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Shastra Puja – Navratri Sastra Pooja during Durga Puja

Shastra Puja is held on the ninth day of the Navratri Festival – this is the Mahanavami day during Durga Puja. The weapons (Sastra or Astra) used by Goddess Durga are worshipped on this day. Shastra Puja 2023 date is October 24. Today, people worship the tools and objects that they use to earn a livelihood. Shastra Puja is also known as Ayudha Puja in South India . A similar ritual held during Durga Puja is the Astra Puja. Earlier, the kings used to worship the weapons used in war on the Shastra Puja day. Weapons like sword, spear, bow and arrow were kept for purification ritual on the day and they would remain untouched the whole day. After proper rituals they were taken on the next day. Today, people worship and perform purification rituals on objects they use to earn their bread.

Is it bad for two Amavasya born people to get married?

If two Amavasya born couple get married is it right? Or is it good or bad for two Amavasya born people to get married? These are doubts many Hindu youngsters have. There is no relation between the tithi in which an individual is born and marriage in Hindu astrology. There is no compatibility calculation based on Amavasya or any other tithi. Marriage in Hindu astrology is purely based on matching the janam kundli or horoscope or jatakam. So if the janam kundli matches then girl and boy born on Amavasya can get married.

Goddess Durga Quotes by Swami Chinmayananda

‘Mother Durga’ is the Power Terrible, which manifested out of the Eternal Truth, which is Paripoorna, and so has in Itself all powers. Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand names within. He is riddled with negative thoughts, fears, yearnings. Then there are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred – just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Kali’s Kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. No amount of soft persuasions can avail. The forces of Sri Rudra must be applied. There must be a deep, determined, adamant resolve, and a fight royal within, as sanguine as Kali’s ferocious sword dripping with blood; and unless the Sadhak is ready to wear about his neck the Skull-mala of these murdered false values there can be no peace or order within. Invoke the Only Mother - Goddess Durga - (The primordial Womb) - Maa Shakti - to help us annihilate within ourselves all negat

Two Saints and a Drowning Young Woman – Story on the Nature of the Mind

The story of the two saints and a drowning young woman is found in the Puranas. It illustrates the nature of the mind. Two young saints were taught by their Guru not to look or touch a woman. They were one day sitting on the banks of Ganga and discussing Vedanta. Drowning Young Woman A young woman who was passing through the banks got scared of a snake and fell in the river. She did not know how to swim and she was on the point of drowning. Of the two saints, one jumped into the river to rescue the drowning young woman as he thought it was his fundamental duty to save her life. The other saint was contemplating on the words of Guru. The Girl is Rescued The saint that jumped into the river rescued the young woman, brought her to the shore, and revived her using the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation technique. The other monk remained indifferent and was shocked by his friend’s action as he considered it to be against the principles of sainthood. Soon the young woman re