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Maa Saraswati

Saraswati puja is observed in the Magh month, according to Hindu calendar. Vedas represents goddess Saraswati as a water goddess. The holy river Saraswati has a great religious significance. It is originated from Himalaya’s mountain. After the long journey Saraswati river merge with the Ganga and Yamuna rivers at Prayag. The combination of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers is known as a “Triveni Sangam”.

It is considered that goddess Saraswati is an inventor of Sanskrit language. She is a goddess of education, speech, knowledge and literature. Matsya Puran describes that goddess Saraswati produced from the mouth of Lord Brahma. It believed that she is a most unique creation of the Brahma in the Universe.

How To Worship Goddess Saraswati:

Devotees set up a picture or idol of goddess Saraswati facing on east direction. They decorate her with white dress; it defines the purity of goddess. The entire place is decorated with rangolis and floral design.

A design of fish on that place is considered auspicious. Family members get early bath and they wear yellow color dress. They bring together in front of goddess Saraswati for worship. They offer flowers and perform prayers to goddess.

Saraswati Mantras:

1). Ya Kundendu tushaara haaradhavalaa, Yaa shubhravastraavritha
Ya veenavara dandamanditakara, Yaa shwetha padmaasana
Yaa brahmaachyutha shankara, prabhritibhir Devaisadaa Vanditha
Saa Maam Paatu Saraswatee Bhagvati, Nihshesha jaadyaapahaa.

2). Shuklaam Brahmvichaar Saar Paramaadyaam Jagadvyaapineem Veennaa Pushtak
Dhaarinneebhamay Daam Jaad Yaapandhkaaraapahaam. (more…)

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Holi Festival is colorful festival that is celebrated in all over the country. It has such a great spiritual significance for the Hindu Religion. It takes place on the day of the purnima in the month of Phalgun. The last day of the year is Phalgun Purnima. From the next day spring season starts with the new year. It observes an auspicious occasion for merrymaking.

An Ancient Story of Holi Festival:

In the Bengal and Orissa, holi festival is celebrated to mark the birthday of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Literally meaning

Holi Colors

Holi Colors

of the holi is ‘burning’. There are different myths related to this word. One of the most important legends is associated with king Hiranyakashyap.

He was a demon king such a cruel person. He wanted that in his kingdom no one will be worship to other gods. There were only one god and that was Hiranyakashyap. But unfortunately his son which named Prahlad, he was a true devotee of lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap was very annoyed with his son.

He tried many times to kill his son Prahlad but all efforts were ruin because of his true devotion for lord Vishnu. At last Hiranyakashyap called his sister which name was Holika. She had a boon that fire was not harmful for her.

But it will be work only when she enters into the fire alone. Hiranyakashyap said her to enter her in the fire with his son Prahlad. As a result Holika had burned and Prahlad was saved by the mercy of lord Vishnu for his true and (more…)

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