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How to Worship Shani? – Offerings and Mantras for Sani Bhagavan

Lord Shani is mainly worshipped on Saturdays. Those who are under the influence of Sade Sati, and having trouble in their horoscope and life offer special pujas and worship to Sani Bhagvan. Here are a few simple tips to help in Shani worship.
On Saturday, people wear black clothes and participate in Shani worship by visiting Shani temples or Navgraha temples.
A fast is undertaken from morning to sunset on Saturday by devotees. Saturday fasting dedicated to Shani Bhagavan is very popular with those people who believe in astrology.

Black colored grams and items are donated on the day.
It is considered highly auspicious to donate urad dal (black gram) Lamps using sesame oil or Til oil are lit on the day. Til is also donated in temples. Some people donate Til oil in temples.
In some regions idol of Shani Bhagavan is bathed with Til oil.
The mantras that are chanted are Shani Chalisa or Shani Mantra. Another mantra that is chanted is Hanuman Chalisa.
Worship of Lord Hanuman on Saturdays…

Trayodashi Vrat – Fasting on thirteenth day in Hinduism

Trayodashi Vrata is those observed on the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha in a Hindu lunar month. The most popular Trayodashi Vrat is the Ananga Trayodashi Vrat. Other vrats include the Kamatroyodashi in Chaitra month. The upvaas and fasting on the 13th day is usually dedicated to Lord Shiva.


Those observing fast on the thirteenth day during the Shukla Paksha in Magh month (January – February) worship Shiva and offer Til and sun-dried rice. Those observing fast on the day take honey.
The fast on thirteenth day in Poush month is dedicated to Yogeshwara. Kakola is worshipped in the Phalugna month and Shiva in Chaitra month. Those observing fast in on Trayodashi in Vaishaka month take only Jati fruits and worship Maharupa.
In Jaishta month, Pradumnya is worshipped and in Ashada, Shiva as the husband of Uma is worshipped. In Shravan Mahina Trayodashi, trident bearing Shulapani is worshipped and in Bhadra month the Sadyojata manifestation of Shiva is worshi…

Karanjeshwari Devi – About Goddess Karanjeshwari

Karanjeshwari Devi is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti and in this form she is worshipped in the konkan region of Maharashtra, Goa and North Karnataka. She is worshipped for peace, prosperity and healthy children.
The murti of Karanjeshwari Devi is four armed and she holds a sword in her upper right hand. The upper left hand holds a piece of scroll. The lower right hand is in blessing giving posture. The lower left hand holds a pot of sweet.
She is a village deity who is invoked to overcome fear. She is also worshipped for protection from enemies.
Goddess Karanjeshwari depicts both benign and fierce form. She sheds motherly love to those who follow Dharma. For those who follow Adharma, she is the fierce unimaginable form that annihilates everything.
Karanjeshwari Devi is the kuldevata or family deity of many people in the Konkan region.

Story of Ganesha writing the Mahabharata

As per the Hindu tradition, Sage Vyasa narrated the Mahabharata and Ganesha wrote it down. The longest epic in the world was not the job for an ordinary scribe and therefore Sage Vyasa requested Ganesh to become his scribe. Ganesha put one condition that Vyasa should recite the Mahabharat non-stop. Vyasa agreed. But the wise sage put one condition before Ganesha that he should write only after understanding the lines that he dictated. Ganesh agreed to this condition.

It is said that Ganesha sometimes took time to understand some of the complex lines narrated by Sage Vyasa. The Sage used this pause to compose the next lines.
Another legend associated with Ganesh writing Mahabharat is that of the broken tusk of Ganesha. After some days of writing of Mahabharat the stylus used by Ganesh broke and as he could not stop writing he broke off one of his tusks and started writing with it. This symbolically explains that any amount of sacrifice is not too much to gain knowledge.

Gita Govinda Multimedia Project by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA)

A multimedia experience on Gita Govinda, a 12th Century epic by Jayadeva is developed, by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), with the objective to familiarize audiences on the fundamental concepts of Indian music, dance, art and their inter-relationships and interpretation. The content is conceived by Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, a scholar of Gita Govinda for over thirty years.
The Gita Govinda is a classical poem, dramatizing the love sports of Krishna and Radha. Written by the poet Jayadeva, this 12th century poem has been capturing the imagination of countless poets, artists, musicians, dancers and devotees.


