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Friday, October 31, 2014

(10.1.30) Gopashtami - A Festival of cow Puja 2016

When is Gopashtami
In the year 2016 Gopashtani is on Tuesday, 08.11.2016.
Important things about Gopashtami - According to Nirnayaamrit and Koorm Puran -
(1)  Kartik Shukla Astami is known as Gopashtami.
(2) A cow is considered a sacred animal among the Hindu community. They call her mother.
(3) Cows were very dear to Lord Krishna.
(4) On Gopashtami the Hindus worship cows. It is believed that by worshiping cows, they get the blessings of cows. So they give cows bath ,decorate them with garlands,put a Tilak on their fore heads and worship them with Gandh and Pushpa , Parikrama is also taken around  the cows. Along with the cows the cowherds are also worshiped.
(5) In the evening when the cows come back from the pasture, people welcome them, salute them, do Panchapochaar Puja and put the dust on their own fore head as a Tilak with the belief that these activities bring them prosperity.

(Ref. - Vrat Parichay. page 145)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

(5.3.29) Sade Teen Muhurat / Sadhe Teen Muhurat

Saade Teen Muhurat / Saadhe Teen Muhurat 

As per Hindu calendar in a year, four Tithis are highly considered auspicious. These four Tithis are Chaitra Shukla Pratipada , Vaisakh Shukla Tritiya (Akshay Tritiya), Vijaya Dashami (Aashvin Shukla Dashmi) and Kartik Shukla Pratipada.Out of these four Tithis the first three Tithis are counted as full Muhuratas and the last one i. e. Kartik Shukla Pratipada is counted as a half Muhurat that is why these Muhuratas ase called Sadhe Teen Muhurat. These Sadhe Teen Muhuratas are Swayam Siddh Muhuratas or self proven Muhuratas. So on these four Tithis there is no need to consult the Panchang i.e. Panchang Shuddhi is not considered for starting any new task.  
The three and a half Muhurtas (sadhe Teen Muhurtas) are as follows-

Monday, October 27, 2014

(7.2.23) Vrind Ke Dohe / Dohe of Vrind (Page- Third)

Vrind ke Dohe / Kavi Vrind Ke Dohe 

(For other Dohes with Hindi Translation in Dev nagari script click here)
The poet Vrind is famous for his Dohes in Hindi literature  like other popular poets. His Dohes are full of the practical knowledge and experience of life.They are very popular among the persons who have literary taste.
His Dohes teach us practical knowledge and experience of life.They are educative and have proved very useful to readers. The language of Vrind is easy to comprehend but it has deep meaning which has indelible impression on the mind of the reader.
Besides already published, the following are some more Dohes composed by the Poet Vrind which we hope will be enjoyed by the visitors to this site.  
(1) Karai Buraai sukh Chahai, Kaise paavai koi.
Ropai birakhaa aak ko, Aam kahan te hoi.
Meaning in English - If some one grows a plant of Aak (आक) (a kind of a plant or a shrub), how can he hope to get mangoes from it? In the same way if some one commits bad deeds, how can he hope to get good results. In short, 'as you sow, so shall you reap.'
(2) Kaaraj dheere hot hai, Kaahe hot adheer.
Samay paay taruvar pharai, kaitik seenchou neer.
Meaning in English - The piece of work is accomplished in a due period by adopting a proper process so we must not be impatient to see the result of anything before due time. The trees do not bear fruits even if they are given too much water i. e. they (the trees) bear fruit only at the proper time.
(3) Kaise nibahai nibal jan, Kari sabalan soun  gair.
Jaise bas saagar vichai, Karat Magar soun bair.
Meaning in English - No animal can live happily in a sea if it has enmity with a crocodile. In the same way a weak person must not have the enmity with a strong person. It is not in his interest. It may cause him harm.
(4) Vidhyaa dhan udhyam binaa, Kaho ju paavai kaun.
Binaa dulaaye naa milai, jyon pankhaa kee paun.
Meaning in English - One cannot get air without moving a fan. In the same way one cannot get the wealth of knowledge (learning) without hard work.
(5) Hiye dusht ke badan tai, Madhur na nikasai baat.
Jaise karavee bel ke, Ko meetho phal khaat.
Meaning in English - A bitter fruit bearing creeper cannot bear (produce) sweet fruit.( We cannot hope to get sweet fruit from the creeper which bears bitter fruit.) In the same way the wicked person cannot speak sweet words. (We cannot hope to listen to sweet words from the mouth of a wicked person.)
(6) Ati saral na hoojiye, Dekho jyoun ban jaay.
Seedhe - seedhe chhediye, Baanko taru bach jaay.
Meaning in English - One must not be too simple, it may cause one harm. In the forest only the straight trees are cut down and crooked trees i.e. the trees which are not straight are not cut down. They ramain safe.
Note - For other Dohes of Vrind go to  - Page - First , Page - Second , Page - Third, Page - Fourth
Other posts you will like to read - 
(7.2.17) Vrind Kavi ke dohe
(7.2.16) Rahim ke dohe 
(7.2.19) Kavi Ghagh Ki Kahavaten 
(7.2.18) Bihari ke Dohe
(7.2.13) Kabir ke Dohe 
(7.2.14) Subhashitani
(7) Good spiritual articles
(7.2.21) Bhaddari ki Kahavaten
(7.2.22) Tulsidas ke Dohe

