Monday, October 24, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Andhera Hua Dur Raat Ke Saath ......
Andhera Hua Dur Raat Ke Saath
Nayi Subha Aayi Diwali Leke Sath
Ab Ankhne Kholo Dekho Ek Msg Aayi Hai
Diwali Ki Subh Kamna Sath Layi Hai.
Aaj se aap ke yahan dhan ki barsat ho,
Maa laxmi ka vas ho, sankatto ka nash ho,
Har dil par aapka raj ho, unnati ka sar par taj ho,
Ghar me shanti ka vas ho. HAPPY DIWALI PRAMOD
i-is diwali ke
i-ishwar se prathna
jai shri ram
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Diwali Rangoli 2011 Collections – Diwali is arriving and everybody is watching out for the calendar for the special day. Few people will be very eager to leave to their native places and few others will be eager to burst crackers but all out ladies there will be eager in Rangoli designs.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Navaratri is a grand celebration to commemorate the Goddess of Power- Maa Durga. It is held twice in India, once in the month of Chaitra (March- April) as Chitra Navratra and the other in Ashwin (September – October) as Shardey Navratra according to the Hindu calendar. Both of these Navratri Poojas are taken in high spirits in the country. The festival is celebrated with immense zeal and devotion for nine days. Durga is worshipped in nine different forms for nine these days. On this auspicious occasion, people exchange gifts, sweets and good wishes amongst each other. If you are also looking for some wonderful Navratri wishes for your near and dear ones this is the right place to look for. Explore various Navratra good wishes given below.
Navaratri Best Wishes
Lakshmi ka Hath ho,Saraswati ka Sath ho,Ganesh ka niwas ho,
aur maa durga ke
ashirwad se Aapke jeevan mai prakash hi prakash ho….
PYAR KA TARANA UPHAR HO, KHUSHIYO KA NAZRANA BESHUMAR HO,
NA RAHE KOI GAM KA
EHSAS; AISA Navratra UTSAV IS saal ho…
Mata Rani meri aur apki manokamna puri karey..
JAI MATA DI.
This Navratri, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse. Happy Navratri!
Long live the tradition of Hindu culture and as the generations have passed by Hindu culture is getting stronger and stronger lets keep it up. Best Wishes for Navratri
“Maa ki jyoti se prem milta hai, sabke dilo ko marm milta hai, jo bhi jata hai MAA ke dwar , kuch na kuch jarur milta hai. ” SHUBH NAVRATRI.
Long live the tradition of hindu culture and as the generations have passed by hindu culture is getting stronger and stronger lets keep it up.
Best Wishes for Navratri!
May This Navratri be as bright as ever.
May this Navratri bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives. Continue Reading…
Fortunate is the one who has learned to Admire, but not to envy. Good Wishes for a joyous Navratri and a Happy New Year with a plenty of Peace and Prosperity.
May this festival be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Navratri is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival will be great for you!
Maa Durga Se Vinti Hai Ki Apke Jeevan Main Sukh, Samradhe, Dhan, Yas ,Pardhan Kare. Happy Navratra!
May your life be filled with happiness on this pious festival of Navratri,
This Navratri light the lamp of happiness, prosperity and knowledge, Happy
May the festival of Navratri bring joy and prosperity in your life, Happy
Bajre ki roti,
aam ka achar,
suraj ki kirne, khushiyo ki bahar, chanda ki chandni, apano ka pyar,
mubarak ho aapko
'NAVRATRI' ka tyohar…
Khushian ho overflow, masti kabhi na ho low, apnonka surur chaya rahe, Dil
me bhari maya rahe, shohrat ki ho bauchhar, aisa aaye aapke liye dandia ka
Today is first NAVRATRA. May GOD DURGA give prosperous to you and to your
Family. May her blessings be always with you. JAI MATA DI!
May Maa Durga empower u & ur family with her Nine Swaroopa of Name, Fame,
Health, Wealth, Happiness, Humanity, Education, Bhakti and Shakti. HAPPY NAVRATRAS!
The nine-days of Navratri festival are dedicated to the Almighty. The devotees of Ma Durga would perform special pujas to invoke the deity and pray for peace, prosperity and happiness. Fasting and singing bhajans are the two highlights of the festival. While the way of celebrating the occasion might be different in different regions of the country, but the thought among all remains the same - to praise the Lord and seek her blessings. Goddess Durga temples are flocked by devotees, where they offer prayers, perform aarti and chant mantras. Talking about Navratri mantra, it is chanted during the puja by the devotees, to protect themselves from evil. In the following lines, we have given Navratri mantra.
Mantras For Navaratri
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shanti rupena sansitha
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, shakti rupena sansthita
Ya devi sarva bhutesu, matra rupena sansthita
Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha!
Sarva mangala maangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike
Sharanye trayambake Gauri
Namoh devyai mahadevyai shivayai satatam namah
Namah prakrutyai bhadraayai niyataah pranataahsma taam
Annapoorne sadapoorne shankarah praanavallabhe
Njana vairaagya sidhyardham bhikshaam dehi cha parvati
Navaratri celebrations are held twice in India. The first Navaratri falls in the month of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu calendar i.e. March- April according to the Gregorian calendar and the second in the month of Ashwani i.e. September – October according to the Gregorian calendar. Both of these Poojas are celebrated with immense zeal and devotion throughout the country. The celebrations on both the occasion goes on for nine days in which Durga is worshipped in various forms like Uma, Gauri, Parvati, Jagatmata, Kali, Chandi, Bhairavi, Ambika etc. the last four days of the celebrations are full of zeast and gusto. People on this occasion also exchange gifts, sweets and greetings amongst each other. If you are also looking for some Navratri gift ideas, this is the right place to look for.
Navratri Gift Ideas
Here are few exclusive gift ideas for the occasion of Navratri…
Idol of Maa Durga
What better can you think of gifting a devotee of Mata Rani other than her mesmerizing idol? Gifting a beautiful moderately sized idol of Maa Durga is one of the best gifts to present someone on the occasion of Navratri. This will become a permanent feature of the devotee'd Pooja room.
Gifting a silver coin engraved with Maa Durga's image is considered auspicious. So, you can also present a silver coin to your dear one on the Navratri festival. It is generally moderately priced but is considered a wonderful keepsake.
A calendar or poster of Mata Rani is also an economic yet wonderful gift for any of her devotees. You can also get a beautiful image of her beautifully framed if you want to make your gift look presentable. It is the easiest available yet nice gift that would be cherished on the occasion of Navratri.
Dry Fruit Box
Dry Fruit is the best option for presenting anyone on any kind of occasion. As most of the devotees of Maa Durga observe fast on this occasion, they preferably consume dry fruits, milk and fruits. So, it would prove to be a very useful gift on the occasion of Navrarti.
If you are planning to gift your elderly parent a surprising and wonderful Navrarta gift, can you think anything better than a tour to Vaishno Devi? Now with availability of so many tour operators, the task has become so easy. All you need to do is simply call a tour operator for arranging packages for this season and your gift for lifetime is ready.
Navaratri Text Messages, SMS
Lakshmi ka hath ho
Saraswati ka sath ho
Ganesh ka niwas ho
Aur maa durga ke aashirwad se
Aapke jeevan mai prakash hi prakash ho!
Pyar ka tarana uphar ho
Khushiyo ka nazrana beshumar ho
Na rahe koi gam ka ehsas
Aisa navratra utsav is saal ho!
Jai Maa Durge!
Jai Maa Ambe!
Jai Maa Jagdambe!
Jai Maa Bhawani!
Jai Maa Sheetla!
Jai Maa Vaishno!
Jai Maa Chandi!
Mata Rani meri aur apki manokamna puri karey
Jai Mata di!
This Navratri, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse.
Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy.
Good Wishes for a joyous Navratri, with plenty of Peace and Prosperity!
Maa ki jyoti se prem milta hai
Sabke dilo ko marm milta hai
Jo bhi jata hai maa ke dwar
Kuch na kuch jarur milta hai.
May this Navratri be as bright as ever.
May this Navratri bring joy, health and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Navratri is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival
Aapi shako to aapni dosti magu chu,
dil thi dil no sahkar magu chu,
fikar na karo dosti per jaan lutavi dais,
rokdo vyavhar che kya, udhar mangu chu…
Maa durga se vinti hai ki apke jeevan main sukh,samradhe, dhan,yas ,Pardhan kare. Happy Navratra
May your life be filled with happiness on this pious festival of Navratri,
Ramji ki mahima
Sita maa ka dhairya
Lakshmana ji ka tej aur
Bharat ji ka tyaag
hum sabko jeevan ki seekh deta rahey.
Happy Chaitra Navratri.
Maa durga humein sarvshreshtha banne ka
Saahas-ichha-dhairya pradan kare.
Unki aseem kripa hum par bani rahe!
Apko aur apke parivar ko
Navratri ki shubhkamnaye
May maa durga empower you and your family
With her nine swaroopa of name, fame,
Health, wealth, happiness, humanity,
Education, bhakti & shakti.
