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Varalakshmi Pooja August 4th 2017

The auspicious festival that falls on 4th August this year in the traditional month of Sravanamasam is Varalakshmi pooja. Mainly performed by women in Southern India this pooja is believed to invoke the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi. 'Vara' would mean 'Boon' and this boon is to be granted by the Goddess who is pleased by her devotees on this day, which is usually a Friday before the full moon. Followed by an early morning bath the women of the household start decorating a 'Kalasham' or pot with beetle and mango leaves and place a coconut on top. The Goddess is decorated in a red cloth and loads of jewellery to symbolise material prosperity. Lamps and flowers are also used for decoration. Lakshmi Ashtottara, Satanamavaliand Lakshmi Sahasranama stotraare chanted during the pooja. A legend associated behind this story is that of a devotee called Charumathi. Pleased with Charumati's devotion, Goddess Lakshmi appeared in her dreams and asked her to perform the Va…
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Aadi Amavasya - The Ancestral Blessing

Amavasya and Pitra tharpanamThe 'no moon' or 'new moon' day is referred to amavasya. When amavasya falls in the month of Aadi it is Aadi Amavasya. This month aadi amavasya falls on 23rd July. In the month of Aadi the planet sun is in the Kataka raasi or zodiac sign of Cancer. Moon is the lord of the Kataka raasi . Amavasai  is the day when the Sun and the Moon rise and fall at the same time. Aadi month is the fourth month in the Tamil calendar and this year aadi month its between July 17th to August 16th 2017. As amavasya falls on 23rd in the aadi month, it is normally referred as Aadi amavasya
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Spiritual Importance of Sankatahara Chaturthi

ॐ Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah  Dedicated to Lord Ganesha is an auspicious day of Sankatahara Chaturthi. This month it falls on Wednesday the July 12. This day is observed in every lunar month of the Hindu calendar on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (dark lunar phase or the waning phase). Fasting is an integral part of this day and Lord Ganesha devotees break this fast only upon having the auspicious sight of the moon preceded by prayers to Ganesha. On this day devotees rise up early to offer prayers and worship the Lord. Lord Ganesh is known to remove any obstacles or hardships that one may face in their life. By offering prayers and worshipping Ganesha with Dhruva grass is meant to spiritually elevate the devotee.  Food offerings like banana, milk, kozhukattai made from coconut or Sundall are served as prasadams. Some devotees are only on water while others observe a partial fast. Fasting or Sankatahara Chaturthi vratam is basically to purify the mind and body. 
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