(10.3.64) Utpanna Ekadashi 2016

When is Utpanna Ekadashi 
Margsheersh Krishna  Ekadashi is known as Utpanna Ekadashi.
Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi :-
(1) The person who wants to observe Utpanna Ekadashi fast should get up early in the morning on Dashami Tithi, a day before Ekadashi. He should take a bath and perform his daily routine. He should have a single meal on Dashami Tithi.
(2)On Ekadashi, no meal is taken. (But if the health does not permit, one should take some fruits and milk.) In the night the Vrati should hear the religious discourses or read religious books.
(3)On Dwadashi Tithi, the Vrati should break the Vrat after feeding the Brahmins and giving them some Dan.
Importance of Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat:- 
Observing the fast on Utpanna Ekadashi washes away the sins of the Vrati. He comes out of the troubles as a result of this Vrat.
Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat story - 
In the Satyug there lived a demon named Mur, the son of Taaljanghakaa. He was extraordinarily brave and intelligent.He defeated Indra, the king of gods, and drove out all the gods from heaven. They were distressed  and went to Lord Shiva to seek His help. Lord Shiva advised the gods to go to Lord Vishnu to seek His help. At the advice of Lord Shiva, the gods went to Lord Vishnu. With folded hands they prayed to Lord Vishnu and told Him what had happened to them  and requested Him to help them and protect them from him (the demon Mur).
Lord Vishnu attacked Mur and defeated him. Mur ran away. Lord Vishnu saw Mur running. He (Vishnu) entered a cave at Badrika Ashram to take rest there. Mur was still angry with Vishnu and wanted to kill Him. So he went into the cave in which Vishnu was sleeping. Just then a beautiful maiden came out from Vishnu's body. She attacked Mur and killed him. Lord Vishnu woke up,saw all this  and blessed her (the maiden)by saying," As you have been created from my body so hence forth you will be known as Utpanna and you will be able to remove the problems of  the gods as well as human beings.The persons who worship you, will get salvation and be free from sins and attain Vaikunth." Getting this boon she disappeared.This divine maiden is called as Utapanna Ekadashi.
Sudama, a poor Brahmin,  with his wife observed the fast on Utappna Ekadashi and got rid of all his distress, poverty etc.  and became prosperous.
'' wishes you and your family a very happy Utpanna Ekadashi.
"May this Utpanna Ekadashi fulfill your wishes and bring you joy, peace and prosperity!"
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Friday, October 24, 2014

(10.3.63) Vaikunth Chaturdashi 2016

When is Vaikunth Chaturdashi 
In the year 2016 Vaikunth Chaturdashi is on Sunday, 13.11.2016.
Important things about Vaikunt Chaturdasi -
(1) Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi  is known as Vaikunth Chaturdashi .
(2) Observing fast on Vaikunth Chaturdashi is considered very fruitful.
(3) The Vrati should get up early in the Brahm Muhurat and take bath .After bathing the Vrati should worship Vishveshari and Vishveshar and observe fast.
(4) It is believed that the person who observes Vrat on vaikunt Chaturdashi  gets the place in Vaikunt.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

