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Goddess Jyoti

Goddess Jyoti emerged from a spark that appeared from the forehead of Goddess Parvati while she was creating the Vel or spear that is associated with Muruga. Some scholars suggest that Goddess Jyoti is the Vel that Muruga or Skanda carries. She is widely believed to be the sister of Skanda. The worship of Goddess Jyoti is associated with Muruga worship in Tamil Nadu.

The Jyoti (fire) that is lit in Shiva temples especially that in Tiruvannamali in Kartik Month is believed to Goddess Jyoti.

In North India, Goddess Jyoti is associated with Goddess Jwalamukhi.

Nothing much is known about the concept of the Goddess Jyoti form. Some people also associated with the Kundalini power.

There is also a belief that Goddess Jyoti exists in an invisible form in all Skanda temples.

The Oldest family Durga Puja in Kolkata City

The oldest traditional family Durga Puja held in Kolkata city without a break is credited to the Saborno Roy Choudhary house in Barisha. The Roy Choudhury family home puja dates back to 1610 AD and continuous to be observed with traditional pomp and grandeur. The family is also intrinsically associated with Kolkata’s history. The attchala puja started by Roy Lakshmi Gangopadhyay Mazumdar is acknowledged as the oldest puja in the city
Hindustan Times Kolkata reports
Members of the Roy Choudhury family have been zealous custodians of their proud legacy and continue to live up to tradition in the conduct of the puja. The family has seven separate pujas, six of which are held in Barisha.
The oldest of them dates back to 1610 and was started by Roy Lakshmi Gangopadhyay Mazumdar, the first jagirdar of the family.
The attchala puja is acknowledged as the oldest puja in the city. Lakshmikanta is credited with pioneering the trend of worshipping the goddess.
The other five family pujas in Barisha a…

Pushya Nakshatra October 2011 Date and Time

Pushya Nakshatra is one among the 27 stars in Hindu Astrology. Pushya is considered highly auspicious for making investments, buying, new beginning etc. Pushya Nakshatra in October 2011 is on October 20 and 21. The time is from 6:25 AM on October 20 to 6:17 AM on October 21, 2011.
October 2011 Pushya Nakshatra is the one during Diwali and is chosen for investments and buying account books and stationary items.
The period of pushya Nakshatra is ideal for buying vehicles, entering into new agreement of houses etc.

Sri Anandamayi Ma – Pearls of Wisdom

A spiritual traveller must not allow his mind to be distracted by anything. He should proceed with determination towards his goal.
It is but the self that calls itself, and none other than the self that realizes itself.
Relative happiness, that is to say, happiness depending on the fulfillment of any worldly desire, ends in grief.
You will have peace only if you rise above worldly desires.
Among all creatures, man alone has been endowed with the capacity to realize God.
Who am I? This realization is the purpose of human life. Sri Anandamayi Ma
Related Sayings of Anandamayi Ma

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 5, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 5, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi from 1:00 AM on October 5, 2011 up to 12:20 AM on October 6. Before 1:00 AM on Oct 5, it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 8:12 AM on October 5, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 2:14 PM. Then onwards it is Makar Rasi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Mahanavami. Durga Puja Navami. Saraswati Visarjan in Maharashtra.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashvin month in calendars followed in…

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