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Guru Poornima during Eclipse

On 26th this month, a friend’s friend, who is a Sardarni married to a Hindu, called me up and said, “We have been living in Dubai for the last 2 years and returned home now. We like Hindu rituals and decided to begin this year’s poojas with Satyanarayan pooja on ...

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Tomorrow’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow, we will be watching this century’s longest total lunar eclipse. In Hinduism, an eclipse is seen in a differently than science does. It is going to occur from tomorrow night 10.44 for one hour 43 minutes. The eclipse brings with it impurity also called sutaka. Astrologers and priests say ...

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Harishayani Ekadashi (Part II)

During Chatur Masya, poojas to resolve all obstacles in human life and doshas related to planets can be performed. Devotees, performing vigorous vrata of Chatur Masya, should rest on clean floor or carpet or mat spread on a clean surface (cleaned with cow’s urine and Ganagajal), from Dasami itself. They ...

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Harishayani Ekadashi

Anant Chaturdashi

Today is Harishayani Ekadashi. It is also called Devashayani Ekadashi, Padmanabha Ekadashi and Yoga Nidra Ekadashi. Beginning today, Maha Vishnu goes into Yoga Nidra in the milky ocean for the next 4 months. He is seen reclining on the Shesha Naga in the Padmanabha pose with Mahalakshmi serving him. Some ...

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An Astrological Case-Study

An Astrological Case-Study

We have been on the lookout for an astrologer for sharing case-studies. We found Mitushi Palkar through the Facebook and she agreed to share inputs about some of her cases. In the first one, she talks about how the suicide of a friend affected a lady and how Mitushi helped ...

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Vata Savitri Pooja (Part IV)

Vata Savitri Pooja

Savitri said, “He may live long or not. He may have good qualities or not. But, I have wed him from my heart. I cannot marry anyone else.” Sage Narada told the king, “If you are convinced, marry her off to him without any delay.” The king performed the wedding ...

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Vata Savitri Pooja (Part III)

Vata Savitri Pooja

Some readers have asked, “How to perform Pooja of twigs?” We are posting the photographs of partly dismantled formation, to which we proffered Pooja. Place the twig inside a mud pot. If the Devi Face is to be placed on the twig, a support will be required behind the Face. ...

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Vata Savitri Pooja (Part II)

Vata Savitri Pooja

Most devotees perform this Pooja with their community, in temples. These temples house banyan trees and the priest helps them perform the Pooja. People, who are not in a position to visit temples for this Pooja, can buy banyan twigs from the market and perform the Pooja at home. The ...

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