Akshaya Tritiya Puja
Akshay Tritiya or Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. Akshay Tritiya 2010 date is May 16th. Akshay Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the first half of the Hindu month of Vaishakha (Vaishakha Shudda Tritiya or Thadiya). As per the Hindu traditions and culture, Akshay Tritiya is considered as the most significant day to perform sacred deeds (Punya Karya). In Sanskrit, the meaning of Akshay is “never diminishing”. As the meaning says, on the day of Akshay Tritiya people never feel the dearth of happiness or bliss. According to the Hindu Astrology, especially in terms of Muhurtas, Akshaya Tritiya is considered as one of the three most auspicious Muhurtas (Sade-Teen Muhurat). One is the first thithi of the Chaitra Month (Ugadi Day), second is the tenth thithi of the Lunar month Ashwin or Aswayuja masam (Vijaya Dashami Day) and the third one is the third thithi of Vaishakha masa, the Akshaya Tirtiya Day. It is also referred as Unboojha Muhurat.
Poornima is an auspicious day in Hinduism. Poornima is the full moon day and many important rituals and festivals takes place on full moon day. In South India, the day is known as Pournami. Upvaas (Fasting) is observed on this day by some people. The Purnima Fasting begins at Sunrise and ends after sighting the Moon. Most people only take food after seeing the moon or after evening Pooja. In some places in South India, the Pournami Vratam is dedicated to Devi, Mother Goddess. Special Poojas are performed in temples on Poornima day including the Pournami Pooja. Satyanarayana or Satya Narayana Puja is another important Pooja performed on the Purnima day
A Diwali pooja is worship to the Deities of the Hindu Religion in the form of prayer, offerings and sacrifices. The day of Diwali is important since it signifies the worship and praise of devotees to the various deities; but most importantly, it is a day of praise to Goddess Lakshmi and by extension the divine mother of the entire universe and the earthly (physical) mother. Most devout Hindus perform the Dipavali Pooja in a fixed, ritualistic pattern, by celebrating in praise and offerings to Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, The Nine Planets, Kalsa (representing the Universe) and Mother Lakshmi. Divali is referred to as the festival of lights. During this festival, Poojas are offered to Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of Wealth. She is asked to bless the household with wealth and bring prosperity in all endeavours for the coming year. In this context, the Lakshmi pooja is the most important ritual performed during Dipawali.According to the belief, Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth & prosperity and Lakshmi Pooja on Diwali day is considered the best way of pleasing her. Lakshmi Pooja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. On this particular day sun enters its second course and passesby Libra, which is represented by the sign of balance. That’s why, the design of Libra has been suggested to be the sign for the balancing of the account books.
Vasant Panchami Puja
Magh Sud 5 (5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magh – falls usually in the month of January or February) is the day of Vasant Panchami and is also celebrated as Shree Panchami or Saraswati Puja in All over the India. Saraswati’s birthday – Vasant Panchami – is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. Hindus celebrate this festival with great fervor in temples, homes and educational institutes alike. Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the ‘Saraswati Vandana’ often begin and end Vedic lessons. The learned and the erudite attach greater importance to the worship of goddess Saraswati. As a practice, only educated people worship her for knowledge and wisdom. They believe that only Saraswati can grant them ‘moksha’ – the final liberation of the soul.
Naag Panchami Puja
Nag Panchami is an important all-India festival and is celebrated on the fifth day of the moonlit-fortnight in the month of Shravan (July /August). In this Year Nag Panchami on 14 August 2010.The prominent Cobra snakes mentioned in the Puranas 9 Nag are Anant, Vasuki, Shesh, Padma, Kanwal, Karkotak, Kalia, Aswatar, Takshak, Sankhpal, Dhritarashtra and Pingal. Some historians state that these were not snakes but Naga Kings of various regions with immerse power. This festival is celebrated on Shravan Shukla Panchami. On this NagPanchami festival’s many devotees in the temple established 600 year old of Shri Snake Temple from the morning – to come and worship full day Abhishek deeds are made. Abhishek after Nagdev deeds of super-rich make-up is done and the evening program is Mahaarti.
Ram Navami Puja
It is said that Rama fulfills the wishes of all those who pray to him on this day The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others.m. It is said that Rama fulfills the wishes of all those who pray to him on this day The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others.
