--> Skip to main content


Showing posts from November 6, 2021

Namdev Jayanti – Shri Namadeva Jayanthi

Sant Namdev was one of the pillars of the Bhakti cult that developed around the worship of Bhagwan Vitthal of Pandharpur in Maharashtra during the middle ages. Namdev Jayanti 2023 date is November 23. Sant Namdev devotional compositions, Namdev's Gatha, are very popular with Vithal devotees. He also composed devotional songs in Punjabi and 60 of his devotional songs are included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Scripture in Sikhism. A legend associated with Namdev says that he as child once stood before Bhagavan Vitthal at Pandharpur to make sure that the food he offered was eaten by Bhagavan Vitthal. When the child stood adamant and did not move for hours, it is said that Lord Vitthal appeared before Namdev and ate the offering he made. Sant Namdev was also a companion of Sant Dnyaneshwar. Namdev Jayanti is observed on the Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadasi. You may also like to read The Story of Namdev’s Final Enlightenment – By Ramana Maharishi

Chhath Puja Prasad – Bhog – Food Offered and Eaten During Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is spread over four days and different types of food are offered as Prasad or bhog to the deity. Special food is eaten during the Chhath puja by the devotee undertaking the fasting. Thekua is a special food prepared during the vrat. Here is a list of food prepared on the four days. Garlic and Onions are not used during Chhath period in many homes where the ritual is observed. First day of Chhath Arwa chawal (parboiled rice) dal made using Chana sabji made using Kaddu (pumpkin) are offered as Prasad. sabji or curry made using green lauki is a must on the day for many families In some regions, the dal for the day is made using chana and kaddu. It is consumed by the person undertaking the fasting and by family members. Second day Fasting is observed from from sunrise to sunset on the day. The Prasad offered and consumed after evening puja are: Kheer made using jaggery. Roti prepared using ghee Banana Sabji made of Kaddu (pumpkin) is consumed on

Nahai Khai the first day of Chhath Puja

Nahai Khai marks the beginning of the four-day Chhath festival. The most important event on this day is preparing food on freshly prepared ovens after taking a dip in Ganga . Nahai Khai 2023 date is November 17. The preparation is known as Lauki Bhat. Chhath festival, also known as Surya Shashti, symbolically involves spiritual and physical purification.  The main food cooked on the Nahai Khai day is rice, chana dal, and green gourd (lauki). Lauki is an important preparation on the day and therefore the cooking is also referred as Lauki Bhat. The ritual of nahai-khai is followed by kharna – a day of fasting. On the next two days, ‘arghya’ (offerings) is done to the Sun God.

Bhai Dooj 2023 date

Bhai Dooj is an important ritual during Diwali and it celebrates the relationship between brother and sister. Bhai Dooj 2023 date after Diwali is November 15. The day is also observed as Yama Dvitiya. On Bhai Dooj day, sisters show affection brothers by applying a Tika or Tilak. Legend has it that Lord Yama, the Hindu God of death, after being affectionately welcomed by his sister, Yami, had given the boon that those brothers who receive Tika from their sisters will not have the suffer the pains of hell. Married women visit her brother’s home on this day or both brother and sister assemble in a convenient place or married sisters invite their brothers to their homes. Usually, the sister brings a couple of puja items in a ‘thali’ during Bhai Dooj. This involves coconut, batashas, mithai, fruits, seven paans, roli and little rice. Sister applies a teeka on the brother and gives him a few of the eatables along with a coconut piece. Bhai Dooj puja is usually

Quotes On Greed

Greed makes life hell on earth. The more you want the more the trouble. We will always be suffering if we are letting greed rule our life. Selfishness and greed is harming people more than diseases. It is true that we live in a world, which measures life by how much we own. But we all know this world is diseased and beyond repair. So why become greedy to satisfy the bad world. Greed has never been satisfied and will it ever. But is always possible to satisfy the essentials. If you are happy without owning anything then that is true happiness. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash

13 November 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 13 November 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 9:36 AM on November 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 8:59 AM on November 14. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on November 13, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 7:41 PM on November 13 . Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 7:55 PM on November 14. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south