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Parrot in Hinduism – Parakeet as Vehicle or Vahana of Hindu Gods

Parrot in Hinduism is the Vahana or vehicle of Kamadev and his consort Rati. It is Parakeet that is associated with Hindu tradition – but the general term used is parrot. Goddess Meenakshi (Parvati) at the world famous MaduraiMeenakshiTemple is depicted holding a parrot in her right hand. The bird is also associated with Goddess Andal, the Tamil poet and saint, and the foremost devotee of Sri Ranganatha (Vishnu).

Kamadev is depicted as riding a parrot. Atop the parrot he is shown as taking aim with his bow made from sugarcane and arrows of flowers. It is believed that it is his arrows that instigate sexual desire in human beings.

Parrots are also used in India by astrologers to predict future. The caged parrots are taught to pick cards and it is then used to tell fortune. Animal rights activists and bird lovers have opposed this practice of clipping the wings of birds and keeping them caged.

A Quiz on the Narasimha Incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Narasingha Avatar Quiz

This is a quiz based on the Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu. The questions are based on the information about the incarnation found in the Bhagavad Purana.
You can take the quiz below it is in embedded format.

Monacha Sri Bhagavathy Temple Prathisha Dinam – Temple Festival at Sri Bhagavathy Temple in Monacha near Kasargod

Annual Prathisha Dinam, or the murti (idol) consecration ceremony at SriBhagavathyTemple in Monacha near Kasargod is observed in Meda Masam (April – May). Monacha Sri Bhagavathy Temple Prathisha Dinam 2015 date is May 8.
A popular shrine in the region Monacha SriBhagavathyTemple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy.
Hundreds of people participate in this annual fair and festival at the temple.

Tootha Pooram – Pooram Festival at Sree Thootha Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala

Tootha Pooram is annually observed in Meda Masam (April – May) at ToothaVillage in Malappuram District in Kerala. Tootha Pooram is the most important festival at the SreeThoothaBhagavathiTemple. Tootha Pooram 2018 date is May 11. 

The Pooram at ToothaVillage is similar to the Pooram observed in Thrissur. Display of colorful umbrellas with unique designs atop caparisoned elephants by two teams is the main attraction.
Thousands of people from Malappuram and Palakkad District arrive to witness this annual Pooram festival.
Thootha Pooram also marks the end of the Pooram festival in Malabar or Northern Kerala.

The temple is located around 28 km from Palakkad and around 24 km from Malappuram.
Thootha Kalavela – Kala Vela Festival at Sree Thootha Bhagavathi Temple in Kerala Thootha Kalavela is annually observed in Meda Masam (April – May) at ToothaVillage in Malappuram District in Kerala. Thootha Kala Vela is part of the annual festival at the SreeThoothaBhagavathiTemple. Thootha Kalavela …

Haryashvas – Story of Haryashvas – Sons of Daksha Prajapati who declined to populate the world

Haryashvas were the sons of Daksha Prajapati and Asikini. They were the first to born of Maithuni Shrishti or through normal copulation. The births before that were outside the sphere of physical science – mostly it was referred as mind born. The story of Haryashvas is found in the Linga Purana and also in other scriptures.
The union between Daksha and Asikini produced 5000 sons. Sage Narada narrated about the fruitlessness of worldly pursuits to the Haryashvas. Sage Narada suggested that they should first gain knowledge and understand about worldliness and what is Real. So they went out in search of answer to questions poised by Sage Narada. They then became celibate and performed intense austerities. They never returned back to Prajapati.
Thus the aim of Daksha Prajapati to populate the world through Haryashvas was not fulfilled.
In some scriptures, instead of Asikini it is Prasooti who is the wife of Daksha Prajapati.

Narsinhwadi – Holy Place Associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati – Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi

Narsobachiwadi or Narsobawadi is a holy place, 22 km from Sangli in Maharashtra, associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati, a follower of Sri Dattatreya. The place is known as Narsinhwadi after the famous saint. The place is holy because it is located on the confluence of five rivers – Siva, Bhadra, Kumbhi, Bhagwati and Saraswati. The rivers merge in the KrishnaRiver.
Padukas of Sri Narasimha Saraswati is worshipped in a temple here.
Narsinhwadi is famous for its scenic beauty and there are numerous shrines and sacred places here.
Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi is around 22 km from Sangli in Maharashtra.

Rudra Pashupata Homam Importance – Information about Rudra Pasupata Homam

Rudra Pasupata Homam is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It is usually performed in Kartika Month – Karthigai Masam as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Performing the Rudra Pashupata Homam helps in fulfilling desires and wishes of the devotee.
By performing one can increase positive energy, which helps in attaining success in daily life. It is also performed to escape from negative influence of navgrahas. The homam is also good for overcoming enemies.
The popular belief is that it helps in solving relationship related problems.
The homam is mainly performed at the famous KalahastiTemple at Srisailam.

Bharani Nakshatra Color – Barani Nakshatra Lucky Colour

There are two shades of red color that is associated with Barani Nakshatra. The Bharani Nakshatra lucky colours are Blood Red, Red and Orange. Wearing red or orange color dress and red or orange color stones are good for this Nakshatra born people.
Please note that some regions and communities have a different color for Bharani Nakshatra like maganta or other shades of red.
Wearing red or orange color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for Barani Nakshatra people.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Red or orange color stones.

