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Vaikuntha Chaturdashi – Spiritual Significance | Story of Vaikunth Chaturdashi Upvas

Vaikunth Chaturdasi is observed on the 14th day of the waxing phase of the moon (Shukla Paksha) in Kartik month. The day is dedicated to the relationship of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva gifted the Sudarshana Chakra to Lord Vishnu on this day. Vaikuntha Chaturdasi 2017 date is November 3. The day is of great significance in many temples in North and Western parts of India.
How to do Vaikunth Chaturdasi Puja? The puja should be performed facing east.Offer prayers to Shiva and Vishnu. Chant simple mantras dedicated to the deities.Mix cow ghee and kesar and lit the lamp using it.Agarbhati used should be of sandalwood paste.Kesar should be offered to the deity.The flower offered should be lotus.Prasad or bhog should be prepared using corn. Corn flour kheer is mainly offered.Abhishek should be performed using water, fragrant water (attar), sugar and curd.The mantra that is chanted on the day is: ॐह्रींॐहरिणाक्षायनमःशिवाय॥The ideal time to perform the puja is Ni…

Head of Airavata - the White Elephant - and Ganesha

There is a story especially in eastern parts of India, which indicates that Ganesha got the head of Airavata, the divine white elephant of Indra. As per this story, Shiva’s attendant Nandi went in search of a head to fix on Ganesha who was beheaded by Shiva.

Nandi roamed around the universe. He went to all the worlds that had the presence of living beings. However, he was not able to get a suitable head for Maa Parvati’s son.

Finally, Nandi happened to see Indra's elephant, Airavata, lying down with his head towards north.

Nandi attempted to behead Airavata. A fight ensued between the two and soon Indra came to the rescue of his Vahana or mount. Nandi defeated Indra. He then overpowered Airavata and chopped off the head of the white elephant.

The head was fixed on Maa Parvati’s son and he became Ganesha. As Ganesha is associated with Airavata, he is also associated with rain, fertility, and prosperity.
As Airavata was white in color, Ganesha idol is always white in color in easte…

Meena Rashi 2018 Predictions – How will be year 2018 for Meen Rashi?

Meena Rashi born people will have a positive year in 2018. January, April, July, and September are good months for Meen Rashi in 2018. February, May, June, and November are bad months. March, June, October, and December will be stagnant or both good and bad. Kumbh Rashi 2018 predictions are based on moon sign followed in Hindu astrology and horoscope.
Finance There will be sudden career reversals and job loss for some.You need to be always prepared to face uncertainties, as things will be changing fast in your occupation.Those people who have completed studies, and are searching for a job will need to be extremely careful while taking up jobs.It is a good year for those looking for government jobs.Those who have been working hard on a project will get the desired result in this year.Some of you might get tough assignments and tough deadlines.There will be competition from new entrants and this will give you tension.Those looking to work abroad will get the opportunity.Help from an unex…

Tripurari Purnima 2017 - Importance | Date | Pujas on Tripurari Purnima

Tripurari Purnima is the full moon day in the Kartik month in a traditional Hindu calendar. Tripuri Purnima 2017 date is November 4. It is marked on November 3 in calendars in western parts of India. The popular belief is that to restore Dharma, Lord Shiva killed demon Tripurasura and destroyed the Tripuri or three cities built by him on the day. The day is also popularly known as Kartik Poornima. Importance - Pujas - Rituals Tripurari Purnima also marks the end of the month long Kartik Snan and vrat in North India.
The day also marks the end of the Kartik Brata in Orissa.
The Tulsi Vivah rituals also end on the day. Tripurari Purnima day is also observed as Dev Diwali in some regions. It is believed to be the Diwali of Devas as Lord Shiva liberated from the clutches of the oppressive rule of Demon Tripurasura.
Tripurari Purnima Puja Time The puja is performed when there is Nishita Kaal. This means that for the puja to be performed Purnima should be present at midnight.
Story Tripura…

If Your Child is Falling Sick Regularly Do This Hindu Ritual to Get Relief

Even after the doctor visit and giving medicine, some children fall sick regularly. A Hindu ritual is performed in North India to get relief from this regular hospital visit. The ritual involves the use of Gomati Chakra. Please note that such rituals do not have any scientific backing, they are performed for generations and people continue to do it.

On Shukla Paksha Ashtami or the eighth day of waxing phase of the moon, buy 8 Gomati Chakra and keep it on a red silk cloth near the murti of Goddess Durga in the puja room.

Offer prayers to Durga and then make tilak on the Gomati chakra with kumkum.

Do puja by lighting lamp, camphor, and agarbhati etc.

Chant the mantra ॐऐंह्रींक्लींचामुण्डायै 108 times.

After chanting the mantra, take three gomati chakra and tie it in a red color cloth like a tavis. Show dhoop and diya to the tavis and then tie the tavis around the neck of the child.
Take the remaining 5 gomati chakra and place it in a yellow color silk cloth. Circle it 11 times around t…

Those who believe everything to be the manifestation of God is very rare - Gita

One who is always connected to Me (Krishna) is truly wise, and the devotion of such a wise person is always constant and one-pointed. He is not interested in anything other than ME. For him, I am everything. And when I am so dear to someone, he too becomes most dear to ME.

This does not mean that others are not good. No, all of them are good, and they are the best among mortals. Whether people come to ME out of misery, or for the fulfillment of material desires, or even out of inquisitiveness, they are all the best.

A wise person is like a mirror. You can clearly see the reflection in your own mind in a wise person. So, remember to see ME in a wise person and know him to be ME.

After passing through many lifetimes, one becomes a wise one. Such wise souls who believe in ME, they come to ME after passing through numerous cycles of birth and death. Such great souls, who know and believe that everything is a manifestation of ME alone and nothing else, are indeed very rare.
Wherever you s…

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:08 PM on November 2.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:58 PM on November 3. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 2, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 5:33 AM on November 2. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram till 5:09 AM on November 3.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram till 6:56 AM on November 2. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram till 5:29 AM on November 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 5:09 AM on November 3.
In wes…