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Navratri at Nagnechi Ji Temple in Bikaner in Rajasthan – Sri Nagnechi Ji Mata Temple Darshan Timing

Sri Nagnechi Ji Mata Temple at Bikaner in Rajasthan is dedicated to Goddess Durga – the murti worshipped is believed to be Mahishasur Mardini Naganechi Ji. In 2017, Navratri at Nagnechi Ji Temple is from September 21 to September 30. Navratri is the most important fair held at the temple.

The temple is open for darshan from 5:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM during normal days. The time is sometimes extended during Navratri festival.
The temple follows Shakta tradition.
The temple is located atop a mount in the south-east part of Bikaner known as Pawanpuri.
Bikaner Railway Station is around 4 km from the templeNagnechi Ji Temple.

Goddess Shoolini Devi

Goddess Shoolini Devi is a manifestation of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that Goddess Durga appeared as Shulni Devi at Solan in Himachal Pradesh. She is worshipped as a warrior Goddess in eastern parts of India. There is another legend that when Shiva appeared as Sharabha to calm Narasimha, Shoolini Devi was one of the wings of Sharabha.



In some images Goddess Shoolini has black color. She has eight arms. She carries different weapons including Trishul. She has four attendants who hold maces.
She is worshipped for defeating enemies and for attaining prosperity.
Those people suffering from Pitru Dosh also find relief by worshipping Goddess Shoolini.

Second day of Navratri Dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini on September 22, 2017

Second day of Navaratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini in most parts of India. She is worshipped on September 22, 2017 during Navratri. ‘Brahma’ here refers to the meditative aspect of Brahmacharini and is always depicted as pious women or Sannyasin. This form Durga is two-armed and carries a rosary and sacred water pot (Kamandalu). Goddess Tara and Goddess Chamunda are also worshipped on the day in western region and some parts of North India. In many regions the first three days of Navratri is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga.



Brahmacharini is associated with the pious form of Goddess Shakti. She is believed to be that aspect of Mother Goddess, which was present in Sati and Goddess Parvati, when they both did intense austerities to get Lord Shiva as husband.
In some regions, Goddess Chamunda form of Durga is worshiped on the second day. In this form she is believed to have killed the demons Chanda and Munda.
Another form of Durga worshipped is that of Goddess Tara…

Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi

Manikarnika Ghat is the most famous ghat in Varanasi and it is associated with earrings of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Manikarnika Ghat is also known as the burning ghat as corpses are burned here. Cremations are conducted at all time of the day and night here. As per Matsya Purana, those who are cremated here will attain moksha.
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu dug a pit here with his chakra to fill his perspiration created by intense austerities performed. The pit can be still found here. People sprinkle water from this pit on their head and body as an act of purification.
Another legend has it that an earring Manikarnika of Shiva fell into the pit and hence the name Manikarnika Ghat.
Another legend has it that Goddess Parvati was fed up with the wandering habit of Lord Shiva. In order to keep her husband in Kashi she hid her earrings in Manikarnika Ghat and told Shiva that she lost them on the banks of Ganga. Shiva continues to search for it. It is said that whenever a cremation take…

Navratri Day 2 Mantra – Second Day Prayers for Navratri in Hindi on September 22, 2017

The second day Prayers for Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini. Navratri Day 2 Mantra in Hindi is given below. It is chanted on September 22, 2017 during Navratri. There are three mantras. First is Mool Mantra for second day of Navratri. Second is Dhyan Shloka dedicated to Goddess Brahmacharini. Third is a Stotra.  Fourth is the Kavach Mantra. You can chant also prayers like Lalita Sahasranama on the day.
There is no need to chant all mantras. Most devotees chant just the mool mantra.
Navratri Day 2 Mool Mantra


Navratri Day 2 Dhyan Mantra
वन्दे वांच्छितलाभायचन्द्रर्घकृतशेखराम्।
जपमालाकमण्डलुधराब्रह्मचारिणी शुभाम्॥
गौरवर्णास्वाधिष्ठानास्थितांद्वितीय दुर्गा त्रिनेत्राम्।
धवल परिधानांब्रह्मरूपांपुष्पालंकारभूषिताम्॥
पद्मवंदनापल्लवाराधराकातंकपोलांपीन पयोधराम्।
कमनीयांलावण्यांस्मेरमुखीनिम्न नाभि नितम्बनीम्॥
Navratri Day 2 Stotra
तपश्चारिणीत्वंहितापत्रयनिवारिणीम्।
ब्रह्मरूपधराब्रह्मचारिणी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
नवचक्रभेदनी त्वंहिनवऐश्वर्यप्रदायनीम्।
धनदासुखदा ब्रह्मचारिणी प्रणमाम्यहम्॥
शं…

