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Why is Lord Ganesha's Picture Printed on the Cover of Hindu wedding cards?

Lord Ganesha’s picture is always printed on the cover of Hindu wedding cards. But why is Lord Ganesh picture printed and not of any other Hindu Gods. This is because Shiva had given Ganesha the boon that no ceremony or function should be conducted without first invoking Ganesha. For a ceremony to be successful His blessings are necessary. All other deities give their blessing only after Ganesha gives consent to the ceremony.
Hindus also believe Lord Ganesha will clear all the obstructions and hurdles in an auspicious event like marriage. He also blesses the couple with prosperity and happiness.
Ganesha is also known as Mangala Murti. Therefore his presence on the card signifies auspiciousness.
The picture is also a symbol to suggest that the marriage will be held as per Hindu religious tradition and customs.
Again in many regions, Ganesha Puja is performed couple of weeks before the marriage ceremony. The puja is performed to remove all obstacles and to have a peaceful and happy wed…

Why is Bathing in Ganga at Varanasi Considered Holy?

Bathing in Ganga is considered one of the holiest acts in Hinduism. It is considered highly meritorious to take bath in Ganga at Varanasi. But what makes the holy dip at Kashi or Varanasi even more auspicious?
GangaRiver at Kashi is Uttaravahini – flowing towards north. This makes the holy dip here highly auspicious. North is also believed to be the direction of Moksha. Himalayas are located in the North.
Another belief is that Shiva resides permanently at Kashi as Vishwanath. Therefore a holy dip at Ganga in Kashi is endowed with special merits.
The most auspicious Hindu month considered to perform holy bath at Varanasi is the month of Kartik (November – December). The most important day in the month is the Kartik Purnima or full moon day in the month.

Purvashada Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Purva Shada Nakshatra?

Purvashada Nakshatra is the 19th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Purva Shada are Yellow and cream. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Purvashada Nakshatra is housed in Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac.
Wearing yellow or cream color or shades of yellow or cream color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are Silver and Black.

Which is the Mantra chanted to Get Job? - Mantra for New Job Quickly

To get job quickly one should chant the Gayatri mantra prefixed with the beej mantra. Along with chanting this mantra a devotee should also offer prayers to Ganesha daily. The new job seeker should not sit idle simply chanting the mantra – he/she should put in her best effort. There should be dedication, hard work and determination. One should also learn to overcome failures and set backs.
The mantra chanted to get job is

Gayatri Mantra Lyrics in Hindi

Gayatri mantra is the most popular prayer in Hinduism. It is dedicated to Surya – who is referred as Pratyaksha Brahman in Hinduism. Below is the Hindi lyrics of Gayatri Mantra prayer. You can download the mantra and save a copy of it. It is in picture format.
The mantra should be chanted early morning looking at the rising sun or sitting in a peaceful area.
Please do not chant this mantra for desire fulfilment. The mantra should be used to realize that all animate and inanimate in the world is Supreme Truth.


Narad Puran in Hindi – Read Narada Purana Online

Narada Purana is the sixth among the 18 puranas and is an elaborate Vaishnava scripture. You can read Narad Puran now in Hindi online for free at the Ved Puran website. The Purana is divided into two parts consisting of 125 and 82 chapters.
Information regarding numerous Vratas and manifestation of Vishnu are detail the book.
You can read Narad Puran here.

Teachings from Murugan and Avvaiyar Conversation

Murugan asks: Oh Avvai, what is Rare?

Avvaiyar: Rare (or more difficult to attain) is to become a human being. 
Murugan asks: Oh Avvai, what is Worst? 
Avvaiyar: Worst is poverty. Even worst is the Childhood poverty. Much worse is an incurable disease. Worse than that is a wife without love, much worse than that is to willfully eating food given by her.

Murugan asks: Oh Avvai, what is Great? 
Avvaiyar: The greatest is the glory of the Shiva`s devotees. 
Murugan asks: Oh Avvai, what is Sweeter? 
Avvaiyar: Sweeter is Solitude; Sweeter than that is praying; Sweeter than that is to be in the company of knowledgeable people.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 8, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 8, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithior the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:52 PM on May 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithior the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra the entire day.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sita Navami
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vais…