(14.5.2) Ashta Lakshmi / Eight forms of goddess Lakshmi

Lakshmi / Laxmi is known as the Divine spouse (consort) of Lord Vishnu.She is the goddess of wealth, prosperity and good fortune. Goddess Lakshmi has eight forms. It is believed that these forms of goddess Lakshmi fulfill the wishes of the persons who worship them with full faith and devotion. The eight forms of Lakshmi are as follows -
1. Aadi Lakshmi
2. Dhan Lakshmi
3. Dhaanya Lakshmi
4. Gaj Lakshmi
5. Santaan  Lakshmi
6. Veer Lakshmi
7.Vidhyaa Lakshmi
8. Vijay Lakshmi
In some scriptures the eight forms of Lakshmi are as follows -
1. Aadhya Lakshmi
2. Vidhyaa Lakshmi
3. Soubhaagya Lakshmi
4. Amrit Lakshmi
5. Kaam Lakshmi
6. Satya Lakshmi
7. Bhog  Lakshmi
8. Yog Lakshmi
At the time of Lakshmi Puja, chant the following eight names of goddess Lakshmi by offering Her rice and flower -
1. Aum Aadhya Lakshmyai Namah  (ॐ आद्य लक्ष्म्यै नमः ), 2. Aum Vidhyaa Lakshmyai Namah 3. Aum Soubhaagya Lakshmyai Namah ,4. Aum Amrit Lakshmyai Namah , 5. Aum Kaam Lakshmyai Namah , 6. Aum Satya Lakshmyai Namah , 7. Aum Bhog Lakshmyai Namah , 8. Aum Yog Lakshmyai Namah .
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(14.5.2) Ashta Lakshmi

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

(13.4.1) Lakshmi Puja Samagri / Diwali Pujan items

The list of the  items or Samagri or material is given below -
- One Thali for putting Puja items
- A Paataa made of wood for putting the picture of goddess Lakshmi.
- A Lotha full of water
- A kalash made of clay
- Two coconuts
- Five Supari
- Two garlands
- A few flowers
- Gur (molasses)
- Prasad (in the form of sweet)
- Fruit
- Rice
- Moong
- Two Deepak (earthen lamp)
- Kumkum
- Mauli
- Ornaments
- Change (a few coins)
- Lavang
- Ilaaichee
- Ghee
and the most required things are worshiper's faith, devotion and  reverence to goddess Lakshmi.
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Monday, October 20, 2014

(6.2.21) Adhik Maas Legend

Adhik Maas Legend

According to Bhavishya Puran, it is said that once Mal Maas felt sad and went to Lord Vishnu and said, "O Lord, all the Tithis, Nakshtras, months etc have their own lords but I have not been assigned any God/Lord. No auspicious work is done during me. Everybody dishonours me. I am so much distressed that I want to die. I have come to you to have Your  shelter.
Lord Vishnu took pity on Mal Maas / Adhik Maas and said, " O, Mal maas, I understand your distress. I assign you my name, Henceforth you will be known as Purushottam Maas."
Lord Vishnu Further said that the good deeds, Jap,Tap and Charity etc. done during this month (Mal Maas) would certainly be very fruitful. Hearing it Mal Maas felt pleased and was satisfied. Since then this Adhik Maas or Adhi Maas or Mal Maas or Malimluch Maas is called and known as Purushottam Maas and has got more importance than any other Month. People read religious books, observe fast, give donations and do Jap -Tap, Havan etc.during Adhik Maas.
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(6.2.20) When is/ was Adkhik Maas

Adhik Maas

What is Adhik Maas ?
In the Hindu lunar calendar there comes an extra or an additional month every third year. This additional month is known as Adhik Maas. The other names for Adhik Maas are Purushottam Maas/ Mal Maas etc. ( For More detail click here)

When is Adhik Maas in the year 2015 ?
Aashadh is the Adhik Maas in Vikram Samwat 2072.

