Rudrabhishek Puja (North)


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

Griha Pravesh Puja (South Indian Style)


GRIHA PRAVESH PUJA (HOUSE WARMING CEREMONY) In Vaastu Shastra it’s believed that the home itself is a living being, which negative forces can inhabit and take shelter inside during vacancy – even if the home is brand new. Griha Pravesh Puja or Housewarming ceremony is about respectfully acknowledging these entities and purifying the space. It

Griha Pravesh Puja (North Indian Style)


GRIHA PRAVESH PUJA “Om Ganesaya Namah Avahayami” The first mantra chanted by the Pandit as the Griha Pravesh Puja commences as you embark on the divine experience of a Vedic Housewarming Ceremony. Griha Pravesh Puja is performed to purify the environment of the home and protect your abode from the evil eye. This Puja is

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

Mahalaya Amavasya


Mahalaya amavasya, also known as Sarvapitri Amavasya, Pitra Moksha Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya is a Hindu tradition dedicated to the ‘pitrus’ or ancestors. It is observed on the Amavasya (new moon day) of the ‘Bhadrapada’ month, as per the Amavasyant calendar that is followed in South India. In North India where the Purnimant calendar is

Pitru Paksha Rituals


Pitru Paksha is a 16 day period in Hindu calendar when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrus). Pitru Paksha literally means “fortnight of the ancestors” and follows the fortnight immediately after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. It begins on the first day of the fortnight (Padyami) ending with the new moon day known as Pitru

Book Pandit for Ganesha Chaturthi Puja


Ganesha Chaturthi Puja – Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a grand festival that reveres Lord Ganesha. It starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunar calendar month Bhadrapada. The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals. Lord Ganesha is the remover of all the

Rakshabandhan / Rakhi


Rakshabandhan is a celebration of most pure and loving relationship of brothers and sisters. The term Rakshabandhan means ‘knot of protection’ in Sanskrit and the festival is also called Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi. The festival is observed throughout India irrespective of caste and creed, On this day sister ties a thread around her brother’s

Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami


Nag Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated to worship the Nag Devta (Snake God). As per Hindu calendar the festival is observed on the fifth day of the first half of the Lunar month of Shravan (July/August). The followers believe that Nag Devta can be pleased by worshiping the snakes as they are believed to

Rudrabhisheka Puja (South)


Rudrabhisheka Puja Rudrabhisheka 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 and performed Rudrabhisheka