November 27, 2012

Varanasi - Dev Diwali Celebration

Dev Deepavali is celebrated on the occasion of Kartik Poornima when the Ghats of Varanasi come alive with thousands of Diyas (earthen lamps). Dev Deepavali, celebrated on the fifteenth day of Diwali, is a tribute to river Ganga by the people of Varanasi. Dev Deepavali is held on the full moon day in the month of Kartik (also known as Kartik Purnima) and is observed with great fanfare and feasts. It is believed that on the day of Dev Deepavali, the Gods descend on Earth. It is interesting to note that the Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Jain light festival and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Tulsi Vivah History

Tulsi Vivah is an important ritual performed in Kartik month in traditional Hindu calendar. Tulsi Vivah festival is the wedding of Tulsi plant to Lord Vishnu. In 2012, the date of Tulsi Vivah pooja on Ekadasi day is November 24. The puja is also performed on the day after Ekadasi on Karthika Shuddha Dwadashi (November 25). And Tulsi Vivah on Purnima is on November 28. Tulsi Vivah is performed by some communities on the Ekadasi day after Amavasi (new moon) in Kartik month and by some communities on the Dev Diwali day or the full moon day in Kartik Month. Each year devotees, organizations, and temples perform this ritual with all pomp and glory of a real wedding.

It must be noted her that the period beginning from Ekadasi (after Amavasi) in Kartik month to Purnima (the full moon day) in Kartik Month is considered auspicious for Tulsi Vivah. Majority of the people perform it on the Ekadasi day or on Purnima day. The ritual is also performed on the day after Ekadasi in many regions. Any day which falls between Prabodini Ekadasi and Kartik Purnima is considered auspicious to perform the puja.

Tulsi Vivah is an age-old tradition and is mentioned in the Padma Purana and other ancient scriptures. Tulsi, or the Holy Basil, is the sacred plant of the Hindus and symbolizes purity and is famous for its medicinal properties.

Legend has it that a king named Jalandhar got a boon that he will remain immortal as long as his wife Vrinda is chaste (Pati Vrat). This made King Jalandhar arrogant and he declared war on other kings, demi gods and started tormenting innocent people. Finally, the task of annihilating King Jalandhar fell on Lord Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu in the guise of Jalandhar approached Vrinda and she mistook him for her husband. They lived like husband and wife. Soon Jalandhar was killed in a battle. This made Vrinda furious and she cursed Vishnu and made him turn to Shaligram.

Lord Vishnu did not let Vrinda suffer for no fault of her. She was turned into a Tulsi plant and gave her the boon that she will find a place in all houses and she will be worshiped. Tulsi Vivah is performed to establish this divine relationship between Lord Vishnu and Vrinda.

The festival of Tulsi Vivah is also the precursor to the annual marriage season in North India. Performing it is considered highly auspicious and good for couples. Popular belief is that performing the wedding ceremony of marrying Tulsi to Vishnu considering her as their daughter is equal to performing Kanyadan.

Dev Diwali History

Dev Diwali is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Kartik in a traditional Hindu calendar and is the Diwali of the Devas or Gods. Dev Diwali 2012 date is November 28 and it is an important festival in Gujarat and other parts of North India. Tulsi Vivah ritual comes to end on the day.

Please note that in some regions Dev Diwali is observed on the first day of Margashirsh month especially in Maharashtra.

Dev Diwali also marks the end of the Diwali celebrations. An important ritual on the day is the lighting of Diyas (lamps) after the sighting of the moon.

Legend has it that Lord Vishnu returned to Vaikunta, his abode, on this day after the Vamana incarnation and visiting King Bali.

Another legend has it that Lord Shiva killed three demons, who spreading Adharma and killing innocent people, and destroyed the three cities built by the demons on Dev Diwali day. Therefore the day is also known as Tripurari Purnima.

This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, Gods descend on Earth.

During Dev Diwali, a cultural festival called ‘Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated in Varanasi. Prabodhini Ekadashi is the important day in these celebrations. Large number of people throngs to Dasaswamedh Ghat to witness the event.

Kartik Snan and Deepdaan are main rituals performed during Dev Diwali. At the time of sunrise devotees do Kartik Snan and in the evenings they perform Deepotsav. Deepotsav is lightening Diyas or earthen lamps.

Deepotsav is an eye-catching celebration on Dev Deepavali day. ‘Ganga Aarti is the grand event to participate on this day. Large number of people performs Aarti to Ganga Mata amidst the multitude prayers and mantras.

November 16, 2012

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Diwali : Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja or Dala Chhath Pooja, a popular festival in North India, is observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. Chhath Puja 2012 date is November 19, 2012.

Chhath Pooja or Dala Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days which begins on Kartik Sashti. Chhath Puja is also observed as Surya Shashti.

Chhat Puja 2012 dates – Chhath Puja 2012 calendar:
17 November 2012: Chhath Nahai Khai
18 November 2012: Chhath Kharna
19 November 2012: Sanjha Urga Puja
20 November 2012: Subah Urga Puja
20 November 2012: Chhath Paran ritual
Chhath Puja 2012 date in India, USA, Canada, UK, Singapore, Malaysia is – 19 November.

Chhath puja 2012 date in Australia, and New Zealand is – 19 November.
On Surya Shashti or Chhath Puja, Surya Bhagwan (Sun God) is worshipped. Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Chhath is observed as Surya Shashti. In temples dedicated to Surya bhagwan, Surya Shashti is a main celebrations time. Famous Surya temples are – Konark Surya temple of Orissa and Arasavilli Surya Devalayam in Andhra Pradesh.

About Chhat Puja

Chhath (also called Dala Chhath) is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.[1] The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath fesival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and aragh to the setting and rising sun.

