Maa Kalratri

Navratri Day 7 – मां कालरात्रि की आरती – Maa Kalratri Ki Aarti Puja

Friends today is the 7th Day of Navratri. Today the seventh swaroop of Ma Durga . .. i.e. Ma Kalratri is worshipped. For our readers , please find below Maa Kalratri Aarti. Maa Kalratri का रंग कृष्ण वर्ण का है। कृष्ण वर्णरंग के कारण माँ को कालरात्रि कहा गया है. …

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Ma Katyayani Aarti

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Doston on the 6th Day of Navratri, Ma Katyayani is worshipped. Mytempletrips wishes once again a very happy Navratri to our readers. Please find Ma Katyayani Aarti in hindi and Ma Katyayani Mantra in hindi Ma Katyayani is one of the most powerful avatars of Devi Durga. It is believed …

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Navratri Vrat Katha

Shri Durga Navratri Vrat Katha – श्री दुर्गा नवरात्रि व्रत कथा

नवरात्रों के समय माँ Durga Navratri Vrat Katha – श्री दुर्गा का पाठ करना काफी फलदायक होता है। Navratri Vrat Katha – नवरात्रि व्रत कथा बृहस्पति जी बोले- हे ब्राह्मण। आप अत्यन्त बुद्धिमान, सर्वशास्त्र और चारों वेदों को जानने वालों में श्रेष्ठ हो। हे प्रभु! कृपा कर मेरा वचन सुनो। …

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Ma Skandmata

Ma Skandmata Aarti – माँ स्कंदमाता जी की आरती

Day 5 Navratri is dedicated to Ma Skandmata – माँ स्कंदमाता. mytempletrips wishes its readers a happy Navrti and today we bring to you Ma Skandmata Aarti – माँ स्कंदमाता जी की आरती. नवरात्री के पांचवे दिन माँ स्कंदमाता की आराधना की जाती है। माँ स्‍कंदमाता को वात्‍सल्‍य की मूर्ति …

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Ma Kushmanda aarti

Navratri Day 4 – Ma Kushmanda aarti – माँ कूष्माण्डा जी की आरती.

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Ma Brahmacharini aarti

Ma Brahmacharini aarti – मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की आरती

Doston, the second day of Navratre is dedicaed to Ma Bramcharini मां ब्रह्मचारिणी. Wishing you all once again a very very happy Navratri. To all pir readers we bring you Ma Brahmacharini aarti मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की आरती. Ma Brahmacharini aarti मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की आरती जय अंबे ब्रह्माचारिणी माता।जय चतुरानन प्रिय …

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Ma shailputi aarti

Navratri Day 1 Puja Ma Shailputri aarti – नवरात्र में पहले दिन करें माँ शैलपुत्री की पूजा

mytempletrips wishes its readers a very very happy Nvratri pooja. On the first day of navratri Ma Shailputri is worshipped. We bring you the pooja vidhi and Ma Shailputri aarti. Navratra is one of the most celebrated festivals across the country. It is a nine day festival where nine avtars …

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Chat Puja – Origin and Significance

Chat puja is a very prominent hindu festival celebrated in north India, specifically by people of Eastern UP and Bihar. It is a festival dedicated to the Sun god and hence also called as “Surya Sashti”. People worship sun god and pray for the well being of family and friends. …

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Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam)

Varamahalakshmi Vrat – Important festival to worship Ma Lakshmi

Mahalakshmi or Ma Lakshmi is the goddess of good fortune i.e health, wealth and prosperity. She is worshipped for a good health, as well as for the husband’s health and long life. Varamahalakshmi festival is an important festival to celebrate Ma Lakshmi. Today let us know more about Varamahalakshmi festival and Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

Varamahalakshmi vrat ( Varalakshmi Vratam ) which falls before Shravanamas full moon day  is very important festival for hindu celebrated specifically in south part of India.

This festival is celebrated by married woman. It is said that worshipping Ma Lakshmi today is equivalent to worshipping the Astalakshmi ( 8 forms of Ma Lakshmi)–

  • Goddesses of Wealth(Shri),
  • Goddess Earth(Bhu),
  • Goddess of Learning(Saraswati),
  • Goddess of Love(Priti),
  • Goddess of Fame(Kirti),
  • Goddess of Peace(Shanti),
  • Goddess of Pleasure(Tushti)
  • Goddess of Strength(Pushti).

Varalakshmi Vratam 2020: Date and puja timings

This year , 2020, the Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam) is being celebrated on Friday, July 31,

Muhurat for Varamahalakshmi Vrat 2020

  • The Simha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 06:59 am to 09:17 am. (Duration of this muhurat being 2 hrs and 17 mins)
  • The Vrishchika Lagna puja muhurat will be from 01:53 pm to 04:11 pm (Duration being 02 hours 19 mins)
  • The Kumbha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 07:57 pm to 09:25 pm (Duration being 01 hour and 27 mins)
  • The Vrishabha Lagna puja muhurat will be from 12:25 am to 02:21 am Aug 01, 2020 ( Duration being 1 hours and 56 mins)

Process of Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

The Varamahalakshmi vratam is as follows.

