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Importance of Goverdhan Parikrama
Goverdhan Parikarama is the Parikarama of the Govardhan hill by devotees followed by the Pooja, Goverdhan hill has a great religious significance as it is associated to Lord Krishna. It is situated at its highest point just 25-metre (62 ft) high and is a wide hill near Mathura Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Samieraa Yusuf
Celebrating Govardhan and Annakoota puja
The Dwadashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik is known as Govatsa Dwadashi or Bachhwaras.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr Surendra Kapoor
How to celebrate Annakuta or Govardhan puja !
Annakuta- Mahotsava which is celebrated on the ‘Pratipada’ of ‘Shuklapaksha’ in ‘Kartik’ month falls on 20th October, 2017. On this auspicious day, Govardhan is worshipped as per the rituals of this festival. By offering ‘puja’ to Govardhan, Lord Vishnu is appeased. Let us know about the rituals that should be observed on the Annakuta –Mahotsava.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr Surendra Kapoor
Diwali Puja Vidhi - दीपावली पूजा की विधि
दीपावली के दिन प्रत्येक व्यक्ति, वो चाहे व्यवसाय से हो, सेवा कार्य से हो या नौकरी से, प्रत्येक व्यक्ति अपने व्यवायीक स्थान एवं घर पर मां लक्ष्मी एवं गणेश जी का विधिवत पूजन कर धन कि देवी लक्ष्मी से सुख-समृद्धि अवं गणेश जी से बुद्धि की कामना करते हैं।
Rituals and Puja
/ by Radha Ballabh Mishra
diwali puja Muhurat 2017
Diwali is one of those festivals that are eagerly awaited for by Hindus all over the world. Apart from crackers, sweets and lighting, the real spirit of the festival lies in the fact that people forget every sort of animosity and greet each other with mithai, dry fruits and gifts. It is a five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh Puja holds special significance on the day of Diwali but the prayers should be offered on an auspicious time. This page lists the best Muhurat to perform Puja on Diwali all across India.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr. A. Sathya Narayanan
20th October 2017 Daily Horoscope
Plan your day ahead with daily zodiac horoscope predictions
/ by Pankaj Khanna
Do’s and Don’ts For Diwali Puja
The month of Kartika is the most auspicious months for the followers of Sanatan Dharma. There are many holy occasions in this month. Some of these auspicious moments are KarwaChauth, Ahoi Ashtami, Rama Ekadashi, Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhaidooj, Saubhagy Panchami, Chhath, Anwala Navami and lastly Dev Diwali that is Kartik Purnima. Kartiksnan(bath in the month of kartik) is an another important ritual wherein devotees bath every day in holy water of rivers. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva with bael leaves, Lord Vishnu with basil leaves and Mother Goddess with kumkum in this month gives outstanding results.The holy rituals that are performed in the month of Kartika gives better results than expected.
Rituals and Puja
/ by R K Shridhar
19th October 2017 Daily Horoscope
Plan your day ahead with daily zodiac horoscope predictions
/ by Pankaj Khanna
10 MahaLakshmi Mantras for success
Maa Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu and one of the main deities in the Hindu female trinity is the goddess of wealth and prosperity in Hinduism. The word ‘Lakshmi’ is taken from the word Laksha which means an objective or the goal in life. To have an aim is to have a Laksha. This means when one recites a Lakshmi Mantra it means that one is aware of their goal and is seeking Maa’s blessings to fulfill the same.
