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What Are the Items Required for Varalakshmi Pooja?

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Varalakshmi Pooja Varalashmi Pooja, more popularly known as the Varalakshmi Vratham, is a festival celebrated to worship Vara Lakshmi, the boon-giving form of Lakshmi, the Supreme Goddess of Wealth. This festival is celebrated mainly in the Southern parts of the country and observed with faith by married women. It is believed that by propitiating the […]

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What Can We Eat on Varalakshmi Vratham?

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Varalakshmi Vratham Goddess Lakshmi is the Universal Divine Mother. Being the divine consort of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, Lakshmi remains the Goddess of virtually all good things in life, like wealth, health, beauty, love, power, fortune, prosperity, and joy. She is a compassionate divinity whose mere glance is enough to wipe out poverty and sorrow […]

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What should we do on Naga Chaturthi?

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Naga Panchami is a Hindu festival, which features snake worship. The festival gets its name from the two words – ‘naga’ meaning serpent, and ‘panchami’, meaning the fifth day of the moon’s waxing or waning. Naga Panchami is celebrated in the month of Shravan (July/August), as per the Hindu lunar calendar. History of Naga Panchami […]

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Significance Of Aadi Perukku

Aadi month has great significance as it is related to the onset of the monsoon season and is associated with some religious observances. Aadi Perukku festival is a festival of prosperity and good fortune. It falls on the 18th of the Tamil month, Aadi. Aadi Perukku festival is celebrated mostly in Tamilnadu in south India. […]

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What is Aadi Perukku?

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Aadi Perukku is a festival related to prosperity and fertility. It falls during Aadi Tamil month. The beginning of the monsoon season marks a season of abundance in nature and the lives of human beings. Aadi perukku is also called the Aadi monsoon festival. It is celebrated on the 18th day of Aadi month. In […]

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9 Most Beautiful Goddess Lakshmi Temples of India

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In India, there are many beautiful temples for the worship of Goddess Lakshmi. Here is a list of nine such temples.

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Madhusudana – The slaying of the twin demonic forces – Madhu and Kaitabha

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The word Madhusudana means ‘slayer of Madhu’. This name is often used for Krishna in the Mahabharata epic, especially by the Pandava prince, Arjuna, in the Bhagvad Gita section. Madhu was an Asura or demon who was killed by Lord Vishnu in his horse-like incarnation, Hayagriva. The demon’s twin brother, Kaitabha, was also killed by […]

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Ten Most Powerful Weapons Found in Ancient Hindu Epics

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Ancient Hindu epics and Puranas often describe fearsome and bloody battles between the forces of good and evil. The gods and demons too often play a role in such encounters, along with their powerful and awe-inspiring weapons. Here is a list of the 10 most powerful weapons mentioned in the ancient Hindu epics. Vajra, The […]

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True Facts of Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamilnadu

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People from all over southern India visit the Vaitheeswaran Koil in Tamilnadu to worship Lord Vaidyanathar/ Vaitheeswaran (Lord Shiva) and seek remedies for various health problems. Lord Vaitheeswaran is considered as the “God of Healing”. Hindus believe that praying to Lord Vaitheeswaran can cure all diseases and also bring mental peace. Vaitheeswaran Koil is sought after by devotees for getting relief from adverse planetary effects. People perform […]

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Narayaneeyam Chanting for Curing Diseases

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The Narayaneeyam is a condensed version of the Srimad Bhagavatam. It was composed by Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri (1560–1666 AD), who was a great devotee and scholar. He lived in Guruvayur, a famed temple town in Kerala. Bhattathiri was a highly celebrated Sanskrit poet of Kerala.  Narayaneeyam tells the story of Lord Narayana. It consists of […]

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Panchmukhi Hanuman Story That Will WOW You for Sure

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In Hindu mythology, Mahabali, Veda Vyasa, Vibhishana, Kripacharya, Parasurama, Ashwatthama, and Hanuman are Chiranjeevis or immortals. Hanuman is a revered devotee of Lord Rama. Hanuman is said to have knowledge gained both by birth and deeds. He is faster than the wind, has great morale, and possesses Ashta Aishwarya Siddhi, as well as the power […]

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How is Narasimha Jayanti celebrated?

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Lord Vishnu took many avatars or incarnations to rid the world of evil and re-establish Dharma on earth. Narasimha, his half-man, half-lion avatar, is the fourth incarnation. He took this incarnation to save his devotee, Prahlad, and kill the demon Hiranyakashipu.   The 14th day in the Hindu month of Vaishaka, Shukla Paksha (waxing moon […]

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