festivals लेबल असलेली पोस्ट दाखवित आहे. सर्व पोस्ट्‍स दर्शवा
festivals लेबल असलेली पोस्ट दाखवित आहे. सर्व पोस्ट्‍स दर्शवा

गुरुवार, ९ नोव्हेंबर, २०१७

Significance of Puja Thali

In Hindu Dharma, there are many ways to worship the divine God.If anyone follows the path of Kamakanda then the person has to maintain the spiritual significance attached to it.

In Hindu religion , we do Puja of any God or deity or Saint.Puja Thali has special significance while doing any ritual acitivity.

Puja thali is a tray or a big container in which the entire puja materials are decorated.Puja Thali generally available of different metals and you can also decorate your puja thali in the way you like.

Before starting the actual puja it is important that people accumulate all kind of puja samagris that is used in any puja.

Significance of Puja Thali

It is said that the elements in the puja thali mustrepresents five cosmic elements. The elements are Earth or Prithvi, Holy Water, Fire or Tej, Wind or Vayu and Ether or Akash.

These cosmic elements are chosen because they are considered to be the most important essentials that balance the entire universe. These elements help the worshipper to get the maximum blessing from the deity who is worshiped.

Main Contents of Puja Thali 

Like Haldi-kumkum,agarbatti,diya,money,cloth depending upon culture.In India, as many religion and many language people stay together.They have differences in their landuage,caste,color,traditions,way of living and many more.

But Puja Thali is common while doing any spiritual thing.In Puja thali they may kept different thigs depending upon their culture.

  • Turmeric /Sindoor paste  for holy symbols like 'Om', 'Swastika' etc.
  • Akshata (unbroken rice grains).
  • Diyas and incense sticks(Agarbatti).
  • Coconut.
  • Flowers (marigold, rose)
  • Indian sweets for Prasad.
  • Holy water in a container.

The contents may change as per festival like

In Diwali occasion, more than one diya might be arranged on thali; 
In Rakshabandhan, one rakhi is needed. 
In Shivaratri,Bael-leaves are kept.
In Birthday, we do Puja of Birthday Boy/girl for their long life

Thus in different occasions and festivals, puja thali decoration varies with importance of the rites.

शुक्रवार, ८ जुलै, २०१६

Meaning of Ghalin Lotangan

Ghalin Lotangan Vandin Charan, Dolyani Pahin Rupa tujhe|
Preme Alingin Anande Pujin, Bhave Ovaalin Mhanen Naamah||1||
I bow low to you, I worship your holy feet.I fill my eyes with your sight.
Will hug you with all my love and worship you with all the happiness within!I worship (you) with all my heart (devotion, feelings)

Twamev Mata Pita Twamev, Twamev Bandhusch Sakha Twamev|
Twamev Vidya Dravinam Twamev| , Twamev Sarvam Mam Dev Dev||2||
After all, you only are my Mother, You are my Father.You are my Sibling and my companion.
You, and none else, are my knowledge and money.You are my everything

Kaayen Vacha Mansendriyevaah,Buddhyatmnava prakrute swabhavat |
Karomi Yad Yat Sakalam Parasmai,Narayana Iti Samarpayami ||3 ||
I dedicate to Lord Narayana(Vishnu) whatever actions(endeavors, Yajna) I perform: with my body, speech, mind, limbs, intellect or mind; performed either intentionally or unintentionally (naturally, involuntarily).

Achyutam Keshvam Ram Narayanam,Krushna Damodaram Vasudevam Hari |
Sridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham ,Janaki Nayakam Ramchandra Bhaje ||4||
Salute You O Acyuta (the Infallible One), I Salute You O Keshava (Who nominates and Controls everyone, Who has beautiful Hair and Who killed the demon Keshi), I Salute You O Rama the Incarnation of Narayana (Who is without any blemish),

Hare Ram Hare Ram
Ram Ram Hare Hare
Hare Krushna Hare Krushna Krushna Krushna Hare Hare!!

All Hail to Lord Krishna Narayana!!May HE continue to bless us with all the love!!

