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Aadi Pooram 2018 date – Andal Jayanti 2018 in Tamil Month Aadi

Aadi Pooram, also known as Aandal Jayanti, is dedicated to Andal, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The festival observed in the Tamil month of Aadi celebrates the birth of Andal. Aadi Pooram 2018 date is August 13. Aadi Pooram is also dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it is believed that the Goddess comes down to bless the people on this day. Pooram or Puram is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology.

The story of Goddess Andal is famous throughout Tamil Nadu and She is renowned for her steadfast devotion for Sri Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu).

There is a popular belief that Goddess Andal is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Aadi Puram is of great significance in Lord Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu. Equally important is the day in Shakti Temples.
The festival is a major event at the Srirangam SriRanganathTemple as it is believed that Andal through her unwavering devotion became the wife of Sri Ranganath (Lord Vishnu). Another major event is the car festival of Sr…

Sixteen Names of Ganesha for Chanting

Sixteen Important Names of Lord Ganesha, which should be remembered and chanted daily, are: Om Sumukaya namahaOm Ekadhanthaya namahaOm Ganapathi namahaOm Gaja Karnakaya namahaOm Lambodharaya namahaOm Vikataya namahaOm Vigneshwaraya namahaOm Vignarajaya namahaOm Ganadhithapathaye namahaOm Dhoomakethave namahaOm Ganadhyakshaya namahaOm Balachandraya namahaOm Gajananaya namahaOm Vakrathundaya namahaOm Soorpakarnaya namahaOm Herambaya namaha Chanting them daily will help in keeping the mind calm and stress free.

Madhushravani Tritiya 2018 date – Madhushravani Teej Puja and Vrat in 2018

Madhushravani, or Madhushrava Tritiya, is observed in Mithilanchal region in North India – parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Madhushrava Tritiya 2018 date is August 13. Newly married women observe special rituals during the period for a happy life. In some regions the ritual is observed for 13 days and is known as Madhushravani Teej period.
When is it Observed? The main ritual is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. In some regions the ritual begins on the Panchami day or the fifth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Shravan month (August 2, 2018) and continues for 13 days and the ritual ends on Madhushrava Tritiya day.
The Process Newly married women return to their parent’s home during the period and food is send daily during the period from her husband’s home.
Married women who are observing their first Shravan month mainly participate in th…

Marathi Shravan Month 2018 – Shravan 2018 in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Shravan Maas is the fifth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and is a highly auspicious month. Shravan Month 2018 is from August 12 to September 9. Sawan month is highly auspicious and staunch Hindus do not eat meat products and perform different types of pujas. Mondays is dedicated to Shiva Pooja and on Tuesdays women perform Mangala Gowri Puja. Other important festivals and auspicious days include Nag Panchami, Narli Purnima, Sri Krishna Jayanti and Dahi Handi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh in Shravan Month is on August 30 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:55 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Daily pujas in Marathi Shravan month Monday – Shiva Puja Tuesday – Mangala Gouri Puja Wednesday – Budha Puja Thursday – Brihaspati Puja Friday – Jara Jivantika Puja Saturday – Maruti Puja Sunday – Aditya Puja

Shravan Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Shravan Mahina 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 12, 2018 to August…

Footwear Offering at Lakamma Temple at Gola in Gulbarga District in Karnataka

Lakamma Temple at Gola Village, Alanda Taluka, in Gulbarga District in Karnataka is unique for several reasons. An important offering here is footwear (chappals). People tie garlands made of footwear on a neem tree in front of the temple.

Another unique aspect of the temple is that the priest in the temple is from the Muslim community.

People get their wishes fulfilled after offering chappals to the deity.

People of the region believe that Goddess Lakamma move around the village wearing footwear and protect them.
Yet another unique aspect of the temple is that the head of the deity worshipped in the temple is hidden underground. Devotees can only see the backside and the legs of the Goddess.

Shravan Somvar Vrat – Mondays of Sawan Month Dedicated to Lord Shiva

Mondays in the month of Shravan or Sawan (July – August) is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Hindus in North and Western parts of  India observe Shravan Somvar Vrat. In this month, Shivling is bathed with holy water from River Ganga. A fast is observed from sunrise to sunset on all Mondays in the month. In 2018, Shravan Somvar days are July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20 as per traditional calendar followed in North India.
In Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa and Gujarat, Shravan Somvar Vrat in 2018 is on August 13, August 20, August 27, and September 3.Who Observes?
Married women observe the fast for a happy and long married life. Unmarried women observe it for getting good husbands. Men observe it for a happy and peaceful life. Fasting Rules
Those who observe fast eat only a single vegetarian meal. Shivlinga is bathed with Ganga water or milk at temples. Devotees also offer flowers or Bilva or Bel leaves to the Shivalingam.Offering milk to Lord Shiva in this mo…

Vishnudharmottara Purana Quotes

King Vajra asks his teacher Sage Markandeya, “how can one depict in an image, the Supreme Being who is devoid of form, smell and emotion; and destitute of sound and touch?”
Sage Markandeya explains, “the entire universe should be understood as the modification (vikriti) of the formless (prakriti). The worship and meditation of the Supreme is possible for an ordinary being only when the formless is endowed with a form; and that form is full of significance”

“The qualities that we admire in a divine being are within us. And, when we worship the images that personify such attributes, we awaken those divine aspects latent in us. When we are filled by that grace, there is no space left for base desires and pain; we have become that deity.”
Quotes from Vishnu Purana on the Purity of River Ganga

Hindu Calendar Today – July 24, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, July 24, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:29 PM on July 24.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:50 AM on July 25.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 24, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:34 AM on July 24. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram till 8:39 AM on July 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 7:43 AM on July 24. Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram till 6:00 AM on July 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 8:39 AM on July 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and so…