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Goddess Prachanda Chandi

Goddess Prachanda Chandi, also known as Prachanda Chandika, is believed to be the sixth of the Mahavidyas. She rules over the firmament - the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected. In the cosmos, the pathway of the Devas is Prachanda Chandi. She is today popularly known as Chinnamastika. She is the deity known in the Vedas as Indrani. Another particularity here is that the manifest and unmanifest effulgence of the firmament is Prachanda Chandi. She is that the transforming which serves as the weapon of the Supreme. She is known as Vajravairochaniya. Vajra is the weapon of the Supreme. On account of her brilliance she is known as Vairochaniya. In the individual she is Kundalini Shakti. Prachanda Chandi springs forth from the same source, muladhara, in the individual. She goes straight to Sahasrara and generates the flow of Amrita from there, causing profound ecstasy. It is by her valour that a subtle passage is opened in the crown

Mithya In Hinduism

As per Hinduism, Mithya is a construct of the mind, which is inexplicable. According to Advaita, Brahman is the only reality. Everything else is non-real and is superimposed on it. The concept of adyasa (superimposition), which is in general linked with the concept of non-real is defined by Shankara in his commentary on Brahma Sutras as appearance elsewhere with a nature like recollection of what was seen before and cognition of something that does not exist.   The common example given for Mithya in Hindu religion are that of a rope in the dark perceived as a snake and a piece of shiny sea shell mistaken for silver. The nature of such an illusion is inexplicable (anirvacaniya) and is in reality identifiable with the underlying substratum. To hold that the world is illusory or false does not mean that it is absolutely unreal. The Advaitins contend that the third category of in-determinability is either real or unreal. The world is not real just because it has a physical reali

Bahula Chauth 2023 Date in Bhadrapada – Importance of Bahula Chaturthi Vrat Dedicated to Ganesha

Bahula Chauth Vrat is observed during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in Bhadrapada month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh. Bahula Chauth 2023 date is September 3. The fasting and rituals on the day is dedicated to Ganesha. The vrat is offered for peace and prosperity in the family. Bahula Chauth fasting is from sunrise to till the sighting of the moon in the evening. The fast is observed by both men and women. Early in the morning the devotee observing the fast wakes up and takes bath. A simple puja is offered to Ganesha which involves dhoop, flowers, Prasad and other normal puja items. The puja is repeated in the evening again after taking a bath. When moon is sighted the devotee offers milk, durva grass, supari, dhup, akshat to moon. Prayers are also offered to Ganesha. Similar Til Chauth in Paush Month

Riddhi – Siddhi Ganesha Temple at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain

Riddhi – Siddhi Ganesha Temple is located within the premises of the famous Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. It is a few yards away from the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple. Riddhi and Siddhi are the two wives of Ganesha. The temple attracts a large number of devotees on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The temple offers special pujas during on Chaturthi. There are also special pujas during Sankashti Chaturthi, Varad Chaturthi and Anagarak Chaturthi. Ganesha Chaturthi in Bhadrapad month is special in the temple. The deities worshipped in this temple are highly powerful. It is believed that they fulfill the wishes of the devotees.  Unmarried women offer prayers here for early good marriage and loving husband. Earlier it was mandatory to have darshan at Riddhi - Siddhi Ganesha temple before having darshan of Mahakal. 

Dubdi Saptami – Goddess Dubdi Puja And Vrat In September

Dubdi Saptami is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month (August – September). Dubdi Saptami 2023 date is September 22. The ritual is observed by married women. It is believed that observing the vrat will help in keeping children in the family in good health. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Dubdi. It is believed that this form of Mother Goddess helps in overcoming all kinds of adverse situations. The ritual is widely observed in certain regions in North India. There is also a popular story associated with the ritual. Dubdi Puja Ritual For Dubdi puja you need to make figurines of a married woman, 6 to 8 children and 1 to 2 snakes using clean clay or mud. The figurines are arranged in the puja area along with a clay pot filled with water. Puja is offered to the figurines and clay pot – diya, dhoop, rice, milk drops, flour, roli, sugar etc are offered. Prayers are offered to the goddess and arti is per

Invoking Saraswati River in Rig Veda

Motherliest of mothers, noblest of rivers, godliest of goddesses! O Saraswati! We are as if of little repute; Mother, grant us high renown (Rig Veda 2.41.16) O Saraswati! That exhaustless breast of thine which is the source of all wellbeing, through which you nurse all that is desirable, the storehouse of treasures, the possessor of wealth, the giver of goodness, that thou provide for our nourishment. (Rig Veda 1.164.49) Inspirer of the truthful, rouser of the noble-minded, Saraswati accepts sacrifice. (Rig Veda 1.3.11) Saraswati, the mighty ocean of light, illumines all with her light. She brightens all intellects. (Rig Veda 1.3.12) May the divine Saraswati, rich in power, inspire our minds and protect us. (Rig Veda 6.61.4) O Devi Saraswati, strong in wealth and power, protect us in conflicts. Like Pushan, grant us opulence. (Rig Veda 6.61.6)