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Importance of Durga Puja in Bengal – Why is Durga Pooja Special among Bengalis?

If it is Durga Puja; then it is in Bengal . Why is the tradition of Durga Puja so special among Bengalis? Perhaps the answer lies in the famous Kalighat Temple in Kolkata. The region is associated with Goddess Shakti from time immemorial. Various Tantric texts identify the region from Dakshineswar to Behala as Kalishetra or the abode of Goddess Shakti. It is believed that all forms of Goddess Durga exist in this place. The worship of Goddess Durga gained prominence with the discovery of the feet of Goddess Sati from Kalikunda Pond in the vicinity. With this discovery, the place became one of the 51 Shakti shrines or Shakti Peethas. (After the death of Goddess Sati at the Daksha Yajna, Shiva was roaming around the world with it and this caused imbalance in the universe. Vishnu then used his Sudarshana Chakra to cut the body of Sati and it fell in 51 places on earth and these places came to be known as Shakti Peethas.) Archeological discoveries, Tantric texts of Ni

Mahanisha Puja During Navratri And Durga Puja

Mahanisha Puja is an important ritual dedicated to Goddess Shakti and is performed during the Navratri and Durga Puja period. The ritual is also performed during the Kali Puja. Mahanisha Puja 2024 date is October 11. The Mahanisha Puja begins when the Ashtami Tithi during the Durga Puja period begins. This ritual is of great importance in Shakti Temples and attracts thousands of devotees. Some temples do not allow darshan of Goddess Shakti (Durga) during the Mahanisha Puja period. The darshan takes place only after the puja – which is followed by an Aarati. The ferocious form of Goddess is invoked during the period. The darshan of Mother Goddess after Mahanisha Puja is considered highly auspicious and meritorious. Please note that the timing of Mahanisha Puja is from the end of Saptami Tithi (Seventh day during the waxing phase of moon of Ashwin month) and the beginning of Ashtami Tithi (eighth day during the waxing phase of moon of Ashwin month).

How To Do Or Perform Ayudha Puja?

An important ritual on Ayudha Puja is consecrating tools and objects that assist in work. Today, people also do puja to private vehicles like car, scooter, bike etc. The Ayudha puja dates vary from region to region some people perform it on Ashtami and some on Navami. The tools and objects are not put into use on the Ayudha Puja day. People also sanctify their offices and huge machineries on the day. Children and people associated with art and literature perform the Saraswati Puja on the day.  Here is simple step by step method on how to perform Ayudha Puja. Some people perform Ayudha Puja on the previous day evening and will only touch the tools and other objects on the Vijayadasami day. A large section of people perform the puja on the morning of the Ayudha Puja day. Getting Ready Decide the place to perform Ayudha Puja. It is always better to keep tools and objects in a place where you won’t touch it accidentally. Decide which tools you want to keep for puja

Ardra Nakshatra dates and time in 2020 – Arudara or Thiruvathira Birth Star Date in 2020

Ardra Nakshatra 2020 date and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ardra Birth Star, also known as Arudara or Thiruvathira in South India, is the sixth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ardra Nakshatra dates in 2020. The astrological prediction of Ardra Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Rasi or Gemini Zodiac. Mercury or Budh is the Lord of the birth star. The lucky color of Ardra is green. Ardra Nakshatra 2020 Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 10, 2020, Friday Time is from 3:04 PM on January 9 to 2:59 PM on January 10, 2020 February 6, 2020,

Navratri 8th day Pooja – Procedure – Mantra – How to do Navratri Day Eight Puja?

The eighth day Navratri puja is dedicated to Goddess Mahagauri. She is the light of the universe and a kind and merciful form of Mother Shakti Durga. Here is a brief idea on how to perform Navratri 8th day pooja along with mantra. This how to do and procedure is ideal for performing at home. Benefits of Navratri 8th day Pooja All those suffering due to the bad positioning of Rahu in janam kundli or horoscope will find relief as Goddess Mahagauri is the Lord of Rahu and southwest corner. Puja to her solves all problems in the sixth and eighth house of horoscope of a person. Victory over enemies. Relief from diseases. Solution to marriage related problems. Early marriage. Solution for house and property related problems. How to do Navratri Day Eight Puja? Clean the house. Take bath in the early morning. Wear white color clothes. Offer prayers to Ganesha. Sit facing southwest direction. Place the picture or painting of Goddess Mahagauri on a white color cl

Quotes And Teachings On Jivanmukti

A collection of quotes and teachings on Jivanmukti from various Hindu scriptures. When all desires that dwell in his heart (mind) are gone, then he, having been mortal, becomes immortal, and attains Brahman in this very body. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 4.4.7) Though without riches, yet ever content; though helpless, yet very powerful, though not enjoying sense objects, yet eternally satisfied; though without an exemplar, yet looking upon all with an eye of equality — such is the jivanmukta. (Vivekachudamani, 543) Though doing, yet inactive; though experiencing fruits of past actions, yet untouched by them; though possessed of a body, yet without identification with it; though limited, yet omnipresent is he. (Vivekachudamani, 544) He is a jivanmukta who, although responsive to the spurs of love, hate, fear, and the like, is as pure in heart as the akasha, space. (Laghu Yoga Vasistha Ramayana, 5.93) He, the conqueror of the three worlds, is indeed blessed, who is silent i