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Why Mango Leaves Are Used In Decoration During Hindu Pujas And Festivals?

Torana or festoon of fresh mango leaves is an indispensable part in all South Indian Hindu pujas and festivals. It is also used in many regions during puja and to decorate the Kalash pot. Mango leaves are strung on a thread and hung on the doors and windows. The main reason why mango leaf is preferred is that they last longer than other leaves. They are also thick and sturdy.  It is believed that the long life of mango leaves helps it to generate oxygen. And this property of the leaf helps it to absorb carbon dioxide and infuse fresh oxygen. Therefore there is a popular belief that mango leaves are specifically used during pujas and festivals to generate oxygen as large crowd gather during these days in a confined place. Mango leaves are also used to cover the neck of the Kalash pot used during Puja. Five mango leaves are placed on the mouth of the Kalash pot. In some regions it is 9 or 11 leaves. It is widely believed Goddess Lakshmi, Govardhan mountain, Gandh

Pushkaram Rivers - The 12 Rivers Where Pushkara is Held

Pushkara, or Pushkarams, is a popular Hindu ritual and festival which is held along 12 rivers. A Pushkaram along a particular takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brihaspati) enters a particular zodiac. Here are the names of 12 rivers that play host to Pushkaram or Pushkara – the river festival. Pushkaram Rivers Ganga River Narmada or Reva River Saraswati Yamuna or Jamna Godavari Krishna Cauvery or Kaveri Bhima or Bhimarathi River ( Tambraparni) Pushkara Vahini (Brahmaputra) Tungabhadra Sindhu or Indus Parineeta (Sapranitantasi) (Pranahita) Jupiter enters a particular Zodiac sign and the Pushkaram is held during the period in which Jupiter travels through the Zodiac. Name of The River               Zodiac sign Ganges                                Aries Narmada                             Taurus Saraswati                            Gemini Yamuna                               Cancer Godavari                              Leo Krishna         

Why Hindus Do Not Perform Cremation After Sunset? – Why Pyre Of Dead Is Not Lit At Night in Hinduism?

Hindus are not allowed to perform creation after sunset. This is a very important rule in Hinduism. The pyre of dead is not lit at night. There are 16 rituals in the life of a person and death related rituals are the last one. All dead related rituals should be performed during the daytime. The presence of Surya (sun god) is considered essential for the rituals. Important cremation and death related rituals in Hindu religions is found in the Garuda Purana. It is clearly mentioned in the Garuda Purana that the body a person should not be kept on pyre after sunset. If the death happens at night, the rituals are performed after sunrise. The dead person will undergo numerous suffering if the cremation is performed at night. It is also believed that in the next birth (whatever be the form), the person will not have all the limbs. The person will have several deformities. It is for the welfare of the dead person (a safe journey to pitru loka and for a good rebirth)

Shwetark Plant Puja for Solving Marriage Related Problems In Hindu Religion

There is a belief among several Hindu communities that offering puja to Shwetark puja will help in solving marriage related problems. Shwetark also known as Aak or Madar is a holy plant in Hinduism. How to Perform Shwetark Plant Puja? The puja should be performed on the first Monday in a month during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha Somvar). The person should perform fast dedicated to Shiva on the day. In the morning or during pradosh period visit a Shwetark Plant. Offer water to the plant. Collect 8 leaves of the plant. Make a mala using 7 leaves. On the eighth leaf, just write ‘om namah shivaya.’ Offer the leaves to a peepal tree. Pour water under the peepal tree. This should be repeated till the marriage is held.

10 Reasons Why Hindu Couples Should Keep Radha Krishna Painting in Bedroom

For better husband wife relationship and for a peaceful and happy family life, it is advised by astrologers and community elders to keep the painting of Radha Krishna in bedroom. Here are 10 reasons why Hindu couples should keep Radha Krishna painting in bedroom. Problems in married life due to bad positioning of navagrahas in janam kundli or planets in horoscope will be solved. Difference of opinion or problems due to prejudice will be solved. Keeping red frame Radha Krishna painting will help in improving love life. Bad luck and bad time in life will change by keeping red frame painting in bedroom. Keep photo of husband and wife on the opposite wall having Radha Krishna painting. This will improve relationship and the couple will have long happy married life. Newly married couple should daily offer prayers to Radha Krishna; this will help in better understanding and in solving initial problems in married life. While keeping the picture of Radha Krishna the picture shoul

Lemon Offering To Kaal Bhairav Form Of Shiva

Kaal Bhairav is one of the important manifestations of Shiva. This form is associated with Tantra. Lemon is an important offering to Kal Bhairav form of Shiva. It is believed that worshipping Kal Bhairav on the eighth day after full moon (Kalashtami) helps in keeping out fear and negative forces like ghosts. The offering also helps in desire fulfillment. Lemon is offered by making a garland. Another method of offering is placing 5 lemon on the feet of Kal Bhairav murti. Benefits of Lemon Offering Desire fulfillment. Helps in avoiding bad dreams. Blesses the devotee with good sleep. The person will be blessed with wealth and prosperity. The person will be successful.

Chandi Mangal Bengali – Importance Of Mangala Poem Dedicated To Goddess Chandi

Chandi Mangal in Bengal is a religious epic poem composed in the tradition of the medieval Mangala Kavya. It is of great importance as it is meant for ceremonial chanting on religious occasions. They are also meant for propagation of the faith towards a specific deity, in this case, the Mother Goddess Chandi. The cult of Chandi in eastern parts of India, especially in Bengal is very prominent. About Chandi Mangal Authors The most famous of these Mangala poems were written by the eminent Bengali medieval poet, Mukundram Chakraborti, or Kobi Kankan as he is better known. Manik Datta, of the pre-Chaitanya era, was one of the pioneers in the tradition followed by Dwija Madhava, who composed his mangala poem around 1578 – 80 AD. Mukundrama Chakraborti showed immense talent in furthering this tradition of Chandi Mangalas and became the central figure in medieval Bengali literature due to his sensitive treatment of the subject. His gods and goddesses are almost human, they

Sign of Life Is Strength and Growth - Sign of Death Is Weakness – Swami Vivekananda

Sign of Life Is Strength and Growth - Sign of Death Is Weakness – Thoughts by Swami Vivekananda Thou thyself art thy only friend, thou thyself thy only enemy. There is no other enemy but this self of mine, no other friend but myself.   This is the last and greatest lesson. For every weakening thought you have put into anybody’s head you will have to pay with compound interest. The law of Karma must have its pound of flesh. There is only one sin. That is weakness. The only saint is that soul that never weakens, faces everything, and determines to die game. Stand up and die game! Do not add one lunacy to another. Do not add your weakness to the evil that is going to come. That is all I have to say to the world. Be strong! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only