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Malayalam Calendar 2003 Online – Download Kerala Calendar year 2003 in jpeg format

Malayalam Calendar 2003 followed in Kerala is provided by the Deepika Newspaper. The 2003 year Malayalam calendar contains important festivals in Kerala and uses Malayalam language to mention Nakshatram and festival details. This Kerala calendar of 2003 of Deepika is not in pdf format but in jpeg format. But you can save the webpage or image format and use it.
You can try this to usethe main calendar link. (in this select the 2003 calendar for viewing)

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple Pooja Timings – Opening Closing and Darshan Time at Thirupudaimaruthur Temple in Tirunelveli

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple is a huge temple dedicated to Hindu God Shiva in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. Below is the Thirupudaimaruthur Temple pooja timings in detail. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions.

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple Pooja Timings: Morning - 5:00 AM to 11:30 AM Evening – 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Detail darshan timings Udaya Marthandam – 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM Vila Pooja – 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Uchikala Pooja – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Sayaratchai Pooja – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Arthajama Pooja – 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Bhima and the Story of Avial – Origin of Vegetable Dish Aviyal

Avial is a vegetable dish that is prepared in South India and it contains all important vegetables. The origin of Aviyal is traced to Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers. In the Mahabharata it is stated that the Kauravas led by Duryodhana and Dushansana one day poisoned Bhima. They then tied him and threw him into a river.

Kauravas thought he had been drowned and informed people that they saw Bhima drowning in the river. Pandavas too believed the Kauravas and they mourned the death of Bhima.

On the fifteenth day, a funeral feast was organized. Vegetables were cut for the feast and suddenly Bhima emerged from the river. Bhima who is always hungry was happy to see a feast being prepared.

Pandavas and other people were so happy to see Bhima alive and cancelled the funeral feast. This decision made Bhima unhappy.

Bhima said that one should not waste vegetables and spices and offered to cook a meal with it. He mixed all the vegetables and added some spices and lot of coconut and pre…

Pancha Brahma – The concept of Pancha Brahman

Pancha Brahma is a concept in Hindu tradition and it mentions that Brahman or Supreme Truth took form in five stages. Information about this concept is found in the Krishna Yajur Veda. It is narrated in the Pancha Brahma Upanishad, which is part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. The five forms are Sathyojatha, Aghora, Vamadeva, Thathpurusha and Ishana. Sathyojatha – is associated with Earth and SunGoddess Lakshmi and BrahmaOMRig VedaHousehold fireMantrasYellow colorSeven notesThis form provides all that is wished for. Aghora is associated with Water and moonGoddess ParvatiYajur VedaFire of southFifty lettersBlue colorThis form destroys all evil Vamadeva is associated with FireSama VedaWhite colorYajna of fireIt provides knowledge and destroys sin Thathpurusha is associated with All functions of Brahman or Supreme TruthAirAtharva VedaRed colorIt is the basis of all strengths Ishana This form encompasses all the other four forms. What is heard and seen is this form. There is another concept of…

Story of Ganga Lahiri – A Poem by Jagannatha – Mother Ganga Who Embraces Lovers

Ganga Lahiri, dedicated to Ganga River, is a poem composed by Jagannatha, a poet at the court of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan during the 17th century. Jagannatha, a Brahmin, fell in love with a Muslim woman. Here is the story of the composition of Ganga Lahiri.
The poet and his lover were banished by their communities. They were forced to flee. Wherever they went, they were ostracised. After wandering for several years, they reached Kashi (Varanasi). Here too they were unwelcome.
The couple sat atop the 52 steps of the Panchaganga Ghat on the banks of Ganga River in Varnasi.
Here Jagannatha composed the 52 verses of Ganga Lahiri. It extols Ganga River as mother, comforter and the last refuge of all who are rejected and are helpless.
Legend has it that Ganga River ascended step by step as each verse was composed. When 52 verses were completed, Mother Ganga embraced the poet and his beloved and carried them away.
A few verses from Ganga Lahiri Translated by Diana Eck. I come to you as…

Matching Stars for Poosam Nakshatra Born Boy – Matching Star for Poosam Nakshatra Male

Matching stars for Poosam Nakshatra born boy as per Tamil Nadu/Tamil jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Poosam Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.

Matching Star for Poosam Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwini, Punarpoosam, Aslesha, Magha, Uttara Phalguni, Hastam, Swathii, Vishaka, Anusham, Sravishta, Uttara Shada ¾ and Sravana.

Athalanallur Temple Contact Address and Phone Number

Athalanallur Temple near Ambasamudram is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is popularly known as Gajendra Varadan Temple or Sri Bhoomi Nila Samedha Aadhimoola Perumal Temple. Contact details of the temple with contact address and phone number is given below.

