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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 during Diwali in Karnataka and Maharashtra

Bali Pratipada is observed after Deepavali in Karnataka and Maharashtra. Balipradipada 2018 date is November 8. Balipratipada 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 Pratipada.

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 – so huge that it was i…

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.