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Telugu Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram Text in pdf – Download for free the Telugu Lyrics

This Telugu text or lyrics  of Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram is provided by Sri Rama Dasa Mission. It is in pdf format and you can download it for free if you have pdf reader installed. Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram is dedicated to the Goddess Lalitha form of Mother Goddess and extols her glory in 1000 names. Lalitha Tripura Sundari form of Mother Goddess is worshipped through the Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram prayer. Link -  Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram in Telugu

Why is Modak Offered to Ganesha? – Story – Why Lord Ganesha Loves Modak?

Modak, sweet balls, is one of the most important offerings made to Lord Ganesha. It is said that any offering to Ganesh is incomplete without the Modaks. There is an interesting story in the Padma Purana regarding why Ganesha loves Modak. Ganesha is the Hindu God of Wisdom and modaks symbolize nuggets of wisdom. Once the Devas (demi gods) came to visit Shiva and Goddess Parvati and presented them a divine Modak. It was a very special Modak and the person who ate the modak will become knowledgeable in all scriptures, science, art and writing. Goddess Parvati wanted to present it to her sons – Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartik. But the brothers were not ready to share it. So a confused Goddess Parvati said that who among you proves the true meaning of sincerity and devotion will get the Modak. To prove the true meaning of devotion, Lord Kartik immediately mounted on his Vahana, or vehicle, and started visiting all the spiritual places. But Lord Ganesha went aro

Four Incarnations of Ganesha in Four Yugas

According to Ganesha Purana, Shri Ganesh took four incarnations (avataras) in the four yugas (cosmic ages). The four Yugas in Hinduism are Satya (or Krita Yuga), Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yuga, which is the present era. In Satya or Krita Yuga, Ganesh appeared as Mahotkata; in Dwapara Yuga He appeared as Mayuresvara; in Treta Yuga He appeared as Gajanana, and in Kali Yuga he will appear as Dhumraketu. In the Satya Yuga , Ganesha incarnates as Mahotkata, the son of Kasyapa and Aditi. Mahotkata is popularly known as Vinayaka. In this form Ganesha has ten arms and rides a lion. He incarnates to annihilate the Adharma practiced by demons Davantaka, Narantaka, and Dhumraksa. In the Treta Yuga , Ganesha incarnates as Mayuresvara. He is the son of Shiva. In this form, Ganesha has six arms and rides a peacock. The aim of this avatar was to annihilate the demon Sindhu. In the Dwapara Yuga , Ganesha incarnates as Gajanana. He is the son of Shiva. In this form, he had

Emerald Gemstone for Nakshatras Ashlesha, Jyeshta and Revati - Navratna Marathakam or Panna

Emerald or Marathakam is the gemstone assigned to Nakshatras Aslesha, Jyeshta and Revati. Ashlesha is also known as Ayilyam and Jyeshta is known as Kettai or Thriketta. Marathakam or Panna is associated with  Navagraha  Budha or Mercury. Navratnas are worn by people who believe in astrology to solve horoscope or janma kundali related problems. Wearing the Gemstone is believed to help in gaining happiness, wealth and it also helps in leading a healthy life. It is believed that if people born in Ashlesha, Jyeshta and Revathi Nakshatras wear Navratna Emerald they will be blessed with good intellectual powers. They will also be blessed with good memory power. The famous shloka extolling the glory of Marathakam Haridvarnam Guru Snigdham Sphuradrasmi Chayam Shubham Masrnam Bhasuram Tharkshyam Gatram Saptaguna Matam

Why Ganesha Idol is brought face covered during Ganesh Chaturthi?

When Ganesha Idol (murti) is brought home for Ganesh Chaturthi, it is brought with face covered. This is strictly followed by most traditional homes. The belief is that the face of Ganesh murti should not be revealed before the ‘pran prathishta puj’a on Ganesh Chaturthi day. Pran Prathishta is when the family members invite Ganesh to reside in the murti. After this Ganesha is no longer an idol but a living form who is guest in the family. Family members want Ganesha to make the first glance on them after Pran Prathishta. There is also another belief that the family members do not want other people have a look at their Ganesha and fall for the murti.

Kanni Masam 2022 in Malayalam Calendar – Kanni Month in 2022

Kanni Masam is the second month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Kanni Masam in 2022 is from September 17 to October 17. Other important and auspicious days include Sri Narayana Guru Samadhi day (September 21) and Amritanandamayi Birthday (September 27). Full Moon and No Moon Day Velutha Vavu or full moon day (Purnima) – October 9 Karutha Vavu or Amavasya –  September 25 Ekadasi Fasting days are September 21 and October 6 Pradosham are on September 23 and October 7. Murugan Shasti Vratam is on October 1 Navratri Navratri begins on September 25 Pooja Veppu is on October 3 Durga Ashtami is on October 3 Maha Navami is on October 4 Vijayadashami is on October 5 Vidyarambham is on October 5 Festivals and auspicious days include: Vettikkottu Ayilyam - September 22 Next month in Malayalam calendar is the Thula Masam