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Why Do We Do Ganapathi Dhyana

GANAPATHI DHYANA

We do Ganapathi Dhyaana before beginning any Vedic ritual. In fact Ganapathi Dhyaana could be done before we do any activity. In Ganapathi Dhyaana we stimulate our brain and invoke our concentration to perform our work. We invoke mental peace to perform our actions. II Shuklaam bharadaram Vishnum Shashi Varnam …

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Importance of Havan

homa

Havan is one of the ten positive virtues or niyam that is prescribed for the devotee whose aspiration is to draw closer to the Divine, ultimately acquiring oneness with him. It is also one way of performing Deva yagya, one of man’s five daily duties, according to the tenets of …

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Why Hanuman likes Sindoor?

Sindoor

One day, Hanuman noticed that Sita wore a red powder in the parting of her hair. Curious, Hanuman enquired, what it was that she was wearing. “Dear Hanuman, it is sindoor that I am wearing.” said Sita. “What is sindoor and why was it so important?” asked Hanuman. “Sindoor makes …

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Some Unknown Facts about Lord Balaji – Tirupati

Tirumala

1. At the entrance of the main door, to the right side, a stick which was used by Ananthaalvar to hit Venkateshwara Swamy is present. When this stick was used to hit the ‘small boy’ Venkateshwara, his chin was hurt. Since then, the practice and tradition of applying Sandalwood paste …

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Mysore Dasara Festival 2014 Venue and Schedule

Mysore Dasara

VENUE, DATES AND TIMINGS FOR MYSORE DUSSEHRA – 2014 EVENT VENUE DURATION/TIMING DUSSEHRA EXHIBITION DODDAKERE MAIDANA 26TH SEPTEMBER TO 13TH JANUARY 2015 VARIOUS CULTURAL PROGRAMMES MYSORE PALACE Daily 5:30 P.M TO 9.30 P.M SPORTS CHAMUNDI VIHAR STADIUM Daily 9:00 A.M TO 6 P.M ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM MAHARAJA COLLEGE GROUNDS Daily 6:00 P.M TO …

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Mysore Dasara Festival 2014 at Mysore Palace

Mysore Dasara

Brief history of mysore dussehra  Festivities were first started by the Wodeyar King, Raja Wodeyar I (1578-1617 CE) in the year 1610. The Mysore Palace is lit up on all the 10 days of Dasara.  It was during the reign of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in the year 1805, when the …

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GARUDA PURANA – GLORY & SIGNIFICANCE

Garuda Purana

GARUDA PURANA Uniqueness of Garuda Purana lies in the fact that it is the only sacred text that talks about the life after death, the journey of the soul, death and its aftermath, rebirth or reincarnation. Even the modern science could not break the mystery of death and after; whereas, …

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Pitru Sraddha

PITRU SHRADDHA

WHY SHOULD ONE PERFORM PITHRU SRAADDHA – RELEVANCE AND IMPORTANCE  Maathru Devo Bhava; Pithru Devo Bhava; Aachaarya Devo Bhava; Athithi Devo Bhava; Worshiping these four categories is given highest significance and importance in Hindu Dharma. Among the four, Mathru (Mother) and Pithru (Father) Aachaarya (Guru) have attained greater prominence since …

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