January 26th, 2014 by Sanjay Joshi
We would like to wish you all Happy Republic Day 2014. 26th January 1950 is one of the most important day in Our Indian history.It has been my Privilege that We got an opportunity to speak in front of you all on this occasion. It has been 64 years from the day our constitution came into effect. In these 64 years our country has gone through a long journey of changes. We are going through some light on the history of our country.
Before 1600 AD we were living a peaceful life, although there were some disputes between some states but it was not bothering normal citizens at all. But when in 1600, East India company came into India, things started changing. Slowly they started taking their grips to the steering of our country and till 1800 we were completely in control of British Government.
In 1857 some real patriots stood up for the country and started a revolution against the British Raj. After a very long time and different-different revolution at several places, finally we became free on 15th August, 1947. Then some rules and regulations were required to drive the country. So a committee was organized, which was given the work of writing the constitution for India.
After the constitution was ready it came into effect from 26th January 1950, since then every year we remind that auspicious day and celebrate it as our Republic day. This day is called, because India became a republic country from this day.
When we became republic country, things started changing. The command of country was in the people of the country. Elections were started and people selected their representatives. For sure we have done a lot of improvements after becoming republic but many problems like corruption and unemployment has grown up rapidly. So we need to find the solution for these problems, only then our country can become the best place on earth to live.
Jai Hind, Jai Bharat !!
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January 14th, 2014 by Sanjay Joshi
Makar Sankranti is a festival that is celebrated all across India in various forms and styles.Makar Sankranti this is a Important Hindu festival.
This is a Harvest festival and is known to be the only kind of festival in India which falls on the same date every year. Signifying the beginning of the spring season, Makar Sankranti ushers in lot of prosperity, happiness and progress. In fact, in Maharashtra in India, the saying Til gul ghya godd godd bola meaning Have sweets made of til and speak with sweetness shows the importance of this festival in a different manner.
Scientifically, this is the time when the movement of the Sun is away from the Tropic of Capricorn while it proceeds towards the northern hemisphere. This is a time when nature seems to take us towards light away from darkness. As the dark nights of the winter months move int he past, the Sun takes us towards more light and more energy signifying wisdom and thoughtfulness. Makar Sankranti is a festival of success and progress.
Indian states celebrate this special Indian festival in their own ways. -
Maharashtra has women wearing black sarees throughout the month and offering Haldi KumKum ( a special Indian custom of celebrating social togetherness amongst women offering vermillon and turmeric powder) and til gul ( sweet made of white til) .
Gujarat is very famous for the Kite Festival during Sankranti . It is believed here that similar to the kite, we should progress towards greater heights. People across the world come to attend this festival.
Tamil Nadu celebrates Sankranti as Pongal. They make sweet rice made out of rice, lentils and jaggery and bake it in huge pots and shout Pongal O Pongal.
In Rajasthan, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Makar Sankrat.
Shimla celebrates Magha Saaja and it is Suggi in Karnataka.
Fairs and melas are commonplace during Makar Sankranti and the Kumbh Mela is a world famous mela held here every 12 years . It is usually held at Haridwar, Nashik, Prayag, and Ujjain.
India is a land of festive celebrations and unbeatable traditions. Makar Sankranti provides you with such an ambience of joy, vibrance and ecstasy. It is interesting to see the entire country come together in joyous celebrations during this time and take back memories of yet another beautiful year to look forward to.
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January 1st, 2014 by Sanjay Joshi
New year is the the most celebrated festival in the modern world. Modern Calender known as AD (Amino domini) starts at January 1st. Almost all over the world celebrate the first day on this calendar, regardless of what they follow. It starts from japan and travels along with time all around the world. As the time travels 24 hours around the world this festival also travel along the time and triggers a nonstop festival for world. Normally every city and groups celebrate the arrival of new year with fireworks and party. The most famous firework is in London, Tokyo, Dubai (in Burj Khalifa) and the other major cities of the world.
History Of The New Year - The first time the new year was celebrated on January 1st was in Rome in 153 B.C. (In fact, the month of January did not even exist until around 700 B.C., when the second king of Rome(Numa Pontilius).But this new year date was not always strictly and widely observed, and the new year was still sometimes celebrated on March At various times and in various places throughout medieval Christian Europe, the new year was celebrated on Dec. 25, the birth of Jesus.
