Category: Devotional

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Tamil Nadu Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy CM And Other Leaders Extend Greetings For Ayudha Pooja And Vijayadasami

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit extended his greetings for Ayudha Pooja to countrymen. Also, the Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended their greetings for Ayudha Pooja on the eve of the festival of Viajaydasami started on Monday.

What did the governor say in his greetings?

Banwarilal Purohit said that Ayudha Pooja marked the triumph of the good forces over evil. He further elaborated that the concept of Durga as a protector of human race was embodied in Navarathri celebrations. He said that people chant hymns of Durga’s victory over evil forces.

The Raj Bhawan greeting message states that the governor extends his best wishes to the people of Tamil Nadu to promote communal harmony, diversity and creatively offer opportunities for civic pride and improve their standard of living.

What did the CM say in his greetings?

CM K Palaniswamiwith his Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam extended best wishes of Ayudha Pooja and Vijayadasami to the people of Tamil Nadu. They said the ritual is performed to honour the tools people use and pray for their businesses to flourish.Amma MakkalMunnetraKazhagam leader … Read the rest

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Durga Ashtami 2019: Why Is It The Most Auspicious Day Of Navratri Festival And How Is It Celebrated?

Durga Ashtami or Maha Ashtami is the most auspicious of the 10-day Navratri festival starting after Pitru-Paksha.People celebrate this day with much fervor. According to traditions, Goddess Kali appeared on this day and killed the demons.

Story of appearance of Goddess Kali

Maa Durga was fighting the demons when the Goddess Durga appeared from her forehead to punish the demons that were trying to destroy the world order and establish their reign. Those demons were associated with Mahishasur that was killed by Maa Durga. Maa Durga appeared as a little girl riding a lion and she killed the dreaded Mahashasur.

Goddess Kali appeared to kill the remaining demons and free the earth from their demonic powers. Durga Ashtami is celebrated by worshipping all the incarnations of Maa Durga. Goddess Durga’s eight consorts are Brahmani, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Narasinghi, Indrani and Chamunda.

How Durga Ashtami is celebrated?

People go to temples to offer their prayers to Maa Durga. Prasad of Halwa and Puriis prepared and offered to girls of tender age. Since Maa Durga appeared as a little girl, all girls are considered incarnation of … Read the rest

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Celebrate Durga Puja In Chandrayaan-2 Pandal In Varanasi

In Varanasi, a Durga Puja pandal is dedicated to ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is a theme that has made this pandal interesting as well as attractive for visitors. While it isn’t new for Durga Puja pandals to get themes but it is for the first time that a pandal is given a science theme.

Highlights of Chandrayaan-2 Durga Puja pandal 

  • Situated 100-feet high above the ground
  • Designed in record time of 2-months
  • Idol of ISRO Chief K Sivan and astronauts along with Goddess Durga

Set on an elevated frame, this pandal will make you feel as if you are walking in the space. It is a real and unique experience and the first time in the country.

Durga Puja pandal themes in Varanasi

Every year, Durga Puja pandals are decorated in different themes. The socio-religious associations that make arrangements for Durga Puja try doing different to make the pandals more attractive. This year, the Durga Puja pandal of Orderly Bazar in Varanasi is themed on the Chandrayaa-2 mission. It is amazing but the association behind the pandal did a massive job. And this theme has … Read the rest

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Navratra Kalash Puja Vidhi Mantra For Winter Navratra Beginning Sunday 28th September

Winter Navratras would begin from 29th September, Sunday. This time the Goddess Durga is coming on elephant and she’s bringing many happy coincidences and it is on one of the coincidences that you need to set kalash at home.

What is kalashI?

According to Devi Bhagwat Purana, kalash is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha because it is the home to holy waters from oceans, rivers and many gods and goddesses. After sitting, the kalash becomes the heavenly abode of Lord Ganesha and clears all the hurdles. People set kalash before Navratra puja to fulfill the religious ceremony without any hindrance.Every day, rituals are started only after worshipping the kalash.

It could be an earthen pot or one made of metal like copper and brass. Fill the kalash with jau, til, saptmritika, sarvoshadhi, lalvastra, paniwala nariyal, deep, roli, Kumkum, sikka, supari, gangajal, aam ka pallav, pan ka patta and shahadand set it at your home.

What is the right time for setting kalash?

Kalash can be set on Sunday after sunrise. Sit the kalash for four hours after sunrise in abhijeetmuhurton … Read the rest

Hartalika-Teej

Hartalika Teej special messages, pooja muhurat, and greetings!!

This time, the most awaited festivals for Hindu women’s, Hartalika Teej fall on 1 September 2019. On this huge festival, women keep fast for the long-life of their husbands and to be husbands. In this fast, women worshipped Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva while fast.

Women need to complete her pooja in Muhurat and today the Teej pooja begins at 8:27 am to 1 pm and 4:57 am on 2 September.

History of celebrating Hartalika Teej

In the Hindu Vedas, Parvati loved lord Shiva, but lord Shiva did not know about it. Parvati devoted her many years on the Himalayas to marry Shiva. On the day, Shiva noticed Parvati and married her. Since that day, Parvati was worshipped as Hartalika.

What Hartalika means for a woman?

Hartalika is most beautiful and loved festival in women. It is a symbol of her devoted love and sacrifices. This day is celebrated with joy and happiness just like Karwachauth.

Our wish is May your life fills with full of happiness, love, and success. This fast may purify your love and give value to your sacrifices.

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Janmashtami 2019: Flowery Bungalow By Sanatan Dharam Mandir And Three-Colored Flowery Drapes By ISCKON Are Among The Attractions

Noida residents would get a different view of Radha-Krishna this Janmashtami. The Sanatan Dharam Mandir in Sector-19, Noida, has different plans for this Janmashtami. It is preparing a 2000 kg flowery bungalow for Radha-Krishna. And it is going to be massive for this festival.

Other temples in Noida have also ordered flowers in bulk to welcome Nandalal. Flowers are ordered from different states but most flowers are ordered from Vrindavan and devotees have already started making garlands with those flowers at the temples.

Sanatan Dharam Mandir Janmashtami preparation

In addition to constructing a flowery bungalow for Radha-Krishna, the temple would be decorated with 1200 kg flowers. The fragrance of flowers would spread all over the city.

ISCKON preparing for Janmashtami

ISCKON temple will decorate the temple with 800 kg flowers but the good thing is that it is buying only Indian flowers. This time, no foreign flowers would be used for decoration. Also, the devotees will bring flowers with them.

Focus is on Indian variety

ISCKON used to decorate temple with exotic variety of flowers brought from Thailand and other … Read the rest