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Bathukamma 2018 dates - Bathukamma Panduga 2018 dates in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Bathukamma Panduga Festival is one of the most important and unique festival in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Bathukamma 2018 begins on October 10 and ends on October 18. It is also the state festival of Telangana. The festival is mainly observed by women and is dedicated to Goddess Bathkamma – who is an incarnation of Goddess Sati. The first day of Bathukamma Panduga is on October 10, 2018. The festival concludes on October 18, 2018 with Chaddula Bathukamma.
Bathukamma means ‘come back to life mother’ and is asking Goddess Sati to return back. Legend has it that Sati returned as Goddess Parvati and therefore the festival is also dedicated to Goddess Parvati.

The idol of the Goddess Bathukamma during the festival is made using flowers. The murti of Bahtukamma is immersed in water on the final day of the festivities.
During the Bathukamma festival girls and women arrange flowers on a big plate in vertical format – like a cone with a flat top. Circular rows of different varieties of flo…

Navratri and Story of Both Bhagavan Sri Ram and Ravana invoking the Chandi Devi form of Goddess Durga

A famous story about the origin of Navratri is associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram invoking Goddess Durga. To emerge victorious in the battle against Ravana, Lord Brahma advised Bhagavan Sri Ram to invoke the fierce Chandi Devi form of Goddess Durga. During the same time, demon King Ravana started invoking Goddess Chandi to attain immortality and victory of Bhagavan Sri Ram and his Vanarsena (monkey army).

When it was time for a crucial ritual in Bhagavan Sri Ram’s puja, Ravana used his magic and stole all the puja items including the havan kund.

All those present for the puja got scared as the puja sankalp was broken and Goddess Durga would become angry.

Then Bhagavan Sri Ram realized that Goddess Durga is also known as कमल-नयननवकंजलोचन – the lotus eyed one with a light shade of red. Bhagavan Sri Ram himself was lotus-eyed and therefore he decided to offer an eye of his to Goddess Durga as offering.

When he was getting ready to do the sacrifice, Goddess Durga appeared before Sri Ram a…

Maa Durga Bengali Prayer – Simple Prayer Dedicated to Goddess Durga in Bengali

This Maa Durga Bengali Prayer begins with Om sarbamongal mongolaye Shivvey. It is a simple and very popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Durga. You can read the prayer in Bengali with English transliteration and English meaning. The prayer is chanted daily during the worship of Goddess Durga and during festivals like Basanti Puja, Navratri and the famous Durga Puja.

How to Perform or Observe Navratri Vrat? - Navratri Fasting Rules

Navratri Vrat is an important fast observed by Hindus during Ashvin (September – October). Navratri 2018 begins on October 10 and ends on October 18. Vasant Navratri is from March 18 to March 25. It is believed that those devotees who perform Navratri fasting will find happiness on earth and will receive ‘moksha.’ Certain rules and rituals are followed during the period. Legend has it that how to observe the Navrtri Vrat was once narrated by Goddess Durga to one of her ardent devotee. The Vratam is observed by both men and women and Navratri mantra is repeated during the period.

Navratri Fasting Rules - Dos and Don'ts
No non-vegetarian food.No smoking, eating pan, alcohol and other intoxicating objects.No sexual intercourse.No cutting or shaving of hair, beard, moustache, body hair and nails during the period.Some people walk barefoot for nine days (not followed by majority of people).Garlic and onion are completely avoided.You should not wear dress, belt, shoes, chappals made using…

Five Natural Magical Things in Hindu Scriptures That Can Do the Impossible

When we read Hindu scriptures, we get to know about natural magical things that can perform the impossible task. It can change the life of a person forever. Here are five magical things mentioned in Hindu scriptures, which might or might not exist in real.

Paras Mani – It is believed that Paras Mani has the power to turn anything into gold. Humans have never seen it. Legends have it that crows can recognize Paras Mani. Many believe it is a rare kind of stone. It is believed that Paras Mani is found in the Himalayan region.

Somras – The wine made using soma plant and other natural ingredients are mentioned in the Vedas. Somras is mentioned in Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Puranas. It is believed that drinking the wine will make a person immortal.

Nagmani – Nagmani is in the possession of certain snakes. The person who has the possession of Nagmani will have all his wishes fulfilled. No one has ever seen it. It is said that no material on earth has a glow like that of…

Simple Bhagavan Sri Ram Mantra for Improvement in life

‘Ram Naam’ the name of Bhagavan Sri Ram contains numerous hidden powers. It is not easy for an ordinary individual to understand the greatness and glory of the Ram Mantra. Here is a simple
Bhagavan Sri Ram Mantra and it helps in the improvement of life.

The mantra is: श्रीरामचन्द्रायनमः Sri Ramachandraya Namah:

Benefits: The mantra is so powerful that it helps a person to come out happy even from the greatest of problem in life. Only condition is that the man should follow Dharma. You commit sins after sins and then seek help from Bhagavan, he is not going to grant it.

The mantra can be chanted anywhere and at anytime. You need not wait for any occasion. Chant it whenever you feel you need the guidance and help of Bhagavan Sri Ram.
When we realize that Ram resides in our heart, we will be blessed with virtue, prosperity and peace. This opens the doors of self-realization and moksha (liberation).

Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti 2018 date

Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharaj Agrasen. The Agrawal and Agrahari community trace their origin to Maharaj Agrasena. Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti 2018 date is October 10. The birth anniversary is annually observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month – Ashwin Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

The popular belief is that Maharaja Agrasen was a contemporary of Sri Krishna. He was a Suryavanshi King in Dwapar Yuga. There are numerous other accounts that connect Agrasena Maharaj with Sri Krishna.
Legend has that Agrasena Maharaj did severe Tapas and invoked Shiva, who advised him to worship Goddess Lakshmi. Agrasena Maharaj then performed tapas for Goddess Lakshmi. She appeared and asked him to take up business profession for the prosperity of his people. Thus Agrawal and Agrahari community members follow the tradition of business.
Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti is observed annually on the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month – Ashwin Shukla …

To reach the rose you need to go through the thorns

Never label a person because labels rarely stick for a long period. They always peel off. No person is eternally good or eternally bad. Situations force people to behave in a particular manner. An atheist can burn a believer tomorrow. An ordinary person can become a rebel. Instead of labeling a person, empathize with the person.

Life today can be summed up as regular doses of happiness and regular doses of misery. Both these doses of happiness and misery depend on external factors. Change the direction in which you seek happiness. Instead of the external direction, take the internal direction. If the search is genuine, then you will find something, which is better than temporary happiness.

Leaving a secure but boring environment or job in search of an exciting one often ends in tragedy. This is because when you were in the boring environment, you always thought the exciting one was a bed of roses. But roses have thorns too. To reach the rose you need to go through the thorns. And som…

Hindu Calendar Today – September 14, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, September 14, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:47 PM on September 14.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:25 PM on September 15.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 14, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? –  There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 6:20 AM on September 14. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 4:40 AM on September 15.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram till 5:00 AM on September 14. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 3:36 AM on September 15.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi…