Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in January 2011

Dates of Hindu Auspicious Days and festivals in January 2011, which is associated to Hinduism (Hindu Religion). All the Auspicious dates based on major Hindu calendars and Indian Standard Time (IST), which is used in India.


January 2011 - Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days.

January 1, 2011 – Pradosh Fasting – Shani Pradosham

January 3, 2011 – Somavati Amavasya from afternoon in some regions

January 4, 2011 – Amavasya or No moon day

January 4, 2011 – Hanuman Jayanti in Margazhi Masam in Tamil Nadu

January 4, 2011 – Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse in Northwestern parts of India

January 5, 2011 – Poush month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Goa

January 10, 2011 – Muruga Sashti Fasting

January 12, 2011 – Shakambhari Navratri Begins

January 12, 2011 - Bandhashtami

January 14, 2011 – Bhogi Pongal

January 14, 2011 – Makar Sankranti in some regions

January 15, 2011 – Pongal

January 15, 2011 – Thai Month begins in Tamil Calendars

January 15, 2011 – Makara Masam begins in Malayalam Kerala Calendars

January 15, 2011 – Makar Sankranti in western parts and eastern parts of India

January 16, 2011 – Mattu Pongal

January 16, 2011 – Ekadasi Fasting

January 16, 2011 – Magh month begins in calendars followed in Bengal

January 17, 2011 – Kaanum Pongal

January 17, 2011 – Pradosh fasting – Soma Pradosham

January 19, 2011 – Purnima or full moon day

January 19, 2011 – Shakambhari Navratri ends – Shakambhari Jayanti

January 20, 2011 – Magh Month begins in Calendars followed in North India.

January 20, 2011 – Guru Pushya Amrut Yog

January 20, 2011 – Thaipusam Festival

January 22, 2011 – Sankashti Chaturthi

January 26, 2011 – Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (as per Tithi)

January 29, 2011 – Ekadasi Fasting

January 31, 2011 – Pradosh Fasting – Soma Pradosham

Monday, October 25, 2010

Karva Chauth 2010: Moonrise Time in India for Karva Chauth on October 26, 2010

Karva Chauth and Sankashti Chaturthi are on October 26, 2010 and the moon rise time in India for Karva Chouth on October 26, 2010 is between 7:50 PM and 8:33 PM – (IST) India Standard Time. This is the time chosen to end the Karwa Chauth puja and Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting. The city specific time are as follows – Delhi – 19:53 hrs, Chandigarh – 19:51 hrs, Jaipur – 20:03 hrs, Mumbai – 20:33 hrs, Lucknow – 19:42 hrs, Allahabad – 19:42 hrs.

Karva Chauth is a similar festival to Atla Thaddi, It is a regional festival of Andhra Pradesh which is celebrated the day before Karva Chauth.

Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in November 2010

Dates of Auspicious Days and festivals in November 2010, which is associated to Hinduism (Hindu Religion). All the Auspicious dates based on major Hindu calendars and Indian Standard Time (IST), which is used in India.

November 2010 - Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days.

November 2, 2010 – Rama Ekadasi Fasting
November 3, 2010 – Dhantryodasi – Dhanteras
November 3, 2010 – Pradosh Fasting
November 4, 2010 – Roop Choudash or Kali Chaudash
November 5, 2010 – Narak Chaturdasi
November 5, 2010 – Diwali
November 5, 2010 – Lakshmi Puja
November 6, 2010 – New Year in Gujarati Calendar
November 6, 2010 – Annakut
November 6, 2010 – Govardhan Puja
November 6, 2010 – Skanda Sashti Fast Begins
November 7, 2010 – Kartik month begins in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

November 7, 2010 – Chitragupta Puja
November 11, 2010 – Skanda Sashti
November 11, 2010 – Sashti Fasting
November 12, 2010 – Dala Chath Evening Argh
November 13, 2010 – Chath Morning Argh
November 17, 2010 - Sabarimala Mandakala Kalam Begins
November 17, 2010 – Karthigai Month begins in Tamil Nadu
November 17, 2010 – Vrischika Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
November 17, 2010 – Utppanna Ekadasi
November 17, 2010 – Tulsi Vivah begins
November 17, 2010 – Pandarpur Kartik Ekadasi Yatra
November 17, 2010 – Panchuka Begins in Orissa
November 17, 2010 – Bhishma Panchak Vrat Starts
November 18, 2010 – Agrahan month begins in Bengali calendar
November 19, 2010 – Pradosh Fasting
November 21, 2010 – Tulsi Vivah ends
November 21, 2010 – Purnima or full moon day
November 21, 2010 – Tripurari Purnima
November 21, 2010 – Dev Diwali
November 21, 2010 – Kartigai Deepam
November 22, 2010 – Margashirsh month begins on North Indian calendars
November 25, 2010 – Manabasa Gurubar Pujas in Orissa
November 26, 2010 – Sankashta Chaturti Fasting
November 28, 2010 – Kalbhairav Ashtami

Diwali 2010 Festival: Diwali Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepavali is certainly the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. It is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Amavasya (the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin). It is the ‘Festival of Lights’ and an important and popular five-day festival, which is celebrated in India with lot of enthusiasm. During the five day of Diwali celebrations the entire country is lit with beautiful lights and lots of fireworks are used to celebrate Diwali. It is also known as a festival of wealth and prosperity. The festival of Diwali in India brings a lot of excitement across all the sections of society irrespective of their socio-economic background.

On the occasion of Diwali, homes and premises are decorated and beautifully colored. People wear new clothes. To celebrate the victory of good over evil, earthen lamps are lit. Diwali is celebrated after 20 days of Dussehra. It is also called ‘Deepavali’, is the abstraction of the Sanskrit word Deepavali - 'Deep' means diya (small pots made from clay) or light and 'Avali', means a row - meaning a row of small earthen lamps. Therefore, earthen lamps are kept burning during the days of Diwali. Lights indicate the victory of good over evils.

The Five Days of Diwali

Diwali is five day festival. Each of the five days is separated by different traditions. The first day of Diwali is called Dhanteras, which falls on the thirteenth day of the month of Ashwin. It is the one of the most auspicious day of Diwali. The word ‘Dhan’ means wealth. Purchasing of utensils and jewelry is considered auspicious on this day. Special pooja is performed of goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. This day is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi.

The Second day is called 'Narakachaturdashi', which falls on the fourteenth day of the month of Ashwin. It is also called Roopchaudas. Roop chaudas and Kali Chaudas are celebrated on this day. Goddess Kali is worshipped and it is believed that goddess Kali killed the demon Raktabija on this day. According to another legend, on this day the demon Narakasura was killed by lord Krishna and Satyabhama. These both incidents signify the victory of good over evil. On this it is believed that to bath before sunrise, when the stars are still visible in the sky is equivalent of bathing in the holy Ganga.

The third day of the festival of Diwali is the most important day. It is the main day of this great festival. Delicious sweets are made and distributed among friends and relatives and gifts are exchanged. On this day, Hindus worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi and then light lamps in the streets and homes to welcome prosperity and well-being. The cattle are also worshipped. The fourth day of Diwali, in northern part of India celebrated as Govardhan Pooja, while in the western parts of India the same festival is celebrated as Padva or Bali Prativpada. Govardhan Pooja is also known and celebrated as Annakoota that means ‘the mountain of food’. On this day, lord Kridhna defeated Indra, the king of the demigods, by the lifting of Govardhana hill to save his kinsmen and cattle from rain and floods. The fifth day of Diwali is called Yama Dvitiya (also called Bhai Dooja). On this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes.

The legend of lord Rama

For Hindus, Diwali is associated with the return of lord Rama (an incarnation of lord Vishnu) to Ayodhya, after his 14 years of exile and victory over the demon king Ravana. On that day, he was welcome to the kingdom of Ayodhya and on his return, people of Ayodhya lighted lamps throughout the kingdom. Thus, there is a tradition of lighting oil lamps that symbolize the victory of good over evil and freedom from darkness.

