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Anaghashtami – Dedicated to Anagha Devi – How to Perform Anaghashtami Vrata?

Dedicated to Dattatreya and Goddess Anagha Devi, Anaghashtami is observed on the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in every Hindu lunar month.  Anagha Devi or Anagha Lakshmi Devi, is the combined incarnation of Goddess Saraswati, Kali and Lakshmi. Anaghashtami Vrata is performed mainly on the Krishna Paksha Ashtami or Bahula Ashtami (eight day during the dark phase of a Hindu fortnight or the eight day after full moon).
The puja is performed for peace and prosperity of the family. All family members who follow Hindu tradition participate in the puja and rituals. How to Perform Anaghashtami Vrata? The puja is usually performed in the morning.
The important persons performing the puja (husband and wife) should observe complete fast on the day.
The puja area is decorated with Rangoli.
Pictures or murtis of Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi and Dattatreya are placed on the puja table – a four legged wooden table.
Raw rice (akshata) and Kalash filled with water is kept on the puja. The ka…

Why is Sri Krishna Blue in Color? Reason for Krishna Being Blue Skinned

Sri Krishna is depicted having blue skin color. Why is he not shown in normal human skin color? Hinduism is full of symbolisms and the blue color is also a symbol.
Blue is the color of the infinite. All Hindu gods are an attempt by the human mind to give form to the formless Brahman (The Supreme Truth or God in Hindu Religion). The color blue symbolizes immeasurable and all pervading reality – formless Brahman.
Swami Chinmayananda talking on the subject says that whatever is immeasurable can appear to the mortal eye only as blue; thus the cloudless summer sky is blue to us because the endless distance of space is interpreted by the physical eye as blue in color.
The blue color thus teaches us that what appears as Krishna is the all pervading reality. Brahman (the Supreme Reality) takes a particular form to satisfy the human mind.

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Hinduism Symbols in Microsoft Office – Free Download of Hindu Symbols in Clipart

You can download important symbols in Hinduism in clipart form for Microsoft Office. The important Hindu symbols include Aum, temples, Goddess Durga, Bhagvan Sri Ram, Goddess Saraswati, Sri Krishna, Shiva, Tandava dance, puja thali, etc. You can now download several symbols in different styles from Microsoft office for free. You can also add them to your clipart images. Currently there are more than 20 different images in the collection.
Link – Download Hinduism symbols in clipart

Timeless Wisdom from Hindu World

Only that Dharma is eternal and immutable which is practiced by the virtuous people whose souls are pained at the sufferings of other beings, and are made happy at the happiness of others.
Whether a person is unclean or clean, whatever be the state one is in, if one thinks of or prays to the Lord Vishnu (whose eyes are beautiful like a lotus) one becomes pure externally and internally.
Endurance, forgiveness, self-control, non-stealing, cleanliness, control of senses, intelligence, education, truthfulness, non-anger – these are the ten characteristics of Dharma.
It is always good to speak in a manner which can please others and make others happy. Is there dearth of words?