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Holiyamma – About Goddess Holiyamma

Holiyamma is a goddess in Hinduism. She is a village deity. It must be noted here that as per majority of the scholars, Holiyamma is one among the numerous names of Yellamma Goddess. But the term Holiyamma is widely used in Karnataka.
Her origin is similar to Goddess Yellamma.
She is mainly worshipped in rural areas. Her temples are usually found on the outskirts of a village. She is appeased sometimes by offering animals or birds.
Holiyamma is worshipped for early cure from diseases. She is also a fertility deity.

The Story of the Curse on Vishnu to Be Born on Earth Several Times

There is an interesting story in the Matsya Purana which narrates about a curse which made Hindu God Vishnu to be born on earth as incarnations or avatars and suffer pains and human emotions. Legend has it that the Devas (Demi Gods) were able to continuously defeat the Asuras (Demons) in battle. Fed up with this humiliation, the Guru of Asuras, Shukracharya went to pray to get the Mritasanjivani mantra which will make the Asuras invincible. Shukracharya asked the demons to take refuge at the Ashram of his father, Sage Bhrigu, while he was away. Devas led by Indra found out what Shukracharya was up to. So they decided to attack and finish off the demons before the sage receives Mritasanjivani mantra from Lord Shiva. When Devas reached the ashram of Sage Bhrigu, the sage was away. They thought this as the right opportunity to attack the demons. But the wife of Sage Bhrigu and mother of Shukracharya came to their rescue. She used her powers and made Indra, the king of Devas, immobile.…

Birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Chothi Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect Chothi Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Rahu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Rahu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Chothi Nakshatra is Hessonite. The gemstone is known as Gomedha or Gomedh or Gomedakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Chothi Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Gomedh will make the Chothi Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Emerald Puja – How to do Puja of Emerald Ring with Birthstone? – Emerald Stone Puja Procedure

Emerald Puja should be performed on Wednesday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of Emerald Ring with birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Emerald stone is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.

When to do Emerald Puja?
The puja should be performed on Wednesday between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is performed on Wednesday because Emerald is associated with Budha or Mercury. In Hinduism, Wednesday or Budhwar is dedicated to Budh.
Items needed while doing Emerald Puja
One Plate A kalash made of silver or steel Uncooked rice Chandan Kumkum Betel leaves Coconut Green cloth Flower garland Milk Sugar Mishri Elaichi Camphor Rose water A sweet
Emerald Stone Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Budh.
Take the plate and spread rice over it. Take the kalash and draw three lines with three fingers. Do it five times . So that the kalash is decorated with chandan. Apply kum…

Birthstone for Swati Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Swathi Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Swati Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect this Swathi Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Rahu and helps in garnering the positive energy of Rahu, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Swati Nakshatra is Hessonite. The gemstone is known as Gomedha or Gomedh or Gomedakam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Swati Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Gomedh will make the Swati Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Chitra Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra is based on its ruler Mars or Mangal. The stone can protect this Chitra Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Mangal and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mars, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Chitra Nakshatra is Red Coral. The gemstone is known as Pavizham or Praval or Moonga in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.



Wearing the birth stone helps Chitra Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Red Coral will make the Chitra Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Pushya Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Pushya Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Pushya Nakshatra born female is that they will be short tempered. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be highly intelligent. Other Pushya Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



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

Punarvasu Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Punarvasu Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Punarvasu Nakshatra born female is that they will be philanthropic. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be poetic by nature. Other Punarvasu Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:

Will be happy always – will try to put a brave face during adversity.
Will give top priority to cleanliness.
Will have respect for parents and elders.
Will have good healthy children.
Keen interest in charity and helping others.
Interest in art and music.
Will be slow in reacting to situations.
Might not make quick decisions.
Will be interested in buying new clothes.

Government plans to release new bi-metal 10 rupee coins and postal Stamps on Nabakalebara

Government of India is planning to release new bi-metal 10 rupee coins and postal Stamps on Nabakalebara festival at PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. From the official website of Nabakalebara “We should not leave any stone unturned to popularize the mega event, which will be observed after 1996. The state government will release Rs five lakh from the Odisha State Council of Culture for publication of the special postage stamps,” said Odisha culture minister Ashok Panda.  The decision to release a special postal stamp was taken following a demand from different quarters. “The Centre has started the process of releasing stamp and postal cover on the occasion,” said a culture department officer. Recently, the postal department wrote a letter to the culture department, seeking funds to bring out the dedicated postage stamps. The Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan held a review meeting with Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma in which Secretaries of Ministry of Culture and Tourism were…

Chariot Festival at Eindhoven in Netherlands in 2015 – Hindu Festival Rath Yatra in Holland

Rath Yatra, Chariot festival, dedicated to Jagannath, a manifestation of Hindu God Sri Krishna will be organized at Eindhoven in Netherlands. In 2015, the Chariot Festival at Eindhoven in Holland will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  The Ratha Yatra procession will move through the city and will include dance and other cultural activities.
This annual festival is being organized by ISKCON.



Ratha Yatra of ISCKON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is a street festival and three chariots of Lord Jagannath (Krishna), Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled by ISCKON devotees in the festival.
The pulling of the chariots is accompanied by singing, chanting, drums, cymbals and dancing. The procession ends with a stage show, festival and delicious vegetarian feast.

Nirjala Ekadashi Fasting Story – Pandav Bhim Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Pandav Bhima Ekadashi, also known as Nirjala Ekadasi, falls on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Jyeshta month (May – June). The story of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is associated with Bhima, the second Pandava brother. The importance of Pandav Bhim Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana.

The four Pandava brothers – Yudhisthira, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva – Kunti, mother of the Pandavas, and Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, used to observe Ekadasi fasting without fail. Bhima, the second of the Pandavas, used to never fast as he could not control his hunger. He always had a guilt feeling of not observing the Ekadasi Vrat.

Once Bhima asked Veda Vyasa, who is also the grandfather of the Pandavas, to help in observing the Ekadasi Vrata. He said that Yudhishitra, his eldest brother, always asks him to observe fasting. He is ready to pray and give charity and observe all the rules but not fasting. And if there is no other way out he is ready to fast on one Ekadasi out of the 24 E…

Opening your heart to God is the most effective form of prayer – Dada J P Vaswani

Don’t be totally worried about everything that is going around you. It is my job signed, GOD.
Opening your heart to God is the most effective form of prayer.
I urge my friends never, ever to forget their daily appointment with God, as I call it – a brief, simple prayer first thing when you get up and a quiet reflective prayer before you fall asleep at night.
Keep on thanking God all the time – this is easy while one is enjoying the ride, but should also persist when the going gets tough.
Pursuit of wealth is like drinking sea water to slake one’s thirst. The more of sea water you drink, the more your thirst increases.
Dada J P Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 29, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, May 29, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:52 PM on May 29. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 29, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 1:27 PM on May 29. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Nirjala Ekadasi.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, …