What is Dhanur masam and it’s significance

What is Dhanur masam and it's significance Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hindu Sanatana Dharma has always been right. If we follow the Hindu Sanatana Dharma as prescribed as per our grantas (Divine books), we will definitely earn both material and spiritual benefits for both long and short term. Each of the masam (month) of Hindu calendar is auspicious and is dedicated to perform one or more particular ceremonies, rituals, customs, practices, etc. Hindu Sanatana Dharma is the most diversified structure of thought marked by various divine philosophies and shared methodology, rituals, pilgrimage sites, concepts, cosmological systems, etc. Also Hindu Sanatana Dharma has the shared textual sources that discuss Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Puranas, Temple building, Yoga, Yagna, etc. Most importantly the Hindu Sanatana Dharma include the 'Chatur Puruṣārthas' (Four Purusharthas) as given below: The correct and required goals and / or aims of 'manushya jaati' (Human life) are: 1. Dharma (Duties as prescribed in Hindu grantas), 2. Artha...
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What is Deepawali, significances, full explanation

What is Deepawali, significances, full explanation

What is Deepawali, significances, full explanation Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Firstly, on dwadashi it is called Jala / Neeru poorna dwadashi (to segregate water). This is popularly called as Jala poorana dwaadashi or water filling festival.   What is this?  ‘Neeru’ means water (jala) and the tradition of physically cleaning and refilling the container. This cleaning is done to remove all dirt, evil and inauspicious things before the entry of Sri Maha Lakshmi Devi during Diwali day. This is done on Ashwayuja Krishna trayOdashi (taking bath on trayOdashi, while to segregate the water on dvaadashi, that is one day before trayOdashi). This is popularly called as Jala poorana trayOdashi / festival of segregating the water on thirteenth day. On Ashwayuja Krishna trayodashi, we have to do the Ganga pooja. We have to clean the haNDa (a big pot).   Of course, now a days, we are rarely seeing haNDa, those who are not having haNDa, they have to clean their geyser, boiler,...
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What is Akshaya Tritiya correct meaning & Significances

What is Akshaya Tritiya correct meaning & Significances

What is Akshaya Tritiya correct meaning & Significances Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Akshaya Tritiya falls on the greatest and only correct calendar on the earth called "Panchanga" on the "Vaishaka maasa", "Shukla Paksha", "Tritiya Divasa / Tithi". First let us under the meaning of the words "Akshaya" and "Tritiya". Akshaya = Something which is long lasting. Something which is of high importance. Some people explain it as immortal.  But nothing is immortal in the unlimited universe other than Bhagavan Sri Hari himself.  Tritiya = Third day of the Vaishaka maasa, Shukla paksha. Anything which is done or started on this day will last long and really long.   But if somebody does the same on greed purpose, then it is of no use.  Just like people buy gold jewellery on this day.  Yes off-course it is very good to buy gold, but again everything depends on our earlier karmas.   The gains and loses is decided by Sri Lakshmipati as...
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What is Ratha saptami and it’s significances

What is Ratha saptami and it’s significances

What is Ratha saptami and it's significances Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu and Lord Surya Deva blessings to you and your family! Ratha Saptami When Bhagavan Vishnu wished to give light to the whole universe, an effulgence emanated from his being resulting into the creation of 'Surya' (The Sun). The whole universe became illumined with Surya's radiance and all the deities dwelling within the body of Bhagavan Narayana expressed their gratitude.  Initially, unbearable heat emanated from 'Surya', causing great discomfort to the deities. But later Bhagavan Narayana reduced it to bearable limit at the request of the deities.  Surya had manifested himself on the auspicious day of 'saptami' (the seventh day) hence this particular day became deeply associated with the worship of Surya.  Ratha Saptami marks the seventh day following the Sun’s northerly movement (Uttarayana) of vernal equinox starting from Capricorn (Makara).  It is symbolically represented in the form of the Sun God Surya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses, with Aruna...
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What is Mahalay Shraddh, Pitru paksh, correct information

What is Mahalay Shraddh, Pitru paksh, correct information

What is Mahalay Shraddh, Pitru paksh, correct information Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Meaning of Mahalaya Shraddha Pitru Paksha 15 days from Bhadrapada bahuLa paadya until amaavasya period is known as 'Pitru Paksha' maasa. All the 'Shraddhadhikari' (all who have lost their fathers), who do the 'Shraddha', for such type of 'Shraddhadhikaris' Pitrus will give blessings like jnana (knowledge), bhakti (devotion), wealth and others.  And for people who don't do the Shraddha, 'Shraddhadhikari' will give shaapa (curse). With the shaapa (curse) of Pitrus, there won't be any 'vamsha's abhivruddhi' (family's further development / means it may be difficult to get children). According to the Great Epic Mahabharata, after the death of Karna, he didn't get proper food to eat in Svargaloka. But instead he was given gold, silver, ornaments etc. But Karna was in need of food. After this, Karna asks to Sri Indra Deva that "why I am not getting food, even though I have...
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What is Adhik maas, correct meaning and story

