Accordingly the word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped. Meanwhile the seeds of inner renewal are sown, sprouting, watched & worshiped by devotees during Navratri and on the 8th, 9th and 10th days, Goddess Durga, Mahanavami and Vijayashtami are worshiped.
India is the country which is known for its rich Hindu culture and tradition. There is hundreds of mesmerizing Hindu temples across the country in different design, shape, locations; but not all temples are built as described in Vedic literature. Temples are found deliberately at a place where the positive energy is available abundantly from the magnetic and electric wave conveyances of north/south post push.
The biggest festivals for Malayalis is here, a festival which they usually celebrate with joy and energy every year. But this year the things are different as Kerala has been hit by brutal rains and floods, and thousands of people are in relief camps still. It is timely that Onam, a festival of comebacks, arrived now. Onam was celebrated as per legend to mark the return of the demon King Mahabali to Kerala.
The festival of Avani Avittam signifies a new beginning of learning Veda. In the Hindu mythology, this day is considered very auspicious as Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Hayagriva, the God of knowledge, on this day. Accordingly Lord Hayagriva was the one who reinstated the Vedas to Lord Brahma and hence this day is also celebrated as ‘Hayagriva Jayanti’. Avani Avittam holds immense
Most of us would have thought why we see bells in all the Hindu temples and what will be the significance nature of bell to keep in all the temples and ringing while doing Pooja also and here is a scientific reason behind Temple bell presence; Bell is not made up of just your ordinary metal. It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese.
Dhanvantari is an Avatar of Maha Vishnu. He appears in the Vedas and Puranas as the physician of the gods (devas), and the god of Ayurvedic medicine. Dhanvantari Bhagavan is worshiped for Good Health and Long life.
Divine presence is everywhere. However, Vrindavan is where the perfect Krishna lila is still going on, even though it is not visible to the naked eye. Those who are sensitive and can feel Krishna’s presence will see that his lila continues to happen. It is the eternal presence.
Krishna is free, limitless free. There is no rule that you cannot bend or break for your devotees. You make no discrimination between your enemies and your friends as you grant salvation to them alike.
Lord Ganesha is always depicted in a state of peace and harmony. But did you know, Ganesha is also a source of learning? Yes, every body part of Ganesha’s body teaches us something. Each element of Ganesha’s body has its own spiritual significance.
One of the theories put forward by cosmologists is the Big Bang theory. This suggests that about 15,000 million years ago there was a massive explosion. This was the point at which all matter in the universe began; space and time began then too.
Aadi month (July 16th - August 16th) is the 4th month of the Tamil Calendar. The next six months from Aadi to Margazhi is the Dakshinayana punyakalam. It marks the beginning of the night of Devas. Traditionally, Aadi month is considered as inauspicious and most people avoid auspicious ceremonies during this period.
Goddess Parvati is one of the primary deities worshipped in Indian mythology. She is considered the daughter of Himalaya, the king of the mountains. Though the Goddess has assumed many forms and there are many legends associated with each form, but the form of Parvati is very important because in this form, she marries Lord Shiva. It is believed that Adi Shakti, the primordial power behind the universe, takes birth as Parvati.
Nagapattinam sources have stated that in a significant move towards finding an amicable solution to the crisis, caste Hindus of Kallimedu village in Nagapattinam district seem to be inclined to consider the demand of Dalits to host mandagapadi for a day as part of Sri Badrakaliamman temple.
Saradhadevi in Sringeri: The Sringeri Vidya Peeth which is very famous for the Goddess Saraswathi and it is in the Karnataka district. The great personality Adi Shankaracharya used to see the wonder that a snake is been giving shelter to the frog which is suffering from the labor pains.
Shani Dosha is inevitable in every one’s life and the only way to reduce the ill effects of Lord Shani is to perform poojas and prayers as Shani dosha pariharas. Fasting is a form of Yagya. One can take a light fast on Saturday (the day of Lord Shani Deva) with only broth and sesame seeds. Praying to Lord Hanuman will lead to freedom from an adverse Shani effects.