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Diwali 2014 – Invite Home the Goddess of Prosperity on Diwali

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Diwali is the festival of lights, signifying the win of good over evil. In 2014, Diwali falls on 23th October. However, Diwali is not just the festival of lights; the five-day long celebrations also mark the worship of deities which involves various offerings, prayers and rituals like pooja or homa. Prayers are offered to Lord Ganesha, Kalsa (denotes universe) Lord Shiva, the Navagraha and Goddess Lakshmi.

However, Goddess Lakshmi is held in special reverence during these days. Performing Lakshmi Pooja during Diwali is considered auspicious as She is believed to visit our home during these holy days. Therefore, offering heartfelt prayers to goddess Lakshmi will bless you with inexhaustible wealth and great fortunes.

Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu is the daughter of Sage Bhrigu, and emerged when Devas and demons were churning the ocean of milk. She blesses us with prosperity and success in all endeavors. There are specific rituals associated with Lakshmi Pooja. Since She is said to leave places that are not clean, people ensure that the place for performing Pooja is kept clean.

There is a belief that Goddess Saraswathi, the significator of knowledge and wisdom and Goddess Lakshmi do not stay together at one place for long. Therefore, Lord Ganesha is worshipped along with Goddess Lakshmi, as Ganesha is believed to have the powers to make both the goddesses stay together at one place, so that one can enjoy wealth and wisdom and in turn, success and happiness in all aspects of life.

Lord Ganesha is known as the “God of Luck” as well as the “vanisher of obstacles”. Performing Pooja to Ganesha will help you overcome impending obstacles and achieve success. Worshipping Ganesha on Diwali day along with keeping books in front of him related to your profession or business will bring career success to you and help you deal with work related problems or recover from losses.

So invite home the Goddess of Prosperity on Diwali 2014 as She will help you fulfill all the dreams and pave way for a prosperous life.

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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Festivals


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Important Days for Ganesh – Ganesh Chaturthi and 4th Waning Moon

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Ganesh – Obstacle Remover

How do you want to be remembered by your life when you move on? What impact on humanity will you make? These are the questions that pop op in every man’s mind– your staunch wishes and inquiries are answered by Ganesh!

Ganesh is your “Lucky Charm”, who imbibes within you, the power to focus and accomplish your chores. The most powerful remover of obstacles will be granting his magical boons in abundance, on 4th waning moon of each month and on his birthday referred to as “Ganesh Chaturthi”, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on August 29th, 2014.

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals of Hindu traditions. People worship Ganesh to fulfill their desires and to get rid of the problems or obstacles in their lives. For most Indians, this is one of the top notch events of their lives, which strikes a chord of unity running across different segments of people.

It is considered that to remove obstacles and negative forces that prevent your spiritual and material progress, Ganesh comes handy.

What do you get, when you worship Ganesh?

  • Go after the life you want—and get it
  • Take the life you have—and improve it
  • Take any situation you’re in—and make it work for you

Imagine how much your life would improve if you can fall under one of the above categories… All this is made possible only through the divine help of Ganesh. Melt away trauma and hassles with the use of this unique Elephant headed deity!

Upcoming Important 4th Waning Moons in 2014

  • April 18th, 2014
  • May 17th, 2014
  • June 16th, 2014
  • July 15th, 2014
  • August 13th, 2014
  • September 12th, 2014
  • October 11th, 2014
  • November 10th, 2014
  • December 9th, 2014

Don’t miss out Ganesh’s power days to remove your obstacles and to sparkle with Success!


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Posted by on April 2, 2014 in Festivals


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Akshaya Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

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Akshay Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

Akshaya Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

Akshay Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

Akshaya Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

Akshay Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

Akshaya Tritiya 2014: Auspicious Day to Buy Gold

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Akshaya Tritiya also spelled as Akshaya Trithiya is one of the auspicious days for buying gold or property. Gold
invokes prosperity and hence people used to buy atleast a small amount of gold on this day. The word
Akshaya, derived from Sanskrit, means eternal or never diminishing. Akshaya Tritiya is believed to
bring in good luck and success.

In 2014, Akshaya Tritiya falls on May 2nd, IST. This day is auspicious to begin new ventures, for
new investments, constructions etc.