  • Early in the morning women after taking bath should make a rangoli on the place where the Kalash will be placed.
  • Fill the sacred kalasha with rice and top it with fresh mango leaves a coconut and cloth which is placed on the the top of the kalash to cover the coconut
  • Invoke the goddess by decorating the Kalash with flowers , jewellery, fruits, dry fruits, fresh grains, sweets and other savouries.
  • You can also place coins, or rupee notes or make a garland of notes.

Any auspicious festival should be started with worship to Lord Ganesh . Make a small cone shaped Ganesha using turmeric powder (also called as Manjal pillayar).

Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam).

Sothe pooja starts with the beginning of pooja to Lord Ganesha. Then the main worship of Varalakshmi begins. The raksha ( red and orange thread) is worshiped for a second time and tied to the right hand of the woman.

Avahanam and Anga Pooja

Finish Ganesha pooja first and then take some flowers and akshat in hand and chant the Avahanam slokha.

Then offer the flowers and akshat to kalasha and invite Ma Lakshmi to your

Chant below:

Lakshmi Ksheera Samudra Raaja Tanaya
Sree Ranga Dhaameshvari
Daasi Bhootha Samasata Deva Vanithaam
Lokaika Deepankuraam
Sreeman Manda Kataaksha Labdha Vibhava
Brahmendra Gangaadharam
Tvaam Trailokya Kudumbineem
Sarasijam Vande Mukunda Priyaam

After above is done, chant Lakshmi Ashtothram(108) by offering flowers to the kalash.

Lord Narayana, that is Lord Vishnu or Lord Hari , the husband of Lakshmi, an embodiment of Shuddha Sattwa, and the preserver of the world. He is also called the Ashta Lakshmi Padhi ( The 8 forms of Ma Lakshmi )

Adi (Protector) Lakshmi,
Dhana (Wealth) Lakshmi,
Dhanya (Food and Grains) Lakshmi,
Vijaya (Victory) Lakshmi,
Vidhya (Knowledge) Lakshmi,
Santana (Offsprings) Lakshmi,
Dhairya (Bravery and Strength) Lakshmi,
Soubhagya (Sumangali- Long life of husband) Lakshmi.
All becomes the embodiment of an ideal woman.

Legend of Varamahalakshmi vrat (Varamahalakshmi vratam)

The importance of the Varalakshmi Vrat was narrated by Lord Shiva to Ma Parvathi. The mention of which can be found in Skanda Purana. Those who perform this Vrat and Pooja are blessed with Dhana (food), Dhanya (food), Aayu (Long life), Aarogya (health), Aishwarya (wealth), Santanana (progeny) and Soubhagya (long life of husband).

According to the legend, long time ago a lady named Charumath lived in the Maratha kingdom. She was a very pious lady.

She took good care of her family , respected her in-laws, loving and cared for her husband and children. One day she dreamt about Goddess Lakshmi asking her to perform the pooja. She, with the consent of her family, performed this Vrata. She also told about this to other ladies.

She was blessed by Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, and with this Vrat, it is said that one can find peace and prosperity in life.

This festival is mostly celebrated in South India and savouries like obattu, kosumbari, puliyogare, huli anna, hesaru bele payasa are made on this festival.

In the evening women visit other houses and exchange sweets and offerings.

How to do simple Varalakshmi Pooja

Many a times people are not very much aware of the detailed process of doing this pooja and may be interested in knowing if the pooja can be done in a simple way.

For doing a simple pooja, light the lamp and keep some neivedyam and do the pooja by chanting Mahalakshmi Ashtothram.

There is no hard and fast rule of performing this pooja. If you pray to goddess from the bottom of your heart you will be blessed. Invoke Ma Lakshmi by chanting Mahalakshmi Ashtothram.

So on this auspicious day, let us all pray to Goddess Vara Mahalakshmi to bless us with peace,health & wealth.

So friends, Goddess Lakshmi is one of the prime goddesses for us Hindus.

There are many temples dedicated to various forms of Ma Lakshmi in India. She is worshipped in different forms and incarnations all over the country.

Goddess Lakshmi is known as the goddess of wealth, people worship her for the wealth and prosperity.

Let is look at some prominent Ma Lakshmi Temples

What are some famous Lakshmi temples in India

Some famous Lakshmi temples in India and seek her blessings.

Shri Ashtalakshmi Temple – #1

One of the most important temples of Ma Lakshmi in India. The temple is dedicated to the Ma Lakshmi, and her eight devine forms ( also called as the Ashtalakshmi ) , the goddess of wealth, namely, offspring, success, prosperity, wealth, courage, bravery, food, and knowledge.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat

The Ashtalakshmi Kovil temple, lies on the shorelines near the Elliot’s beach, in Chennai, India. The sanctorums are depicted on a multi-tier complex.

Ashtalakshmi Temple is open:
Sun – Sat 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Address: elliots beach, 6/21 paindi Amman Kovil, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090

Doddagaddavalli Lakshmi Devi Temple #2

The Lakshmi Devi temple is located in Doddagaddavalli. ( Doddagaddavalli is a village in Hassan District of Karnataka ). It is located 16 km from the capital , the Hassan city center and lies on the Hassan – Belur highway.

The Lakshmi Devi temple, was built by the Hoysala Empire King Vishnuvardhana in 1114 C.E. It is a very ancient temple and is of prime important, historically and religiously.

Entry Fee : No entry fee , Timings : 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Mahalaxmi Temple in Mumbai – #3

One of the most popular pilgrimage places in Mumbai and attracts pilgrims from across the country year round.

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temple in Mumbai. It is located on the northern foot of Malabar Hills at Bhulabhai Desai Road in Breach Candy. The temple is dedicated to three dieties Laxmi, Kali and saraswati.

But the presiding deity here is Goddes Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Everyday a large number of devotees visit this temple with lots of expectations. They believe that the Ma Mahalaxmi will take care of them and fulfills their wishes.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat - Mahalakshmi temple Mumbai

The temple is also famous for being one of the six places of the Shakti, where according to Hindu mythology, one can get achieve fulfilment from desire as well as salvation from it.

Navratri’ festival is a special and is celebrated in a big way in the Mahalakshmi temple. During these nine days the temple decorated with lighting and flowers.

A lesser known legend about this temple is that the idol of Ma Lakshmi is a ‘swayambhu‘ – that is one who has not been carved out but has appeared on stone by herself. The only way we can get a glimpse of her is to visit the temple around 9:30pm. During this time the original idols are open for darshan for about 15 to 20 minutes before the temple closes. The temple opens again at 6:00 am, directly with the morning abhisekham , after which the idols are covered and opens again forthe first Aarti. The original idol, being a ‘swayambhu’, is not carved, but an imprint on stone, and is covered with sindoor.

The temple is 1 km from Mahalakshmi railway station in Mumbai. There are two more temples, Tryambakeshwar temple and Mahadev dhakleshwar temple nearby which you can visit as well.

Temple Address:
Bhulabhai Desai Road,
Mumbai-400 026.Contact : 022-2351 4732.
Timing: 06:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M

Please note that photography is strictly prohibited in the temple premises.

One of the very famous temples of Mumbai this temple is very crowded on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Delhi – #4

The Laxminarayan Temple, also known as the Birla Mandir is dedicated to Laxminarayan. Based in Delhi, it is one of the most visited temples there.

Varamahalakshmi Vrat - Lakshinarayan Temple Delhi

Laxminarayan refers to Vishnu, the preserver and is also known as Narayan. When he is with his consort Lakshmi, he is referred to as Shri LaxmiNarayan.

Address: Mandir Marg, near Gole Market, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Golden Temple Vellore – #5

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Ma Lakshmi, this temple complex is inside the Sripuram spiritual park, situated at the foot of a small range of green hills at Thirumalaikodi Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India.

Golden temple vellore

This temple is

  • 120 km from Tirupati,
  • 145 km from Chennai,
  • 160 km from Puducherry
  • 200 km from Bangalore.

Address: Sri Narayani Peedam, Thirumalaikodi, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632055

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Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya 2020 – Date, time, mantra, wishes, quotes

Akshaya Tritiya 2020: Also called as Akha Teej is considered very auspicious. This festival is celebrated on Tritiya Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. It is a very important festival in Hinduism.

Akshaya Tritiya 2020 Date and Time

This year, in 2020, Akshaya Tritiya is being celebrated on 26 April 2020, Sunday.

Akshaya Tritiya Muhurt

Tritiya Start Time: 11:50 pm (25 April 2020)

Tritiya ends on: 13:21 pm (26 April 2020)

Auspicious time to buy gold: 25 April 2020 at 11:51 AM to 26 April, 5.45 AM

This time, Rohini Nakshatra and Shobhan Yoga are being made on this day.

Pooja timings: April 26th, 2020 from 5:45 am to 12:19 pm

Importance of Akshaya Tritiya

This festival is of great importance in Hindu religion. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day. According to religious beliefs, on this day Lord Parashurama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu was also incarnated on the earth. Therefore, this day is also celebrated as Parashuram Jayanti.

On the same day, MaGanga also came to earth from heaven. On this day all the auspicious works including marriage, upanayana, house warming etc are considered auspicious. If you are planning to go anywhere, every Muhurta of this day is considered auspicious.

Hence on this day, worship of Lord Vishnu is considered to be particularly fruitful.

It is said that worshiping Ma Lakshmi along with worship of Lord Vishnu on this day, is considered very fruitful. It is said that the worshiper on this day goes to Vaikunth (adobe of Lord Vishnu) after enjoying the pleasures of this world. Apart from this, chanting of mantras of Lord Vishnu on this day is also considered very good.

Lord Vishnu Mantra

Recite below lord Vishnu Mantra

ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
श्रीकृष्ण गोविन्द हरे मुरारे।
हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेवाय।।
ॐ नारायणाय विद्महे।
वासुदेवाय धीमहि।
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्
ॐ विष्णवे नम:
ॐ हूं विष्णवे नम:

Lord Vishnu

Ma Lakshmi Mantra

ॐ आध्य लक्ष्म्यै नम ,

ॐ विद्या लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ सौभाग्य लक्ष्म्यै नम: ,

ॐ अमृत लक्ष्म्यै नम:

Goddess Lakshmi

It is believed that on this day people must donate some of their earnings for religious works. By doing this, their wealth will increase.

But do you know which items we should donate on this day?

Items to donate on Akshaya Tritiya

On this day, donating cold things like water-filled pitcher, ax, fan, umbrella, rice, melon, cucumber, sugar, sattu etc. is considered very good.

What to buy on Akshaya Tritiya

If you want to buy something for your fortune on this auspicious day, then buy these things like – gold, silver, ceramics, silk garments, sarees, rice, turmeric, flower plant and conch.

How to invest in gold online during this Akshaya Tritiya

Due to coronavirus impact this year we are in lock down and hence shops are closed. But there is still a way to buy gold if you are looking for one.

  1. Buy Sovereign Gold Bond at any of the commercial banks selling SGB bonds
  2. Buy Gold ETF from any demat account
  3. Offers from various established e-commerce players like Tanishq who are selling gold certificates which can be exhanged with physical gold once the shops after lockdown is lifted.

Donating on this day increases ones fortune. Today, if a donation of jaggery, grains, fruits, vegetables, clothes, etc. is done with a pure mind, then it is recognized to get its benefits as a virtue. On this day, if the bread made from jaggery is fed to the cow and the water mixed with jaggery is fed to Gomata, then you get fame and fortune.

Akshaya Tritiya Puja Vidhi

  • Get up early in morning. If possible in Brahama Muhurat
  • While taking bath, please add few drops of ganga jal.
  • Install the idol of Lord Vishnu and mother Lakshmi in the place of worship .
  • Take a vow (sankalp) to observe the fast today.
  • Get the statue bathed with panchamrit
  • Offer flowers and garlands to the statue
  • Offer barley sattu, gram dal, barley and fruits
  • Read Vishnu Sahasranama today
  • Perform Aarti by offering Tulsi Dal
  • Donate to Brahmins

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes (messages)

May this Akshaya Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this be the new beginning of greater prosperity, success, and happiness. Happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May you witness tremendous luck and good fortune. Wish you a very happy Akshaya Tritiya.

May this Akshaya Tritiya, light up for you. The hopes of happy times and dreams for a year full of smiles! Wishing you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May this Akshay Tritiya Bring you prosperity and joy. Wish you a very Happy Akshay Tritiya.

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Vishnu Bless You with Wealth and Prosperity on this auspicious occasion.

May this Akhaa Teej brings the hope of happy times for You and Your Family!

May This Akshaya Tritiya, Light Up for You – The Hopes of Times and Dreams for a Year Full of Smiles!

May Lord Bless You on This Auspicious Day of Akshaya Tritiya, and May It Be a New Beginning of Greater Prosperity, Success and Happiness.

Akshaya Tritiya Wishes

इस अक्षय तृतीया भगवान की कृपा आप पर बनी रहे आपको जीवन में सारी खुशियां मिलें
आपके जीवन में कभी कोई दुख न आए अक्षय तृतीया की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं

लक्ष्मी जी कृपा आप और आपके परिवार पर बनी रहे .

दिनों दिन बढ़ता जाए आपका कारोबार, परिवार में बना रहे स्नेह और प्यार।
होती रहे सदा आप पर धन की बौछार, ऐसा हो आपका अक्षय तृतीया का त्यौहार।
अक्षय तृतीया की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं

मां लक्ष्मी अपने कुमकुम लगे कदमों से आपके घर आए आपको एवं आपके परिवार को अक्षया तृतीया की शुभकामनाएं

आपके घर में धन की बरसात हो लक्ष्मी का वास हो संकटों का नाश हो शांति का वास हो

Dear friends, Happy Akshaya Tritiya once again. May this Akshaya Tritiya brings you lots and lots of joy.

ॐ विष्णवे नम:!

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