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Jwalamukhi Temple Chaitra Navratri Mela 2023 - Jwala Ji March - April Navratri Festival

Jawalamukhi Temple located in Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh is one among the Shakti Peethas. Legend has it that the tongue of Sati (Shakti) fell here when Lord Vishnu cut the dead body of Sati into pieces to pacify Lord Shiva. Jwala Ji Chaitra Navratri Mela is one of the important fair held here. Jwalamukhi Temple Chaitra Navratri Mela 2023 date - March 22 to March 30, 2023. This unique temple, also referred as Jawalaji, does not have an idol instead there are nine flames burning continuously from the fissures in the temple. Since the Goddess is worshipped in the form of celestial flame she is known as Jawalamukhi. Nobody has been able to recognize the fuel source of the sacred flame. Nearly half a million devotees from Himachal Pradesh, Punjab , Chandigarh , Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other parts of India arrive at Jawalamukhi temple during the Chaitra Navratri mela or Vasant Navratri festival. Chaitra Navratri is the Durga Puja during the

Worship of Shashti Devi for Child Birth and Child Welfare

Goddess Shashti Devi is worshipped for the welfare of children. She nurses and protects children. She takes care of infants. Goddess Sashti is worshipped on the sixth day after the birth of a child to safeguard it from diseases and to ward off evil. She is again offered prayers on the 21st day after childbirth and again when first food is given to the baby. Those couple having trouble in getting a progeny will be blessed with a healthy child if they worship Shasti Devi for a year (Devi Bhagavata). Goddess Shashthi Devi is invoked in a Salagrama stone or in the root of banyan tree. In some regions, she is painted on the wall of the house or a sacred place. Shashti  Devi Mantra Om Sashthyai Devayai Swaha. Who is Goddess Shashthi Devi? She is the daughter of Brahma and wife of Skanda or Muruga (son of Shiva and Parvati). She is known as Sashti because she is taken to be one-sixth of prakriti or nature. Mahabharata and Devi Bhagavata equates her with Devasena,

Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat

Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat is observed by women in North India during the Margashirsh (November - December), Magh month (December – January) and also Chaitra month. Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat 2023 date is January 24 for Magh month. For Chaitra month it is March 24, 2023. It is observed on the Margashirsh, Paush and Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the waxing phase of moon in Poush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . The Margashirsh month Vrat date is December 15, 2023. Women perform special rituals dedicated to Mother Goddess for the prosperity and welfare of the family. The third day during the waxing phase of moon in certain months in traditional Hindu lunar calendar is dedicated to Mother Goddess Parvati. There are two popular belief associated with it. One is the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Another is Shiva is believed to have given darshan to Goddess Parvati and agreed to marry her. Mother Goddess did intense penanc

Symbolism Of Narayana Based On Narayana Suktam - Swami Akshara

The concept of Narayan in Hindu religion is based on deep symbolism which is often forgotten by many Hindus. Here is a look at the symbolism of Narayana based on Narayana Suktam of Swami Akshara. Narayana is not a God who can be held captive in the confines of one religion. He is not just a Hindu God. We are 100 percent sure about which God carries what in each of their hands and which stotra or which mantra to chant for each God. The purpose of Narayana Suktam is to understand how Narayana looks at this world. If you start to see this world the way Narayana looks at it, then you will function with full responsibility. The word Narayana can be split into two; Nara – meaning human being and Ayana – meaning the one who resides within or who has taken his abode within; that which is present in the bosom of the human being. While Shiva represents renunciation, Narayana represents participation. Narayana drives you to be active and ambitious. If in front of Narayana, you c

Kalpadi Tritiya

Kalpadi Tritiya 2023 date based on Hindu calendar and panchang. Kalpadi Tritiya is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month. Kalpadi Tithi is the starting of a day of Brahma. Kalpadi Tritiya 2023 date is March 24. A day of Brahma is equal to 4,320,000,000 human years. There has been several Kalpas. At the end of a Kalpa there is the cosmic flood which marks the end of a cycle of creation. Then it is the night time of Brahma. The cycle of creation again begins on a Kalpadi Tithi. On such Kalpadi Tithi is known as Kalpadi Tritiya. It is considered highly meritorious to perform Shradh and Tarpan rituals on Kalpadi Tritiya.