Arulmigu Gajendravaradaswamy Temple
Athalanallur Village near Veeravanallur Near Ambasamudram Athalanallur - 642954 Tirunelveli District. Phone number: + 91- 4634 - 287195 Executive Officer: 99411 28535

ASI Planning To Do GPR Survey to Locate Lost Ninth Century Hindu Temple in Assam

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is planning to conduct a Ground Penetrating Radio (GPR) survey to locate a lost ninth century Hindu Temple in Assam. It is believed that the shrine hidden beneath the ground. The temple is located at Bhitoripam village in Lakhimpur district. Times of India reports  Guwahati Circle of ASI said they had already sent a proposal for the GPR survey to the office of the director-general of ASI in Delhi and were awaiting an approval. The Guwahati circle of ASI, as part of a trial excavation, unearthed remains of a temple thought to have been lost at Bhitoripam village in Lakhimpur district. The site's historic importance was brought to the fore when stone blocks supposedly belonging to a temple were unearthed. Once approved by the director-general's office, a GPR survey will be carried out across a 75mX50m area to locate the core of the ancient structure. The main purpose of the GPR survey will be to know the exact nature, dimension and core struc…

Kela Devi Temple Navratri Mela in Rajasthan - Mandir Shri Kela Devi Ji

KelaDeviTemple, near Bharatpur in Karauli District in Rajasthan, is dedicated to Shri Kela Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Durga. The temple attracts nearly 500,000 people during the Chaitra and Ashwin Navratri. Kela Devi Temple 2018 Navratri mela and festival is from October 10 to October 18. Kela Devi Temple Chaitra Navratri is from April 6 to April 14, 2019.
KelaDeviTemple is 25 km south of Karauli and is 35 km from Bharatpur Railway Station.
The temple belongs to the 17th century and there are two murtis of Shri Kela Devi Ji in the mandir. A unique feature of the stone murti is that it is slightly reclined as the neck of the Goddess is in bending posture.
A mela is held during the Navratri. Thousands of people arrive from different parts of India to participate in the fair and festival.

Good date in December 2017 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in December 2017

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in December 2016 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is present daily) while joining new job in December 2017. The dates are based on India Standard Time.

Good dates in December 2017 for Joining Job

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM
December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5
December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM
December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11
December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20
December 21
December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24
December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28
December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31

To forget any thought, do not think about it, think about something else – Swami Sarvagatananda

The more you try to forget something, the more you remember it. You cannot forget anything. Any conscious attempt to forget strengthens the thought; you remember it all the more.
To forget any thought, do not think about it, think about something else. That is, put your mind somewhere else, then the mind goes away from the unwanted thought. If certain memories are not pleasant, get away from them by putting the mind on something more sublime. That is why in spiritual life you are asked to think of God, repeat God’s name even when you are disturbed by some memory.
To blot out a memory, think of something which is closer to your heart and soul. . . . Simply telling the mind not to entertain a thought does not stop it, give it something better, something more divine, something more precious, and the mind holds on to that.
Keeping the mind on some divine thought, divine name, is of great spiritual significance; psychologically it helps us a lot; you can avoid many problems, many difficu…

How Indrajith was able to defeat Hanuman in the Ramayana?

The battle between Hanuman and Indrajith is mentioned in the Kishkinda Kandha of Ramayana. Did Indrajith Hanuman or did Hanuman feign defeat? Hanuman who was searching for Mata Sita discovers her in Ashokavana in Lanka. After discovering Mata Sita, Hanuman wrecks havoc in Lanka. Rakshasa army is deployed to capture Hanuman but they are all killed. In the battle to capture Hanuman, Ravana’s son Aksha is also killed.
Ravana then summons his most powerful son, Indrajith. The unusual strength of Hanuman baffled Ravana and that is the reason why he deputed Indrajit to capture Hanuman.
Indrajit rushed to the neighborhood of Ashokavana. Hanuman was eagerly waiting for the arrival of next rakshasa contingent.
The battle between Hanuman and Indrajit was thrilling and destructive. Indrajit was frustrated as his arrows had no power on Hanuman.
Finally, Indrajit took up the Brahmastra and decided to bind him with it.
Hanuman as a respect for Brahma allowed himself to be bound by the Brhmastra.

How Karna Became The Friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas in the Mahabharat?

In the Mahabharat, Karna, though born of Kunti, mother of Pandavas, was abandoned on birth and he was brought up by a charioteer and as such considered as a charioteer’s son. Karna became the friend of Duryodhana and Kauravas as they gave him social and political status, which was long denied to him.
After training in arms, Kauravas and Pandavas were given an arena to display their talent. Karna arrived there and insisted on participating and challenging Arjuna who was considered as a great archer.
However, people raised objection to his participation stating that he was not of royal blood and was the son of mere charioteer.
Duryodhana was looking for someone who could challenge Arjun. He found an ideal candidate in Karna. He ceased the opportunity and declared Karna as the king of the Anga territory.
Thus, Karna got the right to fight in the tournament arranged for royal blood.
This one act got Duryodhana the lifelong support of Karna.
Karna’s friendship and loyalty was so thick th…

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli District

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva at Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur near Ambasamudram. The original name of the temple is Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple and is a very popular shrine in this region of Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu.

It is believed that Lord Shiva gave darshan to Indra, the king of Devas, near the Marutham tree located in the temple complex.



The sanctum sanctorum has a huge Shivling, which is known as Pudaar Jeeneshwarar or Narumbunathar. The Shivling leans slightly towards the left side and has marks of scratches made by deer and sickle cut.

Consort of Shiva here is known as Gomati. Her murti is made of Rudraksha and it is tall and beautiful. She carries a parrot in her right arm and her shrine is similar to that of Narumbunathar.

Outside the sanctum of Narumbunathar there are a pair of Dwarapalakas. The murtis of Anugnai Vinayaka and Bala Subrahmanya are located here.

There is another set of Dwarapalakas at t…

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple Contact Address and Phone Number

Thirupudaimaruthur Temple near Ambasamudram is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Contact details of the temple with contact address and phone number is given below.

