25 Oct 2016

Happy Diwali 2016 Wishes & Greetings

Happy-Diwali-WishesDiwali or Deepawali  is the great Hindu festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated  in the Hindu month if Kartik which falls sometime during  the October or November month every year. This festival is celebrated in the significant of the victory of light over darkness , knowledge over ignorance & good over evil. This festival preparations & rituals typically extend over a five- day period. But the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik in Bikram Sambat calendar. This festival starts with Dhanteras, followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on the second day, Diwali is on the third day, on the fourth day Diwali Padva dedicated to wife-husband relationship and this festival end with Bhai Dooj on the fifth day dedicated to sister-brother bond. 

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Diwali is celebrated by Hindus in the honor of Lord Rama because he came back to Ayodhya with his wife Sita & his brother Lakshmana after completed his 14 years exile & also he defeated Ravana . To honor Lord Rama, Sita & Lakshmana people celebrated their happiness by  illuminating diyas in their homes.

People clean their homes, shops & offices before Diwali. They paint their homes, shops & offices. People also adorn & renovate their homes, shops & offices. People also arrange their household things in apple pie order. People also decorate their houses with beautiful rangoli designs. Diwali is one of the biggest shopping seasons in India. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali people buy new clothes, electrical appliances, kitchen utensils, new  furniture, jewelry, gold & silver coins of Goddess Lakshmi & lord Ganesha on Dhanteras. People prefer online shopping because nowadays life become so fast & people have no extra time to visit the market due to their busy schedule. So they prefer online shopping from their home by using the internet & also the product is delivered to their doorstep within two or three days. 

They wear new clothes on Diwali & in the evening time, they worship Goddess Lakshmi for the happiness & prosperity of the coming  year. Along with Goddess Lakshmi, they also worship Lord Ganesha & Goddess Saraswati. After prayers, people illuminate their houses with earthen lamps of desi ghee & candles. People also adorn  their house by fancy lights. On this, special or auspicious occasion people offers gifts & sweets & also organize get together with friends and relatives on the night of Diwali. with the feast of delicious food & sweets. People run fire crackers in the evening.

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23 Oct 2016

Grammarly Review - Is it Best Grammar Checker Tool?

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16 Oct 2016

Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth Vart 2016)

Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth 2016) is a special fast which is celebrated by all married women for the prosperity, safety, and longevity of their husbands. Sometimes, unmarried girls also perform this fast for their would-be husband for the safety & longevity of their lives. Karwa Chauth is one day fast celebrated by Hindu & Sikh women joyfully. It is a sacred fast which is performed to strengthen the love bonding in married couples. Karwa Chauth is one of the toughest fast which starts from sunrise to moonrise; toughest because they have to stay without food and water. This fast is celebrated in many states such as Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan etc. This festival falls on the fourth day of Kartik month of Hindu calendar. It is a govt. holiday for women working in Govt. sector as well as in Private sector.

Karwa Chauth has a significant meaning, Karwa means an earthen pot of water and Chauth means the fourth day of dark- fortnight of the month of Kartik. This fast is one of the most important & toughest fast observed by married Hindu women. During this fast, women pray for the good health & long life of their husbands. On this day, women get up early in the morning & eat sargi, fruits & sweets. Sargi is most important for this fast which is offered by mother-in-law to their daughter-in-law. Sargi is prepared by mother-in-law before sunrise & also served to their daughter –in-law. Sargi contains feniya (a sweet made by using milk & semolina), fruits , sweets & parantha. Married women eat the sargi before sunrise. Mother-in-law also gives gifts to their daughter-in-law. It may be jewellery, suit, saree or whatever she wants. Parents also send gifts to their married daughters. Karwa Chauth lasts from sunrise to moonrise. During this fast, the married women do not even drink water until they worship the moon.