1. Shuddha Maas or Pure Maas dates are as follow :-
A. First Aashadha Krishna Paksh from Pratipada to Amavasya i.e. from 3 June 2015 to 16 June, 2015.
B. Second Aashadha shukla Paksh from Pratipada to Purnima i.e. from 17 July, 2015 to 31 July,  2015.
Note - All the auspicious activities and Vrat and festivals which come in the month of Aashadh are celebrated during the period given above.

2. Mal Maas - 
First Aashadha Sukla Paksh from Pratipada to Purnima and second Aashadha Krishan Paksh from Pratipada to Amlavashya i.e. from 17 June, 2015 to 16 July, 2015 will be considered  as Mal Maas.
Note- No auspicious activities are done nor any religious celebrations are observed during this period.
The table showing Adhik Maas from 2001 AD to 2042 AD-
Year    Ashik Maas     Vikram Samwat
2001     Ashvin                 2058
2004     Shravan               2061
2007     Jyeshtha              2064
2010     Vaisakh               2067
2012     Bhadrapad           2069
2015     Aashadhh            2072
2018     Jyeshtha              2075
2020     Aashvin               2077
2023     Shravan               2080
2026     Jyeshtha               2083
2029     Chaitra                 2086
2031     Bhadrapad            2088
2034     Aashadh               2091
2037    Jyeshtha                2094
2039    Aashvin                 2096
2042     Shravan                2099
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(10.1.29) Amla Navami 2016

Amla Navami

When is Amla Navami in 2016 ?
In the year 2016 Amla Navami  is on Wednesday, 09.11.2016

Important things about Amla Navami :-
1. Kartik shukla Navami is known as the Amla Navami. The other names for this Navami are Aksaya Navami, Khusmaand Navami and Dhatri Navami.
2. Amla Navami has a very significant place in the Hinduism. It is considered a sacred Tithi. Giving donations and doing religious activities is said to very auspicious and favourable result oriented.
3. Amla Puja- On Kartik Shukla Navami, the people should take bath early in the morning and do shodashopachar or Panchopachar Puja of Amla tree. While worshiping they should face east. They should offer milk to the Amla tree, light a Ghee Deepak near the tree, perform Aarti and then go 108 times around the tree.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

(10.4.7) Bhairava Jayanti 2016

When is Bhairav Jayanti ?
In the year 2016 Bhairav Jayanti is on Monday, 21 November, 2016.
Important Things about Bhairav Jayanti :-
1. According to Hindu calendar Margshirsha Krishna Ashtami is known as Bhairav Jayanti. The other names for this  Bhairva Jayanti are  Kaal Bhairav Jayanti, Kaal Bhairav Ashtami Kaalaashtami.
2. It is believed that god Bhairava is the Rudraavataar of Lord Shiva.
3. The Vahan (vehicle) of Bhaeava is a dog.
4. God Bhairav fulfills the desires of the persons who worship him with full devotion and make them free from their sins if any.
5. The Puja of God Bhairava and observation of fast on Bhairav Jayanti fill the person with determination and keep him physically and mentally fit.God Bhairava saves the person from untimely death who follows the religious rules and observes social decorum. 
6. The chanting of the following Mantra removes the negativity, troubles, everyday problems and enmity.
 It is helpful in winning the court cases.  
The mantra is :-
 "ॐ  ह्रीं बटुकाय आपदुद्धारणाय कुरु कुरु बटुकाय ह्रीं। "
(Aum Hreem Batukaay Aapaduddhaaranaay kuru kuru Batukaay Hreem.)

(10.4.6) Kalashtami/ Kaalaashtami/ Kaal Bhairvashtami 2016

Kalashtami/ Kaalaashtami/ Kaal Bhairvashtami

When is Kalaashtami ?
In the year 2016 Kaalaashtami is on Monday, 21 November, 2016.
Important Things about Kaalaashtami :-
1. According to Hindu calendar Margshirsha Krishna Ashtami is known as Kaalaashtami. The other names for this Ashtami are Bhairva Jayanti, Kaal Bhairav Jayanti, Kaal Bhairav Ashtami.
2. It is believed that god Bhairava is the Rudraavataar of Lord Shiva.
3. God Bhairav fulfills the desires of the persons who worship him with full devotion and make them free from their sins if any.
4. The Puja of God Bhairava and observation of fast on Kaalaashtami fill the person with determination and keep him physically and mentally fit.
5. The chanting of the following Mantra removes the negativity, troubles, everyday problems and enmity.
6. It is helpful in winning the court cases.  
The mantra is :-
 "ॐ  ह्रीं बटुकाय आपदुद्धारणाय कुरु कुरु बटुकाय ह्रीं। "
(Aum Hreem Batukaay Aapaduddhaaranaay kuru kuru Batukaay Hreem.)

