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Major Fasts (Vrats) : according to Bhavishya Puran


Vratas which involve the worship of gods are enumerated in great number in the Bhavishya Purana. Some of them are as follows:

(1) Ananta chaturdashi vrata: Chaturdashi is the fourteenth day of the lunar fortnight. On that day. an image of Vishnu is bathed in clarified butter and worshipped. This enables one to obtain versatile children. In an alternate form of this vrata. an image of Shiva is worshipped in shuklapaksha when the nakshatra Bhadrapada is in the sky. This leads to the fulfillment of all desires.

(2) Bhishmapanchaka vrata; This is observed in shuklapaksha in the month of Kartika. Liquor. meat and falsehood are avoided and Lord Vishnu is worshipped. This vrata is observed when one needs to get absolved from the sin of killing a brahmana.

(3) Ashoka vrata: The ashoka tree is worshipped so as to eliminate all grief (shoka).

Also Read: Guruvaar (Brihaspativar) Vrat Katha & Vidhi


(4) Goshpada tritiya vrata: This is observed on tritiya (the third day of the lunar fortnight). in shuklapaksha. and when the nakshatra Bhadrapada is in the sky. Cows are worshipped. Oil,salt and all cooked food is prohibited. This enables the observer to attain Goloka. (Goloka is literally the heavenly abode of cows. but is identified with Vishnu's residence.)

(5) Govatsa dvadashi vrata: A cow and a calf are worshipped on dvadashi (the twelfth lunar day) during krishnapaksha in the month of Kartika. Celibacy is observed and the worshipper sleeps on the bare floor. This too enables one to attain Goloka.

(6) Govinda dvadashi vrata: This is observed on the twelfth lunar day, during shuklapaksha and in the month of Pousha. Cows are fed. the observer lives on milk and abjures the use of salt.

(7) Kukkuti vrata: Shiva and Parvati are worshipped when the nakshatra Bhadrapada is in the sky. Provided that one combines this worship with the wearing of the sacred thread. the premature death of one's children is avoided.

(8) Madhuka tritiya vrata: On the third lunar day (tritiya) and in the month of Falguna. the observer worshipS the goddess Gouri and the madhuka tree so as to obtain a son.

(9) Naga panchami vrata: On panchami (the fifth lunar day), the observer fasts for a day. He then bathes images of snakes (naga) in milk and worships them so as to obtain protection from snake-bites.

10) Ulka dvadashi vrata: This is observed on the twelfth lunar day in the month of MargashirSha. Vishnu is worshipped so as to cure disabilities like deafness and dumbness and diseases like leprosy.

(11) Vinayaka chaturthi vrata: The god Ganesha (Vinayaka) is worshipped on chaturthi (fourth lunar day). The observer eats sesame seeds and makes offerings to the fire. This vrata has the effect of removing all impediments.

(12) Shanti vrata: This involves the worship of Narayana (Vishnu) in shuklapaksha in the month of Kartika. In addition,one must stop eating all manner of sour objects for a period of one year. This vrata restores family harmony.

(13) Sarasvati vrata: The observer has to periodicallY fast for a period of thirteen months and worship sarasvati, the goddess of learning. This observance allows one to become learned.

(14) Ashunyashayana vrata: The observer periodically fasts for a period of four months and offers sweet seasonal fruits to different gods. This ensures that a couple stays ever united.

(15) Aviyoga tritiya vrata: This vrata also ensures marital harmony and is observed on the third lunar day, during shuklapaksha, and in the month of Margashirsha. Different gods are worshipped in the course of this observance.

(16) Vatasavitri vrata: Beginning on the thirteenth lunar day in shuklapaksha, when the nakshatra Bhadrapada is in the sky, one fasts for three days and recounts the story of Savitri and Satyavana. (This story can be found in other Puranas and in the Mahabharata. Savitri's husband Satyavana had died. Savitri convinced Yama of her devotion and persuaded the god of death to bring her dead husband back to life.). The observance of this vrata guarantees marital harmony.

How to do Vat Savitri Vrat?  Vat Savitri (Mavas & Purnima) Vrat Vidhi & Katha in Hindi

(17) Yama vrata: The god Yama is worshipped so as to fulfil all worldly desires. 

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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 .

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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

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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..

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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…