Religious Festivals – Sri Rama Navami

Ram Navami Celebrations aims to mark the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu calendar, the Ram Navami ceremony falls on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra.

In some place of India, people call this festival as ‘Sri Rama Navratri’
Lord Rama is one of the major Gods in Hinduism. Millions of devotees worship Him everyday. There are three main religious festivals offered to the deity Rama are Rama Navami, Dussehra and Diwali.

Rama Navami is observed as the birthday of Lord Rama along with the marriage day of Rama and Sita. The Hindu ninth day is the Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami. Many are spreading wishes of happiness and good health to mark the birth of Lord Rama. This year the festival falls on April 2 Thursday.

Ram Navami Puja

All over the world Hindus organize Ram Navami puja. Most of the people keep fast on this day. During the Ram Navami puja generally, devotees prefer to be on a satvik food which means food cooked without salt. There is no specific rights and ritual to perform pooja.


People visit temples and listen to stories of Ram Janam (Rama’s birth) and various other legends from Ramayana. Bhadrachalam Temple in Telangana is dedicated to Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.


The wedding anniversary of Lord Rama and His consort Sita is celebrated each year with much fanfare on the auspicious day of Rama Navami.
The event is popularly known as Shri Ramanavami Kalyanam Utsava.

Regions Where Rama Is Worshiped

In India, Lord Rama is worshiped in every state. The deity has His temples in places like Ayodhya, Odisha, Bihar, Nashik, Jammu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. Etc.

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Overcome Difficulties with Blessings of Lord Shani Dev

Lord Shani Dev

Lord Shani Dev

Overcome Difficulties with Blessings of Lord Shani Dev

Shani Dev or Planet Saturn is the son of Surya Dev and Chhaya and the brother of Lord Yama, the God of death. Lord Shani plays the role of a judge like Lord Yama. Saturday is the most auspicious day to worship Lord Shani Dev and seek His divine blessings.

The difference is that while Lord Shani rewards or punishes a person as per his/her deeds during his lifetime, Lord Yama rewards or punishes a person after death. It is believed that devotees overcome problems related to occupation, finances, mental state, society, family and body by worshipping Lord Shani.

Lord Shani Dev is worshipped by offering the above and chanting the following mantras. Aasanam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while taking the posture or aasana, Padya Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering water to the feet of Lord Shani Dev.

Ardhya Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while pouring water.Aachamaniya Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while drinking water, Snanam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while bathing the Lord.

Vasram Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering the black cloth.Gandham Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering incense sticks or camphor. Pushpamalam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering a garland of flowers.

Deepam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while lighting lamps. Akshatam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering rice. Naivedyam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering til.Dakshinam Samarpayanami – This mantra is chanted while offering dakshina. Devotees end the puja after chanting Namaskaram Karomi.

Puja Essentials

A number of puja items are required for worshiping Lord Shani Dev. The most important items are:

Black “til” and rice
Mustard oil
Lamps
Incense sticks
Flower garland
Coconut
Black cloth

Abhishekam is done to Lord Shani Dev by offering mustard oil. This is how you get shani dev blessings.

 

 

Shree Ballaleshwar Temple (Ashtavinayak)

Shree Ballaleshwar Temple

Ballaleshwar Temple

Shree Ballaleshwar Temple (Ashtavinayak)

Ballaleshwar “Ballal’s Lord” temple is one of the eight temples of Lord Ganesha. Among Ganesha temples, Ballaleshwar is the only incarnation of Ganesha that is known by his devotee’s name. It is located in the village of Pali which is at a distance of 30 km from Karjat in the Raigad district. It is situated between fort Sarasgad and the river Amba.

The original wooden temple was renovated in 1760 to make way for a new stone temple designed by Shri Fadnis. Built in the shape of the letter Shri, it was made by mixing lead with the cement during construction. The east-facing temple was carefully positioned so that, as the sun rises, sun rays fall directly on the murti during worship. The temple contains a bell that was brought back by Chimaji Appa after his defeat of the Portuguese in Vasai and Sasti.