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November 29th, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Lord Ganesha is the Lord of prosperity, wisdom and success. In Indian culture, whenever there is any pooja it is mandatory to begin it with reciting and remembering Lord Ganesha’s name (In form of the mantra ” Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha ”). There is a story behind the fact as to why is Lord Ganesha worshiped first among all the other Hindu Gods.
It is believed that according to the Puranas (ancient Indian text), if Lord Ganesha is not worshiped at the beginning of any ceremony (religious or secular), he creates obstacles in the path for the performers. Therefore be it any occasion, he should be worshiped first and then only the proceedings should follow. Due to this legendary tale, it is a common practice to worship Lord Ganesha before any other God. Therefore, Lord Ganesha is also known as Vighaneshwara (remover of obstacles).
There is another tale that sheds light on why Ganesha is worshipped before any other deity. According to mythology, once Parvatiji (Lord Shiva’s Wife) had to take a bath but the bathroom did not have a door. So, with her special powers (using sweat, turmeric paste and scruff ) she created a small boy and told her to guard the entrance of the bathroom. The boy was beautiful and about 12 years of age and was doing the task of guarding very well. When Lord Shiva returned from his Samadhi (a meditation routine), he was surprised to see a young boy standing at the entrance and barring him to enter his own house. Even when Lord Shiva told him that he is Parvatiji’s husband, Ganesha did not allow him to enter. He was unaware of Lord Shiva’s identity and told him “ My mother (Parvatiji) has told me to keep a watch and guard the door till she is bathing. Thus, I can’t allow anyone to enter.” Listening to this Lord Shiva told him that he has no son and tried to push Lord Ganesha aside, but to his surprise, Ganesha was very strong and did not budge from his place.
Lord Shiva, in profuse anger struck of Lord Ganesha’s head. Listening to all the noise, Paravatiji came out and saw Ganesha’s lifeless body lying on the floor and broke down. After listening to his wife, Lord Shiva realized that he had made a grave mistake. He called his army and told them to get the head of the first living being that they find who is sleeping with its head facing the north direction. The troops found an elephant who was sleeping in the position described by Lord Shiva and got his head. Lord Shiva revived life in the boy by attaching the elephant’s head and also made him the leader of his army.
Once a beautiful young boy and now a boy with the head of an elephant, Pravatiji got even more angry at her husband and told him “Nobody will worship my son as a God and will make fun of him.”
Lord Shiva told his wife that their son Ganesha will be worshipped first and before any other deity for generations to come. He also said that prayers would not be considered complete if Lord Ganesha is not worshipped at the beginning. The boon that Lord Shiva bestowed upon Ganesha holds true to this day and it seen that people worship Ganesha and take his name before any new venture or important task. In all auspicious religious and social ceremonies Lord Ganesha’s blessings are taken at the beginning.
Lord Ganesha was protecting his mother and that’s the reason he got beheaded. He epitomizes both courage and wisdom. So fight all evil with Shree Ganeshaya Namaha!!
November 8th, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Goddess Vinayaki is the female form of lord ganesha.Goddess Vinayaki is the idol worshipped in Tamilnadu.Goddess Vinayaki is also known as ‘Gajanani’,'Geneshari’ and ‘Vigneshwari’.Goddess Vinayaki is a form of shakti rather a Yogini Devata.
The demon, Andhaka, wanted the goddess Parvati to be his wife. He tried to grab her by force so she called out to her husband, Shiva who immediately raised his trident and impaled the Asura.But the Asura had a magic power; every drop of his blood that touched the ground turned into another Andhaka. The only way to kill him was to ensure not a single drop of his blood touched the ground, while he was impaled on Shiva’s trident.
Parvati knew that every divine being is a mixture of male and female forms, the male form representing mental potential and the female form representing material resources (Shakti).The birth of the female avatar Vinayaki is mentioned in the Matsaya Purana.
Images of the female Ganesha start appearing from 16th century onwards. Some are of the opinion that these images perhaps represent Malini, the elephant-headed companion of Parvati, nursemaid to Ganesha, occasionally referred to in the Puranas.