Popular Navratri Quotes
During Navaratri, Goddess Durga is invoked first to remove impurities from the mind. The Goddess Lakshmi is invoked to cultivate the noble values and qualities. Finally, Saraswati is invoked for gaining the highest knowledge of the Self. This is the significance of the three sets of three nights when all these three are gained subjectively, and then there will be Vijayadasami, the day of true victory. – Swami Tejomayananda of Chinmaya Mission
Navaratri is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect as Power, to bestow upon man all wealth, auspiciousness, prosperity, knowledge (both sacred and secular), and all other potent powers. Whatever be the particular or special request that everyone may put before the Goddess, whatever boon may be asked of Her, the one thing behind all these is propitiation, worship and linking oneself with Her. There is no other aim. This is being effected consciously or unconsciously. Everyone is blessed with Her loving mercy and is protected by Her. – Swami Sivananda
Man, the imperfect, the bound, the sorrowful, has a thousand enemies within. He is riddled with negative thoughts fears, yearnings. These are selfishness, jealousy, meanness, prejudice and hatred – just to mention but a few. The Sadhak must get rid of these lawless villains within. With Mother Durga’s kripa, these destructive masters are to be annihilated. Invoke the Mother Terrible to help us annihilate within ourselves all negative forces; all weaknesses, - all littleness. – Swami Chinmayananda
Popular Navratri Poems
The temple priest has rung his bell.
A cloud of smoke from candles and lamps
Haloes the Goddess, glowing bright
This beat of drums both maddens and dulls.
The incense burns: so heady the musk,
Our senses flounder in the flood.
This endless chant of sacred words
Soon drugs our lips and stuns our minds.
The Goddess, always staring down:
Her painted pupils cut through smoke
And read the secret thoughts we think.
We somehow feel this within our hearts.
To Mother, we know, we bow and pray –
Her form not just this image of clay.
Nine nights for goddess Durga
Full of dance and songs
People worship her image
With flowers and prayers long.
May the Goddess bless us
With precious gifts to mankind
People praise her image
Full of beauty divine!
Navaratri Puja Vidhi
Certain items are required to perform the Navratri pooja. These may include the idol or picture of Goddess Durga, Durga Sapthashati book, water in Kalash (pitcher), fresh washed mango leaves, one coconut, roli (red color for tilak), moli (red sacred thread), chawal (rice), paan (betel leaves), supari (beetle nuts), cloves, cardamom, kumkum (vermilion) and gulal. You will also need few incense sticks, a deep and matchstick. The flowers used for Navratri puja may include rose, lotus and red hibiscus. Stalks of Bilwa (bael) leaves are also used for the puja. You may offer fresh pomegranate and sweets such as laddoo and peda, as prasad. You will require a Panchpatra containing spoon and water, bael leaves. Take a mat as well, to sit.
In order to perform the puja, take bath in the morning and wear laundered clothes. Then, fill the kalash with water and place mango leaves on its mouth. Place a coconut inside the kalash. Now, tie moli on the neck of the pitcher. Place the idol or picture of Ma Durga at your puja room and then worship the deity with roli, rice, flowers, balepatra, kumkum and gulal. Thereafter, you may add burning coal to a clay pot and pour ghee (clarified butter) over it. Offer a small piece of the sweetmeat to the fire. Keep adding ghee to the fire at regular intervals. Make sure that you maintain the light throughout your puja. Once the puja is over, fold your hands and encircle the flame for three times. Light the incense sticks and deep and perform the aarti. You may sing arti song while doing the aarti. You may chant Durga Saptashati or Devi Kavach or ask a pundit to do it, to conclude the puja.
Navratri dates in the year 2011 are coming closer. Navratri, one of the most colorful festival of India celebrated with much enthusiasm and devotion.
This year in 2011 A.D. The start date of Navratri festival is 28th September 2011, Wednesday and this Hindu festival dedicated to the Mother divine continues for 9 nights, the last date is 6th October 2011.
See Navratri Songs for collection of songs, mp3, videos and lyrics related to this festival of India.
Every year during the lunar month of Ashwin or Kartik (September-October), Hindus observe ten days of ceremonies, rituals, fasts and feasts in honor of the supreme mother goddess. It begins with the fast of “Navaratri”, and ends with the festivities of “Dusshera” and “Vijayadashami.”
This festival is devoted solely to the Mother Goddess — known variously as Durga, Bhavani, Amba, Chandika, Gauri, Parvati, Mahishasuramardini — and her other manifestations. The name “Durga” means “inaccessible”, and she is the personification of the active side of the divine “shakti” energy of Lord Shiva. In fact, she represents the furious powers of all the male gods, and is the ferocious protector of the righteous, and destroyer of the evil. Durga is usually portrayed as riding a lion, and carrying weapons in her many arms.
A Universal FestivalAll Hindus celebrate this festival at the same time in different ways in different parts of India as well as around the world.
In the northern part of the country, the first nine days of this festival, called Navaratri, is commonly observed as a time for rigorous fast, followed by celebrations on the tenth day. In western India, throughout the nine days, both men and women participate in a special kind of dance around an object of worship. In the south, Dusshera or the tenth day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare. In the east, people go crazy over Durga Puja, from the seventh till the tenth day of this annual festival.
