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Gangaur 2024 – Gangaur Vrat and Festival - How to do Gangaur Puja?

Gangaur Puja and festival is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, harvest and also the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Gangaur 2024 date is April 11. The festival is mainly observed in Rajasthan. Today it is also observed in parts of Gujarat and Nimar and Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh that has its border with Rajasthan. It is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April). The 16-day vrat associated with Gangaur Festival began on March 26, 2024. In some regions the rituals associated with Gangaur is observed for five days starting from Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya. Various pujas and offering are done on these days. Gana is one among the numerous names of Shiva and Gaur is the name of Parvati or Gaur. The main puja on the day is dedicated to Gangaur Mata (Ma Parvati) and Isharji (Shiva). An 16 day vrat and rituals beginning from the first day of Chaitra Month i

Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat

Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat is observed by women in North India during the Margashirsh (November - December), Magh month (December – January) and also Chaitra month. Saubhagya Sundari Teej Vrat 2024 date is February 12 for Magh month. For Chaitra month it is April 11, 2024. It is observed on the Margashirsh, Paush and Chaitra Shukla Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the waxing phase of moon in Poush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . The Margashirsh month Vrat date is December 15, 2023. Women perform special rituals dedicated to Mother Goddess for the prosperity and welfare of the family. The third day during the waxing phase of moon in certain months in traditional Hindu lunar calendar is dedicated to Mother Goddess Parvati. There are two popular belief associated with it. One is the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Another is Shiva is believed to have given darshan to Goddess Parvati and agreed to marry her. Mother Goddess did intense penan

Story From Panchadasi

There is a story in Panchadasi, which illustrates that our pains and pleasures are not due to facts but due to our concepts. Two young men of a village went on a pilgrimage to North India. One of them died there. But the other having picked up some job decided to return to his village only after some time. Meanwhile he came across a wandering pilgrim and sent word through him to his village about himself and his dead friend. The pilgrim conveyed the news and in doing so inadvertently changed the names of the living and the dead man. The result was that the dead man’s people were rejoicing that he was doing well and the living man’s people were in grief that he was dead.

Goddess Hariti Mata

Goddess Hariti Mata is mainly worshipped as a Buddhist Goddess but she also has Hindu elements and Hindus too consider her as Goddess of the Hindu pantheon. It is believed that Hariti Mata cures diseases, destroys evil forces and helps astrologers in predicting future. She is mainly worshipped in Nepal. She was also the deity invoked for finding cure for smallpox. As per local Nepalese belief, Hariti Mata is the consort of Panchika, a nature spirit. She had five hundred sons and five hundred daughters. It is said that she used to kidnap other children and feed them to her children. Buddha who happened to hear about this gruesome act of Hariti Mata, kidnapped her favorite daughter, Ananda. This brought huge pain to Hariti mata. She approached Buddha to help her in finding her daughter. Buddha revealed to her that it was he who kidnapped her daughter to teach her the value of the life of other beings. If she who has five hundred daughters could not bear the loss of one child, how can

Manathana Kali Theyyam – Information – Story

Manathana Kali theyyam is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Kali and is performed in many Madappura during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, Manathana Kali theyyam is a ferocious warrior form of Goddess Shakti and is associated with the killing of demon Darikasura. As per Manthana Kali theyyam story, she appeared from the third of eye of Mahadeva Shiva to annihilate Darikasura. She travelled atop a Vethalam who resided in the Kailash Mountain. She promised the Vethalam, who was perpetually hungry, that she would feed him the heart and liver of Darikasura. A ferocious battle was fought between the demon and Goddess Manathana Pothi for seven days. Each day the demon lost strength equal to that of an elephant and finally on the eighth day the demon was killed. On the eighth day, Manathana Pothi, place the demon the tongue of the Vethalam and tore him into pieces and dark his blood. She then gave the liver and heart

Dreaming Of Buying A Plot – Meaning

Dreaming of buying a plot is good and positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will get opportunity to make new investments; there will be success in financial matters and financial help from family members. It also means you will decide to go independent in near future. Dreams of buying a plot and you see dark clouds or red color means you might be cheated in the name of plot. It is a warning sign. Dream of buying a plot and you see your family members means there will be positive results in most matters. It also means new job or desire fulfillment regarding career. It also means financial gains and happiness in the family. Dreaming of buying a plot and there is lot of color suggests luck in lottery or games. It also means discovery of treasure or unexpected financial fortune. Dreaming of buying a plot and you are sad or crying suggests lack of confidence or lost opportunity. It also means you will not want to make changes to your current life b

