Guru Peyarchi, 5 July 2015 (Simha Rashi Guru Sankramanam)

5 July 2015 is Guru Peyarchi, Jupiter Transit, Guru Sankramana in Simha Rashi (Leo sign). As per many other Panchangams, Guru Peyarchi is taking place on 14 July 2015. Guru Peyarchi will be taking place on 5 July 2015 as per some Tamil calendars and South Indian calendars. It is differs as per the Panchangams like Thirukkanitha […]

Rakhi Festival 2015, Raksha Bandhan Festival 2015 date

Rakhi for Rakshabandhan festival

Rakhi festival or Raksha Bandhan celebrated the eternal love and affection of brother and sister. In 2015, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival date is August 29. Rakhi Pournami festival is celebrated on Shravan Purnima (Full Moon day during Shravan month). In Hinduism, many festivals are associated with this concept but, Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi festival […]

Sawan Festival Recipes (Food items for Shravan Maas)

Sawan Festival Recipes (Food items for Shravan Maas) lists out the recipes for Sawan festival food items.. Tasty saawan recipes which are not only healthy but tasty as well! These festival recipes are exclusive to prepare during Sawan mahina or Shravan month which falls in August generally. I am sure not only you but also […]

Why is Lord Shiva called as Neelkantha?

Neelkanth Shiva

Why is Lord Shiva called as Neelkantha? What is the story behind why Shiva became Neelakantha? The festival of maha shivratri is celebrated each year on 13th or 14th day of Phalguna or Maagha month in reverence to Lord Shiva. As per Vedic literature, this festival is celebrated in association with samudra manthan (or churning […]

Bhikshatanamurti | Significance of Lord Shiva as Bhikshatana murti

Lord shiva as Bhikshatanamurthi

Bhikshatanamurti is one of the aspects of Lord Shiva. The word Bhikshatanamurthi means Supreme Mendicant. Though the word Mendicant refers to Beggar, it is mostly referred to ascetics, religious followers or supreme sages. There are different kinds of beliefs about the concept of Bhiksatanamurti. Some believe that Lord Shiva roams around the world in the […]

Goddess Brahmani, Brahmi Mata

Goddess Brahmi, Brahmi Mata

Goddess Brahmani, Brahmi Mata, is one of the saptha matrikas – the seven divine mothers and is regarded as the kind and benevolent aspect of the Devi. She takes her name from Lord Brahma. Brahmani Mata is the first among Saptamatrika Goddesses. It is said that She came out of the mouth of Goddess Kali […]

Gajalakshmi | Goddess GajaLaxmi

Goddess gajalakshmi

Gajalakshmi (Gaja Laxmi), Lakshmi with elephants, is one of the eight important aspects of Goddess Lakshmi. In Gajaalakshmi aspect, Goddess Laxmi is sits on a lotus. Gaja Laxmi is depicated as two elephants (Gaja) on her both sides pouring water from their trunks. Gajalakshmi is shown in Padmasana posture. She is shown with four arms. […]

Layakaara, Lord Shiva as Destroyer

Shiva as Ugra Raudra Samhara murthi

Lord Shiva is also known as Layakaara. The word ‘Laya’ in Sanskrit means Rhythm or a rhythmic cycle. Lord Shiva is called as Layakaara because he is the one who creates the Crests and Troughs in life, which make the very essence of the livelihood. The Divine Trio comprises of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Lord […]

Navavatara of Hanuman (9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman)

Navavatara Hanuman

Navavatara of Hanuman are the 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman. ‘Avatara’ is a form in which the Lord blesses his devotee. Anjaneya Swamy blessed his devotees in nine various forms. Navavatara of Hanuman begins with Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy and ends with Vanarakara Hanuman. Here is the nine incarnations (forms) of Hanuman  1. Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy […]

Lord Dattatreya, the incarnation of the Divine Trinity

Lord dattatreya

Dattatreya is the incarnation of the Divine Trinity that consists of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva and his avatars popularly known as Shripad Shri Vallabha, Swami Samarth Maharaj and Sri Nrusimha Saraswati. As per the book titled “Shridattareya Shodashavatar Charitanee” written by Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati, states largely that Dattatreya is generally supposed to […]

Hindus seek Diwali as Public Holiday in South Africa

Hindus are urging South Africa to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a Public Holiday. Currently South Africa has 12 public holidays (New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, Workers’ Day, Youth Day, National Women’s Day, Heritage Day, Day of Reconciliation, Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill). Distinguished […]

Sun Moon Conjunction in various houses | Ravi Chandra in Same house

Sun Moon Conjunction in various houses, Ravi Chandra in same house, effects of Sun Moon conjunction in various houses are explained here. During this phase, both Sun and Moon will remain conjoined till 40. Sun will be 4 units and Moon will be 3 units. The effect of Sun will be more prominent. The native will have a […]

Hinduism focus at Salzburg Festival 2015

Hinduism will form part of the world renowned Salzburg Festival of Austria this year for the first time in its 95 years history. Salzburg Festival, July 18 to August 30, will include Ensemble Nepathya in Kutiyattam, Dhrupad classical music, Khayal music, Bharatanatyam dance and Morning Ragas. Per a Festival announcement, “The Ouverture spirituelle…focuses on Hinduism […]

Gold Kati-Varada Hasthams donated to Srinivasa Mangapuram Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy Temple

Kati varada hasthams of srinivasa mangapuram temple

Gold Kati-Varada Hasthams donated to Srinivasa Mangapuram Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy Temple – Two more precious jewels have been added to the temple coffers of Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy of Srinivasa Mangapuram temple with the donation made by the chief of Nagarjuna Constructions in the temple premises on Thursday morning. Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa […]

TTD EO Reviews Maha Pushkaram 2015 arrangements

TTD EO Reviews Maha Pushkaram 2015 arrangements (Godavari Pushkaralu 2015) in Rajahmundry.. TTD Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao on Thursday reviewed on the ongoing arrangements for Maha Pushkaram 2015 in Rajamundry. The review meeting was held in his chambers’ in TTD Administrative Building in Tirupati. The EO called upon the officers to make the […]