How to worship Lord Ganpati-Ganapati during Vinayak Chaturthi 2017- rituals, pooja, aarti and customs

Ganesh Chaturthi is on Friday, August 25th 2017 Lord Vinayaka, Ganeshji, Ganapathi, Vinayakar is the darling of the masses. Lord Shiva is the feared one, Lord Vishnu is the Revered one, but Lord Ganesha is the Loved one. The Ganesh Festival or Vinayak Chaturthi as it is popularly known brings people of all religion, caste and creed together, The 10 days of Vinayak Chaturthi is marked by various ...Continue Reading...

Lunar Eclipse – Chandra Grahan 2017

Chandra Grahan 2017 or the Lunar Eclipse on the 7th August 2017 An eclipse is a rare divine phenomenon which has a very high significance in Hindu Dharma Shashtra. On 7th August 2017 Chandra Grahana will be visible in India and this celestial opportunity should not be missed for performing anushtanas recommended in the Dharma Shastras. These are Snana (Bath), Japa (mantra chanting), Tarpana ...Continue Reading...

Nag Panchami- Naga Panchami- rituals and significance- Garuda Panchami

Nag Panchami is on the 27th July 2017 Naga Panchami Festival is on the 27th July 2017-  fifth day of the bright fortnight of the lunar day in the month of Sravana during the monsoon season. This year Naga Panchami falls on 27th July 2017.  Interestingly it is also termed as Garuda Panchami- as Garuda or the royal eagle is the natural enemy of the Snakes and serpents, worshiping Garuda on this ...Continue Reading...

Naandhi Pooja-Thila Homa-Pithori Amavasya-Homa for ancestors and Pitru

Naandhi Pooja-Thila Homa-Pithori Amavasya Rituals during Adi Amavasya- Pithori Amavasya 2017 Tribute to ancestors and departed souls Thila Homa is done to such forefathers. While they suffer in hell. They create unhappiness, a lot of obstacles and troubles in our lives and remind us to relieve them from their unbearable sufferings. Thus this Thila Homa comes as a saviour to the dead ...Continue Reading...

Guru Purnima 2017 – Full Moon in the month of Ashada in the constellation of Sagittarius

Guru Purnima 2017 is on 09th July, Sunday गुरु ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु: गुरुदेव महेश्वर: । गुरु साक्षात्परब्रह्म तस्मैश्री गुरुवे नम: ।। Guru takes an individual to light from darkness. In simple words, he can be called the mass  of knowledge. On this day, disciples offer puja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (Spiritual Guide). It falls on the day of full moon, Purnima, in the month ...Continue Reading...

Chaturmasya Vrata- Chaaturmaasam 2017

CHAATURMAASYA VRATA 2017 Chaturmaaas 2017 begins from July 04th to October 31st 2017 India (Bharathadesha), the birth place of Hinduism is rich in spirituality, religious cultures, faiths, austerities, customs and traditions that we don’t find any where else in the world. Bharatha Khanda is known as Karma Bhoomi which is unique with its significance for Vedic and religious culture and ...Continue Reading...

Chaaturmaas – The four months of prayers and good Karma- Hindu 4 months of fasting

Chaaturmaas 2017 : The 4 months of  fasting, prayers and good Karma: Significance and importance Chaaturmaas 2017 month begins on the 04th July and ends on the 31st October 2017. The "Devasayana Ekadasi", begins in July, the Hindu Lunar month of Ashadh, all the way up to the "Uttana Ekadasi" in the month of Kartik in November. Read about Guru Purnima 2017 at the beginning of Chaturmaas  Lord ...Continue Reading...

Gudi Padwa 2017

Happy Gudi Padwa 2017, Happy Chaitra Vishu Happy Ugadi !! Gudi Padwa is on the 29th March 2017 Today is the first day of Chaitra, the beginning of the new year and a day of festivities for many of us and Chaitra is also the 1st month in the Indian National Calendar that follows the Shaka (Saka) era. Padwa: Muhurat, Time and Date The mahurat of Gudi Padwa was start on 28th march at 8.26 am ...Continue Reading...

Navratri 2017- a period of prayers, boons, miracles and invoking Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati

Importance Of Vasanta Navratri 2017 - 28th March 2017 to 05th April 2017 Vasanta or Chaitra Navratri is one of the most important festival of Hindus.  Devotees worship Maa Shakti, Goddess of cosmic power, during this time and wish to be bestowed by divine benediction from Goddess. Fasting and praying mark the Navratri celebrations. Goddess Shakti manifests herself in three different ...Continue Reading...

Maha Shiv Ratri 2017

Maha Shivratri 2017 is on 24th Feb. Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 24:08+ to 24:59+ Duration = 0 Hours 50 Mins On 25th, Maha Shivaratri Parana Time = 06:54 to 15:24 Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:13 to 21:23 Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:23 to 24:33+ Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:33+ to 27:44+ Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:44+ to 30:54+ Mahashiv ratri 2017 Maha - ...Continue Reading...