Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 dates story fasting procedure
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Sankashti Chaturthi 2017 Dates, Story, Fasting Procedure

Sankashti Chaturthi is an auspicious festival for Hindus, celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha. It is observed every Hindu calendar month on the ‘chaturthi’ (fourth day) of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon). The word ‘Sankashti’ has a Sanskrit origin and it implies ‘deliverance during difficult times’ whereas ‘Chaturthi’ means ‘fourth day or […]

Skanda Sashti Kavacham
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Skanda Sashti Kavacham

Skanda Sashti Kavacham Tamil in Roman letters Skanda Sashti Kavacham – English translation Thuthipporku Valvinaipom Thunbampom Nenjil Pathipporku Selvam Palithuk Kathithongum Nishtaiyum Kaikoodum Nimalar Arul Kanthar Sashti Kavacham Thanai Amarar Idar Theera Amaram Purintha Kumaranadi Nenjeh Kuri Sashtiyai Nokka Saravana Bavanaar Sishtarukku Uthavum Sengkathir Velon Paatham Irandil Panmani Sathangai Geetham Paada Kinkini Yaada Maiya Nadam […]

Masik Shivaratri Dates Vrat Vidhi Benefits and Importance
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Masik Shivratri 2017 Dates

Shivaratri is an auspicious and great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Masik Shivratri is celebrated every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha and Masik Shivaratri in month of Magha is known as Maha Shivaratri (which is observed once a year) according to Amavasyant School. Again, according to Purnimant School Masik Shivaratri […]

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Katha
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Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat

Nirjala refers to ‘without water’ and Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the lunar month. Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat is, therefore, counted amongst one of the toughest fast of Ekadashi that is observed by the devotees, because the intake of both, food and water is strictly prohibited, while observing this fast. Nirjala Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha […]

Maha Shivratri
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Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is an auspicious and great festival of convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Masik Shivratri which is celebrated every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha, is known as Maha Shivaratri (which is observed once a year) in the month of Magha, according to Amavasyant School. Again, according to Purnimant School Masik Shivaratri […]

Chaitra Navratri 2017 - Date Rituals Puja Vidhi
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Chaitra Navratri 2017

The word ‘Navratri’ comes from from ‘Nav’ meaning ‘nine’ and ‘Ratri’ meaning ‘night’ in Sanskrit and, therefore, ‘Navratri’ means ‘nine nights’ of celebration, during which nine forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped. Navaratri is celebrated primarily twice a year, one during the onset of summer (Chaitra Navratri) and the other during the onset of […]

Navratri 2017 Dates
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Navratri 2017 Date and Time, Puja, Details, History

Believed as the root cause of creation, sustenance and annihilation, Durga is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The name ‘Durga’ in Sanskrit means ‘invincible’. The syllable ‘du’ is synonymous with the 4 devils namely poverty, sufferings, famine and evil habits. The ‘r’ refers to diseases and the ‘ga’ is the destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, […]

Magha Maasam - Importance of Magha Snan, Puja and Mantras
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Magha Maasam: Importance of Magha Snana, Puja, Mantras and Festivals

Magham is a Sanskrit word Ma+Agham. Ma means not present and Agham means sin, evil, suffering, grief and Magha maasam is the month which is highly meritorious, auspicious and free from any sin or suffering. Lord Maha Vishnu in the name of Maadhava is the presiding deity who governs Magha Maasam and to be worshiped. […]