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Angaraka Chaturthi

The Chaturthi after Guru Poornima was a special one and is called Angaraka Chaturthi or Sankashti because it fell on Tuesday this time. On that day, Lord Ganesha has to be worshipped. We can worship Lord Ganesha like we have mentioned in our post on Ganesh Chaturthi. Or we can ...

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Gopashtami falls on the eighth day after Diwali Amavasya. On this day, cows are worshipped. Cows should be bathed and decorated with good clothes, henna and kum kum. After this, we have to walk with the cows for some distance. They have also to be fed. They can be fed ...

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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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On Navaratri (Part V)

On the second day of Navaratri, Devi Brahmacharini form of Goddess Durga is worshipped. She has kamandalu and japamala in Her hands. Because she is continuously meditating and fulfills the Brahmacharya Vrata, She is called Brahmacharini. There is a saying combining Savitri, Gayatri, Saraswati, Sharade and Brahmacharini together. She gives ...

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