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Diwali is a five day festival that represents the start of the Hindu New Year. It’s known as the “Festival of Lights” for all the fireworks, small clay lamps, and candles that are lit during the celebrations. These lights are said to represent the victory of good over evil, and brightness over darkness. The candlelight makes Diwali a very warm and atmospheric festival, and it’s observed with much joy and happiness.

Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth.As per Hindu calendar, the five day festival of Diwali is centered on the new moon day that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika, beginning on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin (Ashwin 28th) and ending on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartika (Kartika 2nd).

The main day of celebration varies regionally.In Hinduism, across many parts of India and Nepal, it is the homecoming of Rama after a 14-year exile in the forest and his victory over Ravana. In the legend, the people of Ayodhya (the capital of his kingdom) welcomed Rama by lighting rows (avali) of lamps (dipa), thus its name: dipawali. Over time, this word transformed into Diwali in Hindi and Dipawali.

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Diwali is a five day festival that represents the start of the Hindu New Year. It’s known as the “Festival of Lights” for all the fireworks, small clay lamps, and candles that are lit during the celebrations. These lights are said to represent the victory of good over evil, and brightness over darkness. The candlelight makes Diwali a very warm and atmospheric festival, and it’s observed with much joy and happiness.


Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth.As per Hindu calendar, the five day festival of Diwali is centered on the new moon day that ends the month of Ashwin and begins the month of Kartika, beginning on the 13th day of the dark half of Ashwin (Ashwin 28th) and ending on the 2nd day of the bright half of Kartika (Kartika 2nd).


The main day of celebration varies regionally.In Hinduism, across many parts of India and Nepal, it is the homecoming of Rama after a 14-year exile in the forest and his victory over Ravana. In the legend, the people of Ayodhya (the capital of his kingdom) welcomed Rama by lighting rows (avali) of lamps (dipa), thus its name: dipawali. Over time, this word transformed into Diwali in Hindi and Dipawali.

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Vinayaka chaturthi Pooja

Vinayaka chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India. The entire celebration of this festival goes on for ten days. According to Hindu calendar, Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month(August 23rd, 2009).

Hyd ganesh
Here I am giving the Ganesh Chaturthi pooja and aarti.

Ganesh pooja is worshiped for removing all troubles from your life.

Below I have given how to perform Ganesh pooja process and Ganesh Aarti.


Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja process

Many people observe Ganesha Chaturthi poojas at home. In Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days. In other states of India, it is celebrated for one day on the Vinayak Chaturthi day. The best celebration is associated with Ganesh Chaturthi across 10 days.

It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon; you can perform the pooja, whenever all the members of your family are present. You will require following items at the pooja process.

Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja Item

* A clay image or murti of Lord Ganesha
* Red and yellow flowers
* Druva grass blades
* One Coconut
* Sweets (preferably Modak)
* Sandalwood paste and incense sticks
* Incense and agarbathis
* Panchamrit

You can start pooja with four steps as given below

* First clean the house and take a bath.
* A Clay image of Lord Ganesha is installed in a raised platform.
* Pray to Lord Ganesh and you can recite mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
* Next step is to pray to Ganesha comes into the image, this is known as pran-prathishta.

The pran-prathishta mantra is given as below.

“Ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam – upamashravastamam |
jyeshhtharajam brahmanan.h brahmanaspata A nah shrivnvannutibhih sida sadanam.”

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Mantra Meaning:

We invoke You, O Ganapati of the ganas, Who are Brahmana-spati of the brahmas the wisest among the wise, Who abound in treasure beyond all measure, the most brilliant one. Do listen to our prayers, come with your blessings and assurances of protection into our home, and be seated.

The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and making it clean with Panchamrit. Then the ritual of the pran-prathishta pooja is performed to invoke the holy presence of Lord Ganesha into the idol followed by the worship with sixteen modes of showing honor, known as “Shhodashopachara.”

Then you can perform aarti and light the lamps and bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Then you offer to Lord ganesh, 21 modakas, 21 blades of druva grass, offer red and yellow flowers, and apply a tilak using Sandalwood paste and Kumkum. Break the coconut or just keep it along with the idol. Then offer your best possible prasada to the ganesh. The statues are worshiped with all the family members and friends seek his blessings.

Arti For Ganesh Chaturthi

Jai Ganesh Devaa

Jai ganesha jai ganesha jai ganesha devaa
Maataa jaakii paarvatii, pitaa mahaadevaa
Eka danta dayaavanta, caara bhujaa dhaarii
Maathe sinduura sohai, muuse kii savaari
Jai ganeshaa…

Andhana ko aankha deta
Korhina ko kaayaa
Baanjhana ko putra deta
Nirdhana ko maayaa
Jai ganeshaa…

Paana carhe, phuula carhe
Aura carhe mevaa
Ladduana ko bhoga lage
Santa karen sevaa
Jai ganesha…

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Vinayaka chaturthi Pooja


Vinayaka chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India. The entire celebration of this festival goes on for ten days. According to Hindu calendar, Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month(August 23rd, 2009).

Here I am giving the Ganesh Chaturthi pooja and aarti.

Ganesh pooja is worshiped for removing all troubles from your life.

Below I have given how to perform Ganesh pooja process and Ganesh Aarti.


Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja process

Many people observe Ganesha Chaturthi poojas at home. In Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days. In other states of India, it is celebrated for one day on the Vinayak Chaturthi day. The best celebration is associated with Ganesh Chaturthi across 10 days.

It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon; you can perform the pooja, whenever all the members of your family are present. You will require following items at the pooja process.

Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja Item

* A clay image or murti of Lord Ganesha
* Red and yellow flowers
* Druva grass blades
* One Coconut
* Sweets (preferably Modak)
* Sandalwood paste and incense sticks
* Incense and agarbathis
* Panchamrit


You can start pooja with four steps as given below

* First clean the house and take a bath.
* A Clay image of Lord Ganesha is installed in a raised platform.
* Pray to Lord Ganesh and you can recite mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
* Next step is to pray to Ganesha comes into the image, this is known as pran-prathishta.

The pran-prathishta mantra is given as below.

“Ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam – upamashravastamam |
jyeshhtharajam brahmanan.h brahmanaspata A nah shrivnvannutibhih sida sadanam.”

Mantra Meaning: We invoke You, O Ganapati of the ganas, Who are Brahmana-spati of the brahmas the wisest among the wise, Who abound in treasure beyond all measure, the most brilliant one. Do listen to our prayers, come with your blessings and assurances of protection into our home, and be seated.

The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and making it clean with Panchamrit. Then the ritual of the pran-prathishta pooja is performed to invoke the holy presence of Lord Ganesha into the idol followed by the worship with sixteen modes of showing honor, known as “Shhodashopachara.”

Then you can perform aarti and light the lamps and bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Then you offer to Lord ganesh, 21 modakas, 21 blades of druva grass, offer red and yellow flowers, and apply a tilak using Sandalwood paste and Kumkum. Break the coconut or just keep it along with the idol. Then offer your best possible prasada to the ganesh. The statues are worshiped with all the family members and friends seek his blessings.

Arti For Ganesh Chaturthi

Jai Ganesh Devaa

Jai ganesha jai ganesha jai ganesha devaa
Maataa jaakii paarvatii, pitaa mahaadevaa
Eka danta dayaavanta, caara bhujaa dhaarii
Maathe sinduura sohai, muuse kii savaari
Jai ganeshaa…

Andhana ko aankha deta
Korhina ko kaayaa
Baanjhana ko putra deta
Nirdhana ko maayaa
Jai ganeshaa…

Paana carhe, phuula carhe
Aura carhe mevaa
Ladduana ko bhoga lage
Santa karen sevaa
Jai ganesha…

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Vinayaka chaturthi Pooja


Vinayaka chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati. Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is one of the most colorful and widely celebrated festivals in India. The entire celebration of this festival goes on for ten days. According to Hindu calendar, Vinayaka Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month(August 23rd, 2009).


Here I am giving the Ganesh Chaturthi pooja and aarti.


Ganesh pooja is worshiped for removing all troubles from your life.


Below I have given how to perform Ganesh pooja process and Ganesh Aarti.



Vinayaka Chaturthi Pooja process



Many people observe Ganesha Chaturthi poojas at home. In Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days. In other states of India, it is celebrated for one day on the Vinayak Chaturthi day. The best celebration is associated with Ganesh Chaturthi across 10 days.


It is generally preferable to do Ganesha puja on the Chaturthi day at the noon; you can perform the pooja, whenever all the members of your family are present. You will require following items at the pooja process.


Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja Item


* A clay image or murti of Lord Ganesha
* Red and yellow flowers
* Druva grass blades
* One Coconut
* Sweets (preferably Modak)
* Sandalwood paste and incense sticks
* Incense and agarbathis
* Panchamrit



You can start pooja with four steps as given below


* First clean the house and take a bath.
* A Clay image of Lord Ganesha is installed in a raised platform.
* Pray to Lord Ganesh and you can recite mantras or bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
* Next step is to pray to Ganesha comes into the image, this is known as pran-prathishta.


The pran-prathishta mantra is given as below.


“Ganananh tva ganapatim havamahe kavim kavinam – upamashravastamam |
jyeshhtharajam brahmanan.h brahmanaspata A nah shrivnvannutibhih sida sadanam.”


Mantra Meaning: We invoke You, O Ganapati of the ganas, Who are Brahmana-spati of the brahmas the wisest among the wise, Who abound in treasure beyond all measure, the most brilliant one. Do listen to our prayers, come with your blessings and assurances of protection into our home, and be seated.


The Pooja begins with the establishment of idol on a higher platform and making it clean with Panchamrit. Then the ritual of the pran-prathishta pooja is performed to invoke the holy presence of Lord Ganesha into the idol followed by the worship with sixteen modes of showing honor, known as “Shhodashopachara.”


Then you can perform aarti and light the lamps and bhajans dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Then you offer to Lord ganesh, 21 modakas, 21 blades of druva grass, offer red and yellow flowers, and apply a tilak using Sandalwood paste and Kumkum. Break the coconut or just keep it along with the idol. Then offer your best possible prasada to the ganesh. The statues are worshiped with all the family members and friends seek his blessings.



Arti For Ganesh Chaturthi



Jai Ganesh Devaa


Jai ganesha jai ganesha jai ganesha devaa
Maataa jaakii paarvatii, pitaa mahaadevaa
Eka danta dayaavanta, caara bhujaa dhaarii
Maathe sinduura sohai, muuse kii savaari
Jai ganeshaa…


Andhana ko aankha deta
Korhina ko kaayaa
Baanjhana ko putra deta
Nirdhana ko maayaa
Jai ganeshaa…


Paana carhe, phuula carhe
Aura carhe mevaa
Ladduana ko bhoga lage
Santa karen sevaa
Jai ganesha…

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Sravana Masam

Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.

Fridays in Shravana sukravaram is dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi.

Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.

Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.

Sravanam 2009

Sravanam Maasam begins on Thrusday, July 23rd, 2009 and ends on ,Thrusday August 20 2009.

Naga Panchami

Naga PanchamiThis festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Panchami for the year 2009 falls on July 26, 2009

Mangala Gowri Vratam

sravanamasamAncient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2009 falls on July 28, 2009

Vara Lakshmi Vratam

laxmiThis comes in Sravana Sukravaram. It is performed by the married ladies. Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of July and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening. The date of Varalakshmi Vratam in 2009 is July 31.

Raksha Bandan (Sravana Poornima)raksha1

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be “adopted” as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is “blood brothers and sisters”, whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. Raksha Bandan for the year 2009 falls on August 5, 2009

Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami

sri_krishna_janmashtami

Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2009 falls on August 14, 2009.

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Sravana Masam

Sravanam, or Sravana Masam (July – August) is the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Sravana Masam is considered an auspicious month and numerous rituals are held in the month. For some communities Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu; for some it is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Sravana Masam begins on July 23 and ends on August 20.

Mondays of Sravana Masam is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed on Tuesdays in the month of Sravana by women.

Fridays in Shravana sukravaram is dedicated to Goddess Lakshimi.

Saturdays are dedicated to Lord Shani and Lord Balaji.

The birthday of Lord Krishna is observed in the month and therefore many people consider the month highly auspicious and perform numerous functions like Grihpravesh etc.

Shravan Poornima is observed as Raksha Bandhan.


Sravanam 2009

Sravanam Maasam begins on Thrusday, July 23rd, 2009 and ends on ,Thrusday August 20 2009.

Naga Panchami

This festival is being celebrated mostly in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. On this day, devotees pour milk, chimili (a mixture of milk, black grams, sugar or jaggery) and pour the same along with flowers in a putta (a place where snakes lives). They offer prayers to Nagaraja and seek blessings for alround health, wealth and happiness. Naga Panchami for the year 2009 falls on July 26, 2009

Mangala Gowri Vratam

Ancient texts say that Lord Parameswara won over Tripurasuras taking the help of Goddess Mangala Gowri. This vrata can be performed during Tuesday in Sravanamasam. The married couple have to perform this vrata from the first year to five years regularly. Texts says that by performing this vrata, the natives will be blessed with Sowbhagya vruddi and children. On this day, after completion of vrata, the performers have to give grams, fruits along with Tambulam to five married women. Mangala Gowri Vratam for the year 2009 falls on July 28, 2009

Vara Lakshmi Vratam

This comes in Sravana Sukravaram. It is performed by the married ladies. Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratha is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of July and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening. The date of Varalakshmi Vratam in 2009 is July 31.

Raksha Bandan (Sravana Poornima)

The festival is marked by the tying of a rakhi, or holy thread by the sister on the wrist of her brother. The elder brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her same while an elder sister returns offers to her younger brother. The brother and sister traditionally feed each other sweets. It is not necessary that the rakhi can be given only to a brother by birth; any male can be “adopted” as a brother by tying a rakhi on the person, that is “blood brothers and sisters”, whether they are cousins or a good friend. Indian history is replete with women asking for protection, through rakhi, from men who were neither their brothers, nor Hindus themselves. Raksha Bandan for the year 2009 falls on August 5, 2009

Sri Krishna Asthami / Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Lord Sri Krishna came to earth on this day. Ancient texts a lot about the incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu in the form of Lord Sri Krishna. This vrata can be performed with the help of a priest. On this day, the native should observe fasting and should wake up through out the night. Recite Bhagavatam or Bhagavadgita on the night. On the next day, the native has to perform puja Lord Krishna and offer annadanam. Krishnastami is also called as Mohaaratri. From this day onwards, By performing saptasati Stotra parayana and Chandi homam, the native will get victory over enemies. Srikrishnastami for the year 2009 falls on August 14, 2009.

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