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How to Keep Goddess Lakshmi Idol at Home?

Today many people keep Goddess Lakshmi idol in their homes. Goddess Lakshmi idol in clay, porcelain, gold, silver and other metals are widely worshiped in Hindu homes. Here are few tips on how to keep Goddess Lakshmi idol at home in the correct way and get the blessings of Maa Laxmi.



Cleanliness is must if you are bringing Goddess Lakshmi home. You cannot leave the house unclean. There should not be any junk. The house should always be neat and tidy.At a time, there should be only one murti (idol) of Goddess Lakshmi in the home. There should never be more than one form of the Goddess.The murti of Goddess Laxmi should not be kept facing other deities. Other deities should be on the sides.The backside of Goddess should not be exposed. While offering worship, we should only have darshan of the front side.Broken idol should not be worshiped.A single lamp should be lit in the morning or evening. If possible at morning and evening.Do not start an elaborate daily puja and then stop in abrupt…

10 Names of Shani Bhagavan to Find Instant Relief from Shani Dosh

People who are of the belief that troubles in their life are due to Shani Grah are increasing. Such people are always on the lookout for a relief from Shani Dosh. An instant relief to Shani related horoscope problems is to chant the 10 names of Shani Bhagavan. The names should be chanted on Saturday. It should be chanted 51 times. 
The 10 names are Konasth (कोणस्थ)Pingal (पिंगल)Babru (बभ्रु)Krishna (कृष्ण)Roudrantak (रौद्रान्तक)Yam (यम)Souri (सौरि)Shanishwara (शनैश्चर)Mandh (मंद)Pippilad (पिप्पलाद) The sholka containing the 10 name is

कोणस्थपिंगलोबभ्रु: कृष्णोरौद्रोन्तकोयम:। सौरि: शनैश्चरोमंद: पिप्पलादेनसंस्तुत:।।

Goddess Pranashakti – About Goddess Prana Sakti

Goddess Pranashakti in Hinduism is the primal goddess ruling the centers of physical life. She is associated with healing. Prana Shakti is the power of prana and she is a personification of prana (life force energy).  


There are thousands of forms of life-force energy and all this is controlled by Goddess Pranashakti. She can be as small as invisible to the eye and as big as the cosmos.

Her color is the color of dawn and wears red color dress. She is ferocious and has six hands. She holds a head, trident, bow, five arrows, noose and gourd in her hands.
She is depicted as standing upon a lotus in the cosmic ocean.

Gatari Amavasya on Ashada Amavasi in Maharashtra

Gatari Amavasi is observed on the Amavasya, or no moon day, in the month of Ashada as per Marathi calendar in Maharashtra. The next month is the Shravan month and many people give up drinking liquor and non-vegetarian food for the next 40 days. Amavas is the last day in a traditional Marathi month. In 2017, the date of Gatari Amavasi is July 23.

Since most people will not eat non-vegetarian food and do not indulge in drinking Shravan month, many people make full use of the last day in Ashada month, which is the Gatari Amavasi. Some people drink through the night of Gatari with friends and relatives.

The reason Maharashtrians abstain from different types of food in Shravan month is that, monsoon is at its peak and it is considered the period at which the stomach is most susceptible to different ailments. So because people have to control indulgences in Shravan month, they indulge the day before Shravan month in excessive drinking and eating.

In the Sawan, or Sravana month, devout Hin…

Bheemana Amavasya Vrata 2017 – Kannada Ashada Amavasi Vrata Date

Bheemana Amavasya, also known as Bhima Amavasi, is an important Hindu ritual performed by women in Karnataka. Bheemana Amavasi Vrata 2017 date is July 23. Bheemana Amavasya is observed on the no moon day (Amavas) in the Kannada month of Ashada (July – August). On the day women pray for the well being of their husbands and brothers. The ritual is also known as Deepasthambha Pooja.

Bheemana Amavasi Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Married and unmarried women and girls on Bhima Amavasai pray for the long life of their husbands, brothers and other male members in the house.

A pair of lamps made using mud known as Kalikamba represents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the day. Special pujas are done on the auspicious day to appease the divine couple. Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu lamp made from flour is made on the occasion and lit to cool all bad emotions like anger, frustration etc.

Another important feature on Bheemana Amavasi is the making of Kadubu. Dough balls, …

Importance Green Bangles, Green Dress and Mehndi in Hinduism

Green Bangles, green dress and mehndi in Hinduism are sign of prosperity and auspiciousness. The color green is also associated with Budh Grah. There is also a famous festival associated with green – Hariyali Teej observed on Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi (third day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month).

Green color is given preference by women during Shravan month (July - August).

Green is also associated with luck in Hindu religion.

Budh Grah becomes happy when green color items are offered. With the blessings of the planet, one can do good in studies and business.

For better relationship in married life, one should have green color in the southeast side of bedroom. It is also believed that green keeps out negative energy.
Green color is worn to please Shiva, Vishnu and Budh Graha.

Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that – Nisargadatta Maharaj

A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.

You do not want to give up either worldly knowledge or so called spiritual knowledge and yet, through these worldly concepts, you want to understand the riddle of your existence, and that is precisely why you are not able to understand.

Fight with all the strength at your disposal against the idea that you are nameable and describable. You are not. Refuse to think of yourself in terms of this or that.
Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

Hindu Calendar Today – July 20, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 1:03 AM on July 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:35 PM on July 20.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:06 PM on July 21.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 20, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 3:34 PM on July 20. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 1:53 PM on July 21.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatra till 5:25 PM on July 20. Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 2:53 PM on July 21.
Rashi or Moon S…