Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat fasting (Health Benefits of Nirjala Ekadashi)

Among the 24 Ekadashi fasting, 23 Ekadashi fasting is normal fast from cereals, grains and beans but Nirjala Ekadashi is total fasting from the above said food items and including fasting from water. It is to be highly noted that on every Ekadashi is highly recommended complete fasting from food and water. Nirjala Ekadashi is […]

Dwadashaditya Vrata | Dwadasha Aditya Vratam

Dwadashaditya Vrata (Dwadasha Aditya Vratam) is observed on Dwadashi day in the bright half during Margashirsha Month. In 2018, Dwadashaditya Vrata date is December 19. Dwadashaditya Vrata is dedicated to worship Lord Surya (Surya Deva) and Lord Krishna. It is observed as three-phases for a year. It is less popular vrata mainly observed by Vaishnava sect of people. During […]

Shukla Devi Pooja 2018

Shukla Devi Puja (Shukla Devi Aradhana) is observed in Jyeshta month. In 2018, Shukla Devi Pooja date is June 19. It falls on sixth day of bright half of Jyeshta Month in Hindu calendar. Shukla devi is one of the powerful manifestations of Goddess Shakti like Dashamahavidya and Saptamatrikas. On the same day Khir Bhavani Mela is […]

Jamai Sasthi 2018 | Jamai Shashti

Jamai Sasthi, also spelt as Jamai Shashti, is an important day for Bengali people. It is celebrated on the sixth day in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month. In 2018, Jamai Sasthi date is June 19. Literally, Jamai means son in law. On the occasion of Jamai Sashti, son in law is invited to the residence […]

Khairatabad Ganesh 2018 – Theme, Design, Height, Model Picture

Khairatabad Ganesh Utsava Samithi (Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee), Hyderabad’s mamoth Ganesh Mandal, will release the model picture of 60-foot giant Ganapathi Vigraham for Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations 2018 very shortly. “Sri Saptamukha Vinayakudu” is the basic theme name for this Ganpati. As per sources, the idol will have 7-headed snake in the background. The idol will […]

Brahmins Gothras | 1 Pravara Gothras, 2 Pravara Gothras, 3 Pravara Gothas, 5 Pravara Gothras

Number  of  more than 400 Brahmin  gothras along with pravara  Rishis … Wikipedia  on list of Gothras mentions that there  are  46 Gothras among Brahmins. I once personally did  a  survey of Tamil  Brahmin Gothras and found  that most of the tamil Brahmins belong to 51 Gothras. So  I was taken aback   to see  in a book  in tamil  published by Smt.Uma Hariharan, which has been approved by Kanchi Kamakoti mutt , […]

Khairatabad Ganapathi 2018 Karra Pujotsavam

Khairatabad Ganapathi 2018 will be 56 to 60 feet mammoth Ganesha idol. In order to start the construction of the biggest Ganesha idol, the organizers had performed the Karra Pooja (Bhumi Pooja) on Shukla Ekadashi in Adhika Jyeshta Masam of Telugu Calendar. In 2018, Ganesh Navaratri begins on September 13 with Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. According to […]

Branches of Rigveda

Branches of Rigveda are explained in Vishnu Purana. Vishnu Purana’s fourth chapter in Part three mentioned about the branches of Rigveda. At the beginning of creation, Rigveda contained all the four Vedas with hundred thousand mantras. That Rigveda helped a lot in the propagation of ten kinds of Yagyas. Then during the twenty-eighth Dwapar, my […]

Sadesati for Mithuna Rashi – Effects, dates, timings

Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi, effects, dates, timings of Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi (Gemini sign), what is the importance of Sade Sati for Mithuna Rashi natives? Sade Sati is a seven and half years dreaded period of Shani in a person’s life time. It is also known as Elinati Shani in Telugu and Ezharai Sani […]