Arulmigu Narumbunathaswamy Temple Thirupudaimaruthur Village near Veeravanallur Village Near Ambasamudram Thirupudaimaruthur - 627426 Tirunelveli District. Phone number: +91- 4634 - 287244 Executive Officer: 99411 28535

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti

Shri Chakrapani Maharaj was a great saint in the Bhakti tradition in Hinduism and his teachings inspired in the formation of Mahanubhava sect. Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti 2018 date is October 2. This is the birth anniversary of the great saint.
The five great gurus in the Mahanubhava sect are Sri Krishna, Lord Dattatreya, Shri Chakrapani, Govinda Prabhu and Chakradhar Swami.
Mahanubhava Sect follows the Bhakti tradition of Vaishnavism but does not follow complicated rituals.
Shri Chakrapani Maharaj Jayanti is annually observed on the Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi – ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindi Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Hindi Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Telugu Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Telugu Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Tamil Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Story of Dandakaranya Forest – Story of Dandaka Forest in the Ramayana

During their exile period Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman reaches the Dandakaranya forest. It was a dreadful forest and few dared to cross it. The story of Dandaka forest is symbolic.
Legend has it that Dandakaranya was once a flourishing kingdom with a huge population of people. It was known as Janasthan and was ruled of King Danda. During a hunting expedition, King Danda came across a beautiful woman Aruja. The king was smitten by her beauty and violated her.



Aruja was the daughter of Sage Shukra. She ran crying to her father. On hearing the Adharma performed by a king, Sage Shukra cursed that dust storms and thunderstorms would wipe away Danda’s kingdom of Janasthan. Soon no trace of the kingdom was left. In due course of time, the land became the most dreadful forest.
Turning a kingdom into forest symbolically suggest that when people do not respect and practice Dharma, the place is no different from a jungle.
Even today, Dandakaranya is a stretch of forest that runs thro…

Story of Kanakadhara Stotram

Kanakadhara Stotram is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and was composed by Adi Shankaracharya. It is said that Jagadguru Adi Shankara created this prayer on seeing the financial difficulties of a poor woman.

During the time of Shankaracharya, students used to stay in the home of Guru and study. They also used to go around the houses in the village and used to beg for food for the day. Feeding a Brahmachari was considered highly meritorious.

Once young Shankaracharya went to the home of a poor woman and asked for food. The poor woman had not cooked anything on the day. She did not know what to do and on searching, found a single gooseberry on a corner of her house.

She offered the gooseberry to Shankaracharya and said to him that she did not have money even to buy food for her children. So please be satisfied with the gooseberry.

Moved by her plight, Shankaracharya immediately composed a prayer praising Goddess Lakshmi and prayed to Her to remove the poverty of the poor …

Pishangi – Rangoli or Kolam drawn using Ash in Shradh Ritual

Pishangi is Shradh ritual is the rangoli or kolam drawn using ash and with chanting of mantras around the meal plate arranged for priest. The rangoli is drawn in clockwise direction.

Rangoli is also drawn in a clockwise direction around the food plate arranged for deities and in reverse direction around the food plate arranged for ancestor’s soul.
Pishangi is drawn during all types of Shradh. Today it is only drawn by most communities while performing Pindadaan.

Poosam Nakshatra Male Characteristics – Poosam Birth Star Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Poosam Nakshatra born male is that they will be religious. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Poosam Nakshatra male Characteristics are given below:

Will respect teachers. Will be devotional Will be highly optimistic. Will show courage to face tense situations. Keen interest in science and arts Will be a good debater. Will help relatives. Good in handling wealth Will have independent opinion.

Baba Bhusandeswar Temple near Balasore in Odisha - 12-foot Huge Shiva lingam is Worshipped Here

BabaBhusandeswarTemple is dedicated to Shiva and is located in a remote village called Kumbhirgadi in Bhogarai block of Balasore District in Odisha. The huge Shivling is 12 feet in height and 12 feet in diameter. The Shiva Lingam is carved out of a single block of granite stone.



Only 12 feet is visible rest is buried underground. The Shivling has three parts. It has a square base of four feet. The middle portion is octagonal and is about 12 feet in diameter and about four feet in height. The top portion is in the normal Shivling form.
The Shivling is slightly tilted towards right.

Quotes on Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh from Mahabharat

The need and importance of performing Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shradh is mentioned in the Mahabharat. Here is an important quote on Mahalaya Shradh.

The householder who does not perform shradh during the period when the Sun is in the Virgo sign (pitru paksha shradh fortnight), how will he earn money and be gifted with a healthy child as he would have enraged the deceased ancestors’ souls?

Additionally, the abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remains vacant till the Sun moves from Virgo and Libra sign to the Scorpio sign.  The abode for deceased ancestors’ souls remaining vacant during this period implies that the deceased ancestors’ souls come closer to their descendants for blessing them and if Shradh is not performed, they give curse to their descendants and return.
Due to this, it is important to perform Shraddha during this period.

Kannada Mantra for pure mind - Mantra in Kannada Language for a peaceful mind

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for a pure mind. Anyone can chant this mantra for a peaceful mind. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Pashupateshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Pashupateshwar Form of Shiva Worshipped at Jansapura in Ujjain

Pashupateshwar Mahadev is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Glory of Pashupateshwar form of Shiva is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. This is form is associated with king Pashupal.
The temple dedicated to Pashupateshwar is located on the banks of ShipraRiver in Jansapura area of Ujjain city.



This form is worshipped for peace and prosperity. It is believed that those who offer prayers will never be reborn in the form of animal.
Pashupateshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 ShivaTemple is Ujjain and it is the 64th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Pashupateshwar Form of Shiva


Legend has it that here once lived a king named Pashupal. He was great king loved by his subjects. He used to take care of animals.

