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Pugga Vrat - Pugge Ka Vrat for Children

Pugga Vrat, also known as Pugge Ka Vrat, is observed mainly in Jammu by the Duggar community (Dogra). The vrat is observed for the wellbeing of children. Pugga Vrat 2023 date is January 10. The fast is observed on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh Month – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in Magha month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar in Jammu and Kashmir. Pugga is a traditional sweet made with sesame seeds and jaggery. Mothers perform the vrat for the welfare of the children. The fast begins early morning with sunrise and ends with the sighting of the moon. It is a strict fast and women do not even take water till the sighting of moon. After offering arghya to moon, women end fast by eating Pugga, banana and milk. Some of the other food items consumed after breaking the fast are radish and sugarcane. This vrat is popularly observed as Til Chauth and Sakat Chauth. Story of Pugga Vrat The story of Pugga Vrat is of a woman accidently killing

Mangala Gowri Puja Song or Shloka – Varava Kodi in Kannada

A special prayer known as Mangala Gowri Haadu or Varava Kodi is recited while performing the Mangala Gowri Vrata and Pooja. During the Sravana Mangala Gouri Puja in Karnataka there is a ritual of asking a boon to Goddess Gowri by women. The prayer or Mantra itself is in the form of asking the boon. The story narrated or listened to during the puja is also known as Mangala Gowri Haadu. Varava Kodi Thayi, Varava Kodi Varava Kodi Gowri Varava Kodi Kattida Mangalya Karimani Gajima Balae Sthiravagi Iruvantha Varava Kodi Arisina Kumukuma Aralu Malligay Davana Sthiravagi Mudivanta Varava Kodi Mahadi Maneya Mele Jodu Thotila Katti Jogula Haaduvantha Varava Kodi Godana, Bhudana Griha Dana Kanya Dana Maduvantha Varava Kodi (Thanks to good friend Jayashree who send us the prayer: - you can also send us corrections or such prayers or unique festivals or observances in your region.) You may also like to read How to do Mangala Gowri Puja Mangala Gowri P

Amrutanubhav Quotes And Teachings - Collection of Teachings From Amrutanubhav of Dnyaneshwar

Amrutanubhav  is a composition by the Marathi saint and poet Dnyaneshwar  Maharaj during the 13th century.  This is a collection of quotes and teachings from Amrutanubhav. By looking in a mirror, one perceives his own identity; But that identity was already there. In the same way, relative knowledge gives the understanding Of the identity of the world and the Self - But it is like using a knife To cut another knife. Fire, in the process of annihilating camphor, Annihilates itself as well; This is exactly what happens to knowledge In the process of destroying ignorance. The cresting of a wave is but its fall; The flash of a bolt of lightning Is but its fading. Likewise, knowledge, Drinking up the water of ignorance, Grows so large That it completely annihilates itself. This absolute Knowledge is like The intrinsic fullness of the moon, Which is unaffected By its apparent waxing and waning. Saint Jnaneshwar (Source: Jnaneshwar: The Life and Wor