Upset Hindus urge New Zealand clothing firm to withdraw Lord Ganesh pants & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging Takaka (Tasman, New Zealand) headquartered firm Mariposa Clothing for immediate withdrawal of pants carrying images of Hindu deity Lord Ganesh; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Lord Ganesh was highly revered in Hinduism and was meant to be worshipped […]

Shubh Muhurat in December 2020 | Auspicious days, Auspicious Timings

Here is the list of Auspicious days and Auspicious Timings in December 2020 (Shubh din and Shubh Muhurat in December 2020). This list of General Auspicious Timings are not for any specific ritual or ritual such as Marriage or Gruhapravesh but for general activities. For any specific ritual or celebration, you can check ‘Shubh Muhurat‘. […]

Makara Sankranti 2021 | Makar Sankranthi 2021 date

Sankranti, also known as Makar Sankranthi, marks the Suns transit into Makara Rashi. This day marks the beginning of Uttarayana Punyakalam. It is celebrated throughout India with various names. Makara Sankramana Snan is the most observed ritual during Sankranti. Makara Sankranti 2021 date is January 14. The four-day festival begins with Bhogi and ends with […]

Panchak December 2020 dates, Time

Panchak is a combination of five Nakshatras in Hindu month: Dhanista Nakshatra, Shatabhisha Nakshatra, Purvabhadra Nakshatram, Uttarabhadra Nakshatra & Revathi Nakshatrams. In December 2020, Panchak begins on December 19 and ends on December 23. In December 2020, Panchak starts at 7.15 AM on December 19 and ends at 4.32 hrs night on December 23. December […]

Navaratri Sundal | Naivedyams for Navaratri in Tamil Nadu

Navarathri is an auspicious festival which would be celebrated for a continuous period of nine days. Among various Hindu festivals, Navarathri festival occupies a significant place in Hinduism, since this festival is celebrated by keeping golu dolls in our homes, and also by preparing various varieties of delicious sundal. Sundal is made out of various […]

Kozhukattai | Favorite food item for Lord Vinayaka (Pillayar)

Kozhukattai is a famous South Indian food, and it is made out of rice flour, coconut and jaggery. Kozhukattai can also be made in different varieties, such as sweet and salt. Kozhukattai is also called as Modakam in North India. In Tamil Nadu, this food item is related with lord Vinayaka, and it would be […]

Thiruvathirai Kali | Arudra Darshanam Naivedyam for Lord Nataraja

Thiruvathirai Kali is a delicious food item, prepared using Jaggery, and it would be offered to Lord Nataraja in the Shiva temples, during the time of Arudra Darshanam Festival, and it would be later offered to the devotees. This Kali is made out of Rice, jaggery, dal and coconut. In Chidambaram, Thiruvalangadu and Srisailam Temples, […]

Aravana Payasam, Holy Prasadam in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Appam and Aravana Payasam are the auspicious Prasad items available in the Sabarimala Temple. It would be offered to the devotees during their visit to this holy temple. These Prasad items would be prepared in large quantities, especially during the Mandala Puja and Makara Villakku periods. Both Appam and Aravana Payasam would be prepared using […]

‘Pori Urundai’ for Karthigai Deepam

Pori Urundaiis the famous sweet item, which would be prepared during the Karthigai Deepam festival. Pori Urundai is made out of puffed rice and soft Jaggery. Pori Urundai can also be bought from Peas merchants, but mostly it would be made in homes, during the time of Karthigai Deepam festival. After preparing the Pori Urundai, […]

Hindus seek public holiday on Diwali in Delaware

Hindus are seeking public holiday in Delaware on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that it was not fair with Delaware Hindu community as they had to be at work on their most popular festival while there were public holidays on other […]

Panchang | 2 December 2020

Panchang of 2 December 2020 displays Tithi of 2 December 2020, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 2 December 2020. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, मार्गशीर्ष मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, द्वितीय तिथि, मृगशीर्ष नक्षत्र, साध्य योग, वणिज करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:56 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)19:17 Chandrastama (Moonset)08:24 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha […]

Panchang | 1 December 2020

Panchang of 1 December 2020 displays Tithi of 1 December 2020, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 1 December 2020. प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, मार्गशीर्ष मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, प्रतिपदा तिथि, रोहिणी नक्षत्र, सिद्ध योग, तैतिल करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:55 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:28 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:29 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha […]

Parimala Prasada | Mantralayam Raghavendra Swamy Prasadam

The great Madhwa saint and the universal Guru is Sri Raghavendra Swamigal, and his Jeeva Samidhi shrine is situated in Mantralayam at Andhra Pradesh. He has spread the philosophies of his Guru Sri Madhwacharya, and proved that Lord Hari is the divine saviour of all the living beings in the entire universe. In his Mantralayam […]

Dwarapalakas | Divine Gatekeepers

Dwarapalakas are the security guards or the divine gatekeepers, usually would be found before the entrance of the main shrine in the temples. In general if we mention the name Dwarapalakas, we would refer only to Jaya and Vijaya, the divine gate keepers of Lord Vishnu. But Dwarapalakas are available for all other deities like […]

Tirupati Laddu | Holy Prasadam of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala

Tirupati Laddu is considered as the king among the sweets, and it is very famous among the devotees of Lord Venkateswara, since few centuries. It is the main item which would be offered as Holy Prasad to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala. The delicious laddus are given to the devotees after having their darshan of Lord […]

Aranya Devi | Maa Vana Devata | Maa Vana Bhagavathy

Ma Aranyani Devi is the forest goddess.She is also called as Vana Devata, and Vana Bhagavathy, and she is considered to be the guardian of the animals living in the forest. She also protects the forest from thieves and from natural calamities like storm, earth quake and floods. Goddess Aranyani, is a form of Ma […]

Tiruchanoor Padmavathi Temple – Architectural Wonder

The famous shrine of Tiruchanoor, the abode of Sri Padmavathi Devi is also known for its architectural wonder. TEMPLE COURTYARD The massive courtyard of the temple is nestled between sub temple of Sri Krishna Swamy opposite to the majestic Rajagopuram with seven Kalashas and sub temple of Sri Sundararajaswami temple on South and Sri Padmavati […]

Shashti Devi | Protector of Children

Shashti is a Hindu goddess, and considered as the protector of children. She is also worshipped by the people as “SANTHANA LAKSHMI”. And in Chennai, Besant Nagar, Ashta Lakshmi Temple, a separate shrine is dedicated for Santhana Lakshmi. By worshipping her and doing abhishekham and archanai to her, we will get the blessings of Goddess […]

Margasira Lakshmi Puja Vidhanam: Procedure of Margasira Guruvara Laxmi Vratham

Margasira Lakshmi Puja is one of the major vows observed in North Coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Though the puja procedure or puja vidhanam is same as other Lakshmi vratham like Deepavali Lakshmi puja and Varalakshmi puja, the naivedyam that is offered to the Goddess is different. On Thursdays in Margasira month, devotees prepare to […]

Tulsi Vivah 2020 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2020, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 26. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 26 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 29. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]