Mantras
/ by Nikita Banerjee
What is Kali Chaudas, Puja Procedure and Katha
Kali Chaudas is also called as Narak Chaturdashi. In many places, this day is also popular as Choti Diwali. This event falls on the second day of the Diwali festival. The term Kali means dark and Chaudas refers to the fourteenth day of the lunar month. Kali Chaudas means the day when Kali vanquished the demon Narakasur.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr. A. Sathya Narayanan
Narak Chaudashi - The second day of Diwali celebration
Chaturdashi- the second day of Diwali festival that is celebrated allover India by Various names such as Narak Chaturdashi, Kali chaudash, Hanuman Jayanti or Roop Chaturdashi . Broadly this day signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Ritu Shukla
Narak/Roopchaturdashi- A celebration of Kaya Kalpa
Let us invoke Ma Lakshmi with the help of space cleaning and self-purification - The Chaturdashi of Krishna paksha in Kartik month is celebrated as Roop Chaturdashi. It is believed to be the day when Shree Krishna had killed the cruel demon Narkasur and saved the world from his torment. Hence, the day is celebrated by the name of Narak Chaturdashi too. Roop Chaturdashi is also celebrated as ‘Choti Deepavali’. This year, Roop Chaturdashi falls on 18th of October.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr Surendra Kapoor
Narak Chaturdashi Rituals
Narak chaturdashi is also famously known as Roop Chaudas, Choti Diwali or Kali Chaturdashi. It is a popular festival if the Hindus which fall in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik on the 14th that is chaturdashi. As we all know, Diwali is the most celebrated and popular festival in India and Narak chaturdashi is a part of it. Kali means dark and chudas signifies 14th day thus this festival is celebrated on the 14th. In some parts of Idea this day is dedicated to the worship of Mahakali as it is believed that Naraksura was killed by Kali. This day is celebrated as the day of light and shine as the evil was eliminated from our lives.
/ by Hemant Bhardwaj
Narak Chaturdashi and Sri Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated, one day prior to Deepavali, and falls on 18th October this year. It is believed that Hanuman Ji took birth on this day. Narak Chaturdashi is so named because Lord Krishna had killed demon Narakasur on this very day and this also falls on 18th October. Read on to know more…
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr Surendra Kapoor
How Diwali 2017 should be Celebrated
No festival in India is as grand and colourful as Diwali. Also called as the festival of lights or Deepavali, Diwali has a rich cultural and religious background that stretches over a long past. Though Diwali is a very long festival celebrated differently in different regions of India, the commonness underlying Diwali is wearing new clothes, eating homemade sweets and firing crackers all of them accompanied by pujas to gods especially Mahalakshmi to invite prosperity into the household.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr. A. Sathya Narayanan
Astrological significance of Diwali
Diwali is the most important festival for Hindus across the world. This day marks the return of Lord Rama along with Mata Sita and Lakshman to Ayodhya after their 14 years of exile. It takes place on the 15th day of Kartik maas as per the Hindu Lunar calendar. In 2017, Diwali occurs on 19th October 2017.
Wealth
/ by Nikita Banerjee
Diwali 2017 horoscope for your zodiac sign!
Diwali is almost here! The very name Diwali suggests a crazy amount of shopping, binge eating sweets, and other goodies. It gives everyone an opportunity to clean their homes and even change the décor.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Nikita Banerjee
How to do Kali Puja at Home
Also called as Shyama puja, Kali puja is very popular especially in the state of Bengal in India. However, it is performed in several other states as well. The main Kali puja happens on Diwali night (Amavasya in the Karthika month). However, Kali puja can be performed on any new moon day (Amavasya). When you are afflicted with distress and despair finding no hope or light in life, observe Kali Puja on the nearest Amavasya day and you will be relieved of all the troubles and sufferings and find peace. Here is a simple Kali puja procedure for homes to be observed on Diwali or any other Amavasya day.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr. A. Sathya Narayanan
Kali Puja 2017 Puja Procedure
Kali is the first manifestation of Mother Durga. Kali is depicted as the most powerful and ferocious form of the Mother with deadly weapons, skull ornaments and protruded tongue. Kali Puja is a very famous festival in India especially in the Eastern states that coincides with the Diwali celebrations. This puja takes place during the midnight and lasts till morning on the Diwali night.
Rituals and Puja
/ by Dr. A. Sathya Narayanan
Why so many tragedies in July 2017?
There have been many tragedies like accidental deaths and suicides which took place in July 2017 to name a few are:1. Linkin Park's lead singer Chester Bennington commits suicide on 20th July 2017, (Mesh Rasi as per name)
/ by Neha Pradeep Saini