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Lalitha Trishati Stotram – Introduction Sakta is a branch of Hinduism that believes and worships Goddess Sakthi as Supreme. The stotram is very popular amongst ‘Sakthi upasakas,’ those practicing the Sakta philosophy. The Stotram is found in Brahmanda Purana, under...read more
Ayudha Puja – Introduction Ayudha Puja is a part of the Dussera, a famous Hindu festival. It is also known as "Astra Puja". The meaning of the term Ayudha Puja is "Worship of Instruments." It is widely celebrated in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh,...read more
What is Pradosham Pradosham is a vital powertime occurring during the 13th phase of the Moon. Pradosham is the 1.5 hours before sunset on the 13th Moon phase and occurs twice a month. This time is ideal to worship Lord Shiva and is the time of spiritual awakening and...read more
Durga and Navaratri Navaratri festival is fast approaching, and the Hindus worldwide are getting ready to celebrate it according to their culture and traditions. Navratri is one of India's India's grand festivals observed with pomp and devotion for nine nights and ten...read more
What is Maha Shashti Vratham Muruga also known as Subramanya or Skanda is a popular Hindu deity. He is one of the sons of God Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Muruga worship is very popular in Tamil Nadu. Shashti Tithi is special to Lord Muruga, it is an ideal day to...read more
What are Nakshatras As per Hindu astrology, 27 Nakshatras have the power to influence one's life. Any individual will be born in any one of these 27 nakshatras (stars). Therefore, if one intends to invoke the power of their birth nakshatra and experience positive...read more
Introduction to Chakras Chakra is a Sanskrit term referring to a ‘Disc” or “Wheel.” The concept of seven chakras is an ancient philosophy belonging to Hinduism; the continuous flow of energy through the chakras is known as “Kundalini Shakti.” When activated, these...read more
Introduction to Lalitha Sahasranama The term ‘Sahasranama’ is of Sanskrit origin and means ‘the Thousand names.’ Hinduism has several sacred texts praising the Gods and Goddesses, and Sahasranama is one of them. Saharanama contains praise in thousand different names...read more
What is Navaratri Navaratri is a major Hindu festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. The festival derives its name from two Sanskrit words, 'Nava' and 'Ratri' meaning, 'nine' and 'nights.' As the festival is celebrated for nine nights, it got the name,...read more
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