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How to do Holika Dahan Puja? - in Hindi

Holika Dahan Puja is held the night before Dhuleti Holi or play with colors. Below is a brief narrative on how to do Holika Dahan Puja in Hindi. In 2023, Holika Dahan ritual is on March 7 night. The ritual and puja is observed on the Purnima or full day (फाल्गुन  पूर्णिमा) in the Phalgun month and is the first day of the Holi festival when bonfires are lit in memory of young Prahlad’s victory over demon Holika. होलिका दहन को जलाने केलिए लक्कडी और गाजर-घास (खरपतवार ) का इस्तमाल करना चाहिए । होलिका दहन के  दिन महिलाएं एक लोटा जल , चावल , धूपबत्ती , फूल , कच्चा सूत , गुड़ , साबुत हल्दी , बताशे , गुलाल और नारियल से होलिका का पूजन करती हैं। महिलाएं होलिका के चारों ओर कच्चे सूत को सात परिक्रमा करते हुए लपेटती हैं। इसके बाद लोटे का शुद्ध पानी और अन्य पूजन की सभी चीजें एक - एक करके होलिका की पवित्र अग्नि में डालती हैं। कई जगहों पर महिलाएं होलिया दहन के मौके पर गाने भी गा ​ ती हैं। होलिका दहन के अगले दिन लोग

Kaman Pandigai – Holi in Tamilnadu Dedicated to Kama and Rati

Holi is a festival that is largely ignored in the southern parts of India . But some Hindu communities in some regions observe Holi here too but slightly differently. In Kanyakumari region in Tamilnadu, Holi is known as Kaman Pandigai and is associated with the popular legend of Lord Shiva burning Kamdev, the Hindu God of love, into ashes. The popular belief is that Rati, the consort of Kama , was able to revive Kamdev with the blessings of Lord Shiva on the Holi day. The main ritual involves sing songs depicting Rati’s despair and offering sandalwood paste to Kama to ease the pain of burning. Legend has it that Hindu God Shiva went into deep meditation after the death of his consort, Sati. As per Hindu religious scriptures, Shiva represents ‘matter’ and Sati or Parvati, ‘shakti or energy’. With Shiva entering into meditation means there was total imbalance. Without Shiva and Shakti acting in consonance, human life would come to a standstill. So Sati was later re

Holika Dahan Story - Story Of Lighting Fire At Night During Holi

Holika Dahan is the lighting of fire at night during Holi. The story of this ritual is associated demon Holika and child Prahlad, ardent devotee of Vishnu to whose prayers Srihari Vishnu appeared as Narasimha. As per the story, demon king Hiranyakashipu hated Vishnu for killing his brother. He therefore terrorized all this citizens and made them his devotees. All his citizens prayed to Hiranyakashipu and not to Vishnu. But Prahalad, the little son of Hiranyakashipu, prayed to Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashipu tried all means to stop Prahlad from worshipping Vishnu but he failed. Finally, filled with arrogance and hatred, the father decided to kill his son. But all his attempts failed. Hiranyakashipu had a sister named Holika. She had got a boon that fire will not harm her. Holika’s help was sought and she readily agreed to put an end to Prahlad. She took young Prahalad and sat in a huge cauldron on fire. But this time young Prahalad came out without any damage and H

Ghatotkacha – Unknown Facts Of Ghatothkach From Mahabharata

Ghatotkacha was the son of Pandava Bhima and his wife Hidimbi. Hidimbi, a Rakshasi, had magical powers. And her son Ghatothkach inherited all the magical powers of his mother and the strength of his father Bhima, the second among the Pandavas. Meaning of Ghatotkach - He had a pitcher-like head (ghat means pitcher). He had no hair (kach) on his head. So he was called Ghatokach. Hidimbi ruled over the forest and later when Ghatotkach grew up he became the ruler of the forest. During the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata, Ghatotkach proved to be one of the greatest warriors. He created havoc in the Kaurava camp. It is said that he would have single handedly won the war for the Pandavas. During the night battle after the death of Jayadratha, Ghatotkacha created maximum destruction on the Kaurava side. Finally, Karna used the Vaijayanti Shakti, a powerful spear, to kill Ghatotkacha. The spear could only be used once. Karna had saved it to kill Arjuna. After being str

Powerful Mantra For Disease Free Body In Hinduism

There are certain rare mantras in Hinduism that helps in solving numerous problems in life. Onc such powerful mantra is for a disease free body. Powerful Mantra For Disease Free Body Om namo bhagavate rudraya mrtark madhye samsthithaya mama shareeram amrutam kuru kuru swaha ॐ नमो भगवते रुद्रया मृतार्क मध्ये संस्थिताय मम शरीरं अमृतं कुरु कुरु स्वाहा Body as per Hinduism is the vehicle that takes us towards moksha or liberation. The body needs to be healthy. One should also realize that God resides in all bodies in the universe.  A disease free healthy body helps in attaining self realization. The body needs to be pure both internally and externally. Good mental health is also part a disease free body. How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra needs to be chanted early morning facing the rising sun. One needs to wake up before sunrise and take bath. Find a good place having very good early morning sunrise.  If the place is under a banyan tree even better.