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Haribodhini or Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi 13/11/2013 Wednesday
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Haribodhini or Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi or Dev Jagi Dev uthi ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukl Paksh) in the month of Kartik (October – November). On this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra (cosmic sleep) after the four holy months of the rainy season (Chaturmaas). This Ekadashi also marks the official end of Chaturmaas.

The greatness of observing a fast on Dev Prabodhini Ekadasi was narrated to Sage Narada by Lord Brahma and is found in the Skand Puraan.

Lord Brahma said to Narada Muni, “O best of the brahmanas, the merits acquired by bathing in the Ganges remain significant only as long as Haribodhini Ekadashi does not come. This sacred Ekadashi is more powerful in nullifying sin than one thousand Ashvamedha sacrifices and one hundred Rajasuya sacrifices.

The sins a person has accumulated over a thousand previous births are burned to ashes if he not only fasts but also remains awake throughout Ekadashi night, just as a mountain of cotton can be burned to ashes if one lights a small fire in it. Even if one does a small amount of pious activity on this day, following the rules and regulations, one will earn merit equal to Mount Sumeru in volume.

Anyone who observes Haribodhini Ekadasi is celebrated as highly qualified and makes his dynasty famous. As death is certain, so losing one’s wealth is also certain.Knowing this, O best of sages, one should observe a fast on this day so dear to Hari – Shri Haribodhini Ekadashi.

Haribodhini Ekadashi is the best Ekadashi. Nothing is unobtainable or rare in this world for one who fasts on this day, for it gives food grains, great wealth, and high merit, as well as eradication of all sin. Again I say to you, O Naradaji, whatever merit is earned by one who bathes in a place of pilgrimage, performs sacrifices, and studies the Vedas, is only one ten-millionth the merit earned by the person who fasts but once on Haribodhini Ekadashi.”

13  nov 2013  budhwaar
दीपावली के बाद आने वाली देव-जगी एकादशी के दिन , संध्या के समय कपूर आरती करने से आजीवन अकाल-मृत्यु से रक्षा होती है; एक्सीडेंट, आदि उत्पातों से रक्षा होती है |

If a devotee does “aarti” of Lord Shri Hari on this holy day with camphor (capoor) or with karpooram on this holy day of Deva Jagi ekadashi specially at the evening time, then s/he is protected “life long” by the Lord from untimely death (akaal-mrityu) due to accidents, bomb blasts, etc. In these times of uncertainty, all readers are requested to kindly benefit from this precept of our scriptures by performing the Lord’s “aarti” with camphor on this day.

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It is like the Lord Himself giving us an accident cover for life…

As the famous saying goes,

जाको राखे साइयाँ, मारि सके न कोई |
बाल न बांका करि सके, जो जग वैरी होई ||

[Translation: The person, whose life is taken care of by the Lord Himself, can’t be killed by anyone; nobody can harm a single hair of his, even if the whole world has become his enemy.]

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प्रबोधिनी एकादशी

भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने कहा: हे अर्जुन ! मैं तुम्हें मुक्ति देनेवाली कार्तिक मास के शुक्लपक्ष
की ‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के सम्बन्ध में नारद और ब्रह्माजी के बीच हुए वार्तालाप को सुनाता हूँ । एक बार
नारादजी ने ब्रह्माजी से पूछा : ‘हे पिता !‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के व्रत का क्या फल होता है, आप कृपा करके
मुझे यह सब विस्तारपूर्वक बतायें ।’

ब्रह्माजी बोले : हे पुत्र ! जिस वस्तु का त्रिलोक में मिलना दुष्कर है, वह वस्तु भीकार्तिक मास के शुक्लपक्ष की
‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के व्रत से मिल जाती है । इस व्रत के प्रभाव से पूर्व जन्म के किये हुए अनेक बुरे
कर्म क्षणभर में नष्ट होजाते है । हे पुत्र ! जो मनुष्य श्रद्धापूर्वक इस दिन थोड़ा भी पुण्य करते हैं, उनका वह
पुण्य पर्वत के समान अटल हो जाता है । उनके पितृ विष्णुलोक में जाते हैं । ब्रह्महत्या आदि महान पाप भी
‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के दिन रात्रि को जागरण करनेसे नष्ट हो जाते हैं ।
हे नारद ! मनुष्य को भगवान की प्रसन्नता के लिए कार्तिक मास की इस एकादशी का व्रत अवश्य करना
चाहिए । जो मनुष्य इस एकादशी व्रत को करता है, वह धनवान, योगी, तपस्वी तथा इन्द्रियों को
जीतनेवाला होता है, क्योंकि एकादशीभगवान विष्णु को अत्यंत प्रिय है ।

