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Jagadhatri Puja Vidhi – Procedure – With Mantra – How To Perform Goddess Jagadhatri Puja?

Jagadhatri Devi is the form of Mother Goddess Shakti in which she the ruler of the universe. She is worshipped for prosperity and for victory over enemies. Below is Goddess Jagadhatri Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Maa Jagadhatri Devi Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Jagadhatri Mantra ॐ   परितुष्टा   जगद्धात्री   प्रत्यक्षं   प्राह   चंडिका   नमोस्तु   ते॥ Om Partithushta jagaddhatri Pratyaksha Praha Chandika Namostute  When to Perform Goddess Jagadhatri Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Navami or Dasami Tithi – the ninth or the tenth day of the waning or waxing phase of moon. Ninth or tenth day after full moon (purnima) or no moon day (Amavasya). Another option is when there is Vishaka Nakshatra in a lunar month. The puja becomes doubly auspicious when there is a combination of Vishaka and Dasami Tithi. This form of Goddess is also  associated with Tantra vidya. Legend has it that the D

Pulikali during Onam in Kerala – Pulikali – The Dance of the Tiger

One of the colorful cultural programs that is held during the Onam festival in Kerala is the Pulikali – ‘Puli’ means tiger and ‘Kali’ means play. Pulikali is a display of a mock hunting of a tiger by a hunter. What makes the Pulikali famous is the painting of the tiger done on the body of men with paunch or potbelly. Although Pulikali is performed in all parts of Kerala, the traditional and the most colorful Pulikalis are held in Thrissur District in Kerala. Pulikali used to be performed during the festival of Muharram, by the Muslim soldiers of the British army stationed in Thrissur before independence. Then it was known as Puliketti Kali. The soldiers danced with peculiar steps decking themselves up with paint and cloths that had an uncanny resemblance to the majestic looks and stealthy moves of the mighty Tiger. A major Pulikali procession is held during Onam in Thrissur and is attended by several Pulikali. A small version of the mock fight between Puli and hunter is ena

Just Decide To Be Happy Through Contentment – The Ancient Wisdom Of Hindus

The ancient wisdom of Hindus can change your life for better – just decide to become happy through contentment. The concept of contentment is often repeated in the Gita, Upanishads, Yoga Vasishta, Ramayana, Mahabharat…and numerous other Hindu scriptures. The goal of human life is to return to the primordial state – to be simply happy. Ignorance, wrong knowledge, wrong advice and wrong people take us away from the state of bliss we are all born into. We are lost and we need to get back to our original state. The whole purpose of life is to get back to our original version. The return to the original state should be through hard work, contemplation and without hurting another living being. Do not get too serious while on the return journey. Keep the humor alive. Everything should be in moderation when we are on the journey to the source this includes food, drink, sex and all kinds of physical and mental actions. Do not overwork; give enough time for leisure, fun,