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Innovative Navaratri Scenes

Innovative Navaratri Scenes

This year, we at A Journalist Reveals are on the lookout for South Indians celebrating Navaratri with golu or koluvu. Somehow, my niece Tejaswini from Bangalore contacted me and said that she would be celebrating the festival in the said way (Tejaswini is the daughter of my paternal cousin Sampath ...

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Anant Chaturdashi (IInd and Concluding Part)

Anant Chaturdashi

The story of Anant Chaturdashi goes thus: Brahmin Sumant and his wife Diksha had a daughter called Sushila. Diksha dies and Sumant married Karkash, who ill-treated her step-daughter. Sushila married Kaundinya and left the house to avoid the harassment of Karkash. They reached a river and Kaundinya went to take ...

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How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri

How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri

We at A Journalist Reveals have been on the lookout for inputs from South Indians celebrating Navaratri with Golu or Koluvu. How Beginners Celebrate Navaratri: We found Sureka Ramesh, originally from Tanjore but settled in Bangalore. Surekha was willing to share some information on the subject. We found it useful ...

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Anant Chaturdashi

Anant Chaturdashi

Today is Anant Chaturdashi. If Lord Anant (the Eternal One) is worshipped today, we receive eternal happiness and prosperity. Any wish placed at the feet of the Lord is fulfilled. Method: We can worship a photo of Maha Vishnu with the snake Anant. The idol or photo of Maha Vishnu ...

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Moharram 2018

The first day of Moharram 2018 fell on September 20 this year. Although it is supposed to be a sad day, it is the beginning of the Muslim New Year. Yesterday, some individuals from that religious community living near Govind Nagar and Parshwa Nagar, Mira Road, Mumbai celebrated the festival ...

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Ganapathy Visarjan

Ganapathy Visarjan

Ganeshotsav ends with Ganapathy Visarjan. In Maharashtra, some people take the smaller idols in their own hands to the immersion venue. If the idol is bigger than a man can hold, they transport it within a tempo, car or even a large truck. Some people chant slogans while they take ...

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Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations

Ganeshotsav 2018 - Our Celebrations

Today, I will share the details of Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations. This time Lord Ganesha’s vehicle was the elephant. This event is very auspicious. Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations: This time, we made it a point to arrange some scenes from the life of Lord Ganesha at our altar. ...

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Rishi Panchami (IInd and Concluding Part)

Rishi Panchami

The story of Rishi Panchami: The story related to Rishi Panchami goes thus: This incident happened in Satyayuga. A pundit named Sumitra lived in King Shayanjeet’s kingdom. He was a learned pundit, knowing about the Vedas. The pundit earned for his family through farming. He and his wife Jayashree worked ...

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Rishi Panchami

Yesterday was Rishi Panchami. We have been contacted by several people regarding how to celebrate Rishi Panchami. This is a festival, the traditional celebrations being handed over from one generation to another. Celebrating Rishi Panchami: People have asked us; if others, not having the tradition, cannot celebrate it. We asked ...

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Beginners Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

Beginners Celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. We received several queries about beginners celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. We are suggesting some solutions for the same. Devotees, who have a tradition of worshipping metal idols, can buy one to 3 inches idols. The purification method is as told for Krishna idols here. Similarly, panchopachara or ...

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