Ashtama Shani | Effects of Sani in 8th House

Ashtami Shani is having Shani (Saturn) in 8th house either from Lagna chart (Natal chart) or Rashi (Moon sign). Among the 12 houses, the 8th house is known as highly inauspicious and brings utter distress to the native. 8th House denotes Longevity, comfort, insult, property through relatives after their death, life insurance, sorrow face, death, difficulties, […]

Story of Sage Vishwamitra and Lord Indra

Many years ago, there was a terrible drought. There was no food to be had. The sage Vishvamitra had come to the banks of the river Goutami Ganga with his disciples. Vishvamitra’s wife, children and disciples were all hungry. The sage therefore sent his disciples out to look for food. They searched everywhere, but could […]

Kheer Bhavani Mela 2018 in Srinagar Kheer Bhavani Temple

Kheer Bhavani Mela is annual fair and festival held at Kheer Bhavani temple at Tullamula in Srinagar district of Kashmir. In 2018, Kheer Bhavani Mela date is June 20. It is a fair organized to please Goddess Ragnya Devi, the presiding deity of the temple. The fair is celebrated on Jyeshta Shukla Astami, eighth day […]

Elinati Shani | 7 ½ years of Saturn Transit | Sadesati | Ezharai Sani

Elinati Shani (Sadesati Shani) is the 7 ½ years of Saturn Transit period which has greater significance in any native’s life. Saturn transits 2 years and 6 months in every sign. It takes 7 and a half years for Saturn to transit from the 12th sign to birth sign and to move out of the […]

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh

Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is one of the famous historical temples in Andhra Pradesh. It is located near the coast of Bay of Bengal and on the banks of Vasistha River in East Godavari district. The temple is mentioned in many Puranas, ithihaas, and other religious scriptures. In Treta Yuga, after killing Ravana, Lord […]

Guruvar Vrat Katha in Hindi | Brihaspati Vaar Vrat Katha in Hindi

Guruvar Vrat Katha in Hindi, Story of Brihaspati Vaar Vrat in Hindi is explained here along with the Brihaspati Bhagavan Katha. वृहस्पतिवार (गुरुवार व्रत) कथा प्राचीन समय की बात है– एक बड़ा प्रतापी तथा दानी राजा था, वह प्रत्येक गुरुवार को व्रत रखता एवं पून करता था. यह उसकी रानी को अच्छा न लगता. न […]

Timings – Kanakamahalakshmi Temple, Visakhapatnam

Here are the Temple Timings of Visakhapatnam Kanakamahalakshmi Temple – Opening Timings & Closing timings.. Temple is opened 24 Hours.. Here is the detailed timetable / schedule of daily pujas.. 5 AM to 6 AM – Panchamruthabhishekam, Sahasranamarchana, Balabhoga Nivedhana From 6 AM – Sarva Darsanams 11 AM to 11:30 AM – Cleaning of Temple 11:30 AM to 12 Noon – Panchamruthabhishekam, Astotharanamarchana, Rajabhogam, Mahanivedhana From […]

Management Mantras for Success

Management Mantras for Success.. Here are Four Management Mantras for Success, as told by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji. It is easy to create a company and it is easy to prosper as well, but the real challenge lies in sustaining a company, which is also the underlying factor that decided whether you are successful or […]

Kashi Vishwanath Temple | Varanasi Jyothirlinga Temple

Kashi Vishwanath temple (Varanasi Jyothirlinga Temple) is the most revered Hindu temple in the world. Located along the river banks of Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, every corner of Varanasi city exhibits the spiritual and cultural extravaganza. The Presiding Deity in this temple is Lord Vishwanath (the Protector of the Universe). Kashi Vishwanath is consecrated here […]

Mahesh Navami 2018 (Mahesh Navmi)

Mahesh Navami, an annual festival celebrated by Maheshwari community in North India. Mahesh Navami is observed on Navami in Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month (June). In 2018, Mahesh Navami date is June 21. This festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva as Mahesh is another name for Lord Shankar. It is believed that on this day […]