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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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Rama Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi falls 4 days prior to Diwali. It is a very important Ekadashi for Hindus. We clean the place in front of Tulasi Brindavanam with cow dung. Then, we draw a 7 color rangoli at that place. Applying geru on the sides of the rangoli, we complete it. This ...

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Uthana Dwadashi

On Uthana Dwadashi, South Indians perform the wedding of Tulasi. The main part of the pooja consists of drawing an elaborate and colorful rangoli in front of the house. Rangoli means Ranga + Avali, i.e. it is the auspicious sign to bring in Lord Krishna. We place an idol of ...

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Amla Navami

The Navami after Gopashtami is also called Ugadi Navami as well as Amla Navami. On this day, Satyayuga began. Thus, it is called Ugadi Navami. On this day, the Amla plant is worshipped. Once, Adi Shankaracharyar went to a poor Brahmin’s house for bhiksha. There was no eatable in the ...

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Gopashtami

Gopashtami falls on the eighth day after Diwali Amavasya. On this day, cows are worshipped. Cows should be bathed and decorated with good clothes, henna and kum kum. After this, we have to walk with the cows for some distance. They have also to be fed. They can be fed ...

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Naraka Chaturdashi

Naraka Chaturdashi is considered little Diwali in the North and big Diwali in the South. This day is also considered as Roop Chaturdashi, by the North Indians. There is a myth that the water infused with rose water, rose petals, sandalwood powder, turmeric powder and a pinch of sea salt ...

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Kojagiri Pournima

We cleaned and applied cow dung, etc. on the place of worship. We have to draw Ashtadalapadma rangoli on that place mixed with turmeric powder. Some people extend the rangoli by adding more petals within each petal. At the 4 corners, we have to draw lotuses with leaves. The 4 ...

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On Navaratri (XIXth and Concluding Part)

We realized the reason for Dolly having compelled Mom to place the Jala Krida near the Golu, immediately. While the little girl was enjoying the scene, an ascetic came to our door and chanted a mantra from the Vedas. When Mom went to see, who it was; she saw a ...

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Janmashtami

Janmashtami is the day Lord Krishna was born. Lord Krishna was born to kill the demons Kamsa and Chanura. On that day, God incarnated to vanquish evil. Almost all Hindus celebrate Janmashtami in their own way. We celebrated the festival on a small scale this time. As usual, we performed ...

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His Holiness Vidhyadheesha Theertha Swamiji Says, “My Guruji Inspired me into Spirituality.”

Krishna Consciousness has been spread by His Holiness Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada of ISKCON all over the world since the nineteenth century. But Udupi Krishna temple is over 1000 years old. Legend has it that Kanakadasa, a man from the supposed low caste was not allowed to see the Lord in this ...

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