Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 12 11 Vivah Panchami - Marriage Anniversary of Sita and Ram

Info from Vivah Panchami website

It is believed that Lord Rama is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu who visited Janakpurdham in Nepal and in the Swayamvar of Goddess Sita, broke the bow (Dhanush) of Lord Shiva and got married to Goddess Sita.

Vivah Panchami is the day celebrated as the marriage anniversary of Goddess Sita and Lord Rama as it is believed that they got married on this day. Vivah Panchami falls on the fifth day of Hindu month of Margashirsha in the Shukla Paksha.

The celebrations of Vivah Panchami take place across India in almost all the regions at Ram-Sita temples. But the most pious and grand celebrations can be seen on the lands of Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama and also at Janakpur, in Nepal, the birthplace of Goddess Sita.

Vivah Panchami Puja is performed by the priest and the celebrations are concluded with the aarti of Lord Ram.

 Six videos play for 70 minutes

1 Ramayan song - Ram Sita marriage  13:42

2 Shri Ram Jaanki Baithe Hein Mere Seene Mein 8:30

3 Devi Sita Song | Ghar Mein Padharo Sita Maiya | New Devotional Song  4:08

4 Sita Ram Sita Ram Kahiye -Ram Bhajan-Anup Jalota  7:18

5 Seeta ram seeta ram by manoj tiwari  10:48

6 Group Lakshmi Narayan Puja on Vivah Panchami  25:28

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2018 10 10 Fall Navratri

The Nine forms of Durga celebrated during Navaratri are; Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayini, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri. 

Navadurga Navratri 9 forms of Durga by ShotgunMavericks on WikiPedia

First: Shailputri means the daughter of Mountain-King Himavan, her vehicle is a bull and is hailed as Vrishabhda.

Second: Brahmacharini, Brahma means penance and Charini is a lady follower, this form is the embodiment of knowledge and teaching, the way she attained Lord Shiva to be her husband.

Third: Chandraghanta, a semi-circular moon shaped like a bell on her head, this form is very serene and victorious, weapons are strongly held in her eight hands, her third eye is always open, Chandraghanta's vehicle is a lion, by worshipping her, she is always prepared for war, one can experience fearlessness and bravery by worshipping her, the death imparted by her assumes the state of assureness and happiness.

Fourth: Kushmanda, that is the fourth form of Navadurga, eight-armed, the holder of weapons, rider of the tiger, the cheerful Goddess, she is the only one who resides in the core of the sun, all the ten directions are being lightened up.

Fifth: Skandamata meaning the mother of Kartikeya, the fifth form of Navadurga, rider of the lion, by worshipping her, one is on the way to salvation.

Sixth: Katyayani, one can receive righteousness, desire, salvation and sense from worshipping her. She killed demon Mahishasur.

Seventh: Kaalratri holds an iron weapon in one hand, and another a sword, a trident, hook and scimitar is held. This form destroys all darkness, one can scare away the demonic forces by worshipping her.

Eighth: Mahagauri is white complexioned, wearing white clothes, four-armed, holding a trident, and a musical instrument in another.

Ninth: Siddhidatri has the eight powers - Anima, Mahima, Garima, Laghima, Prapti, Prakambya, Ishitva and Vashitva can be attained by her grace, his half-Shiva and half-Shakti form of Ardhanarishwar is granted by her.

The Playlist and chants: 

Shailputri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 1 Navratri ) Pratipada 11:32
Om Shaam Sheem Shoom Shailputryai Namaha 

Brahmcharini Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 2 Navratri ) Dwitiya 11:32
Om Braam Breem Broom Brahmcharinyai Namaha 

Chandraghanta Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 3 Navratri ) Tritiya 11:32
Om Hreem Kleem Shreem Chandraghantayai Namaha

Kushmanda Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 4 Navratri ) Chaturthi 11:32
Om Hreem Kushmandayai Jagatprasootyai Namaha

Skandamata Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 5 Navratri ) Panchami 11:32
Om Hreem Saha Skandmatryai Namaha

Katyayani Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 6 Navratri ) Sashti 11:32
Om Hreem Shreem Katyayanyai Namaha

Kalaratri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 7 Navratri ) Saptami 11:50
Om Aim Hreem Kleem Kalratryai Namaha

Mahagauri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 8 Navratri ) Ashtami 11:30
Om Hreem Shreem Glaum Gam Gauri Geem Namaha

Siddhidatri Jaap Mantra 108 Repetitions ( Day 9 Navratri ) Navami 11:31
Om Hreem Saha Siddhidatryai Namaha

Day 10 (Dashami) - Sharadiya Navratri ends
The Story of Vijaya Dashami - Dussehra Festival History 5:22

Playlist URL

Saturday, September 1, 2018

2018 09 02 Krishna Janmashtami - birth of Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, September 2.

Krishna Janmashtami is observed on the 8th day of the month of Bhadon on the Hindu calendar which falls in the months of July, August and September for the Gregorian calendar. The day celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna.

Eight videos play for 53.15 minutes 

1 Shri Krishna Gayatri- Suresh Wadkar ( Album: Sacred Morning Mantras Muralidhar Krishna ) 7:32

2 Krishna Govinda Gopala | Popular Art of Living Krishna Bhajan 5:16

3 Sweet Surrender (Shri Krishna Govinda) [by Prema Hara] 9:40

4 Devikanandan Gopala by Krishna Das 7:30


6 Samsara Davanala ~ George Harrison: 5:23

7 Hare Krishna Hare Rama ~ "Beautiful Chant" ~ [by] Agnideva Dasa 6:06

8 Beautiful Aarti ( Just Watch ) 5:45

Playlist URL

Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 07 27 Guru Purnima and Lunar Eclipse

A very special Guru Purnima on this date with a lunar eclipse! Playlist includes both Chandra (moon) and Surya (sun) Gayatri Mantras, an explanation of the Vedic astrology for this double-event date, and a Guru Purnima bhajan playlist. 

Four videos play for 97 minutes.

1 - Chandra Gayatri Mantra (Moon) 18 Repititions 13:00

Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe
Hema roopaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath

Om, Let me meditate on God who has lotus in his flag,
Oh, God of golden colour, give me higher intellect,
And let moon God illuminate my mind. 

2 - Surya Gayatri Mantra (Sun) 18 Repetitions 13:00

Om Bhaskaraya Vidhmahe
Diva karaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath. 

Om, Let me meditate on the Sun God,
Oh, maker of the day, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind. 

3 - Astrology: Full Moon in Abhijit and Total Lunar Eclipse - 27 July 2018 11:07

4 - गुरुवार Special गुरु पूर्णिमा भजन 2018,Guru Purnima Special Bhajans (eight songs) 59:48

Guru Ki Mahima - Kabir Amritwani
Singer: Debashish Dasgupta

Om Guru Om Gurudev
Singer: Anuradha Paudwal

Sai Kripa Karo Gurudeva
Singer: Anuradha Paudwal

Devon Ke Guru Brihaspati Ji
Singer: Anuradha Paudwal

Ab Sounp Diya
Singer: Vishwajeet

Bruhspati Mantra (Guru Mantra)
Singer: Vikram Labadiya

Guruon Ke Guru Vrahspati Ji
Singer: Anuradha Paudwal

Gurur Brahma
Singer: Shailendra Bhartti

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 06 21 Sun God Surya - Summer Solstice

 Dedicated to the Sun God Surya who rides across the skies in his chariot drawn by seven horses.

(George Harrison fans may be interested to note that this was the inspiration for his Dark Horse logo, a horse with seven heads.)

Seven videos play for 87.73 minutes

(This is unusually long for a Kirtan Community playlist, but I liked the Surya Sahasranaam {1008 names} and wanted to include it even at 24:30 minutes.)

1 Surya Gayatri Mantra 18 Repetitions 13:00

2 Surya Mantra 21 times I Full Audio Song Juke Box I Navgrah Mantra 9:18

3 Surya Namaskar Mantra | सूर्य नमस्कार मंत्र | Rattan Mohan Sharma | Times Music Spiritual 16:32
(These are the mantras to accompany the Yoga Sun Salutation practice.)

4 Surya gayatri Mantra Song 5:32

5 Shree Surya Chalisa - Evergreen Hindi Ht Devotional Songs 13:19

6 Surya Sahasranaam {1008 names by Rishi Ved Vyas} sung by Rattan Mohan Sharma 24:30

7 Surya Aarti, Om Jai Surya Bhagwan Aarti with Hindi English Lyrics By Anuradha Paudwal 5:33

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