24 September, 2013

Legends related to Pitru Paksha Shraddh

Danveer Karna died in Mahabharata war. His soul transcended to heaven, where he was offered gold and jewels as food. Karna needed real food to eat. He asked Yama, the reason for serving gold as food. Yama told Karna that he had donated gold all his life, but had never donated food to his ancestors in Shraddh. Karna said that since he was unaware of his ancestors, he never donated anything in their memory. To make amends, Karna was permitted to return to earth for a 15–day period, so that he could perform Shraddh and donate food and water in their memory. This period is now known as Pitru Paksha Shraadh.

18 September, 2013

Pitru Paksha Shraddh in 2013


The period of Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha is known as Pitru Paksha. It is considered inauspicious due to its association with death. The shraddh is performed on the specific lunar day during the Pitru Paksha, when the ancestor (parent or paternal grandparent died).

20 September (Friday) Pratipada & Dwitiya Shraddh
21 September (Saturday) Tritiya Shraddh
22 September (Sunday) Chaturthi Shraddh
23 September (Monday) Maha Bharani Shraddh
24 September (Tuesday) Panchami Shraddh
25 September (Wednesday) Shashthi Shraddh
26 September (Thursday) Saptami Shraddh
27 September (Friday) Ashtami Shraddh
28 September (Saturday) Navami Shraddh
29 September (Sunday) Dashami Shraddh
30 September (Monday) Ekadashi Shraddh
01 October (Tuesday) Dwadashi Shraddh
02 October (Wednesday) Trayodashi Shraddh
03 October (Thursday) Chaturdashi Shraddh
04 October (Friday) Sarva Pitru Amavasy Shraadh

10 September, 2013

Ganesh Aarti (Jai Ganesh Deva)

This is the Ganesh Aarti, a prayer which is utilised after a Ganesh puja (ritual) is conducted.


108 Names of Lord Ganesh

Om Vinayakaya Namaha
Om Vighnarajaya Namaha
Om Gauripatraya Namaha
Om Ganesvaraya Namaha
Om Skandagrajaya Namaha

Om Avyayaya Namaha
Om Putaya Namaha
Om Dakshaya Namaha
Om Adhyakshaya Namaha
Om Dvijapriyaya Namaha

Om Agnigarbhachide Namaha
Om Indrasripradaya Namaha
Om Vanipradaya Namaha
Om Avyayaya Namaha
Om Sarvasiddhipradaya Namaha

Om Sarvatanayaya Namaha
Om Sarvaripriyaya Namaha
Om Sarvatmakaya Namaha
Om Srushtikatre Namaha
Om Devaya Namaha
Om Anekarchitaya Namaha

Om Sivaya Namaha
Om Suddhaya Namaha
Om Buddhipriyaya Namaha
Om Santaya Namaha
Om Brahmacharine Naamaha

Om Gajananaya Namaha
Om Dvaimatreyaya Namaha
Om Munistutyaya Namaha
Om Bhaktavighnavinasanaya Namaha
Om Ekadantaya Namaha

Om Chaturbahave Namaha
Om Chaturaya Namaha
Om Saktisamyutaya Namaha
Om Lambodaraya Namaha
Om Surpakarnaya Namaha

Om Haraye Namaha
Om Brahmaviduttamaya Namaha
Om Kalaya Namaha
Om Grahapataye Namaha
Om Kamine Namaha

Om Somasuryagnilochanaya Namaha
Om Pasankusadharaya Namaha
Om Chandaya Namaha
Om Gunatitaya Namaha
Om Niranjanaya Namaha

Om Akalmashaya Namaha
Om Svayamsiddhaya Namaha
Om Siddharchitapadambujaya Namaha
Om Bijapuraphalasaktaya Namaha
Om Varadaya Namaha

Om Sasvataya Namaha
Om Krutine Namaha
Om Dvijapriyaya Namaha
Om Vitabhayaya Namaha
Om Gadine Namaha

Om Chakrine Namaha
Om Ikshuchapadhrite Namaha
Om Sridaya Namaha
Om Ajaya Namaha
Om Utpalakaraya Namaha

Om Sripataye Namaha
Om Stutiharshitaya Namaha
Om Kuladribhettre Namaha
Om Jatilaya Namaha
Om Kalikalmashanasanaya Namaha

Om Chandrachudamanaye Namaha
Om Kantaya Namaha
Om Papaharine Namaha
Om Samahitaya Namaha
Om Asritaya Namaha

Om Srikaraya Namaha
Om Saumyaya Namaha
Om Bhaktavanchitadayakaya Namaha
Om Santaya Namaha
Om Kaivalyasukhadaya Namaha
Om Sachidanandavigrahaya Namaha

Om Jnanine Namaha
Om Dayayutaya Namaha
Om Dantaya Namaha
Om Brahmadveshavivarjitaya Namaha

Om Pramattadaityabhayadaya Namaha
Om Srikanthaya Namaha
Om Vibhudesvaraya Namaha
Om Ramarchitaya Namaha
Om Vidhaye Namaha

Om Nagarajayajnopavitavate Namaha
Om Sthulakanthaya Namaha
Om Svayamkartre Namaha
Om Samaghoshapriyaya Namaha
Om Parasmai Namaha

Om Sthulatundaya Namaha
Om Agranye Namaha
Om Dhiraya Namaha
Om Vagisaya Namaha
Om Siddhidayakaya Namaha

Om Durvabilvapriyaya Namaha
Om Avyaktamurtaye Namaha
Om Adbhutamurtimate Namaha
Om Sailendratanujotsanga Khelanotsukamanasaya Namaha
Om Svalavanyasudhasarajita Manmathavigrahaya Namaha

Om Samastajagadadharaya Namaha
Om Mayine Namaha
Om Mushikavahanaya Namaha
Om Hrushtaya Namaha
Om Tushtaya Namaha

Om Prasannatmane Namaha
Om Sarvassiddhipradayakaya Namaha

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