इस एकादशी के दिन जो मनुष्य भगवान की प्राप्ति के लिए दान, तप, होम, यज्ञ (भगवान्नामजप भी परम
यज्ञ है। ‘यज्ञानां जपयज्ञोऽस्मि’ । यज्ञों में जपयज्ञ मेरा ही स्वरुप है।’ श्रीमद्भगवदगीता ) आदि करते हैं, उन्हें अक्षय पुण्य मिलताहै ।

इसलिए हे नारद ! तुमको भी विधिपूर्वक विष्णु भगवान की पूजा करनी चाहिए । इस एकादशी के दिन
मनुष्य को ब्रह्ममुहूर्त में उठकर व्रत का संकल्प लेना चाहिए और पूजा करनी चाहिए । रात्रि को भगवान
के समीप गीत, नृत्य, कथा-कीर्तनकरते हुए रात्रि व्यतीत करनी चाहिए ।

‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के दिन पुष्प, अगर, धूप आदि से भगवान की आराधना करनी चाहिए, भगवान को
अर्ध्य देना चाहिए । इसका फल तीर्थ और दान आदि से करोड़ गुना अधिक होता है ।

जो गुलाब के पुष्प से, बकुल और अशोक के फूलों से, सफेद और लाल कनेर के फूलों से, दूर्वादल से,
शमीपत्र से, चम्पकपुष्प से भगवान विष्णु की पूजा करते हैं, वे आवागमन के चक्र से छूट जाते हैं ।
इस प्रकार रात्रि में भगवान की पूजा करकेप्रात:काल स्नान के पश्चात् भगवान की प्रार्थना करते हुए गुरु
की पूजा करनी चाहिए और सदाचारी व पवित्र ब्राह्मणों को दक्षिणा देकर अपने व्रत को छोड़ना चाहिए ।

जो मनुष्य चातुर्मास्य व्रत में किसी वस्तु को त्याग देते हैं, उन्हें इस दिन से पुनः ग्रहण करनी चाहिए ।
जो मनुष्य ‘प्रबोधिनी एकादशी’ के दिन विधिपूर्वक व्रत करते हैं, उन्हें अनन्त सुख मिलता है और अंत
में स्वर्ग को जाते हैं
Devuthi Ekadashi Mahima aur Pujan Vidhi ( देवउठी एकादशी महिमा )

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एकादशी माहात्मय
एकादशी की रात्रि में श्रीहरि के समीप जागरण का माहात्मय

सब धर्मों के ज्ञाता, वेद और शास्त्रों के अर्थज्ञान में पारंगत, सबके हृदय में रमण करनेवाले श्रीविष्णु के तत्त्व को जाननेवाले तथा भगवत्परायण प्रह्लादजी जब सुखपूर्वक बैठे हुए थे, उस समय उनके समीप स्वधर्म का पालन करनेवाले महर्षि कुछ पूछने के लिए आये ।

महर्षियों ने कहा : प्रह्रादजी ! आप कोई ऐसा साधन बताइये, जिससे ज्ञान, ध्यान और इन्द्रियनिग्रह के बिना ही अनायास भगवान विष्णु का परम पद प्राप्त हो जाता है ।

उनके ऐसा कहने पर संपूर्ण लोकों के हित के लिए उद्यत रहनेवाले विष्णुभक्त महाभाग प्रह्रादजी ने संक्षेप में इस प्रकार कहा : महर्षियों ! जो अठारह पुराणों का सार से भी सारतर तत्त्व है, जिसे कार्तिकेयजी के पूछने पर भगवान शंकर ने उन्हें बताया था, उसका वर्णन करता हूँ, सुनिये ।

महादेवजी कार्तिकेय से बोले : जो कलि में एकादशी की रात में जागरण करते समय वैष्णव शास्त्र का पाठ करता है, उसके कोटि जन्मों के किये हुए चार प्रकार के पाप नष्ट हो जाते हैं । जो एकादशी के दिन वैष्णव शास्त्र का उपदेश करता है, उसे मेरा भक्त जानना चाहिए ।