Although it is observed most elaborately in Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern UP and the Terai regions of Nepal in modern times, and is more prevalent in areas where migrants from those areas have a presence, it is celebrated in all regions and major urban centers in India. The festival is celebrated in the regions including but not exclusive to the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Mumbai and Mauritius.

It is believed that the Maga Purohits (modern days known as Shakya Dwipi Brahmins) were invited by local kings for their expertise in Sun worshiping. They started the tradition of Chhat Puja. Today Chhat Puja is celebrated specially in those places where Shakya Dwipi Brahmins are found.

It is believed that the ritual of Chhath puja may even predate the ancient Vedas texts, as the Rigveda contains hymns worshiping the Sun god and describes similar rituals. The rituals also find reference in the Sanskrit epic poem Mahabharata in which Draupadi is depicted as observing similar rites.

In the poem, Draupadi and the Pandavas, rulers of Hastinapur (modern Delhi), performed the Chhath ritual on the advice of noble sage Dhaumya. Through her worship of the Sun God, Draupadi was not only able to solve her immediate problems, but also helped the Pandavas later regain their lost kingdom.

It is also believed that Chhath was started by Karna, the son of Surya (Surya Putra Karna). Surya Putra Karna ruled over the Anga Desh (present day Bhagalpur district of Bihar) during the Mahabharat Age. He was a great warrior and fought against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra War.

Its yogic/scientific history dates back to the Vedic times. The rishis of yore used this method to remain without any external intake of food as they were able to obtain energy directly from the sun's rays. This was done through the Chhath method.[9] The chhat puja is very popular in Dehri-On-Sone (Rohtas),Patna, Dev & Gaya. Nowadays it is celebrated in approximately all parts of India. Chhath Pooja is also celebrated in Mangalore, Karnataka. People from Bihar & UP celebrate Chhath Pooja on Panambur Beach.

November 12, 2012

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Diwali Messages - SMS

Diyon ki roshni se jhilmilata aangan ho..
patakhon ki goonjo se aasman roshan ho..
aisi aaye jhum ke yeh diwali..
har taraf kushiyon ka mausam ho..


Ek Dua Mangte hain hum apne Bhagwan se,
Chahte hai Aapki Khushi Pure imaan se,
Sab Hasratein Puri Ho Aapki,
Aur Aap Muskarayen Dil-o-Jaan se!!
Happy Diwali that leads you on the road of Success…

Pal pal sunhare phool khile,
Kabhi na ho kaanto ka saamna,
Jindagi aapki khushiyo se bhari rahe,
Dipawali par humaari yahi shubhkaamna…

Iss diwali pe hamari dua hai ki,
Apka har sapnna pura ho,
Duniya ke unche mukam apke ho,
Shoharat ki bulandiyon par naam apka ho!
Wish U a very Happy Diwali!

Deep jalte jagmagate rahe,
Hum aapko aap hame yaad aate rahe,
Jab tak zindagi hai,
Dua hai hamari,
Aap chand ki tarah zagmagate rahe.
“Happy Diwali”

Safalta kadam chumti rahe,
Khushi aaspas ghumti rahe,
Yash itna faile ki KASTURI sharma jaye,
Laxmi ki kripa itni ho ki BALAJI bhi dekhte rah jaye.
“Happy Diwali”

Puja ki Thali, Rasoi me PAKWAAN.
Aangan me Diya, Khushiya ho TAMAAM.
Haathon me fuljhariya, Roshan ho JAHAAN.
Mubarak ho aapko DIWALI Meri JAAN…

Laxmi devi ka nur aap par barse,
Har koi aapse loan lene ko tarse,
Bhagwan aapko de itne paise,
Ki aap chillar pane ko tarse.

November 10, 2012

Diwali 5 Day: Bhai Duj

Bhai Duj / Bhaiya Duj / Bhai Dooj

Diwali, the festival of lights, is a five day long celebrations. The fifth or the last day of diwali is Bhaiya Dooj, popularly know as Bhai Dooj. The reason why this festival is known as bhai dooj is that it falls on the second day after the new moon, that is the Dooj day. And it is a day to pray for the long life of the brother, which is referred as “bhayya or bhai”. According to religious scriptures, Yamaraj, the God of death, went to visit his sister's house after a long period of separation. His sister, Yami was very happy to see him and welcomed him by putting an auspicious mark on his forehead for his welfare. Yami and Yamraj then shared a meal. He was so pleased with his sister's reception, he proclaimed that every year, on the dooj day, if a sister puts a tilak on her brother's forehead, then no one can harm her brother. Till date, this tradition is followed. Sisters perform puja for their brothers safety and well being. Brothers in return give gifts to their sisters as a token of love.

Another version Lord Krishna, after killing Narakasur, the asura king, went to meet his sister Subhadra. Subhadra welcomed him in the traditional way by showing him a light and putting on his forehead a tilak of her sisterly protection.

Some other legend says that Bhagawaan Mahavir found nirvana, his brother Raja Nandivardhan was very say and missed his brother a lot. Sister Sudarshana then comforted his brother. Since then, women have been revered during this festival.

The festival of Diwali is incomplete without bhai dooj. It is referred as “Bhaiyya-Duj” in the Hindi-speaking belt, “Bhav--Bij” in the Marathi-speaking communities, "Bhai fota" in Bengal and "Bhai-Tika" in Nepal.

The essence of the Bhai dooj festival is that it is celebrated to strengthen the love between brothers and sisters. It is a day of food-sharing, gift-giving and reaching out to the inner most depths of the hearts. Brothers and sisters indulge themselves on this day by gifting each other gifts. Varied gifts specially meant for bhai dooj is available in the market.