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Akshaya Trithiya
May 8th, 2016 by Sowmya

Akshaya Tritiya is observed on the third day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Vaishakh Month. It is believed that the sun and the moon are most radiant and best placed on the day. Lord Vishnu and his incarnations are worshipped on this day.
In 2016, the Akshaya Trithiya falls on 9th May 2016.
[The word ‘Kshaya’ means dissipating or reducing; hence the word ‘Akshaya’ broadly means perennial abundance. Purification, meditation, reflection and intention are prime today as the Sun and The Moon are exalted on Akshaya Tritiya. The Sun and the Moon are considered to be the eyes of the Lord. Since the sun and Moon are in exalted positions the lords eyes are fully open on Akshaya thrithiya day, hence His kataksha falls fully on all of us on that day. A special energy from Mahavishnu is available on this day. This energy can help us in achieving our resolutions and goals. We can also make resolutions for our Spiritual as well as our material goals. This is because #Vairagya is not renouncing or negating life but it is non-attachment. ]
The significance of Akshayathrithiya
Akshaya Patra Story
In the Mahabharata, While the Pandavas were in exile, Sri Krishna presented them with an Akshaya Patra – a bowl which gives unlimited amount of food. It is believed that Krishna had presented it on Vaishakha Shukla Paksha Tritiya day.
 
Birth of Parashuram
Parashuram, the sixth Avatar, of Srihari Vishnu appeared on the day.
Beginning of Treta Yuga
According to the Puranas, the day also marks the beginning to Treta Yuga.
Writing of Mahabharata
On Akshaya Tritiya day, Veda Vyasa began the composition of the Mahabharata. He narrated the great epic of Sri Ganesha on the day and who began writing it down non stop.
One of the most important and popular story associated with observing Akshaya Tritiya is that of Sri Krishna and Kuchela. Kuchela, a poor Brahmin and
schoolmate of Sri Krishna, visited Sri Krishna with the intention of asking some financial favor. Kuchela, also known as Sudama, carried with him handful of poha or aval (beaten rice). Kuchela was received warmly by Sri Krishna at Dwarka. On reaching, the palace of Krishna, Kuchela was ashamed to give the ‘poha’ to Krishna – as it was filled with stones and it also was drenched in his sweat. But the ever playful Krishna noticed the small bag in the hand of his schoolmate and soon grabbed it and ate a handful of ‘poha’. Kuchela could not believe his eyes, Krishna, the Lord all beings, eating his poha. Kuchela had tears in his eyes. The intense devotion of Kuchela came out in the form of tears – tears rolled down from his eyes. He was speechless.
It is said ‘Athiti Devo Bhava’ (Guest are equal to God) and Krishna treated Kuchela like a God. The poor Brahmin was so overwhelmed by the love shown
by Krishna that he forgot to ask for financial help and returned home empty handed.
On reaching his village Sudama could not find his old hut. Instead his hut was replaced by a palace. His wife and children were wearing good clothes and
everything that was old and worn out was replaced with new.
It didn’t take long for Kuchela to realize that all this was the ‘leela’ of the ever-smiling Sri Krishna. The day Kuchela met Sri Krishna was hence observed
as Akshaya Tritiya.
This story proves that there is no greater offering to God than steadfast devotion.
Here is the link to the Satyanarayana puja (http://www.mantraaonline.com/satyanarayana-puja/), that can be performed on the Akshaya trithiya day.
Thanks to our Satsanghi Shobana Shankar for sharing this story for publishing on the site.
Satsangh Puja Calendar
Mar 4th, 2014 by Sowmya

The puja dates for the Jaya new year has now been updated in the site.

You can click Here to Download a PDF/printable version of the Puja Calendar. Puja Calendar Jaya.

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In the online calendar, for each Puja day: Move the mouse over the day to see the details of “desha, kala etc” that can be used for the Sankalpa. If there is a relevant Puja that is available at our site, clicking on the date will directly take you to the Puja page.

