Utpatti or Utpanna Ekadasi, 30 November 2021

30 November 2021 is Utpatti or Utpanna Ekadasi vrat. It falls on Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Margashirsha Month in North Indian calendars and in Karthik month as per Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati & Marathi calendars. Utpatti Ekadasi vrat katha is associated with the origin of Ekadasi vrat in fact the birth of ‘Ekadasi Mata’ and the […]

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, […]

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. […]

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kaisika Ekadashi 2020

Kaisika Ekadashi is an Ekadashi vrata observed with utmost devotion. It falls on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Kartika Masam as per Telugu calendar. In 2020, Kaisika Ekadashi date is November 26. Kaisika Ekadasi Puja has great significance in Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy Temple (TTD), Srirangam Ranganathar Temple, and other Vaishnavite temples in South India. The […]

Vishaka Hari | Proponent of Harikatha (Katha Kalakshepam)

Smt. Vishaka Hari is a remarkable Carnatic music singer and a Hindu devotional story teller, otherwise known as ‘Katha kalakshepam’. She is an expert in telling Harikathas in such a way, that even a layman can understand her divine discourses on the Hindu Holy Texts, and she is a qualified chartered accountant. Vishaka Hari is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]