जिसे एकादशी के जागरण में निद्रा नहीं आती तथा जो उत्साहपूर्वक नाचता और गाता है, वह मेरा विशेष भक्त है । मैं उसे उत्तम ज्ञान देता हूँ और भगवान विष्णु मोक्ष प्रदान करते हैं । अत: मेरे भक्त को विशेष रुप से जागरण करना चाहिए । जो भगवान विष्णु से वैर करते हैं, उन्हें पाखण्डी जानना चाहिए । जो एकादशी को जागरण करते और गाते हैं, उन्हें आधे निमेष में अग्निष्टोम तथा अतिरात्र यज्ञ के समान फल प्राप्त होता है । जो रात्रि जागरण में बारंबार भगवान विष्णु के मुखारविंद का दर्शन करते हैं, उनको भी वही फल प्राप्त होता है । जो मानव द्वादशी तिथि को भगवान विष्णु के आगे जागरण करते हैं, वे यमराज के पाश से मुक्त हो जाते हैं ।

जो द्वादशी को जागरण करते समय गीता शास्त्र से मनोविनोद करते हैं, वे भी यमराज के बन्धन से मुक्त हो जाते हैं । जो प्राणत्याग हो जाने पर भी द्वादशी का जागरण नहीं छोड़ते, वे धन्य और पुण्यात्मा हैं । जिनके वंश के लोग एकादशी की रात में जागरण करते हैं, वे ही धन्य हैं । जिन्होंने एकादशी को जागरण किया हैं, उन्होंने यज्ञ, दान , गयाश्राद्ध और नित्य प्रयागस्नान कर लिया । उन्हें संन्यासियों का पुण्य भी मिल गया और उनके द्वारा इष्टापूर्त कर्मों का भी भलीभाँति पालन हो गया । षडानन ! भगवान विष्णु के भक्त जागरणसहित एकादशी व्रत करते हैं, इसलिए वे मुझे सदा ही विशेष प्रिय हैं । जिसने वर्द्धिनी एकादशी की रात में जागरण किया है, उसने पुन: प्राप्त होनेवाले शरीर को स्वयं ही भस्म कर दिया । जिसने त्रिस्पृशा एकादशी को रात में जागरण किया है, वह भगवान विष्णु के स्वरुप में लीन हो जाता है । जिसने हरिबोधिनी एकादशी की रात में जागरण किया है, उसके स्थूल सूक्ष्म सभी पाप नष्ट हो जाते हैं । जो द्वादशी की रात में जागरण तथा ताल स्वर के साथ संगीत का आयोजन करता है, उसे महान पुण्य की प्राप्ति होती है । जो एकादशी के दिन ॠषियों द्वारा बनाये हुए दिव्य स्तोत्रों से, ॠग्वेद , यजुर्वेद तथा सामवेद के वैष्णव मन्त्रों से, संस्कृत और प्राकृत के अन्य स्तोत्रों से व गीत वाद्य आदि के द्वारा भगवान विष्णु को सन्तुष्ट करता है उसे भगवान विष्णु भी परमानन्द प्रदान करते हैं ।

य: पुन: पठते रात्रौ गातां नामसहस्रकम् ।
द्वादश्यां पुरतो विष्णोर्वैष्णवानां समापत: ।
स गच्छेत्परम स्थान यत्र नारायण: त्वयम् ।

जो एकादशी की रात में भगवान विष्णु के आगे वैष्णव भक्तों के समीप गीता और विष्णुसहस्रनाम का पाठ करता है, वह उस परम धाम में जाता है, जहाँ साक्षात् भगवान नारायण विराजमान हैं ।

पुण्यमय भागवत तथा स्कन्दपुराण भगवान विष्णु को प्रिय हैं । मथुरा और व्रज में भगवान विष्णु के बालचरित्र का जो वर्णन किया गया है, उसे जो एकादशी की रात में भगवान केशव का पूजन करके पढ़ता है, उसका पुण्य कितना है, यह मैं भी नहीं जानता । कदाचित् भगवान विष्णु जानते हों । बेटा ! भगवान के समीप गीत, नृत्य तथा स्तोत्रपाठ आदि से जो फल होता है, वही कलि में श्रीहरि के समीप जागरण करते समय ‘विष्णुसहस्रनाम, गीता तथा श्रीमद्भागवत’ का पाठ करने से सहस्र गुना होकर मिलता है ।

जो श्रीहरि के समीप जागरण करते समय रात में दीपक जलाता है, उसका पुण्य सौ कल्पों में भी नष्ट नहीं होता । जो जागरणकाल में मंजरीसहित तुलसीदल से भक्तिपूर्वक श्रीहरि का पूजन करता है, उसका पुन: इस संसार में जन्म नहीं होता । स्नान, चन्दन , लेप, धूप, दीप, नैवेघ और ताम्बूल यह सब जागरणकाल में भगवान को समर्पित किया जाय तो उससे अक्षय पुण्य होता है । कार्तिकेय ! जो भक्त मेरा ध्यान करना चाहता है, वह एकादशी की रात्रि में श्रीहरि के समीप भक्तिपूर्वक जागरण करे । एकादशी के दिन जो लोग जागरण करते हैं उनके शरीर में इन्द्र आदि देवता आकर स्थित होते हैं । जो जागरणकाल में महाभारत का पाठ करते हैं, वे उस परम धाम में जाते हैं जहाँ संन्यासी महात्मा जाया करते हैं । जो उस समय श्रीरामचन्द्रजी का चरित्र, दशकण्ठ वध पढ़ते हैं वे योगवेत्ताओं की गति को प्राप्त होते हैं ।

जिन्होंने श्रीहरि के समीप जागरण किया है, उन्होंने चारों वेदों का स्वाध्याय, देवताओं का पूजन, यज्ञों का अनुष्ठान तथा सब तीर्थों में स्नान कर लिया । श्रीकृष्ण से बढ़कर कोई देवता नहीं है और एकादशी व्रत के समान दूसरा कोई व्रत नहीं है । जहाँ भागवत शास्त्र है, भगवान विष्णु के लिए जहाँ जागरण किया जाता है और जहाँ शालग्राम शिला स्थित होती है, वहाँ साक्षात् भगवान विष्णु उपस्थित होते हैं ।

एकादशी व्रत विधि

दशमी की रात्रि को पूर्ण ब्रह्मचर्य का पालन करें तथा भोग विलास से भी दूर रहें । प्रात: एकादशी को लकड़ी का दातुन तथा पेस्ट का उपयोग न करें; नींबू, जामुन या आम के पत्ते लेकर चबा लें और उँगली से कंठ शुद्ध कर लें । वृक्ष से पत्ता तोड़ना भी वर्जित है, अत: स्वयं गिरे हुए पत्ते का सेवन करे । यदि यह सम्भव न हो तो पानी से बारह कुल्ले कर लें । फिर स्नानादि कर मंदिर में जाकर गीता पाठ करें या पुरोहितादि से श्रवण करें । प्रभु के सामने इस प्रकार प्रण करना चाहिए कि: ‘आज मैं चोर, पाखण्डी और दुराचारी मनुष्य से बात नहीं करुँगा और न ही किसीका दिल दुखाऊँगा । गौ, ब्राह्मण आदि को फलाहार व अन्नादि देकर प्रसन्न करुँगा । रात्रि को जागरण कर कीर्तन करुँगा , ‘ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय’ इस द्वादश अक्षर मंत्र अथवा गुरुमंत्र का जाप करुँगा, राम, कृष्ण , नारायण इत्यादि विष्णुसहस्रनाम को कण्ठ का भूषण बनाऊँगा ।’ – ऐसी प्रतिज्ञा करके श्रीविष्णु भगवान का स्मरण कर प्रार्थना करें कि : ‘हे त्रिलोकपति ! मेरी लाज आपके हाथ है, अत: मुझे इस प्रण को पूरा करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें ।’ मौन, जप, शास्त्र पठन , कीर्तन, रात्रि जागरण एकादशी व्रत में विशेष लाभ पँहुचाते हैं।

एकादशी के दिन अशुद्ध द्रव्य से बने पेय न पीयें । कोल्ड ड्रिंक्स, एसिड आदि डाले हुए फलों के डिब्बाबंद रस को न पीयें । दो बार भोजन न करें । आइसक्रीम व तली हुई चीजें न खायें । फल अथवा घर में निकाला हुआ फल का रस अथवा थोड़े दूध या जल पर रहना विशेष लाभदायक है । व्रत के (दशमी, एकादशी और द्वादशी) -इन तीन दिनों में काँसे के बर्तन, मांस, प्याज, लहसुन, मसूर, उड़द, चने, कोदो (एक प्रकार का धान), शाक, शहद, तेल और अत्यम्बुपान (अधिक जल का सेवन) – इनका सेवन न करें । व्रत के पहले दिन (दशमी को) और दूसरे दिन (द्वादशी को) हविष्यान्न (जौ, गेहूँ, मूँग, सेंधा नमक, कालीमिर्च, शर्करा और गोघृत आदि) का एक बार भोजन करें।

फलाहारी को गोभी, गाजर, शलजम, पालक, कुलफा का साग इत्यादि सेवन नहीं करना चाहिए । आम, अंगूर, केला, बादाम, पिस्ता इत्यादि अमृत फलों का सेवन करना चाहिए ।

जुआ, निद्रा, पान, परायी निन्दा, चुगली, चोरी, हिंसा, मैथुन, क्रोध तथा झूठ, कपटादि अन्य कुकर्मों से नितान्त दूर रहना चाहिए । बैल की पीठ पर सवारी न करें ।

भूलवश किसी निन्दक से बात हो जाय तो इस दोष को दूर करने के लिए भगवान सूर्य के दर्शन तथा धूप दीप से श्रीहरि की पूजा कर क्षमा माँग लेनी चाहिए । एकादशी के दिन घर में झाडू नहीं लगायें, इससे चींटी आदि सूक्ष्म जीवों की मृत्यु का भय रहता है । इस दिन बाल नहीं कटायें । मधुर बोलें, अधिक न बोलें, अधिक बोलने से न बोलने योग्य वचन भी निकल जाते हैं । सत्य भाषण करना चाहिए । इस दिन यथाशक्ति अन्नदान करें किन्तु स्वयं किसीका दिया हुआ अन्न कदापि ग्रहण न करें । प्रत्येक वस्तु प्रभु को भोग लगाकर तथा तुलसीदल छोड़कर ग्रहण करनी चाहिए ।

एकादशी के दिन किसी सम्बन्धी की मृत्यु हो जाय तो उस दिन व्रत रखकर उसका फल संकल्प करके मृतक को देना चाहिए और श्रीगंगाजी में पुष्प (अस्थि) प्रवाहित करने पर भी एकादशी व्रत रखकर व्रत फल प्राणी के निमित्त दे देना चाहिए । प्राणिमात्र को अन्तर्यामी का अवतार समझकर किसीसे छल कपट नहीं करना चाहिए । अपना अपमान करने या कटु वचन बोलनेवाले पर भूलकर भी क्रोध नहीं करें । सन्तोष का फल सर्वदा मधुर होता है । मन में दया रखनी चाहिए । इस विधि से व्रत करनेवाला उत्तम फल को प्राप्त करता है । द्वादशी के दिन ब्राह्मणों को मिष्टान्न, दक्षिणादि से प्रसन्न कर उनकी परिक्रमा कर लेनी चाहिए ।

व्रत खोलने की विधि :

द्वादशी को सेवापूजा की जगह पर बैठकर भुने हुए सात चनों के चौदह टुकड़े करके अपने सिर के पीछे फेंकना चाहिए । ‘मेरे सात जन्मों के शारीरिक, वाचिक और मानसिक पाप नष्ट हुए’ – यह भावना करके सात अंजलि जल पीना और चने के सात दाने खाकर व्रत खोलना चाहिए ।

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Kaali Chaudas

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Kali Chaudas Narak Chaturdashi 2/11/2013
Naraka Chaturdashi, also known as “Chhoti Diwali” or Kali Chaudas is a Hindu festival, which falls on the second day of the festival of Diwali.
Kali means Dark and Chaudas – Fourteenth. Thus, celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of Kartik, Kali Chaudas is the day allotted to the worship of Maha-Kali or Shakti.
this holy night is also called Kaalratri


Diwali Tips from Ashram.org

listen mantra from Param pujya Asaram Bapuji

Maa Lakshmi Mantra Sadhana on Kali Choudas

दिवाली की रात कुबेर भगवान ने लक्ष्मी जी की आराधना की थी तो कुबेर बन गए ,जो धनाढ्य लोगो से भी बड़ा धनाढ्य है..सभी धन का स्वामी है..ऐसा इस काल का महत्त्व है.. दिया जलाके जाप कराने वाले को धन, सामर्थ्य , ऐश्वर्य पाए…ध्रुव , रजा प्रियव्रत ने भी आज की रात को लक्ष्मी प्राप्ति का , वैभव प्राप्ति का जप किया था…मन्त्र बहुत सरल है…मन्त्र का फल प्राप्त करने के लिए श्रद्धा से मंत्र सुने -

माँ लक्ष्मी मन्त्र :-
श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं ऐं कमलवासिन्यै स्वाहा

Aum Shreem Hreem Kleem Aieem Kamalvaasinyai Swaaha

The Second Day is called Narak-Chaturdashi or more popularly as Chhoti Diwali which falls on the 14th day of the month of Kartik. This festival is observed to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king, Narkasur. This day is also celebrated as the birthday of Hanumanji or Hanuman jayanti. Also, on this day Hanumanji reached Ayodhya to deliver the long-awaited message of Lord Shree Sita Rama’s return. Just like diwali people light diyas on chhoti diwali to fill their homes with light, worship Goddess Laxmi and offer prayers to Her and they also burst firecrackers

Also referred to as Narak-Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas is day to abolish laziness and evil which create hell in our life and shine light on life.

Narak Chaturdashi Snan is considered as the most auspicious ritual to perform on this day. It is believed that this festival marks the ending of darkness and beginning of brightness or happiness in the world.

Narak Chaturdashi:
The prayer to chant just before Naraka Chaturdashi Snan:

Ashwatthama balirvyaso Hanumancha vibheeshanah krupah Parashurashcha sapthaithe Chiranjeevinah

The above mantra is chanted by mothers before giving bath to their children. Chanting this sloka mothers shower their babies

Akshata (consecrated rice) on childrens heads.

After Narak Chaturdashi snan, this given mantra is chanted:

Bhramayeth snanamadhyethu narakasya kshayayahi
Sheetaloshta samayuktha sakantaka dalanvitha
Hara papa mapaamaarga Bhramyamaanah punah punah

While lighting deepa or diya and remembering ancestors, the below given mantra is chanted in the evening:

Chaturdashyam thu Yedeepaan narakaya dadanthi cha
Thesham pitruganassarve narakath swarga maapnuyu

The strength to protect others is referred as Kali,
The poojan is performed with flowers Coconuts are also offered as prashad to Hanumanji.

Kali means Dark ( the destroyer of evil ) and Chaudas – Fourteenth. Thus, celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of Āshwin month, Kali Chaudas is the day allotted to the worship of Maha-Kali or Shakti and is believed that on this day Kali killed the wickedest. Also referred to as Narak-Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas is day to abolish laziness and evil which create hell in our life and shine light on life. The strength to protect others is referred as Kali, and if its used for God’s work is called Mahakali.
The poojan is performed with oil, flowers, Chanda and Coconuts are also offered to Hanumanji and prasad
The rituals of Kali Choudas is strongly based on Tantra & Mantra sadhana concept of Spiritual Hinuduism

On this night, the kajal made from the diya or deepam with mustard oil (Sarsoo ka tel )in it, which is kept lightened the whole night has special powers,application of this kajal in the eyes or on babies forehead, is believed to keep away the nazar (evil eye).

After the puja, the diyas are placed in and around the house: in the doorway, near the Tulasi plant.
This night is very special for Mantra Siddhi
maa bhagvathy
Alternatively, people offer Nivedya to the mother goddess
This goddess is called their ‘Kul Devi’, in order to cast off evil spirits.
This second day of Diwali is known as Kali Choudas .

This day celebrates the victory of the Lord Shri Krishna & his consort Satyabhama over the evil demon of filth, Narakasura.
happy diwali
mantra & ritual on holy Narakchaturdashi
narakchaturdashi tips for happiness1

light a lamp with four wicks pointing towards four directions inthe evening of  holy Narakchaturdashi

saying this mantra

datto deepaschaturdashyam narakpreetiye maya

chaturvritti samaayukthaa sarva papa apanuttaye

let the gods of Narakaloka (world ) be happy & i offer this four wicks lamps lighted in four direction for the destruction of all sins
Celebration & Traditions