Shravan Mas Shiv Puja
Shravan month, or Shravana Mas, is one of the holiest Hindu months. Sravan Mas is Hindi month is filled with various festivals and auspicious days. The most famous is the Mondays in Shravan month which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and many people observe the famous Somvar Vrat. The Shravan Month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India in 2010 begins on July 27 and ends on August 24. Shravan month is considered highly auspicious and is referred as one of the holiest months in Hindi Calendar. Under this Sravan Mas we do lord Shiva Abhishek Puja or Rudra Abhishek for every Monday or whole month. Mostly devotees do Lagu Rudrabhishek or MahaRudrabhishek. Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the supreme being and is considered to be the destroyer of all evil and negative forces. He protects devotees from evil forces & possible dangers.
Pradosha Vratham Puja
Pradosha Vrat Puja is an auspicious day devoted to Lord Shiva. It falls on the 3 day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Shiva devotees fast from sunrise to sunset and important rituals and pujas are held during the twilight period. Pradosh vrit means the dusk of the early night or evening tide. The best time to worship of Lord Shiva is the sun sets and the night approaches. According to Skanda Purana, this Pradosh Puja is particularly auspicious. An excellent opportunity to seek long life (deergha aus), success, health, peace (shanti & prosperity (pushti) from Siva & Parvati.
Shani Pradosh Puja
Shani Pradosh Puja is dedicated to lord Shiva. Shani Pradosh is the Pradosh vrat falling on Saturday (Shanivar). Saturday is dedicated to Shani dev, one of the Navgrah. Shani Dev is help to keeping the harmful effects of Shani. Shani Pradosh falls on the 13th day (during the shining and fading phase of moon) in a conventional Hindu lunar calendar. It is believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are in playful mood during this period and therefore they will readily fulfill the wishes of the devotees. It is believed that person under the bad influence of Shani can flee it by praying to Shiva on the day.
Chaitra Navratri Puja
The starting of summer and winter season are two very important junctions of climatic. These two periods are taken as blessed opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother. In Sanskrit language the word Navratri exactly means nine nights; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri means nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti are worshipped. Rishi Markandey that the first incarnation of Shakti was as Shailputri. Other incarnations of the Divine Mother are: Brahmcharñi, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri in that order. The festival of Vasanth / Chaitra Navratri (9 nights) begins on the first day of Ashwani of the bright fortnight. In the Navratri festival we are worship three days each devoted of Maa Durga, the Goddess of Valor, Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. During the festival of Navratri (nav = nine and ratri = nights), feasting and fasting take preference over all normal daily activities amongst the Hindus. On the 8th and 9th days of Navratri, Goddess Durga, Vijay ashtami and Maha Navami are worshipped.
Shri Krishna Janmashtami Puja
Krishna Janmashtami, also known as “Krishnashtami”,”Saatam Aatham” ,”Gokulashtami”, “Ashtami Rohini”, “Srikrishna Jayanti”, “Sree Jayanthi” or sometimes merely as “Janmashtami”, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, svayam bhagavan. Krishna Janmashtami is observed on the eighth day of the dark half (Krishna Paksha) of the month of Shraavana in the Hindu calendar, when the Rohini Nakshatram is ascendent. The Hindu calendar being lunar, these two events the day being the eighth of the waning moon (Krishna-paksha Ashtami) and the Rohini Nakshatram being ascendent may overlap for only a few hours. Sri Krishna Jayanti or Sri Krishna Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is also referred as Gokulashtami or Krishnaashtami or Sri Jayanti. Like the numerous names of the festival, Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated by different Hindu sects on two different days. In 2009, Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated on August 13 and August 14. The true significance of Sri Krishna is that he is relevant in the present and even more relevant for the future
Navratri literally means “nine nights.” Navratri is celebrated twice a year, once at the beginning of the New Samvatsar (Hindu New year) in Summers and again at the onset of winter. Navratri or Navratra are therefore known as Chaitra Navratra and Shaardey Navratra on the basis of their occurrence. These nights are devoted to the reverence of Goddess Durga (Maa Durga) who exists in many forms and is the manifestation of the absolute energy that pervades the Universe. During these days and nights prayers are offered to Mother Goddess.To celebrate a good harvest and to propitiate the nine planets, women also plant nine different kinds of food grain seeds in small containers during these nine days and then offer the young saplings to the goddess.The 9 nights festival of Navratri begins on the first day of Ashwina of the bright fortnight. Seeds are sown, sprouting is watched, the planets are consecrated, and on the 8th and 9th days, Goddess Durga, Vijay-ashtami and Mahanavami are worshipped.
