Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali

Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali Text, Lyrics in different Languages English | Hindi | Telugu | Tamil| Kannada | Malayalam | Gujarati | Oriya | Bengali Sri Ganesha Astothara Shathanamavali in English oṃ gajānanāya namaḥ oṃ gaṇādhyakṣāya namaḥ oṃ vighnārājāya namaḥ oṃ vināyakāya namaḥ oṃ dtvemāturāya namaḥ oṃ dvimukhāya namaḥ oṃ pramukhāya namaḥ oṃ sumukhāya namaḥ oṃ kṛtine namaḥ oṃ supradīpāya namaḥ oṃ sukha nidhaye namaḥ oṃ surādhyakṣāya namaḥ oṃ surārighnāya namaḥ oṃ mahāgaṇapataye namaḥ oṃ mānyāya namaḥ oṃ mahā kālāya namaḥ oṃ mahā balāya namaḥ oṃ herambāya namaḥ oṃ lamba jaṭharāya namaḥ oṃ hrasva grīvāya namaḥ oṃ mahodarāya namaḥ oṃ madotkaṭāya namaḥ oṃ mahāvīrāya namaḥ oṃ mantriṇe namaḥ oṃ maṅgaḷa svarāya namaḥ oṃ pramadhāya namaḥ oṃ prathamāya namaḥ oṃ prāṅñāya namaḥ oṃ vighnakartre namaḥ oṃ vighnahantre namaḥ oṃ viśva netre namaḥ oṃ virāṭpataye namaḥ oṃ śrīpataye namaḥ oṃ vākpataye namaḥ oṃ śṛṅgāriṇe namaḥ oṃ aśrita vatsalāya n…
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Putra Ganapathi vratham and Rituals

Putra Ganapati Vratham is observed by the childless couple for children. The Vrat is very auspicious and main ritual for Telugu people and dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Putra Ganapathi vratam is also called as Vinayaka Vratham or Vara sidhi vinayaka vratam. The Vrat is observed on the fourth day after Amavasya (Waxing Phase of Moon) in Phalgun month, i.e, on Phalguna Shudha Chavithi. Putra Ganapathi Vratam Rituals Devotees (Childless Couple) should take bath before sunrise & perform Ganesh Puja by chanting Ganesh slokas, Ganesh Ashhtothara Shathanamavali, offer Garika, lotus flowers, Archana & observe fast on this day by praying Lord Ganesha to be blessed with children. Food Offerings to Lord on Putra Ganapati Vratham - Kudumulu, Payasam, jaggery, flattened rice & fruits. Ganesh Slokas to Chant Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye Vakratunda Mahakaaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvig…
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Hindu Festivals, Important & Auspicious Dates in March 2017

Date Day Festival 2 Thursday Vinayaka Chathurthi / Puthra Ganapathi Vratham 3 Friday Skanda Shashti 4 Saturday Masik Karthigai 5 Sunday Bhanu Sapthami, Rohini Vrat 8 Wednesday Sarvesham Ekadashi / Amalaki Ekadashi 9 Thursday Givinda or Narasimha Dwadashi 10 Friday Pradosh Vrat 11 Saturday Masi Magam 12 Sunday Holi, Purnima Vrat 14 Tuesday Meena Sankranthi, Bhai Dooj, Karadaiyan Nombu 16 Thursday Sankashti Chathurthi / Sankatahara Chavithi 17 Friday Ranga Panchami 19 Sunday Bhanu Sapthami, Sheetala Sapthami 20 Monday Kalashtami, Sheetala Ashtami 24 Friday Papamochan Ekadashi 25 Saturday Shani Trayodashi, Pradosh Vrat 26 Sunday Masik Shivaratri, Madhi Krishna Trayodashi 28 Tuesday Chaitra Amavasya, Chaitra Navarathri, Bhaumvati Amavasya 29 Wednesday Ugadi / Telugu Samvathsaradi, Gudi Padwa 30 Thursday Gauri Puja, Matsya Jayanthi …
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How Devi worshipped during Navarathri at Vijayawada Indra Keeladri?

