Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September 25, 2013

Ghatasthapana Mantra – Navratri Ghatasthapana Prayer - Prayer While Keeping Pot on First Day

Navratri Ghatasthapana Mantra is chanted by those people who keep the Navratri pot as part of the nine day puja. The prayer given below is in Hindi. The lamp lit during Ghatasthapana should use ghee not oil. If you are opting for a full prayer then you should perform the 16-step puja. Ghatasthapana Mantra

Apart from the above mantra one should also chant Durga Saptashloki

In Ghatasthapana, a pot or kalash with an image of Goddess Durga is installed in the house on the day. The pot or kalash is filled with water and is covered with cow dung and seeds (like barely or wheat) are sown on the dung. The pot is kept on a sand bed and seeds are sown on this too.
Special pujas are conducted on the pot and water is sprinkled daily. The seeds sprout and reach about 3 or 5 five inches on the tenth day. They are distributed as Prasad on the Vijayadashami day.
Related How to do Ghatasthapana?

Story – Vidyutmali Stopping the Ashwamedha Yajna Horse of Sri Ram

The Ashwamedha Yajna Horse of Bhagvan Sri Ram was travelling through various countries. Majority of the kings accepted the authority of Sri Ram. The army that followed the horse quelled some kings who had caught the horse and challenged the authority of the ruler of Ayodhya. Shatrughna, Hanuman, Jambhavan, Sugriva, Angada, etc headed the army.  
While the horse was travelling through a vast deserted area, suddenly there was sudden change in the atmosphere. The atmosphere turned dark and mysterious and scary. The sun suddenly disappeared.
The Ashwamedha Yajna Horse was stolen in the confusion.
The army soon found out that Mayavi Vidyutmali, a relative of Ravana had stolen the horse. The demon had brought about change in atmosphere through his magic.
Shatrughna then fought with Vidyutmali. It was tough and long battle. The demon was supported by his brother Ugradramshta.
Finally, Shatrughna overpowered the two demons and killed them.
The remaining demon army returned the Ashwamedha Ya…

Yantra for Good Health

It is most widely believed in Hinduism that Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra is the most ideal Yantra for good health. It is associated with the famous Mahamrityunjaya mantra dedicated to Shiva. The main benefit of worshipping the Yantra is good health and escape from early death. It is also worshipped by those people who have constant fear of death.
The belief is that people who wear the Yantra will have no fear of death. Worship of it is also recommended for recovery from various diseases.
Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra is visual form of the mantra and the power of the mantra is captured in it.

This Yantra is best worshipped at home. The ideal metal used to make the Yantra is copper. It is also available in gold, bhojpatra, silver and brass. Some people also worship by taking a copy of it in paper.

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra to Held in August – September 2014

Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra in Uttarakhand, which was to be held in 2013, was cancelled due to devastating flood. It will now be held in 2014 from August 18 to September 6, 2014. Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra is held once in 12 years and is dedicated to Goddess Nanda Devi, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti.

The yatra involves travelling by foot to numerous Goddess Shakti shrines in the Chamoli District.

The yatra involves a distance of about 280 kms, passes through great heights and glaciers. Business Standard reports  The revised dates for the yatra, held every 12 years through the picturesque hills of Chamoli district, were announced today by Nanda Devi Raj Jat Samity chief Rakesh Kunwar at Nauti village from where the pilgrimage traditionally begins. A detailed calendar of the yatra will be released on the occasion of Basant Panchami next year, Samity secretary Bhuwan Nautiyal said. Special prayers were held in the village before the announcement to seek the goddess' forgivenes…

Swami Adbhutananda on ways to conquer Lust and Desire

You will have to discriminate between the real and the unreal.
To keep one’s discrimination alert is a great austerity.
He who has learned to discriminate can successfully overcome lust and greed. So, cultivate your discrimination and conscience.
How can you struggle against evil tendencies if your intellect is not trained to differentiate between good and evil? First clear out the rubbish that has entered the mind through the gates of the sense organs, and then put a ‘No Admittance’ sign in front of each gate.
Those bad thoughts which ignore the notice and still come in, you will have to hand over to the police, which is your conscience.
With the help of the police you must evict the impure tendencies from the mind and then install the Lord there. That is the way to conquer lust and desire.
Swami Adbhutananda ( - 1920) a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 25, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 25, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the dark phase of moon till 5:45 PM on September 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra the full day and till 12:22 AM on September 26.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pitru Paksha Shradh period – Sashti Shradh.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Ashwin Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi orthe sixth day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 – Bhadrapad Krishn…