Sarhul Festival – Sarhul Festival and Puja in Bihar and Jharkhand

Sarhul Festival is observed in Bihar and Jharkhand by Tribal people. On the day people offer pujas and prayers to village deities for a good agriculture season, plentiful forest, peace and prosperity. In 2023, Sarhul Festival is on March 24. It is also the New Year of the various tribes in the region. The period is when new seeds are sown and there it is also the festival of sowing of seeds. The wedding season begins with the festival. During this festival, people pray to elements of nature. A dance is performed around trees on the day. Tribes all across Jharkhand and Bihar celebrate Sarhul with great enthusiasm. A highlight of the festival is the traditional dances performed by men, women and children who are dressed up in colorful ethnic attires for the occasion. A locally made beer from rice and tree leaves is consumed on the day. It is observed on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi.

Swami Samarth Jayanti - Prakat Din or Birth Anniversary of Akkalkot Swami Samarth

Swami Samarth is believed to be an incarnation of Sri Dattatreya and is a very popular saint in Maharashtra . it is the prakat din or birth anniversary of the holy Saint. Swami Samarth Jayanti 2023 date is March 23. He lived at a place named Akkalkot near Solapur in Maharashtra from 1856 AD and attained Samadhi here in 1878 AD. Nothing much is known about his early days. Swami Samarth Jayanti is annually observed on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Dwitiya day – second day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month. There are some striking similarities between the lives of Swami Samarth and Shirdi Sai Baba. Swami Samarth performed numerous miracles during this life time and his devotees even today continue to experience his miracles. His teachings are simple and inspired the common people who came in contact with him. His philosophy was – Harm no one, provide joy to everyone. Inside every one, I am the only One.

Tree Associated with Lord Krishna

The tree associated with Bhagavan Sri Krishna is the Kadamba Tree (Burflower tree - Anthocephalus Cadamba). As per the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Sri Krishna climbed on a Kadamba tree after stealing the clothes of gopis. It is also said in the same Purana, that Krishna played his flute sitting on a Kadamba tree. The symbol of the tree is also the symbol of the tree of life – with its abundant and simultaneous flowering and fruiting, and its sheltering of animal life. The roots of the tree are in the nether world in the mound of water, while its crown reaches far up into the sky. The tree thus represents the simultaneity and the interpenetration of human, natural and divine realms. (Source - Book titled Krishna by Shanta Rameshwar Rao) Kadamba tree is also worshipped in Varanasi and other regions in North India. Sri Krishna and Radha used to meet under the Kadamba Tree. Thus the tree is associated with lovers. He used to swing on the branches of tree and used to dance with the G

Why Chasing Sense Pleasures are Worthless? – Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita clearly answers to why chasing sense pleasures are worthless. That happiness which arises when the desired sense object comes in contact with the sense organs is indeed a thrill that is nectarine in the beginning. But, unfortunately, it vanishes as quickly as it comes, dumping the enjoyer into a pit of exhaustion and indeed into a sense of dissipation. To explain: sense enjoyments arise only when the sense organs are actually in contact with the sense objects. This contact cannot be permanently established, for both the objects and the instruments that come in contact with the objects – the mind and intellect – are variable and changing. Also, the sense organs cannot enjoy the sense objects all the times with the same appetite, and even if they do so, the very object in the embrace of the sense organs withers and putrefies. No individual can fully enjoy even the passing glitter of joy that the sense organs give, for even at the moment of enjoyment the ‘jo

Telugu Panchangam 2019 – 2020 – Download Vikari Nama Panchangam Telugu Panchang 2019 in pdf

Telugu Panchangam 2019 – 2020 is provided by the Uttaradi Mutt and is known as the Vikari Nama Panchangam Samvatsara Telugu Surya Siddhanta Panchangam. This Telugu Panchangam begins on April 6, 2019 and ends on March 24, 2020. The Panchangam is in PDF format and it can be downloaded for free. This is followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. This particular Panchangam is useful for those people following the Telugu calendars. A month in this Panchangam is calculated from Pratipada after Amavasya (the day after no moon or new moon) to next Amavasya. Download - The  Telugu Panchangam 2019 – 2020  can be downloaded in PDF format here at the official website of Uttaradi Mutt. You will need to register to get the Panchangam for free.   Another free panchangam is published by Sringeri Mutt and you can download it here for free without any login. - Sringeri mutt Telugu Panchangam 

