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Vishnu Vijaya Stotram in Telugu in pdf format

Vishnu Vijaya Stotram is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. It is chanted for attaining success, peace and prosperity. You can download the prayer in Telugu text in pdf in the link given below. The prayer should be chanted during morning or evening hours.

It is also chanted on auspicious days dedicated to Vishnu especially on Ekadasi.
Link – Vishnu Vijaya Stotram in Telugu in pdf

Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Suprabatham in Telugu in pdf format

Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha is a manifestation of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. The most important prayer dedicated to the deity is the Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Suprabatham. You can download the prayer in Telugu text in pdf in the link given below.

The prayer should be chanted during morning or evening hours.

It is also chanted on auspicious days dedicated to Narasimha especially the appearance day of Narasimha Jayanti.
Link – Yoga Lakshmi Narasimha Suprabatham inTelugu in pdf

Story of Surpanakha

Surpanakha is the sister of Ravana in the Ramayana. She was the daughter of Sage Vishravasa and Demoness Kaikasi. She was married to Demon Vidyujjihva. Story of Surpanakha is mainly found in the Ramayana and Puranas.


Legend has it that Ravana killed her husband, Vidyujjihva. To console his sister, Ravana promised that he would get her remarried to a man of her choice.
While Surpanakha was searching for a husband, she came across Rama, Sita and Lakshman at Panchavati.

The handsome form of Rama captivated her. She took the form of a beautiful woman and approached him but Rama told her that He was already married.

A dejected Surpanakha approached Lakshman who too rejected her saying that he was just a servant of Rama.

This double rejection brought out her real fierce demonic form. She considered the presence of Mata Sita as the reason for her rejection. She rushed forward to devour Mata Sita.

Lakshmana intervened and cut off her nose.

A bleeding Surpanakha rushed to her cousin Khara. H…

Wadeshwar Yatra at Wadhe Village in Satara District of Maharashtra

Wadeshwar Yatra at Wadhe Village is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Vadeshwar Temple at Wadhe Village in Satara District of Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Janai Malai, Gram Devata. Wadeshwar Yatra 2018 date is March 22.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Wadeshwar.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.
Wadeshwar Yatra at Wadhe Village is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Janai Malai Devi Yatra at Kodoli Village in Satara District of Maharashtra

Janai Malai Devi Yatra at Kodoli Village is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Janai Malai Devi Temple at Kodoli Village in Satara District of Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Janai Malai, Gram Devata. Janai Malai Devi Yatra 2018 date is March 21.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Janai Malai Devi.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.
Janai Malai Devi Yatra at Kodoli Village is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Birdev Yatra at Top Village in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra

Birdev Yatra at Top Village is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Birdev Mandir at Top Village in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Birdev, Gram Devata. Top Village Birdev Yatra 2018 date is March 21.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community from Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Vitthal Birdev.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.
Birdev Yatra at Top Village is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sonar Siddhanath Rathotsav at Bhikawadi Khurd at Kadegaon Taluka of Sangli District

Sonar Siddhanath Rathotsav is observed in Chaitra month. It is the important fair and chariot festival at the Sonar Siddhanath Temple at Bhikawadi Khurd at Kadegaon Taluka of Sangli District, Maharashtra. Sonar Siddhanath Rathotsav 2017 date is March 31.

The annual fair and festival attracts hundreds of devotees. A lavishly decorated wooden chariot is pulled through the village on the day. It contains the utsava murti of Sonar Siddhanath. The chariot is decorated with flowers, leaves, plantain, sugarcane, lamps and lights.

Thousands of people arrive to witness the chariot majestically moving through the village.
Sonar Siddhanath Rathotsav at Bhikawadi Khurd is held on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hanuman Yatra at Dewale in Panhala Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra

Hanuman Yatra at Dewale is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Hanuman Mandir at Dewale in Panhala Taluka of Kolhapur District, Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Dewale Hanuman Yatra 2018 date is March 20.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Hanuman.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.
Hanuman Yatra at Dewale is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Birdev Yatra at Mangaon in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra

Birdev Yatra at Mangaon is annually observed in Chaitra month. The yatra is an important festival at the Birdev Mandir at Mangaon in Hatkanangle Taluka of Kolhapur District in Maharashtra. The shrine is dedicated to Birdev, Gram Devata. Mangaon Birdev Yatra 2018 date is March 20.

The shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

Birdev is the family deity of the Shepherd community from Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The main ritual includes processions, palkhi and offerings to Vitthal Birdev.

Hundreds of people participate in the yatra and festivities. The temple remains open during the entire day and different rituals take place.

Birdev Yatra at Mangaon is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Jamshedpur – Sri Sai Mandir at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple in Jamshedpur, in Jharkhand, was inaugurated on October 28, 2012. A modern architectural marvel, Sri Sai Mandir is located at CH Area in Jamshedpur and is built on 0.75 acre land at a cost of around Rupees 3 crore. The temple is meant for all devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba. The temple is beautifully landscaped with a central hall for bhajan, aarti and a separate meditation center. The design of the main building has 60ft arches. The roof above Sai Baba’s idol is of glass to let in sunlight.


The five feet murti of Shirdi Sai Baba is finely carved out of marble and is seated on a marble platform.
Puja or any kind of worship is prohibited at the main murti.

Devotees can perform puja and make offerings to a Sai Baba murti in the lawn outside the main hall. The kankar aarti is performed at 7:15 AM daily. This is followed by midday aarti, dhoop arti and the evening sej aarti.

Bhoga is offered four times – dry fruits in the morning, roti sabzi in the afternoon, fruits in…

Kusuma Devi Yatra at Shrivardhan in Raigarh District in Maharashtra

Kusuma Devi Yatra at Shrivardhan is observed in Chaitra month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Kusuma Devi Temple off Shrivardhan - Diveagar Road in Raigarh District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held on the occasion. Kusuma Devi Yatra 2018 date is March 19. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Kusuma Devi Temple.
Kusuma Devi temple yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the seond day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Bhairavnath Yatra at Patharwadi Village in Karad Taluka of Satara district in Maharashtra

Bhairavnath Yatra in Patharwadi village is observed in Chaitra month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Bhairavnath Temple at Patharwadi Village in Karad Taluka of Satara District in Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held on the occasion. Patharwadi Bhairavnath Yatra 2018 date is March 19. The shrine is dedicated to Bhairava form of Shiva.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Bhairavnath temple.
Patharwadi Bhairavnath Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

How to make Triphala Churna at home?

To make Triphala Churna at home you will need harad, baheda and amla. To prepare the mixture you need all of them in dry form. You need to deseed them.


Grind harad, baheda and amla separately. The out covering and pulp should be grinded of the three ingredients.
Now mix them in equal proportion to make Triphala churna.

You should store in an airtight container.
It has a shelf life of four months.

Triphala Churna Benefits

Triphala churna is a blend of three herbs – harad, baheda and amla. The three have distinctive qualities and benefits – it expels toxins out of the body. Harad is highly beneficial for eyes; Baheda helps in digestion and amla is an astringent, cool in potency.

The most important benefit of Triphala Churna is that it eliminates all doshas from the body. It pacifies vata and pitta; it also destroys kapha. It balances all three doshas.

Other benefits include: Balances body cholesterolBoosts immunityHealthy eyesAids in digestionCleanses intestineImproves appetiteHelpful in respiratory diseasesImproves uterine strengthHelps in healing woundGood for teeth and gumsImproves liver functioning.

Rasakalyani Tritiya Vrat – How to perform Rasakalyani Vrata?

Rasakalyani Tritiya Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. It is performed on the shukla paksha tritiya or the third day during the waxing phase of moon especially in Chaitra, Magh, Phalgun and Vaishakh months. It is performed by both men and women for good luck, health, prosperity, emancipation and everlasting joy.

The importance of this Vrata is mentioned in the Matsya Purana.

After early morning bath and purification, one should offer prayers to Ganesha.

Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of Gauri, Rudrani and Soumya on the day with mantras, flowers, incense and Prasad (sweet).

