On the eve of Shani Amavasya i.e 4th June 2016, cultural feast program was organised under the devine presence of Prernamurti Bharti Shriji… Clothes grains, sweets were distributed to the needy people. The discourse of Shriji also benefited them spiritually…
In Her satsang (spiritual discourse), Shriji told villagers how to get rid of addictions and also motivated them to be cautious against these deadly habits; many people took a solemn vow in Her presence after Her divine speech and graciousness . There seemed to be drastic changes within villagers and they wished to quit addiction from their lives such as smoking, chewing tobacco etc. Their boundless joy and satisfied eyes were the proof of what they got from Shriji’s presence as there had been no one in their village like Shriji who had visited them to know their well being. They carried the things got in charity on their heads and left for their homes with extremely contented hearts. Shriji too took the farewell from villagers by showering grace through Her sight…
Shani Amavasya in year 2016 is on June 04. Shani is a Hindi word for the name of Saturn. In Hindu culture, Amavasya Day is not considered auspicious for initiating any good or important work or performing any sacred pooja function. However, this particular ‘Shani Amavasya’ is the only day that is regarded auspicious for performing any custom, rituals of fair traditions; except the other ones. This sacred day often comes one, two or very few times in a year. In both, Vedic Astrology and Hindu Mythology, planet Saturn is one the very powerful celestial body in Universe. For Hindu people, Saturn is Lord Shani who is depicted with black complexion. In many places of India, it can be noticed that people donate mustard oil to please Lord Shani. The person under influence of Shani Dasha or Saturn period must worship Lord Shani especially during Shani Amavasya. It is acknowledged that worshiping Lord Shani during Saturdays or on the day of Shani Amavasya help natives to reduce evil effects of planet Saturn. Saturn is very powerful and influencing planet. It can be both ‘malefic’ and ‘benefic’. If this planet is benefic then the native will definitely receive abundant prosperity and fortune in life. Many difficult tasks automatically be accomplished by the grace of Lord Shani. But, if this planet is not favourable in one’s horoscope, the native will certainly experience delays, difficulties, and types of different problems. Such person should not avoid worshipping Lord Shani on Saturday or especially on the day of Shani Amavasya. Remedies for Saturn can also be applied to reduce malefic effect of this planet.
What is Shani Amavasya?
It has already been mentioned above that ‘shani amavasya’ is a sacred day that comes when new- moon day is noticed particularly on Saturday. It is the only day that is considered favorable for bringing fortune and prosperity. However, Amavasya of all months are only considered for Shradh pooja or trapan to offer to dead ancestors and forefathers. But, Shani Amavasya is considered very favorable to perform sharadh pooja for forefathers. People who are facing obstacles or many difficulties in life and are not finding proper remedies can follow rituals and customs to delight Lord Shani on the day of Shani Amavasya. Therefore, Shani Amavasya 2016 is an auspicious day for Shradh 2016.
What can be done on Shani Amavasya?
However Shani Amavasya is said to be a propitious day for Hindu devotees, especially to perform ‘shradh’ or ‘trapan’ to dead ancestors, this day is also not auspicious to begin other auspicious work like expansion of new venture of business and so on. But it is sure that worshiping Lord Shani on this day certainly bestows the devotee immense blessings of this deity.
The World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for governments across the world to enact policies for plain packaging of tobacco products.
World No Tobacco Day – Prernamurti Bharti Shriji
WHO’s slogan for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “Get ready for plain packaging” and in a statement released Tuesday, it said: “Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure that reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings. Plain packaging of tobacco products refers to measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style.”
According to WHO, about 6 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. About 5 million die from direct tobacco use, and more than 600,000 deaths are caused by second-hand smoke.
Shivaratri is not just an ordinary festival, but a way to please Lord Shiva. Though the major Shivaratri comes once a year, but Masik (monthly) Shivaratri is being observed every month. Read this article to unfold the answers.
Masik Shivaratri or monthly Shivaratri falls in every month on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha. Like Mahashivratri, Masik Shivaratri also holds immense importance for the Shiva devotees. This day is exclusively meant for worshiping and pleasing Lord Shiva. Here, in this article, we have come up with all information i.e. dates of each Masik Shivaratri for the year 2016..
Each Hindu festival is associated with many beliefs and mythologies, so is the holy day of Shivaratri. One belief says that Shivaratri is celebrated to commemorate the day when Lord Shiva consumed the deadly poison, which came out during Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) Whereas, according to another belief, it is the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.
Let’s know the legend of Samudra Manthan in detail.
The legend of Samudra Manthan is the reason as to why Shivaratri is celebrated. It is said that once the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils) were churning the ocean of milk. During the churning process, several things came out of the ocean. Among all those things were a pot of poison. The poison had the potential to destroy the universe, which frightened the devas (Gods) and asuras (devils). To seek help, they ran to Lord Shiva, the Lord of destruction. Lord Shiva, in order to save the universe from the deadly effect of poison, swallowed it but held it in His throat. This act resulted in Lord Shiva’s throat turning blue, for which he earned the name ‘Nilkantha’. To celebrate this event of Lord Shiva, Shivaratri is celebrated.
