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9th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Maa Siddhidatri

Maa Siddhidatri

Jai Mata Di! The ninth manifestation of Goddess Durga is Siddhidatri, worshipped on the ninth day of Navaratri. Maa Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers. This Goddess is admired to offer all types of Siddhi (perfection) to her devotees and thus recognized as ‘Siddhidatri’. She is always in a heavenly, happy and charming pose. She has four …

8th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Gauri

Maa Mahagauri

The eight manifestation of Goddess Durga is Maha Gauri, worshipped on the eighth day of Navaratri. Maha Gauri is a manifestation is of Goddess Parvati. When Parvati observed a hard sacrament to obtain Lord Shiva in the forest of Himalayas, she developed a dark complexion. When Lord Shiva accepted her great devotion, he washed the body …

7th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Kalratri

Maa kalratri

The seventh manifestation of Mother Durga, worshipped on the seventh day of Navrartri, is Goddess Kalratri. She has a dark complexion, tousled hair and a valor posture. Having three eyes that shine intense and bright and dreadful flames originating from her breath; she is often depicted sitting on a donkey as she rides on “Gadarbh”. …

6th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess Katyayani

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The sixth manifestation of Goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri Shasti is ‘Katyayani’. The goddess is known as Katyayani because she was born to Sage Katyayan. According to a legend, there was a sage named Kat. His son “Katyayana” observed a hard penance and long austerities to receive the grace of the Goddess Durga. Kata was …

5th day of Navratri: Dedicated to Goddess SkandaMata

Maa Skandmata

The fifth manifestation of the goddess Durga worshipped on Navratri panchmi is ‘Skanda Mata’, the mother of Skanda Kumar or Lord Kartikeya Lord Kartikeya was chosen by devtas as their commander in chief in the war against the demons.  She usually holds Lord Skanda in his infant form and a lotus in her right hand …

4th day of Navaratri: Dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda

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Kushmanda, the fourth manifestation of Goddess Durga, is worshipped on the Navratri Chaturthi. She is considered to be the creator of the universe. Her name comprises of “Ku-shm-anda” meaning “the cosmic egg.” The fourth day of Navratra also marks the beginning of worshipping MahaLaxmi. Legend says that Lord Vishnu was able to start the creation …

Nirjala Ekadashi – Importance, Story and Observing Ekadashi Vrat

Lord Krishna

9th June 2017 is Nirjala Ekadasi Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significant Ekadashis. As per Hindu calendar Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight. So, there are 24 Ekadasis in a year. Ekadashi Vrat is considered highly pious and is assumed to be one of the ways to attain Moksha. Nirjala  Ekadashi falls …

Shani Jayanti 2014 at Shingnapur Temple

shani jayanti 2014

Shani Jayanti on 28th May 2017 Shani Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Shani. Shanidev the son of Surya was born on Amavasya of Jyeshta month. It is also known as Shani Amavasya or Shanishchara Jayanti. This year Shani Jayanti falls on 28th May 2017. This day is going to be a highly pious and most …

Hanuman Jayanti –celebrating the birth of Pavanputra Hanumana

Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Lord Hanuman, an incarnation of Shivji. Celebrated on Chaitra Purnima (full moon day in the month of Chaitra), it’s one of the very important festivals in India. A large number of Hanuman devotees flock to Hanuman temple in the morning on this day to pay their homage to Lord …

Kamada Ekadashi increases your virtue & grant your desires

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Ekadashi that falls on the 11th day of Shukla Paksh in the month of Chaitra is known as Kamada Ekadashi. It is the first ekadashi after the Hindu New Year. Ekadashi is said to be the day to offer prayers to Lord Krishna. In 2017, Kamada Ekadashi is on 11th April. Benefits of observing Kamada …

'Holi Aayi Re' – Why do we celebrate Holi?

Holi – the festival of colors! Holi is the festival which marks the beginning of spring in India. Celebrated on the phalgun purnima, it is highly associated with Radha – Krishna. It is celebrated on a high note in the places, which are traditionally connected to Lord Krishna, such as Vrindavan, Mathura, Barsana, Goverdhan and Nandagaon.  Apart …

Kashi Vishwanath Sthapana Divas 2013

“Shri Kashi Vishwanathaye Vajaynte” One of the famous 12 Shiva Jyotirlingas, Kashi Vishwanath is the abode of Vishweshwara i.e. Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at Kashi (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh. Vishwanath means ‘Lord of the Universe’. It is said that Shivji opens the doors of salvation (Moksha) for those who go for a darshan at …

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti

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Aaj Ki Tithi 7 November 2013 – Chaturthi

Hindu Panchang Aaj Ki Tithi – 7 November 2013 Thursday Aaj Ki Tithi – Kartik Shukla Paksh Chaturthi Sunsign -Tula Moonsign – Dhanu Nakshatra – Mula ——- हिन्दू पंचांग आज की तिथि – ७ नवम्बर 2013 बुधवार आज की तिथि है – कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष चतुर्थी सूर्य राशि – तुला चन्द्र राशि – धनु नक्षत्र – मूल

Aaj Ki Tithi 6 November 2013 – Tritiya

Hindu Panchang Aaj Ki Tithi – 6 November 2013 Wednesday Aaj Ki Tithi – Kartik Shukla Paksh Tritiya Sunsign – Tula Moonsign – Vrischika Nakshatra – Jyeshtha ——- हिन्दू पंचांग आज की तिथि – ६ नवम्बर 2013 बुधवार आज की तिथि है – कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष तृतीय सूर्य राशि – तुला चन्द्र राशि – वृश्चिक नक्षत्र – ज्येष्ठा

Shani Dev – A Friendly God

Shani Dev is personified in the planet Shani or Saturn. He is one of the most popular deities that ward off evil and remove obstacles. Shani literally means the “slow-moving-one”. It also denotes the seventh day i.e Saturday, Hence Saturday is devoted to worship of Lord Shani. Birth of Shani Dev – Shani Jayanti: As per legends, Saturn is …

Aaj Ki Tithi 5 November 2013 – Dwitiya

Hindu Panchang Aaj Ki Tithi – 5 November 2013 Tuesday Aaj Ki Tithi – Kartik Shukla Paksh Dwitiya Sunsign – Tula Moonsign –Vrischika Nakshatra – Anuradha ५ नवम्बर 2013 आज की तिथि है – कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष द्वितीय

Aaj Ki Tithi 4 November 2013 – Pratipada

Hindu Panchang Aaj Ki Tithi 4 November 2013 Monday Aaj Ki Tithi – Kartik Shukla Paksh Pratipada Sunsign – Tula Moonsign –Tula Nakshtra– Vishakha 4 नवम्बर 2013 आज की तिथि है – कार्तिक शुक्ल पक्ष प्रतिपदा

Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha

Angarika Chaturthi on 22nd October 2013 Sankashti which falls on Tuesday is known as Angarika Sankashti or Angarika Chaturthi. It is observed on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha during every month. It is a day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Tomorrow i.e. 22nd October 2013 will be celebrated as Angarika Chaturthi. This day is going to …

Shri Ganesh Mantra Collection

Top 5 Ganesha General Mantras Name of the Mantra Mantra in Hindi Mantra in English General Worship Mantra वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सुर्यकोटि समप्रभ निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा| ||Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Surya-Kotti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa|| Ganesha Mool Mantra ॐ गं गंपतये नमः| ||Om Gam Ganpateye Namah|| Ganesha Beej Mantra ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ग्लौं गम् गणपतये नमः| ||Om Shreem Hreem …