November 5th, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Today is ”Bhai Dooj”.This day Celebrates two day after the Diwali and also know as “Yama Dvitiya”. This day dedicated to sisters.Lord Yama,god of death visited his sister Yamuna on this day and gave a boon to her that whoever visits her on this day shall be libered from sins and aatain moksha.On this day sisters pray for theis brother’s welfare and success.This day marks tha end of diwali celebration.
Importance “Bhai Dooj” -
To prevent untimely death, the Deity of death Yamadharma is worshipped on the days of Dhanatrayodashi, Narak Chaturdashi and Yamadwitiya.
On this day, Deity Yama visits His sister for a meal and liberates for a day the souls suffering in hell.
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November 4th, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Today is “Bali Pratipada”.This is the day after diwali and called “BaliPratipada” also knows as Annakutta” or “Govardhan Pooja”.
On Balipratipada, Bali is worshipped. Though Bali was born a demon, due to his merits he received the grace of Vaman. King Bali served his subjects harbouring an attitude that he was serving God. He was generous and his attitude was Sattva predominant. Every common man is ignorant in the beginning and hence keeps committing wrong deeds.
Importance of “Bali Pratipada” -
This is the half amongst the three and a half muhurts in a year. This is celebrated as the New Year’s Day according to the Vikram Samvat.
November 3rd, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Today Is “Lakshmi Poojan”.This is the day of actual diwali “Lakshmi Pooja”.The worship of lord lakshi to acuire wealth is conducted on this day.But the word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the Sanskrit word “Laksya”, meaning ‘aim’ or ‘goal’, and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.On this day king Bali was defeated by lord vishnu in his dwarf incarnation and banished himto hell.On this day bali was allowed to come to earth once i year to light millisons of lamps to aliminate darkness and spread wisdom.
Imortance of “Lakshmi Poojan” -
Development of virtues gains importance only if in the process defects are overcome. We have just discussed remedies to acquire Lakshmi (wealth). This has to be complemented with removal of alakshmi (poverty). Hence, a new broom is purchased on this day. It is called ‘Lakshmi’.
Timings of “Lakshmi Poojan” -
PujaMuhurat – “17:43:43 to 18:19:47″
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November 2nd, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Today is the ”Narak Chaturdasi”.The Second day of Diwali is “Narak Chaturdasi”.It Is Celebrate one day before “Diwali”.On this day ,Lord krishna killed the Demon Narakasura and rescured 16000 princess who were captured by narakasura.So Todays to be called Naraka Chaturdashi (‘Naraka’ means hell and Chaturdashi means 14th).
It is also know as ‘Yamadeepdaan’ as the ladies of the house light earthen lamps or ‘deep’ and these are kept burning throughout the night glorifying Yama, the god of Death. Since this is the night before Diwali, it is also called ’Chhhoti Diwali’ or Diwali minor.
Timings Of Narak Chaturdasi -
PujaMuhurat= 05:07:00 to 06:36:00″
duration=”1 hour 28 mins”
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October 31st, 2013 by Sanjay Joshi
Today is “Dhanteras”.The first day of Diwali is “Dhanteras”. It Is Celebrate two days before ”Diwali”. The festival of Dhanteras comes in the month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight.Dhan(Wealth) and Teras(Thirteen).
But Mainly People Celebrate This Festival for the Goddess ”Laxmi” and “God Dhanvantari” who is the lord of wealth and lamp lights.Dhanteras is also celebrated as a birthday of “God Dhanvantri”.
Imortance Of “Dhanteras” -
It is the important day to bring or purchase any costly or important items specially if you are planning to buy any Electronic product,Vehicle,jewelry or any valuable thing that makes your Diwali Happy.
Dhanteras puja 2013 Muhurat timing -
Muhurat=18:20 to 20:09
Duration=1 hour 48 Mins
Mantra Of “Dhanteras” -
मृत्युना पाशदंडाभ्यां कालेन श्यामसह ।
त्रयोदश्यांदिपदानात् सूर्यजः प्रीयतां मम ।।
Meaning : I offer these thirteen lamps to the son of the Sun Deity, so that He liberates me from the clutches of death and bestows His blessings.
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