The Story of King Bali :
With his valour Bali conquered every bit of space, thus he became the most powerful king on earth. In his kingdom, justice was mere word, truth had no place and happiness was a dream. His form of charity was an occasion for pomp and show and those who went to seek Alms from the king Bali suffered the indignity of insults and humiliation. In fact, he felt that the vast wealth will remain and the pittance he handed out now and again could not affect even an iota of his asset. His false beliefs, arrogance and misrule ended when the Lord disguised as beggar and humble proved to Bali that his concepts were totally wrong and even his vast wealth could disappear in seconds. King Bali asked the dwarf beggar to ask for anything in his kingdom and with three steps even his crown vanished. With his first step Lord Vishnu covered the entire heaven and with the second step the earth and asked Bali where to keep his third step. Bali offered his head and became spiritually enlightened. Thus, this festival has a far deeper significance than a mere exhibition of gaiety and splendor. The Narak chaturdashi day therefore is dedicated to lights and prayers heralding a future full of joy and the elimination of greed.
& progress towards the path of good inner peace & wisdom
narakchaturdashi tips for happiness2

Celebrations :
In South-India, people wake up before sunrise prepare a paste by mixing Kumkum in oil, which is called ‘Ubtan’, on their foreheads and then take bath.
Bathing after rubbing oil on body on this morning of Narak Chaturdashi gives Long Life & good Health

Story of Narakchaturdashi from Srimad Bhagvad Maha Puraan

In Dwapar Yuga, Lord Krishna, the ascendant of Lord Vishnu, killed the notorious demon Narakasura on the same day as that of Diwali.

Narakasura was the son of Goddess Bhoomi. Despite of a great parentage, he possessed devilish tendencies.
Narakasura gota boon that he may be only killed by the hands of a women as he considered them to be weak he thought he would become immortal.
After getting this boon he started terrrifying all the three worlds.
He used to loot the people of three worlds and due to the supernatural powers he had nobody could stop him. Not only he plundered their valuable things, but abducted the womenfolk too. There was a terror of Narakasura everywhere.

Once Narakasura attacked the heavens to get hold of the army of elephants of Lord Indra. Indra being helpless before the demon, immediately to Lord Krishna to ask for help. Krishna at that time was spending a leisurely time with his wife Satyabhama. In order to fulfill both his duties as a friend and as a husband he took Satyabhama at the battlefield.

On his divine vehicle Garuda (a giant eagle), Lord Krishna set for the fort of Narakasura. His grand fort was guarded by a five headed demon Mura.

Lord shri Krishna destroyed all his forts and raksha kavachs along with the whole army of demons.


With his Sudarshana flying discus, Krishna beheaded Mura and then challenged Narakasura to come to fight on the battlefield.

It was an easy victory for great Shri Krishna. Narakasura was killed by Goddess Satyabhama inthe battle.The killing of Narakasura again takes us to the message that it is inevitable for virtue and truth to win over vice and evil.

Dhanteras


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धनतेरस Dhanteras 1/11/2013
dhanvantri tryodashi friday 1st november

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Dhanvantri Trayodashi Dhanteras – Festival of Wealth

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival. The festival, also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartik.

 

Diwali tips from Ashram.org

dhanteras siddha kunjeeya

holy tips for happiness
Give happiness to others specialy the needy & poor & innocents ur own happiness will never last
karunanidhaan pujya Asaramji bapu dhanteras  tips for happiness1
Laxmi Prapti Mantra Sadhana on Dhanteras

Mantra sadhana starting from Dhanteras

pooja articles or items needed
Dkshinavarti Shankh (conch shell which turns to the right side ), kesar or saffron, kumkum or vermillion, holy ganga water ganagajal, incent sticks , rose water camphor,lamps & red coloured cloth & crystal mala (rosary beeds) or sphatik mala

vidihi
instructions & procedure for sadhana

The devotee or Sadhak must first keep the photo of Guruji with Goddess Lakshmi in front
then on the red cloth before the photos keep the Dakshinavarti Shankh on the red cloth
swastik
then make or draw Swastik on the cloth by mixing saffron, holy gangajala & rose water and put a bindi or spot by kumkum vermillion that is do tilaka by kumkum atthe center of Swastika Yantra ,( tantric image diagram)

mantra for Dhanteras
Shri Kanaka dhara Lakshmi Devi

Om hreem hreem hreem mahalaxmi dhandaa laxni kuberaaya mam griha sthiro hreem om namaha

now chant the mantra 7 malas by crsytal rosary beeds
one mala is 108 times
do this sadhana of mantra chanting for three days ,for getting mantra siddhi (blessing)
then at last after chantingisdone keep the Dakshinavarti shank tied in red cloth in house
itis said till this holy Shanka is in your house prosperity & success will be always with you
jai maa Laxmi