Matching Stars for Vishakam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Vishakam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Vishakam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Vishakam first ¾ quarter is in Tula Rashi and the last quarter of Vishakam is in Vrischika Rashi.
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male born in first ¾ quarter of the nakshatram:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Makayiram first half, Punirtham ¼, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi – born girls are good for Vishakam Nakshatra boy born in first ¾ quarter
Matching Star for Vishakam Nakshatra Male born in last ¼ quarter of the nakshatram:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Makayiram first half, Makam, Pooram, Uthram ¼, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam,…

Matching Stars for Chothi Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Chothi Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Chothi Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Chothi Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Chothi Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Makayiram first half, Punirtham ¼, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrittathi and Revathi – born girls are good for Chothi Nakshatram Born Boy.

Tree to Carve Jagannath Murti for Puri Jagannath Temple Nabakalebara Found at Kharipadia under Raghunathpur block in Jagatsinghpur District

The tree to carve Lord Jagannath Murti during Nabakalebara 2015 was found at KharipadiaVillage under Raghunathpur block in Jagatsinghpur District in Odisha. Along with Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshna are the four important mutis worshipped at PuriJagannathTemple.
During the Nabakalebara ritual, new murtis are carved and they replace the existing murtis worshipped in the PuriJagannathTemple.  The New Indian Express reports  The holy Neem tree is located on the embankment of river Paika. There is a burial ground nearby. There are ant hills near the tree. Dasmohapatra said that the tree has the symbols of Shankha (conch), Chakra (wheel), Padma (lotus), Gada (mace) and Trishul. Apart from these, it bears the symbol of an elephant head. Prior to finalising the tree, the Banjagis visited the site six times and examined all the holy signs. The tree has four branches over the main trunk.  Kharipadia village chief Krushna Chandra Mallick said the villagers had seen…

There is no peace until mind is liberated from the clutches of passion – Swami Ramdas

Death is false. Every particle of the body in all its states is ever intensely alive – dust or ashes. Soul, body, universe, all beings and things are all one. Matter is Spirit, Spirit is matter. All is He and His expression!
The mind which constantly contemplates upon God, imbibes into its being His immortality, love and joy.
Just as the application of soap removes the dirt of the cloth turning it clean and white, or just as light dispels darkness and illumines space, so also a sustained recollection of God, destroying all the distempers of the mind, purifies and ennobles life.
There is no peace for man until his mind is liberated from the clutches of passion, until the wisdom of the Eternal enlightens him.
It is rightly said that one should not unnecessarily exert oneself for subduing the mind, but what one has to do is to dwell in the contemplation of God, and by this method not only purify the heart but also simultaneously fill it with the light, love and joy of God.
Swami Ramdas

Sateri Bhadrakali Utsav at Aronda – Sateri Bhadrakali Temple Festival

Sateri Bhadrakali Temple Festival is observed in Vaishakh month. It is known as Sateri Bhadrakali Utsav and the shrine is located at Aronda. Sateri Bhadrakali Temple Festival 2019 date is May 23.
The annual festival attracts scores of devotees to this ancient and popular shrine at Aronda. Procession, pujas and other rituals dominate the day.
Sateri Bhadrakali Temple Festival is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in western parts of India.

Kalika Devi Rathotsav at Shirasangi – Kalika Devi Temple Chariot Festival at Sirsangi near Belgaum in Karnataka

Sirsangi Kalika Devi Rathotsav or chariot pulling festival is observed in Jyeshta month. It is the most important festival and fair at KalikaDeviTemple at Shirasangi near Belgaum in Karnataka. In 2019, Kalika Devi Rathotsav at Shirasangi is on June 7.
The annual festival attracts hundreds of devotees to the temple. The main attraction is the pulling of the chariot with the utsava murti of the deity worshipped in the temple.
Kalika Devi Rathotsav is annually observed on Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Karnataka.

Griha Lakshmi – Hindu Goddess Grihalakshmi

Grih Lakshmi, or Grahalakshmi, is a popular form of Goddess Lakshmi and she is the goddess of the household or home. Every Hindu believes that Griha Lakshmi is residing in the house and it is she who brings peace and prosperity. In several Hindu communities, daughter-in-law is considered as Graha Lakshmi.
There is a popular belief that Griha Lakshmi does not reside in a house that is unclean and in which, there is no peace among family members. It is said that once she leaves a home, then violence, frustration, despair and anger rules in it. When she is present at a home there is love, peace and prosperity.
There are numerous regional stories that details about Griha Lakshmi leaving a house and the house getting doomed. And how the members in the family try to bring back the Goddess by doing penance.
But the most popular concept in Hinduism is the daughter-in-law being considered as Griha Lakshmi. This is primarily because it is through her that the family will prosper and she is on…

Why Hanuman murtis (idols) are painted red?

One of the most important colors used to paint Hanuman murtis (idols), images and sculptures is red. Ever wondered why Hanuman idol is painted in read? The idols are painted red for the good of Sri Ram. It is said that Hanuman used to observe Sita wearing a red dot on her forehead. Mata Sita used to daily smear the parting of her hair with vermilion powder.
One day a curious Hanuman asked Mata Sita, ‘Why are you smearing vermilion on your forehead and the parting of the hair?’
Sita replied, ‘It is for the good of Sri Ram.’
Hanuman, who always wanted to do something for Sri Ram, immediately took the vermilion powder and smeared it all over his body.
To a stunned Mata Sita, Hanuman said ‘If you have to wear a red dot on forehead to achieve good of Sri Ram, I need to smear my whole body with red paint to achieve the good of Sri Ram.
From that day, Lord Hanuman’s images are painted red.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary

Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary is annually observed on May 22. The day is remembered by thousands of people around world. His birthday is marked by remembering his contribution in bettering the world in which he lived. He was born on May 22, 1972.


