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Use of Glass and Rock Salt in Home to Remain Wealthy

In several Hindu homes in many regions, people keep rock salt in a glass tumbler. The glass tumbler with salt is kept in the southwest direction (नैऋत्यकोण). It is believed that keeping a glass filled with water and rock salt helps in remaining wealthy. Such homes will always have the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi. Jyeshta Lakshmi will not enter the house and therefore there will be no poverty.

The tumbler should be made of crystal or glass – metals should not be used.

The glass tumbler should be filled ¼th with rock salt. Then water should be poured up to ½ or ¾th. This should be kept in a southwest direction.

You should make sure that the tumbler should not be accidentally hit. Water in the tumbler should not spill in your home.

A small red light should be lit near the tumbler.

When the water in the glass evaporates, it should be cleaned and refilled.

Onam Pookalam 2016 Prize Winners

Onam Pookalam 2016 photos published in various newspapers and other websites – first and second prizewinners. Talk about Onam in Kerala and one of the first images that come to mind is that of the flowerbed or floral (designs) arrangements known as Pookalam or Athapookalam. Onam Pookalam 2016 designs are given below. The traditional Onapookalam usually consists of ten rings indicating the ten day ritual during the ten day celebrations of Onam which begins on Atham and ends on Thiru Onam in the month of Chingam (August – September). 

These above images are from an Athapookalam competition held in Kerala 2016. The first three were prizewinners.
Related Onam Pookalam 2015 Prize Winners

Sidh Baba Sodal Mela on Anant Chaudas

Sidh Baba Sodal Mela is annually observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi tithi – on Anant Chaturdas tithi in Jalandhar, Punjab. Sidh Baba Sodal mela 2018 date is September 23. During the mela, millions of people visit the shrine of Sidh Baba Sodal and offer Topa or Prasad.

The annual ritual is undertaken by Sidh Baba Sodal Sudhar Sabha.
People make special offerings during the period to Baba. On Anant Chaudas day, there is lot of activities including special puja, satsang, free food and other philanthropic activities. People light a lamp in the home dedicated to  Sidh Baba Sodal.
A big fair takes place during the period.

Onam 2018 date – Thiruonam Festival in Kerala in 2018

Onam is the most popular and important festival in Kerala in India and for Malayalis around the world. Onam 2018 date is August 24, Friday. The Thiruonam festival of Malayalis in Chingam month rises above all man-made barriers of religion, caste, creed and financial status. It is believed that during the four days of Onam festival, the legendary Asura King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Malayalis prepare floral carpets, sumptuous foods and sweets to welcome Mahabali.  First Onam is on August 23.

Onam is celebrated over four days -
Onnam Onam or First Onam is on August 23. Second Onam or the most important day of Onam is the Thiruonam and it is on  August 24Third Onam or Munnam Onam is on August 25. Fourth Onam or Naalam Onam is on August 26. The preparation for Onam begins on the Atham nakshatram day in the Malayalam Chingam month (August – September). Atham falls around 10 days before Thiruonam. The famous Atha Chamayam procession in Tripunithara is held on the day.

Vrischika Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Vrischika Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Vrischika Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra.
The mantra is ऊॅंपाश-धारिणीनमः
The mantra should be chanted 21 times.
Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.

What makes us different from other people is our genuineness

What makes us different from other people is our genuineness. Our authenticity does not depend on schooling, culture, religion, gender or nationality. It is something that is independent of all external factors. It is a direct reflection of the hidden truth in us. This is what makes us unique. But unfortunately we are ignoring our genuineness and we are always imitating or blindly following. We are subduing the enormous imagination and creation within us. To impress others and to make temporary gains we are becoming someone else. We are far removed from the real us. If we want to achieve success in life, stop imitating and stop pretending. Stick to the real us.

What we do today, determines where we will stand tomorrow is an advice we get to hear from many quarters. It is very much true. But what should we be doing no one tells us this. Advisers rarely have solutions. We should be doing that in which we have a genuine interest. A person is a good painter but he goes to college and lea…

Hindu Calendar Today – September 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:29 AM on September 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:04 AM on September 3.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 2, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious day after 9:40 AM. Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 7:38 AM on September 2. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram till 9:48 AM on September 3.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 7:25 AM on September 2. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram till 9:37 AM on September 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 2:10 PM on September 2. …