Indra keeldri temple, Vijayawada is well know temple of Goddes Kanaka Durga ma, during the Navarathri the Goddes Durga worshiped in different forms. Navaratri means Nine Nights and Ten Days. As per Amvasyanth Calender, Tthe first day on Ashvayuja Shudha Pournami devi worshiped in the form of Swarna Kavachala Alakrutha Devi. On the second day, on the same ththi and Nakshathra devi worshiped as Bala Thripura Sundari Devi. On the Third Day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Vidiya devi worshiped as Sri Gayathri Devi On the day Four, on Ashvayuja Shudha Thadiya devi worshiped as Sri Mahalakshmi. On the day five, on Ashvayuja Shudha Chavithi devi worshiped as Sri Annapurna Devi. On the day six, on Ashvayuja Shudha Panchami Devi worshiped as Sri Lalitha Thripura Sundari Devi. On the day Seven, on Ashvayuja Shudha Shashti devi worshiped as Sri Saraswathi Devi. On eighth day, on Ashvayuja Shudha Sapthami devi worshiped as Sri Durga Devi. On the day nine, on Ashvayuj…
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Bathukamma – Cultural Festival of Telangana

Bathukamma is the floral festival (Cultural Festival of Telangana) celebrated by the Hindu women in the Indian state of Telangana. The festival is celebrated for Nine Days. Bathukamma festival is celebrated for Nine Days. The festival is followed by Boddemma, it is celebrated two days before the Bhadrapada Amavasya and it marks an ending of Varsha Ruthu (Rainy Season). Bathukamma is a beautiful stack, arranged with different seasonal flowers in concentric layers. Goddess Gauri is worshiped in the form of Bathukamma for these nine days. Last day of the festival is celebrated on Ashwayuja Ashtami Tithi. The day is called as Durgashtami. Dussehra is celebrated on the second day after Durgashtami, i.e, on Ashwayuja Dashami (Tenth day in Ashwayuja month, is called as Vijaya Dashami. The Women gathers and celebrates the festival all the nine days by singing and playing around the Batukamma in traditional dresses. Most Popular Bathukamma Songs.   This …
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Sarvapithru Amavasya or Bhadrapada/Mahalaya Amavasya

Pithru Amavasya is also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Bhadrapada Amavasya or Sarvapithru Amavasya. According to Amavasyanth calender it’s performed on the last day of the month and it is the starting of Vijaya Dashami (dusshera) and Bathukamma. Generally it falls in September- October months of Gregorian calender. This day is a special, most important and highly sacred day for Hindus as every Hindu family express their grattitude to the previous generations of people. Hindus pay homage to their ancestors by way of food offerings on this day. In Telangana, the colorfull festival of flowers i.e. BATHUKAMMA(A Floral Festival), starts on this day and it celebrated for nine days. On this aspicious day Bathukamma is called as Engili Puvvu Bathukamma, because first they pay homage to their ancestors by way of food offerings and then they start making Bathukamma. In Bengal, this day is the beginning of goddes Durga Devi puja festivities i.e., Navarathri Uthsav beginning.
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Adhika Masam (Adhik Maas) Date & Rituals

Adhika Masam Dates Year Year Name Adhika Month Start Date 2018 Vilambi Jyeshta Adhika Masam 16th May 2020 Sharvari Adhika Ashvina / Ashwayuja 18th Sep 2023 Shobhakruthu Sravana Adhika Masam 18th July 2026 Prabhava Jyesta Adhika Masam 2029 Sadharana Chaitra Adhika Masam 2031 Virodhikruthu Bhadrapada Adhika Masam 2034 Ananda Ashada Adhika Masam About Adhik Maas In Hindu religion each and every god is worshiped in a unique way and there is the custom of finding God in each and every festival.  All the twelve months has its own significance in the Hindu Calendar. Adhika Masam comes in every 3 years and it holds as a very special month. There are no festivals in this month, but the donations and rituals done in this month are very sacred. The month of the moon in which Surya Sankranti is not there is known as Adhika Masa. Adhika masa is also known as “Malimlucha Maasa”, “Asankraanta Maasa” (as the su…
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2 Types of Hindu Calendar