Sade Sati Remedies – Easy and Simple Solution to Overcome Sade Sati

If you are undergoing Sade Sati in the horoscope, there are some simple and easy solutions. Worshipping and taking care of Peepal Tree Those who are going through Sade Sati should water peepal tree. In the evening, one should light a lamp with sarson ka tel – mustard oil – under the peepal tree. Then a person should offer prayers to the Peepal tree. Then the person should do seven parikrama (circumambulation) of the peepal tree. It is believed that the person will be able to please Shani through the prayers. Yet another effective method is to plant Peepal and neem tree and take care of it. Red Thread and Mango Leaves People going through Sade Sati should buy red thread on Saturday. The red thread should of the length of their height. The thread should be then covered with mango leaves. This should be then taken to a river. The person should say his prayers. Then the red thread covered in mango leaves should be thrown in a river. Well known remedies for Sade Sati

Why Betel Leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman?

Garlands made from betel leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman in many temples in India. So, why is betel leaves offered to Lord Hanuman? As per stories associated with the Ramayana, it is said that when Hanuman successfully conveyed the message of Sri Ram to Mata Sita, She garlanded Hanuman with a betel leaf vine. Hanuman had gone to Lanka as the messenger of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Another story prevalent in some regions suggests after Ram – Ravana battle, Mata Sita discovered Hanuman in a betel leaf garden and she blessed him by showering with betel leaves.

Birth on Amavasya – Baby Born on Amavasya in Hindu Religion

Amavasya is the no moon day in a Hindu calendar. There is a lot of confusion regarding birth on Amavasya – is it good or bad for a baby to be born on Amavasya. As per Hindu religion, there is an increase in negative energy and forces on Amavasya night. As per Hindu astrology, birth on the no moon night is bad because Surya and Chandra (sun and moon) will be in the same house in Kundali or horoscope. Chandra is associated with Mind and Sun is associated with Atma in Indian astrology. Fame and progress (Yash, Kirti, and Man-Samman) of a person is predicted based on the position of the moon and sun in the horoscope at the time of birth. If the moon and the sun are in the tenth house then it is considered highly auspicious. Such a person will have a strong and healthy body. The person will have good leadership qualities. A person with such kundali will defeat enemies. If Chandra and Surya are in the first house during birth then the person will not get happiness from parents. I

Goddess Lakshmi and Purnima – Worship of Maa Lakshmi on Full Moon Night

Purnima, full moon night, is associated with Goddess Lakshmi. If there is full moon night during Friday, then it is doubly auspicious. By offering pujas and doing certain rituals to Maa Lakshmi on purnima night, a person will see increase in wealth and social stature. What To Do On Purnima Day To Please Goddess Lakshmi? On Purnima day, Lakshmi – Ganesh murti, or picture, should be placed facing north in the safe; or where you keep money regularly. The murti should be placed on a red color cloth.  Ganesha should be placed on the left side of Goddess Lakshmi. On the full moon day, seven shells should be offered to Goddess Lakshmi before sunset. It should be then put under earth on the night of full moon day between 11 pm and 12:00 AM. Dig earth and cover it with mud or put it inside a pot and cover it with mud. It is believed that the person will be blessed with wealth. Keeping gold coins having Goddess Lakshmi or Ganesha embossed in puja area or safe will make a person

Story Of Lord Shiva Showering Gold On Parvati During Their Wedding

There are numerous stories associated with Hindu God Shiva’s marriage to Goddess Parvati. One such story is mentioned in a 13 th century Kashmiri poem on Shiva and it teaches how lust for gold creates nothing but confusion and chaos. The marriage of Shiva and Parvati is about take place but to the astonishment of all assembled; Shiva appears covered in ash with a skull in his hand, followed by goblins and ghosts. All those assembled there felt sorry for Parvati. The assembled women commented that Shiva will not have the capacity to gift gold ornaments to the bride. Shiva who heard this smiled and immediately creates a shower of gold on the bride. All those assembled there rejoiced at the sight of the gold rain. Soon things go out of hand there is only gold everywhere - the roof tops, trees, roads, fields all are covered with gold. Still there is no end to the gold rain. People were now fed up with Gold and complained to Indra. He asked them to pray to Shiva. Shiva

