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Kala Astami / Bhairav Astami

Lord Kaal Bhairav

Kalashtami, which is also called as Kala Ashtami, is celebrate every month during Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Devotees of God Bhairav G keep fast and worship Him on all Kalashtami days throughout the year.

Lord Bhairav Pics

The most significant and important Kalashtami, which is known as Kalabhairav Jayanti, falls in the month of Margah shirsha according to North Indian, Purnima to Purnima, lunar month calendar while Kalabhairav Jayanti falls in the month of Kartik in South Indian, Amavasya to Amavasya, lunar month calendar. However in both calendars  Kalabhairav Jayanti is on the same day. It is believed that Lord Shiva was appeared in form of Bhairav on the same day.

Kalabhairav Jayanti is also Celebrate as Bhairav Ashtami.

Vijayadashami – The Day of Victory

  dussehra_84385Navaratri , reaching a state of perfection with Dussehra, is a social celebration of incredible imperativeness and centrality for all. It is a celebration that is about the goddess. In Karnataka, Dussehra is about Chamundi, in Bengal it is about Durga. Like this, it is about different goddesses in different places, yet basically it is about the feminine goddess or the ladylike holiness.

Dussehra – The tenth day of celebration


Navaratri is loaded with imagery about vanquishing malicious and wanton nature, and about having adoration for all parts of life and actually for the things and questions that help our wellbeing. The nine days of Navaratri are delegated for every the three fundamental characteristics of tamas, rajas and sattva. The initial three days are tamas, where the goddess is savage, in the same way as Durga and Kali. The following three days are Lakshmi related – tender however substantially situated goddesses. The most recent three days are devoted to Saraswati, which is sattva. It is identified with information and illumination.

Vijayadashami – The Day of Victory


Putting resources into these three will make your life in a certain manner. On the off chance that you put resources into tamas, you will be effective in restricted. On the off chance that you put resources into rajas, you will be compelling in an alternate manner. On the off chance that you put resources into sattva, you will be effective in a totally diverse manner. Anyway in the event that you go past this, it is no more about force, it is about liberation. After Navaratri, the tenth and last day is Vijayadashami – that implies you have vanquished all these three qualities. You didn’t give into any of them, you saw through every one of them. You partook in every one of them, however you didn’t put resources into any of them. You won over them. That is Vijayadashami, the day of triumph. This brings home the message of how being in respect and appreciation towards everything that matters in our lives prompts achievement and triumph.

Of the numerous things that we are in contact with, of the numerous things that help in making and making our lives, the most vital gadgets that we utilize in making an accomplishment of our lives are our own particular body and brain. Being in love towards the very earth that you stroll upon, towards the air that you inhale, the water that you drink, the sustenance that you consume, the individuals that you come in contact with and everything else that you utilize, including your body and psyche, will lead us to an alternate plausibility in respect to how we can live. Being in a state of adoration and commitment towards all these viewpoints is a method for guaranteeing accomplishment in every attempt that we share in.

The Vijayadashami or Dussehra celebration is of a gigantic social criticalness for all who live in this area – regardless of their station, ideology or religion – and ought to be praised with jollity and affection. It is my wish and my endowments that every one of you ought to celebrate Dussehra with aggregate contribution, satisfaction and love.



Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is commended with incredible dedication and eagerness in India in the month of July or August. As per the Hindu datebook this religious celebration is praised on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the eighth day of the dull fortnight in the month of Bhadon.


Sri Krishna is considered as the a standout amongst the most effective human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu. He was conceived around 5,200 years prior in Mathura. The sole destination of Sri Krishna’s introduction to the world was to free the Earth from the evilness of evil spirits. He assumed a paramount part in Mahabharata and engendered the hypothesis of bhakti and great karma which are described profoundly in the Bhagwat Geeta.SRI KRISHANN RASBHIARI

Sri Krishna was conceived in a jail in the care of Kansa. Vasudev, His father promptly thought about his companion Nand and chose to hand over his kid to him to spare Krishna from the grasp of Kansa. Krishna experienced childhood in Gokul lastly executed his uncle, King Kansa.SRI RASBHIARI 22

The real festival of Janmashtami happens amid the midnight as Sri Krishna is accepted to be borned on a dull, stormy and breezy night to end the guideline and savagery of his uncle, Kansa. All over India this day is praised with reverential melodies and moves, pujas, arti, blowing of the Conch and shaking the support of child Sri Krishna.