There are two Types of Hindu Calendar in regards to month, Amavasyant calendar Purnimant Calendar Amavasyant Calendar (Amanta Lunar Hindu Calendar) In the Amavasyant Calendar the month begins with Amavasya or the new moon, till the next Amavasya. In the Amavasyant calendar Krishna Paksh comes first. It also called as The Amanta Lunar Hindu Calendar. We can understand in, simple as Amavasya+Ant = Amavasyant The Amavasyant Calendar is mainly followed in the southern and eastern states of India: AndhraPradesh Assam Gujarat Goa Karnataka Kerala Maharashtra Tamilnadu Telangana Tripura West Bengal Purnimant Calendar (Purnimanta Lunar Hindu Calendar) In the Purnimant Calendar the month begins with the Purnima or the full moon, till the Purnima. In the Purnimant calendar Shukla Paksh comes first. It also called as The Purnimanta Lunar Hindu Calendar. We can understand in, simple as Purnima+Ant = Purnimant The Purnimant Cale…
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3 Reasons, why do we offer coconut to the God?

In Hindu religion one of the most common offerings to the God (in Temples, at homas or at any religious events) is a coconut. In Sanskrit coconut is called as Sriphala, means The Fruit of God. The Hindus believe that the coconut is the purest form of offering that one can render unto God. Why do we break coconut in front of the God? Coconut has very peculiar features like no other fruit or vegetable, with features like a hard, dark out shell with a soft white inner shell and filled with sweet water. The outer shell of the coconut resembles your ego, anger and all the negative qualities that can be associated. When you break coconuts in front of God or in homas, it shows that you are leaving ego, anger and all other the negative qualities. The white inner layer resembles the pure and all positive qualities. When you break coconuts by flattering in front of the God, it shows that asking for blessings with your pure heart, to keep your life pure and positive. The swee…
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How Weekdays called in different languages..?

Vara / Vasara refers to the weekdays. The names of the Vara in different Hindu Calenders may vary slightly from region to region also based on language. Below table shows Hindu Calendar days in different languages. English Sanskrit Telugu Tamil Malayalam Kannada Bengali Hindi Sunday Ravi Vasara Adivaram or Aitharam Nyayiru Njaayar Bhanuvara Rabibar Ravivara Monday Soma Vasara Somavaram Thingal Thinkal Somavara Somabar Somavara Tuesday Mangala Vasara Mangalavaram Chevvai Chovva Mangalavara Mangalbar Mangalavara Wednesday Budha Vasara Budhavaram Arivan or Buthan Budhan Budhavara Budhbar Budhavara Thursday Guru Vasara or Brihaspathi Vasara Guruvaram or Besthavaram Vyazhan Vyaazham Guruvara Brihaspathibar Guruvara Friday Shukra Vasara Shukravaram Velli Velli Shukravara Shukrabar Sukravara Saturday Shani Vasara Shanivaram Kaari or Sani Shani Shanivara Shanibar Sanivara Wee…
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Paush Purnima 2019 Date, Significance and Importance

Paush Purnima Date Paush Purnima 2019 Date - Monday, 21st January Paush Purnima 2020 Date - Friday, 10th January The day when Purnima falls in the month of Paush or Pushyam is treated as Paush Purnima. It marks the end of Paush Maas and the beginning of the Magh month (As per Purnimanth Calendar). The Significance of Paush Purnima

On Paush Purnima devotees observe other festivals and vrat like Shakambhari Jayanthi, Satyanarayana Vratham, and Charta Festival. The famous Magh Mela in Allahabad starts on the next day of Paush Purnima. Pushyabhishek Yatra is celebrated in Sri Krishna temples all over India. Goddess Laxmi, Lord Shiva, and Lord Brahma are also worshiped on this day.