Significance of Akshaya Tritiya

  • It was on this day that Kubera received his wealth and position as custodian of wealth and property.
  • Lord Ganesha, the obstacle remover, started writing the Hindu epic Mahabharata to Ved Vyas’s dictation on this day.
  • Goddess Annapoorna was born on this day.
  • Parashurama, the 6th incarnation of God Vishnu, was also born on this day.
  • As per Hindu Mythology, Treta yuga began on this day
  • As per Vedic scriptures, this is an auspicious day to gain knowledge. It is also good for doing charities.


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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Festivals


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Vaikunta Ekadasi 2014 | Vaikunta Ekadasi | Mukkotti Ekadashi | Vaikunda Ekadashi | January 11th

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Vaikunta Ekadasi 2014 to Attain Moksha

Vaikunta Ekadasi or Mukkotti Ekadashi, one of the important festivals dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is observed during the month of Margazhi (December-January). Vaikunta Ekadasi denotes the 11th Waxing Moon that falls in the Tamil month of Margazhi and it is strongly believed that this is the day to unload all your past deeds and pray for salvation.

Vaikunta, hailed in Vedic traditions to be the ultimate place to enter and rest after one’s soul departs from the body, signifies the sacred abode of Lord Maha Vishnu. While Ekadasi, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu in traditional Hindu calendar.

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2014 falls on January 11th and it is believed that Fasting on this auspicious day helps in redemption of sins and in attaining Moksha. Vaikunta Ekadasi, which is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadasi in Kerala, is more elaborately celebrated by Vaishnavites.

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Vaikunta Ekadasi – The Specialty

Vaikunta Ekadasi is the most powerful and looked forward Ekadasi out of the 24 Ekadasis or 11th Moons in a year. This is believed to be the most ideal day to seek for spiritual redemption or rescue from the current confusion and suffering! Indirectly, we are reserving our gate pass to heaven in advance by worshipping Lord Vishnu on Vaikunta Ekadasi, as the gates to heaven will be kept open on this day when our soul leaves the physical body.

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2014 – The Power Mantra

It is believed that a partial or total self-restraint from food on Ekadasi is rewarded with bliss and will keep you alert in receiving the spiritual energy that comes directly from Lord Vishnu. Observe fasting to dedicate your fervent prayers to Lord Vishnu and chant the powerful Mantra Om Namo Narayanaon the power day of Vaikunta Ekadasi 2014!

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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in Festivals


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Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 | Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2014 | Ganesh Chaturthi Puja | Ganesha Chaturti 2014

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 : Celebrate the Birthday of Obstacle Remover on August  29th

Vighneshwara or Ganesha is the Lord of Obstacles of material and spiritual order and His dharma is to remove obstacles and to place obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. He could be considered as the most endearing form of all Hindu deities and His birthday; Ganesha Chaturthi, which falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada, is celebrated with great devotion and delight. In 2014, Ganesha Chaturthi falls on August 29th, IST.

Significance of Ganesha Chathurthi

It is believed that Lord Ganesha remains on this earth on this particular day to bestow His presence for all his devotees and this day is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi. The significance of Ganesh Chathurthi lies in the way in which people attach themselves with all their devotion and faith to the care and pampering of the all-embracing Lord Ganesha.

On this day, people worship the Astavinayakas referred to the eight embodiments of Lord Ganesha that abolished the negative powers of the evil elements that existed in this world. The belief that adds the significance of Ganesh Chathurthi is that “Lord Ganesha always comes to abolish the negative forms in every period and every age”. Offering Abhishekam to Lord Ganesha on Ganesha Chaturthi helps you overcome all the obstacles.

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What Does Each Part of Ganesha Symbolize?

Lord Ganesha, who is famous for his wisdom, sense of humor holds a Pasha in one of His right hand to attract the minds of his devotees, to propel mankind forward on the eternal path and to remove obstacles from the way of his devotees, while the other hand bestows boons. One of the left hands that carry an Ankusha, symbolizes the demolishment of ignorance and a gentle execution to capture all the difficulties, while the hand that holds a lotus or a rosary, suggests that the quest for knowledge should not quench.

Lord Ganesha’s head symbolizes the soul, which is the eventual and supreme reality of human existence. His body signifies Maya and His trunk represents “OM”. His ears can hear all our prayers and the snake that runs around his waist, represents energy in all forms. He uses a mouse (represents anger, pride, selfishness etc) to ride, which indicates us to have a control on all these evil passions. And finally the “laddoo” that he holds in his trunk, signifies that one must discover the sweetness of the soul.