Men wear yellow clothes, married women wear red clothes, unmarried women wear white colored clothes, widows and widowers wear ochre colored clothes on the day.

A single meal is taken on the day. Pujas are performed in the morning and evening.

The fasting ends on next day morning.

If the Vrat is observed in Magh month then salt is avoided on the day, if it is performed in Phalguna the sugar is avoided,…

Ananta Tritiya Vrat – Fasting for Good Luck

Ananta Tritiya Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. It is performed on the shukla paksha tritiya or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in a Hindu lunar month especially in Chaitra. It is performed by both men and women for good luck, health, prosperity, emancipation and everlasting joy.

The importance of this Vrata is mentioned in the Matsya Purana.

After early morning bath and purification, one should offer prayers to Ganesha.

Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of Gauri, Rudrani and Soumya on the day with mantras, flowers, incense and Prasad (sweet).

Men wear yellow clothes, married women wear red clothes, unmarried women wear white colored clothes, widows and widowers wear ochre colored clothes on the day.

A single meal is taken on the day. Pujas are performed in the morning and evening.
The fasting ends on next day morning.

Saubhagya Sayana Vrat

Saubhagya Sayana Vrat is observed in Chaitra month. It is dedicated to Goddess Parvati, who is worshipped in the form of Lalitha, giver of bliss and emancipation. It can be performed by both men and women. Saubhagya Sayana Vrat 2018 date is March 20.

The importance of this Vrata is mentioned in the Matsya Purana.

It is believed by some communities that Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on this day.

After early morning bath and purification, one should offer prayers to Ganesha.

Shiva and Goddess Pravati is worshipped on the day with mantras, flowers, incense and Prasad.

A single meal is taken on the day. Pujas are performed in the morning and evening.

The fasting ends on next day morning.

Some devotees perform the Vrata on the third day of the waxing phase of moon in all Hindu lunar months.
Saubhagya Sayana Vrat is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month.

What is Variyan Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Vareeyan Yoga Meaning

Variyan Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Variyan, or Vareeyan, is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Kuber – treasurer of Devas.

Variyan is the eighteenth among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all types of auspicious events especially those relating to buying, business and profit.

Activities done during the Variyan Yoga period will always end in profit.
Doing charity during the period is highly meritorious.

What is Siddhi Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Siddhi Yoga Meaning

Siddhi Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Siddhi is a very good yog. The lord of this Yoga is Ganesha – Lord of auspiciousness and one who removes all problems.

Siddhi is the sixteenth among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is good for all types of auspicious events.
Activities done during the Siddhi Yoga period will always end in success. Making food and cloth donation during the period is highly meritorious.

What is Vajra Yoga in Hindu Astrology? – Vajra Yoga Meaning and Remedies

Vajra Yoga is one among the 27 yogas in Hindu astrology. It is calculated by the degrees of moon and sun starting from Ashwini Nakshatra. Vajra is a bad yog. The lord of this Yoga is Varun or Varuna (Hindu sea god).

Vajra is the fifteenth among the 27 yogas.

The yoga is avoided for auspicious events by some Hindu communities.

The remedies for people having trouble with the Yoga are offering prayers to Ganesha, Shiva and Hanuman.
Donating food and clothes are highly meritorious.

Different creeds are but different paths to reach the one God – Sri Ramakrishna

He assumes different forms and reveals Himself in different ways for the sake of His devotees.

The same God is worshiped in different countries and ages under different names and forms.

He may be worshiped in various ways according to different conceptions – some loving to call Him as father and others as mother, some as friend and others as beloved, some again as their sweet little child – but it is always one and the same God that is worshiped in all these diverse relations. . .

Many are the names of God and infinite forms through which He may be approached.

In whatever name and form you worship Him, through that you will realize Him.

Different creeds are but different paths to reach the one God . . .

The religious teachers of all lands and of all ages are but so many lamps through which the light of the Spirit streams constantly from the one almighty source.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Related Truthfulness is the austerity of this age – Sri Ramakrishna

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 25, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 25, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:08 AM on February 25. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 25, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 4:40 PM.
Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 11:12 AM on February 25. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 12:24 PM on February 25. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi. 
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.