Diwali is considered a national festival in India and Nepal. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important. This festival is enjoyed and celebrated enthusiastically by people of every religion, thus this festival is not only significant to Hindus, but, has importance in Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Diwali 2010 Festival: Diwali 2010 date is November 5


Roop Chaudas 2010: Kali Chaudas, Rup Chaturdashi

Roop Chaudas is a festival associated with Diwali, which is celebrated a day before Diwali. Diwali is the Indian festival of Lights. In ‘Roop Chaudas’, Roop represents Beauty and Chaudas represents the date 14. On this day, women beautify themselves. Roop Chaudas pooja is performed mainly by women to gain beauty or to enhance their beauty.

Kali Chaudas is celebrated as Roop Chaudas, which is the second day of Diwali festival. It is celebrated on the day before Diwali and the day after Dhanteras. Goddess Kali is worshipped on Kali Chaudas day. It is also known as Kal Chaturdashi. There are many legends or stories are associated with Kali Choudas. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Kali killed the powerful demon Raktabija.

On Roop Chaudas Hindus undertake beauty treatments so as to look their best on Diwali day. According to the legends, the demon Narakasura was also slain on this day by lord Krishna and Satyabhama. They fought very aggressively and beheaded the demon on this day. Narak Chaturdashi marks the destruction of evil in the world and arrival of new lights. So, the earthen lamps are kept burning for several days. Since the demon Narakasura was slain on this day, it is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi or Kali Chaturdashi. It falls on the fourteenth day (Chaudas) of the fortnight of the Krishna Paksha, in the Hindu month of Kartika. There are two independent significances of this day. One is that it is traditionally used to beautify oneself before the major part of the coming festivities. The other is that it was that, on this day, lord Krishna killed the demon, Narakasura.

Roop Chaudas 2010Roop Chaudas 2010 date is November 4


Dhanteras 2010: Dhanteras Festival Mythology and Information

Dhanteras is the one of the most auspicious day of Diwali, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm before two days of Diwali. This significant festival is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi. In the word ‘Dhanteras’ Dhan stands for wealth (Dhana) and Teras stands for the date 13th. On this festival, Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshiped to provide prosperity and wealth. She is worshipped in the evenings when tiny earthen lamps are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. The devotional psalms in praise of Goddess Lakshmi are also sung.

Dhanteras holds special importance for the people concerned with businesses, because to purchase precious gold, silver and metal articles on this day is considered very auspicious. It is believed that new precious metal is a sign of good luck, so people buy different items on this day. To celebrate this festival houses and business premises are decorated and beautifully colored. Entrances are made colorful with lovely Rangoli. Lamps are kept burning all through the nights.

Dhanteras mythology

According to the legend, once the sixteen years old son of king Hima was doomed to die by snakebite on the fourth day of his marriage. This was predicted by the prince’s horoscope. On that particular fourth day, his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and numerous silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband's boudoir. She lighted innumerable lamps all over the place and told many stories to him and sang songs through whole night.

In the mid night, when Yama, the god of death arrived there in the guise of a snake, his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the prince's chamber. So he climbed and sat on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins whole night and heard the harmonious stories and songs. In the morning he quietly went away. Thus the prince was saved by his young wife. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of ‘Yamadeepdaan’ and small earthen lamps are kept burning throughout the night in the respect of lord Yama.

The legend of the Ocean Churning

According to another legend, which deals with the churning of the ocean, when the gods and demons churned the ocean of milk for the divine amrita (nectar), lord Dhanavantri emerged carrying a pot of the divine amrita on the day of Dhanteras. Lord Dhanavantri is considered an incarnation of lord Vishnu and physician of the gods. According to this legendary tale, the word Dhanteras is taken from the name Dhanavantri.

In countryside, cattle are decorated and worshipped by farmers. The cattle form the main source of their income. Cows are specially worshipped, as they are considered the incarnations of the Goddess Lakshmi.

Dhanteras 2010 Dats: Dhanteras 2010 date is November 3


Friday, September 24, 2010

Indian Festivals: Significance of Bhaiya Dooj Customs and Traditions

Bhaiya Dooj Festival: Indian history is replete with instances which speak of the rich Indian culture. Each and every festival celebrated in India has its own social and cultural importance. These occasions encompass the various customs and traditions which give India its beauty and charm. One of the many such festivals is Bhai Dooj. The name of this occasion comes from its association brothers and that it is celebrated on the second day after the new-moon (Amavasya), or Diwali day. This day is also the third day of the Kartik month, according to the Hindu calendar.

The basic theme behind the origin of Bhai Dooj festival is believed to be the safety of women. But, there are also several mythological narrations on which the various customs and traditions of Bhai Duj are based. Two most popular stories are mentioned below:

  • It is believed that once Yamraj (the god of death) visited his sister Yami. His sister became very delighted to see him and applied a tilak on his forehead. At this, Yamraj became so happy that he announced that the person whose sister will apply tilak on his forehead on that day would become free from the fear of death and hell. From that day, the tradition of Bhai Dooj came into existence.
  • Another mythological tale says that after killing the devil named, Narkasur, lord Krishna went to his sister Subhadra. The day on which lord Krishna visited his sister was the second day after the new-moon day, or the dooj day. Subhadra gave her brother a warm welcome by doing his arti, applying a tilak on his forehead, sprinkling flowers over him, and offering him sweets. From then onwards, it became a tradition and got fame as the Bhai Dooj festival.

On the auspicious and delightful occasion of Bhaidooj, sisters apply tilak (a holy mark) on their brothers' forehead. They perform arti of their beloved and caring brothers and offer sweets to them, as well. Brothers also take pledge to keep their sisters safe and give them some gift or present reciprocating their gesture. Bhaiya Dooj is one of such amazing Indian festivals which are a true representative of the customs and traditions of India.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lord Pashupatinath Temple: Mandsaur eight faced Lord Shiva

Lord Pashupatinath is the another form of Lord Shiva, situated in only two place in the world First Katmandu (Nepal) and Second in Mandsaur (India).

In India, Mandsaur is know for it’s religious culture and Lord Pashupatinath Temple, which is situated on the bank of sacred Shivna river. Lord Shiva with the eight faces is the main deity of the town in the form of lord Pashupatinath.

The 90 feet temple of Lord Pashupatinath was built in 1962 on the bank of Shivna river, The Eight faced Shiva Linga is placed in the temple. It’s height is7.25 feet, has eight face in tow part, upper and lower, every part has four face. Every face depict the four stage of life. It is the unique sculpture of lord Shiva Linga in the world.

Lord Pashupatinath Linga Mandsaur

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple in rainy season

Satya: The Truth of LIE

Everyone in this mean world has been surrounded by their thoughts of well-being; they speak lies and then tend to hide them. Some do so, by a smile on their face and for some tears are the better options. This world is cruel, nothing more or less than that. A cute baby to wrinkling and pale faced granny, ‘lies’ is what we are talking about. Every person is a liar, but some lies are - SATYA, THE TRUTH OF LIE.

