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13 Different Types of Shradh in Hinduism

We generally associated Shradh with ritual associated with the dead in the family. But there are many Shradh that are performed in Hinduism for taking the blessing of dead ancestors. Here is a look at 13 different types of Shradh performed by Hindus. Nitya Shradh – This shradh is performed on all the days of the pitru paksha fortnight. The person performing the shradh offers water, food, milk and kusha grass to pitr on all days. Naimchithak Shradh – This shradh is performed on the day of the week on which mother or father died. If father or mother had died on Tuesday then shradh for them is performed for them on a Tuesday during Pitru Paksha. Kamya Shradh – This is performed on any three days of Pitru Paksha for attaining various Siddhis. Vriddhi Shradh – This is performed for happiness and materialistic progress in life and is performed on any one day during Pitru paksha. Sapindi Shradh – This shradh is performed on the 12 th day after the death of a person. This shradh can

Vettakkorumakan - Hindu God Worshipped In Kerala - Importance

Vettakkorumakan is a very popular deity worshiped mainly in certain pockets of Kerala. The deity is famous through theyyam and pattu. Vettakkorumakan is the son of Shiva and Goddess Parvati – born when Shiva took the Kiratamurti form to test determination and perseverance of Arjuna in the Mahabharata. Form Of Vettakkorumakan Invocatory songs and hymns describe him as a dark hunter with two hands, having bow and arrow and a dagger, with a crown on his head adorned by peacock feathers and a crescent moon, with ruddy eyes and a prominent moustache. He wears a blue/black garment and is mounted on a horse. Vettakkorumakan is worshipped according to Vedic tradition as a Shaivite deity. Many families in Kerala have adopted him as their tutelar deity and worship him in the house itself. Vettakkorumakan Coconut Breaking Coconut breaking is an important offering to Vettakkorumakan. The ritual of breaking more than 1000 coconuts is performed during the Vettakkorumakan Pattu. The break

Dhumavati Puja Vidhi – Dhumavati Mantra – How to Perform Dhumavati Mata Puja?

Dhumavati Mata is a form related to Goddess Sati and she is also the goddess of misfortune. She is worshipped for early cure from a serious disease. She has the capacity to keep out unhappiness and sadness from life. Below is Dhumavati Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Dhumavati Mata Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Dhumavati Mantra ॐ धूं धूं धूमावती देव्यै स्वाहा : Om Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Daivaye Swaha When to Perform Goddess Dhumavati Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Friday Saptami Tithi – the seventh day of the waning or waxing phase of moon. Seventh day after full moon (purnima) or no moon day (Amavasya) in any month other than Ashwin and Chaitra when there is Navratri. Another option is when there is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra in a lunar month. The puja becomes doubly auspicious when there is a combination of Mool and Saptami Tithi. Benefits of Performing Dhumavati Puja Widely per

9 Symbolism Of Three Lines Of Holy Ash On Forehead Of Hindus

The three lines of holy ash on forehead of a Hindu devotee has deep symbolism. Here are 9 symbolism of three lines of holy ash on forehead. Upper line – atman Middle line – antaratman Lower line – Paramatman Symbolic meaning – the self, the inner self and supreme self. Upper line – kriyashakti Middle line – icchashakti Lower line – jnanashakti Symbolic meaning – three powers of action, will and knowledge Upper line – garhapatyagni Middle line – dakshniagni Lower line – ahavaniyagni Meaning the three lines are the three household fires ever to be kept burning Upper line – syllable A Middle line – syllable U Lower line – syllable M Meaning the three measures of Pranava, OM (A, U, M) Upper line – Rajas Middle line – Sattva Lower line – Tamas Three attributes reflecting the strands of one’s disposition Upper line – bhuloka Middle line – Anatrikshaloka Lower line – dyuloka The three worlds of earth, intersphere and heaven

Pitra Aarti In Hindi – Importance Of Pitru Aarti

Pitra Aarti is chanted for the peace and progress towards mukti of the dead in the family. The importance of chanting Pitru Aarti is mentioned in the Garuda Purana. It should be chanted on the nakshatra and tithi a particular person died and also on Amavasya. People performing Pitru pujas, shradha, panda daan and tarpan can chant the Pitru Aarti in the evening . Pitru Aarti in Hindi जय जय पितर महाराज , मैं शरण पड़यों हूं थारी। शरण पड़यो हूँ थारी बाबा , शरण पड़यो हूं थारी।। आप ही रक्षक आप ही दाता , आप ही खेवनहारे। मैं मूरख हूँ कछु नहिं जाणूं , आप ही हो रखवारे।। जय जय पितर महाराज , मैं शरण पड़यों हूं थारी।। आप खड़े हैं हरदम हर घड़ी , करने मेरी रखवारी। हम सब जन हैं शरण आपकी , है ये अरज गुजारी।। जय जय पितर महाराज , मैं शरण पड़यों हू थारी ।। देश और परदेश सब जगह , आप ही करो सहाई। काम पड़े पर नाम आपको , लगे बहुत सुखदाई।। जय जय पितर महाराज , मैं शरण पड़यों हूं थारी ।। भक्त

Veni Madhav Form Of Vishnu

Veni Madhav is a highly powerful and rare form of Vishnu worshipped in certain Hindu temples in India. Veni Madhava is known to be the creator, preserved and transformer of universe, combining within him the power of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Veni Madhav is said to reside permanently with his consort Lakshmi in akshaya vata (the evergreen banyan tree) found in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. The deity took up his abode here because Shiva is known to dance the tandava in this area. Veni Madhav form of Lord Vishnu is four-armed deity holding the conch, discus, mace and lotus in his four arms. The present temple of Veni Madhav at Prayagraj is more than 500 years old and when Chaitanya Prabhu visited the shrine, he dance for hours in ecstasy in front of the sanctum sanctorum. The temple attracts scores of devotees daily and their numbers swell into thousands during the annual Magh Mela (January – February) and Kumbh Mela. All demigods and heavenly beings, saints, le

Bhagavad Gita on Fearlessness

Teachings on Fearlessness  from Bhagavad Gita Serene-minded, fearless, firm in the vow of Brahmacharya, having controlled the mind, thinking on Me and balanced, let him sit, having Me as the Supreme Goal. (6.14) Intellect, wisdom, non-delusion, forgiveness, truth, self-restraint, calmness, happiness, pain, birth or death, fear and also fearlessness…non-injury, equanimity, contentment, austerity, beneficence, fame, infamy --- all these different kinds of "qualities-of-beings" arise from Me alone. (10.4-5) Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal, Karnataka Fearlessness belongs to one born of Divine Estate (16.1) That which knows the paths of work and renunciation, what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, fear and fearlessness, bondage and liberation, that "understanding" is Sattvic (pure) , O Partha. (18.30) He by whom the world is not agitated (affected) , and who cannot be agitated by the world, who is freed from joy, envy, fear, and anxiety -