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Nimbu Mirchi In Front Of Homes And Shops – Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?

Nimbu Mirchi tied on the doorways of shops, business establishments and Hindu homes is a common sight in India. But why is it hung on the door? Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition? Nimbu Mirchi tied on a thread are hung outside the door to keep away Alakshmi, or Jyestha, who is considered inauspicious. Alakshmi is the sister of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity. But Alakshmi brings poverty and misery.

Alakshmi likes sour, pungent and hot things. Therefore shopkeepers, merchants and people tie nimbu mirchi on the doorways of their shops and homes so that Alakshmi will only come up to the door and eat her favorite food and satisfy her hunger and leave without entering the shop or house.

It is believed that after consuming nimbu and mirchi, Alakshmi loses her urge to enter the house or shop. She will turn around without casting her malevolent eye.

Is Nimbu Mirchi Superstition?

Yes, it is a superstition if you are non-believer. For a believer it gives hope and confiden…

Jwalaji Temple Timings in Himachal Pradesh – Opening Darshan and Closing Time at Jwalamukhi Temple

Jwalaji Temple at Kangara in Himachal Pradesh is famous for the eternal burning of flames. Opening Darshan and Closing Time at Jwalamukhi Temple in detail is given below. Please not that there will change in timings during Chaitra Navratri (March – April) and Sharad Navratri (September – October) and other important temple festivals. The temple will remain closed during eclipse or graham.

The temple is open from 4:30 AM to 10:30 PM without a break.

Important Aartis are at Mangal Aarti – 5:00 AM
Noon Aarti – 12:00 PM
Evening Aarti – 7:00 PM
Last Aarti - Evening 10.00 PM

Chausath Yogini Names in English and Hindi – Names of 64 Yoginis

As per tradition, the 64 Yoginis (Chausath Yogini) served Goddess Kali and the Bhairav form of Shiva. Yoginis were part of the battles waged by Goddess Kali to restore Dharma. You can read the names of Chausath Yogini in Hindi and English below. The names of 64 Yoginis have been translated from Hindi. बहुरूपा – Bahurupaतारा – Taraनर्मदा – Narmadaयमुना – Yamunaशांति – Shanti  वारुणी – Varuniक्षेमकरी – Shemkariऐन्द्री – Aindri  वाराही – Varahiरणवीरा – Ranveeraवानरमुखी – Vanarmukhiवैष्णवी – Vaishnaviकालरात्रि – Kalaratri  वैद्यरूपा – Vaidyaroopaचर्चिका – Charchika  बेताली – Betali  छिनमास्तिका – Chinnamastikaवृषभानना – Vrishabananaज्वालाकामिनी – Jwala Kaminiघटवारा – Khatwaraकरकाली – Karkaliसरस्वती – Saraswatiबिरूपा – Biroopaकौबेरी – Kobeeriभालुका – Bhaluka  नारसिंही – Narasimhi  बिराजा – Viraja  विकटानन – Viktanan  महालक्ष्मी – Mahalakshmi   कौमारी – Koumari  महामाया – Mahamaya  रति – Rati  करकरी – Karkari  सर्पश्या – Sarpshaya  यक्षिणी – Yakshini  विनायकी – Vinayaki  विन्द्यावालिनी – Vi…

12 names of Hanuman ji in English and Hindi – Chant It for Change of Fortune

Hanuman is known by numerous names but there are 12 names of Hanuman, which are considered highly auspicious. Below is the 12 names of Hanuman ji in English and Hindi with meaning and explanation. Chanting the names helps in attaining peace and prosperity. Those who regularly chant it have seen change in their fortune.

A person should chant the mantra after waking up from sleep and before going to bed.

The 12 names are together known as Dwadasha Namavali. It is mentioned in several Puranas.

12 names of Hanuman ji in English HanumanAnjanisunu (son of Anjani)Vayuputra (son of Vayu)Mahabal (blessed with unimaginable strength)Rameshta (favorite of Sri Ram)Phalguna-sakha (Friend of Arjuna of Mahabharata)Pingaksho (he whose eyes are brown)Amitavikram (one who performs incredible feats)Udadhikramana (the ocean crosser)Seetashokavinashini (one who alleviated the sadness of Mata Sita)Lakshmanprandata (One who saved the life of Lakshmana)Dashgriv-Darpaha (One who destroyed the pride of Ravana) 12…

Sri Yantra Mantra

The deity associated with Sri Yantra is Goddess Tripura Sundari. Below is the Sri Yantra Mantra and a short note on when and how to chant the mantra. The mantra is to be chanted after placing the Sri Yantra in a sacred spot in the house or shop.

Sri Yantra Mantra ॐश्रींह्रींश्रींकमलेकमलालयेप्रसीदप्रसीदश्रींलींश्रीॐमहालक्ष्मयेनम:। Om Sri hreem Sreem Kamale Kamalalye Prasida Prasida Sreem Leem Shri Om Mahalakshmaye Namah

When to buy or make Sri Yantra The best day to buy or make Sri Yantra is when there is Ravi Pushya Yoga, Guru Pushya Amrut Yoga, during Navratri and Diwali. The Yantra can also be made on Pushya Nakshatra day.

How to Chant the Mantra?
While chanting the mantra one should imagine the form of Goddess Tripura Sundari.To chant the mantra one can use rudraksha mala or kamal gatta mala.The mantra should be chanted 51 or 108 times.Sri Yantra Mantra can be chanted during Chaitra and Sharad Navratri. Another auspicious day for chanting the mantra is Diwali.The mantra can be chanted …

Food Offering to Goddess Durga – Which Food Should Be Offered to Durga as Bhog or Prasad?

Goddess Durga is the Mother Goddess. She protects and blesses her children. Which Food Should Be Offered to Goddess Durga as Bhog or Prasad for her constant blessing? Each Hindu God and Goddesses like a particular kind of food. Devotees offer that particular food as Bhog, or Prasad, to get the blessing of the deity.

The food offering to Goddess Durga can be khichadi or kheer. Food prepared using rice is her favorite. She also accepts red color foods.

The best day to make the food offering to Goddess Durga is Tuesday or Saturday.

The food should be offered during morning or evening puja and should be taken back when the puja is completed. It should be then distributed as Prasad among family members, relatives, friends, and neighbors.

It is believed that those people who make the food offering to Goddess Durga will get her motherly affection. She protects them from all forms of enemy activities. She also guards their house and wealth.
Feeding animals and performing Annadanam or food d…

A Motivating Factor in Life is Crucial

You wanted to exercise in the morning but you are never able to do it. You have thousands of reasons for not exercising in the morning.

The truth is that you do not have the correct motivating factor. Occasionally, you do get a motivating factor but then it is not the real motivating factor. This is the reason why do stop the morning exercise after a couple of days.

The sudden death of a neighbor or relative or friend becomes a motivating factor for us to walk in the morning or to do an exercise. But this sudden fear of death does not last for long period. It diminishes soon. The daily exercise routine also comes to an abrupt end.

An outstanding achievement by a person motivates us for a few days but then the motivation fizzles out.

Until and unless we are passionate about something, we are never going to succeed in it. Successful people are passionate about what they do. They make that extra effort.

It is true that there were thousands of cricketers, who were better than Sachin Te…

Hindu Calendar Today – September 13, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 1:39 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:12 PM on September 13.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:47 PM on September 14.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 13, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? –  Good and auspicious time on the entire day

Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 8:01 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 6:20 AM on September 14.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatram till 6:28 AM on September 13. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram…