Holy Festivals

Dhanatrayodashi: The thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Ashvin


This itself is called Dhanteras in common language. Businessmen worship their treasuries on this day. A commercial year comprises of the period between one Diwali and another. New account books are begun on only this day. Dhanvantari jayanti According to the Ayurveda it is the birthday of the deity Dhanvantari, so on this day Ayurvedic […]

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How can we celebrate Deepawali in a sattvik manner ?


  Candles are Tamoguni (spiritually impure); hence, instead of candles, light up earthen lamps with oil. Compared to bulbs, decorate with rows of  lamps, a lamp is more Saatvik and electric bulbs do not possess even an iota of capability to attract Devattva (divinity). Decorate the home with Rangoli (colourful patterns), Toran (festoon made of […]

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Why we give Leaf of Apta tree on Dasara ?


Why we give Leaf of Apta tree on Dasara ? In earlier times, maratha soldiers returning from conquests would bring the spoils of war which would consist of gold ornaments among other things. All these things that the soldier brought home would be offered to God and then distributed among the elders of the house, […]

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Mahaashtami


On the day of  Mahaashtami , the Durga principle is thousand times more active hence all the seekers should chant the mantra of Sri Durga Devyai Namah atleast 11 malas (108 x 11 ) so that the Durga principle protects us from the attack of the sublte negative forces which have been affecting our worldly […]

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Ma Chandraghanta


  Maa Chandraghanta is the third Shakti of Maa Durga. Maa Chandraghanta is worshiped on the third day of Navrti Pooja. Those who worship Devi Chandraghanta get eternal strength and be blessed by Devi Maa to be happy through out one’s life. Maa Chandraghanta – Third form of Maa Durga Worshiped on 3rd Navratri Maa […]

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Maa Brahmacharini – The Second Manifestation of Maa Durga


  Maa Brahmacharini – The Second Manifestation of Maa Durga Maa Brahmacharini is the second manifestation of Maa Durga who is worshippied on the second day of Navratri. Here word “Brahm” refers to “Tapa”. So Brahmcharini means Tapa Charini – The one who perform Tapa or penance. It is Said that the “Vedas”, “Tatva” & […]

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Establishing Goddess Ashtabhuja and Navarnav Yantra


**A. Process of inviting the Goddess and establishing Her ritualistically: The first step in the worship of Goddess during Navratri is inviting Her and establishing Her ritualistically. Due to the resolve in the invitation the energy waves remain activated for a longer time at the site of worship. B. Ritualistic establishment of the Goddess Ashtabhuja: […]

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Durga


The word Shakti means divine energy/force/power, and Durga is the warrior aspect of the Divine Mother/Brahman(Supreme Absolute Godhead).As a goddess, Durga’s feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. Each of her weapons was given to her by various gods: Rudra’s trident, Vishnu’s discus, Indra’s thunderbolt, Brahma’s kamandalu, Kuber’s Ratnahar, etc.According to a […]

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The basic objective behind celebrating religious functions


 The basic objective behind celebrating religious functions such as Ganeshotsava, Navaratras etc collectively was to activate and encourage the spirit of unity by uniting every village of the Hindu society, generating a flow of Hindutva; however, due to lack of Sadhakatva (seekerhood), it becomes difficult for 20 members of a group to come together for […]

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