Raja Ram Mohan Roy was one of the great reformers of India who challenged unethical practices Hindu society and culture and fought for women's rights and for an end to the practice of ‘sati.’
He died in 1833 while visiting Bristol in Britain.

Dev Jaiteer Yatra at Tulas near Vengurla in Sindhudurg District – Dev Jatir Temple Festival at Tulas

Dev Jatir Yatra is annually held in Vaishakh month. It is the annual festival and fair the famous DevJaiteerTemple at Tulas near Vengurla in Maharashtra. The jatra attracts thousands of devotees. Dev Jaiteer Yatra 2019 date is June 3.
The annually festival is famous very unique rituals, jatra, arrival of pilgrims and procession. The jatra attracts villagers from nearby villages and town.
Dev Jatir Yatra is annually observed on Vaishakh Amavasya day or the no moon day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ashwini Nakshatra Color – Ashwini Nakshatra Lucky Colour

There are two shades of red color that is associated with Ashwini Nakshatra. The Ashwini Nakshatra lucky colour are Blood Red, Red and Orange. Wearing red or orange color dress and red or orange color stones are good for this Nakshatra born people.
Please note that some regions and communities have a different color for Ashwini Nakshatra like maganta or other shades of red.
Wearing red or orange color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for Ashwini Nakshatra people.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Red or orange color stones.

Matching Stars for Chithira Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Chithira Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Chithira Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Chithira Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Chithira first half is in Kanya Rashi. The second half of the Nakshatra is in Tula Rashi. Matching Star for Chithira Nakshatra Male are: Matching Star for Chithira Nakshatra Male born in first half of the nakshatra
Tiruvathira, Punirtham ¾, Atham, Chithira second half, Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Moolam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Pooruruttathi ¼, and Revathi.
Matching Star for Chithira Nakshatra Male born in last two quarter or last half of the Nakshatra
Ashwathy, Kartika, Rohini, Punirtham ¼, Ayiliyam, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Moolam, Uthradam, Thiruonam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi and Revathi.

Matching Stars for Atham Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Atham Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Atham Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Atham Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Atham Nakshatra Male are:
Makayiram last two quarter, Tiruvathira, Punirtham ¾, Uthram, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam first half, Pooruruttathi ¼, Uthrittathi and Revathi.

Eight Planets Which Influence 12 hours of Day in Hindu Astrology – Navgrahas during Day Time

Except for Ketu, all the other 8 planets, or navgrahas, are believed to have an influence during the 12 hours of day as per Hindu astrology. These planets are called Yama Graha and have control from sunrise to sunset.
The Yama Graha Planets are:
Sun (Ravi or Surya) Moon (Chandra) Mars (Mangal) Mercury (Budha) Jupiter (Guru) Venus (Shukra) Saturn (Shani) Rahu
Rahu and Shani are considered inauspicious. The period controlled by Rahu is known as Rahu Kalam. Each planet controls 90 minutes of a day.

Chakrabjapooja at Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram – Chakrabjapuja

Chakrabjapooja is an ancient ritual performed at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. It is a very rare ritual and is performed to appease Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu, Surya and Chandra. The five-hour-long pooja is based on the “kalachakra” (wheel of time).
Chakrabjapuja ritual involves an elaborate homam performed by the main temple priest at the Bhadradeepapura in the temple.
The chakrabjapooja is considered one of the most complicated rituals in the Kerala school of tantra. 
The puja involves drawing of the padmam - a drawing on the floor for tantric rituals. It is created by experts. Devotees can conduct the pooja as an offering.
Devotees can offer the puja as an offering in two categories, an elaborate version costing Rs 40,000 and another costing Rs  15,000.
The elaborate Chakrabjapooja is the most costly puja in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
The ritual which was last performed 30 years ago was restarted on Vishu 2015.

Sayings from the Literary Works of Kalidasa

No man can ever be in the bottom forever, as the wheel of fortune slowly turns one is sure to be at the top sometime or other. It has never fallen to anyone to be extremely happy or unlucky and lonely and it is natural that as the wheel of time marches inexorably, some are at the top and others at the bottom.
An auspicious thing is sought by one who seeks to counteract adverse circumstances, or by one who longs for prosperity; what has one who has no desire to do with such things.
Even a miser does not ignore a friend in need.
The purity of gold can be tested only when it is put through the fire.
Knowledge imparted only to a fit recipient will yield the desired result.
Only he can be considered a courageous person whose mind is not disturbed by tempting objects.

Thalappoli Festival at Parakkottukavu Devi Temple at Thiruvilwamala in Kerala

Thalappoli Festival at ParakkottukavuDeviTemple is observed on the last Sunday in Meda Masam (April – May). The Thalappoli is part of the most important temple festival at the shrine located at Thiruvilwamala in Kerala. In 2015, Parakkottukavu Thalappoli is on May 10. The festival is also famous for Vedikettu or fireworks.
Thalappoli is a unique feature of temple festival in Kerala. Girls, unmarried women and married women carry lighted lamps and move in a procession to the temple. It is performed for peace and prosperity.
Thousands of people from nearby villages and towns arrive to witness the festival which is also famous for display of caparisoned elephants and fireworks.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and is an important Shakti Shrine in the region.