CUTE RAM PARIVARThe Janmashtami festival of Mathura and Vrindavan, the spots where Sri Krishna had used his life, are exceptionally extraordinary. On this day sanctuaries and homes are greatly enhanced and lit up. Night long supplications to God are offered and religious mantras are sung in the sanctuaries.


Balaram Jyanti Celebrations

This is the appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Lord Sri Krishna. He is the original spiritual master, and devotees offer special prayers to Lord Balarama on this day to receive spiritual strength from Him.


He showed up on the full moon day of shravana. The historical backdrop of His appearance is one of a kind. He was conceived as the seventh child of Devaki and Vasudeva.


p style=”text-align:justify;”>However, when He was still in the womb of Devaki, He exchanged Himself to the womb of Rohini, who was an alternate wife of Vasudeva. The despot sibling of Devaki, Kamsa, had put Vasudeva and Devaki in jail. Vasudeva had left his wife Rohini, under the watchful eye of his dear companion, Maharaja Nanda.

The Krishna Balarama Deities at ISKCON Bangalore, got a magnificent abhisheka or washing service on this day. Ruler Balaram was offered a Rajbhog naivedya comprising of 52 exceptional things. All the divinities in the primary sanctuary were beautified with new pieces of clothing and gems.

krishna-balram-wallpaperTEMPLES OF LORD BALARAM 

Baliyana Mandir, Bainsa (dist Nawanshahr) Punjab

Why We Celebrate Rakshabandhan,Rakshabandhan stories( katha) and How to celebrate

Raksha Bandhan is a well known celebration celebrated the nation over. Regardless of standing and ideology individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds partake in this celebration. It is praised on the full moon day of the lunar month (Shravana Poornima) which additionally corresponds with Upa-karma (changing the consecrated string for the brahmins, Avani Avittom in South India).

The celebration is additionally called as Rakhi Poornima, Nariyal Poornima and Kajari Poornima in diverse states and is commended in an unexpected way.

The most effective method to celebrate Raksha Bandhan?

On the event of this celebration sisters for the most part apply tilak to the brow of their siblings, tie the hallowed string called Rakhi to the wrist of their siblings and do arati and appeal to God for their great wellbeing & long life. This string, which speaks to love and great notions, is known as the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ signifies ‘an obligation of insurance’. The sibling as an exchange offers a blessing to his sister and promises to take care of her. Before tying a Rakhi on their siblings hand the sisters first tie a Rakhi on the Tulasi plant and the an alternate Rakhi on the peepal tree request the insurance of nature – Vriksha Raksha Bandhan.


The idea of Raksha Bandhan is essentially that of insurance. Generally we discover individuals heading off to the clerics in sanctuaries and getting a holy string attached to their hands. We discover this in the sanctuary of Kala Bhairava at Varanasi where individuals get a dark string attached to their wrist. Correspondingly at Sri Vaishnodevi Temple in Jammu, we discover individuals binds red band to their temple in the wake of venerating the Goddess.

In Hindu religious capacities we watch the preist binds a string to the wrist of individual/s performing the custom before its beginning. It is accepted and said that even Yagnopaveetam (sacrosanct string over the midsection) demonstrations as a Raksha (insurance) to the wearer if one keeps up its sacredness.

In the idea of Marriage, Mangala Sutra (tied around the neck of the lady) and Kankana Bandhana (a string attached to the wrist of the spouse and prepare by one another) additionally has a comparative internal noteworthiness.

The tying of a Rakhi is not bound to a sibling and sister. It could additionally be fixed by a wife to her spouse, or by a pupil to the Guru. This bond does not need to be between blood relatives – a young lady may embrace a kid as her sibling through the tying of a Rakhi. This custom fortifies the power of profound devotion, as well as transcends the limits of the crew. At the point when a Rakhi is tied on the wrists of close companions and neighbors, it underscores the requirement for a congruous social life. This serves to grow ones’ vision past the outskirts of ones own family to the whole earth (vasudha) as one family – Vasudhaiva kutumbakam.

As indicated by Indian religous legend

Lord Siva is considered as the Father and Goddess Parvati as the Mother. The lovers of the Lord are my relatives, and I fit in with all the three planets.

mata cha parvati devi pita devo mahaeswara

baandhavah siva bhakthascha swadesho bhuvana-trayam

Legendary references

Indra – Sachi Devi : according to Bhavishya Purana, Indra the King of Devas was prompted by Deva Guru Brihaspati to wear a Rakhi as a security against foes (Demons) when he was confronting thrashing because of Vritra Asura. As needs be Sachi Devi (associate of Indra) fixing a Rakhi to Indra.