Narayana Suktam Teachings

Whatsoever there is in this world known through perception (because of their proximity) or known through report (because of their distance), all that is pervaded by Narayana, within and out. (Narayana Suktam 123). Whatever is seen and heard, whatever is inside and outside our body, all is pervaded by the all pervading Supreme spirit. It is the Supreme consciousness, in which the whole universe is established. He stays and pervades all bodies. The base of background of seeing, hearing and experiencing is the consciousness that is inherent in the human being, is that unbroken consciousness. The consciousness is indivisible and is one, the power of Narayana, the Supreme Self. There is vital force in all the living bodies. There is vital force in water, air, food and heat. The vital force in all these elements supports itself in the body of living beings. It is a continuous flow of energy from one medium to the other medium, from one form to the other. It is the intelligenc

Gauri Tritiya Chaitra Month Importance - March - April

Gauri Tritiya is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is mainly observed in Maharashtra . In 2023, the date of Gauri Tritiya is March 24. It falls on the third day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April) in a traditional Marathi Calendar. Gowri Tritiya is mainly observed by women. Gauri is another name of Goddess Parvati. There are numerous rituals and festivals associated with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In this particular observance, it is believed that Goddess Parvati returns to her parent’s home during the period. Another legend sites that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on the day. Women conduct special pujas at home and invite neighbors, friends and relatives to take part in the ritual. An image of Goddess Parvati is worshipped along with other deities. The prayers are for the well being of the family. Unmarried women pray for good husbands. The observance is also known as Soubhagya Gauri Vratam in Telugu culture.

Engraving of 1000 – 1001 or 1008 of Shivlings

Engraving of 1000, 1001, or 1008 Shiva Lingas on a single stone or rock is known as Sahasralinga. Structures containing 1000, 1001, or 1008 Shivlings are very rare. It is said that even a mere sight of them is highly meritorious. Sometimes the 1008 Shivlings are carved on a single huge Shivling. Many a times the Shivling are carved on a big rock – In rows and columns. There is also a place called Sahasralinga in Sirsi district of Karnataka. It is located in the middle of the river and one can see numerous Shivling carved on rocks here. 

Madhu Krishna Trayodashi Importance - April 2023 date

Madhu Krishna Trayodashi is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. It is observed on the 13th day (Trayodashi) during the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) in the Phalgun or Falguna month as per calendars followed in Maharashtra . Madhu Krishna Trayodashi 2023 date is March 19. On Madhu Krishna Trayodashi some devotees undertake a partial fast. Some Hindu devotees opt for a complete fast. The day is mainly observed in western part of India  by some Hindu communities. The upvaas and fasting on the 13th day is usually dedicated to Shiva. Planting Bilva tree on the day is considered highly meritorious.

Reason For Using Copper Vessels In Hindu Pujas?

Copper vessels are widely used in Hindu pujas and rituals. The reason why copper vessels are used is that it is made from a single pure metal – copper. The vessels are not an alloy or made using a combination of several metals. Drinking water from copper vessel is considered healthy and is believed to improve immunity and blood circulation. The ancient belief is that vessels made from a combination of several metals are impure. They transfer these impurities into water and puja materials. Other metals that are used for making puja vessels are gold and silver. As these are costly, vessels made of these are very rare. Silver vessels are used in rich homes and in temples. Metals that are avoided for making puja vessels are steel, aluminium and iron. An exception to the above rule is use of Bronze in puja items in South and Eastern parts of India. Puja vessels and lamps are widely made using bronze in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The material used to make these puja vessels are

Story of Origin of Aranmula Kannadi - Famous Mirror Of Kerala

Aranmula Kannadi is a famous mirror that originates from Aranmula in Kerala in India . This traditional metallic mirror is very popular and in huge demand as it is believed to bring prosperity and luck. There is an interesting story associated with the origin of Aranmula Kannadi. The origin of the Aranmula Kannadi is traced back to more 500 years, when a local ruler invited artisans from Sankarankovil in the Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu to make brass idols for temples in his kingdom. One of the artisans named Parvati Amma had a dream about a secret combination of alloys. She used to the combination to make the crown of a murti in one of the temples. The crown was so beautiful that it attracted people from all the nearby places. The ruler then asked Parvathi Amma to make a metal mirror with the same combination to be placed behind the murti at the famous Aranmula Sri Krishna Temple . It is from then onwards that the tradition of making Aranmula Kannadi began.