Once he happened to see a woman and five men on seashore. The king fell unconscious on seeing them. When he gained consciousness, he was in a fort and he saw the five men standing around him. The king thought them to b…

How to Find Out Real Brass? – Good Brass Utensils

Numerous utensils and vessels that are part of Hindu Puja and rituals are made of brass. Hindus also use brass puja instruments like lamps, thali etc. But there are both bad and good quality brass in the market. An ancient Sanskrit text dealing with metallurgy mentions who to find out real brass – quality of brass vessels and utensils (Rasaratnasamucchaya – 5.195.196). The characteristics of Good quality brass are – They will be heavy;SoftSlimWill have a slight yellow color which is appealing to the eyeOriginal brass will not break on hammering The characteristics of bad quality brass are – The color will be whitish yellowLight in weightRough to touchBreaks on hammeringWill have a bad smell.It will react with other chemical substances. You may also like to read What is a Panchaloha Idol? What is Ashtadhatu Idol?

Bharani Shradh - Maha Bharani Shradh

Bharani Shradhha, or Bharni Shradh, is observed when the Bharani Nakshatra or asterism falls during the Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight. It usually falls on the Chaturthi (fourth) or Panchami (fifth) day of the Pitru Paksha Shradhha rituals. Bharani Shradh 2018 date is on September 28.

Bharani Shradh is performed for those relatives and parents that had passed away during the current year.

The ritual is performed with the help of a priest on a riverbank or seashore.

Tilodaka – Water Charged with Til or Sesame Seeds in Shradh Rituals

Tilodaka in Shradh rituals is water mixed with Til or sesame or ellu. The water containing sesame seeds is charged with mantras and is of special significance in the Shradh ritual.

It is believed that the water charged with sesame helps in attracting the attention of ancestors in the pitru world. An energy whirlpool is created inside the vessel and the pitrus are attracted to it. This helps the pitrus to enter the earth world quickly.

In Shradh ceremony, panchabuthas which form the body is also represented through Til.

Related Importance of Ellu or Thilam or Til in Tarpanam Ritual dedicated to the Dead

Darbha Grass and Shradh – Importance of Darbha in Shradh Rituals

Darbha, also known as Kusa or Darbhai or Durva, is of great importance is Shradh rituals dedicated to ancestors. It plays an important role in all death related rituals in Hinduism because it generates positive radiance. When darbha is used, the positive radiance emitted from it helps sattvic particles to prosper and it also negates the rajasvic and tamasic particles. The deceased soul is thus able to absorb only sattvic energy. As Darbha creates a positive atmosphere, the shradh ritual becomes effective in lesser time.
If any component is missing during Shradh ritual, it can be filled by placing the grass with root.

The darbha for Shradh ritual should be plucked from clean ground. Darbha for shradh should be plucked along with the root. Darbha with root helps pitrus in attaining victory in Pitruloka.

Related Dos and Donts While Using Darbha Grass in Hindu Pujas Different Use of Darbha Grass in Hinduism Importance of Darbha Grass in Hindu Religion How to wear pavithram - ring made of Darb…

Virtual Tour of Vishnupad Temple – 360 degree Pictures of Vishnupad Mandir in Gaya in Bihar

Vishnupad Temple in Gaya in Bihar is an ancient shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Vishnu. Bihar tourism has created an online virtual tour of Vishnupad Mandir. You can view high quality pictures of the Vishnupad Temple in 360 degrees. There are two  pictures – inner and outer.

You can take the virtual tour here – Virtual Tour of Vishnupad Temple



Ashwin Mahina 2018 - Ashvin Month in Traditional Hindi Calendar in North India in 2018

Ashwin Mahina is the seventh month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Ashwin Month 2018 begins on September 26 and ends on October 24. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2073.

Navratri and Durga Puja are observed in the month.

Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight -Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and relatives during the Mahalaya Krishna Paksha period of Ashwin month (September 25 to October 9).

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Ashwin Month 2018 is on September 28. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:25 PM.

Ashwin Month 2018 Krishna and Shukla Paksha Ashwin Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from September 26 to October 9 Ashwin Month …

Nirvana Shatakam Quotes

Sin or merit can never touch me, joy and sorrow cannot contaminate me; I know no mantra, I have no sacred pilgrimage to make, I know no scripture, nor I have anything to gain through rituals, I am neither the experiencer (subject), nor the experienced (object), nor the experiencing; I am Auspiciousness, Auspiciousness alone.
I have no death, nor have I any caste or creed distinction; I have neither father nor mother; why! I am never born! I have no kith or kin, I know no guru, nor am I a disciple; I am Auspiciousness, Auspiciousness alone.
Thought-free I am, formless my only form, I am the vitality behind all sense organs of everyone; Neither have I attachment to anything, nor am I free from everything; I am all-inclusive; I am auspiciousness, auspiciousness alone.
Related Nirvana Shatakam Teachings

List Puja of items used in Shradh Ritual

Shradh ritual in Hindu religion is dedicated to dead ancestors. It is an important annual ceremony for majority of Hindus. Here are the puja items used in Shradh ritual.
Banana leafCopper plateCooked riceDarbha or Kusha grass – ring of darbha and the grass spread as seatingBhringaraj leavesTulsi leavesBlack sesame or tilTil mixed with waterUncooked rice or barleyHoneyBlack GramWhite flowers (red flowers are not used in Shradh)Sandalwood pasteBetel nut and leaf In some regions, people cook favorite food of the dead person.
Please note that not all items will be used in all regions. This is to give a general idea regarding items needed for Shradh.