धनतेरस से आरंभ करें

सामग्रीः दक्षिणावर्ती शंख, केसर, गंगाजल का पात्र, धूप अगरबत्ती, दीपक, लाल वस्त्र।

विधिः साधक अपने सामने गुरुदेव व लक्ष्मी जी के फोटो रखे तथा उनके सामने लाल रंग का वस्त्र (रक्त कंद) बिछाकर उस पर दक्षिणावर्ती शंख रख दे। उस पर केसर से सतिया swastik बना ले तथा कुमकुम से तिलक कर दे। बाद में स्फटिक की माला से मंत्र की 7 मालाएँ करे। तीन दिन तक ऐसा करना योग्य है। इतने से ही मंत्र-साधना सिद्ध हो जाती है। मंत्रजप पूरा होने के पश्चात् लाल वस्त्र में शंख को बाँधकर घर में रख दें। कहते हैं – जब तक वह शंख घर में रहेगा, तब तक घर में निरंतर उन्नति होती रहेगी।

मंत्रः
ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं ह्रीं महालक्ष्मी धनदा लक्ष्मी कुबेराय मम गृह स्थिरो ह्रीं ॐ नमः।


Dhan tryodashi The first day of Deewali
Diwali also spelled Devali or Deepavali, popularly known as the “festival of lights”, is an important festival in Hinduism,
Legends


Thye legend says, in the cosmic battle between the gods and the demons when both churned the ocean for ‘amrit’ or divine nectar, Dhanavantri – the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu – emerged carrying a pot of the elixir. So, according to this mythological tale, the word Dhanteras comes from the name Vaidya Raj Bhagvaan Dhanavantri, the divine doctor.

dhanteras  tips for happiness2

 

Story of Prince & Yama God of Death
An interesting story about Dhanteras Festival says that once the sixteen year old son of King Hima was doomed to die by a snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage as per his horoscope. On that particular fourth day of his marriage his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and lots of silver coins in a big heap at the entrance of her husband’s boudoir and lighted innumerable lamps all over the place. And she went on telling stories and singing songs.
When Yama, the god of Death arrived there in the guise of a Serpent his eyes got blinded by that dazzle of those brilliant lights and he could not enter the Prince’s chamber. So he climbed on top of the heap of the ornaments and coins and sat there whole night listening to the melodious songs. In the morning he quietly went away. Thus the young wife saved her husband from the clutches of death. Since then this day of Dhanteras came to be known as the day of “Yamadeepdaan” and lamps are kept burning throughout the night in reverential adoration to Yama, the god of Death.

Blessing lamp for Bhagvan Yama & devi Shyamala

On Dhanteras or Dhavantari tryodashi’s holy evening lighting a diya (lamp) is very auspicious 
& get blessing of Yama

light a lamp  in the evening ( just dark after sunset) saying this holy mantra

Mrityunaa paashdandaabhyaam kaalena shyaamayaa saha 

Tryodashyaam deepadaanaat suryajaha priyataamm mama

let the Lord of mrityu & kaala God Yama carrying danda & pasha in his hands & with goddess shyamala be happy  & hav their blessings on me by the lightning of this lamp on this holyday of tryodashi

According to Srimad Bhagvad Maha Puraan when the gods and demons churned the ocean for Amrit or nectar, Dhanvantari (the physician of the gods and an incarnation of Vishnu) emerged carrying a jar of the elixir on the day of Dhanteras.

Preparations

To mark the auspicious day, houses and business premises are renovated and decorated. Entrances are made colorful with traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to welcome the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. To indicate her long-awaited arrival, small footprints are drawn with rice flour and vermilion powder all over the houses. Lamps are kept burning all through the nights.

Traditions

On Dhanteras Hindus consider it auspicious to purchase any new thing which bring Happines to one ‘s heart ,may it be a Gold or Simple Beautifull flower.

helping poor & giving happiness to them is the best Diwali blessing one can ever have hariom

Celebration
Dhanteras is celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm. “Lakshmi-Puja” is performed in the evenings when tiny diyas of clay are lit to drive away the shadows of evil spirits. Bhajans – devotional songs – in praise of Goddess Laxmi are sung and “Naivedya” of traditional sweets is offered to the Goddess

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