Oil Bath and Anusandhana Rituals during Diwali- Significance and Importance

Anusandhana in Deepavali Rituals - Jala Poorana and Diwali oil bath ritual During Diwali on the 4th day of Diwali or the Narak Chaturdashi or Roop Chaudas, we have head bath with scented oil. The most important ritual of the Naraka Chaturdashi is, people wake up early in the morning (before sunrise) or during moon-rise, apply ubtan (made up of til oil, herbs, flowers as well as some crucial ...Continue Reading...

Homa – A Cleansing process to remove negativity

The creation of the world is an eternal cycle of birth and death. One's death opens a door to the birth of another and vice versa, which is nothing but a sacrifice. Something to arise, something else gets sacrificed and its a continuous chain. It is the preview of the creation, according to the Vedas, scriptures of Hinduism. Homa or the ancient Fire ritual is also based on the same concept of the ...Continue Reading...

Ekadashi fasting dates in 2017

Ekadashi 2017  Ekadashi is called Hari Vasara, "the day of Sri Hari" and refers to the eleventh day of a fortnight in a lunar month. It occurs twice every month, in the bright fortnight and the dark fortnight. Majority of Vaishnavites (Followers of Vaisnavism) observe fast on this particular day. This observance is not merely constituted of avoiding food, fasting can be done on any day,  but here ...Continue Reading...

Lakshmi Kataksham – Understanding the symbols of the Godess of Wealth

Lakshmi Kataksham Lakshmi also embodies purity, riches, beauty, good fortune, grace, charm, lustre and splendor. In other words, she is the Goddess of Plenty. She is pictured as a stunningly beautiful lady with four hands, sitting on a full-bloomed lotus, holding lotus buds in her two hands, a pot of gold with her third, her right hand holding the 'abhaya' hasta (offering succor and fearlessness ...Continue Reading...

Kojagiri 2016 Sharad Poornima 2016 – Lakshmi Pooja for Kojagiri 2016

Sharad Poornima, popularly known as Kojagari Poornima, which is a harvest festival will be celebrated on October 15th 2016. Kojagiri 2016 is celebrated on full moon day of Hindu Lunar month of Ashwin. The brightness of the full moon signals the end of rainy season and also heralds the winter season. A traditional celebration of the moon is also called ‘Kaumudi’ meaning moonlight. The festival is ...Continue Reading...

Avani Avittam 2016- Upakrama for Bramhins

Avani Avittam 2016 or the Yagyopaveet Upakrama ritual What is Avani Avittam? This day is also auspicious as the Brahmins offer libations of water to their ancestors to whom they owe their birth and to the great Rishis to whom they are highly indebted for spiritual knowledge and the Vedas themselves. Upākarma "Beginning" (Sanskrit: उपाकर्म), also called Āvaṇi Aviṭṭam (Tamil: ஆவணி அவிட்டம்) and ...Continue Reading...

NAGA-PANCHAMI

NAGA-PANCHAMI- SIGNIFICANCE Nag Panchami is on the 7th August 2016 Naga Chaturthi falling on the 4th day during the bright fortnight of auspicious Sravana Maasa followed by Naga Panchami on the next day is celebrated as Naga Devatha festival. Serpent God Aadi Sesha is the presiding Deity for Panchami thithi. It is a festival celebrated every year in honour of Snakes. It is considered as highly ...Continue Reading...

Navagraha Deepam- Lighting lamp for Nine Planets

Navagraha Deepam Navagrahas, or the Nine Planets, are important deities of the Hindu religion. The cosmic energy we receive contains different energies coming from these celestial bodies. The Navagraha Deepam (lamp) is lit in the puja room of our house to inspire positive vibrations. In this lamp, Lord Surya (Sanskrit: सुर्य, surya), the Sun, occupies the center place. Lord Surya is the ...Continue Reading...

Narasimha Jayanti 2016 – 20th May 2016

Narasimha Jayanti 2016 is on May 20 Friday Narsimha Jayanti is another important festival among the Hindus and is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Shukla Paksh. Narsimha is the fourth incarnation of it Lord Vishnu where he appeared as a man-lion that is the face was like a lion and the trunk was like a man. He had killed demon Hiranyakashipu on this day. All Lord Vishnu ...Continue Reading...

Maha Shivratri 2016 – MahaMrityunjaya Yantra sadhana

Maha Shivratri 2016 is on 07th March. Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 24:06+ to 24:56+ Duration = 0 Hours 49 Mins On 8th, Maha Shivaratri Parana Time = 06:42 to 10:34 Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:21 to 21:26 Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:26 to 24:31+ Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:31+ to 27:36+ Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:36+ to 30:42+  Everyone who is in business wants his ...Continue Reading...