Story of Lord Ganesha, Gokarna Mahabaleshwar

Ganesha story gokarna Ravana

Story of Lord Ganesha, Gokarna Mahabaleshwar, Atmalingam of Lord Shiva. Ravana, King of Lanka was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was impressed with Ravana great devotion and in turn asked for any boon. Ravana, King of Lanka was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He was impressed with Ravana great devotion and in turn […]

Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha – Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride

ganesha and kubera story

Story: Kubera and Lord Ganesha, Ganesha’s feast with Kubera’s Pride. Headstrong Kubera and Ganapathi’s story. Kubera invited Ganesha to her house for feast. One of the Ganesha’s names is Lambodara, the huge bellied one. Kubera being the God of wealth was a complete contrast to Lord Shiva. Kubera lived in the lap of luxury and […]

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha?

Ganesha Mooshika Ganpathi Mouse vehicle

Ganesha & Mooshika: How did Mouse became the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? What is the story behind the mouse becoming the vehicle of Lord Ganesha? In the royal meeting of God Indra there was a Gandharva named Krouncha. He was a good singer. One day he laughed at one sage. With anger the sage cursed […]

7,500 Kgs Maha Laddu for Visakha Youth Association Mandapam, Gajuwaka (Visakhapatnam)

Huge Maha Laddu of 7,500 Kgs will grace Visakhapatnam’s Visakha Youth Association Ganesh Chaturthi Navaratri Utsava Mandapam, Gajuwaka. In 2014, Vinayaka Chavithi Utsavams begins on August 29 and ends on September 8 with Vinayaka Nimajjanam. Huge ‘maha laddus’ of 7,500 kg and 5,000 kg made with great dollops of ghee and packed with almonds and […]

Ganesh Chaturthi, 29 August 2014 (Vinayaka Chavithi)

Ganpati bappa

29 August 2014 is Ganesh Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi festival (Parthiva Ganapathi Pujan). It marks the beginning of Ganpati Navratri celebrations in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and many other North Indian states. Ganesh Chaturthi falls on Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Bhadrapada Month in Hindu calendar. Ganesh Festival begins with Ganesh Chaturthi day and ends with […]

Lalita Saptami 2014

1 September 2014 is Lalita Saptami. It is the Appearance Day of Sri Lalita Devi, one of the principal gopis of Radha and Krishna according to the traditional Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. Lalita Saptami falls on Saptami in Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada Month, just three days after Ganesh Chaturthi. Lalita Saptami is also observed as Aparajitha Saptami, Santan Saptami, Muktabharan […]

Ekakshara Ganapati: Ganesha’s Form of Meditation

Ekakshara Ganapati, Ganesh's form of Meditation

Ekakshara Ganapati is the seventeenth of the 32 forms of Lord Ganapati. Lord Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu God worshipped in India and is believed to be the remover of all obstacles in the lives of his devotees. This is represented by the single syllable or beejakshara called the seed letter “Gam”. […]

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi, Ganesh idol with Calotropis Roots

Swetharka Moola Ganesha idol

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi is the Ganesh idol made on the Calotropis Roots or the self originated Ganesh deity from the Calotropis roots. In fact we are unaware of the name of Swetarkamoola Ganapathy.  Ganesha has many forms and such forms are not visible in any other God. Ganapathy has 64 forms of which 32 forms […]

Bala Ganapathi, Child form of Lord Ganesha

Bala Ganapati - 1 of 32 Forms of Ganesha

Bala Ganapati is the first among 34 types of Ganesha (Chathwari Thrimshath Ganapathi). He is the child form of Ganesh who is depicted with 4 hands (chaturbhuja). Bala Ganapati is not mentioned in 21 types of Ganesha (Ekavimsathi Ganapathi) and 16 types of Ganesha (Shodasha Ganapati). He has got a reference as Balachandra Ganapathi in Ekavimsathi […]

Mahalakshmi Vrata 2014 (Maha Laxmi Puja)

Goddess Lakshmi

Mahalakshmi Vrata 2014, 16-days Maha Laxmi Puja 2014. Mahalakshmi Vrat Puja, dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi, is observed in Bhadrapad Month. In 2014, Mahalakshmi Vrata begins on September 2, ends on September 16. Mahalakshmi Vrata or Mahalaxmi Vrat Puja an auspicious vrat dedicated to Goddess Mahalakshmi. It is observed for 16 consecutive days in Bhadrapad month. Mahalakshmi […]

Pitru Paksha 2014, Mahalaya Paksha, Shraddh dates

Pitru Paksha Shraddh Mahalaya Paksha

Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha, Apara Paksha, Shraddh Paksha) is a fortnight dedicated to dead ancestors and forefathers. In 2014, Pitru Paksha starts on September 10 and ends with Mahalaya Amavasya on September 24. During Pitru Paksha, dead ancestors are offered special rites and rituals. Pitru Paksha Shraddh begins on Ashwin Krishna Pratipada or first day of […]

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan 2014: Gowri Avahan Puja, Gouri Visarjan

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan, Gowri Puja during Bhadrapad month in Maharashtra, is observed for three days – Gauri Avahan, Gauri Pujan, and Gauri Visarjan. Jyeshta Gauri Pujan begins with Gauri Avahan puja and ends with Gauri Visarjan or Udwasan. In 2014, Jyeshta Gauri Puja begins on September 2 and ends on September 4. Shubh muhurat for Jyeshta […]

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 Puja Muhurat (Vinayaka Chavithi 2014 Puja Muhurtham)

Dalda Ganesha

When to perform Ganesh puja on Ganesha Chaturthi in 2014? Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 puja muhurat or Vinayaka Chavithi puja muhurtham is given in this article. Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 date is August 29. On Vinayaka Chavithi day, at or before 11.00 am you should bring the Ganesh idol to home. There is no Amrita kaalam on 29th […]

Rishi Panchami 2014 (Rushi Panchami Vrata)

Rishi Panchami vrat (Rushi Panchami), is observed on the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi in Shukla Paksha during Bhadrapada month (September). In 2014, Rishi Panchami date is August 30. In fact, Rishi Panchami is not a festival, but a vrata or puja to be performed by women. Rishi Panchami puja is mainly dedicated to Saptarshis […]

Vinayaka Chavithi Vratha Katha PDF Download

Ganesha Puja Vidhi

Vinayaka Chavithi Vratha Katha PDF Download, Vinayaka Chaturthi Katha download for free.. Vinayaka Chavithi Vratham is observed on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Bhadrapada Masam of Telugu calendar. In 2014, Vinayaka Chavithi date is August 29, Friday. Vinayaka Chavithi Vratha Katha begins with Sootha Muni telling to Shaunaka and other rishis about Lord Ganapati’s birth. There […]

Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja in New Delhi’s Sringeri Shankara Math

With the blessings of the Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, Vinayaka Chaturthi Special Pooja will conducted at Sri Shankara Vidya Kendra Vasant Vihar, Paschimi Marg, New Delhi – 057 on 29 August 2014. Here are the timings of Special Poojas on Vinayaka Chaturthi festival Sahasra Modaka Homam – 06.30 AM Special Abhishekam – 09.00 […]