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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 sunset. Yo…

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.

The same soul dwells in beings everywhere – Sant Kabir Teachings

On the moonless day, give up longing.
Remember Ram who knows our innermost thoughts.
While living, find salvation’s door:
Perceive the real Word and Source of all things. When you love Gobind’s lotus feet,
Your heart becomes pure, by the grace of saints. Stay awake day and night
And sing Hari’s praise. The same soul dwells in beings everywhere,
How can it ever be affected by caste
Or by the accursed body formed of water and air?
For the soul is immortal and body does not last. Sant Kabir

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 13, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 13, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi – eleventh day of the waxing phase of moonin Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi from 4:24 AM. Before 4:24 AM it is Shukla Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 2:16 AM. Afterwards it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi till 7:57 AM. Then onwards it is Kanya Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mohini Ekadasi Fasting. Vaishakh Krishna Shukla Paksha Dasami and Ekadasi or tenth and eleventh day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. In some calendars in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka it is only Ekadasi today. Vaishakha Krishna Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day of the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan…