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

Book Purohit 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

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

Book Purohit for Vara Mahalakshmi Puja


Vara MahaLakshmi Puja VaraLakshmi Puja is a popular ritual observed by married women in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. VaraLakshmi Vrat is a festival celebrated to appease Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. This festival falls in the holy month of Shravan on the first Friday before the Pournami  (the

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

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