Jogeshwari Yatra at Udgaon near Shirole in Kolhapur District – Udgaon Jogeshwari Temple Festival

Udgaon Jogeshwari Yatra is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the annually festival and fair at the famous JogeshwariTemple at Udgaon near Shirole in Kolhapur District. Jogeshwari Yatra at Udgaon in 2019 is on June 3.
The festival attracts hundreds of devotees to the shrine dedicated to Goddess Jogeshwari. The important rituals include procession of the deity.
Udgaon Jogeshwari Yatra is annually observed on Vaishakh Amavasya day or the no moon day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Mahalakshmi Ambabai Utsav at Kalambe Tarf Thane near Kolhapur

Mahalakshmi Ambabai Utsav is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the important festival at MahalakshmiAmbabaiTemple at Kalambe Tarf Thane near Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Mahalakshmi Ambabai Utsav 2019 date is May 30. The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees.
The main rituals include procession of the deity.
Mahalakshmi Ambabai Utsav is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Siddheshwar Maharaj Utsav at Kolhapur in Maharashtra – Siddheshwar Maharaj Festival at Kolhapur

Siddheshwar Maharaj Utsav at Kolhapur is annually observed in Vaishakh month. The festival is dedicated to Saint Siddheshwar Maharaj. The ashram and sacred place associated with the saint is located at Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Siddheshwar Maharaj Utsav 2019 date is May 25.
The fair and festival attracts thousands of followers Siddheshwar Maharaj.
Siddheshwar Maharaj is annually held on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ram Siddh Maharaj Yatra at Ramhingani Village near Solapur - Ramsiddh Maharaj Festival

Ram Siddh Maharaj Yatra is annually held in Vaishakh month. It is the annual festival dedicated to Ram Siddh Maharaj. The fair and festival is annually held at RamhinganiVillage near Solapur in Maharashtra. Ram Siddh Maharaj Yatra 2019 date is May 26.
The day of the jatra attract scores of devotees to RamhinganiVillage. The sacred spot dedicated to Ram Siddh Maharaj is the epicenter of activities.
Ram Siddh Maharaj Yatra is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vitthal Birdev Annual Yatra at Pattan Kodoli village near Kolhapur – Birdev Janmotsav Festival at Pattan Kodoli

Vitthal Birdev Annual Yatra is observed in Vaishakh month at Pattan Kodoli village in Hatkangale Taluka near Kolhapur. It is the birth anniversary or Janmotsav Festival of Vitthal Birdev Maharaj. Vitthal Birdev Annual Yatra in 2019 is on May 22.



The annual fair and festival attracts thousands of devotees to Pattan Kodoli village. Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Vitthal Birdev.
Vitthal Birdev Annual Yatra is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shiva Parvati and the Origin of Rudra Veena Musical Instrument

The origin of some of the important musical instruments associated with Hindu culture is traced back to Shiva. Rudra Veena which is named after Shiva is believed to have been created by Lord Shiva. Rudra is one among the numerous names of Lord Shiva.

Legend has it that the inspiration to create Rudra Veena came to Shiva when he once saw Parvati sleeping with her hands on chest.
Hand of Parvati is the long handle of Rudra Veena, her bangles the frets and her bosom the Tumba or gourds.
It is said that Lord Shiva wanted to surprise Parvati with the music of Rudra Veena when she woke up.
It is also believed that Shiva and Parvati used to dance to the music that emanated from the Rudra Veena.
Another legend has it that Lord Shiva played this instrument when he created Brahamanda or universe.

Janubai Yatra at Bhose near Sangli – Bhose Janubai Devi Temple Festival

Janubai Yatra at Bhose near Sangli is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the annual temple festival at BhoseJanubaiDeviTemple. The jatra attracts hundreds of devotees. Janubai Yatra 2019 date at Bhose is May 22.
The annual fair and festival attracts villagers from nearby areas. The main rituals include palkhi carrying.
Bhose Janubai Devi Temple Yatra is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Basava Mahaswami Rathotsav at Bilur near Jath in Maharashtra

Basava Mahaswami Rathotsav is observed in Vaishakh month. It is the annual festival dedicated to Basava Mahaswami at Bilur in Jath Taluka in Maharashtra. Basava Mahaswami Rathotsav 2019 date is May 20. Hundreds of devotees attend this annual chariot festival.
This annual festival and fair is organized at the shrine in Bilur associated with Basava Mahaswami.
Basava Mahaswami Rathotsav is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Murungai Kai and Lord Muruga – Origin of Drumstick in Hindu Tradition

Murungai Kai, Moringa Oleifera or Drumstick, is associated with Lord Muruga. It is the vegetable of Muruga, son of Shiva. Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmugham, Subrahmanya and Kartikeya. He is the commander of the army of devas. He is also the most handsome god and associated with virility.
The widespread belief is that Murungai Kai was given to all living beings on earth by Muruga. The vegetable gets its name from Murugan and Kai. Kai means vegetable. It is the vegetable that appeared from the hand of Muruga.
Drumstick has numerous medicinal uses. It is believed that Murungai Kai helps in strengthening of the sexual organs.

