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Suffering from Shani (Saturn) Sade Sati Dasha? Follow these simple Remedies

Posted by Harsh Agarwal on

Sade Sati is a 7½ year long Dasha (the astrological position in our birth chart) of the planet Saturn ruled by lord Shani Dev. Lord Shani is referred as the God of justice and admirer of truth and hard work. He is termed as the balancer of good deeds and bad deeds and often punish the people accordingly. He teaches lessons to the people so that they follow a noble path and work hard in life. It is believed that lord Shani (Saturn) can change the fortunes of the people by turning a rich into the poor and vice-versa. Hence...

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Chath Puja: Pleasing the Sun God

Posted by Megha Goel on

Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival. Chhath puja is performed on kartika Shukla Shahsthi, which is the sixth day of the month of Kartika in the Vikram Samvat. This falls typically in the month of October or November in the Gregorian English Calendar. It is celebrated mainly in Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh of India and in Nepal. It mainly originated in Bihar. The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The God of energy and of the life-force, Jeet is worshiped during the...

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Bhai Dooj- The festival of a beautiful bond

Posted by Megha Goel on

Bhai Dooj- Colors that design a brother’s forehead Bhai dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindu people in most part of India and Nepal on the second lunar Day of Kartika. The celebrations of this festival are like Raksha Bandhan. Sisters get gifts from brothers. In this festival also, sisters pray for the long life of their brother. In the southern part of the India, the day is celebrated as Yama Dwitiya. Regional names of one single festival In northern India, this festival is called Bhai Dooj and this festival is usually observed during Diwali festival. It is usually celebrated by...

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Govardhan Puja: The worship of the holy mountain

Posted by Megha Goel on

Govardhan Puja: The worship of the holy mountain Govardhan Puja, or known as Annakut “mountain of food” is a Hindu festival in which devotees prepare and offer a large variety of vegetarian food (Chappan Bhog) to God as a mark of gratitude. This day also contributes to the incident of Lord Krishna in which he lifted Govardhan Hill to provide the villagers of Vrindavan shelter from torrential rains. The people of Gokul offered food to Lord Krishna and Goverdhan Parvat as a gratitude from saving them. The Annakut festival occurs on the first lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight)...

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Ahoi Ashtami

Posted by Megha Goel on

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which falls approximately between October and November. It is widely observed in the Northern states of India. It usually falls on the eight day of the forthnight. On the Ahoi Ashtami, women keep fast from morning till evening. This fast is usually kept for sons. On this day, women usually buy a drawing of cub for the worship. Prayers are offered to Ahoi Ashtami Bhagawati on this day. History of Ahoi Ashtami A famous story behind this is that once there lived a women in a village. She had seven...

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