Ardhanarishvara Stotram – Text – Benefits

Ardhanarishvara Stotram is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Legend has it that for the purpose of creation in the world, Shiva and Shakti who are combined, splits into man and woman. The combined form of Shiva and Shakti is Ardhanarishvara. Ardhanarishvara Stotram Benefits It is believed that chanting the stotram dedicated to this form of Shiva-Parvati will help in achieving long life. Other benefits include: Attainment of Ashta Siddhi. Good health Will be blessed with fame, peace and prosperity Ardhanarishvara Stotram Text in English Champeya gourardsharirakaye karpura gourardsharirakaya Dhammilkaye cha jadadaraya namah shivaye cha namah shivaya Kasturikakumkumacharchitaye chitarajpujvichchirthaya Kritsmaraye vikrutsmaraya namah shivaye cha namah shivaya Chaltakvanthkamkanpuraye padabjrajthphninparaya Hemangdaye bhujagangadaya namah shivaye cha namah shivaya Vishalanilopathlochnaye vikasipamkeruhlochanaya Smeshanaye vishmeshanaya namah shiv

Sahadeva in the Mahabharata - Unknown Facts About Sahadev in Mahabharata

Sahadeva is one of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. He is the son of Queen Madri and is counted as the fifth of the Pandavas – Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. He was the wise man among the five Pandavas and he was the twin brother of Nakula. Here are some unknown facts about Sahadev. He was the youngest of the Pandavas. He had the special skill of knowing the past and future. Before Yudhishthira became king of Indraprastha, a Rajasuya Yajna was conducted, Sahadeva travelled to the south of the country before the yajna and defeated Dantavakra associated with Jarasandha, Srenima, Vinda and Anuvinda, the brothers of Avanti and Nila of Mahishmati in the deepest south of Bharata Varsha. He brought huge treasures from the South thus making the new kingdom, Indraprastha, rich.  It is said that Vibheeshana of Ramayana was a chiranjeevi and he was still ruling Lanka when Sahadeva travelled to the south before Rajasuya Yajna. Sahadeva wanted to invite

Ratha Symbolism in Hinduism – Chariot Symbol

The human personality is itself a ratha, which is on a yatra from beginningless time. The Katha Upanishad describes the ratha as comprise of the body, sense organs, mind, intellect and the soul. Ratha (chariot) symbolism in Hinduism is mainly found in the Upanishads. The Atman is the master of the chariot, the body is the chariot, intelligence is the charioteer, diversified mind is the reins, sense organs are the horses and sense objects are the roads along which this chariot is driven. But why should the ever perfect and ever free Atman have the need to go anywhere? Lord Yama tells Nachiketa in Katha Upanishad that the journey is made by the Atman when it is conditioned by identification with the ratha. When so conditioned, the Atman is called jivatman. Liberation from this conditioning is the goal of human life. And the journey towards liberation begins when the senses are restrained from traveling towards the sense objects, the mind is made one-pointed, and the inte

Punyahavachanam - Purification Ceremony After Child Birth

Punyahavachanam is a purification ceremony. It is performed on the eleventh, thirteenth, fifteenth or sixteenth day after the birth of a child. It is also performed before an important event or after an untoward incident. It mainly involves sprinkling of purificatory water.  These are the following steps in Punyahavachanam: Vighneswara Puja – Worshipping of Ganesha Kalasha Puja – Worship of Kalash – worshiping the water in sacred pot which will be used for Punyahavachanam Dhupa and Deepa – offering the incense and the light with wicks dipped in ghee. This is offered to the water in sacred pot. The pot is then worshipped with flowers. The pot is then worshipped with camphor In the final step, water is sprinkled on the heads of the performer, people present and on all auxiliary objects.

