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Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami

Lord Ananta Padmanabha

The ascetic, we were talking about toward the end of the posts on On Navaratri, also talked about the Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami. He said, “Navaratri is mostly for kanyas and suhasinis. But, did widows perform any sinful act? Our culture forgets about them. When a man loses his wife, ...

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On Navaratri (Part XVI)


On Dussehra day, Shami plant is bought and placed on the West side of the house and Beejakshara Mantra of Shani is chanted; then the doshas connected to this planet are resolved. A banyan tree should be planted in a temple or roadside and nurtured. These trees are usually not ...

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On Navaratri (Part VI)

Devi Chandraghanta

The third day of Navaratri belongs to Devi Chandraghanta. A crescent moon adorns the forehead of this Devi like a bell. Thus, Her name is Chandraghanta. She has several weapons in her 10 hands and is always ready to vanquish the evil. She protects devotees from unknown fear, fear of ...

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Anant Chaturdashi (IInd and Concluding Part)

Anant Chaturdashi

Nowadays, colored Ganeshas are worshipped during this time and the idols are taken in processions to be immersed in water bodies. When we pray to the Ganeshas going for immersion, we are destined to get moksha. On August 31st, which was the 7th day of Ganeshotsav, it was my birthday ...

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Shodashopachara Ritual and its Significance

Ganesh Chaturthi 2017

Shodashopachara is an important aspect of Hindu daily rituals of worship of any God. Like moving a plate with lighted camphor in front of God is not aarti, there is more to it than meets the eye. It has more important significance behind it. A Journalist Reveals contacted Acharya Raman ...

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Some of our readers have asked us to write about Naivedyam that can be offered to God every day. Thus, I am sharing this recipe, today. Roast 1:1 rice and yellow-colored split green gram and grind into a smooth rawa consistency separately. Keep them aside. Heat 2 parts of jaggery ...

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Our Navaratri


Most of you have already completed their celebrations of Dusehra. But our Dusehra which is also called Vijaya Dashami, is tomorrow. In fact for us, Madhwas, Navami is tomorrow as well and it is also called Madhwa Navami in remembrance of our own Madhwacharyar. In one of my book reviews ...

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