On Karwa Chauth fast married women worship Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati & their sons Kartikeya & Ganesha. Women are well dressed on this day early in the morning. They also do Solah Shringar on this fast. They wear jewellery, saree, suit & lehenga on Karwa Chauth. Married women also apply henna (mehndi) on their hands & feet. Some women also wear their bridal dress on this day. Everyone wants to look special on this day. So every woman starts their shopping well in advance of Karwa Chauth. On this day women love to wear dark yet adorable colors such as red, pink & orange. Women also put on new bangles, mangal sutra, anklets, maang tikka, toe rings, jewellery, apply sindoor for the long life of their husband, nail paint, lipstick, bindi, kajal, mehndi etc.
In the evening all fasting women gather in a group either at home or in the temple for puja. After gathering, they listen to the Karwa Chauth story. Also, sing the Karwa Chauth songs & exchanges their thalis with one another in the circle. After listening story married women gives suhagi (includes bangles, sindoor, kajal, Mehandi, bindi etc.) to their sister-in-laws & their god-sisters. Married women also take blessings from their mother-in-law after performing puja & also gives clothes, suhagi & a pot full of rice to her mother-in-law.

All women wait for the moon eagerly because the fast is incomplete until they worship the moon. When the moon appears in the sky all the fasting women take their puja thalis, which includes clay lamp (Diya), sindoor, rice, flowers, sweets, a karwa (clay pot) full of water & a sieve. Then they worship the moon in their traditional way for the safety & long life of their husbands, give arghaya to the moon (i.e. offer water to the moon) & then women see the moon in the sieve. After worshipping the moon, they see their husband's through the sieve. It is believed that, while married woman sees her husband through the sieve it removes all the bad evil effects from her husband. Also believed that the married couple lives  happy & prosperous married life that lasts for as many pores as there are in the sieve. After married women have worshiped the moon, and seen their husband in the sieve they take the blessings of her husband. After performing all rituals, husband offers the first sip of water to her beloved wife from his hands and also feed her with some sweet from the puja thali. Then the married lady breaks her Karwa Chauth fast. After the end of fast, the women can eat everything of their choice. Many recipes are prepared at home on the occasion of Karwa Chauth such as Dal Makhani, Matar Paneer, Rice, Mix Veg, Chapati, Puri, Rajmah, Raita & Sweet dish.

At last, I would like to say that the Karwa Chauth fast is very sacred fast that strengthen the bond of love of the married couple.

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5 Oct 2016

Navratri Puja and Navratri Dates 2016

Navratri means ‘Nine Auspicious Nights’.  The Navratri occur twice in a year. The first is at the onset of the Vikrama era, the Hindu's calendar followed in north India, in the month of Chaitra from the first tithi or day of the Shukla paksha of the month up to Navami, the ninth day. The second occurrence comes exactly six months later, just before the winter, thus the two Navratri fall at the time of the turning of seasons when the sun’s rays are mild and soft, and they cannot much distort the thought energy. Spiritual practice during the Navratri, when sincerely carried out, reach the desired destination faster. 


During the period of nine nights, different forms of Goddess Durga, the cosmic female energy, is worshiped. Maa Durga, as consider the ‘Shakti’ of all the Gods, including the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar. The Devi is beautiful, bountiful, terrifying, compassionate and ruthlessly righteous. She is Durga and Kali in Bengal, Ambika, and Bhadrakali in Gujrat, Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir, Chamunda in Karnataka, Santoshi Maa, and Bhavani in Maharashtra and Kamakhya in Assam. For Hindus, she is ‘Maa’ the mother of the universe.


The Holy verses of the Devi Mahatmyam also called Durga Saptashati of Markandeya Purana, is recited daily during the Navratris. The mantras invoking Maa Durga are repeated using a Haldi mala or turmeric garland. She is hailed as the very origin of all the worlds. It's believed that Maa as the originator of the world all the required three Gunas of Satva, Rajas, and Tamas symbolic of purity, passion, and inertia. The ancient Indian social scientists – the rishis and munis held certain nights of the year to be more conducive for practicing spiritual sadhanas as compared to days. Some of these special nights are Shivratri, Diwali, and Holi. These nights and the nine nights of Navratri are very special for spiritual growth and also for carrying out the black magic.


