Thursday , 17 August 2017

Category Archives: Festival Special

All about Thai Pusam Festival

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About Thaipusam Festival The word ‘Thaipusam’ is broken into Thai, which means “10th” and pusam meaning “when the moon is the brightest”. Therefore, celebrated during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai, between January and February.Thaipusam is an important festival observed by the Hindus of southern India during the Tamil month of Thai (January – February). Outside of ... Read More »

Maha Shivratri Puja – Procedure

Shivaratri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is said that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri day pleases Lord Shiva the most. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Shankara on the auspicious Shivaratri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or salvation. Shiva Purana further says that ... Read More »

Navratri Puja Process

Navratri, the festival of nights, lasts for 9 days with three days each devoted to worship of Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the nine days of Navratari, feasting and fasting take precedence over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. Evenings give rise to the ... Read More »

Wallpapers of Devi Avatars

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Navarathri – Day 9

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Devi Siddhiratri Ensconced upon a lotus, most commonly, with 4 arms, and is the possessor of 26 different wishes to grant her bhakts. Siddhiratri’s famous pilgrim centre, is located in Nanda Parvat in the Himalayas. Daily Schedule Maa Durga should be worshiped with PANCHOPCHAR (Fragrances, Flowers, Inceses, Diayas and Rice) or Shodshopchar. Worshipping Maa Durga’s incarnation as Siddhidaatri Maa Durga’s ... Read More »

Navarathri – Day 8

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Devi Mahagauri Four arms with the fairest complexion of all the Durga Shaktis. Peace and compassion radiate from her being and she is often dressed in a white or green sari. She holds a drum and a trident and is often depicted riding a bull. Daily ScheduleMaa Durga should be worshiped with PANCHOPCHAR (Fragrances, Flowers, Inceses, Diayas and Rice) or ... Read More »

Navarathri – Day 7

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Devi Kaalratri Black skin with bountiful hair and 4 hands, 2 clutching a cleaver and a torch, while the remaining 2 are in the mudras of “giving” and “protecting”. Her vahana is a faithful donkey. The destroyer of darkness and ignorance, Kaalratri is the seventh form of Nav-Durga meaning scourer of darkness; enemy of darkness. Kaalratri’s famous shrine is in ... Read More »

Navarathri – Day 6

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Devi Kaatyayani As mother, Kaatyayani stayed in the Ashram of sage Katyayan for penance, hence she named as Kaatyayani. This 6th Shakti is also astride a lion with 3 eyes and 4 arms. One left hand holds a weapon and the other a lotus. The other 2 hands respectively display defending and granting gestures. Her complexion is golden coloured. Daily Schedule ... Read More »

Navarathri – Day 5

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Devi Skandmata Using a lion as a vehicle she holds her son, SKAND in her lap while displaying 3 eyes and 4 hands; two hands hold lotuses while the other 2 hands respectively display defending and granting gestures. Its said, by the mercy of Skandmata, even the idiot becomes an ocean of knowledge. Daily Schedule Maa Durga should be worshiped ... Read More »

Navarathri – Day 4

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Devi Kushmanda The 4th night begins the worship of Kushmanda, possessed of eight arms, holding weapons and a mala or rosary. Her mount is a tiger and she emanates a solar like aura. “Kumbh Bhand” means to see cosmic vivacity in Pindi shape or knowledge of cosmic intri cacies in human race. Daily ScheduleMaa Durga should be worshiped with PANCHOPCHAR ... Read More »