मंगळवार, ६ ऑक्टोबर, २०१५

Dasara Festival in India

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.Dasara means Vijayadashami, means remover of bad fate.It is one of the important festival in India.It is also said as Dashera, Dussera and Dussehra in North India.In Nepal, it termed as Dashain while in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu Dussehra.

Dusara has background stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata times.

Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama's victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The epic Ramayana tells the story of the Lord Rama who wins the lovely Sita for his wife, only to have her carried off by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka.

Ravana plays an important role in the Ramayana. Ravana had a sister known as Shoorpanakha. She fell in love with the brothers Rama and Lakshamana and wanted to marry one of them. Lakshamana refused to marry her and Rama could not as he was already married to Sita.

Shoorpanakha threatened to kill Sita, so that she could marry Rama. This angered Lakshamana who cut off Shoorpanakha's nose and ears. Ravana then kidnapped Sita to avenge his sister's injuries. Rama and Lakshamana later fought a battle to rescue Sita. The monkey god Hanuman and a huge army of monkeys helped them.

The Mahabharata is another series of Hindu stories that play a role in the Dussehra festival. The Pandavas were five brothers who fought evil forces with a set of distinctive weapons. They abandoned their weapons and went into exile for one year. They hid their weapons in a Shami tree and found them at the same place when they returned from exile. They then worshipped the tree before going to a battle, which they won. This epic is also commemorated during Dussehra.

To celebrate Dasara occasion , people do puja of household and work-related tools, such as books, computers, cooking pans and vehicles in the state of Karnataka.Performance of Ramlila happens in all parts of India specially in North part of India.

Many Hindus also believe that it is lucky to start a new venture, project or journey on Dussehra. They may also exchange gifts of leaves from the Shami tree (Prosopis spicigera) as a symbol of the story of the Pandavas brothers' exile in the Mahabharata stories.

The city of Mysore has a long tradition of celebrating the Dasara festival and the festivities there are an elaborate affair, attracting a large audience including foreigners. The Dasara festival completed 400th anniversary in year 2010.The main attraction of the ten-day Mysore Dasara festival is the Mysore Palace which is illuminated daily with nearly 1 lakh (100,000) light bulbs from 7 pm to 10 pm on all days of the festival. The traditional Dasara procession (locally known as Jumboo Savari) is held on the streets of Mysore city.

शुक्रवार, ४ सप्टेंबर, २०१५

Narali Poornima | Rakshabandhan

Narali Purnima or Rakhi Pournima takes place in Maharasthra & Kerala.It is also called as Coconut Day festival.The Hindu festival of Narali Purnima or the Coconut festival is celebrated with great fervor and in a jubilant manner by the fishermen and the fishing community in Maharashtra on the full moon day of Shravan. 'Shravan' is one out of the four most auspicious months in the Hindu calendar. Thus, a full moon day or the Purnima in this month is regarded as even more sacred.

It also marks the end of monsoon, and is primarily observed by sailors, fishermen and others living in the coastal areas of South India. They offer coconut to the sea on this occasion.The word 'Naral' means coconut and coconut is offered to the sea on the full moon day, hence the name Narali Purnima. Other names for the festival include Shravani Purnima, Raksha Bandhan and Rakhi Purnima.

Narial (naral in Marathi) which means coconuts, are offered to the sea god Varuna, to seek his blessings for a fruitful fishing season, hence the name Narali Purnima comes into the picture. It is believed that an offering of gold coconut to the sea will bring in a lot of luck but since it is a very costly affair many do not follow it.Dancing and singing are an integral part of this festival. The traditional food includes sweet coconut rice which is savored with curry.

The reason for offering no other fruit but the coconut is because coconut has long been regarded as an auspicious offering Gods in all Hindu festivals. This is because every part of the tree – leaves, bark, coconut itself is extremely useful to man. Thus, this offering of coconut is believed to appease the Sea god for a safe journey ahead in the waters. 

The festival of Rakshabandhan is also celebrated on the Poornima of month of Shravan. Rakshabandhan is a festival of Rakhi or Raksha thread. Normally, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers. They tie Rakhi and perform their Aarti. Brothers give the word of protection to their sisters in return and also give them some gifts.

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