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Auspicious stars for griha pravesh - Good Nakshatras for House Warming

Griha Pravesh is the house warming ceremony or moving into a new house. Not all Nakshatras are considered good for moving into a new house. Here are the auspicious stars for griha pravesh as per Hindu astrology texts are: Rohini Mrigasira – Makayiram Uttara Phalguni – Uthram Chitra – Chithirai Anuradha – Anusham or Anizham Pushya – Pooyam Uttarashada – Uthradam Dhanishta – Avittam Satabhisha – Chathayam Uttarabhadra – Uthrattathi Revathi A Short Note on Griha Pravesh Griha means house or home and pravesh means to enter. Grihapravesh is the celebration of entering into a new house for living. The house may not be newly built but will be the place where the family starts a new life, the life they pray to be happy and blessed. The house also becomes the house of the Gods that the owner of the house believes in. The personal deity from the Hindu pantheon the family believes stays is the important member of the house and it is through the blessing of th

How Hanuman Got the Title Sankat Mochan?

Sankat Mochan means the liberator from distress and is a popular title given to Hanuman. Legend has it that Hanuman was the given the title Sankat Mochan by Shani Bhagavan after Hanuman rescued him from Ravana’s prison. Hanuman enters Lanka and starts searching for Mata Sita. Soon he hears cries from a dungeon. Hanuman finds Shani Bhagavan in the prison. Ravana had captured Shani to ward off his deadly graze. Ravana who was also a great astrologer knew that Shani would cause his downfall. In the prison Shani was chained upside down like a bat and his face turned to the dark wall. Shani was tied in such a way so that his glance will not fall on anyone. Hanuman breaks the chain and frees Shani. But Shani glance Hanuman during the process. Naturally Shani should have caused hardships in the life of Hanuman. But Hanuman was not harmed by Shani because He was the devotee of Sri Ram. It is believed that blue sapphire protects people against Saturn’s influence, b

Story of Indra and Prahlada

Prahlada, the little boy whose unwavering devotion led to the Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu, became a powerful king and he dethroned Indra from heaven. The story of Indra and Prahlada begins here. On Brishaspati’s advice, Indra met Shukracharya to find out the reason for the success of Prahlada. Shukracharya told Prahlada that is the most righteous person on earth and he earned his success and righteousness through his good qualities. Indra then decided to acquire the good qualities of Prahlada. Indra then disguised as young man who was on a quest for moral and spiritual advice. Prahlada accepted him as his pupil and gave him lessons in Dharma . Pleased with his pupil’s devotion, Prahlada offered his student a boon. As boon, the young man asked for his good qualities. Prahlada agreed to it. Soon all the good qualities of Prahlada were transferred to Indra. Soon Indra became the righteous man and took back heaven. Prahlada soon withdrew from the wo

Marathi Jyeshta Mahina 2023 – Jyeshtha Month 2023 in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar

Jyeshta Maas is the third month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra . Jyeshtha Mahina 2023 is from May 20 to June 18. The most auspicious days in the month include Ganga Dashara, Nirjala Ekadasi, Vat Purnima. Sankashti Chaturthi  monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is in Jyeshta Maas is on June 7 – Moonrise is at 9:58 PM – Indian standard time. Jyeshta Mahina Shukla Paksha and  Krishna  Paksha Jyeshta Mahina Marathi calendar 2023 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from  May 20 to June 4. Jyeshta Maas 2023 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from June 5 to June 18, 2023. Ekadasi in Marathi Jyeshta Month Nirjala Ekadasi – May 31 Yogini Ekadasi – June 14 Pradosh Vrat in Marathi Jyeshta Month June 1 June 15 Purnima in Marathi Jyeshta Month Jyeshta Purnima or Full moon day is on  June 4, 2023.  The Purnima begins at 11:17 AM on June 3 and ends at 9:12 AM on June 4.  Purnima Vrat is on June 3. Vat Purnima Vrat

Gajanan Maharaj Quotes - A Collection of Teachings of Gajanan Maharaj

This is a collection of quotes and teachings of Gajanan Maharaj What are the characteristics of a realized person? He remains unperturbed even when faced with a barrage of difficulties. Do not ask anything from anybody. When you stretch your arms in front for begging something, at that moment your feet go backwards. When hands go backward, your feet march ahead. One has to attain not excitable, imperturbable state of mind like that of an ocean. If you throw a stone in the sea then there is a slight disturbance. But that is only for a moment. The next moment it again becomes calm and solemn. A Yogi possesses such composed state of mind. How do people established in 'Brahman' conduct themselves? They act as father when dealing with son, behave like husband while facing wife. But the very next moment (after that particular interaction) they become solemn and serene. Those who can lead one to the truth without any expectations alone are called Sadguru. On