Gain the blessings of Lord Ganesha with Clay Ganesha, which is a very special offering to make during Ganesha’s birthday. Clay Ganesha can absorb your karma just like coconuts, and when dissolved in the ocean will dissolve your karma as well.

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How Ganesha Got Elephant’s Head?

There are a few legends attributed to the manifestation or birth of Lord Ganesha; however, the most accepted one is that He was formed by Goddess Parvati, from the material of Her own body. She then instructed Ganesha to guard, while she had her bath. It was during this time that Lord Shiva came there and the steadfast Ganesha did not allow entry to Him. The enraged Shiva, sent His demigods or “Ganas” to conquer Ganesha, but they had to taste defeat. This made Lord Shiva to tackle with Ganesha directly and in the battle, Shiva severed the head of Ganesha. Goddess Parvati, who returned after her bath, became extremely furious after witnessing Ganesha, without head.

Lord Shiva then ordered His “Ganas” to travel in the northward direction and to come with the head of anything that they happened to see first. It so happened, that they saw an elephant and its head was fitted to the body of Parvati’s manifested son.

Lord Shiva then also declared that Ganesha will be the leader of His followers and from this time forth, will be worshipped first in the beginning of all religious activities for successful outcomes. So offer your sincere prayers to the remover of obstacles on this Ganesh Chathurthi.

Offer Your Sincere Prayers to Lord Ganesha on Ganesh Chathurthi 2014!

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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Astrology, Festivals


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Durga Pooja – Significance of Navratri | 2014 Durga Navaratri | Nine Days of Navratri 2014

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What Do Navaratri Pooja Symbolize?

Navaratri is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil and the Nine Nights of pooja symbolizes the nine nights of war between Goddess Durga and Mahishasura. The various forms of Ma Durga are worshipped with great fervor and devotion on these 9 days. The 3 dominant Goddess’ categories worshipped on Navratri are Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati and they share three nights of the nine nights of the Goddesses each. In 2014,  Navaratri begins on 25th September and will continue till 3rd October. 

Importance of Navratri – 9 Days

First three days

Goddess Durga represents the powers to destroy negativity in the form of poverty, laziness, fear, evil and criminal tendencies and She is invoked as a spiritual force in order to destroy all our impurities on the first 3 days.

Second three days

Goddess Lakshmi is predominantly the energy of luxury, wealth and material power and She is worshipped on the next 3 days to bestow her devotees with infinite wealth.

Final three days

Goddess Saraswati, who is in charge of inspiration, knowledge, fine arts, science and technology is worshipped on the final 3 days to have all-round success in life.

How to Access the Energy of Goddess’

The Goddess, who is the invisible divine feminine, lives within the human body and the Goddess’ energy is called the power (Shakti). The yogis and tantrics developed secretive methodologies to access the divine energy and they came up with the sacred diagrams called Yantras and the magical sounds known as mantras, as tools to bring the Goddesses to the earth plane.

Offer Your Prayers to the Goddesses on Navratri 2014

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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Astrology, Festivals


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Navratri 2015| Navaratri 2015 – The Nine Nights of Goddess

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Navratri meaning ‘nine nights’ commences from the first day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Ashwin, which is celebrated then for 9 nights. The word ‘Nav’ means ‘nine’ and ‘ratri’ means ‘night’ and the Navratri festival is celebrated every year according to the Hindu & Navratri Calendar. Navratri 2015 festival started from October 13th – October 21st .

Although, there are many legends attached with Navratri, almost all of them are related to Goddess Shakti and her various forms.

Legend of Navratri

The great legend of Navaratri dates back to the story of the mighty demon Mahishasura, who worshipped Lord Shiva and attained invincible powers. But instead of using these powers for the benefit of humanity, he started killing innocent lives on earth and set out to win the seven lokas. No one was able to save the living creatures from his tyranny and soon he acquired the swargloka.

Therefore, all the Gods, including the Hindu Trinities, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva united their supreme powers and created a divine being called Ma Shakti or Durga.

Goddess Durga, the Warrior Goddess, with all the accumulated power and weapons given by the Gods, fought with Mahishasura which went on for 9 days and finally on the tenth day, Goddess Durgakilled the demon Mahishasura, thus lifting the tyranny of the demon off the innocent lives on earth.

Offer Your Prayers to Goddess Durga on Navaratri 2015.


Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Astrology, Festivals


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