Dhanteras 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.

Book Pandit for Diwali Lakshmi Puja


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

Gand Mool Nakshatra Shanti Puja


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

Rudrabhishek Puja


Om Namah Shivaya Rudrabhishek Puja Rudrabhishek Puja is performed to alleviate one’s sufferings and to bring prosperity to one’s family. This auspicious puja is dedicated to Lord Rudra who is one among 108 different avatars of Lord Shiva. Rudra means destroyer of sorrows. According to the legend Lord Rama installed a Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram

Krishna, Dhritarashtra and Karma


The Great Kurukshetra war of Mahabharatha had ended and millions of soldiers had lost their lives. The wailing sound of the kith and kin of soldiers had reached the sky. King Dritarashtra and Gandhari were also among the unfortunates and had lost all their 100 sons. After hearing about the death of their beloved son

Shankha – The Sacred Conch


The Shankha is a conch shell of ritual and religious importance in Hinduism. It is the shell of a large predatory sea snail, Turbinella pyrum found in the Indian Ocean. In Hindu mythology, the Shankha is a sacred emblem of the preserver Lord Vishnu. It is used as a trumpet in Hindu rituals, and in

Tribal hunter burns Arjuna’s ego


Arjuna, the third son of Kunti, was considered to be the best archer of his times. Through hard-work and dedication he built quite a reputation for himself. At some point this admiration and fame got to his head. He considered himself as the best archer and his ego only amplified by the praises of Bheeshma,

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivaratri Festival


Maha Shivaratri means the Great Night of Shiva. It is an annual festival dedicated to the Lord. Unlike most Hindu festivals which are celebrated during the day, the Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night. Also, unlike most Hindu festivals which include expression of cultural revelry, the Maha Shivaratri is a solemn event notable for its

Dhanteras – Day 1 of Diwali


Dhanteras is the first day of celebration of the five-day long festival of Diwali. On Dhanteras, 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. The festival of

Dussehra – Victory of Good over Evil


Dassehra Festival Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra is one of the most important & fascinating festivals of India, which is celebrated on the tenth day of the lunar month of Ashwin. The word Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit words “Dasha” & “hara” meaning removing the ten (10). In Sanskrit, ‘Vijaya’ means Victory and ‘Dashami’ means 10th day.