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Saumyaa Vardhan is the founder of Shubhpuja.com – an Indian platform for authentic Vedic puja services and research worldwide. Awarded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Raksha Bandhan 2018: Puja Timings, History, Significance of the festival
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

In Mahabharata, when the Pandavas and their family were going to the war, the entire family prayed for their welfare and protection. Draupadi tied a sacred thread on the hand of Lord Krishna and Kunti tied it on the hand of her grandson, Abhimanyu.

Onam 2018: History, significance and timings of puja
Sat, Aug 25, 2018

Onam 2018: The celebration continues for 10 days, beginning with Attham and ending up with Thiruvonam. The public holidays are declared four days before the festival, which is on the day of Uthradom. Know the significance, history and timings of Subh Puja here.

Guru Purnima 2018: Why the festival is celebrated, legend, history and all you need to know
Fri, Jul 27, 2018

Guru Purnima marks the appearance day of Srila Vyasadeva. It falls every year on the day of Ashadha Shukla Purnima. This year, the festival dedicated to teachers will be observed on July 27.

Decoding Mahamrityunjaya Mantra
Thu, Jul 05, 2018

In Bhagwad Gita (9.34 and 18.65), Lord Krishna mentions that chanting mantras means to offer prayers. Mrityunjaya mantra is found in the oldest Vedic literature, the Rig Veda (7.59.12).

Why do we light a lamp during puja?
Wed, Jul 04, 2018

The burning lamp represents the element of fire. Fire is one of the five principal elements of this material creation (earth, water, fire, sky and air) and it represents purity. Whatever comes in contact with fire is immediately purified, the way impure gold is converted into pure gold.

The science behind Adhik maas/Purushottam month
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The immensely pious and auspicious month of Purushottam, also known as Adhika Maas or Mal Mass, is considered dear to the supreme Lord Sri Krishna. Here's the scientific explanation behind it.

The Vedic viewpoint of yagya
Sat, May 26, 2018

The followers of Vedic religion are advised by the Supreme Lord to perform yagya or sacrifices in order to be happy and merry. There are various meanings associated with the word yagya.

Decoding the Gayatri Mantra
Thu, May 24, 2018

The Gayatri mantra is one of the well-known mantras. As per the Smarta Brahmanas, the Gayatri mantra is a representative of Suryadev. According to Hari Bhakti Vilasa, the Brahma Gayatri mantra is a prayer to Gayatri Devi, the eternal consort of Sri Vishnu.

What is Adhik maas/Purushottam month?
Wed, May 16, 2018

The glories of Purushottam month are innumerable and are beyond conception. A single month of devotion can award the person with all the necessities of his life and after quitting this body, he will surely ascend to the abode of the Supreme Lord Krishna.

Buddha Purnima 2018: Importance, Significance and History of Vesak Day
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

On the day of Buddha Purnima, people from various countries visit the holy shrines of Buddha and there are a lot of pilgrims who come to visit his Birth Place and the Mahabodhi Tree.

Buddha Purnima 2018: Date and muhurat time in India for Vesak day
Mon, Apr 30, 2018

This year, the festival of Buddha Purnima falls on April 30, 2018. The timings for prevailing of Purnima Tithi are from 06:37 am on April 29 to 06:27 am on April 30, 2018. This is the time to offer worship to the Buddha.

The Vedic viewpoint of Mantras
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Mantras are very powerful in themselves and hence, need to be chanted as prescribed. Then only, one can derive real happiness from them. Therefore, any person who seriously desires real happiness must seek a bonafide spiritual master and take shelter under him by initiation.

Mantra: An object of scientific research
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

One might see a variety of effects of the mantra chanting on an individual. Peace, satisfaction and happiness, being relative and absolute at the same time, are the general final outcomes. Some even make one determined and humble.

Sita Navami 2018: Significance and Timings
Tue, Apr 24, 2018

The day of Sita Navami holds great significance in Ayodhya, especially in Mithila, where people consider Sita, their own daughter. They say that they belong to her maternal house and hence, are blessed to live in the lands where she appeared.

Akshaya Tritiya: Significance of Chandan Yatra
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

The festival of Chandan Yatra starts on Akshaya Tritiya, April 18, 2018. It is celebrated in Vrindavan and Jagannath Puri, whereby the deities of Lord Krishna and his forms are decorated with huge amounts of sandalwood paste, completely covering his entire body in chandan.

Akshaya Tritiya 2018: Significance, history, importance, puja timings
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Akshaya Tritiya, 2018: Akshay Tritiya generally falls in late April or early May. Mostly it is celebrated on the 108th day of the year. This festival of immortality is equally revered by the Hindu and Jain community and is associated with various traditions and rituals.

Baisakhi 2018 Date: History, Importance, Significance of the Festival
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Baisakhi 2018: This day is celebrated as the founding day for the Khalsa community, the day on which Guru Gobind Singh invited the people to come forward and get baptized into Sikhism and raise their voice against the cruel Mughal Empire.

Hanuman Jayanti 2018: History, Importance and Significance
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Hanuman Jayanti is the pious day on which Sri Hanuman descended on earth in order to serve the purpose of his eternal master, Lord Ram. He, being an unalloyed devotee of Sri Ram is revered by all Ram bhakts.

Devi Durga: The symbolism of feminine strength
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Devi Durga has been glorified in various shastras like Devi Bhagwat Purana. She is considered as a divine potency responsible for keeping this material world in order and decorum.

Ram Navami 2018: Date, History, Celebrations, Significance
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Ram Navami holds great significance for people who are devout followers of Lord Ramchandra. It is believed that on the auspicious day of Shukla Paksha Navami, at 12 noon, Lord Ramchandra made his divine appearance along with his three brothers, Lakshmana, Bharat and Shatrughna in Ayodhya.

Choti Holi 2018: Holika Dahan History, Importance and Mythological Recognition
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

Holika or Holi is celebrated as a festival representing the victory of good over evil. This festival commemorates the combined celebration of two different festivals- Choti Holi (Holika Dahan) and  Badi Holi (Rangwali Holi/ Dulandi). This year, Choti Holi or Holika Dahan will be celebrated on March 1.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Puja-Vidhi, Samagri, Timings, All You Need To Know
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

The Maha Shivratri prayer cycle is divided into four prahars of three hours each, during which devotees take turns to worship the Shiva Linga using auspicious ingredients (samagri), Rudrabhisheka and chanting mantras.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Date, Importance and Significance
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Maha Shivratri 2018: Maha Shivratri is celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. The worldly person celebrates Maha Shivratri as the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, while the spiritual person looks at this day as one when Shiva attained victory over all of his enemies.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Why is Lord Shiva called Mahadeva?
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Maha Shivratri 2018: Shiva is described as Mahadeva as he is propitiated by everyone from the devtas (gods) to the asuras (demons). With Maha Shivratri here, we try and understand Shiva, the god, according to the various Upanishads and Puranas.

Vasant (Basant) Panchami 2018: History, Customs and Why it is Celebrated
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Vasant Panchami 2018: For years and as per the traditions and customs prevalent, people have been celebrating this day by observing a fast, decorating the deity of Saraswati with garlands and white clothes and offering her yellow items.

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