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Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Vaikunth Vasal

Vaikuntha Ekadashi was celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi around the end of the English calendar. On this day, everybody gets to see Maha Vishnu through the open Vaikuntha door. All the Gods also get to see the Lord. This is the most auspicious and special Ekadashi among all the Ekadashis ...

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Kanni Mata and Her Son


My paternal grandmother was a devotee of Vailankanni, though she was a Vashishta Madhwa Brahmin. She would always tell my Mom to visit Vailankanni when she went to Rameshwaram. Granma believed that Vailankanni as a form of our own Hindu Shakti Devi. Devotees of Vailankanni are present in every religion. ...

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Saphala Ekadashi

Saphala Ekadashi or Suphala Ekadashi fell on December 13, 2017, this time. This Ekadashi falls during the Krishna Paksha. If the pooja is performed properly, we can reap several benefits, as the worship removes all negativity. We should have Satvik and light food on the night of Dashami. The next ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi

After Sri Panchami, on November 30, 2017; we celebrated Mokshada Ekadashi and Geeta Jayanti. Dattatreya Jayanti also fell on the same day. Since these festivals fell on a Thursday, the day was very auspicious. Since it was Ekadashi, we worshipped Maha Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. We have already shared the information ...

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Sri Panchami

November 23, 2017, was celebrated as Sri Panchami. The specialty of the day was that it was a Thursday as well. On this day, Lord Ram and Goddess Sita were married. This event is celebrated in some temples and houses, with fanfare. Since Sri Panchami fell on Thursday this time, ...

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Worship of Shoolini Durga

When Lord Shiva incarnated as Lord Sharabheshwarar, Goddess Pratyankara appeared from one of His wings. Shoolini Durga appeared from the other wing. Shoolini Durga wards off all kinds of dangers. If any difficulties are predicted in our horoscope and this Devi is worshipped, the difficulties are warded off. Even otherwise, ...

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Shani Amavasya (Part VII)

Lord Sharabheshwarar is a more powerful avatar of Lord Shiva. When Maha Vishnu took the man-lion appearance as Lord Narasimha, even after completing His goal, His fury did not die. Looking at His anger, the entire cosmos shook. All the Gods (Devas) requested Him to control His anger. But, His ...

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Uthpanna Ekadashi

This time, Uthpanna Ekadashi fell on a Tuesday. Uthpanna Ekadashi is already a special day for Vaishnavites. Since it fell on Tuesday, it is hailed as a very special day. Ekadashi appeared on this day during Satyayuga. The story goes as follows: During Satyayuga, there was a Rakshasa called Moor. ...

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Chaturdashi after Vijaya Dashami

The Chaturdashi after Vijaya Dashami is auspicious for the worship of Lord Varaha, the third avatar of Maha Vishnu. Lord Varaha should be worshipped with Bhumadevi, the reason being Maha Vishnu is the protector of everything on earth. Demon Hiranyaksha took away the earth and dropped it into the primordial ...

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Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami

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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