Indians are highly spiritual when it comes to following age-old significant customs. The Sharavan Somwar ritual is one of them, considered very auspicious for goddess Shiva. In the year 2019, this month usually starts from 17th July and is followed by a large number of people who buy a lot of puja kits from pooja stores, especially for this day.
According to the Tamil scriptures, it is known as “Avani” since it is the fifth month of the solar year. According to the Vedic astrology, the Shravan maas sets in when the sun enters the zodiac zone. The Lunar calendar narrates a different story- that the Shravan month begins on the day of the new moon day. On the remarkable occasion of the Full Moon or Purnima, the divine fragment of the sky is under the sovereignty of the celestial Shravan Nakshatra ( one out of the twenty-seven nakshatras). This is the reason it is called Shravan. Every single day of this month is auspicious since the devotees worship the humble lord Shiva or Shambhu. Optimistic prayers and notable Vedic rituals are performed in the temples of Lord Shiva to satisfy him dearly. This is a holy month since a lot of other festivities are also celebrated like Govasta, Shravani Purnima, Vara Lakshmi Vrata, Nagar Panchami, Raksha Bandhan, Kalkyavatara, Putradaikadashi etc. You can perform this by buying Indian puja items and puja kits for all festivals. Continue reading Special Custom of Following the Shravan Somwar Ritual
Guru Purnima is the day when we pay respect to our Gurus. Some organise pujas using simple pooja items while some spend the day on fasting. More on Guru Purnima.
Indian tradition and culture has always placed ‘Guru’ or ‘the teacher’ in the most revered position. As our scriptures read :-
“GururBrahma GururVishnu GururDevo Maheshwaraha ;
Guru Saakshaat ParaBrahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha”
(Translated, this signifies Guru as the Creator, Guru as the Preserver and Guru as the Destroyer. Guru is also the absolute and ultimate Lord himself. Salutations to that!)
Guru purnima is the day of remembrance of the Guru and his importance in our lives. Some of them buy pooja items and offer pooja as a reverence to their gurus. Organising a special pooja on the day is a norm in many institutions which abide by the traditional systems. Organising pooja on this occasion is not difficult due to the availability of online puja samagri which makes matter easier. Continue reading Paying Respect to Gurus on the Occasion of Guru Purnima
Decorating the puja thalis is an integral part of Diwali puja. Nowadays, you can either get the thali from the market or can choose to buy puja thali online.
Puja thalis are the metal plates made up of brass, copper, silver, steel, or sometimes gold, on which all the puja samagris are kept to perform the puja. During Diwali, the Hindus worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, to invite prosperity to home. Both the online and the stores in the market will offer different thalis but if you choose to buy puja thali online then you will definitely come across more number of options at the best prices.
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