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Cowrie Shell Mala and Rosary – Cowrie Beads Necklace

Cowrie shell mala, or Kauri bead necklace, is considered auspicious by Hindus and has a place in Hindu religious ceremonies and it is believed to represent Goddess Lakshmi. The Cowrie shell mala is offered to Goddess Lakshmi. And it is kept at home and worn for attaining wealth and prosperity. Japa (chanting) of mantras dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi with Cowrie beads is considered auspicious. People who possess cowries are believed to be blessed with love, luck and prosperity. The Cowrie mala is worn for financial stability. Cowries are part of Lakshmi Puja in many regions Cowrie shells are also used in making door hangings. The shells are also used in board games. Cowrie necklaces are worn Banjara tribal women and cowries are stitched into the dresses by them as they represent Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity. Cowries are different from the usual Conch shell mala.

Brihaspativar Puja – Solution to Wife Husband Fight in Hindu Astrology –– Thursday Prayers and Rituals

If you believe and follow Hindu astrology, then a solution to wife husband fight is to perform certain pujas and prayers on Thursday (Brihaspativar). There is a popular belief among Hindus that fights in the family are due to the bad positioning of planets (navgrahas) in horoscope or janam kundali. Make Besan Laddoo on Thursday, then offer it to Brihaspati (Jupiter or Guru), and then distribute them among poor people. Brihaspati is one among the Navgrahas or nine planets. Soak Chanda Dal (chickpea) on Wednesday night and on Thursday feed it to a cow. Kesar tilak should be worn on navel, forehead and head on Brihaspativar (Thursday). Drink milk mixed with Kesar. Eat yellow colour food on the day. Keep fresh white flowers in the bedroom daily. Keeping photos and paintings of white flowers is helpful. Distribute Sindhoor to married women. Offer a coconut and few badams in a Vishnu Temple on Thursday. This will help in avoiding troubles. It will help in starting stopped pro

Jara Jivantika Puja in Maharashtra – Gujarat - Mantra - Importance of Jara Jivantika Vrat in Shravan Month

Jara Jivantika Puja is mainly observed on Fridays in the Shravan Month in Maharashtra and Gujarat . Jara Jivantika Puja 2023 dates are July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8 and September 15. The vrata is dedicated to Goddess Ma Jivantika – Hindu goddess who is the protector of children. She is also believed in helping couples to get children. Goddess Jivantika is worshipped on all Fridays in Shravan month. Jara Jivantika Mantra The mantra that is chanted on the day is " Om Shri Jivantikayai Namah." Importance of Jara Jivantika Puja The significance of Ma Jivantika and Jara Jivantika Vrat is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. She is the protector of children. Earlier many children used to die before reaching the age of five. The death was more common during the rainy season. Shravan is the peak of rainy season in western parts of India. Mothers therefore kept the vrat for protecting their children. Wh

Shani Shingnapur 2023 Shravan Month Pujas

Shani Shingnapur Temple is Maharashtra is one of the popular temples dedicated to Shani Bhagavan. Shravan or Sawan month is considered highly auspicious for offering prayers to Shani. Special prayers are held on Saturdays in Shravan month at Shani Shingnapur. Another auspicious day is Amavasya or No moon day. Shravan month in 2023 in Maharashtra is from July 18 to September 15. Chanting Shani mantra on Saturday in Shravan month will help in solving all Shani related problems. Those suffering from bad positioning of Shani in horoscope offer special prayers during Saturdays and Amavasya in the month at the temple. Special abhishekam is also performed on all Saturdays and Amavasya day. Shani Shingnapur is around 35 km from Ahmednagar city and around 160 km from Pune.

Goddess Jagadgauri - Information - Story About Jagadgauri Manifestation

Goddess Jagadgauri is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. Details about Her are found in the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam. As per this scripture, She is the mind born daughter of Sage Kashyapa and was called Manasa Devi. She then meditated on Sri Krishna for several years and became a Siddha Yogini. Sri Krishna gave her 12 different names and one name is Jagad Gauri meaning she is of very fair color and was worshipped all over the world. The name symbolically represents purity. Shakti is pure and all beings arise from Her. Beings who are pure then lose purity due to ignorance. The other names of the Goddess include – Jaratkdru, Manasa, Siddha Yogini, Vaishnavi, Nagabhagini, Shaivi, Nageshwari, Jaratkdrupriya, Astikmata, Vishadri and Mahajnanavati. A unique feature of Goddess Jagadgauri is that she is associated with both Vishnu and Shiva. A manifestation of the Goddess married Saint Jaratkadru and gave birth to the famous Sage Astika.

Salt Uses in Vastu – Hinduism

There is a widespread belief among many Hindus that a pinch of salt can solve many problems in life especially those associated with Vastu. Please note that such beliefs are based on oral tradition in a particular region and are not based on any scriptures associated with Hinduism. Majority of such small process using salt is to change bad luck, to get more money and to solve financial problems. Take a glass bowl and put salt crystal (not the powder salt) but sea salt, which has big pieces. Put unbroken clove along with it. Keep it in a safe place in the house. Keep changing the salt when it changes color. This will help in solving all financial problems in the house. Such house will never be afflicted with poverty. Peace and prosperity will return to the house. This small process will spread a good fragrance at home. It will flush out all kinds of negative energy. It is also believed that this helps in keeping out harmful germs and thereby all kinds of diseases will keep

Karaikkal Ammaiyar Quotes - Teachings From Poems of Karaikkal Ammaiyar

Karaikkal Ammaiyar  – a sixth century saint and poetess. She was an ardent devotee of Shiva and composes verses praising the glory of Mahadeva. This is a collection of quotes and teachings from poems of Karaikkal Ammaiyar. Some may say that God is high up in the heavens; others may say that He is seated as the Lord of the celestials. But I will say that He who is the Lord of Jnana (wisdom) and whose shining throat is black with the poison (Neelakanta Shiva) he has swallowed, is the dweller in my heart. It is only the Lord’s grace that rules all the worlds. It is the same grace that removes the bondage of births for souls. As my rule of life is to see the Supreme Reality through the eyes of His grace, all things are ever within my reach. They who are incapable of understanding His real nature make fun of Him. They see only His fine form besmeared with ashes and bedecked with a garland of bones like a ghost. Teachings From Poems of Karaikkal Ammaiyar Poem 1 He can be seen in