What is Adhik maas, correct meaning and story

What is Adhik maas, correct meaning and story Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! 'अधिक मास' (Adhika Maasa) falls on the trayodhashi maasa (thirteenth month) in a calendar year as per the Lunar calendar, i.e., 'चन्द्रमाना रीत्या' (Chandramana reetya).  (This is not followed by those who are follow the 'सौरमान पंचांग' (Solar Calender), i.e., 'सौरमान रीत्या' (Sourmaana reetya). As per 'चन्द्रमाना रीत्या' (Chandramaana reetya), we have 354 days in a calendar year.  Whereas as per 'सौरमान रीत्या' (Souramana reetya, that is Solar Calendar) we have 365 days per year.  Thus, there is a difference of 11 days between 'सौरमान रीत्या' (Sourmana reetya) and 'चन्द्रमाना रीत्या' (Chandramana reetya). So, these difference of 11 days of extra days will be added once in 33 months (32 months, 16 days, and 4 ghalige to be precise).  Thus, that there is an extra 29 or 30 days in that particular year.  This concept of adding one extra month after every 33 months is known as 'अधिक मास' / 'Adhika Maasa'. States like in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat,...
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What are the names of Hindu festivals, dates with details

What are the names of Hindu festivals, dates with details

What are the names of Hindu festivals, dates with details Namaste friends, how are your doing today? Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! Hindu Sanatana Dharma is just amazing. We have festivals throughout the year. Starting from Chaitra masam upto Phalguna masam, we will be celebrating utsavs for entire year. All the Hindu festivals are celebrated all over India and few other parts of the world with great bhakti, pomp and grandeur.   On the Hindu festivals' days, the deity of Bhagavan Sri Krishna / Sri Hari / Sri Rama is decorated in great magnificent dresses as the avatars of Sri Hari like Sri Mastya, Sri Kurma, Sri Varaha, Sri Narasimha, Sri Vamana, Sri Parashurama, Sri Rama, Sri Krishna etc.  Bhagavan Sri Krishna decorated as Arjuna's charioteer (that is as Sri Partha Sarati) is especially very attractive and eye-catching to view. Bhagavan Sri Krishna temples is a hive of activity throughout the 12 months of the years (that is on all the 365 days,...
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What is Holi and meaning of Kaam dahan correct story

What is Holi and meaning of Kaam dahan correct story

What is Holi and meaning of Kaam dahan correct story Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Lord Shiva and Bhagavan Sri Vishnu blessings to you and your family! First let us under, what is Holi? Holi represents the Festival of colors.  It is celebrated on the poornima / full moon day, that is in phalguna maasa / month every year. It is popularly called as “Kaama dahana”. It is the day on which Mano niyamaka (controller of mana / mind) Lord Shiva burnt Sri Kaama Deva with his third eye. Now, let us know that correct story according to our Puranas: Once "The Kailasavaasi Mano Niyamaka' Deva that is, Lord Shiva was in deep tapas, had lost all his interest in the love and thus all material likings had stopped in him.  All the Devatagan in anxiety approached Sri Kaama Deva (deity of love), who fired an arrow of love at Lord Shiva. Thus Lord Shiva tapas was disturbed and opened his third eye on his forehead...
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What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting

What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting

What is Ekadashi fasting meaning and importance | Why one should fast only on Ekadashi? | Why Ekadashi is considered auspicious | What is the relationship between science and Ekadashi fasting Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family! Let us learn the full details about the Great Ekadashi: “Hari din / Day of Hari – Ekadashi upavasa / fasting” Namaste mitragan / friends, first let us know the meaning of "Upavasa" – “Upavasa” means, one should stay away from the banned things and should always think and do only the works which will make Sri Vishnu / Sri Hari / Sri Krishna / Sri Raama happy.   The bhoga (luxury, lust etc) things should not be used in any way at all on the GREAT Ekadashi Upavasa day.  When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - When does the GREAT Ekadashi Vrata starts - Ekadhashi Vrata begins with the sankalpam on the Dasami day and then fasting on the Ekadashi...
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What is Saptah or Srimad Bhagavata Saptah

What is Saptah or Srimad Bhagavata Saptah

What is Saptah or Srimad Bhagavata Saptah   Namaste friends, how are you doing today? Bhagavan Sri Krishna blessings to you and your family. Saptah = sapta + h = seven days + He (Bhagavan Sri Krishna). Here sapta means seven days and He means Bhagavan Sri Krishna. On all these seven days, we need to do shravana (hear) about Bhagavatam from a divine Vaishnava about Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Just like Parikshita Maharaja did the shravana (heard) about the Bhagavatam from the divine Rishi Shukacharya Ji, we also need to do shravana (hear) with true bhakti (devotion). Just hearing the divine Bhagavatam will get us the mukti / moksha (Divine leberation). Just chanting Bhagavan Sri Krishna's names will get us all the material and spiritual things without any question.     Just like marriage celebrations, we need to celebrate the "Saptaha" and for this correct muhurtam has to be taken after discussing with correct "Vaishnava Brahmana"  Most auspicious months for Srimad Bhagavatam pravachnam are as below:   1. Nabhasya (Bhadrapada) 2. Ashwina (Ashwija) 3....
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