These nights and Navratri are considering the very special because they fall during the time when the astrological and astronomical position of our country in the Milky Way is such that it allows our prayers and sadhanas to reach astral regions faster and without being distorted. Modern science also acknowledges that tall human thoughts have electromagnetic energy. After sunset and during night, nature releases our thought energy into the astral region and it returns duly charged around dawn. During the day, due to the sun’s rays out thought energy cannot rise high enough into the atmosphere, hence nights are more suited. During the Navratri, however, out thoughts rise higher into the astral world as compared to other nights.


Navratris have another aspect that makes the significant. It is a phenomenon of nature that when the season changes, the inner chemistry of the human beings also changes. Observing fast during these periods keeps one healthy. The Navratri provide people a religious reason to observe fast which helps one to gain at two levels, one at the physical level and the other at the subtle spiritual level.

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In the context of modern world the prayers to Goddess and celebrate the days to consider the girls as Goddess is more important. It evokes morals to the society to respect and care of womanhood. These festivals made by our ancients by deep thoughts, how to keep the harmony in society through rituals to the benefit of socially, spiritually, physically and mental health. So, let celebrate the motherhood, the origin of the world and respect the womanhood. Jai Maa!

Navratri Date 2016

Day 1 - October 1, 2016 (Saturday) - Pratipada, Ghatsthapana, Shailputri Puja

Day 2 - October 2, 2016 (Sunday) - Pratipada, Chandra Darshan, Shailputri Puja

Day 3 (Dwitiya) - October 3, 2016 (Monday) - Brahmacharini Puja

Day 4 (Tritiya) - October 4, 2016 (Tuesday) - Chandraghanta Puja

Day 5 (Chaturthi) - October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) - Kushmanda puja

Day 6 (Panchami) - October 6, 2016 (Thursday) - Skandamata Puja

Day 7 (Shashthi) - October 7, 2016 (Friday) - Katyayani Puja

Day 8 (Saptami) - October 8, 2016 (Saturday) - Kalaratri Puja

Day 9 (Mahashtmi) - October 9, 2016 (Sunday) - Mahagauri Puja, Durga Maha Ashtami Puja, Saraswati Puja

Day 10 (Navami) - October 10, 2016 (Monday) - Siddhidatri Pooja, Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja, Navami Homa
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27 Sep 2016

Do You Know How To Choose The Name of a Child?

In  Vedas, there is a rule to be put a name of a newborn. Name of the child is not an ordinary practice. As our modern life, we put the names without consulting our old and wise people, which may effect on the personality of the person having the name.  According to ancient scriptures assign great significance to one’s name. The name denotes the sound form of a person. According to Hindu sacred books, a person has two forms, physical and sonic. The two have to be in harmony with each other for the good of the person. If the physical form of a man is different from the sonic form, it creates negative effects for him. Therefore, both forms should be compatible. As the saying goes, ‘There is a lot in a name’.  Even the famous actor Shahid Kapur put her daughter’s name after consulting their Gurus in the combination of his wife Mira and only after their Guru’s acceptance they put the name ‘Misha’.

According to Vedas, we celebrate a special ceremony ‘Namakaran’ to name a newborn within six days of birth. On the birth of the child, his Janma-Kundali or birth chart was drawn according to the placement of stars and planets at the time of his birth. The birth chart chalked out thus indicated the letters in the alphabet whose sound waves were in accord with the physical form of the infant. Once the letters were determined by qualified Astrologers or Gurus , the infant was given a name that was auspicious, well-meaning and appropriate with the first letter of the name being on the letters determined by the Pandit.
According to the science behind the Namakaran Ceremony was that each time the child would be addressed by his/her name, the sound form with its latent energy and meaning would accordingly impact the child. Repeating a name has a definite effect according to the science of acoustics. Good names will have an agreeable effect and bad ones adverse. Name of Gods and spiritual names always have a pleasant effect because their physical and sound forms are consistent and non-different. That is why mantras are repeated a thousand times for the desired results. The chanting of God's names is quite influential because the power of God's is latent in them.

