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Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2015 - Bhumi Pujan Dates in 2015

Bhumi Pujan is performed before starting the construction of the work. Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2015 is given below. Please note that these dates for 2015 are based on Hindu Panchang and calendar followed in western parts of India.
Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2015
January 2015 – January 7, 10, and January 24, 2015
February 2015 – February 4, 6, 16 and February 20
March 2015 – No Muhurat
April 2015 – April 20 and April 29, 2015
May 2015 – May 8, 9 and May 25
June 2015 – June 13.
July 2015 – No Muhurat
August 2015 – No Muhurat
September 2015 – No Muhurat
October 2015 – No Muhurat
November 2015 – November 16 and November 21, 2015
December 2015 – December 7, 17, 21, 25 and December 26, 2015

Malayalam Rahu Navgraha Mantra – Prayer Dedicated to Rahu Nava Graham in Malayalam

Rahu is one of the Navgrahas as per Hindu astrology and Malayalam jyothisham and prayers are offered to it to avoid troubles in horoscope. Rahu Navgraha Mantra in Malayalam is given below in picture format. Rahu Nava Graham is one of the nine navgrahas and prayers are daily offered to Rahu by those having trouble due to the bad positioning of it in the Jatakam.
Rahu Mantra in Malayalam

What happens if Birthday Fall on Saturday in Hindu Religion?

There are lot of belief regarding birthday falling on a particular date of a week in Hindu religion. If birthday fall on Saturday many people fear that something untoward will happen. Majority of these are regional beliefs. Some only followed by particular community. None of these beliefs are based on scriptures.
One belief is that if birthday falls on Saturday then there will be trouble for parents.
Another belief is that there will be personal problems in life.
Please note that birthday falling on Saturday is not related to Shani Bhagvan. So a person need not worry about this factor.

Bali Pratipada – Balipadyami during Diwali in Karnataka and Maharashtra

Bali Padyami, or Bali Pratipada, is observed after Deepavali in Karnataka and Maharashtra. In 2017, the date of Balipadyami is October 20. Balipadyami celebrates the reign of Asura King Balindra, popularly known as Mahabali, who was killed by Vamana, an incarnation of Vishnu. Legend has it that due to a boon given by Lord Vishnu, King Balindra gets an opportunity to rule to entire universe for one day and this day is Bali Padyami.

Legend has it that King Bali attained immense popularity due to his good governance. He attained near invincibility with the help of his Guru Shukracharya. As a result, Indra soon lost heaven to Bali. And Balindra got the coveted title of Chakravarthi – emperor. Bali decided to conduct Ashvamedha Yajna, to show his strength.

Indra sought the help of Lord Vishnu to regain his lost heaven.

Lord Vishnu attended the Yajna, as Vamana, a dwarf. Vamana asked for three steps of land and it was immediately granted by King Bali. Soon, the short Vamana grew in size…

The Importance of Clay Elephant and Horse during Diwali Lakshmi Puja

In many regions in India during Diwali Lakshmi Puja a pair of miniature Elephant and a horse made of clay are worshipped. Apart from this in some regions miniatures of lions and cows are also kept during Diwali puja. This Puthalas (toys) of elephant and Horse have symbolic importance like Goddess Lakshmi representing auspiciousness and prosperity.
The elephant is placed in the puja area to remove all illness. The elephant flapping its ears is symbolic of blowing away illness.
The horse symbolically represents vehicle. Presence of the horse during puja is for no accident during the year and for the home to always have a vehicle. Cow represents auspiciousness and prosperity. Lion symbolizes safety and security of the home and office.
Photo copyrighted to Astyreay

Sakharpuda Muhurat 2015 – Good Dates and Time in 2015 to Conduct Sakharpuda – Ceremony before Engagement in Marathi Calendar in Maharashtra

Sakharpuda Muhurat 2015 based on Hindu Marathi calendar and Panchang followed in Maharashtra. The ceremony is mainly held in Maharashtra. It is one of the important ceremonies before engagement.
Sakharpuda Muhurat 2015
January 2015 – January 2, 11, 13, 21, 25 and January 26, 2015
February 2015 – February 8, 15, 21, 23 and February 26
March 2015 – March 7, 17, 21 and March 25.
April 2015 – April 3, 10, 12, 19 and April 30, 2015
May 2015 – May 8, 11, 14, 15 and May 28.
June 2015 – June 4, 6, 7, 12 and June 26, 2015
July 2015 – July 5, 8, 13, 21, 22, 23 and July 31
August 2015 – August 1, 4, 17, 20, 25 and August 27
September 2015 – September 2, 5, 14, 15, 16, 21, 23 and September 25
October 2015 – October 11, 21, 22 and October 25
November 2015 – November 17, 18, 22 and November 30, 2015
December 2015 – December 4, 7, 12, 14, 16 and December 20

Popular Paintings of Goddess Lakshmi Hindus Pray To Was Painted By Raja Ravi Varma in the 18th Century

His paintings are everywhere; in majority of Hindu homes. Millions of Hindus bow before his paintings daily. The popular images of Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati as we see today were first painted by Raja Ravi Varma in the 18th Century.
Majority of the paintings of Goddess Lakshmi today we have are inspired by the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) from the princely state of Kilimanoor (presently in Kerala).  The Hindu reports  Many of us have seen the oleograph of Lakshmi and Saraswati. Many of these had fabric, beads and sequins to embellish them and many were worshipped across the country. As Chawla says, these were done at a time of intense nationalist fervour.  “The two goddesses, Lakshmi and Saraswati, painted much later, in 1896, are iconic in their visualization. The religious texts and the oral tradition that formed the basis for these paintings do not belong to any particular region of India as the entire country has always absorbed these g…

Goravanahalli Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Time – Darshan at Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple

GoravanahalliTemple, located near Tumkur in Karnataka, is dedicated to Mahalakshmi. The Goddess Lakshmi worshipped here is believed to be wish fulfilling deity. Goravanahalli Temple Timings are given below. Please note that the darshan timing will be extended during festivals and important rituals like Varalakshmi Puja. The opening and closing time will be curtailed when there is grahan or eclipse.
GoravanahalliTemple Morning Timings 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM Evening Timings 5:30 PM to 8:00 Pm
Important puja timings
Daily 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM: Abhisheka and Kumkuma Archana Maha Mangalarathi are performed daily at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM and at 7:30 PM.
Amavasya (No moon day) and Purnima (full moon day) are important in the temple.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 23, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Today) – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 1:48 AM on October 23. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 2:56 AM on October 23. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 3:39 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Diwali
Abhyanga Snan – Ritual bathing during Diwali
Yama Tarpanam – For dead Ancestors Kali Puja – Worship of Goddess Kali in Bengal Sharda Puja – Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Lakshmi Puja – Worship of Goddess Lakshmi (You can find Lakshmi Puja time in this article) Kamala Mahavidya Jayanti – Worship of Goddess Kamala – Tantric worship of Goddess Lakshmi Tihar Festival – Diwali in Nepal Chopda Puja – Muhur…

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