Origin of Navratri

The origin of the nine-day Navratri vrat and fasting is associated with Bhagvan Sri Ram. Legend has it that Sage Narada asked Bhagavan Sri Ram to invoke Mother Goddess before going into war against Ravana and his powerful demon army.

Sri Ram then invoked Mother Goddess Durga and took her blessings. With her blessings, he was successful in his campaign against Ravana.

There is also another belief that Durga Puja was originally held during spring season or Basant. It was Lord Ram who changed the nine-day worship period of Goddess Durga from Chaitra (March – April) to Ashwin (September – October).
Navratri and Durga Puja in Ashwin month (September – October) is also known as Akal Bodhon, or untimely invocation, as Lord Ram had invoked her during the Ashwin month.

Kanjanagaram Temple – Kathra Sundareswarar temple at Kanjanagaram near Mayiladuthurai

Kanjanagaram Temple, also known as Kathra Sundareswarar temple, is located at Kanjanagaram near Mayiladuthurai in Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The shrine is located 1 km off the Mayiladuthurai – Poompuhar State Highway 22 and is around 8 km from Mayiladuthurai.
The shivling worshipped in the temple is Swayambhu – that which appeared on its own. Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Tungabalasthanambikai. She holds neelothpal flower, discus, conch and a parrot called Vedamirt Keeram. It is believed that the parrot is Lord Shiva himself.  It chants the Vedas. Veda Vyasa and Suka Rishi is said to have worshipped Mother Goddess  here. The popular belief is that the six Krittuka maidens who took care of Lord Muruga during his birth were born here. Kanjanagaram Temple Timings Morning Puja Time – 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM Evening Puja Time – 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Kanjanagaram Temple Contact Address Sri Kathra Sundareswarar Temple, Kanjanagaram Tharan…

Significance of Traditional Garba – Spiritual Meaning of Dandiya Raas

Navratri Garba and Dandiya Raas are slowly losing its real meaning and spiritualism attached to it. In ancient times, earthen pots with several holes for light to pass through were kept on one another in front of the painting or murti of Mother Goddess on the first night of Navratri. A lamp with four wicks was placed in the pot and it was kept lit till the end of Navratri festival. Dance was performed around the lamp in circles.

There are two types of folk dances performed during ‘Garba’.

The dance preformed by the males standing in a circle singing while clapping with simple feet movements is called ‘Garbi’ and the dance performed by females with delicate body gesticulations is called ‘Garba’.

‘Garba’ means singing devotional hymns praising the Goddess with rhythmic clapping. It is performed for invoking the blessing of Mother Goddess and thanking her for protecting her children. Through the dance, we also ask her to uphold Dharma by annihilating Adharma.

Symbolically ‘dandiya’ i…

Symbolic meaning of Garbo Pot used during Navaratri in Gujarat

Garbo is an indispensable aspect of the nine-day Navaratri festival in Gujarat. The Garbo is an earthen pot which has holes around it and in it a lighted lamp is placed. Symbolically, Garbo signifies knowledge. It is placed at the center of communal Navratri gathering, a village, lanes or streets and colorfully dressed women, men and children move around it singing and playing a folk dance called Garba.
The moving around the Garbo, indicates the never-ending cycle of creation. The movements of Garba explain the maintenance and destruction phases of supreme reality.
You may also like to read Symbolism of Dandiya Sticks Importance of Danidya Dance During Navratri in Gujarat

Nalladai Sivan Temple – Agneeswarar Temple at Nalladai near Mayiladuthurai

Agneeswarar Temple, located at Nalladai in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The temple is located on the Mayiladuthurai – Karaikal road via Nedungadu on State Highway 149. It is around 15 km from Mayiladuthurai. The shrine is popularly known as Nalladai Sivan Temple.