To be wise is to use the treasure of time well – Dadi Janki

To be wise is to use the treasure of time well.
We are all aware of the physical resources we have and usually make good use of them. But we are often careless about the resource time. We tend to believe that using time well means planning the day and working according to that plan – and we manage to do that most of the time. But all of us find that a large amount of time goes to waste.
Using time well means being aware of where I am investing it. When I invest time in creating positive thoughts, words, and actions, then I save lots of time. And I am sure to get the best out of this investment, too – if find myself gaining good returns from everything I do.
Related Our Mental Energies Become Trapped By Our Physical Surroundings – Dadi Janki

Story of the origin of Krishna Yajurveda or Taittiriya Samhita

Yajurveda is one among the four Vedas and is the only Veda with two different versions – Krishna (black) Yajurveda and Shukla (white) Yajurveda. The traditional story associated with the origin of the both the versions are associated with Sage Yajnavalkya.


Sage Yajnavalkya was the disciple of Sage Vaishampayana. The Sage once committed a sin and he wanted to perform a yajna to purify himself. He asked his disciples to make preparations for the fire sacrifice. Yajnavalkya wanted to make sure that there was no mistake in yajna preparation so he asked his Guru to allow him to do all the preparations as his other disciples might make some mistakes.
Sage Vaishampayana thought that Yajnavalkya was being arrogant and asked him to leave the ashram immediately and return all that he had learned.
It is said that the Sage Yajnavalkya had reached such heights in his learning that he vomited in flesh all that he learned in front of Sage Vaishampayana and he walked away.
The Sage then asked his o…

Sathurthi Viratham October 2015 date – Vinayagar Sathurthi Fasting

Sathurthi Viratham, also known as Vinayagar Sathurthi, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. Sathurthi Viratham date in October 2015 is October 30.  It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar. Fasting is dedicated to Vinayagar (Ganesha). This fasting is popularly known as Sankashti in western parts of India and Sankatahara Chaturthi in South India.

Sathurthi Viratham is observed by millions of Vinayagar devotees and it is considered to be highly auspicious and wish fulfilling upvaas.

Sathurthi Viratham begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting the moon. Ganesha Temples conduct special pujas on the day.

It is widely believed that observing Vinayagar Sathurthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.
The greatness of Sathurthi Viratham was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

Temptation is the touchstone of the soul – Dada J P Vaswani

In truth it is pleasure that enjoy us. For, while pleasure always remains young and vital, it is we who keep growing old and get consumed in the fire of pleasure.
No man has been matriculated to the art of life till he has been well tempted and overcome every temptation.
Even as dumbbells strengthen our physical muscles, even so temptations strengthen the muscles of the soul. They develop our hidden spiritual strength. Temptations unlock the hidden powers of the Spirit.
A person becomes holy, in the measure in which he overcomes temptations.
Temptation is the touchstone of the soul. Even as gold is tested on the touchstone of the soul. Even as gold is tested on the touchstone, even so man’s character, the loftiness of his soul is tested by the temptations he is able to overcome.
Dada J P Vaswani

Kapil Muni Temple in Gangasagar – Kapila Muni Ashram and Temple at Gangasagar in Bengal

Kapil Muni Temple and Ashram in Gangasagar, Bengal, is believed to be the spot at which Ganga River washed away the sins of the ancestors of King Bhagirath. It is a quiet and clam place where Ganga River joins the Bay of Bengal in Sunderbans Island.



The temple has three sindhoor (ochre) colored murtis (idols) which are attached to the wall. The murtis are of saints. Digambara Saints who do not wear any dress. The head of the Ashram is also a Digambara Saint.

The Temple and Ashram attracts a million devotees during Makar Sankranti (January 14/15). The place especially the small temple and ashram is decorated with led lights and a huge fair is organized during the period popularly known as Gangasagar Mela. Thousands of tents come up on the beach on Gangasagar Island to accommodate the devotees.

Goddess Manikarnika – Manikarni Devi

Goddess Manikarnika is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti. She is associated with the famous Manikranika Kund or pond at Kashi (Varanasi). There are two legends associated with the kund. One legend has it that Goddess Parvati used to take bath in the pond and she sanctified the pool when she left her earrings here. Another legend has it that when Vishnu cut Sati’s body using Sudharshana Chakra to stop Shiva from his world annihilating Tandava, Sati’s earrings fell at this spot.

The image of Goddess Manikarnika Devi is painted on the walls near the Manikarni Kund after the monsoon rains.

Information about the Goddess is found in the Linga Purana and Kashi Khanda.

Special pujas, which includes decorating the Manikarnika Pond, are held twice in a Hindu calendar year.

An important Ghat at Varanasi where dead bodies are cremated is also known as Manikarnika Ghat.

Story of Bhusunda – The Wise Crow

Bhusunda is a wise crow and his story is found in the Yoga Vasishta. It is believed that Bhushunda lived on a Kalpavriksha on a peak near MountMeru. Rishi Vasishta met him during one of his visits to the Devaloka. It is believed that Bhusunda is a Chiranjeevi - one without death. He witnesses infinite cycles of dissolution and creation. He is also regarded as the master of the yoga Pranayama. 
Bhusunda and his twenty brothers were born from seven swans. The swans were the Vahanas or vehicles of Goddess Brahmi. His father was a crow named Chanda. He was the Vahana or vehicle of Goddess Alambusha.