The new moon day is called Amavasya and is observed as a day of fasting in many Hindu households. Since the Hindu calendar is organized according to the lunar month, Amavasya is the beginning of the new lunar month which last 29 days. Many festivals, the most famous being Diwali (the festival of lights) are observed on this day. The importance of Amavasya is that it is a day of new beginnings. It is a time to discard the old (habits, thought processes, failures and negative influences) and embrace the promise of new ? light? that the new moon brings to us. The ?dark? side of the moon is revealed on this day as the moon completes its waning cycle of fourteen days ? the ancients considered this day with a lot of fear and trepidation because they thought that the moon had been swallowed by the sun. The first day of the waning cycle is actually the full moon day, also called purnima.
Shani Amavasya puja
Shree Saturn Amavasya festival is held of Kartik Krishna Amavasya in the temple Navagrah.Shani Amavasya is the Amavasya day that falls on a shanivar or Saturday. Some Hindu communities consider Amavasya as inauspicious day and the Amavasya that falls on Saturday is even more inauspicious day. But the Hindu communities that follow Sauramana Calendar (Solar Calendar) consider Amavasya as auspicious. They worship Lord Shani, who is the supreme God in one’s fortune, on the day of Shani Amavasya. In 2010 on 06 November Saturday. Shani is called as Sanaischara, Shanishwara, Chaya Putra etc. On this ospicious day we are organizing a megha event. We will do Shani Dev Abhishekam and Shani Shanti Yagya. If you would like to Remove Shani Dosh, evil of Shani Sadesati, MahaDasha etc then you must not drop this opportunity.
Maha Shivratri Pooja
This festival is celebrated to Phalguna Krishna Chaturdashi. Shiva Purana further says that performing abhisheka of Shiva Linga with six different dravyas including milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water while chanting Sri Rudram, Chamakam. Milk is for the blessing of purity and piousness. Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny. Honey is for sweet speech. Ghee is for victory. Sugar is for happiness. Water is for purity. Performing Maha Shivaratri Pooja Following the method prescribed in Shiva Purana For MahaShivaratri, priests perform ritual puja of Shiva Linga every three hours all through the day and night of Shivaratri Festival. During this pooja, chants of Om Namah Shivaya and sounds of bells reverberate in the temple. Following the bath with milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water that helps in the purification of the soul a vermilion paste is applied on the Linga as it represents virtue. These six items form an indispensable part of Shivaratri, be it a simple ceremony at home or grand temple worship
Shardiya Navratri Pooja
This festival is celebrated to Ashwin Shukla. The party set up in the temple of Pitambara means Mother Goddess Baglamukhi morning makeup is done by the anointing. Durga Navratri is the most celebrated festive season for Hindus. Nine auspicious days dedicated to Goddess Durga (Mother Goddess) are observed as Durga Navaratri. In 2010, Durga Navratri starts with Kalash Puja on October 8 and ends with Vijaya Dashami on October 17. Lalita Panchami, Maha Saptami, Durgashtami, Maha Navami and Vijaya Dashami are the main festivals during Saran Navaratri Pooja.
Vasanta Chaitra Navaratri Pooja Chaitra Navratri, also popular as Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. Chaitra Navratri is also called as Vasant Navratri or Basant Navratri. This festival marks the beginning of Vasant ruthu (spring season). It is also called as Sri Rama Navratras. Sri Ram Navratri ends on Ram Navami festival. In this Navaratri We do Durga pooja and Ram Pooja too.
Guru Purnima Puja
]This festival is celebrated on the full Ashadh Shukla. On this festival many devotees in the temple established Shri Panchmukhi Mahadev (Lingrup and Murthyrup) comes and worship from the philosophy of the morning and full day abhishek and karma is made by Shiva devotees. After Abhishek karma end gorgeous makeup is deeds of Shri Panchmukhi Mahadev and the evening program is done Mahaarti. After this all night is the anointing of lord Bholenath.
