Benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya is a profound mantra that is practised by the Shaivite sect of Hinduism. The Mantra as such has immense significance and encompasses a gamut of life’s functions. Shaivites chant this mantra to invoke in their lives the influence and immeasurable power of Lord Shiva. The main objective of any religion is to […]

Shivaratri Jagran, Lingodhbhavam: Significance, Spiritual Importance

Jagran or Jagaran is the major aspect of Shivaratri Vrat. Jagran is awaking the whole day and night during Shivaratri. What is the significance and spiritual importance of Shivaratri Jagarana? As per the Shiva Puranam and Linga Puranam, ‘Lingodhbhavam, the emergence of Lord Shiva from the base like structure. To watch the auspicious event in […]

Shivaratri Puja Procedure with Mantras, Simple MahaShivratri Pooja Procedure

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How to do Shivaratri Puja? Is there any simple method of Shivaratri puja procedure? Hindupad has got many queries regarding Shivaratri Puja procedure. Shivaratri is the biggest festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. MahaShivratri is observed on Chaturdashi in Magh month or Falgun month as per various traditional Hindu Calendars. Maha Shivaratri 2016 date is March […]

Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple: Story of Snake & Elephant Shiva Pooja

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Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple is associated with the story of Shiva Pooja by a snake and an elephant. In Sanskrit, ‘Kala’ means the snake and the ‘Hasti’ means the elephant. Here is the Sthala Puranam of Srikalahasti Temple.. In Treta yuga a Serpant from Pathala Worshipped the Lord Shiva with precious Stones daily. At […]

Peddagattu Jathara in Nalgonda district of Telangana, One of the biggest fairs in India

Peddagattu Jathata, also known as Lingamanthula Jathara, is held once in two years at Durajpalli in Nalgonda district of Telangana. In 2017, Peddagattu Jatara is being celebrated from February 12 to February 16. It is celebrated at Lingamanthula Swamy Temple at Durajpalli prior to Maha Shivaratri in Magha masam as per Telugu calendar. This Jatara is […]

Sankashti February 2017 Moonrise Timings, Chandrodaya Time

Here are the details of Sankashti in February 2017 Moonrise timing or Chandroday time in various cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Delhi, Lucknow, Nathdwara, Jaipur, Bangalore,Mysore, Nashik, Solapur, and many more. The date of Sankashti Chaturthi in February 2017 is February 14. In South India also, Sankashti is observed on 14 February. After performing puja and seeing the moonrise […]

When to start Sankashti Vrat in 2017 | Auspicious day to begin Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

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When to start Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat? What is auspicious day to begin Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata? Here is the detailed information on when to begin Sankashti Ganesha Chaturthi Vrat… Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi or Sankata Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on the Chavithi day during Krsihna Paksha in every Hindu month. Angaraki Chaturthi (Sankashti which falls […]

Angarika Sankashti Story: Why Tuesday Sankashti is known as Angarika Chaturthi

Sankatahara Chaturthi which falls on Tuesday is referred to as Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi. What is the reason behind it, why it is called as Angarika Sankashti and how it has got that name? Angarika Sankashti story (Legend behind the name) Angarak was the son of Mother Earth and Bharadwaja Rishi. Sage Bharadwaj was a great […]

Angarika Chaturthi Vrat Vidhi, Procedure of Angaraki Chaturthi Pujan

Angarika Chaturthi fast is a highly meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Devotees keep fasting on this day. They start fast from the sunrise. In the evening after seeing the moon, devotees worship lord Ganesha and break the fast. In the evening of Angarika Chaturthi day people perform ritual bath and worship Lord Ganesha. During […]

Significance of Angarika Chaturthi

The Chaturthi, which falls on Tuesday, is called Angaraki. Angaraki means the planet Mangal (Mars) or the earth (bhumi). Ganapati is the presiding deity of Mangal just as He is of the earth. Ganapati and Mangal both have the same complexion. On the day of angaraki Ganesh frequencies reach the earth in greater quantities. The […]