The wise crow and his brothers lived of several kalpas. All his brothers renounced the world and attained Shivaloka.
When Sage Vasishta met Bhusunda, he had seen five cycle of creation and dissolution, twelve Samdura Manthan or churning of the ocean of milk for elixir o Amrita and several other events that take place in each yuga and kalpa.
Related Teachings of Bhusunda 

How to calculate Shradh Dates – yearly or monthly rituals and offerings to the dead

Shradh is the rituals and offerings made yearly or monthly to dead parents and other relatives. Shradh, or Shradham, date is calculated in four different ways. The easiest method followed by some Hindus to perform Shradh annually on the same day of death of the person.

The next method is to perform it on the same Tithi in the same Hindu month– date as per Hindu calendar.

Next method is to perform it on the same Naksahtra in the particular Hindu month on which the person died.
Another method is a very rare option is to perform on the same Rashi – moon sign
. While choosing Tithi and Naksahtra, the particular tithi and nakshtra should be there for a majority of period on the day.

If there are two Nakshtra is a lunar month, the first Nakshatra is chosen for performing Shradh.

Apart from the above dates – Shradh can also be performed annually during the Pitru Paksha period and Mahalya (September – October), Amavasi (No moon day in a month), Aadi Amavasi in Tamil Adi month (July – August…

Why do we Hindus tie red thread – Mauli or Kalava – at the beginning of a Religious Ceremony?

A red thread known as Mauli or Kalava or Charadu is tied on wrist by Hindus before the beginning of a religious ceremony. The thread is tied on the right hand by males and on the left hand by females. The thread is tied to invoke the blessings of the Hindu deities especially of the particular deity to whom the puja is dedicated.
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu during his incarnation of Vamana tied a red thread on the hands of King Bali to grant him immortality and to rule the netherworld.
There is also a popular belief that the sanctified red thread with blessing of the deity protects a person from diseases, enemies and other dangers.

Sanjoba Yatra at Kadethan in Daund

Kadethan Sanjoba Yatra is observed in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at Sanjoba Temple at Kadethan Village in Daund. The jatra is the important ritual at the mandir here. Sanjoba Yatra 2018 date is October 30.

Sanjoba is a Grama Daivata or village deity and is worshipped in many villages in Maharashtra and North Karnataka.

Hundreds of people participate in the various spiritual programs organized on the day.
Sanjoba Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Important Ghats in Benaras or Kashi on the Banks of Ganga

Ghats, or stone steps, leading from the banks to Ganga River are an important feature of Benaras or Kashi. There are more than 100 ghats in the Holy City of Benaras. Here are the names of the most important ghats in Varanasi.

Asi Ghat – It is located in the southern end of Varanasi at the confluence of Asi and Ganga River. Two important Shivlings are located here.

Dasaswamedh or Dashashwamedh – It is located near Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Brahma performed ten horse sacrifices here.

Manikarnika Ghat – cremations are conducted here.

Panchaganga Ghat – Four invisible rivers meet Ganga here.

Barna Ghat – It is located on the northeast end of Varanasi. It is on the confluence of Barna River and Ganga.
Trilochan Temple Ghat – The ghat is part of the Trilochan Temple.

Bhabanipur Temple – A Shakti Peeth in Bangladesh – Goddess Ma Tara Temple

Shakti Peeths are sacred places associated with Goddess Shakti. There are 51 Shakti Peeth and majority of them are located in India. A couple of them are located in Pakistan and Bangladesh. BhabanipurTemple, also known as Goddess Ma Tara Temple, at Sherpur Upazila of Bogra in Bangladesh is a Shakti Peetha.
After the death of Goddess Sati, her body disintegrated and fell in 51 places. Each of these places became a center of Shakti Worship.
BhabanipurTemple in Bangladesh is located where the right eye of Goddess Sati fell.

The main temple is south facing and has subsidiary shrines dedicated to Shiva, Naat, Bashudeb and couple of other murtis. The holy pond is known as Shakhari pond. 



From ancient time the place was a center of Shakti worship.

Story of Origin of Varanasi

Story of origin of Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in Hinduism, is found in the Vamana Purana. Varanasi is situated between two rivers, Varana and Asi. These two rivers flow into the Ganga River from North and South respectively.
As per Vamana Purana, Varana and Asi rivers originated from the primordial Purusha at the beginning of time. Primordial Purusha is the first form that Supreme Truth took during the beginning of creation.
The land lying between the two rivers is a sacred place or Kshetra. It is the most important pilgrimage center in the three worlds.

Hindi Mantra To Overcome Fear of Death - Mantra in Hindi Language to escape from fear of death

Below is a prayer in Hindi language to overcome fear of death. Anyone can chant this mantra to escape from death. All sorts of fear, thoughts and dreams about death will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Kannada Mantra To Overcome Fear of Death - Mantra in Kannada Language to escape from fear of death

Below is a prayer in Kannada language to overcome fear of death. Anyone can chant this mantra to escape from death. All sorts of fear, thoughts and dreams about death will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.


Telugu Mantra To Overcome Fear of Death - Mantra in Telugu Language to escape from fear of death

Below is a prayer in Telugu language to overcome fear of death. Anyone can chant this mantra to escape from death. All sorts of fear, thoughts and dreams about death will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra To Overcome Fear of Death - Mantra in Tamil Language to escape from fear of death

Below is a prayer in Tamil language to overcome fear of death. Anyone can chant this mantra to escape from death. All sorts of fear, thoughts and dreams about death will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.

Trishali – Three Tirthas Famous for Pitru Tarpana and Shraddha

Trishali is the name given to three Tirthas, sacred water bodies and places, famous for Pitru Tarpana and Shraddha in Hinduism. Pitru Tarpana and Shraddha are important ceremonies performed by Hindus for the souls of the ancestors to achieve Moksha or liberation.
Trishali tirthas are Prayag (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati), Varanasi or Kashi and Gaya. All these holy places are located on the banks of Ganga River.
Millions of Hindus perform Pitru Tarpana and Shraddha in the above said places.

