Solar month is full of devotional month and no marriage celebration will take place during that month. The Full moon day falls on the star Puratadhi/Uthiratadhi (Aquaries /Pisces zodiac) but the Purattasi Saturdays are very important and special prayers are done for Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy with people following many Vrathams and pujas with various offerings like Chakara Pongal etc.
Shani or Saturn is the most dreaded 'graha' in Hindu astrology. Astrologers believe that all the other planets fail to give any good results if Shani happens to cause obstruction. Shani’s ‘sade-sati’ is considered as terribly ill-fated. There are many legends, myths, fears and folklore associated with Shani.
Earlier Ganesh idols used to be made of clay. And they would have a coin in the idol. And these idols were to be dissolved in Ponds/Lakes. Now the reason for dissolution is this- in order to retrieve the coins, people would walk in the pond. This would set the clay in pond and this is supposed to be effective rainwater harvesting method. This process ensures that rainwater doesn't drain away from pond.
Lord Ganesh is one of the most famous gods among Hindu deities and he is the god with an elephant face and human body. He is to be worshiped first (pratham pujy) before any prayer or pooja as per Hindu tradition. Instead of a using Ganesh in sitting posture, put a picture or idol of standing Ganesha this servers the purpose of higher income.
Accordingly Clay murti of Ganesha is brought to home or pandaals for 1, 3, 5 or 10 days as per their will and capability to serve the Lord. The size of the moorti is very diverse, it starts with 15 inch and it can be up to 40 feet high. People of all class celebrate this festival with immense enthusiasm as they have waited a complete year to welcome the Lord.
Ganesha is the God of prosperity, good luck and success. Know as the Vighnaharta, Ganesha blesses his devotees with prosperity and fortune. Ganesha Chaturdashi is an important festival for Hindus and is celebrated with fun and frolic all across the India.
Ganesha was very happy. His devotees had given him plenty of sweets and he had taken as many as he could and stuffed himself with quiet a lot sweets as he was walking home. Naturally Ganesha was traveling on his vehicle the mouse, and the two of them scurried along, back home.
The coconut is known as narikela in Sanskrit. It is also known as Shrifala, or “the auspicious fruit”. It is also known Mahafala, or great fruit to be offered to god. The coconut is used in various auspicious occasions. It is tied as a torana over the doors of homes during all auspicious functions. The coconut is also a symbol of fertility. Hence, a lady who wishes to conceive a child should plant a coconut tree or offer coconuts
The Rudra is the only god who by his infinite powers rules the entire existence and infinite universe. He is the father of Trinity owner of Bramha Vidya. All vedas santana shastras declare unanimously that Shiva is God of all Gods the God of Kaal. The Time itself, there is no power beyond him nothing precedes him he is the one without the second, he is beyond Vidya, Avidya Maya and Mahamaya no law of existence or karma touches him.
The word "Thirumanjanam" means Holy bath. Aani Thirumanjanam (Tamil month spanning June-July) is a special day (Uthram Nakshtram) when an Abhishekam is performed for Lord Nataraja. It is believed that Lord Nataraja gives darshan to his devotees in the months Aani and Margazhi. The Lord's form demonstrates his five-fold functions as creation, preservation, destruction, concealment and salvation.
First, bring home a clay idol of Lord Ganesha. Remember not to purchase a very expensive idol as you will be immersing the idol as per the norm, just ten days later. The immersion ceremony is done with great fanfare and is known as visarjan. You can even, if you like, create one yourself, using wet clay.
Lord Ganesha is one of the most worshipped Hindu deity and he is worshipped by most of the people. It is known that Lord Ganesha was guarding his mother and when Shiva tried to enter, Lord Ganesha stopped even his own father. This ensued into a duel, which saw Lord Shiva cutting off Lord Ganesha’s head.
Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrated by Hindus across the world in honour of Lord Ganesha (the God with the head of an elephant). When the festivities end (this year, it will culminate on September 13), the idols are immersed in a large bodies of water where they disintegrate over time.
Krishna Jayanthi is a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu of the ten avatars he took to destroy evil and establish justice and help the good. This Krishna is one of the most loved incarnations of Vishnu, who is one of the main deities of Hinduism and is a part of the Trinity that consists of lords Brahma and Shiva, and Vishnu is the protector.
Krishna Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is a most important and sacred day for Hindus. People pray to Lord Krishna on this day and seek his blessings for a happy and good life. Krishna Janmashtami is observed on Ashtami, the eighth day of Krishna Paksha month or Shravana month i.e., between mid August and early September. This year it falls on September 2nd 2018.