Tukamai Maharaj Punyatithi at Yehlegaon Village near Hingoli – Shri Tukaraam-Chaitanya Maharaj Punyatithi

Tukamai Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Jyeshta month. It is the death anniversary of Shri Tukaram-Chaitanya Maharaj – a great saint in Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra during the 18th century. Tukamai Maharaj Punyatithi 2019 date is June 10. The day is of importance at YehlegaonVillage near Hingoli in Maharashtra.
Pujas, satsangs and philanthropic activities are organized on the day in memory of Tukamai Maharaj. Hundreds of people visit Yehlegaon on the day.
Tukamai Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

If birthday falls on Friday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Friday, as per Hindu astrology the person will have a positive year with prosperity. He/she will get honor, good wealth and good relationships. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Friday, it is good to offer prayers to Goddess Durga. Chanting prayers dedicated to Goddess Durga are highly auspicious.

Matching Stars for Uthram Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Uthram Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Uthram Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Uthram Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Uthram Nakshatra first quarter is in Chinga kurru or Leo zodiac. The next three quarter is in Kanni Kurru or Virgo Zodiac.  Matching Star for Uthram Nakshatra Male are:Uthram Nakshatra first quarter born boy: Rohini, Makayiram first half, Punirtham ¼, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttahi and Revathi – born girls are suitable for Uthram Nakshatra first quarter born male.
Uthram Nakshatra last three quarter born boy:
Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Avittam first half, Uthrittathi and Revathi – born girls are suitable for Uthram Nakshatra last three quarter born male.

Matching Stars for Pooram Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Pooram Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Pooram Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Pooram Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Pooram Nakshatra Male are:
Rohini, Tiruvathira, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Triketta, Moolam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Pooruruttahi and Revathi – born girls are suitable for Pooram born male.

What is Ego or Ahamkara? – Ramana Maharshi Answers

The jiva, or individual being, expressing itself as “I” is called the ego, or ahamkara. Jiva is that being which identifies its existence with that of life in the physical body.
The pure consciousness has no ego-sense about it. Neither can the physical body, which is, by itself, inert have this ego-sense.
In between the two, namely the Self, or pure consciousness, and the inert, physical body, there arises most mysteriously the ego-sense or “I” notion, the hybrid, which is neither of them and flourishes as jiva, or individual being.
This jiva is the root cause of all that is futile and undesirable in life.
If, therefore, it is destroyed by any possible means, That which ever is alone remains resplendent or that which really exists will be seen as it is. This indeed is liberation or emancipation.
Ramana Maharshi

Neelam Ratna Benefits – Neelam Ratna Effect

Neelam Ratna is associated with Saturn and there for it benefits are mostly in removing the troubles associated with Shani. Neelam stone helps in removing all the bad effect of Navgraha Shani.
Neelam Ratna Benefits:
Long life Wealth Happiness Good health Discipline One will become responsible. You will become more humble and affectionate Helps in restoring lost wealth and property. Helps barren women get children.

Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir – Dattatreya Temple at Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi near Kolhapur

Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir is located around 22 km from Sangli and around 44 km from Kolhapur in Maharashtra. The place is also known as Narsobachiwadi or Narsobawadi. The DattatreyaTemple here is associated with Sri Narasimha Saraswati, a follower of Sri Dattatreya. The place is known as Narsinhwadi after the famous saint.
Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir is located on the confluence of five rivers – Siva, Bhadra, Kumbhi, Bhagwati and Saraswati. The rivers merge in the KrishnaRiver.



Padukas of Sri Narasimha Saraswati is worshipped in the shrine here. There is also a beautiful murti of Dattatreya.
Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir is located in a scenic place and there are numerous shrines and sacred places here.
Narsobachiwadi – Narsobawadi is around 22 km from Sangli city in Maharashtra.

Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai

Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Punyatithi is observed in Jyeshta month. It is the death anniversary of Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai – the brave queen and warrior who fought valiantly against the British. Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Punyatithi 2019 date is June 9. As per Gregorian calendar she died on June 17, 1858.
Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai fought against the British during the first war of Independence in 1857.


When her husband died, Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai was denied to rule her kingdom and the British took over the reigns.
She took over the kingdom by defeating the British and declared independence.
The British returned to take back the city of Jhansi and in the battle she inflicted serious damage to the British army but was defeated.
She then took refuge in Kalpi. She died fighting in the battle of Kotah ki Serai.
Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai Punyatithi as per Hindu lunar calendar is observed on Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon.

Bharani Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Bharani birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Bharani Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Bharani Nakshatra Born People is Indian gooseberry tree or phylanthus emblica.

The Hindi name of the Bharani Nakshatra Tree is Amla The Telugu name is Usiri, Usirikaya The Malayalam name is Nelli or Nellikaya Tamil Name is Nelli Kannada name is Betta nelli or Amalaka In Marathi it is known as Amla or Awla. Bengali name is Amloki
Bharani Nakshatra born people should plant the Indian gooseberry tree. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Brihaspateshwara Mahadev – Brihaspateshwara Form of Shiva

Brihaspateshwara Mahadev is a unique form of Shiva worshipped in some rare temples. Brihaspateshwara form of Shiva is associated with Brihaspati, the god worshipped on Thursday or Guruvar. A temple dedicated Brihaspateshwara Mahadev is located at Ujjain.
The shrine is located near SankatmochanHanumanTemple and SwapneshwaraMahadevTemple in Ujjain.
Brihaspati Dev is worshipped in the form of a Shivling.
The main offering includes yellow flowers and other yellow-colored puja items.
The important day in a week is Thursday or Brihaspativar.

