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Vaman Jayanti is normally celebrated as a half day vrat upvas. This year Vaman Jayanti will be observed as a half day vrat upvas. The festival of Vaaman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Vaman on the 12th day of the bright half of the month of Bhadarvo. In the 3rd Vachanamrut of Gadhda Pratham Prakran, Lord […]
Sadguru Shatanand Swami names Lord Swaminarayan as below within the Sarvamangala Namavali સર્વમંગલ નામાવલી – મંત્ર ૮૨૯ ૐ લડ્ડુકાદીષ્ટગણપાય નમઃ ભાદરવા શુદ ૪ ના દિવસે ગોળના લાડું, દુર્વા, વગેરે પૂજન સામગ્રીથી ગણપતિની પૂજા કરનારા Sarvamangala Namavali Mantra No. 829 Aum Laḍḍukādīṣhṭagaṇapāya namah Bhādaravā shud 4 nā divase goḷanā lāḍun, durvā, vagere pūjan sāmagrīthī gaṇapatinī pūjā karanārā I bow to the Lord who performed worship of Ganapati with Ladoo (made […]
“Raksha” means protection, “bandhan” means bound or binding. Raksha Bandhan celebration, started tens of thousands of years ago. Bhavishya Puran cites a story that the devas once battled with the danavas (demons) for twelve years. However, the devas lost, including the mighty Indra. So they prepared to fight again. On this occasion, Indrani tied a […]
Shravana is the holiest month of the year for Devotees. All devout followers of Sanatana Dharma around the world observe austerities in this month with great reverence and devotion. Each day of the month has its own significant value. Somvaara – Monday – known as Shravan Somvar, is a special day for Lord Shiva. Managalavaara […]
The Hindola utsav is celebrated from Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vadh 2. The origins of the divinity of Hindola go back to Vrindavan, 5000 years ago where the Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. The Hindola utsav has a special status in the Hindu dharma due to this event because of the […]
The Origins of Chaturmaas King Bali was the grandson of Prahladji, and grew up with the guidance of his grandfather which gave him a good sense of righteousness and bhakti. When King Bali succeeded his grandfather, he became King of the Demons. Bali Raja’s kingdom expanded quickly in all directions, even up towards heavens and […]