Gayatri Jayanti


Gayatri Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri, the Goddess of Veda. Being the Goddess of all Veda, Goddess Gayatri is also known as Veda Mata. Gayatri is the personified form of Gayatri Mantra, a popular hymn from Vedic texts. She is also known as Savitri and Vedamata (mother of Vedas). Gayatri

Book Pandit for Online E-Puja Ceremony


Online E-Puja Ceremony Thinking about performing an  E-Puja but not sure how to go about it? Wondering how to get the right Purohit by community, language and region specifications based on your customs and rituals? Well, look no further as we got you covered! At SmartPuja.com, we understand the importance of staying in touch with

Karpur Gauram Karunavtaaram Mantra meaning


Do you know the meaning of Karpur Gauram Karunavtaaram Mantra? Karpur Gauram Karunavtaaram is one of the most famous mantras that you would hear at the time of a Mangal Aarti. It is an ancient Sanskrit Shloka related to Lord Shiva and is also known as Shiva Yajur Mantra. Karpur Gauram Karunavtaaram mantra is found in

Navaratri Durga Puja


Durga Puja सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ Most auspicious of all auspicious, Parvati, Who fulfills all desires| Refuge of everything, Three-eyed, Devi(Parvati), Lakshmi, We salute you || This shloka describes the powers of Great Mother Durga. Shri Devi Durga is mother of all powers and represents the oneness of

Book a Pandit for Last Rites


Pandit for Last Rites / Antim Sanskar  Last Rites / Antim Sanskar or Antyesti (Hindu funeral rites) are performed according to the caste and sect of the deceased involving cremation followed by disposal of the ashes in a sacred river. Antyesti rites are the final sacraments (samskaras) in a series that ideally begins at the

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.

Ayudha Puja


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

Satyanarayan Puja (South Indian Style)


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

Book Pandit for Bhoomi Puja


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

Karwa Chauth Puja


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