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Goddess Ashapura – About Maa Ashapura Devi

Goddess Ashapura is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is closely associated with Goddess Amba who is worshipped in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The main temple dedicated to Maa Ashapura Devi is located at Mata-no-Madh in Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.

Story of Ashapura Mata One of the most popular stories of Goddess Ashapura is associated with a trader named Devchand, a Karad Vania. The trader was an ardent devotee of Goddess Amba. He did not have any children.

Once during a navratri he was traveling through Rann of Kutch. He was fasting and he stopped at a particular spot and slept.

That night he had a dream in which Goddess Amba asked him to build a temple for her in the spot.

She told him that that he will find a coconut and chundri on the spot where the temple is to be built.

Mother Goddess also told him not to open the door for six months after the temple was built. She told him that she would make her presence felt inside the shrine during the six months.

Devchand built the t…

Kajari Teej 2017 date

Kajari Teej, or Kajri Teez, is observed by women on the third day after Shravan Poornima and it is second among the three Teej festivals – the other two being Hariyali and Hartalika Teej. Kajari Teej 2017 date is August 10. It is mainly observed by married women and young girls and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Kajri Teez is mainly celebrated in Bundi in Rajasthan and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Kajari Teej is dedicated to Lord Krishna and special pujas and prayers are also offered to the neem tree. On the day, women and girls wear colorful new clothes and dance and make merry. A community puja is performed around a neem tree. Specific rituals are performed by elderly women and young women learn the tradition and perform it.

Special swings are prepared for the day and women take turns in swinging while other women sing and dance. Songs sung on the day welcomes the monsoon rains and praise the love of Krishna and Radha.

Kajri Te…

Highly Effective Mantra for Happy Married Life – A Secret Navgraha Chandra Mantra

Navgraha Chandra is associated with peace, beauty and auspiciousness. There is also secret mantra dedicated to Chandra, which helps in having a happy married life. This highly effective mantra can be chanted by both married men and women.

The mantra is: ॐसोंसोमायनम:। Om Som Somaya Nama:

If you have noticed, some of the famous vrats and pujas performed by married women end with the sighting of moon. Moon is a secret deity who can bring back love and warmth into your years of married life.

How to chant the mantra? The mantra should be chanted in the evening after the sighting of the moon. You should wear white color dress. The mantra should be chanted using a Sphatik Mala. It should be chanted 108 times. You can prepare white kheer or payasm (any sweet in white color) on the day.

Revolving Earthen Lamp at Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore – Tamil Nadu

Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore in Tamil Nadu is unique for various reasons. One among them is a revolving earthen lamp. Jalakandeswarar Temple in Vellore is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. But there are also equally important sanctums dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi; Brahma and Saraswati in the temple complex.

The revolving earthen lamp is located behind the main Nandi murti in the temple. The nandi is known as Adhikara Nandi.

People make wishes after keeping their hands on the earthen lamp. Sometimes the earthen lamp revolves. However, sometimes it does not.

However hard the person tries the earthen lamp will not revolve. The revolving of the lamp does not depend on strength of the person.

Till today no one knows the reason as to why the lamp revolves only sometimes.

Raksha Bandhan Thoughts and Quotes by Hindu Blog

In Hindu tradition, Raksha Bandhan is the day when sisters tie Rakhi on brothers and in return brothers promise to protect sisters against all harms. But unfortunately, we no longer find brothers coming to the defense of their sisters. More and more atrocities are being committed against sisters and not a day goes without a shameful incident. Like many other traditions, Raksha Bandhan too is reduced to a farce ritual.

The true tradition of Raksha Bandhan is followed when brothers stand up for sisters in their family and in society. Sri Krishna showed the way when he came to protect Draupadi on numerous occasions. For a single piece of cloth tied by Draupadi to stop Sri Krishna’s finger from bleeding, He provided her complete protection.
Dharma should be present in family and in society for a peaceful, prosperous and happy life. When sisters are physically harmed and frequent attempts made to dishonor them, society is in the grip of Adharma. In such a society no family is safe, no sis…

Teachings from Paramartha Prasanga of Swami Virajananda

To realize God an aspirant must have: Patience, Perseverance, Purity of body and mind, intense desire or yearning, the aggregate of the six attributes namely tranquility of mind, restraint of the senses, giving up of attachments to objects, remaining unaffected amidst all kind of afflictions, faith in the words of the spiritual teacher and the scriptures and concentration on the chosen ideal or God.

Do not tell anybody else, except the Guru, the realizations, the visions, or similar experiences, that spiritual practices may bring to you. Always keep your spiritual treasure – your inmost thoughts – hidden within you. These are not for vulgar gaze. These are your sacred possessions to be shared only between you and the Lord in secret.
Likewise, do not talk of your defects and blemishes to others. You lose thereby your self respect and the respect of others for you. They are for you to confess to the Lord. Pray to Him for strength to overcome them.
Paramartha Prasanga of Swami Virajanand…

Hindu Calendar Today – August 7, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, August 7, 2017 – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 11:02 PM on August 7. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 11:42 PM on August 8.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 7, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:26 AM on August 7. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram till 4:06 AM on August 8.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 1:46 AM on August 7. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatram till 3:33 AM on August 8.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 4:42 PM on August 8.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Makar Rashi till 4:16 …