Dreaming Of Buying Plates – Meaning

Dreaming of buying plates is a good sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means there will be desire fulfillment, growth and peace. It also means happy occasion and change of house. Dreams of buying colorful plates mean finding solutions to problems and a clear mind. It also means auspiciousness. Dream of buying plates and it breaking means problems in relationships, accident or death. Dream of buying plates and you are happy means you will be able to solve a big problem that has been troubling you for a while. It also means opportunity and new relationship. Dreaming of buying plates and you are seen hiding them means you will be exposed or a secret of yours will be revealed. It also means unexpected problems in family or accidents. Dreams of you buying plates and using them means there will be progress. You can expect good relationship. Luck in romance matters. Dreaming of buying lot of plates of different sizes means your hard work will be rewarded. Your t

Guru Is Not A Mere Knowledge Provider

A true Guru gives not mere knowledge but height of awareness. Guru kindles the life force in a seeker. Guru is not mere a source of information. He provokes your intelligence. He awakens your intelligence. In the presence of Guru you become more alive; every cell in your body becomes alive. This is called diksha. Guru attempts at fullness and wakefulness of disciple. Guru shows the direction to the absolute. We need to understand it and cut our path to the absolute. Following something written in a book written thousands of years ago does not make us realized. Religious books are only guides to reach God. They are not final authority. To a disciple who has understood the teaching of Advaita, he is never alone in his spiritual journey towards self realization. There is only one that is knowledge. Therefore, no one is alone on this journey toward infinity. There is no separation. The journey to infinity begins within and it culminates when there exists nothing outside. You go in th

Dreaming Of Buying Plantain – Meaning

Dreaming of buying plantain is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means good fortune and change of luck. It also suggests arrival of guests without notice. Dreams of buying plantain also mean you will decide to do experiments with food. It also suggests prayers and rituals Dream of buying plantain and you are seen worried means sudden crisis in life due to the absence of someone. It also means cooked food going bad and you need to find a quick solution. Dreams of buying plantain and you are happy and with family or friends means vacation. It also means vacation in place famous for plantain or fruits. Dreaming of buying plantain and you see sex symbols means you will meet a desired partner. It also means trying out something new in sex. Dream of buying unusual color plantain suggest you will see weird things. It also means witnessing something that you cannot explain to others.

Dreaming About Buying Pillowcase – Meaning

Dreaming of buying pillowcase is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will give importance to comfort and cleanliness. It also means investing in things that gives you coziness and wellbeing. It also means travel, marriage, new relationship and success. It also means you will be staying away from home for a long period of time. Dreams about buying pillowcase also mean you will come out of stagnation and embrace a new in life. Dream of buying pillowcase with friends mean lot of excitement and then soon you will be back to your routine. Dream of buying pillowcase and you are not seen in the dream means you will decide to stay away from an important event or occasion. It also means doing something different from what your friends or colleagues are doing. It also means developing a fear for something. Dreams of buying pillowcase and you are unhappy or wake up terrified or disturbed means you will hear bad news about friends or relatives like suicide.

Dreaming About Buying Piano – Meaning

Dreaming about buying piano is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means success and happiness. It also means achievement beyond your imagination. It is also a sign of merry making and party. Dreams of buying piano and you do not see anyone else means you will show courage to do something you believed was true. It also means sticking to your dream even after those whom you trusted abandoned you. Dream of buying piano and you see stylish buildings or mansions means you will travel to different places. It also means you will be fed up with your daily routine and will try to reinvent by focusing on something you are passionate about. Dreaming buying piano and you see people dancing means you will entertain people with your skills. It also means being part of a group that is not into schedules and 9 to 5 work culture. Dreams of buying piano and you are seen crying means loss of someone, rejection or failure. It also means focusing on a hobby to overcome a t

24 March 2023 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 24 March 2023 – It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waxing or light phase of moon till 7:08 PM on March 24. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 6:43 PM on March 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 24, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 3:27 PM on March 24. Then onward it is Bharani nakshatra till 3:36 PM on March 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till