Spirituality

Special pujas performed to Lord Shiva on the occasion of beginning Karthika Masam

Special pujas were performed to Lord Siva at all Saiva temple across the district. Ekadasa Rudrabhishekams,Laksha Bilwarchana performing in the auspicious day beginning of Karthika Masam on Thursday. Shiva temple were decorated. A large number of devotees were Amareswara Swamy temple at Amaravati and performed abhishekams to Lord Siva seeking his blessings. Similarly, thousands of devotees visited Sri Trikoteswara Swamy temple at Kotappakonda on the occasion of first day Karthika Masam. Devastanam authorities performed special pujas and abishekams to the presiding deity Trikoteswara Swamy since wee hours of Thursday. A large number of devotees visited the temple and broke coconuts ...

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Naraka Chaturdashi Importance and Significance..!!

narak chaturdashi importance and significance

Choti Diwali is celebrated a day before the grand Diwali celebrations. It marks the second day of the five-day long Diwali festival which is also called as Panch Maha Parva. It begins on Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. Choti Diwali is also called as Narak Chaturdashi, Narak Chaudas or even Kali Chaturdashi. Apart from the traditions and rituals, Choti Diwali is a festival full of fun and enjoyment. Decked up in traditional outfits, people celebrate the festival with a lot of enthusiasm and joy. The biggest festival of the year is marked by lighting diyas and fireworks, making rangolis, ...

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All You Need to Know About Dhanteras or Dhanathrayodashi

typical diwali celebration or puja in india with diya

Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi marks the first day of the Diwali festivities. The day is believed to be dedicated to Lord Kubera and Goddess Lakshmi – The Gods of wealth. Special prayers are offered on Dhanteras in the hope that the God of Wealth greets their household and showers them with prosperity.Celebrations for Dhanteras begin with cleaning-up of homes in preparation for Diwali. People often buy new items at home including plants, lights or even idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Parvati. Gold is often believed to be a symbol of Dhanteras. People often buy articles made of gold or silver. ...

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How to get Blessings of Lord Krishna?

how to get blessings from lord krishna

There are so many subject matters in this world. There is poetry, music, news, and so many things to discuss and hear everywhere. But one who focuses attention on hearing the glories of the lord and really has that eagerness to hear, that taste is an expression of love. Krishna reciprocates by saying that the lord removes the ‘anarthas’ from within and reveals Himself. One develops this eagerness to hear about Krishna by serving not only the lord, but also by serving great souls, who have taken shelter in Krishna. This means, “The service attitude that we cultivate is the ...

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Diwali Significance and Importance

diwali importance and significance

Diwali is one of the famous festivals in India and preparations for it begin from days in advance. It is almost ritualistic to clean rooms, offices during the festival as well as adorn them with lights. The five-day celebrations begin with a lot of fanfare. Often considered one of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali is celebrated with a lot of gusto and fanfare. Commonly known as the festival of light, the festival indicates the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. It falls on the day of ‘amavasya’ or new moon. .  Preparations for the festival begin ...

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Lord Rama be role model for rulers!

We look up to Sri Rama as an ideal human being and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Why did HE send Sita Devi into the forests when she was pregnant, a woman who believed in HIM to take care of her for her entire life? Is it fair that he reacts so much to a mere comment from a single person in his kingdom? Is it fair that Sri Rama sent Sita Devi away into forests? Sri Rama is a Chakravarthi, a ruler. A ruler’s duty does not begin and end at a specific point in a day. His primary ...

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Navratri Musings!

A study done by this writer as part of her work included interacting with kids aged 6-10 years regarding their dreams and aspirations. One of the probes included asking the kids what they would like to become when they grew up…while the answers given by boys varied from ‘pilot / scientist/ prime minister/ soldier/ Virat Kohli/ businessman’ etc. the answers given by girls were uniquely one dimensional. All girls wanted to be ‘Miss India/ Miss Universe/ film actress’. Another question asked was regarding the qualities these kids aspire to have. The boys admired qualities like ‘bravery, courage, enterprise, hard work’…whereas ...

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The Fascinating Legends of Navratri

Navratri is the festival of frolic and devotion celebrated in an overwhelming way by the devotees all across the country to pay their respect to the most powerful female energy in the form of nine incarnations of Maa Durga. The nine-day festival, portraying the triumph of good over evil, is rejoiced in different parts of the country in their own unique ways depending on variegated legends and folklore passed on from generation-to-generation. These numerous interesting tales are bewildering and miraculous, promising your thirst for knowledge and desire for more. So we thought of imparting these amusing legends of Navratri on ...

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Logic of Spirituality!

Charms of technology have enthralled the public almost as a danseuse will. If we carefully look back on the history of the world, it is clear we are the saddest generation of humanity. But why? The caveman had his laughter and was happy. The modern days of rat race show improvements only on the outside surface. In the absence of a set of values for ourselves how can there be happiness for human living? The over-development of one cell to the exclusion of others is called cancer in medical terms. The faster development of one facet of civilization irrespective of ...

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Depression makes you cynical

Depression makes you cynical

Depression makes you cynical We need to understand what depression is. Now, what is a “low”? What is it that happens within you? Fundamentally, you expected something to happen and it did not happen. You expected somebody or something to be your way or the world or the destiny to be your way, and it did not happen. In other words, you are simply against what is happening; that’s all. Maybe you are against a person, maybe you are against a whole situation, maybe you are against life itself. Accordingly, the depression will run deeper and deeper. Why are you ...

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