Press Trust of India reports  "My challenge was... how do I get it across to the public through new technology, which otherwise would have taken 40 books to write and other 1500 books written by others," Vatsyayan says in the introduction to the presentation. The 12 GB pendrive consists of Sanskrit and English text, paintings and over 17 hours of video document…

Birthstone for Revati Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Revathi Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Revati Nakshatra is based on its ruler Budh or Mercury. The stone can protect this Revathi Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Budh and helps in garnering the positive energy of Mercury, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Revati Nakshatra is Emerald. The gemstone is known as Marathakam or Pannain Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Revathi 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 Panna ring will make the Revati Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Uttara Bhadrapada Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra is based on its ruler Saturn or Shani. The stone can protect this Uttara Bhadrapada Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shani and helps in garnering the positive energy of Saturn, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra is Blue Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Neelam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Uttara Bhadra 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 neelam will make the Uttara Bhadrapada Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Purva Bhadra Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Purva Bhadrapada Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Purva Bhadra Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect this Purva Bhadrapada Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Guru or Brishaspati and helps in garnering the positive energy of Jupiter, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Purva Bhadra Nakshatra is Yellow Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Topaz, or Pukhraj or Pushkaraj or Pushiaragam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Purva Bhadra 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 Pukhraj will make the Purva Bhadrapada Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Shatabhisha Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Shatataraka or Sadhayam Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Shatabhisha Nakshatra is based on its ruler Rahu or Dragon’s head. The stone can protect this Shatataraka or Sadhayam 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 Shatabhisha Nakshatra is Hessonite. The gemstone is known as Gomed or Gomedhakam  in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.
Wearing the birth stone helps Shatabhisha 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 gomed ring will make the Sadhayam Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Good date for giving birth in March 2016 – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in March 2016

There are many couples who look for good dates for child birth. These are the good dates for giving birth in March 2016. Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations.
Good dates for birth of baby in March 2016
March 1 March 5 March 6 good till 3:35 PM March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 good till 11:00 AM March 17 good after 7:55 AM March 18 good till 9:50 PM
March 25
March 26 good till 11:50 AM March 28 good after 7:05 AM
Bad dates in March 2016 – March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and March 31

Jyeshta Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Jyeshta Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Jyeshta Nakshatra born female is that they will always try to keep their mind calm and happy. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be keen in upholding truth and values. Other Jyeshta Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:


Will have lot of relatives and friends. Will have a good health. Will become leaders. Will make friends and get things done through sweet talk. Will have good intelligence. Will show keen interest in cooking especially making sweets. Will like to be independent. Will be interested in sex related matters.
Will be interested in luxury.

Anuradha Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Anuradha Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Anuradha Nakshatra born female is that they will be lucky. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have a huge appetite. Other Anuradha Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



Will be forced to stay away from home. Will travel a lot Will like to talk a lot Will never compromise on truth. Unnecessary thoughts and related worries. Will always be in the good books of good people. Will be interested in cooking. Will not be keen in sex related matters.

How to do or perform Sankashti Chaturti Puja and Vrat? – Ganesh Sankashta Chaturthi Puja Procedure

Sankashti Vrat and Puja is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is observed on the fourth day after Purnima or full moon. Sankashti fasting is from morning to the sighting of the moon. Sankashti Puja is performed in the evening. Observing Sankashta Chaturthi is believed to help in removing all difficulties and obstacles in life.

For most people Sankashti Chaturti is a complete fast which is broken after sighting the moon and performing puja. There are also people who observe partial fast.
Sankashti Chaturti Morning After early morning bath, prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha in the usual way by lighting a lamp or Aarti.

Start the puja with the mantra गंगणपतयेनम: Always do a simple puja avoid complicated rituals.

Anyone of the prayers dedicated to Lord Ganesh is chanted. The fasting begins after puja.
Food that can be eaten by those observing Partial Fasting Those people observing partial fast can eat Sabudana Khichadi or fruits or curd rice.

Sankashti Chaturthi Evening Puja The puja is usuall…

Religion is a record of our experience of God - Swami Turiyananda

In the Gunatita – beyond name and form – the monks practice the arts of concentration and study Vedanta texts along with other metaphysics. They are in a hurry to find him, so they think of him all the time. When they cannot practice concentration they read the sacred books. Thus they keep themselves – mind and body – consecrated to one subject. The only times they interrupt their work are when they eat their solitary meals and sleep. They do not sleep much either. It is a hard life. But that is the price you pay for giving up the simpler path of name and form.
A man who is a votary of God must accept whatever is hurled at him – a cow dung cake or a lotus flower.
If you love God, and if you have seen him your way, it is in your own interest to urge others to see him through their unique methods.
Let the gem of salvation be set in the heart of every man and woman. For each one of them is here to give you verification of your God by finding him in his way.
Religion is a record of our e…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 5, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, June 5, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of the moon till 6:53 PM on June 5. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 5, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 7:33 PM on June 5. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat. Moonrise time is at 9:36 PM
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of the moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hima…