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Surya Puja Vidhi – Procedure - Mantra - How to do Surya Puja?

Surya Puja is dedicated to Surya, the Hindu Sun God. The benefits of the pooja include courage to face difficult situations, escape from horoscope related problems and also relief from health related troubles. Surya Puja is performed on Sunday. Here is a simple Surya Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra.


When to Perform Surya Puja? SundaySaptami Tithi - Seventh day during a Hindu lunar fortnightMakar SankrantiRatha SaptamiOn all other SankrantisSurya Jayanti in Jyeshta Month Benefits of Surya PujaSurya Bhagavan is the king of Navgrahas and therefore it is believed that worship of him will help in avoiding horoscope or janam kundali related troubles.To cure skin diseases.The puja is beneficial for people working in government or in positions related to authority.To achieve progress in career. Things needed for Surya Puja Painting or picture of Surya (only if puja is performed inside the room).Water.Red Flowers or if possible lotus flower.Red Chandan.Tagar Dhoop.Red color oil.Roli.As…

Makar Sankranti Mantra and Prayer

A particular Makar Sankranti mantra is chanted to solve many problems in life. The prayer is dedicated to Surya Bhagavan – the sun god in Hinduism. The Makar Sankranti mantra and prayer is given below: Makar Sankranti Mantra ॐघृणि: सूर्यायनम: Om grini Suryaya Namah The mantra should be chanted 108 times using a chandan mala. Makar Sankranti Prayer Aditya Hridaya should be chanted on the day early morning. How to chant Makar Sankranti Mantra and Prayer? The mantra and prayer should be chanted in the early morning along with sunrise. The person chanting the mantra should wear orange color clothes. It is better to chant the mantra by looking at the rising sun. Take a kalash fill it with water and put in some orange or red color flowers. This should be poured down looking at the rising sun.  Sugarcane or sugar should be offered as Prasad or bhog.

Amavasya 2018 Date and Time – Amavasi Calendar in 2018 - The No moon Day in Hindu Calendar 2018

Amavasya is known as the no moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2018, there are 12 Amavasya. Mahalaya Amavasi in 2018 is on October 8. Below are the Amavasya 2018 dates in Hindu Calendar based on Indian Standard Time. Time for Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar is given separately. Timefor Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, northern parts of Karnataka (having a border with Maharashtra) and South Rajasthan having a border with Gujarat is given separately.

It is the darkest day in the Hindu month and also the last day in a month in the traditional Hindu calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

There are many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Ama…

Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra - Bhogichi Bhaji and Til Gul

Makara Sankranthi, or Makar Sankrant, marks the commencement of the Sun's (Surya) journey to the Northern Hemisphere (Makara rasi). In 2019, date of Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra is January 15. It signifies the onset of Uttarayan or Uttarayana Punyakalam and is a major celebration all over India. In Marathi culture, on Makar Sankranti day people exchange grains of multicolored sugar balls and fried til (sesame) mixed with molasses (til gul).
Bhogi - the day before Makar Sankranti - famous for Bhogichi bhaji The day before Makar Sankranti is known as Bhogi in Maharashtra and is famous for a dish known as Bhogichi bhaji. Bhogi is dedicated Indra, the god of clouds and rain. He is worshipped for a good harvest and prosperity.
This dish celebrates the seasonal bounty of winter vegetables along with groundnuts and sesame seeds which provide the much needed warmth and nourishment to the body during winters.  Bhogichi bhaji is packed with all essential nutrients and vitamins from se…

Tusu Puja – Tusu Parab or Festival

Tusu Puja, also  known as Tusu Parab, is observed on January 15, 2018 by Tribes in Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam and other northeastern states of India. Tusu festival is a symbol of love and sacrifice. Goddess Tusu stands for kindness, peace, love, sacrifice and virtue. Goddess Tusu is worshipped on the day by tribals that are associated with Tea gardens in these states. A highlight of the festival is the Tusu Geet or song.  Where is Tusu Puja held? The festival is an important annual festival in the lower regions of Chhota Nagpur plateau and Ranchi in Jharkhand, Purulia, Birbhum and Bankura districts in Bengal, Mayurbhanj and Keonjar districts in Odisha, and in the Tea districts of Assam.
Tusu Mela A huge fair is organized during the period in these regions. Rare artifacts, agricultural implements, toy, dress materials, handicraft items are made available during the fair. When is Tusu Parob Observed? In West Bengal and other regions it is a one month festival that begins on Decemb…

Bihu 2018 – Magha Bihu or Bhogali 2018 date - Uruka and Bhogali Bihu in Assam

Bhogali Bihu, or Magha Bihu, is the harvest festival of Assam and is observed in the Assamese month of Magh (January). Magh Bihu 2018 date is January 14. ‘Bhogali’ means ‘feasting’ in Assamese and is a two-day festival and dedicated to Lord Agni, the Hindu fire god. Uruka is the first day of the Bhogali Bihu festival and it is on January 13, 2018.
Uruka On the first day of the Bhogali Bihu festival, known as Uruka, young men construct ‘mejis’ or ‘bhelaghars’ with bamboo and wood pieces in farmland or open spaces. A community feast is held on the Uruka night, which includes fish delicacies. Magha Bihu or Bhogali The next day is the Makar Sankranti day, which is the Magh Bihu day, and the ‘meji’ is lit and a lavish feast is held. The ashes of the meji are scattered on the farmlands to increase fertility.

Magh Bihu is observed on the first day of the Magh month of Assamese calendar.
On Magh Bihu day, people visit their relatives and share Assamese food like pithas (sweet rice cake), chi…

Til Dwadashi – Tila Dwadasi

Til Dwadashi, also referred as Tila Dvadasi, is observed on the 12th day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon in Magh Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in certain parts of North India especially in Madhya Pradesh. Til Dwadashi 2018 date is January 13. The vrat is dedicated to Sri Krishna. Til is Seasame seeds and people make offering of Til in sacrificial fire and also donate it.

It is widely believed that donating Til on Tila Dwadasi day is highly meritorious.

Til Dwadasi is observed the day after Shattila Ekadasi, which is also dedicated to Til.

Please note that Til Dwadasi is also observed during 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Magh Month. This date is January 28, 2018.

Problems in life arise when we are not ready to go with the flow

You overcome fear when you are able to see through the unreal and realize the real.

Problems in life arise when we are not ready to go with the flow. To fulfill our desires and to satisfy our ego, we resist the flow. Do everything coming our way with utmost sincerity and dedication. When we move with the flow of life, we live in bliss.

Anger and hatred have become so much part of our life that we no longer are able to realize them. We live with them. But in the land of happiness there is no place for anger and hatred. To move out of the land of unhappiness we need to throw out anger and hatred from our lives.

The true great power in the world is self-realization. This is the greatest power. When this power is achieved, we conquer all the demons. We become powerful. We become one with God.
Nature’s gift is not to be owned and only used. It is to be nurtured. We have to show the gratitude of what we get from nature by sustaining it for the next generation.

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Hindu Calendar – January 13, 2018 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, January 13, 2018 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon on the entire day on January 13 and till 12:54 AM on January 14.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:55 AM on January 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on January 13, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 10:10 AM. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 12:01 PM on January 13. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 2:21 PM on January 14.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 10:14 AM on January 13. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 1:14 PM on …