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Lakshmindra Puja – Lakshmi Indra Pooja

Lakshmindra Puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Hindu God Indra and is observed on the Purnima day of Ashwin month. Lakshmindra Puja 2023 date is October 28. In Bengal, Odisha and other parts of India , the pooja is referred as Kojagari Lakshmi Puja. In Hinduism, Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes prosperity and wealth and it is believed that on Poornima night she visits the homes of devotees and blesses them. Therefore special Lakshmi Puja is held in the evening on the day in homes. Elaborate traditional Lakshmi Pujas, which needs the help of a priest or elderly person, are conducted on the day by communities and organizations. Today, many people also perform a simple Lakshmi Puja on the day sticking to the main traditions. Special vegetarian dishes, fruits and sweets are offered to Goddess Lakshmi and Indra on the day.

Mind Fixed On An Object For Concentration - Contemplation In Yoga

The word alambana means support, base or abode. In Yoga the mind is fixed on an object in the practice of concentration and contemplation. It may be a gross object, a subtle object or a sense organ, the ego-feeling, prakriti (original state), the self or god. Anyone of these can be an alambana, or support, on which the mind can be fixed in meditation. According to the nature of the support, meditation is said to be of four different kinds – discursive (vitarka), reflective (vichara), blissful (ananda) and self aware (asmita). They differ in respect of the object of concentration. But there is one thing common to all of them, the fact that in all of them is a support or alambana on which the mind is fixed. There is another state in which the mind is devoid of any support or alambana. That is very rare state in which comes about only when the mind is purified of all its impurities in the form of afflictions of the mind (kleshas) and traces of past experience (samskaras). That happens

Narasimha Mantra For Money

Narasimha Mantra for money is a three letter powerful mantra. It is to be chanted with utmost care. The belief is that devotee who is able to chant the mantra with utmost devotion will be blessed with good luck. Financial problems will be solved. The person will get lucky in lottery and games. Narasimha Mantra For Money ॐ क्ष्रौं ॐ Om Kshrom Om Please note that this is a powerful three letter mantra and should not be used carelessly. A devotee should use the mantra only with devotion. Using it for fun or to mock will have negative effect. Such tantric mantras should be left alone or should be used with unwavering devotion and piety. How To Chant Narasimha For Money? The mantra should be chanted during pradosh period – staring 1.5 hours before sunset to sunset. Start chanting the mantra on Tuesday or Friday. The person chanting the mantra should take bath and wear red or saffron color clothes. The person should sit facing east and light a lamp using sesame oil. Offer a red

Shami Puja on Vijayadasami Day - Importance of Shami Tree Worshipped on Dussehra

Shami Puja is an important ritual held during Vijaya Dashami and Dussehra day. In 2023, the date of Shami Puja is October 24. The rituals and pujas on the day are dedicated to the Shami Tree and is of great importance. Ganesha Purana mentions that those worshipping Shami Tree on Dussehra will be free from sins. Story of Worshipping Shami Tree Legend has it that Shami the daughter of learned sage Aurva was married to Mandar, son of Dhaumya. The newlywed couple once happened to see sage Bhrushundi who bore a trunk on his forehead as a mark of devotion to Ganesha. On seeing the sage with a trunk, Shami and Mandar could not control their laughter and they started laughing mockingly. An angry Sage Bhrushundi cursed them to become trees. Upon hearing their children’s misfortune, Sage Dhaumya and Aurva prayed to Ganesh to rescue their Children. Lord Ganesh was not ready to displease his staunch devotee Sage Bhrushundi. So Ganesh gave the boon that Mandar Tree w

Thoughts and Quotes on Dasara and Vijayadashami by Swami Chinmayananda

A collection of thoughts and quotes on Vijaya Dashami and Dasara by Swami Chinmayananda. Man’s real nature is Absolute Bliss and Knowledge. He tries to reach this state with the help of his mind and intellect. But the mind constantly gravitates to the sense objects for sensual pleasures from the external world. By such extroverted pursuits man gets involved more and more in the world of objects and accumulates desires which veil the divinity in him. Man is thus in a helpless condition consumed by numerous desires. The ancient masters knew that he has to turn his attention inwards to gain the state of Absolute Bliss and Knowledge which he foolishly seeks in the external world. With this view of mind, they introduced various rituals and festivals throughout the year to remind man of his supreme goal and ideal. And Dussehra and Vijayadashami are prominent among them. The great day of Dasara indicates, as the word suggests, Dasa-Papa-Hara or the end of the ten sins. The ten

With Attitude Of Assertion And Possession One Is Bound To Suffer

The goal of spiritual life is self-abnegation. This can be achieved only by gradually effacing and eventually completely annihilating one’s ego. One has to do selfless work. This is imperative since all suffering is caused by the presence of two attitudes the sense of doer-ship and the sense of enjoyer-ship. As long as one has either of these attitudes, that of assertion and possession, one is bound to suffer. By doing selfless work, one tries to get rid of the attachment one has to the results of a work. If one is not at all affected by the results of a work, then the sense of possession gradually fades and ceases to exist. If one is established in the practice of selfless work and does not expect any result, then one stops having ideas like ‘This is mine’, ‘I have to acquire that’, or ‘That belonged to me once’. Thus, the idea of possession or the idea of enjoyer ship is removed. Even after the removal of the idea of possession, the idea that one has to perform some

22 October 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 22 October 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waning or dark phase of moon till 10:41 PM on October 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon on the entire day on October 23 and till 12:42 AM on October 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 22, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 6:30 PM on October 22 . Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika nakshatra till 8:58 PM on October 23 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north