Benefits of Deeparadhana – The lamp for prosperity

Deepam – the light for prosperity  is coming of ages as a tradition. There are many benefits of Deeparadhana in a Pooja. Here i am trying to put together some of the auspicious benefits of deepam in the Poojas, Ceremonies and Functions. This is called as deeparadhana. What are the benefits of Deepam? Deepam gives Light. The Light represents fire. Light also represents Knowledge. and knowledge is Power. In fact Deepam gives positive vibrations and add to the power of mantra or the chanting. various constituents of Deepam such as the Lamp indicates body, the wick (Ottu) indicates Guru, the Oil indicates faith and the light indicated God. It is an excellent symbolism for the deepam. Scientifically speaking, The light rays produces Read More …

Aditya Hrudayam

Aditya Hrudayam is a strotram said to be composed by the saint Agastya as per the Yudha Kanda of Ramayana. this was recited and taught to Rama before the war with the demon king Ravana. Aditya Hrudayam is associated with Surya and said to be giving mental peace and victory. Tato yuddha parishraantam samare chintayaa sthitam Raavanam chaagrato drishtvaa yuddhaaya samupasthitam Daivataishcha samaagamya drashtu mabhyaagato ranam Upaagamyaabraveed ramam agastyo bhagavaan rishih Rama Rama mahaa baaho shrunu guhyam sanaatanam Yena sarvaanareen vatsa samare vijayishyasi Aaditya Hridayam punyam sarva shatru vinaashanam Jayaavaham japennityam akshayyam paramam shivam Sarva mangala maangalyam sarva paapa pranaashanam Chintaa shoka prashamanam ayur vardhanamuttamam Rashmi mantam samudyantam devaasura namaskritam Poojayasva vivasvantam bhaaskaram bhuvaneshvaram Sarva devaatmako hyesha tejasvee rashmi bhaavanah Esha Read More …

Astadasa Shakthi Peethalu in Telugu

I have been looking for Astadasa Shakthi Peethalu in Telugu script for quite some time. I have found the same in English and Hindi, in various locations. Finally i have decided to make this my self. There are 18 Maha Shakthi Peethas said to be the places where the body parts of maa Sathi Devi fell and became sacred places. The maa goddess is called with different names at each location. This stotra written by Adhi Shankara names the places of Shakthi Peethas and the name of the Goddess in temples there. the English version is available around, which i have reproduced here. The English Version is here. Lankayam Shankari devi, Kamakshi Kanchika pure Pradyumne Shrinkhala devi, Chamunda Krouncha pattane Read More …

Durga Stavam – Creation from Dharma Raja

This verse of Durga Stavam is taken from Virata Parvam of Maha Bharatha. This is one of the secrets of the Pandavas to win at Kurukshetra. Dharma Raja worships goddess Durga before the one year of Hiding. That is the reason for this to be called as Dharma Raja Krutha Durga Stavam.  Godess Durga will bless with all the victories for those who recite this. This can be recited for Students for success in Examinations, by the Businessmen for success in their profession. Reciting this verse will certainly bring fulfilment of all desires I have seen the effect of this stotram practically. Wish all the readers every success in their endevours Watch the video of this stotram here. This is Read More …

Nava Ratri Pooja – What are the Nine Manifestations of Maa Durga – Nava Durga

Maa Durga – the ultimate form of Shakti is devouted across the country. She is the source of Energy and Power. The Festival of Dussehara is celebrated to worship the Goddess Durga.During the Celebrations of Nava Ratri, Goddess Durga is worshiped in one manifestation on each day. these are collectively called as Nava Durgas. There various regional changes to these names or incarnations. But the mot widely accepted list can be found from Durga Mahatmya. The Goddess is decorated and worshiped as each of these incarnations on each of the Nine days.  These incarnations are as below.Day 1 – Sailaputri (Shaila Putri) This incarnation is the goddess Paarvathi (Daughter of Paravata). Also called as Hemavathi. Since she is the daughter of Mountain King Himavanta, she is called as Shalia Read More …

MAIDA DOSA

Ingredients:Maida-2 cupsRice flour-1cupCurds-1/2 cupGreen chilies-5 chop finelyMustard seeds-1/2 table spoonCurry and Coriander leaves- littleSalt to taste.Oil-for fryingMethod: In a vessel take a table spoon of oil and  add mustard seeds when they splutter add curry and coriander leaves and green chilies and add to the batter.              Mix all the ingredients in water to dosa batter consistency,pour the dosa over the tawa and roast both the sides and serve hot. These dosa’s are better to pour than spreading..If you want add the onion and ginger pieces. serve hot with  coconut chutney or green chutney.