(10.1.28) Labh Panchami 2016

Labh Panchami

When is Labh Panchami in 2016 ?
In the year 2016 Labh Panchami is on Saturday, 05.11.2016.

Important Things about Labh Panchami -
1.Kartik shukla Panchami is known as Labh Panchami. This Panchami is also known as Saubhaaya Panchami.
2.In some parts of India Labh Panchami is considered highly auspicious and benefit giving and for opening new business. This day is also considered fruitful for the businessmen. They perform  Pooja of the new ledgers. 
3.Businessmen believe that if they do good business  on this day, it is the indication of bringing good returns through out the year. So they book orders and supply the items on this day.
4.Businessmen worship goddess Lakshmi for material benefit and the students and scholars worship Saraswati to get knowledge. People worship holy books and other books to seek right knowledge which can lead them from ignorance to the knowledge of light.
Other Posts you will like to read -
(10.1.25) Gyan Panchami

(10.1.26) Pandana  Panchami

(10.1.28) Labh Panchami 

Friday, October 17, 2014

(5.2.29) Kartika Shukla Pratipada 2017

Kartik Shukla Pratipada / Important things about Kartik Shukla Pratipada / Kartik Shukla Pratipada - Swyam Siddh Muhurat or self proven Muhurat

When is Kartika Shukla Pratipada in 2017
In the year 2017 Kartika Shukla Pratipada is on Friday, 20.10.2017.
Important things about Kartika Shukla Pratipada - 
(1) Kartika Shukla Pratipada is included in one of the Sadhe Teen Muhurats, Swayam siddh Muhurat (Self Proven Muhurat)  for starting a new business or for buying a new vehicles etc. or Griha Pravesh or constructing a new house etc.if proper Muhurat for any of these events is not available.
(2) On this day  new year begins in Gujrat and some other parts of India. So this Tithi is considered as important as Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is.
(3) Govardhan Pooja  is celebrated on kartik shukla pratipada. On this day Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Parvat on His little finger and saved the people of Braj from the heavy rain fall caused by Indra.  
In the memory of this event in the morning people make mounds of cow dung(it is the symbol of Govardhan Parvat ), they decorate them with flowers and worship them. 

(5.2.28) Chaitra Shukla Pratipada 2017

When is Chaitra Shukla Pratipada in 2017
In the year 2017 Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is on Tuesday, 28.March,.2016
Important things about Chaitra Shukla Pratipada - 
> Chaitra Shukla Pratipada has a specific importance for the Hindus. They celebrate it as a special day.
> Chaitra Shukla Pratipada is included in one of the Sadhe Teen Muhurats,  the Swayam siddh Muhurat (Self Proven Muhurat)    for starting a new business or for buying a new vehicles etc. or Griha Pravesh or constructing a new house etc.
> On this day Hindu new year begins.
> Lord Brahma began his creation on Chaitra Shukla Pratipad. So this day is considered as the day of creation and enthusiasm.
> Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Matsya on this day.
> This day is also known as the beginning of Vikram Samwat.
> Basant Navratra begins on this day.
> In Maharastra this day is celebrated as the festival of Gudi Padawa.
> In Andhra Pradesh and Karnatak this day is celebrated as Ugadi festival.
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(13.2.11) Saat Sukh / What are the Seven Pleasures

What are the Seven worldly Pleasures ?