I know I am a liar. But what I always speak isn’t always a lie. Sometimes my lies are in the favor of my parents and sometimes they are in the favor of friends. But today I spoke in front of the mirror and felt so reprehensible that I couldn’t stop the one crying inside the mirror. And do you all know one thing, that Yes I have been given a mouth but there are NO APOLOGIES, I lie. “I haven’t been forgiven a single time I lied”. I was Sorry that I disrespected you. I was sorry, that didn’t come that day. I was sorry, that I called you on your phone, when you said, not to call. I was sorry, that I was a tear on your eye. I was sorry, that I was in fear when you cry. I was sorry, when I didn’t live up to your expectations. I was sorry; I didn’t wish you, on your Birthday celebrations. And I am Sorry, that I loved you more than you did, perhaps YOU DID NOT. My lies are not always for a bad motive though they later ought to be so (Oh god, what am I writing? Nail me on the wall). There is always a truth lies behind my lies.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lakshmi Paintings: Goddess of wealth & Fortune

Lakshmi Paintings: Goddess Lakshmi is called the goddess of wealth and fortune depict thousands of paintings in thousands time. People worship goddess Lakshmi on Deepawali Festival specially. Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. During the churning of sea goddess Lakshmi emerged in the sea than god Vishnu married with Lakshmi.Goddess Lakshmi is called the goddess of wealth. She gives the blessing of wealth and prosperous. All paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India

Goddess Lakshmi Paintings Gallery:

Lakshmi Painting

Goddess Lakshmi Painting

Lakshmi Painting

Lakshmi Paintings

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lord Vishnu: Paintings of Hindu God Vishnu Gallery

Lord Vishnu is one of the greatest and preserver Hindu god depict in thousands of paintings in thousands time. Thousands of devotees are worshipped in different form of God Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has tenth incarnation. Ninth incarnations have become in ancient age and various paintings have made on it. Last and tenth incarnation of lord Vishnu is remain . It will called Kalki. All the paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India

Lord Vishnu Paintings and Pictures Gallery

Boar Incarnation of Lord Vishnu painting

Turtle Incarnation Of Lord Vishnu Painting

Dwarf Incarnation of Lord Vishnu Painting

Fish Incarnation of Lord Vishnu Painting

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in October 2010

Dates of Auspicious Days and festivals in October 2010, which is associated to Hinduism (Hindu Religion). All the Auspicious dates based on major Hindu calendars and Indian Standard Time (IST), which is used in India.

October 2010 - Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days.

October 1 – Jitiya Vrat

October 4 – Ekadasi Fasting – Indira Ekadashi

October 5 – Pradosh Fasting

October 7 – Mahalaya – Amavasya – Pitru Paksha Shradh Ends

October 8 – Ashwin month begins in Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

October 8 – Navratri Begins – Kalash Sthapana – Ghatha Sthapana

October 12, 2010 – Lalita Panchami

October 13, 2010 – Durga Puja Sashti

October 13, 2010 – Muruga Sashti Fasting

October 14, 2010 – Durga Puja Saptami

October 15, 2010 – Durga Puja Ashtami – Durga Ashtami

October 16, 2010 – Mahanavami – Ayudha Puja (Navratri ends)

October 17, 2010 – Vijayadashami – Dasara

October 18, 2010 – Ekadasi Fasting – Pashankusha Ekadasi

October 18, 2010 – Aipasi Month Begins in Tamil Calendar

October 18, 2010 – Thulam Month Begins in Malayalam Calendar

October 19, 2010 – Kartik Month begins in Bengali Calendar

October 20, 2010 – Pradosh

October 22, 2010 – Kumar Purnima – Sharad Purnima – Kojagari Purnima

October 23, 2010 – Purnima day ends

October 23, 2010 – Kartik Month Begins in Hindu calendar in North India

October 23, 2010 – Kartik Snan begins

October 26, 2010 – Karwa Chouth

October 26, 2010 – Angarak Ganesh Chaturthi fasting

October 30, 2010 – Ahoi Ashtami

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hindu Goddess Paintings: Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga Paintings

Hindu Goddess paintings from India, is painted by master artist of goddess Kali, Lakshami, Saraswati, Durga etc. All paintings of Goddesses is collected form various famous site and courtesy of their respective owner Art of Legend India [dot] com.

Hindu Goddess Kali, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Durga Paintings Gallery.

Goddess Lakshmi Painting

Goddess Lakshmi Painting

Goddess Kali Paintings

Goddess Kali Painting

Goddess Saraswati Painting

Goddess Saraswati Painting

Goddess Durga Painting

Hindu Paintings: Gods and Goddess Paintings Gallery

Hindu paintings nicely painted by Indian master artist. This paintings Gallery of Hindu Gods and Goddess is collection from various famous sites. All the paintings are courtesy of their respective owners.

Hindu Paintings Gallery of Hindu Gods and Goddess from famous sites.

Dwarkadhish Paintings

Child Krishna Paintings

Hindu Trinity Paintings

Sai Baba Paintings

Narad Muni Painting

Friday, September 10, 2010

Durga Puja: Popular Hindu Festival of India

Durga Puja is one of the popular annual Hindu festivals, which is celebrated with great joy all over India, especially West Bengal in worship of Goddess Durga. It is also known as ‘Navratri’, the festival of nine nights. It is the worship of Shakti or divine power. This great festival is devoted to Goddess Durga, who is the manifestation of absolute power. She is the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya.According to Hindu calendar, Durga Puja is celebrated during the month of Aashwin (September – October). This is the time when the weather is at its best in India. Durga Puja schedule falls on the first 9days of the month of Ashwin. It is also celebrated as a major festival in Nepal and in Bangladesh where 10% population is Hindu. It is believed that Goddess Durga, visits her native land with her whole family for 10 days. The period of Durga Puja is considered the most auspicious period of the year. Various types of religious programs are organized during this period.

Legend of Durga Navratri festival is mentioned in many scriptures including Ramayana, Devi Bhagavatham and several Puranas. Durga Puja is celebrated to symbolize the victory of good over evil. On this festival, people belonging to all religions, get together and celebrate it. Celebration of Durga Puja is mentioned in many Indian scriptures including Ramayana, Devi Bhagavatham and several Puranas. It is also presumed that the practice of worshipping Goddess Durga began in Bengal from the 12th century onwards. It has become more of a cultural festival than a religious one. On the occasion of this festival, people decorate their homes; buy new clothes and other things. During the period of the festival, devotees of Goddess Durga fast and they break their fast after the celebration of the festival. After the ten day celebration, the idols of the Goddess are immersed into water with great devotion.

Mythology associated with Durga Puja

This auspicious festival recalls the power of female Shakti symbolized by the Goddess Durga who killed demons to reestablish peace and sanctity on earth. Worship of Goddess Durga is based on myths where Durga symbolizes the divine power. According to the Indian mythology, once upon a time, Mahishasur, the leader of demons, was given a boon by Lord Brahma that no man or deity would be able to kill him but a woman can kill him. He was very pleased with this boon as he thought that no woman in the three worlds would fight with him. Armed with the powers of the boon, he created havoc in the universe and killed people mercilessly. He with his army invaded heaven and defeated the king of Gods, Indra. All the Gods, including Brahma, Vishnu etc became powerless. Finally, the gods came together and contributed their individual energy to form ‘Shakti’ to kill Mahishasur. Thus Goddess Durga, a beautiful woman with ten arms riding on the lion, emerged. She possessed the unique individual powers of ten deities, which were symbolized by her ten arms.

Fully grown and armed by the gods, beautiful Goddess Durga was named "Kattyani" as she is born in the ashram of sage Kattyana. When Mahishasur saw Goddess Durga, he attracted towards her and decided to marry with her, but Goddess Durga put a condition that, if he defeated her in the battle then she would marry with him. He accepted the challenge and a fierce battle took place between Mahishasur and Goddess Durga. She fought with Mahishasur for nine days and nights and on the tenth day, Mahishasur was killed. The nine nights became renowned as Navratri, while the tenth day was called Vijaya Dashami. It is also believed that, Ravana was also killed by Lord Rama on Vijaya Dashami. Hence, Durga Puja is the celebration of victory of Goddess Durga. She killed Mahishasur therefore, she is also known as Mahishasurmardhini.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shradh 2010: Dates of Mahalaya Pitru Paksha Shraddh 2010

Shradh 2010 Dates: Shradh is the days dedicated to departed souls of dead ancestors and performed by their relative. In Hinduism Pitru Paksh Shraddh is also know by various name Like Tarpanam, Shraddham etc. In India, Many rituals associated with Hindu religion and Shradh is one of them and most important rituals of Hindus and performed by all Hindus for their relative. On every Amavasi people perform tarpan and Shradh but during the Krishna Paksha forthnight in Ashwin month Pitru Paksha period is very important days for Tarpan.