The temple complex encircles two lakes and is tiled throughout. There are two sanctums in the temple, an inner and an outer sanctum. The inner canctum is 15 feet (4.6 m) high, while the outer sanctum is only 12 feet (3.7 m) high. The outer sanctum contains a murti in the shape of a rat, holding modak in its hands while facing Ganesha. The main hall of the temple is 40 feet (12 m) long and 20 feet (6.1 m) wide and contains eight pillars resembling cyprus trees.

The murti of Vinayaka sits on a stone throne, facing east with its trunk turned left and sitting against a background of silver which displays Riddhi and Siddhi waving chamaras. The murti’s eyes and navel contain diamonds.

About The Legend

In the village of Pali lived a successful businessman named Kalyan with his wife, Indumati. Their son, Ballal, and the other children in the village used to play puja, using stones in place of murtis. Once, the children, going to the outskirts of the village, saw a very large stone. At the insistence of Ballal, the children worshiped the stone as Ganesha. Led by Ballal, the children became so engrossed in their worship that they forgot about hunger and thirst; day and night.

Meanwhile, the parents of the village anxiously waited for their children to come home. When the children did not return on time, they all went to Kalyan’s house and complained about his son Ballal. Kalyan, flying into a rage, took a stick and went in search of the children. Eventually, he found the children listening to the Ganesha Purana. In his fury, he destroyed the small temples built by the children, who fled away in terror, leaving Ballal by himself. Ballal, completely submerged in devotion to Ganesha, was grabbed by his father and beaten until blood drenched his clothes. His father proceeded to tie him to a tree and trampled on all the puja materials collected by the children. Lifting the large stone which the children had treated as Ganesha, he threw it to the ground, breaking it into pieces. He taunted Ballal, “Now we shall see which God protects you!” Going home, he left his own son bound to the tree to die.

Still bound to the tree, Ballal cursed his father for having insulted Ganesha, “May he become blind, deaf, dumb, and hunchbacked for his disrespect to the son of Parvati!” Though filled with pain, hunger, and thirst, he continued chanting the name of Ganesha until, exhausted, he fainted. On waking, Ballal entreated Ganesha to come to his aid. Lord Ganesha, moved by the child’s devotion, appeared in the form of a sadhu before Ballal and untied him from the tree. On seeing Ganesha, Ballal’s thirst and hunger vanished; his wounds were healed and he was completely invigorated. He prostrated before the sadhu, recognizing him as Ganesha, and worshipped him. Ganesha told Ballal he would bless him with whatever he asked for as a reward for his devotion. Ballal entreated, “May I be your unshakeable devotee, and may you always stay in this place and remove the miseries of the people who seek refuge in you.” Ganesha said, “I shall ever remain here, and will take your name before mine, being worshiped as Ballal’s Lord (BallalEshwar).” He embraced Ballal and vanished into the nearby stone. The stone’s cracks disappeared and was made whole again.

That stone statue is called Ballaleshwar. The stone idol which Kalyan threw to the ground is also known as Dhundi Vinayak. This is a swayambhu murti and is worshiped before Ballaleshwar is worshiped.

Nithya puja (Daily Puja at Home Vidhi)

Nithya Puja

Nithya puja

Nithya puja (Daily Puja at Home Vidhi)

Nithya Puja or everyday puja In the Hindu Culture is considered as the most straightforward approach to passion our tribute to the incomparable god for offering us with this life and satisfying every one by fulfilling our desires in view of our Karmas. It is a modest method to ship our appreciation to the ruler and the convention past ages.

From the ancient ages of Rishis, Daily Puja has picked up its significance both as an otherworldly practice and Aaradhana. This consecrated action performed amid the morning is the ideal approach to begin a day and it indicates the famous Sanskrit Saying “Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavanthu”  (which means wishing happiness for all).

Performing Puja isn’t kept to your age, gender orientation or economic well-being. The main thing that issues is a sheer commitment and unadulterated bhakti. The vast majority of us perform Daily Puja yet someplace we’ll be uncertain about the technique of adoring the God appropriately.