Sankashti Chaturthi Puja
Sakashti Chaturthi Puja or Ganesh Sankasht Chaturthi Vrata, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a Hindu lunar month. It falls on the 4th day in a Krishna Paksha lunar fortnight or on the fourth day after full moon or Purnima. Ganesha devotees observe a fast (fasting – upvaas) on Sankashta Chaturthi Vrit days. Here are the dates of Sankashti Chaturti.
Dhanteras marks the first day of five-days-long Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanwantari Triodasi, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik (October/November). In the word Dhanteras, “Dhan” stands for wealth. On Dhanteras Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. Hence Dhan Teras holds a lot more significance for the business community. Dhanteras in 2010 on 03 Nov 2010. The festival of Dhanteras is observed on the 13th day of Krishna Paksh in the month of Karthik. This is also known as Yamadeep. Dhanteras puja is performed 2 days before Diwali. Dhanteras Puja is also known as Dhanvantri Jayanti Puja. On this festival, we pray for good health and wealth for the family. We worship to God Dhanvantari for Health and Lord Kuber to Wealth.
Gudi Padwa Puja ‘
The festival of Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the forth day of Diwali festival. Women pray for the well being of her husband and in return he presents gifts to her. The Gudi Padwa festival holds an important place in the Hindu families. On this day wife puts tikka on his forehead and performs special pooja ceremony to seek blessings of God for him. Gudi Padwa festival marks the expression of devotion, care and affection by a wife to her husband. On the festival of Gudi Padwa people invites their newly wedded daughters and son-in-laws and offer them special dishes and gifts. The festival of Gudi Padwa is falls on the first day of the Chaitra (March-April) month. It is celebrated as the New Year day by Maharashtrians. Gudi Padwa is also known as Ugadi festival in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. This festival marks the beginning of the spring season. This festival also symbolizes love and devotion between the wife and husband. On the festive, courtyards in village houses will be swept clean and plastered with fresh cow dung. Women and children work on intricate rangoli designs on their doorsteps, the vibrant colors mirroring the burst of color associated with spring. Everyone dresses up in new clothes and it is a time for family gatherings. For Farmers, this is a festival marking the end of one Harvest and the beginning of another, was a festival heralding the beginning of a New Year.
New Year Puja
New Year Puja is based on the sun’s position. The New Year is a time for celebrating new and prosperous beginnings. Annual new year which is start from 1 January. On this day we do New Year pooja for 2011. By this puja you may get more positive results in new year. You may drop old problems on this day by this puja.
Rishi Panchami Puja
Rishi Panchami is falls on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha in the in the month of August and September (Bhadra in Hindi month). In Hill district of North India and Nepal Rishi Panchami Puja is of great importance to the Hindu community. Rishi Panchami is also the final day fasting or Vrata for those who observe three-day Hartalika Teej fasting. Rishi Panchami Puja is very difficult that any other festival. The fast or vrata on Rishi Panchami is performed strictly by men and women. On Rishi Panchami day, Devotees perform ritual bath in holy rivers or other water bodies. They clean their hands 108 times and the mouth also 108 times. Lord Ganesha, Navagraha (nine planetary Gods), Saptarshis (seven Sages) and Arundathi are worshipped. Woman offer the Prasad to Gods and wash her husband’s feet. Then, women once more perform sacred bath. They rub the special red mud for several times on different parts of the body. They sprinkle water over head and brush the teeth for 360 times with Dantiwan, a sacred plant. With taking ritual bath once again in sacred water devotees believe blessed that their all sins are cleansed away
Shiva ratri Vrata includes – Shivaratri Shiva puja, Shiv ratri upavas or upavasam, and Shivaratree Jagran or Jagaran. Lord Shiva is known as Bhola Shankar or Bhakta Sulabha which means the one who is very much dedicated to his devotees. Those who worship him with their mind and heart will be blessed with happiness and prosperity. Devotees worship Shivalinga form of Lord Shiva during Shivratri.
Karwa Chauth Pooja
The fast of Karwa Chauth is kept 9 days before Diwali. It falls on the fourth day of the Kartik month by the Hindu calendar (fourth day of the waning moon or the dark fortnight). Karwa Chauth is considered one of the most important fasts observed by the married Hindu women. On this day the women pray for the welfare and long life of their husbands. The festival is followed mainly in the northern parts of the country. Married women eat food early in the morning, before sunrise. They are not supposed to eat or even drink water during the day. In the evening the ladies listen to the Karwa Chauth Katha (the legend). The fast is over after the moonrise.