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Shani Amavasya (Part IX)

Coming to Lord Sharabheshwarar pooja; since it is none other than Lord Shiva, placing a Shiva Lingam at the worship area is important. We also have to place a photograph of Lord Sharabheshwarar because the idol is rarely available. Next, we need to place something that represents Shani Dev. We ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VIII)

When Veerabhadra went back to Lord Shiva, he fell at the Lord’s feet and lamented that he could not complete His bidding. Immediately, Lord Shiva transformed Himself into a ferocious animal with the brilliance of 1000 crore suns. The body was of a Yazhi with 2 big wings of a ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VII)

Lord Sharabheshwarar is a more powerful avatar of Lord Shiva. When Maha Vishnu took the man-lion appearance as Lord Narasimha, even after completing His goal, His fury did not die. Looking at His anger, the entire cosmos shook. All the Gods (Devas) requested Him to control His anger. But, His ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part V)

On Shani Amavasya, Lord Shiva is also worshipped to ward off the ill-effects of the planet Saturn. This pooja can be performed either at home or in a temple. A priest can be hired for the pooja. It can also be performed on our own. In the evening during Pradosha ...

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Guru Poornima

The Poornima after Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is called Guru Poornima. On this day, we worship Lord Satyanarayana and Goddess Mahalakshmi. We have already shared about this before. On this day, Lord Shiva had killed Tripurasura and thus, we worship Lord Shiva as well. Lord Vishnu had also taken the Matsya Avatara ...

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Bhai Dooj

The Shukla Paksha Dwitiya after Diwali is called Bhai Dooj. On this day, the bond between a brother and a sister becomes stronger. If the sister is married, the brother, going to her place, to have food prepared by her, is auspicious. Before that, the sister applies tilak on the ...

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Trayodashi (IInd and Concluding Part)

Now, I am sharing about Triyodashi evening’s Pradosha Pooja. People, living near Lord Shiva’s temple and those who have the facility to visit temples for the pooja, can perform it there. People, performing this pooja at home, should fast from the morning. They should take a purifying bath in the ...

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Trayodashi

The Triyodashi after the Vijaya Dashami is very important. The week-day, on which the Triyodashi falls, is also important. This time it fell on a Tuesday, making it important for Lord Hanuman. This timePradosha ,  also fell on this day, making it important for Lord Shiva. Tuesday is auspicious for ...

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On Navaratri (Part XII)

This day belongs to Devi Maha Gauri. Gauri did penance to attain Lord Shiva as Her husband. So, her complexion became dark due to the hard penance. The moment Lord Shiva appeared before her, her complexion became light golden yellow and she looked very beautiful. Today is Ashtami as well. ...

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On Navaratri (Part VIII)

According to South Indian tradition, first 3 days of the Navaratri belong to Goddess Durga and the next 3 days to Goddess Lakshmi. Most homes have Ashtalakshmi photos or idols and they are placed in the Golu. Goddess Lakshmi appeared when the milky ocean was churned by the Devas and ...

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