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Navaratri

3 generations before mine, there was a lot of time with people. Secondly, people were very finicky about religious rituals during festivals. Today, there is no time to live life itself. Thus, when people go and settle in another city, they do not know anything about how to celebrate their ...

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Pitru Paksha

One girl asked my Mom what can be done during Pitru Paksha. She also asked, “My father-in-law expired on a Poornima day. When do I perform his paksha shardha?” Mom gave her suggestions, which I thought should be shared here. Mom told her: If they are Brahmins, according to Hindu ...

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Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa for many Hindus is the beginning of Chaitra Navaratri. For Aashish Washikar, a Marathi-speaking Deshastha Shukla Yajurvedi Maharashtrian Brahmin, who is a digital marketeer based in Gurgaon, responsible for managing online reputation of his clients, it is the first day of the New Year. A Journalist Reveals requested ...

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Benefits of Panchamukha Hanuman Worship

Panchamukha Hanuman represents bravery, humility, devotion, pada-seva (seva of the Lord’s feet) and strength. If we pray to Him for a few minutes every day, we will get several benefits out of it. They are as follows: East-looking face is of Lord Hanuman. If we pray to this face, we ...

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Benefits of Abhishekam of Lord Hanuman

Abhishekam by various sacred materials of Lord Hanuman give different benefits as follows: 1. Til Oil: It wards off Shani Dosham and Pitru Dosham. 2. Panchamritam: The person will attain desired goals. 3. Milk: The person will attain peace and it wards off water-scarcity. 4. Curd: The person will receive ...

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Worship of Lord Hanuman

People worship various Gods. There is always a proper way to offer pooja to Them. Among Them one is Lord Hanuman. Pooja of Lord Hanuman includes offering different types of garlands. We give the benefits of some of them here: 1. Betel leaves garland: Victory in all good Karma. 2. ...

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Garhwali Makar Shankaranti

Continuing with the festive theme, we at A Journalist Reveals got in touch with project manager, Anurag Bhatt, whose mother tongue is Hindi, regarding the way they celebrated Makar Shankaranti. Here is what he had to say: What community do you belong to? I am a Garhwali Brahmin (Bhardwaj Gotra) ...

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Punjabi Makar Shankaranti

We at A Journalist Reveals always try to do some article or the other pertaining to festivals we celebrate. This time we asked a few questions to Hindu Punjabi housewife and social activist Mrs. Prem Bhatia regarding how they celebrated the upcoming Makar Shankaranti. The following was what she had ...

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