Agneeswarar temple is believed to me more than 1000 years old. Shiva is worshipped here in the form of a Shivling and it faces west not the usual east. A unique feature of the Shivling is that water is collected around the Shivling to calm down the fire or agni effect of Agneeswarar. Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Sundaranayaki and faces east. The tree associated with the temple is Vanni or Bilwa. Nalladai Sivan Temple Timings Morning Puja Time – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening Puja Time – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM Nalladai Sivan Temple Contact Address Sri Agneeswarar Temple, Nalladai Tharangampadi Taluk, Nagapattinam District Tamil Nadu Pincode – 609 306


The subsidiary deities worshipp…

Murtis worshipped by Hindus are not just stones

Sanatana Dharma teaches Hindus to see God in all animate and inanimate. Therefore Hindus have no problem in seeing God in murtis in temples.
The Hindu writes That is because he sees the stone as a representation of God, said Sarala Rajagopalan, in a lecture.  A carpenter made an elephant using wood. It was carved beautifully, and those with artistic taste commented on what a beautifully made elephant it was. However, there were others who observed merely that wood had been used to carve the elephant. Observing this, saint Thirumoolar said that for some, the elephant was obscured by the wood, and for others the wood was obscured by the elephant. This is like the believer seeing God in the stone and the non-believer seeing only the stone.  Vivekananda once visited a king, who said he could not think of idols made of stone, or wood or mud as God; he could not understand how anyone could worship these idols. Vivekananda replied that each one worshipped in a different way. Those who had ex…

Nine and Navratri – Why Navratri is observed for nine nights?

Navratri is observed for nine nights. This is based on the Devi Mahatmya scripture. As per Devi Mahatmya and Devi Bhagavatam, Goddess Durga fought for nine days and nine nights against Demon Mahishasura. This battle happened from Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi to Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi – from the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month to the ninth day of waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month.

During the course of the battle, Mother Goddess took several ferocious forms to annihilate innumerable powerful demons.
She annihilated all the demons and finally on the ninth night she killed Demon Mahishasura.

Live Darshan from Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple – Online Live Streaming of Kolhapur Mahalakshmi Temple in Maharashtra

MahalaxmiTemple in Kolhapur in Maharashtra is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. The KolhapurMahalaxmiTemple management is now offering free live darshan. The online live streaming is available daily when the shrine is open.
LinkLive Darshan from Kolhapur Mahalaxmi Temple

Mantra to Get Desired Wife

Below is a prayer chanted to get desired wife. Anyone can chant this mantra to get the wife of your desire. 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.

The ideal mantra to chant is OM Namah Shivaya

You should also perform fasting on Monday and visit Shiva temple. Performing charity, food donation, donating cloths etc help in receiving blessings for the fulfillment of your desire.
Another mantra is given below it should be chanted for 40 days.


Mantra to Get Baby

Below is a prayer to get baby. It can be chanted by couples and family members for healthy baby girl or baby boy. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

You should also offers prayers to Sri Krishna on all days.

Feeding poor children, donating clothes to poor children or doing donation for health and education of children is highly meritorious.

You can chant any mantra or small prayer you know about Sri Krishna.

The most ideal prayer is Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya.

Visiting Guruvayoor Sri Krishna temple in Kerala and offering prayers is considered to be highly helpful. You can also visit any temple that worships Sri Krishna in child form.
This mantra can be chanted on all Wednesdays for the health of baby and mother:


Bharani Natchathiram Characteristics – Barani Natchathiram Character

One of the most important characteristics of Bharani Natchathiram is that they will show key interest in physical pleasures. Another key character of people in Barani birth star is that they will be interested in spiritual matters. Other Bharani Natchathiram Characteristics are given below:

Will be courageous Will show interest in music Capable of facing opponents. Charitable. Independent. Will stay away from family. Will became a slave of the senses. Will be keen in sex related matters. Will have good and health children. Marriage as per desire. Might fall prey to bad habits Will be of thankful nature.

Barani Natchathiram 2016 Palan - Bharani Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2016

Barani Natchathiram born people of Mesha Rashi will have a good year in 2016. People will attempt to cheat you – so be careful in all deals. Greediness will cause numerous problems. As per Palan, January, February, April, July, August and December 2016 are good months. June, September and November will see both good and bad times. March, May and October will be tough periods. Below is the astrological prediction for Bharani Natchathiram in 2016: Barani is the second birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu Tamil astrology and calendar followed in Tamil Nadu, Bharani is in Medakurru or Mesha Rashi (Aries Zodiac).

