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    Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Lord Ganesha: 108 names of Ganpati with mantra

    Lord Ganesha is considered the most powerful of all gods and goddesses. He has ascribed many title sand epithets. He is also known as the Lord of Beginnings and Remover of Obstacles. He is worshipped on many religious and secular occasions, especially at the beginning of ventures such as buying a vehicle or starting a venture. He is depicted as a pot-bellied with four arms and an elephant head, riding on a

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    Is Lord Ganesha married? Here’s all you need to know

    Lord Ganesha is one of the celestial deities holding the divine prominence in Vedic scriptures. The elephant-headed god rides a mouse and is worshipped by all sects. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. He is believed to be the lord of success and destroyer of obstacles and is worshipped as the god of wisdom and wealth. The marital status of Ganesha varies widely in mythological stories. In South

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is an annual festival that honours Lord Ganesha. The festival is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm across the country, especially in Maharashtra. The festival culminates on Ananta Chaturdashi, the day when idols of Ganesha are immersed. Lord Ganesha is considered as the God of new beginnings and the remover of obstacles. In 2018, Ganesha Chaturthi falls on September 13. On the occasion

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    Hartalika Teej 2018: Significance, legend, rituals, tithi and all you need to know

    Hartalika Teej is observed during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. The day comes a month after Hariyali Teej and a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. On Hartalika Teej, idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are made with sand and are worshipped for marital bliss. Women stay vigil all night chanting hymns of Shiva and Parvati. The fast is also known as ‘Nishivasar Nirjala Vrat’ and is observed by

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: List of artificial ponds to ensure eco-friendly immersions

    This Ganesh Chaturthi, in a break from tradition, this year, instead of heading to the lakes, use artificial ponds installed in your locality by the civic body. Artificial immersion ponds are installed around the city in order to preserve the city’s water bodies. Immersion of idols damage the water bodies. In order to protect the city’s water bodies from the damage caused by Ganpati idol immersions and encourage more people to use

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Significance, tithi, bhog and all you need to know

    Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, is a celebration that marks the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festival celebrates Ganesha as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence. The ten-day festival resumes on the fourth day of Hindu lunisolar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. The festival is

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Visarjan tithi for 1.5, 3, 5, 7 days and Anant Chaturdashi

    The saddest part of Ganeshotsav is the Ganesh Visarjan. The time to bid goodbye to our beloved Bappa. It is the day when the idols of Ganesha are immersed in water bodies. Celebrations end after 1.5, 3, 5, 7, 10 or 11 days. Though the saddest part the occasion is celebrated with full enthusiasm. The 11-day festivities of Ganeshotsav comes to an end on Anant Chaturdashi. The streets of the city are

  • Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 10 quick and easy Ganpati rangoli designs

    Rangoli is said to be the harbinger of good luck and plays an important role in every Hindu festival. The word ‘Rangoli’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Rangavalli’, a combination of two words ‘Rang’ and ‘Avalli’. ‘Rang’ means colour and ‘avalli’ means rows and lines. From simple geometric designs to abstract art, rangoli comes in different styles. The traditional art form denotes good luck and prosperity and has a different name

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    Timings to avoid moon sighting on Ganesh Chaturthi 2018; Reason behind the belief

    It is a popular belief that one should not sight the moon on Ganesh Chaturthi. Sighting the moon may result in Mithya Dosham or Mithya Kalank, meaning false accusation of stealing. Mithya Doshan literally translates to false accusation for wrongdoing. According to the myth, anyone who sights the moon on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadrapada will be falsely accused of stealing because of Lord Ganesha’s curse to Lord Chandra. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Ganpati aartis with lyrics and videos

    Ganesh Chaturthi is a 10-day festival that commemorates the birth of Lord Ganesha. The festival begins on Shukla Chaturthi which is the fourth day of the waxing moon and ends on Anant Chaturdashi which is the 14th day of the waxing moon period. In 2018, Ganesh Chaturthi commences on September 13 and Anant Chaturdashi falls on September 23. Devotees celebrate the festival by worshipping the idol of Lord Ganesha and singing devotional

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    Teachers Day 2018: Wishes, greetings, images to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Teachers are the important members of the society who play an important role in shaping our life. They are the inspiration, the mentor, the guide, the spark and the candle to our life. Teachers Day is a day meant to appreciate, honor and acknowledge the amazing contribution teachers do to us. Each year, September 5 is celebrated as Teachers Day in India in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – India’s first Vice