False Devotees Who Are Mere Fortune Seekers - Sant Dnyaneshwar

There are many devotees who are mere fortune seekers. Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj talked about them in 12th century and it is highly relevant in the current situation. He reaches the height of happiness when he gets the thing he likes and he sinks due to sorrow when he gets what he does not like. One who worries because of favorable and unfavorable circumstances, however highly intelligent he may be, is in reality an ignorant person. He is devoted to me (Vishnu) but that devotion is with a material objective in mind. He makes a show of my devotion but keeps his sights on pleasures. If he does not get them after being devoted to me, then he gives up the devotion saying that the talk of God etc. is all lies. Like an ignorant peasant he sets up different deities and after failing with one he goes to the next. He joins that Guru tradition where there is a great pomp and show, receives Guru-mantra from him and considers others as ordinary. He behaves cruelly with living creatures

Navapada – Vastu Formation in Temples – 81 Small Squares

Some of us might have come across the 81 small squares on the ceiling of the mandapas of certain temples especially in South India – Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. This vastu-defined formation is known as navapada. The 81 squares have a different pattern. This arrangement is considered highly beneficial as it attracts positive energy. Such Mandapas or halls are good for meditation. Square plan is of great importance in Vastu Shastra. There are 10 different types of square combinations Sakala (1 square) - Eka-pada (single divided site) Pechaka (4 squares) - Dwi-pada (two divided site) Pitha (9 squares) -  Tri-pada (three divided site) Mahaapitha (16 squares) -  Chatushpada (four divided site) Upapitha (25 squares) -  Pancha-pada (five divided site) Ugrapitha (36 squares) -  Shastha-pada (six divided site) Sthandila (49 squares) -  sapta-pada (seven divided site) Manduka/ Chandita (64 square) -  Ashtapada (eight divided site) Paramasaayika (81 squares) -  Nava-pa

Budhwa Mangal 2023 date – Budhawa Mangal Dedicated to Hanuman

Budhwa Mangal is dedicated to  Hanuman  and is observed on Tuesday or Mangalwar in certain months as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. It is observed after Holi in Chaitra month (March 14, 2023) and on the last Tuesday in the Bhadrapad month. Budhwa Mangal 2023 date in Bhadrapad Month is September 6. (In some regions it is also observed during the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month and this is on August 23, 2023.) Note -  Bada Mangal observed in certain parts of Uttar Pradesh in Jyeshta month (May - June) is also referred to as Budhwa Mangal. Budhwa Mangal is also marked in Chaitra month in some regions as Vridh Angarak. Budhwa Mangal Mantra ॐ नमो हनुमते रुद्रावताराय विश्वरूपाय अमित विक्रमाय प्रकटपराक्रमाय महाबलाय सूर्य कोटिसमप्रभाय रामदूताय स्वाहा। Om Namo Hanumate Rudravataraya Vishwaroopaya Amita Vikramaya Prakatparakramaya Mahabalaya Surya Koti Samprabhaya Ramadootaya Swaha. Chant the mantra 108 times on Budhwa Mangal for peace and pr

Business Success Rudraksha – Which Rudraksha Should Be Worn for Profit in Business?

The best Rudraksha for attaining business success is the 21 face Rudraksha. It is widely believed that those wearing the 21 Mukhi Rudraksh will be able to achieve huge profit in business through the blessing of Kuber and Goddess Lakshmi. 7-face Rudraksha is also associated with money making. The 7 mukhi is believed to have the blessing of Goddess Lakshmi. 6-face Rudraksha is also worn for gaining money as it is associated with Shukra Grah. It must be noted here that there is no single opinion in this matter. Astrologer and Rudraksh experts give different opinions. The best solution is to wear the Rudraksha that you have in your possession and be devoted, hard working and determined. Shiva is present in all forms of Rudraksh. So what matters in the end is your devotion.

Swami Ramdas Quotes And Teachings

Swami Ramdas  (1884 – 1963) is the founder of Anandashram at Kanhangad, Kerala. This is a collection of quotes and teachings of Swami Ramdas. Death is false. Every particle of the body in all its states is ever intensely alive – dust or ashes. Soul, body, universe, all beings and things are all one. Matter is Spirit, Spirit is matter. All is He and His expression! The mind which constantly contemplates upon God, imbibes into its being His immortality, love and joy. Just as the application of soap removes the dirt of the cloth turning it clean and white, or just as light dispels darkness and illumines space, so also a sustained recollection of God, destroying all the distempers of the mind, purifies and ennobles life. There is no peace for man until his mind is liberated from the clutches of passion, until the wisdom of the Eternal enlightens him. It is rightly said that one should not unnecessarily exert oneself for subduing the mind, but what one has to do is to dwel

Hinglaj Puja 2023 date – Goddess Hinglaj Mata Jayanti in 2023

Goddess Hinglaj Mata is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti and she takes her name from the mountain cave Hinglaj on the Makran coast in the Lyari District of Balochistan in  Pakistan . Hinglaj Mata Puja date in 2023 is March 19. Many people from India travel to Hinglaj Temple to offer pujas during her Jayanti period. Legend has it that Vishnu cut the body of Goddess Sati – to stop Shiva’s lament after Sati’s death – part of her head fell at Hinglaj or Hingula. Thus this is one among the 51 Shakti Peethas. Hinglaj Mata gave darshan to her devotees on the 13th day of the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra Month as per traditional calendar followed in  North India .