2010 Pitru Paksha Shradh Dates

Mahalya Shradh Paksha begins 24 September, 2010

Dwitiya Shradh: 25 September, 2010

Tritiya Shradh: 26 September, 2010

Chaturthi Shradh:27 September, 2010

Panchami Shradh: 28 September, 2010

Shasti Shradh: 29 September, 2010

Saptami Shradh: 30 September, 2010

Ashtami Shradh: 1 October, 2010

Navami Shraddh: 2 October, 2010

Dasami Shradh: 3 October, 2010

Ekadashi Shradh and Dwadashi Shradh: 4 October, 2010

Trayodashi Shradh: 5 October, 2010

Chaturdashi Shradh: 6 October, 2010

Mahalaya Amavasi – Most important day of Shradh: 7 October, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Durga Puja 2010: Festival of Goddess Durga

Durga Puja mostly observed in September or October (Hindu Ashwin month) is one of the most famous Hindu festivals. Durga Puja 2010 begins with Mahalaya on 7 October, 2010. All Durga puja festivals rituals and celebration being with Durga saptami on 13 October, 2010. It is one of the biggest and most popular festival of West Bengal. Durga puja also celebrate on huge level in eastern part of India. Specially in West Bengal people give great welcome married daughter. Traditionally Durga puja festival celebrates in month of Ashwin according to Hindu calendar which comes on late September or mid-October.

Auspicious Mahalaya Days data in Ashwin month.

7 October, 2010 - Mahalaya Being
13 October, 2010 - Durga Puja Shasti
14 October, 2010 - Maha Saptami
15 October, 2010 - Durga Ashtami
16 October, 2010 - Durga Navami or Maha Nabami
17 October, 2010 - Dashami or Dasara

The Maha Ashtami and the Maha Navami is the most auspicious day of the Durga Puja festival.

Clay Ganesh Idols: Be Eco friendly On this Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Be Eco friendly with Clay Ganesh Idols: This year 2010 Ganesh Chaturthi Festival observe on 11 september and and Lord Ganesh Idols are ready for buying and selling in market. Every year thousands of POP Ganesh Idols sell in market, and immersed in water, but unfortunatly Plaster of paris does not dissolve easily in water and Idols of Ganesha floats on water and come back on bank of river, sea and lake. After the mixing palster of paris in water it causes pollutes the river , sea, lake etc. Chemical color mix in water, which is responsible many skin allergies disease and also harm the health of living beings.

If you want be Eco friendly on this Ganesh Chaturthi festival with true culture of India please buy Lord Ganesha idols made of Clay, which is painted by natural paint.

There are many social organization and around your city are selling natural handmade clay Ganesh Idols, where you can buy and place orders.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Indian Art Gallery: Hindu Gods Paintings Gallery

Search best Art Gallery of Hindu Gods created by Indian master artist. Who is inspired by new generation artist. Here you will get best collection contemporary and modern paintings of Hindu Gods. All Paintings are courtesy of Art of Legend India [dot] com.

Indian Art Gallery: Hindu Gods Paintings Gallery

Lord Ganesha Paintings Gallery
A Paintings Gallery of Indian Hindu God Lord Ganesha from Art of Legend India.

Radha and Krishna Paintings Gallery
A beautiful love Paintings gallery of lord Radha and Krishna from Art of Legend India.

Lord Krishna Paintings Gallery
A beautiful collection of lord Krishna paintings from Art of Legend India.

Baby Krishna Paintings
A magnificent selection of Baby Krishna Paintings form Art of legend India.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi 2010: Festival of Lord Ganesha (God of Wisdom)

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival of Lord Ganesha and the birthday of "God of wisdom". It is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi peoples do fast and perform special Puja on this day. This festival celebreats for 10 day from Ganesh Chturthi to Ananta Chaturdashi. At the Ananta Chaturdashi day all the Lord Ganesha Idol is immersed in water by people. This festival is mostly observed at Auguest or September. This year (2010) this festival is observed on 11 September, 2010 and Ananta Chaturdashi is 22 September, 2010.

Ganesh Chaturthi is also called by the name Vinayaka Chaturthi. In Hindu calendar Vinayaka Chaturthi observed on fourth day of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. In other part of world this festival celebrates with same enthusiasm. In India and other part of world, who is the devotee of lord Ganesha believe, if they will pray and puja of this powerful god then The Ganesha is removing all troubles form their life and fulfill all wish.

In India, Every cities of the country, thousands of Ganesh Idols Placed in various public places by Hindus and many social communities. After the Festival all these idols immersed in water on Ananta Chaturdashi day with a good wish and said to Ganesha “come soon next year”.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi 2010 - Date of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2010

Ganesh Chaturthi 2010 Festival Date: In Hindu beliefs Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi is celebreat as birth day or Jayanti of Lord Ganesha. It is one of the hugly celebreated festival of India. It is mostly celebrated in Mumbai, Maharashtra on large scale. This year Ganesh Chaturthi observed on 11 September, 2010. Lord Ganesha also know as Vignahata, Gajanana, Ganapati, and Vinayaka.

Ganesh Chaturthi is fully dedicated to lord Ganesha and celebret for 10 days from Ganesh Chaturthi (Date 11 september, 2011) to Ananta Chaturthi (date 22 September, 2010). On Ananta Chaturthi day all the devotee of lord Ganesha immerse (Visarjan) the idol of Lord Ganesha.

Monday, August 30, 2010

10 Names of Lord Krishna: Meaning and Names of Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna 10 Names and Meaning: Lord Krishna was the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, took birth for a porpus to kill his maternal uncle Kansa. According to Hidu beliefs Lord Krishan was very lovely, Handsome, Naughty, and very clever boy. In Hindu teals he was very naughty boy in his childhood. He plays many role and kill many demons in his childhood.

Famous Names of Lord Krishna: 10 Different Name of Krishna.

Balgopal (the child Krishna),
Dwarkapati (Lord of Dwarka),
Govinda (One who pleases the Cows and the Nature),
Keshava (One Who Has Long, Black Matted Locks),
Krishna (Dark-Complexioned Lord),
Murlidhar (One Who Holds the Flute),
Shyam (Dark-Complexioned Lord),
Vasudev (All Prevailing Lord )
Achala (Still Lord),
Achyuta (Infallible Lord),

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hindu Festival 2010 - Hindu Festivals in September to December 2010

Hindu auspicious day and festival dates in 2010 or Hindu festival calendar of 2010 list is given below. Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Hartalika Teej, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ananta Chaturdashi, Durga Navratri, Lalitha Panchami, Durgashtami, Bathukamma Panduga, Mahanavami, Vijaya Dashami or Dasara, Kojagari Purnima Lakshmi Puja, Karva Chauth, Dhanteras, Diwali, Guajarati New Year, Chhat Puja, Tulsi Vivah, Kartik Purnima and Gita Jayanti are major auspicious day and festivals observe and celebrated on these month September, October, November and December 2010. Many other important festivals from there respective region are celebrated to there regional Panchang. Hre you will get a major list of Hindu auspicious day and Festivals which will celebreted from September, October, NOvember, December 2010.

September 2010 auspicious days and Festivals:

* 1st September 2010 - Sri Krishna Janmashtami
* 8 September 2010 - Amavasi
* 10th September 2010 - Hartalika Teej
* 11th September 2010 - Ganesh Chaturthi
* 12th September 2010 - Rushi Panchami
* 22nd September 2010 - Anant Chaturdasi
* 23 September 2010 - Poornima

October 2010 auspicious days and Festivals:

* 7 October 2010 - Amavasya
* 8 October 2010 - Navratri 2010 starts, Durga Navaratri or Maha Sharad Navratras 2010
* 11th October 2010 - Lalita Panchami
* 15th October 2010 - Durga Ashtami
* 15th October 2010 - Bathukamma 2010 – Bathukamma Festival
* 16th October 2010 - Mahanavami
* 17th October 2010 - Dasara
* 17th October 2010 - Vijaya Dasami
* 17th October 2010 - Navratri 2010 ends
* 22nd October 2010 - Kojagari Purnima, 2010 – Kojagari Lakshmi Puja
* 22nd October 2010 - Sharad Purnima
* 26th October 2010 - Karwa Chauth 2010

November 2010 auspicious days and Festivals:

* 3rd November 2010 Dhantrayodashi, Dhanteras 2010
* 5th November 2010 Diwali
* 6th November 2010 Annakut
* 6th November 2010 Shani Amavasi
* 7th November 2010 Gujarati New Year
* 7th November 2010 Bhai Dooj
* 11th November 2010 Chhat Puja
* 17th November 2010 Tulsi Vivah , Ksheerabdi Dwadasi
* 21 November 2010 Kartik Purnima
* 21 November 2010 Bhakteshwara Vratam
* 21 November 2010 Maha Raas
* 21 November 2010 Kartika Jwalathoranam

December 2010 auspicious days and festivals:

* 5th December 2010 Amavasya
* 17th December 2010 Gita Jayanti
* 21 December 2010 Margashirsh Purnima

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Photos Onam Pookalam: Floral Design

Onam Pookalam design pictures photos. Here you will find latest floral design photos which is all dedicated to Onam festival. Onam Pookalam celebrets in kerala state, India. it is the femous festival of kerala. In 2010, Onam festival is on Auguest 23.