As per one legendary suggestion, Rakhi was proposed to be the love of the ocean god Varuna. Thus, offerings of coconut to Varuna, stylized washing and fairs at waterfronts go hand in hand with this celebration. Generally anglers offer coconut and rakhi to the Sea God Varuna – this celebration is known as Nariyal Poornima.

Recorded References

It is said that when Alexander was crushed on account of the extraordinary Hindu King Purushottam of Punjab, Alexander’s wife fixed a Rakhi to Purushottam to ensure her spouse from being killed.

Amid the times of Emperor Humayun, it is accepted that Rani Karnavati (Queen of Chittor) had sent a Rakhi to ruler Humayun keeping in mind the end goal to get insurance from Bahadur Shah who was attacking her kingdom. Inspite of being of an alternate religion, he raced to her offer assistance.

The Message of Rakhi

Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the unmatched power of profound devotion, mind and admiration. However in a more extensive viewpoint the celebration of Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) passes on an inherent message of general fellowship and sisterhood. Consequently the celebration of Rakhi passes on a message that has socio profound essentialness underscoring the requirement for sustaining of positive qualities, immaculateness in thought, word


  • In 2014 Nag Panchami is on 1st August

    SNAKE DAY” Nag-Panchami” the celebration of snakes.on the fifth day of the splendid 50% of Shravan month of Hindu timetable, individuals venerate the snake or bother. The day is known as Nag Panchami.on this day, Milk and cooked rice is offered to snakes conveyed by snake charmers. Dirt snakes are brought home to be venerated and drenched in the ocean/ stream at night.jeffisgr8t-2120108

    Serpents are adored on Shravan Shukla Panchami. On this day, on both the sides of entryway 2 symbols of serpents are made of this promise, individuals quick on the Panchami day and take nourishment just at night.nag_panchami_puja_ubcvz_Indya101(dot)com

    Individuals visit sanctuaries uniquely devoted to snakes and love them. Shiva sanctuaries are additionally supported spots for worshiping as snakes are viewed as dear to him. Some go to love the snake which is accepted to be stowing away in the openings of ant colony dwelling places.

    Alternately else a five hood snake is made by blending “gandh” (a fragrant pigment),”haladi” (turmeric powder), “chandan” (shoe) and “kesar” (saffron) and put on a metal plate and adored.

    Taking after are the stories associated with the festival of this day :

    Krishna and the Kaliya Snake : Once Young Krishna was playing with alternate cowhands, when abruptly the ball got snared in the high limb of a tree. Krishna volunteered to climb the tree and get the ball. Anyway underneath the tree there was a profound piece of the waterway Yamuna, in which the horrendous snake Kaliya was existing. Everyone was anxious about that piece of the stream.nag_panchami Abruptly Krishna tumbled from the tree into the water. At that point that shocking snake came up. However Krishna was prepared and hopping on the snake’s head he got it by the neck. Kaliya comprehended that Krishna was not a common kid, and that it would not be not difficult to overcome him. So Kaliya begged Krishna: “Kindly, don’t slaughter me.” Krishna brimming with sympathy asked the snake to guarantee that from now on he would not hassle anyone. At that point he let the snake go free into the stream once more. Abruptly Krishna tumbled from the tree into the water. At that point that horrendous snake came up. Anyway Krishna was prepared and hopping on the snake’s head he got it by the neck. Kaliya comprehended that Krishna was not a normal kid, and that it would not be not difficult to overcome him. So Kaliya begged Krishna: “Kindly, don’t murder me.” Krishna brimming with sympathy asked the snake to guarantee that hence he would not annoy anyone. At that point he let the snake go free into the stream once more.nag_panchmi_fest_01