Masik Shivaratri Significance For Women
Throughout the country, the occasion of Shivaratri holds prime importance for the married women as well as young girls. On this day, women observe fast and worship Lord Shiva for the welfare of their husband and sons. Unmarried girls on the other hand observe fast and pray to Lord Shiva for a right match.
Mohini Ekadashi | Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi (Mohini Ekadasi Fast Importance)
The Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha, Vaishakha month is called Mohini Ekadashi. There is a tradition of worshipping Lord Ram, on this day. Jala Abhishek is performed and white clothes are put on the idol of God, on the day of fast. The fast of Mohini Ekadashi will be observed on 17th May 2106. On the day of fast, person should sit on hassock (Asan of Puja) and perform Aarti with incense stick and lamp. And, sweet fruits should be offered…
Mohini Ekadashi Fast Importance
Fasting on Mohini Ekadashi is believed to eliminate all sins and help in leading a happy and prosperous life. Also, a person undergoing sadness is effectively able to overcome this sickness. Devotees believe that observing a fast on Mohini Ekadashi is more fruitful than performing ritual baths in the holy rivers or performing sacrifices..
Importance of Mohini Ekadashi is mentioned in the Surya Purana. The greatness of it was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna.
It is said that Lord Vashishta advised Lord Ram to observe Mohini Ekadashi to get over the phantasm and sins to achieve ultimate state…
All the regular practices associated with Ekadasi are followed during Mohini Ekadasi. Those observing partial fast avoid rice..
Mohini Ekadashi Fast Method
Fasting on Mohini Ekadashi helps devotees to get moksha from the past sins. Preparations of the fast actually begins a day prior on Dashami where the devotees wake up, bathe with chandan and water and prepare their mind for fast.
People observing fast should only have one meal and avoid salt on Dashami. On the day of Mohini Ekadashi, devotees get dressed in clean clothes after bathing, offer puja to Lord Vishnu and Lord Parshuram and meditate their names in their prayers.
Few people fast even without drinking water while others do eat fruits and observe Jagraan singing devotional songs. The fast continues till the second half of the next day Dwashmi (twelveth day) after which one can eat a home cooked meal. Fasting on Mohini Ekadashi rid our souls from all the ill effects of our past misdoings, frees us from all worldly distractions and helps bringing peace and happiness to our lives.
इस में किया गया जप, ध्यान, पुण्य कर्म लाख गुना पुण्यदायी होता है | (पद्म पुराण, सृष्टि खंड)
Visnhupadi is one of the most auspicious time to worship Lord Vishnu also known as Vishnupadi punyakal…
Punya kaal from morning 10:16am to 4:42pm.. Japa, Dhyan (meditation) & virtuous deeds performed during this time are lakh times more beneficial.. (Padma Puraan, Srishti Khand)
The sun sankranti on Taurus, scorpio, Aquarius and Leo Zodiacs it is called Vishnupadi sankranti. Today the sun enters into Aquarius zodiac.. Million times are the fruit of the virtuous deeds done in this transition and fruit of the charity become akshaya… In winter if one donates cotton clothes to needy his body would not ever any suffering. Charity of Tula charity of sleep mattress is also becomes renderest akshaya.
The above life inspiring words are the excrepts of spiritual discourses by PRERNAMURTI BHARTI SHRIJI, who is a renowed spiritual leader… an inspiration beyond imagination. PRERNAMURTI BHARTI SHRIJI has undertaken and always strives best for betterment and upliftment of the mankind through various religious and social activities…
Ganga Saptami is an event associated with the divinity of the Ganga River. She descended on Earth from her heavenly abode on this day, and it is also known as Jahnu Saptami or Ganga Jayanti. There is an interesting legend supported by important Hindu scriptures around the significance of this day. This occasion is celebrated with a lot of pomp in places like Allahabad, Prayag, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi; where the consecrated River Ganga and her tributaries flow. According to the Hindu calendar, it appears in the Hindu month of Vaishakha, which is April or May in the Gregorian calendar; on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha.
Devotee: Maiya, is doing Mala Japa(japa on a beed string) for the whole day, called Sadhna?
Maiya: No. Being careful or alert is Sadhna. You do only 10 mala japa once a day but must go into the depth of your Guru Mantra(mantra given by Spiritual Master), that you don’t have the idea of happenings around you. It should not happen that you are just moving your fingers on mala for the whole day, but your mind and heart are roaming somewhere else. Whatever you do , do wholeheartedly.
Devotee: Maa, why do we need a mala for japa? Why can’t we do it without mala?
Maiya : If one has the capacity to do japa without mala, its good. But our chitta (heart) is always so restless, that it needs to be tied down with something. Moreover, if you will do japa without mala then you will be surrounded by sleep. Our chitta needs some base to be tied with. Therefore, it is necessary to do japa with a mala.