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SIGNIFICANCE OF KARTHIKA SNANAM The period from the full moon day in the month of Ashvija to the full moon day in kartika is identified as the duration for taking ceremonial baths called “kartika snana”. in this period, one should wake up early and go to the banks of a …

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Significance of Mahanavami, Vijayadashami and Ayudha Pooja

Maha Navami

When is Maha Navami or Ayudha Pooja celebrated? Ayudha Pooja or “Astra Pooja” is a part of Dasara festival. This is celebrated on Ashwayuja Shudda Navami popularly known as Mahanavami. During Ashwayuja Masa Shukla paksha padya for nine days it is a festive period. During this period pooja done to …

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Significance and Merits of Observing Indira Ekadashi

indira ekadashi

When is Indira Ekadashi? Indira Ekadashi occurs during the waning phase of moon in the month of Ashwin (September – October) in traditional North Indian calendar. In 2015, Indira Ekadasi is on October 8. The importance of Indira Ekadasi is described in the Brahmavaivarta Purana and was described by Lord …

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Celebrate This Ganesha Chaturthi In A Greener Way!

Ganesh Festival 2015

Celebrating eco-friendly Ganesh festival enables you to celebrate festival in a grand manner without harming environment and other living beings. Following are some useful tips for celebrating eco-friendly Ganesh festival. Sri Sankara Matrimony wishes all its members and viewers – a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi Festival. Use Eco Friendly Ganesh …

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Why Do We Perform Sit-Ups During Ganesha Chaturthi


Physical exercise is important for all human-beings. It helps you to keep in shape and stay healthy both physically and mentally. There several such asanas and Namaskaram to the Lord through unique customs. One such is during Ganesha Chaturthi, which is called “Baski” (sit-ups) during Ganesha Festival. (Ganesha Chaturthi) During …

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Tirumala Srivari Brahmotsavam – 2015


Much sought after nine day annual festival Brahmotsavam of Akhilaandakoti Brahmaanda Naayaka; presiding deity and lord of the universe; Lord Vekateshwara also known as Sreenivasa will be held every year at the most sacred Tirumala Kshethra (Tirumala hills) during the solar month Kanyaa maasam when the Sun is transiting Kanyaa …

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Marriage Rituals of Madhwa Brahmins


The Madhwa, sub-sect of Brahmins is one of the sub-groups of Kannada Brahmin. Most of Madhwas live in the State of Karnataka. They are followers of the great sage and founder of Madhwa philosophy – Shri Madhwacharyaru. Madhwa Brahmins believe in the Dwaita (dualism), which lays importance on “Jeevatma” or …

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