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Shani, Ketu Conjunction in various houses | Saturn, Ketu in Same house

Shani Ketu Conjunction in various houses, Saturn Ketu in same house, effects of Shani Ketu conjunction in various houses are explained here. During this combination, both planets will be benefic and Saturn will decide the fate of the native during mid life. When either of the planets are malefic, Ketu will be twice malefic. The native will have […]

Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple during Janmashtami

Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple

Vittal Pindi at Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple during Janmashtami is a grand celebration. In 2019, Vittal Pindi date is August 24. Sri Krishna Leelotsava and Vittal Pindi are the two big festivities conducted on the following day of Janmashtami festival. Owing to differences in the panchangas, the Janmashtami will be celebrated both […]

Sri Jayanthi in Srirangam Sriranganatha Swamy Temple (Krishna Janmashtami)

Sri Jayanthi in Srirangam Sriranganatha Swamy Temple is a grand festival celebrated with utmost fervor. Sri Jayanthi (Sri Krishna Janmashtami) celebrates the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. In 2019, Sri Jayanti date is August 23|24. Lord Krishna’s birthday being celebrated in all Krishna temples, which are inside of Sri Ranganathaswamy temple campus. Particularly in Kili […]

Jatayu in Ramayana | the Giant Bird which attacks Ravana while abducting Sita

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Jatayu is the younger son of Aruṇa. His brother, Sampati, is a demi-god who has the form of a vulture and was an old friend of Dasharatha (Rama’s father). In the epic Ramayana when Jatayu sees Ravana abducting Sita, he tries to rescue Sita from Ravana. Jatayu fought valiantly with […]

Spirituality in Daily Life

To men who never rise higher than eating, drinking, begetting progeny, and dying, the only gain is in sense-enjoyments; and they must wait and go through many more births and reincarnations to learn to feel even the faintest necessity for anything higher. But those to whom the eternal interests of the soul are of much […]

Pithori Amavasya 2019 | Pitori Amavas

Pithori Amavasya or Pitori Amavas is the festival observed on the Amavasya (No Moon day) during Bhadrapad month or Bhadra month. In 2019, Pithori Amavasya date is August 30.  As per Marati Calendar, Pithori Amavasya, also celebrated as Pola, falls on Amavasya in the Sravan month. Pithori Amavasya is an observance performed by married woman […]

Guru Bhakti | Devotion to Guru

Guru Shishya in Vedic Times

Intense devotion to one’s guru and faithful adherence to his teachings are the most essential qualifications of true discipleship. It is this Shraddha, faith, and Gurubhakti, devotion to guru, that bring about rapid spiritual progress and fruition of one’s Sadhana. A disciple without devotion to his guru is like a flower without fragrance, a well […]

Polala Amavasya Vratha Katha, Story

Polala Amavasya is observed on Shravana Amavasya, No Moon day in Shravana Masam in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some parts of Karnataka. Here is the story associated with this vratham…. Once there used to live seven brothers. All of them had children. The wives of all the seven brothers wished to perform the Polala Amavasysa […]

Kanipakam Ganesh Temple Brahmotsavam 2019 | Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple Brahmotsavalu

kanipakam vinayaka swami

Kanipakam Ganesh Temple (Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple) located in kanipakam near Tirupati, is the famous temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. In 2019, Kanipakam begins on September 2 and ends on September 22. Brahmotsavam, the biggest festival celebrated in Kanipakam Vinayaka temple, commences on Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi and lasts for 21 days. During Brahmotsavam, Ganesh […]

Bahlika | King Vahlika in Mahabharata

Bahlika also spelled as Vahlika, was the king of Bahlika kingdom in the Mahabharata, the elder brother of Shantanu, who was a king of Hastinapur and the uncle of Bhishma. He was the oldest warrior to fight in the Mahabharata war. Bahlika had a son Somadatta and grandson Bhurishravas who along with him fought on […]

Katyayani Jayanti

Katyayani Jayanti is the first appearance day of Goddess Katyayani Mata. In 2019, Katyayani Jayanti date is September 27. In North Indian Hindi calendars, Ashwin Krishna Chaturdashi is observed as Katyayani Jayanti. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, it falls on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Bhadrapada Month. Katyayani was born as the daughter […]

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi, Ganesh idol with Calotropis Roots

Swetharka Moola Ganesha idol

Swetharka Mula Ganapathi is the Ganesh idol made on the Calotropis Roots or the self originated Ganesh deity from the Calotropis roots. In fact we are unaware of the name of Swetarkamoola Ganapathy.  Ganesha has many forms and such forms are not visible in any other God. Ganapathy has 64 forms of which 32 forms […]

Ganapati Deeksha 2019 | Kazipet Swetharkamula Ganapati Temple Ganesha Deeksha

Ganapati Deeksha is a popular Deeksha dedicated to Lord Ganesha, observed mainly in Kazipet Swetharkamula Ganapati Temple, Warangal, Telangana. Kanipakam Varasiddhi Vinayakaswamy Temple is the most famous for Ganesha Deeksha. Ardha Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Mandala Ganapathi Deeksha, Shodasha Deeksha and Ekadasha Deeksha are the four types of Deeksha dedicated to Lord Ganesha, based on the […]

Janmashtami at Arasavalli Temple

Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with utmost fervor in Arasavalli Temple of Suryanarayana Swamy. In 2019, Krishna Janmashtami date is August 23|24. Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated for nine days starting from Sravana Bahula Ashtami. Janmashtami is celebrated for 9 days, starting with Vratham on first day.. 1st Day – […]

Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in ISKCON Temple Hyderabad

Janmashtami 2019 celebrations in ISKCON temple, Hyderabad, will be held on August 23 and August 24. In three branches of ISKCON located in Hyderabad celebrate Sri Krishna Janmashtami on 3rd Septembert this year. The Special Janmashtami Pujas will be performed on 24 August. Addressing to the Media, ISKCON Acharyas informed the devotees of Lord Krishna that […]

Charleston yoga firm apologizes & removes Lord Ganesha mat within hours of Hindu protest

Charleston (South Carolina) based yoga mats and accessories company Yoloha Yoga has apologized and taken down yoga mat carrying image of Hindu deity Lord Ganesha within few hours of Hindu protest, which called it “highly inappropriate”. Yoloha Guru Chris Willey, in an email to distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded the protest, wrote: We […]

Durga Visarjan 2019 | Durga idol Bisarjan after Durga Puja 2019

Durga Visarjan

Durga Visarjan (immersion / Nimajjan) is the concluding event in Durga Navratri puja or Durga Puja. In 2019, Durga Visarjan date is October 8. Generally, Durga immersion is performed on Vijaya Dashami day. But nowadays to prolong the festivities, the Durga immersion is also getting prolonged. In some areas, Visarjan is observed on October 18, […]

Shukravara Seva at Horanadu Temple

Shukravara Seva in Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple is one of the famous sevas conducted at the temple. Friday Seva – Shukravara Seva The minimum amount to be payable for shukravara seva is Rs. 500-00 The period of shukravara seva is for 1 years only. For a period of 12 months on a given Friday (1st, 2nd, 3rd, […]

73rd Independence Day of India | 2019 Svatantra Divas Ki Shubhkamnaye

15 August 2019 is the 73rd Indian Independence Day (Svatantra Divas). Independence was the dream of crores of freedom fighters who had struggled several hundred years to achieve it. They had the success finally in 1947 on August 15. The British rule in India was concluded on this day. Independence day of 2019 is a […]