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Sacred Mark on forehead of Vishnu Devotees – Urdhva Pundra or Naamam

Lord Vishnu devotees identify themselves with a sacred mark on the forehead known as Urdhva Pundra or Namam. This Tilak in Hindu religion is only worn by Vaishnavas. Urdhva means vertical and Pundram means mark. Urdhva Pundra is in the shape of the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu with a red dot or red line in the middle. The red dot in the middle represents Goddess Lakshmi , the consort of Vishnu. Urdhva Pundra is also referred as Naamam or Thiruman kappu. Urdhva Pundra is marked on forehead using sandal paste or white clay. Two vertical lines meet at the base and in between the lines is a red dot or line. For some devotees the vertical lines meet on the starting of the nose. Importance of Urdhva Pundra is mentioned in the Varaha Purana and Brahmanda Purana. You may also like to read Why Hindus wear marks (Tilak) on forehead?

Shani Aarti in Hindi in pdf – Shani Dev Aarti Lyrics in Hindi

Shani Aarti is chanted morning and evening while offering prayers to Shani Bhagvan. It helps in overcoming the malefic position of Shani in a person’s horoscope. Shani Aarti should be chanted continuously for 43 days for getting good results. Below is Shani Aarti in Hindi in pdf. The lyrics are in Hindi language text. जय जय श्री शनिदेव भक्तन हितकारी। सूर्य पुत्र प्रभु छाया महतारी॥ जय जय श्री शनि देव .... श्याम अंग वक्र - दृ ‍ ष्टि चतुर्भुजा धारी। नी लाम्बर धार नाथ गज की असवारी॥ जय जय श्री शनि देव .... क्रीट मुकुट शीश राजित दिपत है लिलारी। मुक्तन की माला गले शोभित बलिहारी॥ जय जय श्री शनि देव .... मोदक मिष्ठान पान चढ़त हैं सुपारी। लोहा तिल तेल उड़द महिषी अति प्यारी॥ जय जय श्री शनि देव .... देव दनुज ऋषि मुनि सुमिरत नर नारी। विश्वनाथ धरत ध्यान शरण हैं तुम्हारी॥ जय जय श्री शनि देव भक्तन हितकारी।। Link – Shani Aarti pdf in Hindi

Shani Stotra – Read Shani Stotra in English and Hindi

Shani Stotra is a powerful mantra dedicated to overcome Shani doshas – troubles in the horoscope due to the bad positioning of Shani Navgraha. Below is the Shani Stotra text in Hindi and English. Chanting this mantra is highly beneficial to all those people who are having problems due to Sade Sati and the bad positioning of Shani the horoscope. The mantra should be chanted on all Saturdays. Along with it a person should also visit Hanuman Temple or temple with Navgrahas. Related Shani Chalisa in Hindi

Virabhadra – Shiva Gana – Hindu God Veerabhadra Swamy

Virabhadra, also known as Veerabhadra Swamy, is one of the Shiva Ganas. Virabhadra is also worshipped as an independent Hindu God in some temples and in such worships He is considered as the son of Lord Shiva. Virabhadra originated from a single strand of hair that was thrown on to earth by Lord Shiva on hearing the death through self immolation by Goddess Sati. Thus Virabhadra is manifestation of Shiva’s anger or the human form given to his unparalleled fury. Despite Shiva’s warnings, Goddess Sati went to her father, Daksha’s Yajna to ask why her husband, Shiva, was not invited for Yajna (sacrifice). Daksha insulted Sati and Shiva and unable to stand her fathers insults, She immolated herself. Upon hearing the news of Sati’s immolation, Shiva’s anger knew no bounds and he removed a strand of hair from his matted locks and threw to the ground. A huge volcano leaped from the spot and from the fire came – Virabhadra – Shiva’s anger personified. From every spark of fire fr