Bengali Shraban Month 2023 Shravan Mash in Bangla Calendar in 2023

Shravan month, or Shraban Mash, is the fourth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2023, Shravan Month in Bangla Calendar begins on July 18, 2023 and ends on August 18. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1430. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Nag Panchami and Ashtang Puja , Nag Panchami and Ashtang Puja - August 18, August 21 and August 25 Death Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore - August 8 Purnima day in Shravan month in 2023 is on August 1 The Ekadashis in the month are on July 29 and August 12 The Amavasya in Bengali Shravan Month is on August 16 The next month in Bengali Calendar is the Bhadrapad month.

Bengali Ashara Month 2023 – Ashada Mash in Bangla Calendar - Ashar Month in 2023

Ashar month, or Ashad, is the third month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2023, Aashar Month in Bangla Calendar begins on June 16 and ends on July 17, 2023. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1430. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Manasa Devi Puja  and Kamakhya Devi Puja (June 22 to June 26). Important Festivals and Auspicious Days in Ashara Month Puri Ratha Yatra - June 20 Bipadtarini Puja is on June 24 and June 27 Return Journey of Puri Rath Yatra - June 28 Guru Purnima - July 3 Manasa puja - Ashtanga puja - July 17 Purnima day in Ashada month in 2023 is on July 3. Amavasya in Ashara Mash is on June 18 and July 17 The two Ekadashis in the month are on June 29 and July 13 The next month in Bengali Calendar is the Shravan month.

Teachings and Quotes From Aditya Purana - Skanda Purana - Shiv Puran

A collection of Quotes and teachings from Aditya Purana, Skanda Purana and Shiv Puran. Aditya Purana Quotes  Shiva says to Skanda: Jnana (knowledge) is never the attribute of Atma (Self). Atma itself is of the nature of Jnana, which is all pervasive, eternal and auspicious. I am the self of all beings. The supreme ruler is one only. All the objects are fictitiously imposed on me. All the world is only Consciousness. Ignorant people see it as world. Wise people see the world as the mere Self. This truth, incomprehensible for the ordinary, was taught by Vashishta to Rama in bygone times. Aditya Purana – Chapter 15 (Source: Journey to the Sublime – compiled and edited by K. N. Subramanian) Skanda Purana Quotes Just as some parts of the human body (e.g. the right hand or ear) are held to be purer (than others), so some localities on the earth are held to be holier than others. Teerthas are held to be holy on account of some wonderful natural characteristic of the loca

Kannada Panchanga 2019 – 2020 – Download Vikari Nama Panchang Kannada Panchang 2019 in pdf

Kannada Panchanga 2019 – 2020 is provided by the Uttaradi Mutt and is known as the Vikari Nama Panchanga Samvatsara Kannada Surya Siddhanta Panchang. This Kannada Panchang begins on April 6, 2019 and ends on March 24, 2020. The Panchanga is in PDF format and it can be downloaded for free. This is followed in Karnataka, India. This particular Panchangam is useful for those people following the Kannada calendars. A month in this Panchangam is calculated from Pratipada after Amavasya (the day after no moon or new moon) to next Amavasya. Download  - The Kannada Panchanga 2019 – 2020 can be downloaded in PDF format here at the official website of Uttaradi Mutt. You will need to register to get the panchanga for free.   Another popular Kannada panchanga for free download is the Sringeri Mutt Kannada Panchanga - you can download it here for free . 

