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Videos on How to Make Ganesha Idols at Home – Make Clay Ganapati Idols by Hand

By making clay Ganesh idols for Vinayaka Chaturthi, or Ganesha Puja, at home with one’s own hand we are giving form to the formless Brahman. It does not matter if the Ganapati idols are crude or not beautiful. This form of devotion is unparalleled and there is not substitute to it. Here are few Videos on how to make Ganesha idols at home.
Making Ganesh Idol Using Only Clay with Hand

Making Ganesha Idol Using Mould

Making of Clay Ganesh Idols by Potters

Making Ganesh Idols From Paper Mache

You may also like to read How to make Ganesh Idols at home? (Text)

Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 – Hindus and Hindu Temples in USA

The Total Solar Eclipse that crosses the USA on August 21, 2017 is of great importance to Hindus and Hindu Temples in USA. Moon’s shadow makes landfall in Oregon at 10:17 PDT and speeds across the United States to leave the coast of South Carolina at 14:48 EDT (You can find the complete detail of the eclipse in the USA on August 21 here on the official page of NASA).

Note - This eclipse is not visible in India.


Hindus and Total Solar Eclipse There is no restriction in seeing the eclipse through proper means. However, direct viewing of the sun with the naked eye during the eclipse is prohibited.All Hindu Temples remain closed.Fasting 12 hours before the eclipse.Holy bath in sacred rivers, lakes, ponds, and seas during the eclipse.Food is strictly not taken during the eclipse period.Pregnant women are advised to stay indoors. This is to avoid harmful rays.Chanting of Mantras Hindu Temples Remain Closed During Solar Eclipse All Hindu Temples remain closed during the Total Solar Eclipse (Su…

River Mandakini in Hindu Scriptures

River Mandakini is mentioned in Hindu Scriptures like the Puranas and the epics. The Puranas refer to it as rivulet flowing in the divine abode of Kubera – the God of wealth. The waters of it help in curing various diseases and it is associated with pleasure.

Mandakini Rivulet is filled with lotuses.
It is believed that beautiful women in the waters of the rivulet to keep their beauty intact.

Success Mantra for Students – Hindu Mantras of Success in Exams and Interviews

Those students that are undertaking final exams, interviews and other competitive examinations should chant this mantra to achieve success. This particular secret Hindu mantra is sure to help you in attaining success. Success Mantra for Students:

रामायरामभद्रायरामचंद्रायवेधसे रघुनाथायनाथायसीताया: पतयेनम: Ramaya Rambhadraya Ramachandraya Vedase Raghunathaya Nathaya Sitaya Pataye Namah

How and when to chant the mantra?
The mantra should be chanted just before sunrise early in the morning and just after sunset.Take bath before chanting the mantra.The mantra should be chanted 3 times.Meditate on Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita for five minutes after chanting the mantra.No alcohol and other intoxicating things like cigarettes etc should be completely avoided.
Benefits of the mantra
This mantra helps in improving the concentration.It brings luck.It improves memory power.Sharpens the intellect.Removes all negative energies and ushers in positive thoughts.
What this Mantra Will Not Do?
It is not a su…

Khairatabad Ganesh 2017 – Pictures of Khairatabad Ganesh Idol in 2017 for Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival

Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesh Idol 2017 is associated with Kumara and Chandi and it is called Sri Chandi Kumara Anantha Maha Ganapathi. The Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee is celebrating 63rd year of formation. The height of murti in 2017 will be nearly 57 feet. Ganesha Vigraha or Murti made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Khairatabad near Hyderabad are famous for its huge size. The Vinayaka murti in 2017 is flanked by Shiva (Maha Kala Sadashivudu) and Goddess Durga (Mahishasura Mardini).


Some facts about Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesh

Every year the construction of the huge murti begins on Apara Ekadasi (May/June).The chief artist, C. Rajendran, has been making the huge murti of 30 years.First installed in 1954 by S. Shankaraiah.The height of the murti had reached 60-feet in 2015. Now the height is scale down. The mammoth Tappeswaram laddoo sent by Mallibabu was one of the main attraction of the festival but from 2017 it is being replaced by a huge PoP laddoo.Devotees can bring la…

Somvati Amavasya 2017 Dates

Somvati Amavasi, or Somavati Amavasya, is no moon day that falls on a Monday (Somvar) in traditional Hindu calendar. Somavati Amavasya 2017 dates are given below. - March 27, August 21 and December 18, 2017. It is considered a highly auspicious day and millions of people take a holy dip in sacred Rivers like Ganga and Yamuna on the day. Married men and women also perform different pujas and rituals and also undertake Somavara Amavasya Vrat.

Somvati Amavasya 2017 Dates

9:33 AM on March 27 to before sunrise on March 28
1:31 AM on August 21 to 11:51 PM on August 21
sunrise to 11:09 AM on December 18

The Significance of Somvati Amavas was narrated Yudhishtra by Bhisma in the Mahabharata. It is said that who ever takes a bath in the sacred rivers on the day would be prosperous, free of diseases and would be free from grief and sorrow. There is also a popular belief the soul of ancestors will rest in peace if children and relatives take a holy dip in the sacred rivers.

Married women take t…

Tell This to Your Child from Its Very Birth – Swami Vivekananda

The only ism that we require now is this wonderful idea of the soul – its eternal might, its eternal strength, its eternal purity, and its eternal perfection.

If I had a child, I would from its very birth, begin to tell it, “Thou art the Pure One.”

You have read in one of the Puranas that beautiful story of queen Madalasa, how as soon as she has a child she puts her baby with her own hands in the cradle, and how as the cradle rocks to and fro, she begins to sing, “Thou art the Pure One, the Stainless, the Sinless, the Mighty One, the Great One.”

Ay, there is much in that. Feel that you are great and you become great.
From The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 3.242.

Hindu Calendar Today – August 21, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, August 21, 2017 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 1:31 AM on August 21. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 11:51 PM on August 21.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:33 PM on August 22. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 21, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:41 PM on August 21. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 4:01 PM on August 22.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 3:51 PM on August 21. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 2:43 PM on August 22.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 4:41 PM on …