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Prathamastami - Pradam Ashtami in Odisha in 2022

Prathamastami is observed on the eight day (ashtami) in the month of Margasira (November – December) in Odisha. Special pujas are performed for the wellbeing and prosperity of the eldest child in the family.  In 2022, the date of Prathamastami is December 1. Prathamastami is based on the social belief that it is the eldest child who has to look after the family after the death of the parents and it this child who has to continue the lineage or the family tradition. The eldest child is presented new clothes and Kalash is placed on a rice bed before. This symbolizes prosperity and fertility. Sashti Devi is prayed to for the long life of the child by mother and other female members. A delicacy called Haladi Patra Pitha – rice cake filled with sweet stuffing and wrapped in green leaves of turmeric plant before being steamed – is made as Prasad and is distributed. The cake is first offered to Sashti Devi, who is the protector of children. Not only do the turmeric leaves

Offerings to Vishnu to Solve Problems in Married Life – What can be offered to Lord Vishnu for a Successful married Life?

Lord Vishnu is the protector of the world and he is associated with marriage and married life. For a successful married life, various things can be offered to Lord Vishnu. Please note that a person need not offer all the things together to solve problems in married life. The devotee can use any one or two of methods that he/she finds it convenient. White flower – Seasonal white color flowers should be offered Thursdays and Ekadasi (eleventh day of a fortnight) for a successful married life. Banana – Offer a bunch of yellow color banana to Vishnu on Thursdays for successful married life. This should be later given to a cow. Kesar Chandan Attar (Perfume or water) – Offer it to Vishnu during a Thursday puja. After the puja, use it daily for personal use. This will help in a successful marriage. Mauli (Yellow color thread) – Offer yellow color thread to Vishnu on Thursday and later tie it on the right hand to solve problems in married life. Chant the mantra ॐ

Brihaspati Mantra – How to Chant Brihaspati Mantra? – Benefits

Brihaspati mantra is dedicated to Brihaspati one of the Navgrahas. Below is the mantra and its benefits and how to chant the Brihaspati Mantra. Brihaspati Mantra ॐ ब्रम्ह बृहस्पताये नम : Om Brahm Brihaspataye Namah Benefits of Chanting Brihaspati Mantra It is chanted for having the blessing of Brihaspati in horoscope or Janam Kundli. Those having bad position of Brihaspati in horoscope will find relief after chanting the mantra. This mantra is chanted for achieving success in education and jobs. It is also chanted to get beautiful wife or handsome husband. It is chanted to the problems of life courageously and to overcome them. The mantra is chanted to overcome heart and stomach ailments. The mantra is also chanted to achieve mental peace. How to Chant Brihaspati Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted on a Thursday morning. Wake up before sunrise and take bath. Wear yellow color dress. Sit facing north or northeast. First offer prayers to Ganesha an

Six-Wick Lamp Offering to Goddess Tripura Sundari

Light a lamp with six wicks is a special offering to Goddess Tripura Sundari. Such a lamp is lit to achieve eternal prosperity in the house. One of the main benefits of lighting the lamp is that it helps in achieving auspiciousness and solving wealth and property related issues. When to light the six-wick lamp? Evening on Shukla Paksha Pratipada – the first day during the waxing phase of moon. When there is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram in a Hindu lunar calendar. It is doubly auspicious when there is a combination of Shukla Paksha Pratipada and Shatabhisha Nakshatra. How to light the lamp? The lamp should be lit in the evening just before sunset. The person lighting the lamp should wear pink color dress. The lamp should be lit on the north side of the house. Ghee should be used as the medium to light the lamp. After lighting the lamp, sit in meditation. Then read the Lalitha Sahsranama Stotram.

Grishneshwar Temple Timing

Grishneshwar Temple, sometimes referred to as the Ghrneshwar Jyotirlinga or Dhushmeshwar temple, is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Shiva. Grishneshwar Temple timing is given in detail below. The opening and closing time and darshan hours are extended during the Shravan month. The temple is open throughout the night on Mahashivratri. Grishneshwar Temple Timing Opening time – 5:30 AM (Morning) Closing time – 9:30 PM (Night) The temple is open in the afternoon from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. There is no closing of the shrine after it opens in the morning. The shrine only closes if there is an eclipse (Grahan) – Lunar or solar eclipse. During Shravan month, shrine is open from 3:00 AM To 11:00 PM Shravan Month in Maharashtra (last week of July to first week of September). (Please note the Shravan month in Maharashtra begins after 15 days the Shravan month has begun in North India.) Men entering the inner sanctum of the temple have to remove the upper