Latest Onam Pookalam Photos Designs.

Janmashtami 2010: Shri Krishna Jayanti 2010 or Janmashtami

Shri Krishna Janmashtami 2010: According to the hindu trditional calendar, Shri Krishna Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti is observed on the eight day of the Shukla paksha of Bhadrapad Month. It is the birthday of most popular HIndu God Lord Shri Krishan. Janmashtami or Krishna Jaynti also know as Gokulashtami. In 2010 Shri Krishna Jayanti celebration date is September 1, 2010 in north India and other part of India the date is September 2, 2010.

Janmashtami is famous festival in Maharastra and know as Dahi Hand Festival. On the Shri Krishna Jayanti, Gangs of boy walk around the city and break the traditional Dahi Handi.

Janmasthami according to The Smartha Sects: 1 September 2010.
Janmashtami according to Vaishnava Sects: 2 September 2010.

On this day peoples held Special worships or Pujas and Kiratan all nights in Temples, and they make fast and break it in midnight. God Krishna’s temples are decorated in the grand style and numerous religious programs are organized. Some episodes from Krishna’s life are enacted by children. In the midnight, when Krishna took birth, special worships are performed to Krishna and sweets (prasad) and panchamrit are distributed in the midnight.

Shri Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami: Birthday of Lord Krishna

Janmashtami the Birthday of shri Krishna: Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami or Krishnashtami. It is the birthday of Hindu god Shri Krishna. Lord Krishna was born to king Vasudeva and Devaki in Kansa’s jail in midnight, on the eighth day of the second fortnight in the month of Shravana. Shri Krishna is considered the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and one of the most famous gods of Hindu religion. He is considered to be the lord Vishnu’s most glorious incarnations. He was born in the 'Rohini' nakshatram (star). Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and atrocities of his maternal uncle Kansa. Kansa was a demon, who tortured sages and his subjects. He made numerous plans to kill Krishna, but he never succeeded in his missions.

As shri Krishna appeared himself in the midnight, he was transferred to Gokul, where he spent his childhood with his friends under the guidance of Nand Baba and Yashoda. In his childhood, he killed and restored many demons. The main objective of Krishna’s birth was to demolish the demon Kansa and other evil powers of that time. He appeared on the earth approximately 5,227 years ago.

Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti Puja: How to worship

How to worship Janmashtami or Krishna jayanti? Don't worry here i will give you 27 ways to worship (Puja) Janmashtami or Krisha Jayanti. Speak all chants step by step and feel krishna in you soul.

Steps of Worshiping (Puja) Lord Krishna on Janmashtamin Day.

1 step of Puja:- Dhyaanam Samarpayami (Think or meditate on the Lord)
2 step of Puja:- Aawaahanam Samarpayami (Invite the Lord into your home/heart)
3 step of Puja:- Aasanam Samarpayami (Offer a seat)
4 step of Puja:- Paadyam Samarpayami (Offer water to wash the feet)
5 step of Puja:- Arghyam Samarpayami (Offer water to wash the hands)
6 step of Puja:- Aachamaneeyam Samarpayami (Offer water to drink)
7 step of Puja:- Snaanam Samarpayami (Give bath)
8 step of Puja:- Maha Abhishekam Samarpayami (Main head bath)
9 step of Puja:- Pratishtaapayaami (Make Him seated)
10 step of Puja:- Vasthram Samarpayami (Offer clothes)
11 step of Puja:- Yajnopaveetham Samarpayami (Offer the Holy Thread)
12 step of Puja:- Gandham Samarpayami (Offer sandlewood paste/powder
13 step of Puja:- Akshatham Samarpayami (Offer Akshatha (rice))
14 step of Puja:- Pushpam Samarpayami (Offer flowers)
15 step of Puja:- Ashthothtra Poojam Samarpayami (Say the holy names of the Lord)
16 step of Puja:- Dhoopam Aaghraapayaami (Offer fragrance)
17 step of Puja:- Deepam Darshayaami (Offer light)
18 step of Puja:- Neivedyam Samarpayami (Offer food)
19 step of Puja:- Phalam Samarpayami (Offer fruits)
20 step of Puja:- Taamboolam Samarpayami (Offer betel nut and leaves )
21 step of Puja:- Dakshinam Samarpayami (Offer wealth)
22 step of Puja:- Maha Nirajanam Samarpayami (Perform aarti)
23 step of Puja:- Pradakshinam Samarpayami (Continue aarti)
24 step of Puja:- Namaskaram Samarpayami (Prostrate before Him)
25 step of Puja:- Mantra Pushpam Samarpayami (Offer incantations and flowers)
26 step of Puja:- Praarthanaam Samarpayami (Offer prayers, request your desires)
27 step of Puja:- Kshamaapanam Samarpayami (Admit wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Onam 2010 Date: Thiru Onam 2010, Auspicious Festival of Kerala

Onam 2010 Date:- Onam is most popular and biggest festival of Kerala, India. which is also calles Thiru Onam. The Onam or Thiru Onam festival is celebrated in August - September according to Malayalam month Chingam. In 2010 Thiru Onam date is 23 Auguest, Monday. According to earlyer Beliefs, during the four days of onam or Thiru Onam festival, the Asura (demon King) King Mahabali comes to visit the state Kerala. This festival is the welcome to the demon king Mahabali.

Tiru Onam is traditionally a harvest festival. Onam is celebrated for ten days. during the ten day kerala people and children prepare many floral carpet design in front of there house, which is called Ona-Pookkalam and it is welcome preparation for Demon King Mahabali. The preparation for onam being from Atham Nakshatram day. Kerala people held many events and games, and celebrate all the days with many cultural events.

Bhadra Month 2010 and Auspicious days in Bhadra Month

Bhadra Month 2010:-Bhadra Masha or Bhadra Month is the fifth month in Bengali Calendar, It is the traditional Bangali calendar and followed in West Bangal. Bangali Bhadra Month or Bhadra Mash start on 18 th Auguest, 2010 and ends on 17 th September, 2010. This is the 1417 calendar year in Bangali calendar.

Festivals and auspicious days in Bhadra Month 2010:- Bhadra MOnth is a type of festival very highly considered as auspicious time in West Bangal. Here are the list of Bangali festivals and auspicious days in Bhadra Month 2010.

Jhulan Yatra (August 19 to August 24, 2010),
Rakhi Purnima (August 24),
Manasa Devi Ashtang Puja (August 29, 2010),
September 1, 2010 (Janmashtami),
September 11, 2010 (Ganesh Chaturthi)
September 15, 2010 (Radha Ashtami)
September 17, 2010 (Bishwakarma Puja)

Purnima day in Bhadra month in 2010 is on August 24.

The Amabashya in Bhadrapad Mash is on September 8.

The two Ekadashis in the month are on August 20, 2010 and September 4.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Lord Radha Krishna Pictures, Beautiful Lord Radha Krishna Posters: Hindu Religion

Lord Radha Krishan :-Find Beautiful Posters and Pictures of Lord Radha and Krishna. All posters and pictures in various style and recreated posters. Here you will get beautiful Radha Krishna Pictures and posters in various form like Love pictures and other.

