Story of Bagh Savari at TTD Temple

The Story of Bagh Savari at TTD Temple explains why Lord Venkateshwara Swamy is taken on procession in anti-clockwise direction. This festival which would be observed on the immediate day after the conclusion of the nine-day Brahmotsavam has great significance and an interesting legend to convey the message of the bonding between a devotee and Lord. […]

18 Shakti Peethas, Asta Dasa Shakti Peetha temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti

Durga Mata

Asta Dasa Shakti Peethas are the 18 Shaktipeeth temples or prominent & most auspicious temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti. It is believed that these temples are most ancient in Hinduism and considered as the heavenly abodes of the Goddess. As per the legend of Sati Devi and Daksha Yagna, Goddess Sati’s slashed body parts were […]

Durga Ashtami 2016: Mahashtami Puja, Veerashtami

Durga Ashtami Puja, Durgashtami, Mahashtami, Veerashtami, is the main festival in Durga Navratri Pooja. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Ashwin month or Ashwayuja masam. In 2016, Durga Ashtami date is October 9. Rituals, Customs and Pujas to observe on Durgashtami: Goddess Mahagauri is the Navadurga mata to worship on Durgashtami day. Maha […]

Saran Navaratri 2016 in Vargal Saraswati Temple

Saraswati Maa

Saran Navaratri is one of the biggest festivals celebrated at Vargal Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, Medak district of Telangana. The temple committee has decided to celebrate Navaratri in grand manner in 2016. Durga Saran Navaratri 2016 starts on 1st October and ends on 11 October 2016 with Mahanavami Puja and Vijayadashami Shami Pooja. Vishesha pujas will be […]

Dasara Navaratri at Arasavalli Temple

Dasara Navaratri at Arasavalli Temple is a big festival which attracts thousands of devotees. In 2016, Dasara Navaratri at Arasavalli Temple begins on October 1 and ends on October 11 with Vijayadashami Utsavam. Asweeyuja suddha Padyami to Dasami, Dusserah Navratri’s are celebrated (Srarannavaratri), Chakrarchana, Avararachana, Homam will be performed. The famous Sun God Temple situated […]

Navaratri 2016 in Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore is one of the powerful Astadasha Shakti Peetha, 18 prominent temples of Mother Goddess. Mysore Navaratri 2016 begins on October 1 and ends on 11 October with Dasara festival. Durga Navaratri celebrated in Ashwina month is the most popular and the biggest event in Southern India, especially in Karnataka. Mysore Dasara celebrations are […]

Sharkara Saptami

Sharkara Saptami is an auspicious Vrata observed in Ashwin Month (Ashwayuja Masam). In 2016, Sharkara Saptami date is October 8, Saturday. Sharkara Saptami falls on the seventh day (Saptami) of bright half (Shukla Paksha) of Ashvin Month in Hindu calendar. Sun God is offered special puja on this day. Devotees (performers) perform ritual bath in […]

Navaratri Puja for Surya Graha Dosha Nivarana

Navaratri Puja for Surya Graha Dosha Nivarana – If you are suffering from Surya Graha dosha (Ravi dosha) or going through the bad phase due to Ravi’s effects on your horoscope, then you can perform remedial Navaratri Puja. In 2016, Navaratri begins on October 1 and ends on October 10. Goddesses to worship – Maha Tripura […]

Navaratri Puja for Chandra Graha Dosha Nivarana

Navaratri Puja for Chandra Graha Dosha Nivarana – If you are suffering from Chandra Graha dosha or going through the bad phase due to Chandra’s effects on your horoscope, then you can perform remedial Navaratri Puja. Goddesses to worship – Kamala (Kamalatmika Dasha Mahavidya) & Shailaputri Mata (Navadurga) Time for Puja – From first day […]