This world is full of pains and pleasures. These two things are not under  the  control of any person. Then who controls them ? The answer to this question is not easy to find because these things depend upon many factors. But it is a fact that these two i.e. pains and pleasures play a vital role in making one's life pleasant and unpleasant.
Here under is the list of the seven pleasures which make our life worth living -
1. Healthy body - The first and foremost pleasure is having good health. Good health includes physical as well as mental health. If a person is physically and mentally healthy, only then he / she can enjoy other things of the world.
2. Prosperity - The second pleasure is having wealth and prosperity.
3. A virtuous wife - The third pleasure is having a good and a virtuous wife. A virtuous wife turns a house into a home.
4. An obedient son - The fourth pleasure is having an obedient son.
5. A good home - The fifth pleasure is having a good home to live in.
6. Good neighbours - The sixth pleasure is having  good neighbours.
7. Good friends - The seventh pleasure is having good and sincere friends.
Otherwise there is a long list of griefs to face.
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7-1-1 Abraham Lincoln's Letter to His Son's Teacher
7-1-2 On the Conduct of Life (Hazlitt's Letter toHis Son)
(7.1.3) My Opinion about My Father
(7.1.2) Risk
(7.1.5) Qualities of a Happy Life
7.1.6 Yaksh Prashna ( A Story From Mahabharat )
(7.1.7) Seven Spiritual Questions and their Answers
(7.1.8) Qualities of a noble friend 

Monday, October 13, 2014

(7.2.22) Tulsidas Ke Dohe / Dohe of Tulsidas

Tulsidas was a great saint, poet, philosopher and reformer.He wrote the great epic Ramcharitmanas which was originally composed by the great poet Valmiki by the name of Ramayan so Tulsidas is believed to be the incarnation of Valmiki.Besides Ramcharitmanas Tulsidas also wrote Dohavali, Gitavali, Vinay Patrika, Hanmanchalisa etc. Here under are some of his Dohe, Chhand, Chaupai etc.-
 (1) Udaaseen ari meet hit sunat jarahin khal reeti.
(Baalkaand- Dohaa -4)
Meaning in English - The wicked burn with jealousy as they hear of others' welfare, be they his friends, foes or neutrals.
(2) Bhalo bhalaaihee pai lahai(लहइ)  nichaaihi neechu.
Sudhaa saraahia (सराहिअ) amaratan garal sareehia meechu.
(Baalkaand - Dohaa -5)
Meaning in English - Of course, a good man has a bias for goodness alone, while a vile person is prone to vilenerss. While nectar is praised for immortalizing virtue, poison is extolled for its deadly effects.
(3) Ripu tejasee akel api laghu kari gania (गनिअ) na  taahu . 
Ajahun det dukh rabi sasihi sir avaseshit raahu.
Meaningin English - A spirited foe, even though left alone, should not be lightly regarded. The demon Rahu, who has nothing left  of him but his head, is able to torment both the sun and moon even to this day.
7.2.22/13.10.14 Dohe of Tulsi das / Tulsi das ke dohe
4 . Sachiva, baid, gur teen juan, priya bolahin bhaya aash.
Raajdharm tan teeni kar, hoi begiheen naas.
(sundarkand, Doha-37)
Meaning - When a minister, a physician and a religious preceptor - these three use pleasing words from fear or hope of reward, the result is that dominion, health and faith all the three forthwith go to the dogs.
5. Kaam, krodh, mad, lobh, sab naath narak ke panth.
Sab parihari raghubeerahi bhajahu bhajahin jehi sant.
(Sundarkand, Doha- 38)
Meaning - Lust, Anger, Vanity and Covetousness are all paths leading to hell. Abjuring all these adore the hero of Raghu's line, whom saints worship.
6. Preeti, Birodh, Samaan san, Karia (करिअ ) Neeti asi aahi.
Jaun mrigapati badh medukanhi bhal ki kahai (कहइ ) kou (कोउ) taahi.
(Lankakand, Doha-23)
Meaning - Make friends or enter into the hostilities only with your equals, this is a sound maxim to follow. If a lion were to kill frogs, will any one speak well of him?
7. Phal bhaaran nami bitap sab rahe bhoomi niaraai (निअराइ).
Par upkaaree purush jimi navahin susanpati paai(पाइ ).
(Arayankaand ,Doha-40)
Meaning - Weighed down with the load of their fruits, all the fruit trees well - nigh touched the ground, even as benevolent souls grow all the more humble on getting a large fortune.
8. Kaam, Krodh, Lobhaadi mad (मद ) prabal moh kai dhaari.
Tinha, mahan ati daarun dukhad maayaroopi naari.
(Arayankaand - Doha-43)
Meaning - Lust, anger, greed, pride etc. Constitute the most powerful army of ignorance. But among them all the fiercest and the most troublesome is that incarnation of maayaa ( the Lord's deluding potency ) called woman.
Other Posts you will like to read -
(7.2.17) Vrind Kavi ke dohe
(7.2.16) Rahim ke dohe 
(7.2.19) Kavi Ghagh Ki Kahavaten 
(7.2.18) Bihari ke Dohe
(7.2.13) Kabir ke Dohe 
(7.2.14) Subhashitani
(7) Good spiritual articles
(7.2.22) Tulsidas ke Dohe

