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Bipattarini Puja Story – Bipattarini Brata Katha

Bipattarini Puja story is listened on the day of fasting. It is highly meritorious to hear the Brata Katha. Goddess Bipattarini is one who saves people from danger. Legend has it that Sage Narada one day reached the banks of the River Karotowa. Here found many women observing prayer, puja and fasting dedicated to Goddess Bipattarini. They wanted to know why the puja is observed and how the goddess got the name.
Sage Narada then explain why Goddess Durga is also known as Bipattarini Maa.
During the Samudra Manthan, or churning of the ocean, by the Devas and Asuras to get amrit (ambrosia), the fierce poison Kalakuta appeared. It had the power to destroy the universe.
In order to save the universe, Shiva drank the poison Kalakuta after meditating on Goddess Durga. Thus Shiva was able to save the universe with the help of Mother Durga.
When Sri Krishna appeared in Vrindavan, it is said that he wore an amulet of Goddess Durga. When ever Krishna faced a danger he was able to overcome it …

How to observe Bipattarini Puja? How to do or perform the Bipattarini Brata?

Here is a brief description on how to observe the Bipattarini Puja. People do the puja on the Tuesday and Saturday day after the Rath Yatra. You can perform the Bipattarini Brata on any one day or on all days.
The Brata can be performed by both men and women.
The person performing the puja should avoid non-vegetarian food, alcohol and other intoxicating things.
On the previous day of the Bipattarini Brata, the person only opts for vegetarian food.
On the day of the brata, the person undertaking the fast does not eat any food. The fasting is from morning to next day sunrise. He can have fruits and water. Those having medical issues should avoid fasting. Children and older people should not fast. Pregnant woman also should not fast.
Nine different types of fruits are offered to the Goddess as part of the puja. The puja is performed in the evening.
The person fasting ties fourteen types of knots on the hand. The women tie knot on left hand and the men tie knot on the right hand.
The fa…

Offering Made on First Monday of Shravan Month – First Shravan Somvar Vrat

First Monday of Shravan Month (Somvar Vrat) is very important day. Thousands of devotees observe fasting on the day. A special offering is made on the Monday. The main offering is pouring water on the Shivling.
Another important offering made on the first Monday of the Shravan month is a handful of raw rice.
As per Padma Purana observing Shravan Somvar Vrat helps in wish fulfillment.
As per Shiv Mahapuran observing the Monday fasting in Shravan month is equal visiting all the sacred places.

Why is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra important for Naga Worship in Hinduism?

Aslesha Nakshatra, or Aayilyam Nakshatram, is the 9th birth star among 27 birth stars in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. The day when the Nakshatra falls is considered highly auspicious to perform rituals and worship of Nagas or Snakes in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. But why is Ayiliyam important to serpents?
Lakshman, the brother of Bhagvan Sri Ram in the Ramayana, was an incarnation of 1000-headed snake Adi Sesha. Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu reclines on Adi Sesha in the milky ocean.
Lakhmana’s birth star was Aslesha or Ayiliyam and based on this fact devotees offer pujas on the day to Nagas.
Abhisheka with milk, water, and coconut water are performed on the day on Naga murtis in majority of the Naga Temples in South India.
Aayilyam Nakshatra day is highly auspicious at MannarshalaNagarajaTemple and VettikotuNagarajaTemple in Kerala. The day is also auspicious at the NagarajaTemple in Nagercoil in Tamil Nadu.
Numerous other temples which have murtis of Nagas perform special pujas on …

Mesha Rashi Tree – Which is the tree associated with Mesha Rashi Born People?

Mesha Rashi Tree is Lal Chandan or Raktachandan. There are trees associated with each of the 12 Rashis Hindu Vedic Astrology. People born on each Rashi should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Mesha Rashi Born People is Red Sanders or Red Sandalwood.
Red Sanders is the English name and the scientific name is petrocarpus santalinus.

The Hindi name of the Mesha Rashi Tree is Lal Chandan or Raktachandan
The Telugu name is Rakthachandanamu The Malayalam name is Raktha Chandanam Tamil Name is Siwappuchhandanam - Semmaram In Marathi it is known as Ratanjan.
Gujarati - Ratanjali - Tambada Chandana
Kannada - Agslue - Honne
Bengali - Rakta Chandan
Odiya - Rakta Chandan
The other known names include Senchandanam.
Mesha Rashi born people should plant the Red Sandalwood tree. Water it. They should also protect the Red Sanders tree.

The ruler of the Rashi is Kuja or Mangal (Mars).
The animal associated with the Rashi is Ram - an uncastarted adult male sheep.
The element assoc…

Gangotri and Yamunotri Temples Face Serious Risk of Landslide and Flash Floods

Gangotri and YamunotriTemples in Uttarakhand are facing serious risks of landslide and flash foods. The damage that was caused due to heavy rain and flash flood in June 2014 is yet to be properly managed. The Tribune reports  The temple committee and priests say a disaster waiting to happen. Cracks have appeared on Kalindi Parvat just above the Yamunotri temple triggering landslides. Boulders hitting the main structure of the temple are giving anxious moments to priests and devotees, says Purshotam Uniyal a priest at the Yamunotri temple.  The situation in Gangotri is the same. The temple here is facing persistent threat from the rubble in the Bhairon Jap nullah. “The Yamunotri temple is facing a double threat — debris falling on the structure from Kalindi Parvat and the exposed ghats of the river due to last year’s flashfloods,” secretary of the Yamunotri temple committee Purshotam Uniyal said. “Landslides on Kalindi Parvat and boulders hitting the temple since 2004 have weakened its…

Diwali Puja Time in 2018 - Diwali Muhurat 2018 Time in India

Diwali is also the time for performing important pujas like Lakshmi puja and also pujas are performed on Dhantaru and New Year. Here are the dates and Muhurat for 2018 for Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Puja, Lakshmi Puja and New Year puja. All time based on India Standard Time.
Dhantaru or Dhanteras Puja Time - November 5, 2018
6:48 AM  to 8:12 AM
9:36 AM to 11:00 AM 1:47 PM to 7:35 PM 10:47 PM on Nov 5 to 12:25 AM on Nov 6
Lakshmi Puja on November 7, 2018 6:20 PM to 9:15 PM on November 7, 2018 in North Indian, East and South India Calendars.6:01 PM evening to 8:33 PM in Calendars in western parts of India (Maharashtra, North Karnataka and Goa)Gujarati Calendar Time for Lakshmi Puja on November 7, 2018
6:49 AM to 9:35 AM 11:00 AM to 12:25 PM 3:12 PM to 5:57 PM and  7:34 PM on Nov 7 to 12:25 AM on Nov 8            Nutan Varash or New Year Puja in Gujarat - November 8, 2018 6.50 AM to 8:13 AM
11.00 AM to 12:23 PM (Vijaya Muhurat)