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Ganesha Chaturthi Puja – Update
Sep 8th, 2013 by Sowmya

Please note that the  Ganesha Chaturthi files have been updated. The major changes done include:

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Last Update – Sep. 2012

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Krishna Janmashtami Puja – Update
Aug 26th, 2013 by Sowmya

Please note that the Krishna Janmashtami files have been updated. The major changes done include

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Last Update – Aug 2012

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If you notice any errors/corrections, appreciate if you can let us know.

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Narasimha Puja for Narasimha Jayanthi
May 7th, 2013 by Sowmya

Narasimha Chaturdasi or Narasimha Jayanthi is the appearance anniversary of Lord Narasimhadeva, the half-man, half-lion incarnation of the Supreme Lordnarasimha. On this day fasting is observed until dusk, and then followed by feasting. This is a most auspicious day to remember the great mercy the Lord has upon His pure devotees to protect them from all varieties of dangerous situations.

Here are some beautiful prayers for worshipping Lord Narasimhadeva:

namas te narasiṁhāya
prahlādāhlāda-dāyine
hiraṇyakaśipor vakṣaḥ-
śilā-ṭaṅka-nakhālaye
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Satsangh Puja Calendar
Apr 23rd, 2013 by Sowmya

The puja dates for the Vijaya new year have now been updated in the site.

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Hanuman Jayanthi Katha
Apr 21st, 2013 by Sowmya

In some parts of India, Hanuman Jayanthi is being celebrated on Thursday, the 26th of April. On this occasion, we are happy to present the Katha that is to be read as part of the Hanuman Jayanthi Puja which is already available at our site – Here

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Hanuman was born to Anjana, a female vanara, and Kesari, a male vanara, in Anjana Giri Mountain. His mother was an apsara who was born on Earth as a female vanara due to a curse. She would be redeemed from this curse on her giving birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva, who is also known as Rudra, and endowed with the Supreme Power of exalted devotion to Bhagwan Hari. Hanuman is endowed with 28 transcendental divine opulences, with perfection in each. Anjana, along with her husband Kesari, performed intense prayers to Lord Shiva to beget Him as her Child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva granted them their desired wish. Hence, Hanuman is also known as “Maharudra” because he was born of the boon given to Anjana by Shiva.
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Anjaneya Puja for Hanuman Jayanthi
Apr 21st, 2013 by Sowmya

Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Hanuman, the monkey god. hanumanIn some parts of India it is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra.

Hanuman is an ardent devotee of Lord Rama, and is worshipped for his unflinching devotion to the god. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman is said to be able to assume any form at will, wield rocks, move mountains, dart through the air, seize the clouds and rival Garuda in swiftness of flight. He is worshipped in folk tradition as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.
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Rama Navami Katha
Apr 17th, 2013 by Sowmya

This year Rama Navami is being celebrated on Friday the 19th of April. On this occasion, we are happy to present the Katha that is to be read as part of the Rama Navami Puja which is already available at our site – Here

Thanks to our Satsanghi Vidya Rangarajan for making the text of the Katha available to all of us.

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THE BIRTH OF SRI RAMA

From – Kamala Subramaniam’s Bhagavatham

The putrakama yaga was almost drawing to a close. Everyone was watching, all of a sudden, the fire seemed to burn with unearthly glow. Out of the fire rose a divine form. He was dark and he was clad in crimson silk. The entire yajnasala was illuminated by his presence. The king saw the divine being held in his hands a golden bowl with a silver covering. The celestial form spoke to the king in the midst of everyone. He said : “ I am a messenger from the creator Brahma. I have been commanded by the gods to hand you this vessel filled with payasa. Give it to your queens and they will bear you the sons for whom you have been aching since so many
years.”
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Learn to Chant – Shri Rama Chandra Arati
Apr 17th, 2013 by Sowmya

Shri Rama Chandra Arati
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