Chanting Of Om For Health Benefits

Om is the primordial sound in Hinduism and it is the first sound in the universe. Chanting Om daily has numerous health benefits.  Here is a look at the important health benefits of Om: The chanting of Om creates positive vibration in different parts of the body and this is highly beneficial to the cells and internal organs. The ‘A’ syllable in Om creates positive vibration in the portion starting from stomach to below. The ‘U’ syllable creates reverberation in the chest, heart and liver regions. The ‘M’ sound results in positive signals in eyes, nose and brain. The chanting of Om has positive effect on the thyroid gland. It also helps in improvement of sound quality. Chanting Om 108 times helps in keeping out fear and anger. Those suffering from depression, irritation, fear of future and unwanted thoughts should regularly chant Om. It is believed that the chanting of Om and the resulting vibration in the body helps in ejecting out toxins from the body. Those having hea

Shukra Beej Mantra - How To Chant

Shukra beej mantra is a powerful prayer dedicated to Guru or Shukra – Venus. The mantra helps in garnering all the positive aspects of Shukra. Shukra Beej mantra text in English and Hindi is given below. The mantra is to be chanted 108 times as per Astrologers and jyothish text. It is believed that Shukra can help in attaining peace, prosperity and health. Shukra Beej Mantra Om jraam jreem jroum sa: shukraya namah ऊं ज्रां ज्रीं  ज्र रौं  द्रीं द्रौं स: शुक्राय नम: How To Chant Shukra Beej Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted on Friday. The ideal time to chant the mantra is after 8:00 PM (night) Light lamp, dhoop or agarbatti, offer yellow flowers, yellow sweet or fruit and 3 cardamom. Chant the mantra 108 times. The cardamom is to be put under a banyan tree after puja. The mantra need to chanted for 21 Fridays

Chaitra Mahina 2023 in North India – Chaitra Month Starting in Hindu Calendar in 2023

Chaitra Month, or Chait Maas, is the first month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Hindi Chaitra Month in 2023 begins on March 8 and ends on April 6, 2023. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Bihar , and Chhattisgarh. The traditional Hindi New Year is celebrated on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada (on the first day of the bright or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month). Vikram Samvat 2080 as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India will begin on March 22, 2023. Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi  in Chaitra Month 2023 is on March 11. Moonrise time is at 8:58 PM. Chaitra Krishna and Shukla Paksha in 2023 Chaitra Month Krishna Paksha is from March 8 to March 21, 2023. Chaitra Month Shukla Paksha is from March 22 to April 6, 2023. Chaitra Amavasya in 2023 in North India Chaitra Amavasya is on March 21,

Four Female Attendants of Goddess Lakshmi - Beej Mantra of Attendant Deities

As per Lakshmi Tantra, Goddess Lakshmi has four female attendants. They are Lavanya, Subhaga, Saubhagya and Saumanasy. All four attendants have four arms. They are beautiful and have the color of the inside of a lotus. In their hands, they carry branch of the amalaka tree, lotus, pitcher and a lotus banner. The four companions are seated in lotus posture and they gaze at the face of Goddess Lakshmi. Beeja Mantra of Attendants of Goddess Lakshmi The Bija Mantra associated with Lavanya is om lam tam lavanyaya namah (ॐ लम ताम लावण्या नमः ) The mantra associated with Subhaga is om lam tam Subhagaya namah. (ॐ लम ताम सुभगाया नमः ) The mantra associated with Samriddhi is om lam tam Samriddhiya namah . ( ॐ लम ताम समृद्धिया नमः ) The mantra associated with Vibhuti is om lam tam Vibhutiya namah . (ॐ लम ताम विभूतिया नमः) The mantra are invoked for finding hidden wealth, financial defeat of enemies, to find hidden treasure and to get the blessings of Ma Lakshmi.

Marulasiddeshwara - History Of Marula Siddeshwara Swamy

Marulasiddeshwara is one among the five Panchacharya or ascetics who are traditionally regarded as the founders of Virashaivism. He is also known as Marularadhya and Marulsiddha. The five great saints are venerated as emanations from the five heads of Shiva and as incarnations in each age. Another belief is that the five saints emerged from the five sthavaralingas. Marulasiddeshwara is associated with the Shivling worshipped at Ujjaini in Bellary District in Karnataka. History of Marulasiddeshwara Marulasiddeshwara was born in the 12 th century to a couple who were ardent devotees of Lord Shiva. The couple did not have children. Once Lord Shiva arrived at their home in the guise of a saint and asked for water. The couple welcomed the sage and provided him with water and food. Pleased with their devotion and dharma, the saint blessed them with an intelligent son. In due course of time a boy was born to the couple and this child later became famous as  Marulasiddeshw