Ritual bath on Paush Pournima during the Magh Mela considered as very much auspicious. Thousands of devotees converge at the temple town of Prayag (Allahabad) for the holy bath at Triveni Sangamam.

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Shiva Panchakshara Stostram in Telugu

Shiva Panchakshari Stotram in Telugu lyrics ఓం నమః శివాయ శివాయ నమః ఓం ఓం నమః శివాయ శివాయ నమః ఓం నాగేంద్రహారాయ త్రిలోచనాయ భస్మాంగరాగాయ మహేశ్వరాయ | నిత్యాయ శుద్ధాయ దిగంబరాయ తస్మై “న” కారాయ నమః శివాయ || 1 || మందాకినీ సలిల చందన చర్చితాయ నందీశ్వర ప్రమథనాథ మహేశ్వరాయ | మందార ముఖ్య బహుపుష్ప సుపూజితాయ తస్మై “మ” కారాయ నమః శివాయ || 2 || శివాయ గౌరీ వదనాబ్జ బృంద సూర్యాయ దక్షాధ్వర నాశకాయ | శ్రీ నీలకంఠాయ వృషభధ్వజాయ తస్మై “శి” కారాయ నమః శివాయ || 3 || వశిష్ఠ కుంభోద్భవ గౌతమార్య మునీంద్ర దేవార్చిత శేఖరాయ | చంద్రార్క వైశ్వానర లోచనాయ తస్మై “వ” కారాయ నమః శివాయ || 4 || యఙ్ఞ స్వరూపాయ జటాధరాయ పినాక హస్తాయ సనాతనాయ | దివ్యాయ దేవాయ దిగంబరాయ తస్మై “య” కారాయ నమః శివాయ || 5 || పంచాక్షరమిదం పుణ్యం యః పఠేచ్ఛివ సన్నిధౌ | శివలోకమవాప్నోతి శివేన సహ మోదతే ||   shiva panchakshara stotram in telugu, Shiva Panchakshari Mantram in Telugu
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Lingashtakam

Lingashtakam is a hymn in praise of Lord Siva. Shiva is also also called as Maheswara, Rudra, Pasupati, Shankara etc. The Linga is a symbol for Siva and there are eight phrases in hymn, So it is called as Lingashtakam. Find Lingashtakam Text, Script, Lyrics in English | Hindi | Telugu | Tamil | Kannada | Malayalam | Gujarati | Oriya | Bengali Lingashtakam-English Brahma Muraari Suraarchita Lingam Nirmala Bhashita Shobhita Lingam Janma-ja-Dukha Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam   Devamuni Prava-raarchita Lingam Kaamadaham Karunaakara Lingam Raavana Darpa Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sada Shiva Lingam   Sarva Sugandha Sulepitha Lingam Buddhi Vivardhana Kaarana Lingam Siddha Suraasura Vanditha Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam   Kanaka Mahaamani Bhooshitha Lingam Phanipathi Veshtitha Shobhitha Lingam Daksha Suyajna Vinaashaka Lingam Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam   …
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Hindu Calendar or Panchangam

Understanding Hindu Calendar or Panchangam Hindu Calendar or Panchangam is a collective name for the lunar calendars. Since ancient times it has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization and today there are several regional Hindu Calendars. There are 2 types of Hindu Calendar read more here. Some of the more prominent regional Hindu Calendars include the Assamese Calendar, Bengali Calendar, Malayalam Calendar, Nepali Calendar, Tamil Calendar, Telugu Calendar, and Kannada Calendar. An ancient Hindu Vedic Calendar is called as Panchangam/Panchang/Panjika, which refers to Panch(Five)+Angam(Limbs) in Sanskrit.  5 Attributes of Hindu Panchang Hindu Calendar is based on Muhurtha or Muhurtham, A Hindu muhurtha or muhurtham (moment) can be represented in five attributes of Hindu astronomy. The five limbs or five attributes of Hindu calendar are Tithi, Vara, Nakshatra, Yoga, Karana. Vara / Vasara – The Weekday Tithi/Thithi – A Lunar day Nakshatra…
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