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Karveer Vrat – Karvir Vrata - Dedicated to Surya and Kaner Plant - How to Perform The Karveer Vrat?

Karveer Vrat is dedicated to Lord Surya and the Kaner Tree – Indian oleander or Nerium Indicum. Karveer Vrat 2023 date is May 20. The Vrata is observed on the first day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of the moon of Jyeshta month (May – June) as per traditional calendar followed in North India . How to Perform Surya Puja on Karveer Vrat? It is believed that offering puja and rituals to Surya Bhagavan will help in alleviating the problems in life. It also ushers in peace and prosperity. The fasting and rituals on the day were performed by Savitri, Saraswati, Sathyabhama, and Damayanti. Offering flowers to Surya Bhagavan on the day is equal to offering gold coins. The preferred flowers are Kadamb, Mukur and Bela during night. Other seasonal flowers can be offered during the day time. The preferred flowers are Guja, Datura, Aparajita, Bhatkataiya and Tagar. The importance of Karvir Vrat is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana. The rituals associated with the Vrat are ma

Benefits of Chanting Gayatri Mantra as Per Hindu Religion

Innumerable are the benefits of chanting the Gayatri Mantra. This is one of the most important mantras in Hindu religion. Millions of Hindus chant it daily. Those who have trouble in concentrating will see remarkable improvement after chanting the Gayatri Mantra 108 times daily for 24 days. Students get the benefit of concentration, intelligence, and memory power after chanting the mantra. It is believed that chanting the mantra daily during sunrise helps in having good and healthy skin. Chanting the mantra morning during sunrise, noon (when the sun is overhead) and evening when the sun is setting helps in curing skin diseases. Tantrics are of the view that regular chanting of the mantra helps in attaining various siddhis. Those people struggling with their anger will get relief after chanting the mantra. A good solution to anger management. A good mantra to improve knowledge and wisdom. It motivates a person towards self-realization. Puts an individual on the road of spirit

Purnagiri Temple in Champawat in Uttarakhand, India

Purnagiri Temple at Purnagiri in Champawat is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. The popular shrine in Uttarakhand state of India is accessible throughout the year and is at an altitude of 3000 meter above sea level on the Annapurna Mountain. The shrine is around 20 km from Tanakpur, 171 km from Pithoragarh and 92 km from Champawat. Purnagiri is also known as Punyagiri because River Kali descends from here to the plains and gets the name Sharda. Some scholars are of the view that the navel of Goddess Sati fell here after the infamous incident at the Daksha Yajna. Thus, the temple is also a Shakti Peetah. It is also considered one of the 108 Siddhpeetahs. Mahakali manifestation is worshipped here as per the Siddhapeetah tradition. The temple has the murti of Goddess Purnagiri sitting atop a lion. She has numerous hands and she holds various weapons. She is with a crown and is draped in sari. The most important festival in the temple is Chaitra Navrati. Purnagiri