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Undrala Thaddi 2018 date - Undralla Thaddhe Puja

Undrala Thaddi is mainly observed by Telugu speaking people in Andhra Pradesh. It is observed by unmarried women for getting good husbands. Undrala Thaddi 2018 date is September 27. The puja is dedicated to Goddess Gauri and Shiva. It is observed during the Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh.

On Undrala Thaddi day unmarried women and girls wake up early in the morning and take complete bath which includes hair wash. Pujas are offered to Goddess Gauri. Special undrallu are prepared on the day and is offered to the deity.
Special swings are prepared during the period and young girls sing songs and indulge in swinging.

How to wear the Pavitram? - Regulations For Wearing And Discarding The Pavitram

The article originally written and contributed by Sarma Sastrigal. It is found in the book titled ‘The Great  Hindu Tradition’ written by Sarma Sastrigal.
The darbhai is to be worn on the ring finger of the right hand, in a circular formation, prior to starting any religious rite like homa, dana, yaga-yagna - in fact any deva or pitru karma. This ubiquitous adornment on the finger of the karta of any ritual is called a pavitram, and it is necessarily made of darbhai.

There is an opinion that one can permanently have the "pavitram" on. Perhaps an extension of this thinking is the idea ascribed to sages like Katyayana and Harita that a pavitram could be made of gold and worn all the time. Please note that a pavitram made of gold cannot substitute a darbhai. When a karma starts one has to necessarily have a darbhai pavitram on, even if one is already wearing a swarna pavitram. Any reference to pavitram means only darbhai.

Incidentally, when a swarna pavitram is worn on the ring…

Khairatabad Ganesha to Receive 3500 Kilo Laddoo as Offering during Vinayaka Chaturthi

Khairatabad Ganapati Deva in Hyderabad is one of the tallest Ganesha murti made in India during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. In 2012, Khairatabad Ganesh will be offered 3500 Kilo Laddoo. Polisetty Mallibabu, owner of Suruchi Foods, at Tapeswaram in East Godavari District will be making this huge laddu offering.

The ingredients of the huge laddu include: 150 kg of cashew nuts80 kh badam20 kg yellow camphor20 kg cardamom850 kg Bengal Gram750 kg Ghee1600 kg SugarThe Hindu reports  A sweets and savouries maker from Tapeswaram in East Godavari district, known particularly for his ‘Kaja’, a delicacy from the region, is getting ready to make a six-foot diameter, 3,500 kg ‘Maha laddu’ as a special offering to the Khairatabad Ganesha in the State capital.  Polisetty Mallibabu, owner of Suruchi Foods and 15 others will design the ‘laddu’ in their home-cum-factory at Tapeswaram near Mandapeta on September 2 after performing Ganesha pooja. On September 10, a Ganesha idol will be installed in a pand…

God is one but His names are many – Sri Ramakrishna Thoughts

God is the inner guide. He sees the longing of our heart and the yearning of our soul. Suppose a man has several sons. The older boys address him distinctly as ‘baba’ or ‘papa’, but the babies can at call him ‘Ba’ or ‘Pa.’ Now will the father be angry with those who address him in this indistinct way? The father knows that they too are calling him, only they cannot pronounce his name well. All children are the same to the father. Likewise, the devotees call on God alone, though by different names. They call on one Person only. God is one, but His names are many.
Before visiting a servant’s house to receive his hospitality, a king sends there the necessary articles like seats, ornaments and food from his own stores so that the servant may be enabled to receive his master properly and show him due honour. In the same manner the God sends love, and faith, into the yearning hearts of the devotees before He makes His advent in them.
Related Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – A story on the power…