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Devi Mantra in Malayalam for Long and Happy Married Life

This particular Devi Mantra in Malayalam language begins with ‘ലളിതേസുഭഗേദേവി’ and it is chanted for long and happy married life. The mantra is to be chanted on all days. If not possible, on Tuesday, Friday and full moon day.

The popular belief is that chanting the mantra will help in alleviating problems associated with marriage.

Those facing problems in marriage held at the right time can also chant the mantra.

The mantra should be chanted in the morning and evening.

Red color flowers should be offered to the Goddess while chanting the mantra.

The mantra should be chanted 11, 21, 51 or 108 times.

The Mantra ലളിതേസുഭഗേദേവി സുഖസൗഭാഗ്യദായിനി അനന്തംദേഹിസൗഭാഗ്യം മഹ്യംതുഭ്യംനമോനമ

Story of Hathiram Baba and Tirupati Balaji Temple

Hathiram Baba (also known as Hathiram Bhava) was a Bengali devotee who came to the Tirupati Balaji Temple to worship Lord Venkateswara. His original name was Sevadas. He built an ashram in the Tirumala hill and started living alone.

He was an ardent devotee of Venkateswara but to the temple priests and people, his worship was mystical and different. Therefore, they did not befriend him.

His frequent visit to the temple and method of worship was disliked by the priestly class. They stopped him from entering the temple.

But God never abandons his true devotee. So, Lord Balaji visited Sevadas at night and they played Chausar (Pachisi – a board game {dice}).

One night, the Lord left his pearl necklace in the house of Sevadas.

When it was discovered, Sevadas took it to the temple. However, nobody was ready to believe his story; and the temple priests and authorities accused him of theft and imprisoned him.

Sevadas then prayed to Venkateswara to prove his innocence.

At midnight, a white e…

Agrahayana Month 2017 - Aghan Mahina 2017 in Hindi Calendars in North Indian Hindu Calendars

Agrahayana Month is the ninth month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India – especially in Madhya Pradesh in other regions it is known as Margashirsh mahina. Aghan Month 2017 begins on November 5 and ends on December 3. Mokshada Ekadasi, Dattatreya Jayanti and Gita Jayanthi are observed in this month. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2074.

Thursdays in the month are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi Puja. It is popularly known as Agrahayana Laxmi Puja. 
Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Aghan Month 2017 is on November 7. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:35 PM.
Aghan Month 2017 Krishna and Shukla Paksha Aghan Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from November 5, 2017 to November 18. Aghan Month Shukla Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from November 19, 2017 to December 3, 2017.

Aghan Month Ekadasi Vrat in No…

Javal Muhurat dates in 2018 – Good dates and time for Head Shave and Hair Cutting of Baby in 2018

Javal Muhurat is the auspicious ritual in which a baby’s head is shaved to remove the hair for the first time. Below are the good dates – Javal Muhurat (first hair cutting) – in 2018. The ceremony is performed for the long life of the baby. Javal Muhurat 2018 dates are based on Hindu calendar and panchang followed in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. Javal Muhurat dates in 2018 All dates are based on Indian Standard Time. January 2018 – January 1, 8, 10, 18, 19, and January 24February 2018 – February 4, 5, 7, 21 and February 25March 2018 – March 4, 5, 14, 19, and March 26April 2018 – April 1, 2, 11, 12, 20, 22 and April 30May 2018 – May 7, 9, 10, 17 and May 27June 2018 – June 4, 6, 10 and June 15July 2018 – July 2, 6, 18, 19, 20 and July 30August 2018 – August 3, 8, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27, 30 and August 31September 2018 – September 6, 12, 26 and September 27October 2018 – October 3, 4, 11, 19, 24, 25, 28 and October 31November 2018 – November 16, 25, 26 and November 28December 2018 – December…

How to do Kal Bhairav Ashtami Puja? – Procedure of Kala Bhairava Ashtami Puja – How to observe the Kalbhariav Ashtami Puja

Kal Bhairav Ashtami is dedicated to the fierce manifestation of Mahakal Bhairav of Shiva. It is observed in Margashirsh month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Please note that the procedure of Kala Bhairava Ashtami Puja varies from region to region. Here is a brief idea on how to observe the Kalbhariav Ashtami Puja.
After morning purification rituals a painting or murti or photo of Bhairav is installed in the puja area. Some people also keep a Bhairav Yantra.
Lord Ganesha is remembered first and prayers are offered to him. A shloka dedicated to Ganesh is chanted. One should face east while performing the puja.Lamp should be lit using sesame oil (Til ka tel).Panchopchar Vidhi is followed in Bhairav Puja. Panchopchar puja involves offering – Akshata (unbroken rice mixed with turmeric), dhoop (incense), diya (lamp), flowers, prasad or naivaidya (food).Incense should be of Lobaan.Banyan tree leaves should be offered. Sindhoor and kajal should be applied on the Kal Bh…

Jamun Tree and Fruit in Hinduism

Jamun Tree and fruit (English name includes Java plum, Indian allspice, rose apple) is deeply associated with Hindu religion. It is one of the favorite fruits of Ganesha.
Jamun in Hinduism  Jambudvipa is the name of one of the seven islands on earth mentioned in Hindu scriptures. It is named after Jamun fruit.The fruit is offered in temples as it matches the dark complexion of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.Hindus knew about the medicinal properties of the tree from ancient times.The powdered seeds of jamun were used to cure several diseases in ancient India.There is popular story of Jamun fruit and Draupadi in the Mahabharata. Jamun fruit is known in Hindu scriptures as Jambu – epithet of Varuna, God waters in VedasPhalendra – king of fruitsMahaphala – great fruitNilaphala – blue fruitNadeyi – It is the name of a smaller version of Jamun found along the riverbanks.Surabhi Patra – having fragrant leavesShukapriya – dear to parrotsRajaphala – Royal fruit Jamun Tree It is a large, evergreen tree be…

With the attitude of assertion and possession one is bound to suffer

The goal of spiritual life is self-abnegation.

This can be achieved only by gradually effacing and eventually completely annihilating one’s ego.

One has to do selfless work. This is imperative since all suffering is caused by the presence of two attitudes the sense of doer-ship and the sense of enjoyer-ship.

As long as one has either of these attitudes, that of assertion and possession, one is bound to suffer. By doing selfless work, one tries to get rid of the attachment one has to the results of a work.

If one is not at all affected by the results of a work, then the sense of possession gradually fades and ceases to exist. If one is established in the practice of selfless work and does not expect any result, then one stops having ideas like ‘This is mine’, ‘I have to acquire that’, or ‘That belonged to me once’. Thus, the idea of possession or the idea of enjoyer ship is removed.
Even after the removal of the idea of possession, the idea that one has to perform some activity remai…

Hindu Calendar Today – November 9, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, November 9, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:21 AM on November 9.Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:03 PM on November 9. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 7:54 PM on November 10. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 9, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 4:40 PM. Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 7:31 PM on November 9. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram till 5:57 PM on November 10.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 1:39 PM on November 9. Then onward it is Pushya or …