Category: Devotional

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Why Pakistan Charges Rs. 200 From Each Muslim Devotee Of Kartarpur Sahib?

Gurudwaras are open to all but in Pakistan, Muslims are discouraged from visiting the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib. While the government has levied a charge of Rs. 200 for paying obeisance to Bana Nanak, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) doesn’t allow Muslims to visit the sanctum Sanctorum.

PSGPC on Muslims visiting the gurudwara

According to PSGPS president Satwant Singh, Muslims are kept out of the sanctum Sanctorum for fear of violations of Sikh code of religious conduct that makes it mandatory for visitors to remove socks, wash hands and cover head before entering the gurudwaras.

The president further said that since the staircase leading to the sanctum at first floor is narrow, the PSGPC had to prevent locals from entering the gurudwara to make way for visitors. He said that up to 5000 to 6000 visitors visit the gurudwara daily.

On the Rs. 200 charge levied on Muslims for paying obeisance to Bana Nanak, the president reasoned that had written to the government to waive the charge from Muslim devotees. But he said that Muslims should also follow the Sikh code of … Read the rest

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SC Refers Sabarimala Temple All-Women Entry To A Larger Seven-Judge Bench

Supreme Court decided that the decision to review to end ban on women between 10 and 50 entering Sabarimala Temple in Kerala should be taken-up by a larger seven-judge bench. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi related the question of women of all ages entering into Sabarimala Temple to issue of Muslim and Parsi women and female genital mutilation in the Dawoodi Bohra community.

What was Sabarimala Temple ban?

The apex court with a majority of 4:1 ended the centuries-old ban on women of mensural age – 10-50 – from entering the famous Ayyappa shrine last year. The SC called the religious practice of prohibiting women from 10-50 years of age as “illegal and unconstitutional”. It upheld the constitutional right of evert individual to practice their faith.

What is present status of Sabarimala Temple ban?

The court didn’t put hold on its earlier order hence there’s no ban on women of all ages entering Sabarimala Temple. The matter is only referred to a larger bench for decision.

What is the status of Sabarimala Temple ban?

Two women tried to enter the temple but were vehemently … Read the rest

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Trump Would Celebrate Diwali Three Days Ahead In The White House

US President Donald Trump will celebrate Diwali in White House three days ahead of the festival. He would mark the beginning of Diwali festival in America by lighting a ceremonial “diya” on Thursday. No other details of the celebrations were shared by the White House spokesman.

Who started the tradition of celebrating Diwali in White House?

Barack Obama started the tradition of celebrating Diwali by lighting a ceremonial lamp in the US. It was in 2009 when Obama then the US President first lit a lamp to celebrate Diwali in his office. Trump is the second US president to celebrate the festival of lights in White House.

It is Trump’s third Diwali celebration in White House

Trump celebrated his first Diwali in 2017 in his Oval Office in the presence of a select group of Indian-American community leaders. He hailed the contribution of Indian community in the development of America after lighting the ceremonial lamp.

In 2018, Trump invited then Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Singh Sarna for Diwali celebrations. It is third time that Trump will celebrate Diwali by lighting a ceremonial lamp … Read the rest

Dhanteras

Dhanteras 2019 Is Two-Day Shopping Festival

This Dhanteras is going to be very special due to lagnadi, chanra, mangal, sadasanchar and ashtlakshmi faldaayi shubhsanyong. Also, it is going to be two-day shopping festival according to leading astrologer SudhanandJha. He further said that this Dhanteras the sun is making the great suryakritaubhyacharisanyog. Worship goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha, Saraswatiand Kuber in sthirlagna to get sukh-samridhi.

Start puja in sthirlagna

Dhanteras would mark the beginning of five-day festival of light. 25th October is to worship father of Ayurveda, Dhanwantari Rishi. According to Varanasi and Mithila panchang, Dhanteraspuja should start on sthirlagna and you can keep worshipping according to your convenience.

Shubh Lagna for Dhanteraspuja

VrishaLagna: 6:50 PM to 8:42 PM

Sinha Lagna: 1:13 AM to 3:29 AM

Tula Lagna: 5:44 AM to 8 AM

VrishchikLagna: 8 AM to 10:15 AM

KumbhLagna: 2:10 PM to 3:40 PM

Pradoshkaleen Puja

It is auspicious to worship goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha etc. in Pradoshkaleentime that is just after sunset. Those who are unaware about their lagnascan start puja past half-an-hour of sunset.

Astrologer Sughanand Jha said that Deepawali and Kali puja is on 27th October. … Read the rest

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Make Karwa Chauth 2019 Special For Your Wife

October 17 will be Karwa Chauth, a religious ceremony special for married Hindu women called “Suhagan”. Every Suhagan keeps fast from sunrise to sunset to pray for well-being and long-life of her husband.

About Karwa Chauth

Every year the fourth-day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik is celebrated as KarwaChath. This day is considered auspicious for fasting for a happy married life. This fast is exclusively for women. On this day, Suhagans wake up early and have breakfast before the sun rises. It is so because they are prohibited from eating or drinking till sunset. The fast is opened only when the moon rises.

How the Karwa Chauth performed?

It starts with listening to a religious story related to Karwa Chauth in the evening before the sunset. Women observing fast can perform the puja in groups or go to a nearby temple, according to their convenience. After the puja is complete, they wait for the moon to rises. Suhagans first see the moon and then their husbands. Finally, the husbands give water to their wives for opening the fast.

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Ravana Effigy Went Into Flames While Setting In Vidhsha, MP

In a freak incident in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh, an effigy of Ravana burnt to ashes after colliding with electricity powerline. The incident happened just a day before Dusshera celebrations.

How Ravana effigy burnt before Dusshera?

It happened in Sironj area of Vidisha district. At the time of incident, the effigy was being installed at a predetermined place. The authorities were trying to setup the Ravana near a bus stand to celebrate Dusshera when the mannikin hit the 132 KV power line passing over it. Soon the Ravana was in flames and came down heavily in the form of ashes. The persons holding the effigy became mute spectators to the flames.

How tall was Ravana effigy?

It was a 33-feet tall Ravana stuffed with firecrackers of different shapes and sizes. As soon as it touched the high-tension electric line, it burst into flames with the firecrackers setting off the effigy. It was a horrific scene as the area was packed with audience gathered to see the effigy being set for Dusshera festival. Also, there were passerby who stopped hearing the sound of firecrackers. But luckily there … Read the rest