Beautiful Love Pictures of Lord Radha Krishna


Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in September 2010

Dates of Auspicious Days and festival in september 2010, which is related to hinduism (Hndu Religion). All the Auspicious dates based on magor hindu calendars and Indian Standard Time(IST), which is used in India.

September 2010 - Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days.

September 1, 2010 – Sri Krishna Jayanti (Janmashtami) in East, West and South India

September 1, 2010 – Shitala Satam in Gujarat

September 2, 2010 – Sri Krishna Jayanti in Gujarat and North India (Janmashtami)

September 2, 2010 – Gopalakala – Dahi Handi

September 3, 2010 – Goga Navami

September 4, 2010 – Amla Ekadasi (Orissa) – Aja Ekadasi (Smarta)

September 5, 2010 – Aja Ekadasi (Vaishnava)

September 6, 2010 – Som Pradosh

September 7, 2010 – Mahakal Bhairav Puja

September 8, 2010 – Amavasya

September 9, 2010 – Bhadrapad month begins in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Gujarat

September 10, 2010 – Bali Tritiya in Orissa

September 10, 2010 – Hartalika Teej

September 10, 2010 – Varaha Jayanti

September 10, 2010 – Samaveda Upakarma

September 11, 2010 – Ganesh Chaturthi

September 12, 2010 – Nuakhai in Orissa

September 12, 2010 – Sama Pancham

September 12, 2010, 2010 – Rishi Panchami

September 13, 2010 – Sashti Vrata / Surya Sashti in North India

September 15, 2010 – Radha Ashtami

September 15, 2010 - Jyeshta Gauri Puja

September 17, 2010 – Kanni Masam begins in Kerala (Sabarimala Temple open from September 16 evening to September 21)

September 17, 2010 – Tamil Month Puratasi begins

September 17, 2010 – Bishwakarma Puja

September 18, 2010 – Aashain month begins in Bengal

September 18, 2010 – Parsva Ekadasi (Smarta)

September 19, 2010 – Parsaparivartini Ekadasi

September 19, 2010 – Vaman Jayanti

September 20, 2010 – Pradosh Vrat

September 22, 2010 – Ananta Chaturdashi

September 23, 2010 – Purnima/full moon day (Purnima begins on September 22 in South)

September 23, 2010 – Purnima Mahalya Shradh

September 24, 2010 – Ashwin month begins in North Indian calendars

September 24, 2010 – Mahalya Pitru Paksha Shradh begins – Pratipada Shradh

September 25, 2010 – Dwitiya Shradh

September 26, 2010 – Tritiya Shradh

September 26, 2010 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

September 27, 2010 – Chaturthi Shradh

September 28, 2010 – Panchami Shradh

September 29, 2010 – Sashti Shradh

September 30, 2010 – Saptami Shradh

Saturday, August 14, 2010

How to be a Shiny, Happy Person - Enlighten Yourself

Enlighten Yourself and be happy and shiny :-In today’s life where everyday is a new challenge it is difficult to be happy all time. Therefore, it is important for one to train oneself and learn to be a happy person. Every time we believe in our self is just like believing in God who too believe in us. When we believe that all is for our best, it will change our attitude towards our life.

It is necessary that you feel happiness from within as when you pretend to be a happy person when in actual you are not happy this will make you more unhappy person instead of a happy person. In addition, you will find it difficult to accept the reality.

In order to face reality, it is good to know thyself and trust thyself.

Even if something is wrong in your life or may be, everything is going wrong in your life know thyself and trust thyself. If you resist accepting this reality, you will not be able to be a happy person. To be a happy person you need to really feel life and enjoy every moment. Learn to accept that everything will be fine and may be you can repeat the mantra from movie 3 idiots “Aal Izz Well”.

We humans have tendency to run away from reality or to take a shortcuts. Hence, please avoid taking shortcuts and escaping from the situation. Instead, face reality and take the challenge. When you do this regularly, you will gain inner confidence. Sooner you will trust yourself and will be a shiny, happy person.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima - Raksha Bandhan Festival Date 2010

Every body want to know, when is Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima date falls this year 2010?

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima is a aspicious festival which is comes in shravan month on Shravan Purnima. This Year 2010 Rakasha Bandhan Festival Date is Auguest 24, Tuesday. It celebrated on Shravan Purnima, which is comes on full moon day in Shravan Month (Mostly in Auguest). This festival showes the affection and love between sister and brother.

Rakasha Bandhan or Rakhi Purnima in diffrent part of India.

Rakhi Purnima festival celebreat in India whit their differnt name and rituals, A very short list given below.

Maharashra - Narali Purnima.
Gujarat - Pavitropana
Central Region of India - Kajari Purnima
Andhra Pradesh - Jandhyala Purnima
Tamil Nadu and Kerala - Avani Avittam

Happy Raksha Bandhan to All Visitors.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Raksha Bandhan Festival - Celebrate Raksha Bandhan Festival

Raksha Bandhan is a holy festival in Hinduism celebrating in associated of Sisters and Brothers love. This famous Raksha Bandhan festival is celebrating in the month of Shravana (Shravan purnima) on the full moon day. India is a big country in which festival are many more and Raksha Bandhan is a part always come in month of august.

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated almost whole India. In foreign, some are also take part in celebrate. It is not necessary that the Rakhi can wear on wrist only to his blood brother; any people can accept this as a brother by tying a Rakhi on the person, (which are blood brothers and sisters, whether they are cousins or a good friend).

Meaning of Raksha Bandhan :
Raksha’ means protection, and ‘Bandhan’ here means to tie. So sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother’s wrist and brother pledge to protect her from any danger. At last brother gives a gift known as Rakshabandhan gift. The festival is also known as Narial Poornima in Maharashtra. This 2010 year festival will come in 24 august. So enjoy it happily.

Happy Raksha Bandhan

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Maa Vaishno Devi Aarti: Goddess Vaishno Devi Aarti in English

Maa Vaishno Devi temple is the most popular pilgrim of goddess Vaishno Devi in India, Here you will get the Aarti of Maa Vaishno Devi. This prayer recites the love and dedication by devotee of Maa Vaishno Devi.

Maa Vaishno Devi Aarti in English:

Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l Haath Jod Tere Aage, Aarti Mai Gaata ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Shish Pe Chhatra Biraaje, Muratiya Pyaari l Gangaa Bahati Charanan, Jyoti Jage Nyaari ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Brahma Ved Padhe Nit Dvaare, Shankar Dhyaan Dhare l Sevak Chanvar Dulaavat, Naarad Nritya Kare ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Sundar Gufa Tumhaari, Man Ko Ati Bhaave l Baar-Baar Dekhan Ko, Aye Maa Man Chaave ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Bhavan Pe Jhande Jhoole, Ghanta Dhvani Baaje l Uncha Parvat Tera, Mata Priy Laage ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Paan Supaari Dhvaja Naariyal, Bhent Pushp Mevaa l Daas Khade Charano Me, Darshan Do Devaa ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Jo Jan Nishchay Karake, Dvaar Tere Aave l Usaki Ichchha Puran, Mata Ho Jaave ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l
Itani Stuti Nishadin, Jo Nar Bhi Gaave l Kahate Sevak Dhyaanu, Sukh Sampati Pave ll
Jai Vaishno Mata, Maiya Jai Vaishno Mata l

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Gayatri Aarti - Aarti in English of Goddess Gayatri

Goddess Gayatri Aarti - This is the prayer and love for goddess by their devotee. Goddess Gayatri is portrayed as shinning with unmatched brilliance. She is the mother of the Gods and the holy sacred texts the Vedas.

