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Chaitra Navratri Kanjak Ashtami Puja – Young Girls worshipped as Goddess

Kanjak Ashtami puja is an important ritual during the Chaitra Navratri or Vasant Navratri. It falls on the eighth day – the Ashtami day – of the nine-day Navratri festival. A young girl child (Kanjaks) is worshipped on this day in North India . In 2023, the date of Kanjak Ashtami is marked on March 29. On the day people invite young girls to their homes and wash their feet and tie red color thread on their wrists. A tika is applied on the girl child’s forehead and worship them as Mother Goddess. The family members take blessing from the young child by touching their feet. The children are given ‘prasad,’ gifts and some money. Why is Kanjak Puja Performed? It is believed that performing Kanjak Puja will help in the removal of poverty. It ushers in peace and prosperity. It is also performed for overcoming enemies. It is also performed to overcome Vastu Dosh. The belief is that feeding five kanya on Chaitra Ashtami or Navami will remove all types of disturbances and difficulti

TTD Panchangam 2022 - 2023 in pdf – Venkateswara Temple Telugu Panchanga – Tirupati Balaji Temple Panchangam 2021 – 22

TTD Telugu Panchangam is one of the most popular Telugu Panchangams and is published by the Balaji Temple during Ugadi. TTD Panchangam 2022 - 23 is currently available online in pdf format at the official Venkateswara Temple website. This is the Subhakruth Nama Samvatsara Panchangam for the year 1944 (as per Telugu Chandramana calculations). You can now download or read online the TTD Panchangam from April 2, 2022 to March 22, 2023 for free. It is published by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the administrative body that looks after the Tirupati Balaji Temple. Link -  TTD Panchangam 2022 – 2023 in pdf . (file size 15 MB) If the above link is not working you can download the panchangam from here  TTD Telugu Panchangam Shubhakrit Nama 2022 - 23.

Lakshmi Panchami 2023 Date – Shri Laxmi Panchami in Chaitra Month

Shri Lakshmi Panchami, also known as Shri Panchami and Shri Vrata, is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and auspiciousness.. Shri Lakshmi Panchami 2023 date is March 25. Laxmi Panchami is observed on the fifth day during the waxing phase of the moon in Chaitra month – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami. Shri Lakshmi Panchami is considered ideal to propitiate Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that the prayers and observances dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi will help in attaining prosperity. People perform special pujas to Goddess Lakshmi on the day. Some business people and traders conduct elaborate pujas on the day. The day is also observed as Sri Panchami by certain communities in South India. Shukla Paksha Panchami, or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon, is considered highly auspicious in many regions in Western parts of India, especially in Goa and parts of Maharashtra. Houses, shops and business locations are neatly clean

Gudi Padwa - Ugadi Thoughts – Hindu Blog

Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra; Ugadi in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; Sansar Padwa in Goa and Chaitra Sukhladi in North India marks the beginning of New Year in the respective Hindu lunar calendar followed in these regions. The New Year is observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon (Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada) in Chaitra month. All our festivals are directly or indirectly associated with the agrarian economy. The New Year that is observed in various parts of the country on the first day of Chaitra month is dedicated to the hope, success and joy. This success, hope and joy is directly associated with the success of our farmers. If our farmers fail we all fail. It is said in the Thirukkural that farmers are the key player of the world as they support all who take up other work, not having the strength to plough. Now we need to support our farmers to get through the severe problems they face. We don’t need to move mountains; all we need to do is h

Ugadi Festival at Tirumala Tirupati Temple in 2023

The annual Ugadi Asthanam will be conducted in Tirupati Sri Srivari Temple , Tirumala on March 22, 2023. Ugadi, Telugu and Kannada New Year, is on March 22,  2023 . On the Ugadi day, Lord Malayappa Swami along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi will be magnificently decorated on Ugadi morning in Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam in front of Bangaru Vakili. Lord Vishwaksena will be also present during the occasion. Laddus, Vadas, Appams, Dosas and Anna Prasadam are offered as Nivedana. Later clothes are offered. The recital of the New Year Panchangam will be done in front of the Lord. Tithi, Vaara, Nakshatra will be recited along with income and expenditure. Predictions regarding floods, drought and yields will also be made. Predictions based on the birth stars of  Lord Malayappa Swami, Bhudevi and Sridevi will also be made. Lord Venkateswara who is also known as Nithya Kalyana Chakravarthi will be worshiped for the peace and prosperity of entire world. Publi

Swami Vijnanananda Teachings - Direct Disciple Of Sri Ramakrishna

A collection of teachings of Swami Vijnanananda - a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. The duty of man is to remember Bhagavan always, whether one is engaged in consciously repeating His name or not. Every breath of ours should be associated with Bhagavan, in our mind. We should consider that we breathe in God to make the inside pure, and we breathe out God to make the outside pure. God is existence, knowledge and bliss. Many are His names and endless are His manifestations. As the devotee looks upon Him, so does He manifest himself to Him. To some, therefore, He reveals Himself as Kali, to some as Rama, to some as  Krishna  or Shiva, and so on. It all depends on the devotee’s own mental constitution. God vision is the true aim of human life, for that alone can give us real and lasting satisfaction. Men  hankers after the things of the world, wealth, sense enjoyments, honour, etc., in the hope that these can give him happiness in life. But the pursuit of these has only a reverse effe

9 April 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 9 April 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 10:25 PM on April 9 . Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on April 10 and till 12:07 AM on April 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 9, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 12:16 PM.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra on the full day on April 9 and till 1:56 AM on April 10. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruva