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Maa Kaali - The Destroyer of Demoniac Attributes


Ma Kaali : The omnipotent power of the Lord 

Durga Puja is the greatest Hindu festival in which God is adored as Mother. Hinduism is the only religion in the world which has emphasised to such an extent the motherhood of God. One’s relationship with one’s mother is the dearest and the sweetest of all human relations. Hence, it is proper to look upon God as mother. Durga represents the Divine Mother.

She is the energy aspect of the Lord. Without Durga, Shiva has no expression and without Shiva, Durga has no existence. Shiva is the soul of Durga; Durga is identical with Shiva. Lord Shiva is only the silent witness. He is motionless, absolutely changeless. He is not affected by the cosmic play. It is Durga who does everything. Shakti is the omnipotent power of the Lord, or the Cosmic Energy.

Devi worship is, therefore, worship of God’s glory, of God’s greatness and supremacy. It is adoration of the Almighty.

It is unfortunate that Devi is ignorantly understood by many as a mere blood-thirsty Hindu Goddess.

No! Devi is not a vicious demoness nor is She the property of the Hindus alone. Devi does not belong to any religion. Devi is that conscious power of God. The words Devi, Shakti, etc., and the ideas of different forms connected with these names are concessions granted by the sages due to the limitations of the human intellect; they are by no means the ultimate definitions of Shakti.

The original or Adi Shakti is beyond human comprehension. Lord Krishna says in the Gita: “This is only My lower nature. Beyond this is My higher nature, the life-principle which sustains the universe”.

The Upanishad also says: “The supreme power of God is manifested in various ways. This power is of the nature of God, manifesting as knowledge, strength and activity”.

Truly speaking, all beings in the universe are Shakti-worshippers, whether they are aware of it or not, for there is no one who does not love and long for power in some form or other. Physicists and scientists have now proved that everything is pure, imperishable energy. This energy is only a form of divine Shakti which exists in every form.

A child is more familiar with the mother than with the father, because the mother is very kind, loving, tender and affectionate and looks after the needs of the child. In the spiritual field also, the aspirant or the devotee—the spiritual child—has an intimate relationship with the Mother Durga, more than with the Father Shiva. Therefore, it behoves the aspirant to approach the Mother first, who then introduces Her spiritual child to the Father for his illumination.

The Mother’s Grace is boundless. Her mercy is illimitable; Her knowledge infinite; Her power immeasurable; Her glory ineffable; and Her splendour indescribable. She gives you material prosperity as well as spiritual freedom. Approach Her with an open heart. Lay bare your heart to Her with frankness and humility. Be as simple as a child. Kill ruthlessly the enemies of egoism, cunningness, selfishness and crookedness. Make a total, unreserved, and ungrudging self-surrender to Her. Sing Her praise. Repeat Her Name. Worship Her with faith and unflinching devotion.

Perform special worship on the Navaratri days. Navaratri is the most suitable occasion for doing intense spiritual practices. These nine days are very sacred to the Divine Mother. Plunge yourself in Her worship. Practise intense repetition of the Divine Name, having a regular “quota” of repetitions per day, and the number of hours spent on it.

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Deepavali Poojan Ki Samagri : List of items for Diwali (Lakshmi) Puja

Following is the list of important materials (samagri) required to perform Maha Lakshmi Pujan, Ganesh Puja, Navagrah Puja, Shodashmatruka Puja, MahaKaali Puja, Maha Sarswati Puja, Kuber Puja, Tula Maan and Deepavali Puja .

Diwali - Lakshmi Pujan Items



Quick Short List of Laxmi Puja Samagri – My Favourite



Also Read: Diwali - Laxmi Pujan Muhurat

Alternate long list of Puja Essential :

1. मूर्तियां - Ganesh & Lakshmi Idols

2. सिक्के - Gold and/or Silver coin embossed with picture of Goddess Lakshmi, new Currency notes

3. वस्त्र - New cloth for Laxmi & Ganeshji

4. चौकियां

5. Cash Register/Accounts Books

6. Coins' Bag

7. Pen

8. Ink Pot (Black)

9. थालियां 3

10. धूप (Dhoop , Agarbati)

11. Pure Ghee, Curd, Honey, Pure Water ( Ganga Jal)

12. पंचाम्रत (Mixture of Milk, Curd, Honey, Sugar, Ghee)

13. हल्दी चूना (Turmeric Powder)

14. रोली  (Kalawaa), अत्तर - (Scent)

15. कलश (Kalash), 2 mtr white and red cloth (each)

16. गमछा handy towel

17. कर्पूर, नरीयल (coconut with water) and गोला

18. …

Yam Trayodashi - Yam Deep Daan Puja

Yam Trayodashi - Yama Deep Daan Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Yam Deepam Time: 17:44 to 19:17 यम-दीपदान (Skandpuran) कार्तिक कृष्ण त्रयोदशीको सायंकाल समय किसी पात्रामें मिट्टीके दीपक रखकर उन्हें तिलके तेलसे पूर्ण करे । उनमें नवीन रुईकी बत्ती रखे और उनको प्रकाशित करके गन्धादिसे पूजन करे। फिर दक्षिण दिशाकी ओर मुँह करके

‘मृत्युना दण्डपाशाभ्यां कालेन श्यामया सह । त्रयोदश्यां दीपदानात्‌ सूर्यजः प्रीयतां मम ॥’ With this Deepa daan on Trayodashi, may Surya’s son Yama be pleased without Mrityu (Death), Pasha (Yama’s rope of death), Danda (Yama’s stick) and ‘Kaal’ (Death time).
मन्त्रसे से यम दीप दान करे तो यमराज प्रसन्न होते हैं । यह त्रयोदशी प्रदोषव्यापिनी शुभ होती है।

* Pradosha Kaal: After Sunset Time to +2 hrs 24 mins Example: if your local sunset time is 6:00 pm then Pradosh kaal is 6:01pm to 8:24pm
Note: Offer Deep Daan within Trayodashi Tithi only (Local Time)
Trayodashi Tithi ends on 00:08 hrs of  18 October 2017

Jai Ambe Gauri - Durga Aarti (English & Hindi)

Durgaji Ki Aarti - Jai Ambe Gauri

Jai ambe gauri maiya jai shyama gauri
Tumako nishadin dhyawat hari bramha shivaji || Maiya Jai..||

Mang sindur virajat tiko mrigamad ko
Ujjwal se dou naina chandrawadan niko || Maiya..

Kanak saman kalevar raktambar raje
Rakt pushp gal mala kanthan par saje || Maiya..

Kehari wahan rajat khadag khappar dhari
Sur-nar-munijan sewat tinake dukhahari || Maiya..

Kaanan kundal shobhit nasagre moti
Kotik chandr diwakar rajat sam jyoti || Maiya..

Shumbh-nishumbh bidare mahishasur ghati
Dhumr vilochan naina nishadin madamati || Maiya..

Chand-mund sanhare shonit bij hare
Madhu-kaitabh dou mare sur bhayahin kare || Maiya..

Bramhani rudranitum kamala rani
Agam nigam bakhanitum shiv patarani || Maiya..

Chausath yogini mangal gawatnritya karat bhairu
Bajat tal mridangaaru baajat damaru || Maiya..

Tum hi jag ki mata tum hi ho bharata
Bhaktan ki dukh harta sukh sampati karta || Maiya..

Bhuja char ati shobhivaramudra dhari
Manwanchhit fal pawat sewat nar nari || Maiya..

Kanchan thal virajat a…

Great Mantras of Ganesha, Laxmi and Kuber – a must on diwali

To invoke the blessings of Lord krishna, Ganesha, Maa Laxmi, Maa Durga, Maa Saraswati and God Kuber, chant the following mantras on the eve of Deepavali festival (during night). धन समृध्दि यश वैभव सुख शांति प्राप्ति हेतु अनुकूल मंत्र :Ganesha’s Mantras || ॐ श्री गणेशाय नमः ॐ || “Om shree ganneshaay namah Om” ॐ गं गणपतये नम:  ॐ अग्रण्ये नम:

*** गणेश गायत्री  ॐ महाकर्णाय विद्महे वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि,                                                            तन्नो दन्ति: प्रचोदयात्। *** लक्ष्मी विनायक मंत्र - रोजगार की प्राप्ति व आर्थिक वृद्धि के लिए
ॐ श्रीं गं सौभ्याय गणपतये वर वरद सर्वजनं में वशमानय स्वाहा।

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Maa Durga’s Mantras || ॐ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डायै विच्चे ॐ || “Om AiN HreeN KleeN Chaamunnddaayai Vichche Om”

Pushpanjali Mantras for Ma Lakshmi - मंत्र पुष्पांजलि

Pushpanjali Mantra
Mantras for offering flowers to Goddess Lakshmi
मंत्र पुष्पांजलि

दोनों हाथोमें कमल आदिके पुष्प लेकर हाथ जोड़े और निम्न मंत्रो का पाठ करें -

ॐ यज्ञेन यज्ञमयजंत देवास्तानि धर्माणि प्रथमान्यासन् ।
ते ह नाकं महिमानः सचंत यत्र पूर्वे साध्याः संति देवाः ॥
ॐ राजाधिराजाय प्रसह्य साहिने नमो वयं वैश्रवणाय कुर्महे।
स मे कामान्‌ कामकामाय मह्यं कामेश्वरो वैश्रवणो ददातु।
कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय महाराजाय नम:।
ॐ स्वस्ति साम्राज्यं भौज्यं स्वाराज्यं वैराज्यं पारमेष्ठ्यं राज्यं माहाराज्यमाधिपत्यमयं समंतपर्यायी स्यात्‌ सार्वभौम: सार्वायुषान्तादापरार्धात्‌ । पृथिव्यै समुद्रपर्यन्ताया एकराडिति तदप्येष् श्लोकोऽभिगीतो मरुत: परिवेष्टारो मरुत्तस्यावसन्‌ गृहे । आविक्षितस्य कामप्रेर्विश्वेदेवा: सभासद इति ॥
ॐ महादेवी च विद्महे, विष्णुपत्नी च धीमहि ।
तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयत् ॥
ॐ वक्रतुण्डाय विद्महे एक दन्ताय धीमहि ।
तन्नो दन्ति प्रचोदयात्‌ ॥
ॐ ना ना सुगन्धि पुष्पाणि रितु कालो देवी च, पुष्पान्जलि मर्यादत्त ग्रिहाण परमेश्वरि ।

ॐ महालक्ष्म्यै नमः, मन्त्रपुष्पाञ्‍जलिं समर्पयामि ।
(हाथमें लिये फूल महालक्ष्मीपर…