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Narada Jayanti

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Narada Jayanti

Narada Jayanti (Vaishakha Krishna Dvitiya) Narada Jayanti is observed on the day after Purnima in Vaishakha. Deva Rishi Narada, also known as Narada Muni is one of the Prajapatis and also one of the 7 great Rishis. Some of the hymns in Rig Veda are credited to Narada Maharishi. For majority Hindus, Sage Narada is […]

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Kurma Jayanti – Koorma Jayanthi – Kurma avatar – Stotram

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Koorma jayanthi or Kurma jayanti is celebrated on vaishakha pournami VAISHAKHA POURNAMI – KOORMA JAYANTHI: 18.05.2019 / Saturday: ************************************************************************* Koorma Jayanti is celebrated being the second incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu: – Kurma Avatar. Koorma means Tortoise and the aim of this particular avatar was to help the Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) in […]

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Ekadashi Fasting – Meaning and Benefits

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  What is Ekadashi ? In the Vedic calendar called Panchang(am), Ekdashi is the name given for the eleventh (11th) day in the fortnight of the lunar cycle. It happens twenty-four(24) times in a year and each Ekadashi has a unique name. One of the widely celebrated is known as the ‘Vaikunta Ekadashi’, alternatively known […]

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How to Perform Akshaya Tritiya Puja at Home

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How to Perform Akshaya Tritiya Puja at Home

What is Akshaya Tritiya Akshaya Triteeya is the Yugadi Day for Tretaayuga (Kartheeka Shukla Navami – Kruthayuga Yugadi, Maagha Amaavasye – Dwapara yuga Yugaadi Bhadrapada Krishna Trayodashi – Kaliyuga Yugadi Chaitra Shukla paadya – Starting Day of Srushti) Akshaya Triteeya – Akshaya indicates “it does not have kshaya”. Meaning the punya got from yajna, yaajana […]

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Significance of Akshaya Tritiya-Gandha Lepana Rayaru

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Significance of Akshaya Tritiya-Gandha Lepana Rayaru

  Significance of Akshaya Tritiya .Gandha Lepana for Rayaru at Mantralaya Muhurthas (auspicious moments) are of two types – panchanga siddha (those which are derived from almanacs), and svayam sidhha (those which are auspicious on their own). It is common practice before performing any auspicious event or function to consult the almanac to determine the […]

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Chandramana Ugadi 2019

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Chandramana Ugadi 2019

Y U G A D I or Ugadi : 06.04.2019 / Saturday :************************************************** Yugadi , beginning of the solilunar new year .Vedic new year : YUGADI : 06.04.2019 Chaitra shukla pratipada of Shree Durmukhanama sanvatsara . How to celebrate ugadi Get up early morning remembering Lord Raamchandra and do smaran of moon . Taking permission […]

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Tulsi Damodara Vivah

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Tulsi Damodara Vivah

Tulsi vivah puja is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or on Kartik Purnima day. Tulsi Vivah Vrat katha or the story of Tulasi Vivaha vratham is associated with the legend of King Jalandhar and his wife. The story explains the great devotion of Vrinda towards her husband and Lord Vishnu. Vrinda (Tulsi in her previous birth), […]

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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

Dhanteras or Dhan Teras marks the beginning of Diwali and is observed two days before Diwali. It is the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik Month and is also known as Dhantra Yodashi. In 2011, Dhanteras is on October 24. The importance of Dhanteras is that a new utensil or gold or silver […]

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Makara Sankranti Kite Festival Pictures

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Makara Sankranti Kite Festival Pictures

Significance of Makarasankranthi celeberations of makara sankranthi in india Legends of makara sankranthi Makara sankranthi kite flying festival Makara sankranthi kite flying festival pictures      

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Makara Sankranthi-Legends

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Makara Sankranthi-Legends

The Puranas say that on this day Sun visits the house of his son Shani, who is the swami of Makar Rashi. These father & son do not ordinarily get along nicely, but inspite of any difference between each other Lord Sun makes it a point to meet each other on this day. From Uttarayana […]

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