If birthday falls on Thursday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Thursday, as per Hindu astrology the person will get various types of clothes. He/she will have a prosperous year. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Thursday, it is good to offer prayers to Vishu and Goddess Lakshmi. Chanting prayers dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are highly meritorious. One can chant ‘om namo Narayana nama’.

Matching Stars for Makam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Makam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Makam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Makam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Makam Nakshatra Male are:
Karthika ¾ , Rohini, Makayiram first quarter, Punirtham ¼ , Ayiliyam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthiradam, Tiruonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttahi and Uthrittathi – born girls are suitable for Makam born male.

Matching Stars for Ayiliyam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Ayiliyam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Ayiliyam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Ayiliyam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Ayiliyam Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathly, Bharani, Karthika ¾ , Tiruvathira, Pooyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Uthradam ¾ ,  Thiruonam and Avittam first quarter – born girls are suitable for Ayiliyam born male.

Paripadal – Tamil Songs Dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu and Muruga

Paripadal is a Tamil text believed to have been written during the Sangam Age and is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and Muruga. The text gets the name from the Paripaadal meter used to write the songs. There are 8 songs dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu, 31 are dedicated to Muruga, one to Varuna, 26 to Vaigai and four to Madurai city.
Paripadal is not written by a single person. Numerous people composed the poems. At the end of each verse, the name of the poet who wrote the verse, the name of the person who set it to tune and the raga in which it has to be sung are mentioned.
The verses mainly glorify the deities. It also gives key information and relevance of the subject matter during the Sangam Era.  The Hindu explains the verses dedicated to Vishnu here.
The verses on Vishnu say that He is the heat of the fire; the fragrance of the flowers; the truth in words; the embodiment of love; the light in a flame; the coolness of the moon. Vishnu is all of these, says the Paripadal, elaborat…

Hindu Story on Why Snakes Shed Their Skin

Nagas, or Snakes (especially cobras and hooded serpents) are worshipped in Hinduism. Finding the Nagas near abandoned termite hills (anthills) is considered highly auspicious. There is an interesting Hindu story that explains why snakes shed old skin and grow new skin.

The Churning of Ocean, or Samudra Manthan, was performed by the Devas (demi gods) and Asuras (demons) to get Amrut or the nectar of immortality. After getting the pot of Amrut from Dhanvantri, a fight broke out between Devas and Asuras as to who will first consume the Amrut.

The Amrut pot was kept on the ground many times during the confrontation and some of it spilled on to the ground. The nagas, or snakes, is believed to have rolled on the grass on which the pot of Amrut was kept.

That is why they are able to shed their old skin and grow new skin – thus they are symbols of renewal and regeneration.

Shukracharya and Vamana Incarnation of Lord Vishnu – How Shukra Acharya Lost his One Eye?

Shukracharya was the son of Sage Bhrigu and he was also the guru and priest of the Demons or Asuras. Shukracharya was blind in one eye. He had lost his one eye to Vamana the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There is an interesting story which explains how Shukra Acharya lost his one eye in the Puranas.
When Lord Vishnu appeared as Lord Vamana in the yajna or the sacrifice ground of King Bali, Shukracharya sensed an impending danger. Shukracharya warned King Bali that this dwarf was no ordinary human being but it was Sri Hari Vishnu in disguise.

But King Bali was pleased to make any offering that the little Vamana asked. He said to King Bali that what more can I achieve when God Sri Hari Vishnu is standing before me and asking for Dhana (gift).
King Bali readily agreed to give the three steps of land that was asked by Vamana.
Now it was the duty of the head priest (Shukracharya) to read the mantras and pour water from the vessel to ratify the dhana.
To deny the Dhana, Shukracharya…

Janardan Swami Punyatithi at Katol near Nagpur

Janardan Swami Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Janardan Swami. Janardan Swami Punyatithi 2019 date is May 31. The day is of great significance at Katol and Nagpur in Maharashtra.
Hundreds of devotees participate in the puja and other rituals organized by devotees of the pious soul. The saintly person had spread the teaching of love and dharma among people.
Janardan Swami Punyatithi is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

If birthday falls on Wednesday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Wednesday, as per Hindu astrology the person will do good in studies, interviews and exams. He/she will perform well in studies and jobs. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Wednesday, it is good to offer prayers to Sri Krishna. Chanting prayers dedicated to Sri Krishna are highly meritorious. One can chant ‘om namo vasudevaya’.

Matching Stars for Pooyam Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Pooyam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Pooyam Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Pooyam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Pooyam Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Uthradam ¾  and Thiruonam.

Matching Stars for Punirtham Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Punirtham Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Punirtham Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. Punirtham first three quarter is based on Mithuna Rashi. Punirtham last quarter is based on Karka Rashi
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male born in the first three quarter of the Nakshatra: Rohini, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, Tiruonam.
Matching Star for Punirtham Nakshatra Male born in the last quarter of the Nakshatra: Ashwathy, Bharani, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam, Anizham, Triketta, Moolam, Pooradam, and Thiruonam.

Ashwathama in Mahabharata – Why He Is Still Alive?

Ashwathama is one among the seven Chiranjeevis (without death) mentioned in the Puranas – as a result of curse by Sri Krishna he still alive and roams on earth with a body full of oozing warts. Ashwathama is the son of Drona and Kripi. He got the name Ashwathama as he cried like a horse when he was born.
At the end of the Mahabharata war only Ashwathama, Kripar and Krittivarma survived. Before dying, Duryodhana made Ashwathama the leader of the Kauravas. He promised Duryodhana that he will kill all the Pandavas.
That night Ashwathama walked into the tent of the Pandvas and killed all the sons of Pandavas and set the camp on fire.
Arjuna and Bhima went after Ashwathama to kill him. On seeing them approaching he used the Brahmastra which had the power to cause massive destruction.

