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Margashirsh Thursday (Part IV)

Goddess Mahalakshmi Pooja

This story happened in Dwapar Yuga. Valorous King Bhadrashava ruled the country of Saurashtra. He was well-versed in the 4 Vedas, 6 shastras and 18 Puranas. His queen was Shuratchandrika. She was beautiful with chiseled looks and was loyal to her husband. The couple had 8 children – 7 sons ...

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Margashirsh Thursday (Part III)

Margashirsh Thursday Pooja

Before sharing the story, we are informing something more about the pooja. We have posted a picture with this part of the article, which is to be placed in the worship area. It can be framed permanently and placed there. This picture is present in the book explaining about this ...

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Margashirsh Thursday (Part II)

Goddess Mahalakshmi Pooja

Drawing Ashtadala Padma rangoli in front of the kumbha is auspicious. Either this can be done in colour rangoli or the white one. Right in the middle of the rangoli, a spot is made with sandalwood paste or powder. On this spot, a smaller spot of turmeric paste or powder ...

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Margashirsh Thursday

Goddess Mahalakshmi Pooja

North Indian calendar has the month Margashirsh coming in around November according to the Gregorian calendar. The entire month has to be devoted to the worship of Lord Maha Vishnu and Goddess Mahalakshmi. During this month, we get 4-5 Thursdays, which are very auspicious for the worship of Goddess Mahalakshmi. ...

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Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Vaikunth Vasal

Vaikuntha Ekadashi was celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi around the end of the English calendar. On this day, everybody gets to see Maha Vishnu through the open Vaikuntha door. All the Gods also get to see the Lord. This is the most auspicious and special Ekadashi among all the Ekadashis ...

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Kanni Mata and Her Son

Christmas

My paternal grandmother was a devotee of Vailankanni, though she was a Vashishta Madhwa Brahmin. She would always tell my Mom to visit Vailankanni when she went to Rameshwaram. Granma believed that Vailankanni as a form of our own Hindu Shakti Devi. Devotees of Vailankanni are present in every religion. ...

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Saphala Ekadashi (IInd and Concluding Part)

Standing Vishnu

The specialty of Saphala Ekadashi is that the pooja brings back wayward children to the right path. Nowadays, teenagers have gone into crime. This is the right time to perform this pooja. People can perform this pooja to beget children. People with differently-abled children, some good changes can be seen ...

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Saphala Ekadashi

Saphala Ekadashi or Suphala Ekadashi fell on December 13, 2017, this time. This Ekadashi falls during the Krishna Paksha. If the pooja is performed properly, we can reap several benefits, as the worship removes all negativity. We should have Satvik and light food on the night of Dashami. The next ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi (IInd and Last Part)

Dattatreya

On Mokshada Ekadashi, even Dattatreya was born to Rishi Atri and Anusuya and the day is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti or simply as Datta Jayanti. Dattatreya learned from 24 Gurus and taught people that even the tiniest object can teach you something. He also taught never to deride any organism. ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi

After Sri Panchami, on November 30, 2017; we celebrated Mokshada Ekadashi and Geeta Jayanti. Dattatreya Jayanti also fell on the same day. Since these festivals fell on a Thursday, the day was very auspicious. Since it was Ekadashi, we worshipped Maha Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. We have already shared the information ...

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