Friday, October 10, 2014

(10.3.62) Ahoi Ashtami Vrat 2016

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat - A Vrat for well being and long life of sons

When is Ahoi Ashtami in 2016
In the year 2016 Ahoi Ashtami is on Saturday, 22.10.2016.
Important things about Ahoi Ashtami -
1. Kartik Krishna Ashtami is known as Ahoi Ashtami.
2. Ahoi Ashtami Puja and Vrat is very popular in North India.
3. Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is observed by the Hindu women for the well being and long life of their sons.
4. For Ahoi Mata Puja a picture is drawn on the wall or a ready made painted picture is placed on a Paataa made of wood. A Lotha full of water is also placed near the Paataa.This Lotha is worshiped just like that of a Kalash. Then Ahoi Mata is worshiped with Roli, Chanwal, Doodh and Bhaat. After it stories related to Ahoi Mata are told and heard. After Puja the Vrati women touch the feet of their mother in laws and give Arghya to the moon and then they break their fast.
5. It is believed that by doing Puja of Ahoi Mata and observing Vrat, Ahoi Mata is pleased with the women and give their children long life.
"May Ahoi Mata bless you and your children !"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

(10.1.27) Chhat Puja Celebration/ Surya Shasthi 2016

Chatt Puja Celebration (Surya Shasthi)

Chhat Puja is also known as Surya Shasthi or Daalaa Chhat. This Chhat Puja festival begins on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends on Kartik Shukla Saptami.

When is chhat Puja festival in 2016?
In the year 2016 Chhat Puja festival dates are as follows -
1. First Day - This is the day of bathing and eating.
2. Second Day - This is the day of fasting.
3. Third Day - This is the day of saandhya Arghya. They offer arghya to the Sun God in the Evening.
4. Fourth Day - This the the day of Suryoday Arghya and Paaranaa or breaking the fast.

Why is Chhat Puja Celebrated  ?
Chhat Puja festival is celebrated to worship the Sun god or Surya Dev. Besides Surya Dev Goddess Shasthi is also worshiped with great devotion.

The Importance of Chhat Puja -
Shashti is beloved to be the form of goddess Durga. Shasthi Puja and vrat is observed for longevity and getting a good son.

Where is Chhat Puja Celebrated ?
Chhat Puja is mainly the festival of Bihar, Jharkhand and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The people celebrate this festival with great devotion and faith.

(10.1.26) Pandava Panchami (Festival) 2016

Pandava Panchami (Festival)

When is Pandava Panchami in 2016 ?
In the year 2016 Pandava Panchami is on Saturday, 05.11.2016.
Important things about Pandava Panchami.
1. Kartik shukla Panchami is known as Pandava Panchami.
2. Pandava Panchami is related to the event of exile of Pandavas after Yudhishthir's defeat in the game of dice.
According to the strict terms and conditions of the dice game, the loser had to live 12 years in exile and in the thirteenth year he had to live in disguise.
At the fixed time the game was played and Yudhishthir lost it. Yudhishthir, with his four brothers and Draupadi, went to forest. In the thirteen year of disguise, the Pandava got employment in the palace of king Virat. Thus Pandavas completed twelve years in the forest and one year that was the thirteenth year, in disguise.
3. On Kartik shukla Panchami the Pandavas completed their thirteen years successfully that's why this Panchami is known as Pandava Panchami.
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(10.1.25) Gyan Panchami (Festival) 2016

Gyan Panchmi (Festival)

When is Gyan Panchmi ?
In the year 2016, Gyan Panchmi is on Saturday, 05.11.2016.

