Puja is dedicated to Shukra Graha or Venus. The popular belief is that when a person has a badly placed Shukra in horoscope, the person will face difficulties and bad luck. To avoid it people perform Shukra Puja as per Vidhi. As this graham is associated wealth, prosperity, luxury, beauty and sensual pleasures, people perform puja to be blessed with them. Here is a simple procedure to perform Shukra Puja. The puja dedicated to Shukra is performed on Friday or Shukravar. Get up early morning perform purification and bathing rituals. Offer prayers to Ganesha. Offer prayers to Shukra Murti or painting. If image is not available meditate in mind. Offer white flowers to Shukra. If murti is not available place flowers at a free space in the puja area. Offer a small amount of uncooked rice. The Shukra Mantra to be chanted is Aum Aim Aim Gam Grahesvara Shukraya Namah. If possible read or listen to Shukravar Vrat Katha. Fasting – If you are doing fasting – then it is from sunrise to su

Ashoonya Shayana Vrata

Ashoonya Shayana Vrata is observed by married couples for a happy and long married life. It is observed on the 2nd day of the waning phase of moon in Ashada, Shravana, Bhadrapada and Ashwina. The pujas and rituals on the Vrat day are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu. For the Vrata murtis of Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu is required. On the Vrat days, the murti is placed on a bed and worshipped with Shodashopachara puja. A fast is undertaken from sunrise to moonrise on the puja days. The murtis after Ashwina Ashoonya Shayana Vrata is donated to a couple.

1000 years Hindu Calendar and Panchang for free

Hindu calendars from 1582 AD to 2583 AD – calendar and Panchang of thousand years. This unique attempt is now made by several websites. You can access Hindu calendar for thousand years for any region in the world. There are no annual predictions but what it contains is vrats, festivals and all other Panchang details for a day. This calendar is highly useful for people who want to know when a particular festival was in the past or will be in future. But how accurate they are for various regions is debatable. Majority of them depend on software of a particular region. Time in Hindu calendars in certain time of the year vary by more than 5 hours. Quite often such things are not taken into account by such calendars. It would be wise for you to make an attempt to find a calendar book of your region. Still if you are looking for 1000 year calendars then you can find some of them here - Such one calendar you can find here .

Enough Oil but Lamp Goes out on Its Own – What it indicates in Hindu tradition?

The flame in the lamp lit before Hindu deities is the most auspicious form of Agni. The popular belief in Hindu tradition is that the lamp lit before a Hindu God or sacred place should go out only when the oil in it is completely used up. If the lamp goes out before the oil is used up, it is termed inauspicious. Elders say that it will bring bad luck and calamity. The main reason for this belief is that Goddess Lakshmi resides in the flame. Interrupting Her stay is inviting bad luck. Thus it is suggested that the flame on a lamp is an indication of fortune. Some elders are of the view that as the lamp lit before a Hindu deity is something very holy, an abrupt end to it suggests dislike or displeasure of the deity. People in such homes might be unclean or there will be constant fights in the family. Lamps flutter and are soon put out in homes that encourage evil thoughts. It is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi resides in homes that are clean and surroundings that are neat. The lamp go

Goddess Pratyangira Devi

Goddess Pratyangira is an Ugra Avatar or powerful incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. One school of thought is that Pratyangira Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She appeared when Shiva took the Sharaba Avatar to control the Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. Goddess Pratyangira is a female form of Narasimha and the tradition has it that she appeared to control both the Narasimha and Sharaba Avatars. Kali Sahasranama Stotra refers to Pratyangira Devi as Narasimhika. Some other texts associate her with Bhairava form of Shiva. Pratyangira Devi has the face of a lion. She has four arms. In Tantric worship, she is black in color and sometimes depicted as nude. This form of Mother Goddess is beyond imagination. She takes this angry form to keep Adharma under check. She appears to restore dharma. She is propitiated for protection. Goddess Pratyangira an attempt by human mind to give form to the formless Supreme Truth – here the dominating aspect is of fear

Sudama Setu (Bridge) to Connect Gomti Ghat and Panchkui Island in Dwarka in Gujarat

Panchkui is a small Island of the Dwarka Coast and is not currently easily accessible to devotees. The island is associated with the Pandavas in the Mahabharata as they are believed to have visited the place. Panchkui has five fresh water wells dedicated to the five Pandava brothers. Panch means five and kui means well. The proposed new hanging bridge which is 127 meter long and 11 ft wide will connected Gomti Ghat in Dwarka to Panchkui. Desh Gujarat Reports Hanging bridge ‘Sudama setu’ will be constructed in 14-month period at an estimated cost of 9 crore. It will be 127 meter long and 11 ft wide. As per the state tourism department’s plan, the island will have facilities for meditation and yoga, besides recreation and picnic spot.

