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Bhogi Pongal 2019 date – Importance of Bhogi Festival in Tamil Nadu in 2019

Bhogi Pongal, Bogi festival, is the first day of Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu. Bhogi Pongal 2019 date is January 14. The day is popularly meant for cleaning – all things that are bad and of no use are burned on the day. Earlier only agricultural waste used to burned on the day.

In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi festival is observed on the last day of Margazhi Month. The next day is the Pongal festival or the Thai Pongal. Thus Bhogi is also seen as a preparation day for the Thai Pongal festival.
Bhogi and Indra Vizha Bhogi is dedicated to Lord Indra, the Vedic God of thunder and rain. Scholars and historians are of the opinion that Bogi Pongal is the Indra Vizha festival observed during the ancient Chola period. What is done on Bhogi? Bhogi Pongal is a sort of preparation day for Pongal. The next day is the most important Pongal day which is referred as Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. On the Bhogi Pongal day people, decorate their homes and buy new vessels and other utensils and food items needed fo…

Hanuman Prayer for Mental Peace – Worship and Puja of Hanuman for Peace

Hanuman is an important deity in Kali Yuga (the present age). He is Chiranjeevi – one without death – immortal. He is living among us. This is the reason why Hanuman is widely worshipped today. Hanuman is one deity many people approach for mental peace – to alleviate tension and stress.
Worship and puja of Hanuman is a sure shot way to achieve peace in life. Hanuman Worship for Mental Peace Perform panchopachar puja of Hanuman on Tuesday and Saturday.Light lamp using cow ghee.Dhoop should be of fragrant flowers.Offer sindhoor as tilak.Offer arka leaves or red color flowers.Offer banana as bhog Chant Hanuman Mantra ॐहनुमतेनमः | Om Hanumate Namah

The mantra should be chanted 108 times using a red chandan mala or any red color mala.
Other Rituals Read Hanuman Chalisa.

Prepare bhog or Prasad using Banana on Saturday and offer it to Hanuman.
Plant trees and plantain and take care of it.

Khichdi Parv 2019 date – Makar Sankranti Festival in North India

The popular Makar Sankranti festival in India is known as Khichdi Parv in Uttar Pradesh and several parts of North India. Sankrant is also known as Kicheri. In 2019, the date of Khichdi Parv is January 15. The bathing and other rituals are observed from 8:00 AM on the morning of January 15. Puja and time to make offerings is morning during sunrise on January 15.

People prepare special dish known as Khichdi and offer it to Surya – Sun God. Giving alms and making donations to poor on the day is highly meritorious.

The most important ritual on this day is taking bath at Sangam in Prayag (Allahabad). The day is an important bathing day during Magh Snan.

Millions of Hindus take a holy dip in the icy waters of Sangam at Prayagraj where the rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati flow together. Taking holy dip on this day is believed to help in attaining Moksha.

Another highlight of the festival is the sharing of laddus made of Gur and Til (Sesame seeds). In some parts of North India, the festiv…

Sri Lakshmi Sthavam – Prayer on Gurupushyamrut Yoga

Sri Lakshmi Sthavam is a popular prayer dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. This prayer is chanted especially when there is Gurupushyamrut Yoga. Chanting Sri Lakshmi Sthavam is beneficial in desire fulfillment. Sri Lakshmi Sthavam prayer in Hindi is given below. You can copy the prayer and convert it into pdf format.
Gurupushyamrut Yoga is the day when there is Pushya Nakshtra on Thursday.
Chanting the prayer helps in achieving prosperity in life. It is chanted for early and good marriage of children.
Sri Lakshmi Sthavam Prayerनमस्तेस्तुमहामायेश्रीपीठेसुरपूजिते।
शङ्खचक्रगदाहस्तेमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥1॥
नमस्तेगरुडारूढेकोलासुरभयङ्करि।
सर्वपापहरेदेविमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥2॥
सर्वज्ञेसर्ववरदेसर्वदुष्टभयङ्करि।
सर्वदुःखहरेदेविमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥3॥
सिद्धिबुद्धिप्रदेदेविभुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदायिनि।
मंत्रपूतेसदादेविमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥4॥
आद्यन्तरहितेदेविआद्यशक्तिमहेश्वरि।
योगजेयोगसम्भूतेमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥5॥ स्थूलसूक्ष्ममहारौद्रेमहाशक्तिमहोदरे।
महापापहरेदेविमहालक्ष्मिनमोस्तुते॥6॥
पद्मासनस्थितेदेविपरब्रह्मस्वरूपिणि।
परमे…

Uttarayan 2018 date - Uttarayan Festival in 2018 Importance - Food - Kite Flying

Uttarayan is the northern transit of Sun or Lord Surya and sun enters the Makar Rashi or Capricorn. Uttarayan 2018 date is January 14. The day is popularly known as Makar Sankranti or Sankrant. In South India, the northern transit of Sun is known as Uttarayana Punnyakalam – a period of six months – and is believed to be the day time of the Devas. The term Uttarayan is popularly used in Gujarat and Maharashtra.