Arjuna also used his Brahmastra to vanquish Ashwathama.
If the two brahmastras collide it will be the end of the world. All the saints who witnessed the battle requested Arjuna and Aswhathama to take back the…

Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi

Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Chokhamela who lived during the 14th century. Sant Chokhamela Punyatithi 2019 date is May 23.
Sant Chokhamela was an ardent devotee of Lord Vitthal. He wrote numerous abhangs in praise of Vithoba.

Sant Chokhamela found an apt teacher in Namdev.
Legend has it that Sant Chokhamela died when a wall collapsed. His devotion to Vithoba was so great that bones of the dead Chokhamela were still chanting Vitthal, Vitthal, apparently yearning to visit the Vitthal temple. The bones were buried at the footsteps of the Vitthal temple.
The Samadhi of Sant Chokhamela is located in front of the PandarpurVithobaTemple.

The death anniversary is annually observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ashwathy Nakshatra Color – Aswathy Nakshatra Lucky Colour

There are two shades of red color that is associated with Aswathy Nakshatra. The Ashwathy Nakshatra lucky colour are Blood Red, Red and Orange. Wearing red or orange color dress and red or orange color stones are good for this Nakshatra born people.
Please note that some regions and communities have a different color for Aswathy Nakshatra like maganta or other shades of red.
Wearing red or orange color dress for interviews, competitions etc are lucky for Ashwathy Nakshatra people.
For financial solutions, freedom from debt, for attain wealth etc., you can wear Red or orange color stones.

Why do some Hindu men keep choti – a braid of long hair on top of the head?

Many Hindu men especially priests, or pujaris, keep a braid of long hair and this is known as choti or Shikha. Some men belonging to certain Hindu communities also keep a small amount of hair on the head after shaving the complete hair for performing the Shradh ceremony. The priests and some male members of the certain Hindu community tie a simple knot at the end of the long hair.
Some Hindu holy scriptures like the Katyayan smriti suggest that rituals, charity, penance and fast performed without choti has no value.
Symbolically choti is a restraint that one places upon oneself and intended to remind the person and those approaching him about the ideals and principles in life. Some people also believe that the choti helps in controlling thoughts, feelings and emotions.

What is Yantra in Hinduism?

In Hindu religion, Yantra is a geometric composition used as a tool in meditation. It belongs to the Hindu Tantric tradition especially to the Shakti cult. Yantra is also the visual representation of the deity – Shiva Shakti.

The Sanskrit word Yantra is derived from two words – the root ‘yam’ and ‘trana.’ ‘Yan’ means representing ‘the essence of a concept’ and ‘tra’ means ‘liberation from bondage.’ Once the geometric form is composed, it becomes the symbolic representation of Devi or Shakti.
The most important part in a Yantra is the Bindu, the point in the center of a Yantra, which represents the supreme consciousness.
 When the word Bindu or point is used in the Yantra, it has a very wide meaning and application. The Bindu is the first and foremost step in the physical visualization of Brahman, the formless. 
Everything else is the extension of the Bindu or the point. There are several different types of Yantra and the most famous one is the Sri Yantra. Yantras are mainly associa…

Parnerkar Maharaj Varishkotsav at Parner in Ahmednagar

Parnerkar Maharaj Varishkotsav is observed in Vaishakh month. This is annual celebration associated with Parnerkar Maharaj. The main rituals and spiritual programs are organized at Parner in Ahmednagar district. Parnerkar Maharaj Varishkotsav 2019 date is May 30.
The Varishkotsav attracts hundreds of people.
Parnerkar Maharaj Varishkotsav is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Samudra Manthan and Goddess Lakshmi – The Reason for Undertaking Churning of Ocean in Hinduism

Samudra Manthan is the churning of the ocean performed by Asuras (demons) and Devas (gods) to obtain Amrita or elixir of life and this is an important incident in Hinduism. But there is an interesting episode mentioned in the Vishnu Purana which suggests that the need to perform Samudra Manthan arose after Goddess Lakshmi disappeared from the world due to a curse.


Sage Durvasa once received a flower garland which had a unique fragrance. While roaming through the forest with the garland, Durvasa came across Lord Indra (king of demigods) who was sitting atop his white elephant Airavat. The Sage gifted the garland to Lord Indra and he placed it on the head of Airavat.
Airavat wanted to know the reason for the unique fragrance and using his trunk he tried to get the garland. But unfortunately the garland fell down and the elephant stamped on it.
Durvasa happened to see this and he thought it was done purposefully to insult him. He thought that Indra has gone arrogant with wealth, power a…

Rahu Ketu Puja at Srikalahasti Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Rahu Ketu Puja at SrikalahastiTemple is performed to ward off inauspiciousness in life, which arises due to the bad positioning of Navgrahas Rahu and Ketu in one’s horoscope. The popular belief is that performing the puja at SrikalahastiTemple in Andhra Pradesh in highly meritorious.

The ritual is mainly performed on Sunday and Monday. Another auspicious day chosen to perform the puja is Amavasya or No moon day. The puja is performed during Rahu Kalam – the most inauspicious time in a day as per Hindu astrology.