Let us know to perform Puja at Home in a precise and basic way to look for the most extreme fulfillment.

Procedure for Nithya Puja

Typically, every home will have a different place to perform Puja or you can pick a place where there is less diversion.

Sit on a bit of fabric or tangle confronting North or East.

In the first place, you’ll clean the place and idols by sprinkling few drops of water. Utilize a different fabric to wipe the icons and later on, apply Kumkum to idols.

Light the lights and guarantee that you are putting two deepams on either side of the mandapam one confronting east (towards the sun) or another confronting North (for a divine being).

In the wake of lighting the lights, you’ll start with Ganesha stotra took after by Guru Stuthi on the grounds that Vedas give more significance to Guru than the God.

At that point, you’ll begin droning shlokas and songs in the acclaim of your God as Stothram. According to your opportunity and accommodation, you can read and sing the same number of shlokas you need as indicated by your family customs.

Subsequent to worshiping with shlokas, you will design the God with blooms and offer incense sticks took after by Naivedyam.

At last, you’ll end Puja by lighting Camphor and Performing aarti.

Shri Batuk Bhairav Temple – Varanasi

Shri Batuk Bhairav Temple - Varanasi

Batuk BhairavTemple

Shri Batuk Bhairav Temple – Varanasi

Shri Batuk Bhairav Temple Varanasi is one of the relgious temple in india. Lord Bhairav is an fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva.The Bal Rup(cradle)of Lord Kala Bhairava is known as Batuk Bhairav. Vigyan Bhairav or Bhairav Tantra text defines Bhairav as Bhaya sarvan ravayati sarvado -vyapako khileIti bhairavo shbdasya santatocharacchivah.

The origin of Bhairava can be traced to the conversation between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu recounted in “Shiv Maha-Puran” where Lord Vishnu asks Lord Brahma who is the supreme creator of the Universe. Arrogantly, Brahma tells Vishnu to worship him because he (Brahma) is the supreme creator. This angered Shiva who then incarnated in the form of Bhairava to punish Brahma.

About the Deity Lord Bhairav

Bhairava beheaded one of Brahma’s five heads and since then Brahma has only four heads. When depicted as Kala Bhairava, Bhairava is shown carrying the decapitated head of Brahma. Cutting off Brahma’s fifth head made him guilty of the crime of killing, and as a result, he was forced to carry around the head for years and roam as Bhikshatana, a mendicant, until he had been absolved of the sin.

In the form of the frightful Bhairava, Shiva is said to be guarding each of these Shaktipeeths. Each Shaktipeeth temple is accompanied by a temple dedicated to Bhairava.

BHAIRAV MANDIR VARANASI – KASHI

He was born from the Third eye of lord Shiv and he is a symbol or his Anger. he cut one of the heads of Brahma himself when ordered by lord shiv. but when he did so he got Brahm Hayta Paap ( sin for doing so ) so lord shiv adviced him to go to kashi where he will get rid of the sins. and also told him to stay there and take care of his devotees. Batuk Bhairav is Small (child) form of Bhairav Naath which is one of the incarnations of Lord Shiv. The temple in Kashi (Varanasi) has many miracles in store for every one of us from hundreds of years it’s the same. Nothing has been changed.

Its main attraction for Tantrik community and also for aghori’s . But though common men also very much devoted and has so much of faith in Shree Batuk Bhairav. In this temple there is Akhand Deep (lamp which burns for ever) and its believed to have magical powers of Lord Bhairav . And there are many dogs near the temple which is Vaahan (transport) of Bhairav . Interesting thing here is these dogs during the aarti time produce voice which is similar to Shankh & these dogs don’t harm anyone.

The oil of the Akhand Deep is miraculous for many persons. Those who have some disease it helps to cure them and also the wounds. Stranger thing is this oil acts as a medicine for dog bite! According to peoples its proven many times If someone suffering from dog bite and immediately if the oil will applied on that portion then it really helps to cure it .Several person come here daily to fulfill their wish ! It’s said that in Kalyug Shree Bhairav is the God which gives relief to the devotee very fast than any other.