Ramanuja Gita Bhashya in English – Read Bhagavad Gita Bhashyam of Sri Ramanujacharya

Ramanuja Gita Bhashya is one of the most popular commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. Now you can read the English translation of Sri Ramanujacharya's Sanskrit Commentary by Swami Adidevananda. The Sanskrit version of the Ramanuja Gita Bhashyam is also available on the website. The translation is provided by Gita Supersite. Link - Ramanuja Gita Bhashya in English Important note – click on the enter key on the site. Then select the Ramanuja Gita Bhashya

Goddess Lakshmi on Swim Suit (Bikini) at Sydney Fashion Show – Fashion Designer Lisa Burke

Goddess Lakshmi on Swim Suit – image of Goddess Lakshmi printed on the bikini. The designer who toyed with image of Goddess Lakshmi and the sentiments of Hindus is Australian Designer – Lisa Burke. Her label is called Lisa Blue Swimwear. This lack of respect for the oldest religion and lack of respect for the religious belief of more than a billion people was displayed at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW) held in Sydney ( Australia ) from May 2-6. Nothing is going to happen to Hindu tradition because some insensitive Lisa Burke wanted to expand her fashion business empire at the cost of one of the most widely worshipped murti in Hindu tradition. But it causes a problem to millions of Hindus who have to interact with non-Hindus daily. The image of their deity on a Swim Suit sends out wrong signal to non-Hindus. They have to face embarrassing comments and situations. Not all people are Gandhiji to be tolerant and peaceful and neglect such insensitivity. Such disrespect might make

Brahma Sutra in Tamil – Download or Listen Online to Classes in Tamil

Brahma Sutras are aphorisms or sayings which systematize the teaching of the Upanishads. Brahma Sutras 544 (according to Sri Ramanuja) in number occupies the foremost position of authority in the system of Vedanta. Now you can listen to the Brahma Sutra classes conducted by Swami Guruparananda in Tamil. There are a total of 33 classes explaining the first four sutras. Link – Listen to classes on Brahma Sutra in Tamil Related Teachings from Brahma Sutras on Brahman

Ram Janki Marg – The Road from Ayodhya to Janakpur

Ram Sita Marg, also known Ram Janki Marg, is the road that Sri Ram and Mata Sita took after marriage to reach Ayodhya form Janakpur. The road that Baraatis (marriage party) took is now a proper road and thousands of devotees walk through the road enacting the Baraat with devotion. The road passes through the east of Ayodhya. Today the road is from Ayodhya to Badhalganj. The road passes through Katara, Maya, Keshavpur, Ravatam, Sarai, Fooladi, Shakkarpur, Pachvas, Khisva, Chhawani, Poli, Sikriganj and Badhalganj. The Parikrama that is taken through the road during Vivah Panchami in Margashirsh month (December – January) attracts thousands of devotees.

Hari Dwadasi

Hari Dwadasi is an auspicious date dedicated to Sri Vishnu and is observed in the Ashada month in North India . Hari Dwadasi 2023 date is June 30. It is falls on the 12 th day, or Dwadasi day, during the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Ashada month. The day is of great importance in Jammu and Kashmir . This Dwadashi is highly meritorious and is observed by different names throughout India . It is the first Dwadasi after the Chaturmas Vrata. The previous day is known as Hari Shayani Ekadasi. 