Career - Opportunity to join new job. Improvement in career related matters. Self employed people will see major gains. You hard work will be rewarded. Avoid dropping a project midway. Being punctual will help in making good gains in this year.

Finance - Improvement in financial matters through various sources. Lost wealth will be recovered. Gai…

Hastham Natchathiram Male Characteristics – Hastham Natchathiram Born Male Character

One of the most important characteristics of Hastham Natchathiram born male is that they will be interested in both material and spiritual pursuits at the same time. Another important character of the birth star is that they will even win over enemies with their loving nature. Other Hastham Natchathiram Characteristics are given below:

Will speak sweetly. Will be wealthy. Will stay away from home. Will be scholars. Will have good sex drive. Will have good patience. Will be of helpful nature. Will be fond of dresses and ornaments. Interest in gathering knowledge and education. Will be talkative and humorous in nature. Will enjoy music, dance and other fine arts. Will be more attached to mother.

Swathi Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Swathi Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Swathi, the 15th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Swathi star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Thatheeswarar temple located at Chithukadu in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.

Swathi Natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Swathi Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Chithukadu Temple.

Chithirai Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Chitra Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Chithirai or Chitra, the 14th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Chithirai star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Chitraradha Vallaba Perumal temple located at Kuruvithurai in Madurai District in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu.

Chithirai natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Chithirai Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Kuruvithurai Vishnu Temple.

Hastham Star Temple in Tamil Nadu – Hastham Nakshatra Temple to offer prayers

Each nakshatra or birth star has a temple dedicated to it. Thus Hastham, the 13th star among 27 nakshatra or natchathiram, has a temple dedicated to it. This concept is popular especially in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.

Hastham star temple in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Krupakupareswarar temple located at Gomal in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Shiva.

Hastham natchathiram born people can offer prayers here to solve problems in their horoscope. The nakshatra born people can also offer prayers here for peace, prosperity, wealth and good education.

Those Hastham Nakshatram born people having trouble in find suitable alliance and also facing other matrimonial problems get relief after offering prayers here.
Married people facing problems get respite after doing prayers in the Gomal Shiva Temple.

Navratri Trivia

Navratri is nine nights dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti in Hindu Religion and in 2016 it will be observed from September 21, 2017 to September 30, 2017.
Navratri means nine nights.
The most popular Navratri is the one held during Ashwin Month (September – October). But there are also three other Navratris in a Hindu calendar year. The most famous among this is the Chaitra Navratri (March – April). The other two Navratris are Magh Navratri and Ashada Navratri.
A popular belief is that the Navratri during Ashwin month (September – October) was started by Sri Ram when he invoked Goddess Durga before going into battle with Ravan. Originally, Mother Goddess was invoked during the Chaitra Month (March – April)
Navratri is also written as Navratras, Navaratri and Navarathri.
The reason for observing Navratri is found in the Markandeya Purana. The chapters 81 to 93 in the Markandeya Purana talks about the slaying of demon Mahishasura or Mahisha by Durga and it is referred as Devimahatmya a…

Thoughts and Quotes on Navratri

During Navaratri, Goddess Durga is invoked first to remove impurities from the mind. The Goddess Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate the noble values and qualities. Finally, Saraswati is invoked for gaining the highest knowledge of the Self. This is the significance of the three sets of three nights when all these three are gained subjectively, and then there will be Vijayadasami, the day of true victory. – Swami Tejomayananda of Chinmaya Mission


…is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect as Power, to bestow upon man all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge (both sacred and secular), and all other potent powers. Whatever be the particular or special request that everyone may put before the Goddess, whatever boon may be asked of Her, the one thing behind all these is propitiation, worship and linking oneself with Her. There is no other aim. This is being effected consci…

You become more divine as you become more creative – Osho

By enjoying and doing whatever you do as a gift of existence, you can let your creativity bloom.
Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things.
Whatever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if you act of doing it is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine.

Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it – whatsoever it is! Osho

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 13, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the 1st day during the waxing phase of the moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 3:55 AM on October 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the 1st day during the waxing phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 13, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam Nakshatra till 1:20 AM on October 13. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 2:37 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Begins. Ghatasthapana.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal P…