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Saptanagas – Concept Seven Snakes or Serpents in Hindu Religion – Sapta Naga

Saptanagas is the collective name given to seven holy and divine serpents in Hindu religion. The seven snakes or nagas are: Ananta,  Takshaka,  Karka,  Padma,  Mahapadma,  Sanmkhaka and  Gulika. These seven serpents appear in Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana and other holy scriptures associated with Hinduism. The Sapta Naga concept is mentioned in the Agni Purana. The Agni Purana states that these serpents should adorn the walls of the temples. Some of them are depicted as having multiple heads. Hindu God Vishnu sleeps on Ananta in the milky ocean. Ananta means that which has no beginning or end. Symbolically this being exists throughout the known and unknown universe. You may also like to read Saptamatrikas

Hindu Calendar 2019 with Tithi in pdf – Download Hindu Calendar 2019 in Hindi and English for free in pdf

Hindu Calendar 2019 with Tithi in pdf for free download is in English and Hindi and is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting 2019 dates are marked in the calendar. Link –  Download Hindu Calendar 2019 with Tithi in pdf  (English) Link - Download Hindu Calendar 2019 with Tithi in Hindi in pdf (हिंदी) - contains important festivals and vrat. The font is in Hindi. The calendar is based on Purnimat system. A traditional Hindu month begins after Purnima or full moon day.

Origin of Tamas or Tons River – Why the water from the river is never drunk?

Tamas River is the largest tributary of the Yamuna and flows through Garhwal region in Uttarakhand, touching Himachal Pradesh. Today, the river is popularly known as Tons. A popular story in the Garhwal region indicates that the origin of the Tamas River is associated with Barbareek, grandson Pandav Bhim and son of Ghatotkachch. Legend has it that the word about Mahabharata battle spread around the world and Barbareek too came to hear about it. He wanted to participate in the battle but he will only take the side of the loser. Barbareek then set out to reach Kurukshetra on his way he met Arjuna and Krishna who were disguise – in the form of Saints. They were on the look out for great warriors. When Barbareek displayed his talent in archery, Krishna knew that he was capable of overrunning any opposition. But Barbareek said he would only join the side that will be losing the great battle. Krishna knew that Kauravas were destined to be defeated and Barbareek joining them was

Hladini Shakti

Hladini Shakti is the bliss giving potency associated with Lord Krishna. It is essentially a Vaishnava concept. According to some school of thought, Radha is the personification of Hladini Shakti. Hladini is Ananda or bliss. Because of the Hladini Shakti of Brahman, the universe is full of joy and pleasure. This shakti is used by the Supreme Truth to carry out blissfulness in the world. Whatever resources are required to preserve the universe is expressed through Hladini Shakti.

How to wear the Pavitram? - Regulations For Wearing And Discarding The Pavitram

The article, How to wear the Pavitram? - Regulations For Wearing And Discarding The Pavitram, originally written and contributed by Sarma Sastrigal. It is found in the book titled ‘The Great  Hindu Tradition’ written by Sarma Sastrigal. The darbhai is to be worn on the ring finger of the right hand, in a circular formation, prior to starting any religious rite like homa, dana, yaga-yagna - in fact any deva or pitru karma. This ubiquitous adornment on the finger of the karta of any ritual is called a pavitram, and it is necessarily made of darbhai. There is an opinion that one can permanently have the "pavitram" on. Perhaps an extension of this thinking is the idea ascribed to sages like Katyayana and Harita that a pavitram could be made of gold and worn all the time. Please note that a pavitram made of gold cannot substitute a darbhai. When a karma starts one has to necessarily have a darbhai pavitram on, even if one is already wearing a swarna pavitram. Any reference

Wednesday Puja and Worship to Get Blessings of Ganesha

In many regions, Wednesday, Budhwar, is dedicated to Ganesha. Puja, worship and rituals performed on the day to Ganesh helps in overcoming Budh Navgraha dosha in the janam kundali (horoscope). Ganpati is the Lord of Budh Navgraha. Here are few tips to get the blessings of Ganesha by offering pujas and prayers on Wednesday. Offer food made using ghee and jaggery as Prasad or bhog to Ganesha on Wednesday. A part of the bhog should be given to a cow. Doing this is seen as remedy for financial problems. If the house is haunted by black magic, enemy activities or by other negative elements, then keep a white colored Ganpati murti in the puja area on Wednesday and offer prayers to it. Offering green gram at ganesh temples will help in overcoming Budh graha related problems in the horoscope. Visit a Ganesh temple on Wednesday and offer 11 or 21 blades of Durva grass. This will help in removing all forms of obstacles related to marriage, business, job, and other aspects of li