You can also observe that even now people avoid naming their child on the bad character of our history life Ravan, Kans etc. However, in modern society, the scant significance is accorded while naming a newborn child. Fanciful names or names having no meaning are given to children. More often parents don’t consider the meaning of the names before naming the child. The child may face adversity at every turn of his life. No wonder, people are now seen changing spellings of their names to create vibrations for their success in life. There was a time when children were named Rama, Krishna, Shravana, Sita, Savita, but today we name them Rocky, Vicky, Babli. The fault is of the age we live in. There are some restrictions in Vedas to put the name on rivers, mountains, or planets. Now there are hardly any true Pandits who can rightly draw a birth chart because the science of naming is more or less lost. But we should remember there is a lot in the name.
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17 Sep 2016

Shradh – The Hindu Rituals

Shradh is celebrated the period between the full moon and new moon night of the month of Ashwina (sept.- October) for the departed souls of our forefathers. In our Hindu society, we are always grateful and respectful to our elders. In Vedas and Hindu scriptures there are three Rins or Debts, first one is towards Dev Rin means thankful of the favours  of Gods and mother nature, second towards our teachers and guru i.e. rishi – rin and the third one is pitri-rin, the debt one owes to one’s ancestors. If you consider the above three Rins you can well evaluate that all Rins towards the help offered to us for learning and teaching of our lives. Everything that helps mankind should be revered and preserved. Nature gives light, air, water, food and habitat without asking. For such grace and blessing of nature, we pay back this debt by holding regular havans to detoxify and keep the air pollution-free, planting and saving trees. Similarly, we repay the rishi-rin by following the ancient customs and tradition, as the gurus are the foundation of the society.


In the same way, we owe a debt to our parents, grandparents and great grandparents. After all because of them, we are in this world and in our genes, there are parts of their genes and blood. They taught us how to live in this world. Their contribution is indeed a debt which we must pay back.  Ancient books assert that when soul departed from this world remain to touched with their families and live lower heaven called the Pitriloka in the form of Pinda or ball-like form. To show our respect and love we do regular Tarpan and Arpan. ‘Tarpan’ means offering water and ‘Arpan’ means preparing dishes that is deceased person relished and offering the same to true Brahmin on the day of the Shraadh. A ball of boiled rice mixed with jwar or millet flour, black sesame, and kusha grass is also offered to birds in the form of panda or immersed into some flowing holy water.

As a thanksgiving gesture, Hindus propitiate their ancestors during Shradh Paksha and its importance is written even in Manusmriti and Mahabharata. It is believed that during the fortnight of the waning moon of the Ashwina maas, the astral bodies of ancestors leave their abode, the pitriloka, to spend the fortnight in their descendants’ homes in Prithviloka or earth and expect them to tarpan. According to astrologically and astronomically the earth is closest to the moon during these fifteen days, all offerings reach our ancestors quickly. Scientifically the period between 14 July and 13 January is known as dakshinayan or lack of sun. during these months of the year, the sun is below the equator. From 13th January the sun starts its northward journey. It is believed that the period refers to a negative state of mind. During this period no auspicious event is held by the Hindus including marriages.


Astrologically, the importance of the place Gaya, Bihar is due to its geo-location on this planet, where is believed if panda dana is successfully done no need to perform the ritual thereafter. The only ritual that has to be performed is ‘remembrance’ on the shradh day by doing some charity in their name. The main aim to celebrate the ‘Shradh’ to remember our forefathers and be grateful to them.

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