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Worship of Shashthi Devi for Child Birth and Child Welfare – Hindu Goddess Worshiped after Birth of Child

Goddess Shashthi Devi is worshipped for the welfare of children. She nurses and protects children. She takes care of infants. Goddess Sashti is worshipped on the sixth day after the birth of a child to safeguard it from diseases and to ward off evil. She is again offered prayers on the 21st day after childbirth and again when first food is given to the baby.

Those couple having trouble in getting a progeny will be blessed with a healthy child if they worship Shasti Devi for a year (Devi Bhagavata).

Goddess Shashthi Devi is invoked in a Salagrama stone or in the root of banyan tree. In some regions, she is painted on the wall of the house or a sacred place.

Shashthi Devi Mantra Om Sashthyai Devayai Swaha.

Who is Goddess Shashthi Devi? She is the daughter of Brahma and wife of Skanda or Muruga (son of Shiva and Parvati).

She is known as Sashti because she is taken to be one-sixth of prakriti or nature.

Mahabharata and Devi Bhagavata equates her with Devasena, wife of Skanda or Muruga.


Goddess Lakshmi and Purnima – Worship of Maa Lakshmi on Full Moon Night

Purnima, full moon night, is associated with Goddess Lakshmi. If there is full moon night during Friday, then it is doubly auspicious. By offering pujas and doing certain rituals to Maa Lakshmi on purnima night, a person will see increase in wealth and social stature.

Lakshmi – Ganesh murti, or picture, should be placed facing north in the safe; or where you keep money regularly. The murti should be placed on a red color cloth.

Ganesha should be placed on the left side of Goddess Lakshmi.

On the full moon day, seven shells should be offered to Goddess Lakshmi before sunset. It should be then put under earth on the night of full moon day between 11 pm and 12:00 AM. Dig earth and cover it with mud or put it inside a pot and cover it with mud. It is believed that the person will be blessed with wealth.

Keeping gold coins having Goddess Lakshmi or Ganesha embossed in puja area or safe will make a person financially secure.

Offering water to peepal tree in the evening earns merit.


Hastamalaka of Adi Shankara teaches the Knowledge of the Self

All the creatures in this world wish to experience only happiness.

But, worldly happiness born out of the contact between the senses and the objects has two defects:

1) it is always attended with unavoidable misery, and

2) it is not eternal.

Some rare virtuous people comprehend this fact and regard worldly happiness as misery itself.
So they develop dispassion and try to come out of the cycle of repeated birth and death which is caused by the ignorance of the Self.
Hastamalaka of Adi Shankara

Hindu Calendar Today – July 6, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:02 AM on July 6. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:02 AM on July 7.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 6, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 8:20 AM. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 9:25 AM on July 6. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 12:02 PM on July 7.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatra till 8:25 AM on July 6. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 11:21 AM on July 7.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.
In western parts of Ind…