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How To Observe Amavasya Vrat?

Amavasya Vrat is the fasting and pujas performed on the no moon day in a Hindu calendar. Here is a brief account on how to observe Amavasya Vrat. Please note that there is no one method to the question on how to do or perform Amavasya Fasting. General rules apply in all regions but there will be minor regional variations. Amavasya Fasting Fasting is from sunrise to next day sunrise. One meal is taken during the course of the day. Which God to worship on Amavasya? Shiva is worshipped on Amavasya day. You can also offer prayers to Goddess Kali and any manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Puja on Amavasya The puja should be simple. There should not be any major puja. Offer prayers to Shiva and Mother Goddess by lighting lamp and doing aarti. Chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ as many times as you can. Offer a fruit. What to eat during Amavasya fasting? You should avoid salt, onion and garlic on the day. You should not eat non-vegetarian food. The best

Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Text and Lyrics in Hindi

The prayer starting with the lyrics Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu is a very popular prayer in Hindu religion. You can download the text in Hindi below. The prayer is dedicated to Guru – the real teacher. He is equated with the Trimurtis in Hinduism – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. In simple terms a true guru is equal to god. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Song Lyrics in Hindi:

Kankhal Snan in Haridwar on Ashada Purnima

Kankhal Snan is the holy bath performed in Ganga at Kankhal in Haridwar. It is observed on the Ashadha Purnima day or the full moon day in Ashada month. In 2023, Kankhal Snan is on July 3. Kankhal is famous of the Daksha Mahadev Temple dedicated to Shiva. The place is where Goddess Sati self immolated. It is also where Shiva and his ganas destroyed Daksha yajna. The annual snan is performed in Ganga River . Taking bath on the day is considered highly meritorious. 

Ravinarayan Ekadasi – Narayan Gyaras in Odisha In June

Ravinarayan Ekadasi, also known as Narayan Gyaras, is observed mainly in Odisha. It falls on the Ashada Shukla Paksha Ekadasi, or during the 11 th day of Ashada month, as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Odisha. Ravinarayan Ekadasi 2023 date is June 29. There is not much information regarding this Ekadasi and is mainly associated with certain Hindu communities in eastern parts of India . The famous Devshayani Ekadasi is observed on the day in other regions Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. The day is when the Puri Jagannath chariots returns back to the Jagannath Temple. 

Hanuman Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English - Benefits

Chanting of Hanuman Gayatri Mantra is considered highly meritorious while worshipping Hindu God Hanuman. The mantra text in Hindi and English is given below. The mantra is chanted for gaining strength and to overcome problems related to Shani in horoscope. The mantra should be chanted daily morning and evening. Hanuman Gayatri Mantra ॐ अंजनी जाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि तन्नो हनुमान प्रचोदयात्। Om Aanjanee jaya Vidhmahe Vayu Putraya Dheemahee Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat Benefits Of Chanting Hanuman Gayatri Desire fulfillment of all kinds. It helps in attaining spiritual enlightenment. People chant the mantra also to have darshan of Hanuman.

Jalasamadhi – The concept of Jalsamadhi in Hinduism

Jalasamadhi is the ritual of giving up one’s life in water on one’s own will. The concept of Jalsamadhi in Hinduism exists from the Vedic times. It is believed that father of Ashtavakra had performed this yogic method after he was defeated in a debate. Jalasamadhi is a yogic method. A yogi decides to cast off his/her body in water. The yogi then enters the water and gives up his/her life without experiencing any pain or the dualities of happiness and grief. When a yogi realizes that the purpose of the human body has been accomplished, the yogi then enters into Samadhi – when this is performed underwater it is known as Jalasamadhi. Jalsamadhi should not be considered as suicide. People who commit suicide want to escape from the pains of this life or are under emotional stress. Instead this is shedding of the body after its purpose is over.

What are the Benefits of Panch Mukhi Rudraksha?

Panch Mukhi Rudraksha is the one with five faces. Wearing it will get a person good benefits and blessings of Brishaspati or Guru Bhagvan and Kalagni. But what are the materialistic benefits? The main gains include mental peace and prosperity. The other benefits of wearing five face rudraksha are given below: You can overcome accidents and troubles in life by wearing the panch mukhi rudraksha. It helps in fulfillment of the desires. There will be clarity of thought. Peace and prosperity in the family. Helps in overcoming fear of enemies. Prevents poisonous reptiles and animals from approaching the wearer. It helps in reducing the effect of poison. Helps in keeping the desires in control. It is said that the wearer of Panch mukhi rudraksha will not indulge in crimes, sex outside marriage, will not drink alcohol.