The New Indian Express writes about the puja  Kalahasthi is popular for its ‘Rahu-Ketu’ puja, which draws not just Indians, but also NRIs and foreigners from all over the world, especially Russia.  It may not be unsurprising, therefore, that the revenue earned through the puja exceeds the donations gained through the hundi by almost five times. While collection through hundi stood at Rs 7.25 crore during 2011-12, the revenue generated through ‘Rahu-Ketu’ pujas stood at Rs 30.2…

Dagdusheth Ganpati Timings – Opening and Closing and Darshan Timings at Dagdusheth Ganpati Temple in Pune

DagdushethGanpatiTemple is Pune is one of the most important Ganesha Shrines in Maharashtra. Detail Dagdusheth Ganpati Timings are given below. Please note that the temple has extended timings during important festivals and rituals. There is also extended timing during Sankashti days. Opening and Closing and Darshan Timings might vary during grahan and during important rituals.


Dagdusheth Ganpati Timings
Daily TempleTimings – 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM  Darshan for General Public: 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM 8:15 AM to 1:30 AM 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM 3:15 PM to 8:00 PM 8:15 PM to 10:30 PM 10:45 PM to 11:00 PM
Important Puja Timings
Sakalchi Aarti – 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM
Naivedyam and Noon Aarti – 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Madhyana Aarti – 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Mukhya Aarti – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Shejarti – 10:30 PM TO 10:45 PM

Sant Muktai Punyatithi at Muktainagar in Maharashtra – Muktabai Punyatithi

Sant Muktai Punyatithi is annually observed in Vaishakh month. It is the death anniversary of Muktai or Muktabai - younger sister of Sant Dnyaneshwar. The day is of great importance at Muktainagar in Maharashtra. Sant Muktai Punyatithi 2019 date is May 29.
Sant Muktai attained Samādhi on the banks of TaptiRiver at a place called Mehun which is 15 km from Muktainagar.
The main pujas and other rituals are observed at the MuktaiTemple located here.
Sant Muktai Punyatithi is observed on Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Matching Stars for Rohini Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Rohini Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Rohini Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Rohini Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Rohini Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Makayiram, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Anizham, Pooruruttahi first ¾ - born girls are good for Rohini Nakshatra male.

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Matching Stars for Rohini Born Female

Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti

Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti is annually observed in Vaishakh month. The day is of great importance in many Ganesha temples in Maharashtra. Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti 2019 date is May 18.
Important temples dedicated to Pushtipati Vinayak at Odhav Nagar and near Baramati observe special prayers and pujas on the day.
Pushtipati Vinayak Jayanti is observed on Vaishakh Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

If birthday falls on Tuesday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Tuesday, as per Hindu astrology the person will face serious health issues. He/she will fight numerous diseases for a year. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Tuesday, it is good to offer prayers to Ganesha or Hanuman or any form of Goddess Durga. Chanting prayers dedicated to Ganesh, Hanuman and Goddess Durga are highly meritorious.

Matching Stars for Makayiram Nakshatram Born Boy – Matching Star for Makayiram Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Makayiram Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Makayiram Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star. The Makayiram star first two quarter are based on Edavakurru and the next two quarter are based on Mithuna Kurru.
Matching Star for Makayiram Nakshatra Male are:
Matching Star for Makayiram Nakshatra Male first two quarter:
Rohini, Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Ayiliyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Pooruruttathi ¾, and Revathi.
Matching Star for Makayiram Nakshatra Male last two quarter:
Tiruvathira, Punirtham, Ayilyam, Makam, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Vishakam, Uthradam, Tiruonam, Pooruruttathi 1/4, and Revathi.

Bengali Jaishto Month in 2018 – Jyeshtho Mash in Bangala Calendar - Joystha Month 2018

Jaishto month is the second month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2018, Jaishto Month in Bangala Calendar begins on May 16 and ends on June 15, 2018. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1425.

Purnima day in Jaishto month in 2018  is on May 29

The Aamabashya in Jaishto Mash is on June 13, 2018.

The two Ekadashis in the month are on May 25 and June 10, 2018.

The next month in Bengali Calendar is the Ashara month.

Symbolism in the water pot above Shivling

Majority of Shivling worshipped in temples and sacred places have pots hanging on top of the Shivling. A hole is made in the pot and water drips continuously on the Shivling. There is a symbolism attached to the water dripping from the pot. Legend has it that the water in the pot is meant to cool Shiva of the effects of drinking the halahala poison during the Samudra Manthan.

Symbolically the water dripping from the pot indicates that life is always about movement. There is no stagnation. If we become stagnant then we rot and this is against nature.
Life also ebbs out slowly like the water dripping from the pot. The short period that is available should be used to attain self realization.
Each moment in our life is like the water drop, we should dedicate it to the supreme truth. Perform our dharma by submitting all actions to the supreme truth.

Bhaumeshwari – About Goddess Bhaumeshwari

Goddess Bhaumeshwari is the mother of Mangal Grah (Mars) one of the Navgrahas. Some people consider her as a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Some consider her to be a manifestation of Mother Earth.
Mangal Grah was born when Shiva was fighting Antakasur. A drop of sweat from Shiva that fell on earth gave birth to Mangal. Thus Bhaumeshwari is another for Mother Earth.
A temple dedicated to Goddess Bhaumeshwari is located in the MangalnathTemple complex in Ujjain.