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Surya Stotram in Telugu in pdf – Download Mantra and Prayer dedicated to Surya for Free

This particular Surya Stotram in Telugu is a mantra dedicated Surya, the Hindu Sun God. The prayer is in pdf format and is for free download. Prayers dedicated to Surya are chanted on Sundays and also on Ratha Saptami and Bhanu Saptami days. Link – Surya Stotram in Telugu in pdf Benefits of chanting the stotram include early cure to skin diseases. It is an ideal stotra to chant to achieving honor and success in life. Those wishing to travel abroad should chant the mantra on Sunday morning. Wear orange color dress while chanting the mantra.

70 Objects Associated with Ganesha – Symbolism of Various Objects Held by Ganesh

There are innumerable objects that are associated with Ganesh. Each of these objects held by Ganesha has symbolic meanings. Here is a list of 70 objects associated with Ganesha. Modak – the sweet modaka represents wisdom, yielding everlasting bliss. Shankh Conch of Ganesha – When conch is blown, the loud sound coming from the conch resembles the happy trumpeting of an elephant. This expression of happiness helps to keep the evil and negative thoughts away. Noose – Pasha or noose stands for his act of bringing his devotees close to him and saving them when they go astray. Lighting Bolt – Vajra Shoola or the lightning bolt is the great power, which controls the higher and lower chakras. Thereby giving the spirit control over mind and the mind control over matter. Chakra – The discus or chakra is the symbolic existence of the sun and mind, which is a weapon wielded for the divinely empowered intellect. The bowl of modaka

Navratri Dandiya Raas and Sex

For the past couple of years, newspapers and visual media have been reporting about the rise in the sexual activity during Navratri Dandiya Raas in Gujarat . In the past week, this blog has attracted several visitors on the topic even though the Dandia Ras related post had nothing to do with sex. So what’s the whole issue of this Dandiya Sex? Young boys and girls make use of the freedom they get during the Navratri nights to indulge in sex. The Dandiya dance goes on till midnight and into the wee hours of the morning. And it is no more a secret that a minority of teenagers make use of freedom provided by the religious festival to indulge in sex with their girlfriends. Reports appearing the newspapers and visual media suggest that there is an increase of 25 to 30% condom sale during the Navratri period in the cities in Gujarat . Hotels too make huge profits during the period as room rates for an hour ranges from Rupees 200 to 500. There is also a rise in the number of abo

Flowers and Leaves used in Ganesh Puja

Each deity in Hinduism has its own favorite flowers and leaves and they are used by Hindus during worship and while performing pujas on festivals. All festivals and rituals in Hindu religion begin with Ganesh Pooja. Red colored flowers are the favorite of Lord Ganesha. Here is a list of flowers and leaves that are offered while praying to Lord Ganesha: Red Flowers: Any usual red color flower used in Hindu rituals. Durva Grass is an important offering to Ganesh. Especially in South India , you will find vendors selling garlands of Durva outside Ganesh Temples. It is known as arugam pul in Tamil, Dhub, Durva and Haritali in Hindi ( North India ). Bermuda or Bahama Grass is the English name. Another important flower offered is the Milkweed flower . It is known as Arka in Hindi and Eruku or Erukkum Poo in South India . Jilledi is the name used in Eastern India . Pomegranate leaves and flowers are also offered in many places. Another

Chovoth 2023 Date in Goa – Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Goa

Chovoth festival is the name of the popular Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Goa . Chovoth 2023 date is September 19. It is observed on the fourth day of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad Month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The Chovoth celebration last for more than a week and begins with the brining of clay Ganesh Murti home. Ganesh is worshipped in homes and in public pandals during the period. People also organize community and neighborhood pujas. During the entire week of celebrations special delicacies like modak, pattoli, and neuryo are made at homes and are shared with friends, relatives and neighbors. Another highlight of the period is the active participation of people in fugadi – a traditional rural dance. During this period many Goans make it a point to visit their ancestral homes. The Chovoth Puja comes to an end with Uttar Puja. After this the clay Ganesh idol is taken for visarjan or immersion in a water body. Today, Chovoth has b

Uma Maheshwara Vratam 2023 Date – Umamaheshwara Vrata in Karnataka

Uma Maheshwara Vratam, also known as Uma Maheshvara Vrata, is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and is observed on the 14 th day or on the full moon day in the Bhadrapad month as per traditional Kannada calendar. In the Tamil Calendar, it is observed in the Puratasi month. In 2023, Uma Maheshwara Vrata as per Kannada calendar is on September 28. A murti of Uma and Maheshwara (Shiva and Parvati) made of metal is worshipped on the day. The devotee observes a fast during the day and eats only after sunset on the day. It is believed that the desires of the devotee will be fulfilled, if he observes the Uma Maheshwara Vratam. Earlier, the Vrata was observed for 12 years on the full moon day in the Bhadrapad month. On the final year the metal murti of Uma and Maheshwara was donated to a Shiva temple. Nowadays as per Tamil calendar, Uma Maheshwara Vratam is observed in Puratasi month. The Vrata can be observed on the Ashtami (eight day during waxing phase of moon), o

Ramana Maharshi Quotes - 108 Quotes and Thoughts of Sri Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi, 1879-1950, seer and philosopher, spread the teachings of Vedanta and Hinduism. Through these Ramana Maharshi Quotes, we can discover the essence of Sri Ramana Maharishi’s teaching. Sri Ramana Maharshi also known as The Sage of Arunachala was drawn by the power of the Arunachala Mountain in Tiruvannamalai at the age of sixteen and spent his entire life at its feet. The thoughts and quotes are mainly collected from books, magazines and newspaper articles. There are no jnanis; there is only jnanam"? The one who knows has to disappear into that which is known. There is no greater mystery than this, that we keep seeking reality though in fact we are reality. We think that there is something hiding reality and that this must be destroyed before reality is gained. How ridiculous! A day will dawn when you will laugh at all your past efforts. That which will be the day you laugh is also here and now. ‘Heart’ is merely another name for the Supreme Spirit, because

Lalbaugcha Raja Live Online Darshan in 2018 from Ganptai Pandal – Video - Mumbai Ganesh Chaturthi Lalbaugcha Raja Live Stream

Lalbaugcha Raja in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganpati Pandals in Mumbai during Ganeshotsav. During Ganesh Chatuthi, Lalbaugcha Raja 2018 will be available live online on youtube video from the morning of September 13, 2018. There will be live streaming of Aartis and other prayers. Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh murti erected here during Ganesh Chaturthi festival is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival. You can watch the online darshan here - Lalbaugcha Raja Link - Loksatta is providing the live online darshan of Lalbaughcha Raja on Loksatta youtube channel. The video is also embedded below