Mantra Chanted By Mata Sita to Get Lord Ram as Husband

There is a particular stanza in the Ramacharitmanas of Tulsidas Ji, chanted by Mata Sita to get Lord Ram as Husband. It is believed that those who are wishing to have a life partner of their desire should chant the particular mantra daily in the morning while performing prayers. A person who chants the mantra and follows Dharma will achieve the desired result. For a mantra to be effective, the physical and mental actions of the person should be pure. Mantra Chanted By Mata Sita in Ramcharitmanas तौ भगवानु सकल उर बासी। करिहि मोहि रघुबर कै दासी।। जेहि कें जेहि पर सत् ‍ य सनेहू। सो तेहि मिलइ न कछु संदेहू।। Tho Bhagavnu Sakal Ur Basi Karihi Mohi Raghubar Ke Dasi Jehi Kem Jehi Par Satya Snehu So Tehi Mili Na Kuch Samdeh The story behind the Mantra Mata Sita had wedded Lord Sri Ram in her mind. But Janaka, her father, had kept the condition that only a person who will lift the bow of Shiva in his palace and tie it will get the hand of Mata

What happens tomorrow is essentially created today with right kind of thought and actions – Sadhguru Thoughts

Tomorrow is the biggest demon in your life. Most of your life and energies are spent on a tomorrow that never comes in your experience of life. Tomorrow is an idea for which we must plan, but we can never live it. Whatever you need to do and experience in your life, you can only experience it today. You never experience tomorrow; it is just your imagination, and yesterday is only your memory. So exorcising this demon from your life is a spiritual process in that you begin to live your life, not just imagine your life. What happens tomorrow is essentially created today with the right kind of thought, emotions and actions. If you wish to do anything, whether it concerns your internal or external well-being, creating the necessary atmosphere is a must. Whether you want to run a business or lead a peaceful family life, maintain perfect health or a peaceful state of mind, unless you create the necessary atmosphere, there is no prospect of things happening well. A tomorrow does not fall upon

Hari Gita in pdf – Download or Read Online For Free

Sri Hari Gita is a holy text associated with Sri Swaminarayan and is found in the chapters 32 to 36 of Satsangi Jeevan's 1st Prakaran. It is believed that these holy words were spoken by Sri Swaminarayan to His Mother. Bhujmandir website is providing a pdf version of the Hari Gita for free. The first chapter of Sri Hari Gita narrates about the behavior expected of a holy person. The next four chapters focus on four important subjects – namely dharm (righteousness), Bhakti (devotional love), gyaan (absolute knowledge) and vairagya (non attachment of the materialistic). Link – Download Hari Gita in pdf Note – you will need pdf reader installed to read or download Hari Gita .

Alpa Dwadasi

Alpa Dwadasi is the term used in Hindu Panchangam to refer to a short Dwadasi tithi – 12 th day of lunar fortnight. Alpa Dwadasi is important to those people who break the Ekadasi fasting on Dwadasi day. Ekadasi fasting is observed on the 11 th day of the Lunar fortnight and is dedicated to Vishnu. Most people observe fast from sunrise to next day morning sunrise. But there are people who exactly follow the start and end of Tithi. Such people fast during Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast during Dwadasi Tithi. People who observe tithi time for fast should break the fast before Dwadasi gets over as Alpa Dwadasi is only for a short period. Related What is the meaning of Alpa Dwadashi?

Ucchista Ganapati - Ganesha With Goddess On Lap - Mantra - Benefits

Ucchista Ganapati is a very rare form of Ganesha and is also included in the 32 forms of Ganapathy. This form of Ganesh is worshipped for protection and also for getting control over the five senses. Ucchishta Ganapati Mantra is Neelabja dadaimee veena shali gujaksha sutrakam Dadahduchishta namamya ganeshah paadu mechakah! Form Ucchishta Ganapati depicted in deep blue color. He has six hands and holds a pomegranate fruit, veena, flower, paddy, Rudraksha mala and noose. A Goddess sits on his left lap. Popular Temple One of the most popular temples dedicated to Ucchista Ganapati is the famous Ucchi Pillayar koil or Thayumanaswamy koil at Trichy in Tamil Nadu. Sculpture Of Ucchista Ganapati Benefits of Worshipping Ucchista Ganapati The popular belief is that propitiating this form Ganesha will help in control of the five senses and which in return will help in attaining peace and prosperity.