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Ashwaruda Mantra – Asvaruda Mantra to overcome Mangalik Dosha or Chowa Dosham

Mangalik Dosha, or Chowa Dosham, is based on horoscope and astrological calculations and is followed by those Hindus that believe in astrology. Such Doshas are considered while checking kundali or horoscope compatibility of before marriage. There will be delay in marriage of girls and boys with Mangalik Dosha or Chowa Dosham in their horoscope. As they have to get a similar horoscope that matches with theirs.

It is believed by some Hindu communities that chanting of Ashwaruda Mantra will help in early marriage. The mantra is to be chanted while performing daily prayers. You can Asvaruda Mantra as many numbers of times you want.

Ashwaruda Mantra is – Om Aaim Hreem Krim Ayeyahi Parameshwari Svaha.

Book – A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha

The book titled ‘A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha’ is written by Sutikshan Prakash. As the title suggests, the book is based on Ganesh, one of the most popular deities in Hindu Pantheon. The book contains important stories about Ganesh – most of them are a simple narration of popular stories. The author also attempts to weave into the popular stories some unknown facts and local folktales. A highlight of the book is the chapter dedicated to the symbolism of Ganesha. The book is published by Pragati Publications A God For All Seasons – Lord Ganesha
By Sutikshan Prakash
Pages 132
Price Rupees 500/-

Shakumbhari Devi Navratri 2011

Shakumbhari Devi Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shakumbhari Devi – who is the bearer of greens or the Goddess who feeds the hungry with vegetables. Shakumbhari Devi Navratri 2011 date is from January 12 to January 19. This nine day festival is observed in the Poush month (December – January) and ends on the Purnima day in the month with Shakumbhari Devi Jayanti. The day is of great significance in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and in some Goddess Shakti temples in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Legend has it that Goddess Shakumbhari Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She appeared as Shakumbhari Devi after a dry period of hundred years. She brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people. This legend is mentioned in Devi Mahatmya. In Karnataka, she is known as Goddess Banashankari and Banada Ashtami is a major event during Shakumbhari Devi Navratra.