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Maagha Maasam – Significance, Merits and Punya Snana

maghamasam

The month in which Moon will be at or nearer to the constellation of Maghah nakshathra on the full moon day that month is reckoned as Maagha maasam, which occurs during the calendar months of January/February. Maagham (Ma + Agham). Ma means not present and Agham means sin, evil, malefic, …

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Historical Udupi Paryaya

Udupi

WHAT IS UDUPI PARYAYA? Literally Paryaaya means turn; rotation; alternative; succession etc… In the context of famous Udupi Sri Krishna temple; Paryaaya, one of the three biggest temple events (other two being Sri Krishna Janmaashtami and Sri Madhva Navami) has acquired lot of religious and spiritual significance especially in Madhva …

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Importance, Rituals and Phalas during Dhanurmasa

Sri Sankara Matrimony

What is Dhanurmasa ? As Sun transits through Dhanur Rashi (Sagarittus) it is called as Dhanur Maasa. Usually this maasa will be observed during Dec16, 17th to January 14, 15th. During this month, the sun transits the Dhanur Rasi until it enters the Makara Rashi during the end of this …

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Importance of Naraka Chaturdashi and Abhyanjana (OIL BATH)

Narakasura

What is Naraka Chaturdashi ? Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated to mark the end of Narakasura named daithya. It is celebrated on Ashwija Krishna Chaturdashi. Who is Narakasura? Narakasura is a daithya born to Bhoodevi and Varahadevaru.   He was the king of Pragjyotisha Nagar (now in Assam). He had occupied that …

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KARTHIKA SNANAM 2015

KARTHIKA SNANAM

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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