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Dvija Ganapati

Dvija Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for gaining knowledge and to make materialistic gains. This is also a unique form among the 32 forms of Ganesha as this form as four heads. Dvija Ganapati moola mantra is: Yah pustakakshaguna danda Kamandalu
Shrividyothaman, karabhooshanaminduvarnam, Stambera maanana chatushtaya shobhamaanam Tvam yah smaredwija ganadhipate sa dhanyah!
Form Dvija Ganapati has four heads and four hands. He holds a book, a Rudraksha mala, a staff and kamandala.
Benefits of Dvija Ganapati It is believed that worshipping Dvija Ganapati is good for attaining name and fame in the world. He is also propitiated for gaining knowledge.

Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat in Jyeshta Month

Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat is observed in North India in the Jyeshta Month. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day of the waxing phase of moon. Uma Brahmani Puja Vrat 2018 date is June 20. The puja and rituals are dedicated to Goddess Shakti – Uma is one of the names of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Brahmani is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti.

This vrat is associated with the intense tapas that Goddess Parvati performed to get Shiva as her husband. This vrat is not very popular as other famous vrats like Hartalika which are associated with the same legend. Some Hindu communities observe this vrat for peace and prosperity in the family.

Symbolism and concept of Hanuman – Dr. R. Nagaswamy

As a great warrior, a great scholar, a sincere friend, minister, ambassador, as one wedded to truth and righteousness, a servant and an outstanding devotee, Hanuman reveals the traits that no other living being does. Therefore it appears that the Indian mind visualized “The Perfect Man” not in the image of a man, but in the image of Hanuman. Born as the son of one of the elements, Vayu (wind), appearing as a man perfect in all fields of activities, Hanuman is raised to the status of godhood, a benevolent god of hope, intellect, courage and devotion.
Dr. R. Nagaswamy

Today is Hanuman Jayanti – April 18, 2011

Today is Hanuman Jayanti – April 18, 2011 – the birthday of Sri Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon day in the month of Chaitra in many parts of India. In Hinduism, Hanuman is the perfect manifestation of devotion, humility, discipline, strength and selfless service. He is the one who has conquered the senses and ego. He is the ideal living being. Read more about Hanuman Jayanti on Chaitra Purnima