Goddess Gayatri Aarti and Chant in English -

Aarti Shri Gaayatri Ji Ki l
Gyan Deep Aur Shradhaa Ki Baati l So Bhakti Hi Purti kare Jaha Ghee Ki ll
Aarti ...
Maanas Ki Suchi Thaal Ke Upar l Devi Ki jyoti Jage, Jaha Niki ll
Shudh Manorath Ke jaha ghanta l Baaje Kare Paari aasahu Hi Ki ll
Jaake samaksh Hume Tihu Lok Ke l Gaddhi Mile Tabhu Lage Fiki ll
Aarti ...
Sankat Aave Na Paas Kabo Tinhe l Sampada Aur Sukh Ki Bane Liki ll
Aarti Prem So Nem So Kari l Dhyavahi Murti Bramha Lali Ki ll

Om Bhuurbhuvah Swah Tatsviturvarenyam l
Bhargo Devasy Dhiimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaat ll

Thursday, August 5, 2010

God Shiva: Lord Shiva Aarti in Hindi

This Aarti is dedicated to Lord Shiva and sung by Hindus all over the world.

 Lord Shiva Aarti in Hindi:

जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा । ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, सदाशिव, अर्द्धांगी धारा ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
एकानन चतुरानन पंचानन राजे । हंसासन गरूड़ासन वृषवाहन साजे ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
दो भुज चार चतुर्भुज दसभुज अति सोहे । त्रिगुण रूप निरखते त्रिभुवन जन मोहे ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
अक्षमाला वनमाला मुण्डमाला धारी । त्रिपुरारी कंसारी कर माला धारी ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
श्वेतांबर पीतांबर बाघंबर अंगे । सनकादिक गरुणादिक भूतादिक संगे ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
कर के मध्य कमंडलु चक्र त्रिशूलधारी । सुखकारी दुखहारी जगपालन कारी ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
ब्रह्मा विष्णु सदाशिव जानत अविवेका । प्रणवाक्षर में शोभित ये तीनों एका ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
लक्ष्मी व सावित्री पार्वती संगा । पार्वती अर्द्धांगी, शिवलहरी गंगा ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
पर्वत सोहैं पार्वती, शंकर कैलासा । भांग धतूर का भोजन, भस्मी में वासा ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
जटा में गंग बहत है, गल मुण्डन माला । शेष नाग लिपटावत, ओढ़त मृगछाला ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
काशी में विराजे विश्वनाथ, नंदी ब्रह्मचारी । नित उठ दर्शन पावत, महिमा अति भारी ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।
त्रिगुणस्वामी जी की आरति जो कोइ नर गावे । कहत शिवानंद स्वामी सुख संपति पावे ॥
जय शिव ओंकारा, ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा ।

Lord Shiva Aarti: Hindu Divine God Shiva Aarti in English

Shiva Aarti : Lord Shiva is know as powerful God and third one in Hindu trinity. He is the destroyer and  transformer of the world according to Hindu beliefs. Lord Shiva aarti is recite the kindness and divine power of  lord Shiva. It is sung by Hindus and devotee of Shiva all over the world.

Lord Shiva Aarti in English

Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l Bramha,Vishnu ,Sadashiv,Ardhangi Dhaara ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Ekaanan Chaturaanan Panchaanan Raje l Hansaanan Garudaasan Vrishvaahan Saaje ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Do Bhuj Chaar Chaturbhuj Dasamukh Ati Sohe l Trigun Rup Nirakhate Tribhuvan Jan Mohe ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
kshamaala Vanamaala Mundamaala Dhaari l Tripuraari Kansaari Kar Maala Dhaari ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Shvetambar Pitambar Baaghambar Ange l Sanakaadik Garunaadik Bhutaadik Sange ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Kar Ke Madhy Kamandalu Charka Trishuladhaari l Sukhakaari Dukhahaari Jagapaalan Kaari ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Bramha Vishnu Sadaashiv Jaanat Aviveka l Pranavaakshar Mein Shobhit Ye Tino Ekaa ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Lakshmi Va Saavitri Paarvati Sangaa l Paarvati Ardhaangi, Shivalahari Gangaa ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Parvat Sohe Parvati, Shankar Kailasa l Bhang Dhatur Ka Bhojan, Bhasmi Mein Vaasa ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Jataa Me Gang Bahat Hai, Gal Mundan Maala l Shesh Naag Lipataavat, Odhat Mrugachaala ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Kashi Me Viraaje Vishvanaath, Nandi Bramhchaari l Nit Uthh Darshan Paavat, Mahimaa Ati Bhaari ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l
Trigunasvamiji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Nar Gave l Kahat Shivanand Svami Sukh Sampati Pave ll
Jay Shiv Omkaara,Om Jay Shiv Omkaara l

Maa Kali Aarti: Goddess Kali Aarti in English

This Aarti is dedicated to maa Kali. It is sung by Hindus all over the world when they are praying maa Kali at there home or in the temple.In Hindu beliefs Goddess Kali is as powerful goddess all over.

Maa Kali Aarti in English

Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali Jai Durga Khappar Wali l
Tere Hi Gun Gayen Bharti,O Maiya Hum Sab Utare Teri Aarti ll
Tere Bhakt Jano Pe Mata Bheer Padi Hai Bhari l
Danav Dal Par Toot Pado Maa Karke Sinh Savar ll
Sou Sou Sinho Se Hai Balshali Hai Dus Bhujaon Wali l
Dukhion Ke Dukhde Niwarti,O Maiya Hum Sab Utare Teri Aarti ll
Maan Bête Ka Hai Is Jug Main Bada Hi Nirmal Nata l
Poot Kapoot Sune Hain Par Na Mata Suni Kumata ll
Sub Pe Karuna Darsane Wali Amrit Barsane Wali l
Dukhion Ke Dukhde Niwarti,O Maiya Hum Sab Utare Teri Aarti ll
Nahin Mangte Dhan Aur Daulat Na Chandi Na Sona l
Hum To Mange Tere Man Main Ek Chhota Sa Kona ll
Sub Ki Bigdi Banane Wali Laaj Bachane Wali l
Sathiyon Ke Sat Ko Sanvarti,O Maiya Hum Sab Utare Teri Aarti ll
Ambe Tu Hai Jagdambe Kali Jai Durga Khappar Wali l
Tere Hi Gun Gayen Bharti,O Maiya Hum Sab Utare Teri Aarti ll

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hindu God Shiva : Shiva The Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti

Lord Shiva meaning "auspicious one" is a major Hindu deity (God), and the Destroyer or transformer of the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Lord Shiva is very Powerful Gracious god also known as Bhola and many names. Shiva is usually worshipped in the abstract form of Shiva linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Apasmara Purusha, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of the dance. Lord Siva wears a deer in the left upper hand. He has Trident in the right lower arm and has fire and Damaru and Malu or a kind of weapon. He wears five serpents as ornaments. He wears a garland of skulls. He is pressing with His feet the demon Muyalaka, a dwarf holding a cobra. He faces south. Panchakshara itself is His body. He has three eyes in which two is simple but, third was powerful, believe in Hinduism that it can destroy whole world.

God Shiva had two wives namely as Ganga and Parwati. Ganapati and Kartikey was two son of Lord Shiva in which Ganapati was rider of Mouse (really mouse was demon, has lot of power but changed by Ganapati powers and Kartikey was rider of peacock.

Shiva body is looks like blue color due to once up on a time he drank a Halala poison for save world. So he also has known as “Neelkanth”. At last Shiva is deities in Hinduism and powerful gracious god, mostly specially people’s worshipped in month of August in Savan Somvar, has fast in this time as pray a lot.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Guru Purnima Festival 2010 - Ashadh Purnima

The Guru Purnima festival falls in the month of Ashadh of the Hindu Calender in the day of full moon and this year Ashadh Purnima falls on 25 July 2010. This is also known as Vyas purnima as this day is the day on which sage Veda Vyaasa who classified the Vedas, wrote the eighteen Puranas and the Mahabharat was born.

The Sanskrit ‘Gu’ means darkness or ignorance and ‘Ru’ refers to one who removes. Therefore the word Guru means one who removes darkness of our ignorance. Astrologically, Guru is represented by Jupiter. Guru is worshipped just like God is worshipped with flowers, fruits, incense and camphor. On the day the sacred worship of the Guru's Feet is performed. Many disciples also keep fast by taking only milk and fruits the whole day and take fresh resolves for spiritual progress on the auspicious occasion of Vyaasa Purnima.