Although, the universal nature of the festival is often found to transcend regional influences and local culture, the Garba Dance of Gujarat, Ramlila of Varanasi, Dusshera of Mysore, and Durga Puja of Bengal need special mention.
Durga PujaIn eastern India, especially in Bengal, the Durga Puja is the principal festival during Navaratri. It is celebrated with gaiety and devotion through public ceremonies of “Sarbojanin Puja” or community worship. Huge decorative temporary structures called “pandals” are constructed to house these grand prayer services, followed by mass feeding, and cultural functions. The earthen icons of Goddess Durga, accompanied by those of Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ganesha and Kartikya, are taken out on the tenth day in a triumphal procession to the nearby river, where they are ceremonially immersed. Bengali ladies give an emotion-charged send-off to Durga amidst ululations and drumbeats. This marks the end of the goddess’ brief visit to the earth. As Durga leaves for Mount Kailash, the abode of her husband Shiva, it’s time for “Bijoya” or Vijayadashami, when people visit each other’s homes, hug each other and exchange sweets.
The Garba & Dandia DancePeople in western India, especially in Gujarat, spend the nine nights of Navaratri (nava = nine;ratri = night) in song, dance and merriment. Garba is a graceful form of dance, wherein women dressed in exquisitely embroidered choli, ghagraand bandhani dupattas, dance gracefully in circles around a pot containing a lamp. The word “Garba” or “Garbha” means “womb”, and in this context the lamp in the pot, symbolically represent life within a womb. Besides the Garba is the “Dandia” dance, in which men and women participate in pairs with small, decorated bamboo sticks called dandias in their hands. At the end of these dandias are tied tiny bells called ghungroos that make a jingling sound when the sticks hit one another. The dance has a complex rhythm. The dancers begin with a slow tempo, and go into frenzied movements, in such a manner that each person in a circle not only performs a solo dance with his own sticks, but also strikes his partner’s dandias in style!
Dusshera & RamlilaDusshera, as the name suggests occurs on the “tenth” day following the Navratri. It is a festival to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and marks the defeat and death of the demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. Huge effigies of Ravana are burnt amidst the bangs and booms of firecrackers.
In northern India, especially in Varanasi, Dusshera overlaps with “Ramlila” or “Rama Drama” – traditional plays in which scenes from the epic saga of the mythical Rama-Ravana strife are enacted by professional troupes.
The Dusshera celebration of Mysore in southern India is a veritable extravaganza! Chamundi, a form of Durga, is the family deity of the Maharaja of Mysore. It’s a wonderful scene to watch the grand procession of elephants, horses and courtiers wending a circuitous way to the hilltop temple of Goddess Chamundi!
First Day - The first day is dedicated to the Goddess Durga is called Shailputri, the daughter of the Himalayas. She is a form of Shakti, the companion of Lord Shiva.
Second Day - The second day is dedicated to the Goddess Durga is known as 'Brahmacharini'. The name is derivative of the word 'Brahma', which means 'Tapa' or penace. She is also a form of Mata Shakti.
Third Day - The third day is dedicated to the goddess Chandraghanta, the symbolic representation of beauty and bravery.
Fourth Day - The fourth day is dedicated to the goddess Kushmandas, the creator of the entire Universe.
Fifth Day - The fifth day is dedicated to the Goddess Skand Mata, the mother of the chief warrior of the Gods army the Skanda.
Sixth Day - The sixth day is dedicated to the goddess Katyayani with three eyes and four hands.
Seventh Day - The seventh day is dedicated to the Goddess 'Kalratri', meant to make the devotees fearless.
Eighth Day - The eight day is dedicated to the Mata Rani or 'Maha Gauri', represents calmness and exhibits wisdom.
Ninth Day - The ninth day is dedicated to Durga also referred as Siddhidatri. It is believed that she has all the eight siddhis and is worshipped by all the Rishis and Yogis.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
When is Onam 2011 Date :
Onam, Kerala's unique festival is nearing on September 9th 2011, When I think of Onam the immediate association that comes to me mind is Pookolam (Pookalam).
Onam Festival is celebrated in the beginning of the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kolla Varsham) called Chingam. This month corresponds to August-September in Gregorian Calendar Onam festival continues for ten days, starting from the day of Atham and culminating on Thiru Onam. Onam is the harvest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. The day of Onam is decided in accordance with the legend of King Mahabali in whose honor Onam is celebrated.
People believe that it is on the last day of the festival of Onam, Tiruonam that the spirit of King Maveli visits Kerala, hence the day is marked by feast and festivities. To welcome their revered ruler, people lay flower mats (Pookalam) in the front courtyard, prepare a grand meal (Onasadya), dance, play and make merry. All this is done to impress upon King Mahabali that his people are prosperous and happy.