Related
Annual Pitru Paksha Shraddha

Be Like an Oyster When You Listen To Teachings of Gita – Swami Sukhabodhananda

There is a very beautiful Sanskrit saying, spoken by a Rishi, which goes that if water falls on a hot pan, instantly, it gets burnt away. When water falls on a lotus leaf, the lotus becomes more beautiful with the dancing of a dewdrop of water, but with a little breeze the water will disappear. But if the same water falls on an oyster, it takes that one dewdrop of water and converts it into a pearl.
For some people, listening to the teachings is like water falling on a dosa pan, as you listen it disappears. If you are filled with anger, jealousy, hatred, upsetness, your mind is like the dosa pan, and the teaching of the Gita can be like beautiful water, but as it falls it disappears.
A little more evolved person is a lotus and the teaching is like water falling on a lotus flower. With this dewdrop the lotus is more beautiful. But the moment you go home, your wife says, “Why have you come late,” and all the teaching goes away like the dewdrop disappearing with the breeze.
But if you a…

Why Ganga is known as Trilokapathagamini?

Trilokapathagamini is one among the numerous names of Ganga. Trilokapathagamini means flowing in three worlds. Ganga crossed over from heaven to earth and then to the underworld or patala. Thus, she flowed in the three worlds.
Ganga flowed in the heavens and King Sagara and his seven generations performed intense austerities and tapas to bring Ganga down to earth. King Bhagirath, great grandson of King Sagara, succeeded in attaining the boon to bring Ganga down to earth.
As the torrential flow of Ganga could destroy the earth, Shiva caught the river on his matted locks before releasing her to flow on earth (you can read the story here).
Ganga then followed King Bhagirath from mountains to plains to the sea. From there, Ganga River reached the nether regions or Patala where she became the liberating waters for the sons of Sagara.

Related
Story of King Bhagirath bringing Ganga down to earth

Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair – Garh Ganga Fair 2018 date

Garhmukteshwar Ganga Fair, also known as Garh Ganga Fari, is held in Kartik Month. Garhmukteshwar is located on the banks of Ganga and is an important holy place in Hinduism. Garh Ganga Fair 2018 date is November 22 and November 23.
More 600,000 people take holy dip at Garh Ganga on Kartik Purnima.
There are four temples dedicated to Goddess Ganga at Garhmukteshwar. Another popular shrine here is the Mukteshwar Mahadeva dedicated to Shiva.
It is believed that taking holy in Ganga here will help in sin redemption and in attaining Moksha or liberation.
The spot is an important sacred location for performing Shradh and Tarpan dedicated to dead ancestors.
Garhmukteshwar is located 32 km east of Hapur and 65 km east of Ghaziabad.
Gadho-ka-Mela is also part of Garh Ganga Fair. In the fair, more than 50,000 horses, donkeys and ass are sold in the fair.

Karnaprayag and Karna of Mahabharata

Karnaprayag in Chamoli District in Uttarakhand is associated with Karna of Mahabharata. The popular belief is that Karna offered his daily prayers to Surya Bhagavan, Sun God in Hinduism, at Karnaprayag. Legend has it that after Karna’s death in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna cremated Karna at Karnaprayag.

Karnaprayg is the confluence of Alakananda River and Pindar River.
There is a small temple dedicated to Karna here. There is also a murti of Sri Krishna.
Karnaprayag was earlier known as Skanda Prayag.
The relationship between Sri Krishna and Karna in the Mahabharata is unique. Sri Krishna always knew about the birth of Karna and his predicament. Krishna had a soft corner for Karna. Similarly, Karna also knew that Sri Krishna was an avatar of Srihari Vishnu.
When Karna was lying wounded in the Mahabharata war, Sri Krishna approaches him. Karna only makes a single request that he should be cremated at a spot where no cremation has taken place.
Sri Krishna fulfils this last wish of …

Agnihotra – What is Agnihotra in Hinduism?

Agnihotra in Hinduism is an ancient fire sacrifice or yajna dedicated to Agni, the Hindu fire god. In the Agnihotra ritual a small fire is made with dried cow-dung cakes. Some grains of rice and ghee (clarified unsalted butter) are offered into the fire exactly at sunrise and sunset to the accompaniment of two simple mantras.
As per the Mahabharata, it is the best Vedic yajna.
There is also an internal Agnihotra yajna which is known as prana agnihotra – it is internal purification through prana or breath.
Performing the yajna is considered highly meritorious and it is believed that it leads to a life in Pritiyana – the realm of ancestors.
Related Cow Dung and Ghee can fight pollution – Agnihotra Practitioners

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Passes Away – Founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam

Swami Dayananda Saraswati, a disciple of Swami Chinmayanada and founder of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam passed away on September 23, 2015. He was 85. He was an eminent teacher of Vedanta and an erudite scholar in Sanskrit. He has been teaching Vedanta for nearly five decades and has spoken in many prestigious universities around the world.



Swami Dayananda Saraswati designed and taught six resident in-depth Vedanta courses, each spanning 30 to 36 months and three more have been conducted with his guidance. The graduates from these courses are now acharyas, teaching around the world.

He set up the Acharya Sabha to take up the challenges Hinduism faced in India. All India Movement (AIM) for Seva founded by him brings medical, educational, nutritional and infrastructure assistance to villagers in the remote areas of India.

