Special Trains, Vindhyachal Vanavasini Navratra Mela 2014

Special Trains for Vindhyachal Vanavasini Navratra Mela 2014…. In view of Navratra Mela to be organised from September 25 to October 8, North Central Railway has decided to make comprehensive arrangements at Vindhyachal station, abode of Vindhyavasini Devi. People from all over the country visit this religious place to pay obeisance at the shrine. In […]

Changes in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Darshan during Brahmotsavam

Venkateshwara Kalyanotsavam

Changes in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Darshan during Navratri Brahmotsavam 2014.. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is all set to effect changes in the darshan patterns during the nine-day annual Brahmotsavam slated between September 26 and October 4 at Tirumala. In view of the heavy influx of devotees expected to throng the Tirumala hill shrine during the festivities, […]

Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam, Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham Voluntary Services for Sabarimala Pilgrims

Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam, Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham Voluntary Services for Sabarimala Pilgrims… The voluntary organisations engaged in offering free service to the pilgrims, including Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva Samajam and Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham, are planning to widen the coverage within the state and in the neighbouring states in the forthcoming pilgrimage season. […]

Indira Ekadashi – Significance, Merits

Indira Ekadasi is observed in the Hindu month of Ashwin (North Indian) or Bhadrapada month. This Ekadashi falls during the Pitru Paksha. As per the vrat katha mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana, Indira Ekadasi is observed for fore-fathers. Every Ekadasi fast is dedicated to get moksha for ourselves this Ekadashi is solely dedicated to provide […]

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Story

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha, story is associated with King Indrasena. Indira Ekadashi falls in Pitru Paksha (Mahalaya Paksha). The story of Indira Ekadashi goes like… Indira Ekadashi is the eleventh day of Ashwin month which falls during Pitru paksha. The legend or Vrat katha of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation […]

Legend of Arbuda Devi Shakti Peeth Temple of Mount Abu, Rajasthan

There are many legends about the Arbuda Devi Shakti Peeth located near Mount Abu in Rajasthan. She is also known as Adhar Devi. Some of the popular legends found in ancient texts are mentioned below. When Sati immolated herself after being insulted by her father, Shiva was deeply immersed in grief and picked up the […]

Significance of Puruhutika Temple, Pithapuram Shakti Peetham

Pithapuram Puruhutika

Puruhutika Devi temple is located in Pithapuram village in the district of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh in South India. It is situated in the outskirts of Kakinada city. Locally, the goddess is known as Pithapuram Puruhutika, Puruhuta, Puruhutamba, Puruhutika or Puruhuthika. It is regarded as one of the 18 Shakti peethas. According to the […]

Puja Special Trains: Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Howrah, Chennai

Puja Special Trains for Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Howrah, Chennai, Sambalpur, Yesvantpur will be run by the Railways in September, October, November 2014. East Coast Railway to run special trains during Dussehra Holidays from Odisha to other cities of India. In view of heavy rush during Dussehra Holidays and to avoid rush in different regular trains towards […]

Vijayadashami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2014

For 2014, Vijayadashami Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple is – Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi. October 3 is the 9th day in Dasara Navaratri but due to shuffle in tithis, Mahanavami and Dashami are celebrated on the same day (October 3). During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On Dasara day this […]

8th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Durga Devi, Mahishasura Mardhini are the 8th day Alankarams in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 2 October – Durga Ashtami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. This year due to some shuffle in tithis, two forms of the Goddess are worshipped in two Alankarams on the same day. On […]

7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Sri Maha saraswathi alankaram vijayawada

Sri Saraswati Devi is the 7th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 1 October – Maha Saptami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On seventh day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Saraswati Devi and worshipped. This Saptami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi. Saraswati […]

6th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Saraswati Maa

Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the 6th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 30 September – Maha Shashti. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On sixth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Mahalakshmi Devi and worshipped. This Shashti Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Shashti tithi. The Government […]

5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Goddess Lalitha Tripura Sundari Devi

Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari is the 5th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 29 September – Lalitha Panchami. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On fifth day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Lalitha Tripura Sundari and worshipped. This Panchami Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla […]

4th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Gayatri Mata Goddess

Mata Gayatri Devi is the 4th day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 28 September. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On third day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Annapurna Devi and worshipped. This Tritiya Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Thadiya tithi. Goddess Annapurna is one […]

3rd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014

Sri Annapurna Devi Alankaram

Mata Gayatri Devi is the 3rd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Dasara Navaratri 2014, 27 September. During Dasara Sharan Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On third day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Gayatri Devi and worshipped. This Chaturthi Navratri falls on Ashwayuja Shukla Paksha Chavithi tithi. Goddess Gayatri is one of the […]

2nd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2014

Balatripura Sundari Devi

Balatripura Sundari Devi is the 2nd day Alankaram in Vijayawada Temple Navaratri 2014, 26 September. During Dasara Navaratri of Kanakadurga Temple, each day one of the forms of Goddess Durga is worshipped. On second day this year, Kanakadurga Mata is decorated in the form of Sri Balatripura Sundari Devi and worshipped. This Dwitiya Navratri falls […]