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Purnima Puja Vidhi – Mantra – How To Perform Puja On Full Moon Day?

As per Hindu beliefs and scriptures performing puja on full moon day will help in achieving Akshaya Punya – merits that will never diminish. Here is a brief idea on how to perform puja on full moon day. Mantra is performed along with the purnima puja vidhi. Puja on Purnima is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha, Chandra (moon god), Brihaspati (Navagraha Guru) and Lord Vishnu. The main rituals include performing holy dip in a sacred river or lake or pond, doing charity and keeping fast. Start the day by taking bath and offering puja to Lord Ganesha. Wear yellow color dress. The fast is from sunrise to sighting of moon. How to perform purnima puja? Keep a portrait of Goddess Lakshmi in the east or northeast corner of the house. Light a lamp in the morning and offer lotus or yellow color flowers. The main puja is to be performed in the evening. In the evening after taking bath light a lamp using pure cow ghee. Offer lotus or yellow color flowers. Offer rose fragra

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in February 2020 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in February 2020

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in February 2020 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). February 1 – Ratha Saptami, Magha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti February 2 – Bhishma Ashtami – Monthly Durga Ashtami Feb 3 – Mahananda Navami Feb 3 – Madhva Navami Feb 3 - Thai Karthigai February 5 – Ekadasi Fasting – Jaya Ekadashi – Bhishma Ekadasi February 6 – Bhishma Dwadashi February 6 – Pradosh Vrat February 6 – Amalki Dwadashi, Varaha Dwadashi, Til Dwadashi February 7 – Vishwakarma Jayanti in Western parts of India, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Feb 7 – Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti February 8 – Thaipusam dedicated to Muruga February 8 – Purnima Vrat February 9 – Purnima – Guru Ravidas Jayanti February 10 – Phalgun month begins in North India February 10 – Guru Pratipada February 12 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – moon

How Did Raghavendra Theertha Came To Be Known As Sri Raghavendra Swamy?

There is an interesting story as to how Raghavendra Theertha came to be known as Sri Raghavendra Swamy. According to the records and notes on the life and times of Sri Raghavendra Theertha, the sage, during one of this regular tours, happened to stay at Bidarahalli, a village on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Koppal District of Karnataka. There be had a chance meeting with a Sanskrit scholar called Srinivasachar, who was also a prolific writer having written many books on Dvaita philosophy. During his stay at Bidarahalli, Sri Raghavendra Theertha noticed that the special mashi (ink) used for writing got exhausted. He asked his attendants to look out for the same kind of special ink used by him. They found the same kind of ink was used by Srinivasachar and bought it to Sri Raghavendra Theertha. After inspecting the quality of the ink and testing it, the sage summoned Srinivasachar. The Sanskrit scholar who came rushing to meet the sage also brought some of his works

Do Not Hesitate To Say Thank You And Please

Thank people always whenever you receive any kind of help. Do not look at the kind of favor, says thanks even for the smallest help and favor. Thank you and please should come from the heart, and then it will automatically enter the heart of the other person. These two simple words will make our life happy and the world a better place. When you need a help always use the word ‘please.’ Even when you are not required to use the word, use it as it does wonders. There is no one big or small here. This is what all the holy books attempt to explain. Thank you and please creates a warm relationship. The person receiving it will be happy and this happiness spreads. The person will be more enthusiastic and happy to help the next person. Courtesy, decency, humility and simplicity are best communicated through thank you and please. Noble-mindedness and humility are ornaments that make a person glow. Due to its simplicity, ant carries sugar but due to haughtiness, the eleph