In school’s student worshipped whole school department as a devotee. This is a devotion festival celebrated heartly in a year and known as Guru purnima Festival or Vyas Festival. So celebrate this with enjoy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shravan Month 2011 and Auspicious days in Shravan Month

Shravan Month or Sawan Mahina 2011 - Shravan month is a holiest Hindu month and dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva. This month has various festivals and auspicious days But, Monday is famous day in this time as People worshipped Lord Shiva (God of Hindus religion) and for this make fast (somvar vrat). The Shravana month in Hindu Religion calendar in North India will start at 16-july-2011 and ends on 13-august-2011 but in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka will start at 10 July and ends on 29 august.

Shravan Krishna Paksha start froam July 16, 2011 in Traditional North Indian Calendar and ends on July 30, 2011.

Shravan Shukla Paksha start from July 31 and ends on August 13, 2011.

Festivals and auspicious days in Shravan Mahina 2010 :-Shravan month is a type of festival very highly considered as auspicious time. People are devotee of Lord Shiva, therefore they do fast (Somvar vrat) and went to temple as a devotee, pray to Lord Shiva.

Hariyali Amavasya – July 30

Nag Panchami – August 4

Tulsi Das Jayanti – August 5

Raksha Bandan – August 13


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rudraksha -Eyes of Lord Shiva (Rudraksha)

The term Rudraksha mainly belong to lord Shiva eye [the eye of Rudra]. This Bead can help you to achieve what you want in your life like wealh, healhy mind, body and soul. Rudraksha Beads are found on the Rudraksha tree, this tree basicaly know as ELAEOCARPUS GANITRUS ROXB [Botanicaly Name]. It is also called bluebarry Beads.

Rudraksha Mainly found in south Eastern part of Asia and south asian Himalayan foothills range, Indonesia, New Guinea, Java bali and Kingdom of Nepal. It is mostly found found in Indonesia around 70% Rudraksha Tree and 25% in Nepal and 5% in other ares.

Rudraksha Mala mainly used in Hindu faith for prayers of Gods for thousands of years. Rudraksha Mala consist by 108 beads. It gives us sanctity to our mind, Body and soul. Rudraksha Beads have some verticale lines on the surface is called face or Mukhi and determine type of Mukhi. If Rudraksha have one verticale line is one faced or One Mukhi and tow line is tow faced or tow Mukhi Rudraksha. It comes from 1 to 108 faces and 2 to 21 faces rudraksha commonly available. 1 Faced rudraksha is rarly found in thousands of beads.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rudraksha FAQ - Can different faced Rudrakshas be worn at one time?

Rudraksha FAQ - Yes, a individual can wear different combinations of beads and the native will feel the energy of different rudraksha at the same time . To get the blessings of different planets and to get the benefits of different Rudrakshas one can wear Rudrakshas of different faces at one time. The importance of procuring and wearing 1 to 14 faced Rudrakshas all together is clearly defined in our Purana’s (the holy books on Indian Mythology).

You can make a combination of Rudrakshas as per his own choice or according to your need and priority, the astrologer decides it. There are some gems that can’t be worn together due to enmity and antagonism between the planets. But as Rudrakshas are the direct blessings of Lord Shiva, they are free from any illness or bad effects of any kind, so can be worn in any combination.

The Group of 1 to 14 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Sidha Rudraksha Yoga” and when Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is involved in the group of “Sidha Yoga” it becomes “Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The group of 1 to 21 Mukhi Rudraksha is known as “Indra Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”. The Group of “Tri Juti Rudraksha with Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is known as “Maha Param Sidha Rudraksha Yoga”.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Enlightenment - Experience of Enlightenment

Experience of Enlightenment: I'm not going to tell you that I'm enlightened. To do so is pointless and arrogant. I will, however, share with you what I have experienced and how it has come to define what I believe enlightenment is.

There are three aspects to your life. Three is a popular number in spirituality. The first and least of them is the form. Form is a representation of the idea. If you think of life like a screen play, fate is like the script, the mind is like the audience and the recorded film is the form. The images playing on your television are really just a representation of what has already been scripted. Just as your life, in it's form, is a representation of what was already written.

The second aspect is the mind or ego. This is the part of you that believes it is you. The part of you that is 'making the choices' and 'experiencing the form'. When a person reads a book or watches a movie and gets very involved, they experience the thoughts and emotions of the characters. That is precisely what the human mind or ego is. It's not a trick, not an accident, not something you can or should bother trying to 'destroy' or 'avoid'. It is there and will always be there. A projection of yourself into a role. The result of god or the void watching itself, watching the stories that make up it's being.

The final aspect is god, the void, the all, the flame, the sun. It's everything that ever was and ever will be. The details don't matter. All that matters is you understand NOTHING is separate from this. If you are a character in the story, the eternal flame is the book, the story, the author, the character and the reader. All in one. This aspect, the god aspect, is experiencing one fragment of itself through the story you perceive as you.

To summarize, you have the form, the mind which observes the form, and then god who observes the mind. Nothing observes god because nothing is separate from it.

What is enlightenment then? Enlightenment is tricky. People make it sound like an awakening but I no longer believe that's what it is. If it is an awakening, it is a scripted one. You see, because everything is already written ( fate ) and already exists ( god ) there is nothing to awaken from or to. Whatever is happening to you, whatever you experience, yourself, it's all as it is meant to be. So how can we stop being ourself? How can we let go of ego when our ego is as much a part of god as our thoughts are a part of us? The truth, at least my version of it, is a dual nature.

Enlightenment is comparable to a character in a story who realizes he or she is a character in a story. As you read the words "And he finally realized, he was nothing more than a character in a book. Playing out his fate as it was intended, unable to escape destiny. Everything he thought, believed, desired. It was only what he was written to think, written to believe, written to desire. There was no real 'him'. Nothing separating him from the story except the perception of you, the reader. But when he realized this, it made no difference, for even in this realization, he was only what he was written to be." What do you do with that? Imagine if right now I told you that everything you would ever think, feel and experience was already written. Including your awareness that everything you are experiencing is fated. Imagine that you knew for certain I was telling the truth. What could you do with this information? Nothing. Because you are nothing. I am nothing. We are nothing. There is no "aha!" moment where you break free from the bonds of illusion. You are the illusion, an infinite unavoidable illusion. A self-aware character in a book, who, no matter how hard he tries, can not stop doing or thinking what was written.

For a long time this will play games with you. You will feel as though there is a you above it all. A you that has one up on fate because you see it coming. But fate is always one step ahead, because every time you think you see past it, you are only seeing past yourself, precisely as fate intended.


What Is Yoga?

I realized after making my last post then when I mentioned "Yoga" most people would probably assume that means holding downward dog or warrior pose until the light of the all fills your heart. While this is technically a part of Yoga, it is a very small part. The poses are known as Asanas which are a portion of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga is one of the four main paths. You are meant to partake of all four paths in order to reach enlightenment. The four paths are as follows...

Raja Yoga - Meditative yoga, comprised of poses, breathing and meditations
Jnana Yoga - This is the philosophical study of the truth through contemplation and research
Bhakti Yoga - Praise of the all through worship, ritual and love
Karma Yoga - This is the 'work' we all do, the role we all play as individuals, live compassionately and in harmony with the all

As you can see, poses like the lotus are a small but valid part of what is truly called Yoga. Yoga is a spiritual path to enlightenment with four roads, all of which are meant to be traveled by the seeker simultaneously. The Bhagavad Gita explains how to walk these paths properly and what it means to be a pure yogi.

While Yoga, Buddhism or Hinduism may not be your forte, don't overlook them. Anything that can offer you a piece of the puzzle should be regarded as holy and sacred. Yoga most certainly without a doubt has lead many individuals to ascend to levels regarded as divine by humanity. It shouldn't be underestimated, it should be investigated.