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Paddy and Goddess Lakshmi – Hanging Made of Rice Grains

In Hinduism, rice plant or paddy which is about to be harvested symbolically represents Goddess Lakshmi – the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility. Paddy is offered to Goddess Lakshmi in many regions in India before harvesting. Earlier, many houses in South India, especially in Kerala, used to display harvested paddy in front of the home and in puja room. It symbolically represents peace, wealth, fertility and prosperity.

On the Tula Sankranti day (October 17), the newly harvested paddy is offered to Goddess Lakshmi in Orissa. It is believed that a huge quantity of rice will be harvested by offering the just grown shoots of paddy. The belief is that Goddess Lakshmi will protect the paddy and bless the farmer with a very good output. Good food production means no famine in the region and wealth will also pour in due to a good harvest.
Paddy is a symbol of prosperity and wealth in Hindu culture. Goddess Lakshmi is the one who blesses devotees with wealth and prosperity. H…

Swargarohanam Krishnanattam Offering at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple for Peaceful Death

One of the important offering at the world famous Guruvayur SriKrishnaTemple is the performance of the art form Krishnanattam. Now many devotees are offering the Swargarohanam of Sri Krishna Krishnanattam for peaceful death. In the Swargarohanam, the performance is based on the departure of Sri Krishna from Earth. Deccan Chronicle reports Krishnanattam is a performing art that combines both piety and art. It is based on a Sanskrit work ‘Krishnageethi’ written by  Manavedan Raja, a Zamorin king of Kozhikode, 350 years ago. The work includes eight phases of the life of Lord Krishna.
The devotees can select any story part to play as per their preference or the full story for nine days if they can afford it.  Devotees believe that by offering ‘Avataram’ story, a child will be born to childless couples.
By offering ‘Kaliamardanam’ play, skin problems caused by snake bite and other skin diseases are also cured by the Lord. ‘Rasa Krida’ is offered for the well-being of unmarried girls and f…

All Hope That You Are Looking During New Year 2015 Is Within You

We are daily hearing New Year 2015 brings with it optimism and the hope for a new beginning. We only hear positive talks all around. Lots of advices… on what is wrong with the world, how it can be corrected…
Everyone pledges to begin anew today.
Quite often we hear words like New Year brings with it new promises and possibilities.
All pessimistic talks are shooed down during this period of the year.
Those that very well know that future is bleak goes about saying that difficult as it may be but we must welcome New Year with the hope for a much better year.
We get to hear such positive talks on every New Year.
Will there ever be a New Year when we can say Peace is here, prosperity is here and so let us not hope but maintain this peace and prosperity. A New Year when we will not be forced to hear all this talk of hope and optimism.
Such a new year will never come because we are searching for hope and happiness outside.
All this talk of optimism and better days are based on outside sou…