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Akshaya Tritiya Mantra Prayers and Pujas - Do These Things on Akshaya Tritiya To Get Blessings of Goddess Lakshmi

How to do or observe Akshaya Tritiya and what are the special pujas? In 2019, the puja can be performed on May 7 as per Panchang and Hindu pandits. The main pujas on the day are dedicated to Ganesha, Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi and Kuber. On the Akshaya Tritiya day, wake up in the morning (between 4 am and 5 am) and perform holy bath (dip) in Ganga, sea, sacred ponds or other sacred rivers and lakes. The entire day is auspicious so you can perform the puja at any convenient time. Akshaya Tritiya Mantra ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मी नारायणाय नमः Hreem Shreem Lakshmi Narayanaya Namah Chant the mantra 108 times. Keep count on a chandan mala. Akshaya Tritiya  Puja Start with a simple prayer to Ganesha. Offer Him prasad and take his blessings. Worshipping Lakshmi-Narayana form is ideal. The combined form of Lakshmi and Narayana. The main puja and prayers on the day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore you can do a simple Vishnu pooja in the morning with Tulsi leave

Why Do Hindus Say Namaste? - Meaning - Symbolism

Hindus greet with two palms placed together in front of the chest and says namaste bowing the head and shoulders slightly. In Sanskrit, ‘namaste’ means ‘I bow to you.’ There is deep meaning and symbolism attached to this simple act of folding the hands and bowing the head. In the various regional languages in  India , Namaste becomes ‘Namaskar,’ ‘Namaskaram,’and ‘Namaskara.’ On the spiritual plane, it is a negation of one’s ego. Hindu religion believes that Brahman, the Supreme Soul, exists in all animate and inanimate. The folded palms placed before the chest symbolizes that the divinity in me and you are the same. The bowing down of the head and closing the eyes is worshipping the divinity in you. Some Hindus prefer to use ‘Ram Ram’ instead of ‘namaste’ and this again is recognizing that the life force in me and you are the same. Namaste – Meaning Symbolism Nah-mas-tay My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the

History of Pandharpur Vitthal Rukmini Mandir – Architecture of Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur

Pandharpur Vitthal Rukmini Mandir, located on the banks of Chandrabhaga River in Solapur District, is the spiritual capital or pilgrimage capital of Maharashtra.   Here is a brief history and architecture of Pandharpur Temple also known as Vithoba Temple. History of Pandharpur Vitthal Rukmini Mandir The temple is very old and its origin is lost in time. A surviving written record states that the temple complex of Pandharpur was renovated by a king from Pratisthana of Shalivahana dynasty in 83 AD. The original temple might have existed much before this period. An old copper plate of 516 AD under Rashtrakutas records this a temple village in a well populated territory. A local inscription in 1239 AD records royal visits of Deogiri Yadav. The Paduka procession began from 1296 AD. Haibatbaba organized palanquin procession from Alandi to Pandharpur from 1650 AD. The temple was invaded and destroyed numerous times by Muslim invaders. Secular scholars and histo