Important things about Gyan Panchami -
1. Kartik Shukla Pnachmai is known as Gyan Panchami.
2. Gyan Panchami is an important festival of the Jain Community. They celebrate Gyan Panchami to get more wisdom and true knowledge. It is only the knowledge which makes the person different from the others. Many people of Jain Community observe fast on this Panchami.
3. On this day the students and the scholars pray to get the knowledge. They also honour the books related to knowledge and religion.
4. Gyan is the third eye, through which one can judge the difference between right and wrong and true and false. So this is the day to pray and to do worship to get the right knowledge which can lead one from darkness to light.
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(10.3.1/3) Karva Chauth - Puja Samagri / Pooja items

Puja Samagri / Puja material / Puja items for Karva Chauth Pujan

Karva Chauth festival / Vrat has a great importance for  the Hindu women in north part of India. On this day the women observe fast and pray for well being and long life of their husbands. For Puja they use Puja items. The items for Puja differ from place to place and area to area. Here under is the list of the Puja Samagri which is commonly used while doing Puja -
1. Pictures of Lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Kartikeya and god Ganesh.
2. A Karavaa or Karva (a pot made of clay) which is an essential item for Puja.
3. A book of stories related to Karva Chauth.(Usually stories are told by some woman, and not read out so to have this book is optional)
4. A Pooja Thali to put all the Puja material.
5. A sieve ( through which the woman have the Darshan of the moon when it rises)
6. A bowl full of sugar which is placed on the Karva.
7. A piece of cloth for blouse which is placed on the bowl full of sugar.
8. A few coins.
Other Posts you will like to read -
(10.3.1) Karva Chauth - the festival of Suhaag and Soubhaagya.
(10.3.1/2) Karva Chauth - Legends or stories .

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

(10.3.1/2) Karva Chauth - Legends or stories

Karva Chauth story 

Karva Shauth is a festival of faith and devotion. The Hindu women observe fast on this day for the longevity of their husbands. The legends or stories related to this festival and Vrat are as follows -
Story related to Karva Chauth -
The story of Veervati
A Ved Pathi Brahmin of Shakprasthpur had a daughter. Her name was Veervati.  After her marriage , she kept fast on Karva Chauth. She was at her parents' house. According to the ritual, the woman must take her food after  the moon has risen. But she suffered severe thirst and hunger. Her brother could not bear to see his sister in such distress. So he let off fire works behind a Peepal tree which seemed as if the moon had risen. The sister mistook it for the  moon and broke her fast. As a result of it, her husband got invisible. Veervati became sad. Then she kept the Chaturthi Vrat for twelve months and got her husband back.
(Reference - Vrat Parichay page 132 )

( Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth - Rituals and facts

Kartik Krishna Chaturthi is known as Karva chauth or Karwa Chauth or Karva Chaturthi. Here under are given the important things , rituals and facts related to Karva Chouth -
(1) The festival of Karva Chauth is very popular and celebrated in the north and the west parts of India.
(2) 'Karva' is an earthen pot which is an essential thing for puja and 'Chauth' is the Chaturthi tithi in the Hindu calander. So this festival is known as Karva Chauth.
(3) Karva Chauth is also known as Karak Chaturthi.
(4) The married women observe fast on this day for safety, longevity and prosperity of their husbands.
(5) In the evening women wear beautiful clothes and ornaments and apply Mehandi.
(5) They gather at the place of Puja.They worship lord Shiva, goddess Parvati, Kartikey and Ganesh and Chandrama (the moon).
(6) Legends or stories related to Karva Chauth are told and heard. Usually an elder women tells these stories.
(7) The women pray for good health and long life of their husbands.
(8) After Pooja when the moon rises, the Vrati women have the Darshan of the moon through a sieve and offer Arghya to it.
(9) After it they break the Vrat.
' wishes you a very happy Karva Chauth !'
Other Posts you will like to read -
(10.3.1) Karva Chauth - the festival of Suhaag and Soubhaagya.
(10.3.1/2) Karva Chauth - Legends or stories .
(10.3.1/3) Karva Chauth - Puja Samagri / Puja items 

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