Hindu Festivals 2021

Here is the list of Hindu Festivals in 2021. The Festival Calendar 2021 begins with Saphala Ekadashi and ends with Saphala Ekadashi. Saturday, 9 January 2021 – Saphala Ekadashi Thursday, 14 January 2021 – Pongal Thursday, 14 January 2021 – Makara Sankranti, Uttarayan Festival Sunday, 24 January 2021 – Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Thursday, 28 January […]

Three stages in Spiritual practice

What are the three stages in spiritual practice? Please explain us about the three stages in spiritual practice.. Yes, there are three stages in practice: The first level, Anva Upaya, which includes pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting, exercises, and yoga. The second level, Shakta Upaya. This is much more subtle; it is the stillness that you experience at […]

Is having a Guru mandatory to experience the state of enlightenment?

Is it necessary for you to ask this question and for me to answer? You have asked the question, now if I answer, then we are caught! Got it? If you ask a question and you think I know the answer, then I am already a Guru and you are already a student. Some people […]

Laksha Bilvarchana in Kapileshwara Swamy Temple, Tirupati

Laksha Bilvarchana in Kapileshwara Swamy Temple, Tirupati is one of the popular rituals held in the one and only Shiva Temple in the temple town of Tirupati. Laksha Bilvarchana is performed in Karthika Masam on Arudra Nakshatram. In 2019, Laksha Bilvarchana date is November 16. It is an important ritual which is performed by worshipping […]

What is the relationship of Dharma (righteousness) with God?

What is the relationship of Dharma (righteousness) with God? To this query on the relationship between Dharma and the God, Sri Sri Ravishankar of Art of Living, giving explanation in his words during a Satsang… With what does God not have a relationship, tell me this? God has a relationship with righteousness (dharma) as well as unrighteousness (adharma). […]

A Simple Guide to De-clutter Your Mind

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo DaVinci. The goal of reducing clutter is to eliminate the non-essentials and keep only what is needed. If you are cleaning out your closet, this means deciding which pile each thing belongs in. But when it comes to the contents of your mind, the choice is where you […]

What is Love in Hinduism and its approaches…?

What is love? This is a question raised by a devotee in the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living.. Let us know what is the answer or reply from Guruji in his own words… Love is the basis of all existence. All the cells in your body love each other, that […]

Karva Chauth SMS Greetings, SMS Messages for Karwa Chouth Festival

Here are some Karva Chauth SMS greetings, SMS messages to send for Karwa Chouth festival. These messages have been sent by Mr Rajesh Trivedi, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He is a regular reader of Hindupad.. May this Karva Chauth bring all the happiness to the worshippers.. Here are the SMS greetings and messages.. May The Sindoor, […]

Kanya Rashi Natives & Navratri Durga Puja

This article on Navratri Durga Puja for Kanya Rashi (Kanni Rasi) natives explains about the Goddesses to be worshipped by Virgo sign people. It is the most auspicious period of time to worship Goddess Durga and get divine blessings. The Kanya Rashi natives those who are Dasamahavidya Upasakas (Sadhaks), should perform ‘ Bhuvaneshwari Mahavidya Puja’. […]

Tulsiwadi cha Maharaja 2019 | Ganpati made of Mirrors

Tulsiwadi cha Maharaja 2019 images, wallpapers, photos, setting, etc.. Tulsiwadi cha Maharaja Aagman Sohala is being celebrated on 31 August 2019. In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations start on September 2 and end on September 12 with Ananta Chaturdashi. In 2019, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations begins on September 2 with Ganesh Chaturthi Pratham Pooja and ends with […]

Child Born on Ashtami tithi – Effects, Impact

What is the effects or impact if the child born on Ashtami tithi? What if you were born on Ashtami day? How will be your future.. career, health, marriage, children, financial development, education, etc..? Importance of Ashtami tithi in Hindu calendar Ashtami is the eighth tithi in any Paksha (Shukla Paksha – bright fortnight / Krishna Paksha – dark […]

Good months for construction of home, When to start constructing house?

Which months are good to start constructing houses? What is the best time for construction of homes? Here are some details about when a home should be built? Among all 12 Hindu months, 4 months are best months to start construction of houses. And 3 months are to avoid starting or planning for constructing homes. […]

Why was Spiritually Wealthy India invaded under the British Rule for centuries

Why was Spiritually Wealthy India invaded under the British Rule for centuries? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living, explained it with details during a Satsang with his disciples. Yes, the wheel of change takes over. When autumn comes, the leaves change colour and in winter the leaves drop from the trees, […]

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Festivals 2019-2020 | Pujas, Events

Here is the list – Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Festivals 2019-2020. The list includes the pujas and other events at the Kanchi Peetham. Scroll down for the list of festivals, pujas and events in each month.. MARCH 2019 3RD MARCH SUNDAY HH SRI SANKARA VIJAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIGAL JAYANTHI, PRADOSHA PUJA 4TH MARCH, MONDAY MAHASIVARATHRI 7TH MARCH, […]

Best days for Hanuman Puja (Nakshatras & Tithis)

Hanuman Vratham

Here is the list of best days & Nakshatrams for Hanuman Puja in each month. In Chaitra Month, Pushya Nakshatra is the auspicious Nakshatra for Hanuman Puja. Like that, there are 12 Nakshatrams that are highly meritorious for Hanuman Puja in each month. The list of auspicious Nakshatras & Tithis in each month… Chaitra Month […]

Spoken Words Can’t Be Retrieved

A farmer insulted his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness. The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told. Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put […]

Understanding the Source of Everything

Generally, a person with a philosophical mind is inquisitive to know what is the origin of all creations. At night he looks into the sky and naturally wonders what are the stars, how they are situated, who lives there, and so on. All these inquiries are quite natural for a human being, because he has […]

Story of King Nabhaga

King Nabhaga was refused of material wealth: Vaivaswata’s another son King Nabhaga advised his youngest son Junior Nabhaga to perform a sincere yagna in favour of the Planetary Heads since the junior Nabhaga received a raw deal by his elder brothers in the apportionment of the King’s wealth when the senior Nabhaga proceeded to Vanaprastha. […]

Ego, Arrogance and Self-respect… Is there any difference between these three?

Ego, Arrogance and Self-respect… Is there any difference between these three? This is a question raised by a devotee in the Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji of Art of Living. For this, let us read the explanation from Guruji in his own words… There is no difference between ego and arrogance. ‘I am’ is […]

Naina Devi Aarti

Naina Devi Aarti is a famous prayer dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi. Nainadevi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas (51 ancient, powerful temples of Goddess Shakti). Lyrics of Naina Devi Aarti…. Jai Ambe Gauri, Mayya Jai Shyama Gauri Tumko Nish-Din Dhyavat, Hari Brahma Shivri [1] Jai Ambe Gauri Maang Sindoor Virajat, Tiko Mrig-Mad Ko Ujjwal Se Dou […]