    The Snake and the Farmer : A rancher was furrowing his field. At the edge of the field there was an ant colony dwelling place which he unintentionally wrecked with the furrow, and accordingly the youthful serpents that were stowing away in it were executed. The mother snake had easily gone out. When she returned she couldn’t discover her young ones. Finally she discovered them cut into pieces. She was enraged and comprehended that the agriculturist had executed them. She was determined to taking retribution. Around evening time when the rancher was dozing with his wife and youngsters, the snake came loaded with outrage. She started to chomp the feet of the agriculturist, and after that one by one the feet of his wife and kids. All started to shout. Anyway the eldest little girl happened to be out of the house that night. At that point the snake recalled that on the event of her wedding, the young lady had gone to the place of her father-in-law. “I won’t save her either,” the snake determined. The snake ran towards the neighboring town. She halted before the entryway of a house, and saw a young person inside. She remembered her as the rancher’s eldest little girl. The snake went in resolved to chomp her. In any case then she saw the young person with joint hands adoring the snake she had made out of “gandh”, and the nine “nagkule” (youthful snakes). She had offered them “nagane” (gram drenched and dried), “lahya” (rice extinguished by drying), and “durva” (grass sacrosanct to Ganpati), and she was imploring with extraordinary dedication, “O God Snake, don’t be irate in the event that I have conferred any oversight. Acknowledge my love. Care for my kin at home and in my father-in-law’s home. Don’t nibble anybody.                                                                                     images (2)
    Overlook any issue we may have submitted coincidentally.” With this the snake was satisfied and preceded the young lady. She opened her eyes and got scared at the sight of the snake. Be that as it may the snake said, “Don’t be apprehensive. I should not nibble you. Let me know who you are and where your home is.” Then the snake knew well that the young lady was the rancher’s little girl and felt extremely sad for having murdered all her kin. The snake told the young lady what had happened, yet let her know not to holler. She provided for her some nectar and let her know to sprinkle it on her dead individuals, and with this they all returned to life.


Why Rath Yatra (रथयात्रा) is celebrated ?

ratha yatra 29 jun 2014

‘RATHA JATRA’ or me ‘Auto Festival’, the most critical celebration of Lord Jagannath initiates on the 29th June, Sunday and Return Car Festival ur’ Bahuda Jatra’ on 07 July in the not so distant future. This bright celebration which draws a large number of fans from different parts of the nation and from abroad to Puri, is held in June-July consistently. Ruler Jagannath, Lord of the Universe, leaves His sanctum sanctorum to offer Darshan to all Devotees having a place with all groups and is said that the individuals who tune in the Car Festival gain their entry to the Heaven.rathyatra images 1

‘Snana Pumima’ marks the start of this celebration. On this day the three gods – Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra clean up on an open stage known as ‘Snana Bedi’, Then they resign for 15 days famously called the time of “Anabasara” and stay in seclusion. Throughout this period, no open love is performed. Following 15 days of disengagement, the Gods leave the sanctuary in a bright parade to load up their individual Chariots and from there on starts the adventure known as “Ratha Jatra’.

The much acclaimed Temple Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath, happens in Puri. On the first day, the Jagannath sanctuary pictures are helped through the road in three colossal thundering chariots which have made this occasion globally known. Nine days after the fact, the trip is rehashed in the inverse bearing. To witness this celebration is a knowledge of a life time, yet guarantee to book rooms and make all different game plans well ahead of time.Rath-Yatra 3

Every year, in storm season, the substitute pictures of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra- -the gods worshiped in the Jagannath Temple at Puri- -are conveyed in vivid parades each night for 21 days to the Narendra Tank where they voyage in a brilliant brightened pontoon.

In jollity and color, this celebration remains next just to the Car Festival. On the full twelve day of Jyestha (June), the Sananjatra or the showering celebration is watched when the pictures in love are really brought out for open review.Hindu devotees pull the "rath" or chariot of Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

After the washing celebration, the divinities use 15 days in disconnection throughout which period they are repainted and ready for the Car Festival. The Car Festival is praised on the second day of the splendid fortnight of Ashadha (June-July) and the divinities are assumed a voyage of around 3 kms in spectacular and adorned chariots for stay in the Gundicha Ghar till the return Car Festival which is held 9 days after the fact.lord jagannath

The chariot of Lord Jagannath, known as ‘Nandighose’, is 23 cubits high and has 18 wheels. The chariot of Balabhadra, which is 22 cubits in stature and has 16 wheels, is named ‘Taladwaja’. “Devadalan” the chariot of Subhadra, is 21 cubits in stature and has 14 wheels.

The chariots are made once again consistently as per strict and antiquated particulars and are pulled by a few thousand aficionados at once. Regarding quality and intense dedication, the Car Festival is one of the world’s most unbelievable scenes.