Religious

Ekadashi Calendar 2014

Ekadashi

Ekadashi Calendar 2014 Panchang : The Hindu calendar Ekadashi is a sacred day, occuring twice a month in the Hindu calendar – on the eleventh day of the bright half – called Shukla Paksha and on the eleventh of the dark half called Vad Paksha. A fast is to be observed on this day by all Hindus. During Ekadashi, a ...

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Poornima / Purnima Calendar 2014

Poornima

Poornima / Purnima Calendar 2014 Purnima (also called Poornima) is the full moon day in traditional Hindu calendar. It is considered a highly auspicious day by Hindus and some people in India even fast on Poornima. In South India, the day is known as Pournami. Date and Festival January 15/16 – Paush Poornima February 14-  Magh Poornima March 15 – ...

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Jain Prayers

Lord-Mahavir

Jain Prayers Jain use the following eight items to perform puja of a Tirthankara in the temple. Symbolically each item represents a specific religious virtue and one should reflect on it while performing puja. Jala Puja: Water Chandan Puja: Sandal-wood Pushpa Puja: Flower Dhup Puja: Incense Dipak Puja: Candle Akshat Puja: Rice Naivedya Puja: Sweet food Fal Puja: Fruit The ...

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Ardas

Ardas

Ardas Ardas, is a humble prayer to God, by means of which a Sikhs remembers and respects the sacrifices made by the Gurus and Sikhs to uphold religious freedom and the Sikh faith. Ardas means a request, a supplication, a prayer, a petition or an address to a superior authority. Ardas is performed at the culmination of the morning and ...

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Devi Mantra

Devi-Maa

Devi Mantra The following mantra describes the various qualities of Devi Maa. We have taken 4 of them here. You can add other forms like shradha, shanti, trishna,chaya, vishnu mayeti, kanti,nidra … in place of ma, shakti… and say the mantra Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maa rupena samsthita I Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena samsthita I Ya Devi Sarva ...

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Mangalvar (Tuesday) Vrat Katha

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Mangalvar (Tuesday) Vrat Katha It is a popular fast, and is dedicated Mahavir Hanuman, who rendered great service to Lord Rama. On this day strict fast is kept, and Hanumanji is worshipped with sweets and fruits. The story of Mangalvar should be heard or read and Hanuman Chalisa is read and recited. From Mangalvar vrat Katha, flows success, happiness, strength, ...

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Somvar Vrat Katha

Lord-Shiva

Somvar Vrat Katha This story is connected with Somvar Vrat Katha. Monday fast is practiced to propitiate Lord Shiva and Parvati. The panchakshara Mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” should be repeated on this day. The Monday fast is up to the third phase. There are three types of Monday fast. Simple every Monday fast. Som pradosh fast 16 weeks Monday fast. ...

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Shiv Tandav Stotram

Lord-Shiva

Shiv Tandav Stotram Shiv Thandav Stotram or Shiva Tandava Mantra of Lord Shiva. Shiva Thandava Stotram was composed by Ravana. Shiva Tandava Mantra is a great prayer of Dancing Shiva and those who reads Siva Tandav Stotra at the end of every worship or, reads it after worship of Lord Shiva on the Pradosha day, will get by the blessing ...

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Shri Ram Bhajan

Shri Ram

Shri Ram Bhajan Shri Ram Bhajan, is the devotional song of Lord Rama. Payo ji maine Rama-ratana dhana payo. Vastu amolika di mere sataguru, kirpa kara apanayo, payo ji maine… Janam janam ki puji payee, jag mein sabhi khovayo, payo ji maine… Kharaca na khute, chorana loote, din din badat savayo, payo ji maine… Sata ki nav khevatiya sataguru, bhava-sagar ...

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Surya Namaskara Mantras

Surya-Namaskara

Surya Namaskara Mantras Surya Namaskara means salutations to Lord Surya(The Sun), the giver of energy to the world,for self vitalization. Surya Namaskar is a combination of few Yogasana postures.Surya Namaskar is useful in achieving concentration.It is a wonderful regular routine of exercise, prayer and worship given in the scriptures.Surya Namaskara must be performed before the sunrise. Stand facing the east ...

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