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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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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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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Importance of Putrada Ekadashi

Significance & Importance of Putrada Ekadashi Putrada Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day to please Lord Vishnu and seek blessings for your child’s well being. Childless couples  await for this special day so that they could be blessed with a son by the God. As per Hindu culture a son is supposed to conduct the last rites of parents and observe Shraddha after their death. Besides providing the Santaan Sukh, Paush Putrda Ekadashi also provides other benefits like Get rid of sins committed in past and attain moksha Seek well being of your progeny Achieve a sharp intelligence Attain wealth and prosperity Shri Krishna explains the glories of observing the Ekadashi Vratam in Narada Purana by saying : अश्वमेधसहस्राणिराजसूयशतानिच। एकादश्युपवासस्यकलांनार्हन्तिशोडशीम्।। Ashvamedha Sahasrani Rajasuya Shathanicha | Ekadashi upavasasya kalanahithni shodashim || Meaning: Not even thousand Ashvamedha Yagas or hundred Raja Suya Yagas would match the fa…
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Sankashti Chathurthi or Sankat Chauth

Chathurthi is a Tithi in Hindu Calendar. Each lunar month in Hindu Calendar has two Chathurthi Tithis, one is in Krishna paksha and another in Shukla paksha. As per Purnimanth Calendar, the one falls in Krishna paksha is called as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one falls in Shukla paksha is called as Vinayaka Chathurthi. In North India, Sankashti Chaturthi is known as Sankat Chauth. Sankashti Chathurthi is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara Chathurthi or Sankatahara Chathurthi. Sankashti Chathurthi falls in Sankashti Chathurthi falls in month of Magha according to Purnimanth Calendar and in the month of Paush according to Amavasyanth Calendar. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Sakat Chauth is also known as Til-Kuta Chauth, Vakra- Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Sakat Chauth is also known as Til-Kuta Chauth, …
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Makara Sankranthi or Pongal or Utharayan

Makara Sankranthi or Pongal is one of the many festivals associated with seasons. Makara Sankranti  marks beginning of spring season in India, hence it is a harvest festival. It is celebrated for three days. The first day is called Bhogi, the second day is Sannkrathi which is dedicated to worshipping Surya, the Sun god. The third day is Kanuma. During this entire festive season women decorate the entrance of the house (Vakili or Front Porch) with rangoli (muggu or kolam) of varied hues and sizes and place small balls made from cow dung and decorated with pumpkin flowers (Gobbemmalu) in the center.   Makara Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara Rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path (towards the northern hemisphere, hence is known as uttarayan) and from this day begins the six-month long Uttarayana, considered very auspicious for attaining higher worlds hereafter. The traditional Indian calendar is based on lunar positions, Sankranti is a solar ev…
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Shattila Ekadashi

Sattila Ekadashi Significance and Rituals Shattila Ekadashi is also know as Sattila Ekadashi or Tila Ekadashi or Tilda ekadashi or Magh Krishna Ekadashi. In some regions Sattila Ekadashi called as Magh Krishna Ekadashi, as it falls in Magh Maas(As per Purnimanth Calendar) and in Krishna Paksha. The name of the Ekadashi is Sat-Tila is came from Tila (Sesame) Seed. It is believed that donating Til (Sesame) seeds on this day will help in redeeming sins. It is also considered highly auspicious to take bath in water mixed with Tila (sesame seeds) and offer oblations to dead ancestors with water mixed with sesame seeds. All normal rituals associated with Ekadashi Fasting are also observed on this day. Significance and Importance of Sattila Ekadashi Removes all the sins and attains moksha. Keep control on your senses. Get rid of negative thoughts, anger, ego, gossips and other sinful activities. Build your fate stronger by donating sesame (til) seeds, cereal…
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Hindu Festivals in February 2017

Hindu Festivals, Important Days, Vrat Days in February 2017 Date Day Festival 1 Wednesday Vasantha Panchami 2 Thursday Skanda Shashti 3 Friday Ratha Sapthami, Narmada Jayanthi 4 Saturday Bhishma Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami 5 Sunday Masik Karthigai, Mahananda Navami 6 Monday Rohini Vrat 7 Tuesday Jaya Ekadashi 8 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat 10 Friday Magha Purnima, Purnima Vrat, Thai Pusam 12 Sunday Kumbha Sankranthi 14 Tuesday Sankashti Chathurthi, Angarki Chathurthi 17 Friday Yashoda Jayanthi 18 Saturday Kalashtami, Shabari Jayanthi 19 Sunday Janaki Jayanthi 22 Wednesday Vijaya Ekadashi 24 Friday Maha Shivarathri, Pradosh Vratam 26 Sunday Phalgun Amavasya, Surya Grahan 27 Monday Chandra Darshan, Somvar Vrat 28 Tuesday Phulera Dooj List of Hindu Festivals, Important Days, Vrat Days in February 2017.     Listed in Web Directory.
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Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple in Shirdi

The name itself saying that the lord vishnu is in the form of Ganapathi or Vinayaka with panch mukha(five heads). The temple is located in Kankuri village, 2.5 kilometers from Shirdi, Maharashtra. Mr. Bejan Daruwalla, a famous astrologer and staunch devotee and believer of Lord ganesha installed a 7.5 feet height Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganesh idol in new temple on June 13th, 2002 at 12 PM with step by step holy chants by pundits. An idol of mouse(the vehicle or vahan of lord Ganesha) is placed in front of the Ganesh idol in the temple. It is believed that the devotees needs to whisper his/her wish in the ear of the mouse but not disclose it to anybody and the wish would be fulfilled by the lord ganesha. Men used to whisper in the right ear and women in the left ear of the mouse. A temple dedicated to lord Hanuman ji is also present behind the Panchamukhi Vishnu. Sai & Annapoorneswari temple at Panchamukhi Vishnu Ganapathi Temple Ganapathi temple and a temple dedica…
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