SATYANARAYAN PUJA (SOUTH INDIAN STYLE) – Satya means truth and Narayana means ‘The highest being’. Therefore Satyanarayan means ‘The highest being who is an embodiment of Truth’. Satyanarayan Puja is performed to appease Lord Vishnu, the preserver of this whole creation. Satyanarayan Puja is an effective and simple ritual for the current age. As per
BHOOMI PUJA – Bhoomi Puja is performed before constructing on a piece of land or tilling the land. Bhoomi or Earth is considered as the Mother of all that exists. By doing this puja we are seeking permission for our actions and forgiveness for disturbing the balance and equilibrium of Mother Earth. During the Puja
Dhanteras Puja Dhanteras is the first day of celebration of the five-day long festival of Diwali. On Dhanteras Puja, Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth, is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word ‘Dhan’ literally means wealth and ‘Tera’ comes from the date 13th.
Diwali Lakshmi Puja Celebrate this Diwali with Vedic Lakshmi Puja! Book a Pandit today with SmartPuja.com. Goddess Lakshmi came out of the milky ocean on the day of Dhantrayodashi and chose Lord Vishnu as her husband on the day of Diwali. Hence Diwali Amavasya is considered the most appropriate day to appease the Goddess
Karwa Chauth Karwa Chauth is a ritual of fasting observed by married Hindu women seeking the long-life, well-being and prosperity of their husbands. The festival and fast of Karwa Chauth is celebrated with much exuberance and fanfare mostly in the states of North and North-West of India. It is considered an important and auspicious day
Namakaran Puja Namakaran Puja or Naming ceremony is a highly propitious occasion of utmost importance for Hindus. This is one of first religious ceremony that one participates as a child. This ceremony is conducted not just for formally naming the child but also to seek blessings from various Gods and to initiate the child into
Gand Mool Nakshatra Shanti Puja There are 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The Nakshatras which are ruled by Ketu and Mercury are known as Gand Mool Nakshatra. These are namely Ashwini, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyestha, Moola and Revati nakshatra. When a person is born in any one of these nakshatras, he or she is said to
Ayudha Puja – Ayudha Puja is an integral part of the Navratri festival (festival of triumph). It is also known as Astra Puja. In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements”. This Puja is celebrated on 9th day of Navratri festival. This Puja is performed to worship the Almighty present in the tools used in
Maha Ganapti Homa Lord Ganesha is the most venerated God across the world. Ganesha is also known by the name Siddhi Vinayak which means the God of Success. It is commonly accepted that for any venture to be successful, one must seek the blessings of this deity and perform the Maha Ganapati Homa without fail.
Hartalika Teej Puja Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the Tritiya or 3rd day of the Skukla Paksha. This festival is mainly celebrated by married women in honour of Goddess Parvati. The word Hartalika is made by joining the words ‘harat’ meaning abduction and ‘Aalika’ means one who is a good female friend. According to the