The transition of the sun, or Surya Sankranti, into Makar or Capricorn, is considered highly auspicious and meritorious. According to Saint Jaimini, 12 hours and 46 minutes pre-and-post Sankranti are considered sacred. During this period making donations and helping poor is believed to bring merit to the donor.
Symbolically, the northern path is considered to be the path of Moksha.
On Uttarayan, millions of people take a holy dip at the sacred rivers especially in Ganga and Yamuna – especially at Prayag or Sangam or Allahabad. Thousands of people also take a holy dip at Gangasa…

Shani Vaidik Mantra

Shani Vaidik Mantra is dedicated to Shani Bhagvan. It is a rare and powerful mantra for those people having Shani trouble in their horoscope (Janam Kundali) and suffering from Sade sati. Below is the Shani Vaidik Mantra text in Hindi.

For the mantra to be effective, and to overcome troubles, the mantra should be chanted 23,000 times as per astrologers and jyothish books.

Shani Vaidik Mantra: ॐशन्नोदेवीरभिष्टयआपोभवन्तुपीपतयेशनयोरविस्रवन्तुनः। The manta should be only chanted on Saturday.

This mantra is an effective method to overcome the effects of Sade Sati.

It is widely believed that proper chanting of the mantra will help in ending the effects of Sade Sati.

It must be noted that Shani also has a positive side. He can usher in peace, prosperity, luck and wealth. Ultimately, Shani only harms those people who perform bad Karma.
A person should not wait for bad Shani to appear in life. Shani should be offered prayers on all Saturdays.

Jaya Ambe Gauri Lyrics in Hindi – Download Jaya Ambe Gauri Aarti in Hindi

Jaya Ambe Gauri is a prayer chanted every evening in many Hindu homes. Below you can download the Jaya Ambe Gauri Aarti lyrics. You can copy it and use it as universal Mangala font is used. The song is chanted during Magh – Gupt Navratri on nine days and during Chaitra and Sharad Navratri.

जयअम्बेगौरी, मैयाजयश्यामागौरीतुमकोनिसदिनध्यावत
मैयाजीकोनिसदिनध्यावतहरिब्रह्माशिवजी।| जयअम्बेगौरी॥

मांगसिन्दूरविराजतटीकोमृगमदको |मैयाटीकोमृगमदको
उज्ज्वलसेदोनैनाचन्द्रवदननीको|| जयअम्बेगौरी॥

कनकसमानकलेवररक्ताम्बरसाजे| मैयारक्ताम्बरसाजे
रक्तपुष्पगलेमालाकण्ठहारसाजे|| जयअम्बेगौरी॥

केहरिवाहनराजतखड्गकृपाणधारी| मैयाखड्गकृपाणधारी
सुरनरमुनिजनसेवततिनकेदुखहारी|| जयअम्बेगौरी॥

काननकुण्डलशोभितनासाग्रेमोती| मैयानासाग्रेमोती
कोटिकचन्द्रदिवाकरसमराजतज्योति|| जयअम्बेगौरी॥

शम्भुनिशम्भुबिडारेमहिषासुरघाती| मैयामहिषासुरघाती
धूम्रविलोचननैनानिशदिनमदमाती|| जयअम्बे

Vazhakode Ananthayoor Vishnu Temple in Kasargod

Vazhakode Ananthayoor Vishnu Temple, located in Kasargod district, in Kerala is an unknown temple to the outside world. But it is an important shrine in the region. The presiding deities in the temple are Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Subramanian.

The temple has three separate shrines for the three deities.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the Vishnu temple are Ganapati, Dakshinamurti and Karumagan.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the Shiva temple are Goddess Kali and Ganesha.

Subramanian shrine has Ayyappa and Ganapati as the subsidiary deities.

Bondage or liberation of man depends on the mind - Vivekachudamani

Clouds are brought in by the wind and again driven away by the same agency. Similarly, man's bondage is caused by the mind and liberation too is caused by that alone.

The mind is the only cause that brings about man's bondage or liberation: when tainted by the effects of Rajas it leads to bondage, and when pure and divested of the Rajas and Tamas elements it conduces to Liberation.

In the forest-tract of sense pleasures there prowls a huge tiger called mind. Let good people who have a longing for liberation never go there.

When mind is purified, Liberation is as easy of access as a fruit on the palm of one's hand.
He who by means of one-pointed devotion for Liberation roots out the attachment for sense- objects, renounces all actions, and with faith in the Real Brahman regularly practices hearing etc., succeeds in purging the Rajasic nature of the intellect.

Vivekachudamani

Hindu Calendar – January 10, 2018 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 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 9:01 PM on January 10, 2018.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:51 PM on January 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on January 10, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 7:19 AM on January 10. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 8:25 AM on January 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 3:05 AM on January 10. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 5:01 AM on January 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 3:35 AM on January 1…