The Ashrams founded by Swamiji in India are the Arsha Vidya Pitham in Rishikesh, the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Coimbatore and the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam at Nagpur. In the Uni…

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din – Death Anniversary of Sri Pant Maharaj Balekundri

Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din or Punyadin is observed in Shravan month. It is the death anniversary of Shri Pant Maharaj and is of importance at Balekundri in Belgaum District in Karnataka. Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din 2018 date is October 27.

Pant Maharaj was a great saint in the Avadhut Sampradaya or Shree Datta Sampradaya.

The pious soul was believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

He spread the teachings of Santana Dharma through bhajan and preaching. He had thousands of followers.
Pant Maharaj Balekundri Samadhi Din is observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Jagdamba Devi Yatra at Pande near Karmala in Solapur – Jagdamba Devi Temple Fair and Festival

Jagdamba Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Jagdamba Devi Temple at Pande near Karmala in Solapur. This is an important shrine in this part of Maharashtra. Jagdamba Devi Yatra 2018 date is October 24.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region. People from nearby villages and town arrive to participate in the important rituals and festivities.
Jagdamba Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Halsiddhanath Utsav at Kurli near Chikodi in Belgaum – Kurli Halsidhanath Temple Fair and Festival

Kurli Halsiddhanath Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Kurli village near Chikodi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsidhanath utsav 2018 date is October 24.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival.
Kurli Halsidhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Halsiddhanath Yatra at Appachiwadi in Belgaum – Appachiwadi Halsiddhanath Temple fair and festival

Halsiddhanath Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Halsiddhanath Temple at Appachiwadi in Belgaum. This is an important shrine with historical importance in northern Karnataka. Halsiddhanath Yatra 2018 date is October 24.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important shrine in the region. People from nearby town and villages participate in the festival.
Halsiddhanath Yatra is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav at Rahimatpur in Satara – Rokadeshwar Temple Festival and Fair

Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is held in Ashwin month. It is the most important fair and festival at Rokadeshwar Hanuman Temple at Rahimatpur in Satara. This is an important shrine in this region. Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav 2018 date is October 24.

Hundreds of people from nearby villages and towns arrive at the shrine to participate in the various rituals and festivities.
Rokadeshwar Kojagiri Utsav is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vagjaidevi Yatra at Dhamani in Satara – Vagjaidevi Temple Fair and Festival

Vagjaidevi Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Vagjaidevi Temple at Dhamani in Satara. This is an important shrine in this part of Maharashtra. Vagjaidevi Yatra 2018 date is October 24.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region.

Vagjaidevi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Madheshawari Devi Yatra at Madha in Solapur – Madheshwari Temple Fair and Festival

Madheshawari Devi Yatra is held in Ashwin month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Madheshwari Temple at Madha in Solapur. This is an important shrine with historical importance. Madheshwari Devi Yatra 2018 date is October 24.

The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees to this important Shakti shrine in the region.
Madheshawari Devi Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Digital Exhibition and Book on Evolution of Durga Puja by Kolkata Lalit Kala Akademi

Kolkata Lalit Kala Akademi is attempting to understand the changes that have taken place in Durga Puja ritual during the past few decades. The various changes that have happened are being documented and will be presented during Durga Puja 2015 in the form of digital exhibition and a book. Times of India reports  Experts from various fields have worked extensively for the project that has been funded by the Union ministry of culture. "We are planning to capture the changes it has undergone particularly during the post-Independence days," said Debdutta Gupta who is coordinating the project.

Akademi's regional secretary Monoj Sarkar said they will showcase how the transition took place from Durga Puja being a family affair to a public art platform. The art forms gaining public acceptance turned out to be a major concern for Akademi as idols, pandals and the overall decoration have changed through the decades. "Contemporary art and folk art converged in the past few dec…

Kannada Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Kannada Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Kannada language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.


Hindi Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Hindi Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Hindi language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting your mind should not wander around.


Telugu Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Telugu Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Telugu language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra For Early Marriage - Mantra in Tamil Language for Getting Married Soon

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for getting married Soon. Anyone can chant this mantra for early marriage. All sorts of marriage related problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.


December 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in December 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in December 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.

Good date for engagement in December 2017

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM
December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5
December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM
December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11
December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20
December 21
December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24
December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28
December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31

Please note that there is Kharmas after December 14, 2017 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates after December 14 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern parts of India.

All forms are made of the same components – Nisargadatta Maharaj

The nature of consciousness has to be understood. This consciousness can arise only in the physical body, and the physical body is the essence of the five elements. It is because of the association with the physical body that there is suffering.
We will be totally free from the impact of pain and unhappiness, if they understand that pain and unhappiness can only result from the consciousness which has identified itself with the physical body and suffers as an individual.
All forms are made of the same components. So where is the question of the individual?
When the body dies, the life force leaves and mingles with the air, and the consciousness mingles with the universal consciousness. I am essentially nothing identifiable in this consciousness, being only its witness. And, what I am in the absolute sense, it is not possible to convey in any words.
SourceThe Experience Of Nothingness by Nisargadatta Maharaj
Related Sri Nisargadatta – Words of Wisdom

Mayapati form of Vishnu

Mayapati is one among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu. Maya is considered as Vishnu’s power of illusion and therefore he is Mayapati. Maya is identified as Prakriti or the source of the universe. Maya is the inscrutable power of Vishnu and nobody can transcend the influence of it.



Maya is that makes us think the unreal to be real. It creates a web of deception and illusion. Only those who take refuge in Vishnu escapes from the sphere of Maya.
Maya is also referred as Vaishnavi Maya or Yogamaya.