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12
Mar

What is the story behind mahashivratri?

As per the Hindu calendar, Shivratri is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the festival owes its origins to several versions, one of them being a celebration of Shiva and Parvati’s marriage to each other. The day is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important […]

27
Dec

Safla Ekadashi

Safla Ekadashi Vrat, Lord Shri Krishna tells Yudhishthir – In ancient days, there was a king named Mahishmat who ruled over Champawati. Lumpat was the oldest of his four sons. Lumpat got into bad habits like drinking, gambling etc. His deeds brought financial losses and disrepute to his father and feeling helpless, Mahishmat threw […]

02
Dec

The festival of Ugadi

The festival of Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year for those living between Kaveri River and Vindhyas and those who follow the lunar calendar of South India particularly in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The calendar dates back to the Shalivahana era which is supposed to have been built […]

22
Oct

Sri Damodarastakam

(From Padma Purana of Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa, spoken by Satyavrata Muni in a conversation with Narada Muni and Shaunaka Rushi) “In the month of Kartika one should worship Lord Damodara and daily recite the prayer known as Damodarashtaka, which has been spoken by the sage Satyavrata and which attracts Lord Damodara.” (Sri Hari-bhakti-vilasa 2.16.198) […]

07
Sep

Shree Saraswati Stotra

yā kundendu tuṣārahāradhavaḷā yā śubhravastrāvṛtā yā vīṇāvaradaṇḍamaṇḍitakarā yā śvetapadmāsanā | yā brahmācyuta śaṅkaraprabhṛtibhirdevaissadā pūjitā sā māṃ pātu sarasvatī bhagavatī niśśeṣajāḍyāpahā || 1 || dorbhiryuktā caturbhiḥ sphaṭikamaṇinibhai rakṣamālāndadhānā hastenaikena padmaṃ sitamapica śukaṃ pustakaṃ cāpareṇa | bhāsā kundenduśaṅkhasphaṭikamaṇinibhā bhāsamānāzsamānā sā me vāgdevateyaṃ nivasatu vadane sarvadā suprasannā || 2 || surāsuraissevitapādapaṅkajā kare virājatkamanīyapustakā | viriñcipatnī kamalāsanasthitā sarasvatī […]

06
Jul

Hanuman chalisa

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि । बरनउँ रघुबर बिमल जसु जो दायकु फल चारि ॥ बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके सुमिरौं पवन-कुमार । बल बुधि बिद्या देहु मोहिं हरहु कलेस बिकार ॥ ॥चौपाई॥ जय हनुमान ज्ञान गुन सागर । जय कपीस तिहुँ लोक उजागर ॥१॥ राम दूत अतुलित बल धामा । अञ्जनि-पुत्र पवनसुत […]

01
Jul

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥ Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat || Meaning: 1: Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva), 2: Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings. 3: May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber […]