Here Are The Best Gift Items For Festive Season 2022

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The festive season is the most beautiful part of the Indian subcontinent. There are so many festivals in the country that sometimes we lose count of them, especially when we enter the winter season. There are lights, colours, patterns, music and movement everywhere during this joyous season. Every corner is bedecked in vibrancy, positivity, glamour and grace. And we all know this: the beautiful festival of lights, Diwali, holds a soft corner in our hearts and sacredly upholds the spirited Indian traditions. Besides being the festival of lights, Diwali is also a remarkable occasion for spreading love and harmony. 

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How Can You Attract Positive Energy at Home? Tips and Guidelines

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How can you attract positive energy? What significance does it have? If you want answers to these questions, please continue reading about its importance. 

There is a special charm of embracing every new day as it comes with new hopes, aspirations, and dreams. Each morning has the potential to keep us motivated and let bygones be bygones. While a good positive aura is essential in boosting our moral energy, additionally it also neutralizes the feelings of anxiety and hatred. 

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Significance of Parasurama Jayanti

Parasurama JayantiThe write up tells in detail about Parasurama Jayanti -its history, significance and rituals. Also tells about the importance of the day in terms of business.

Parasurama Jayanti is in commemoration of birth anniversary of Parasurama. The sixth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu was Parasurama. . It comes in the month of Vaisakh (Month of May) and falls on Tritiya (third day) of the Shukla Paksha. Parasurama’s birth denotes the destruction of all evil and restoration of good and signifies a new beginning. Continue reading Significance of Parasurama Jayanti

What is the Significance of Celebrating Baisakhi?

What is the Significance of Celebrating Baisakhi?Every festival has its own significance. Same goes for the popular festival of the Sikhs, Baisakhi. Continue to read to know why it is celebrated in India.

Baisakhi, the Punjabi harvest festival, is also known as Vaisakhi. In Sikhism, it is one of the most popular festivals that is celebrated on 14th April every year. This festival marks the first day of New Year in the Sikh religion. This day is also celebrated in India as the customary solar New Year. Besides this, it marks the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh. Baisakhi is the spring harvest festival. It is celebrated in the country since the ancient times. People of different regions have given the festival different names but the essence and the importance of the festival have always been the same all over India. Continue reading What is the Significance of Celebrating Baisakhi?

Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr

Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr
Eid Mubarak: 5 Places to Eat out in Capital on Eid-Al-Fitr

I’ve been in Delhi for Five years now, and I must admit the journey so far has been pretty fantastic. Not just because of the homely feeling you experience in spite of surrounded by many different cultures on offer here, but also because of the constant surprises the city threw at me at every moment.

No matter what faith or religion you are born in, the charm of this city gives you an opportunity to experience every culture in the best way possible. With the Joy of this holiest Month of Ramadan the city is all set to welcome the fever of Eid –Al- Fitr. The entire schedule of the city is rewired to suit Ramadan Times. The food joints work from sunset to sunrise, making sure there is an appetizing array of food all night.

The festive time of Eid is here and I am sure many would celebrate it with family at home. But For those who are just like me a bachelor working far from home, don’t be sad, The Capital offers the best place to have a scrumptious meal on a festive day. Here are five places to enjoy!

Jama Masjid:

Jama Masjid undeniably tops every list when it comes to having world’s most delicious kebabs, Ghosht, Khameeri roti and all the luscious Mughlai delicacies you can think of. Eid is the best time to Visit this place.

Try the upteem kabab points around the area and if you are not full, sit in one of the quaint restaurants which are serving the best food since ages. Al Jawahar and Karim’s are both very popular in their own sphere and one should not miss their Aloo Ghosht and Mutton Stew. Don’t forget to rejoice the festivity with Shahi Tukra and Phirni at the end.


To escape from the chaotic metro life, people from all walks of life visit Nizamuddin to seek solace and blessing of God. Hazrat Nizamuddin is the dargah of one of the world’s most famous Sufi saints, Nizamuddin Auliya.

Yes, this is the same dargah that is featured in our favorite song “Kun Faya Kun”.

Nizamuddin is also a hub to city’s best Biryani and mouth-watering Kababs.

You will also find a Kashmiri spread at Gulfam Kashmiri Wazwan where the Yakhni is a must try. Walk down the road that leads to the Dargah to find kabab and roasted chicken counters where people line up every evening. Ghalib Kabab Corner is one of the most well known of the lot.

Al Bake:

Anyone and everyone in Delhi knows about the amazing Shawarma at Al Bake in the Community Center Market in New Friends Colony. The place is always crowded and you may have to wait for the order, but it is totally worth it. The joint is pocket-friendly and the creamy curd chutney will have you licking your fingers.


This Sufi style family restaurant in Hauz Khas Village is new but the serene ambiance is perfect for a family. Must have dishes are Galuoti Kabab, Raas Chicken Tikka, Kashmiri Gucchi Shorba and Lahori Mutton among others.

Hyderabad House:

If we talk about Eid special food how can we miss Hyderabadi cuisine, Hyderabad house has some beautiful Kheema Lukmi (Mutton puffs) and Biryani but the specialty of this place is the Haleem. It is as close to the authentic Hyderabadi Haleem as you can have in Delhi. But do try the Qubani Ka Mitha – an apricot based dessert.

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या देवी सर्वभूतेषु शक्ति-रूपेण संस्थिता। नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमस्तस्यै नमो नमः॥

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भारत देश में चैत्र मास मे पूरे विधि-विधान से मनाया जाने वाला सबसे महत्वपूर्ण पर्व है नवरात्री!  नवरात्री के नौवे दिन को  श्री राम जी का जन्मउत्सव माना जाता है इसीलिए इस पर्व को रामनवमी और इन नवरात्री को रामा नवरात्री भी कहते है!

महाराष्ट्र में चैत्र नवरात्री का यह पावन पर्व गुड़ी पड़वा और कर्नाटका व् आंध्र प्रदेश में उगड़ी के नाम से शुरू होता है! वैसे तो साल में नवरात्री चार बार आते है परन्तु इन्हे दो ही बार पूरे विधिविधान के साथ मनाया जाता है!

नवरात्री के यह पावन नौ दिन माँ शक्ति के नौ रूप को समर्पित है! माना जाता है की माँ शक्ति ने नौ अलग अलग रूप धारण कर राक्षसों का संहार किया और उनसे देवताओं की रक्षा करी और तभी से नवरात्री पर माँ के सभी रूप  की पूजा करके माँ शक्ति का आशीर्वाद लिया जाता है!

नवरात्री पूजा विधि 

नवरात्री के पहले दिन कलश स्थापना की जाती है और आखिरी दिन नौ कन्याओं  (कंजक) की पूजा करके उन्हें भोजन खिलाया जाता है और दक्षिणा दी जाती है! घर आने वाली इन नौ कन्यायों को माँ दुर्गा के नौ स्वरूपों के समान माना जाता है। बहुत से लोग नवरात्रि के नौ दिन माँ दुर्गा केनवरात्री पाठ भी करते है। जिसमे देवी के नौ स्वरूपों के अवतरित होने और दुष्टों के संघार का विवरण है। कहते है इस समय इनका पाठ करने से देवी भगवती की खास कृपा होती है।

सर्वमंगल मांगल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थ साधिके।
शरण्ये त्र्यंबके गौरी नारायणि नमोस्तुते॥

नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day- 1 | प्रतिपदा  18th मार्च 2018 (रविवार)

सती ने अपने पिता द्वारा भगवान् शिव की निंदा करने पर गाग्नि द्वारा अपने शरीर को भस्म कर अगले जन्म में शैलराज हिमालय की पुत्री के रूप में जन्म लिया। इस बार वे ‘शैलपुत्री’ नाम से विख्यात हुर्ईं। पार्वती, हैमवती भी उन्हीं के नाम हैं। उपनिषद् की एक कथा के अनुसार इन्हीं ने हैमवतीस्वरूप से देवताओं का गर्व-भंजन किया था।

माँ दुर्गा के स्वरूप शैलपुत्री की पूजा विधि

मां शैलपुत्री की तस्वीर स्थापित करें और उसके नीचें लकडी की चौकी पर लाल वस्त्र बिछायें। इसके ऊपर केशर से शं लिखें और उसके ऊपर मनोकामना पूर्ति गुटिका रखें। तत्पश्चात् हाथ में लाल पुष्प लेकर शैलपुत्री देवी का ध्यान करें। मंत्र इस प्रकार है-

ऊँ ऐं ह्रीं क्लीं चामुण्डाय विच्चे ओम् शैलपुत्री देव्यै नम:

मंत्र के साथ ही हाथ के पुष्प मनोकामना गुटिका एवं मां के तस्वीर के ऊपर छोड दें। इसके बाद भोग प्रसाद अर्पित करें तथा मां शैलपुत्री के मंत्र का जाप करें। यह जप कम से कम 108 होना चाहिए।

मंत्र – ओम् शं शैलपुत्री देव्यै: नम:।

मंत्र संख्या पूर्ण होने के बाद मां के चरणों में अपनी मनोकामना को व्यक्त करके मां से प्रार्थना करें तथा श्रद्धा से आरती कीर्तन करें।

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नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day-2 | द्वितीया ब्रह्मचारिणी पूजा सिंधारा दूज 19th मार्च 2018 (सोमवार)

भगवान शिव को पति पाने के लिए नारद मुनि द्वारा कहने पर हिमालय पुत्री ने कई हज़ारों वर्षों तक घोर तपस्या करी!  इस कठिन तपस्या के कारण इन्हें  ब्रह्मचारिणी नाम से जाना गया।ब्रह्म का अर्थ है तपस्या और चारिणी का अर्थ है आचरण करने वाली। इससे ब्रह्मचारिणी का अर्थ हुआ तपका आचरण करने वाली।

पूजा विधि:

मां ब्रह्मचारिणी की पूजा में सबसे पहले मां को फूल, अक्षत, रोली, चंदन आदि अर्पण करें। उन्हें दूध, दही, घृत, मधु व शर्करा से स्नान कराएं और इसके देवी को प्रसाद चढ़ाएं। प्रसाद पश्चात आचमन कराएं और फिर पान, सुपारी, लौंग अर्पित करें।

पूजा करने के समय हाथ में फूल लेकर इस मंत्र से मां की प्रार्थना करें, ‘दधाना कर मद्माभ्याम अक्षमाला कमण्डलू। देवी प्रसीदतु मयि ब्रह्मचारिण्यनुत्तमा।।’ इसके बाद अक्षत, कुमकुम, सिंदूर आदि अर्पित करें। मां पूजा करने वाले भक्त जीवन में सदा शांत चित्त और प्रसन्न रहते हैं। उन्हेंकिसी प्रकार का भय नहीं सताता।

नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day-3| तृतीया चंद्रघंटा पूजा सौभाग्य तीज गौरी तीज 20th मार्च 2018 (मंगलवार)

विवाह होने के पश्चात् भगवन शिव ने माँ के माथे पर चन्दन से चंद्र रूप तिलक किया जिससे माँ का नाम चंद्रघंटा कहलाया! इस देवी के दस हाथ माने गए हैं और ये खड्ग आदि विभिन्न अस्त्र और शस्त्र से सुसज्जित ह। नवरात्र के तीसरे दिन मां दुर्गा के इसी स्वरूप की पूजा, वंदना और स्तवनकरने का विधान है।ऐसा माना जाता है कि देवी के इस रूप की पूजा करने से मन को अलौकिक शांति प्राप्त होती है और अपूर्व शक्ति का अनुभव होता है।मां चंद्रघंटा की पूजा में दूध का प्रयोग कल्याणकारी माना गया है।

इनका ध्यान मंत्र है:

 पिंडजप्रवरारूढ़ा, चंडकोपास्त्रकैर्युता।

प्रसादं तनुते मह्यं, चंद्रघंटेति विश्रुता।।

Navratri Puja Vidhi 2018

नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day-4 चतुर्थी कुष्मांडा पूजा वरद विनायक चौथ लक्ष्मी पंचमी 21st मार्च 2018 (बुधवार)

जब सृष्टि नहीं थी और चारों ओर अन्धकार ही अन्धकार था तब माँ ने अपनी हस्सी से ब्रह्माण्ड की रचना करने के कारण माँ कुष्मांडा देवी कहलाई! ये ही सृष्टि की आदिस्वरूपा, आदिशक्ति हैं। इनका निवास सूर्यमंडल के भीतर के लोक में है। वहां निवास कर सकने की क्षमता और शक्तिकेवल इन्हीं में है। मां कूष्मांडा की उपासना से भक्तों के समस्त रोग-शोक मिट जाते हैं। इनकी भक्ति से आयु, यश, बल और आरोग्य की वृद्धि होती है।

इनका ध्यान मंत्र है:

स्तुता सुरैः पूर्वमभीष्टसंश्रयात्तथा सुरेन्द्रेण दिनेषु सेविता।

करोतु सा नः शुभहेतुरीश्वरी शुभानि भद्राण्यभिहन्तु चापदः।।

Navratri Puja Vidhi


नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day-5 | 22 मार्च 2018 (गुरुवार) पंचमी स्कंदमाता पूजा

श्री स्कंद (कुमार कार्तिकेय) की माता होने के कारण ही इनका नाम स्कंदमाता पड़ा है! जब पृथ्वी प्र असुरों का अत्याचार बहुत अधिक बढ़ गया था तब स्कंदमाता ने अपने संत जनों की रक्षा के लिए सिंह पर सवार होकर दुष्ट दानवों का संहार किया था! वात्सल्य की मूर्ति हैं स्कंद माता।

इनका पूजा मंत्र है:

सिंहासनगता नित्यं पद्याञ्चितकरद्वया।

शुभदास्तु सदा देवी स्कन्दमाता यशस्विनी॥

Navratri Puja Vidhi 2018

नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day-6 | 23 मार्च 2018 (शुक्रवार) षष्ठी कात्यायनी पूजा

विश्व प्रसिद्ध महर्षि कात्यायन ने भगवती पराम्बा की उपासना की और कठिन तपस्या की। उनकी इच्छा थी कि उन्हें पुत्री प्राप्त हो। मां भगवती ने उनके घर पुत्री के रूप में जन्म लिया। इसलिए यह देवी कात्यायिनी कहलाईं। इनकी उपासना और आराधना से भक्तों को बड़ी आसानी से अर्थ,धर्म, काम और मोक्ष चारों फलों की प्राप्ति होती है। उसके रोग, शोक, संताप और भय नष्ट हो जाते हैं।

मां भगवती का दाम्पत्य दीर्घसुख प्राप्ति मंत्र जाप इस प्रकार है:

एतत्ते वदनं सौम्यम् लोचनत्रय भूषितम्।

पातु नः सर्वभीतिभ्यः कात्यायिनी नमोस्तुते।।

नवरात्री पूजा विधि | Day- 7 | 24 मार्च 2018 (शनिवार) सप्तमी कालरात्रि पूजा

भगवान शिव ने माता पार्वती से राक्षसों का वध कर अपने भक्तों की रक्षा करने को कहा। उनकी बात मान कर माँ ने दुर्गा का रूप धारण किया और शुंभ-निशुंभ का वध कर दिया। लेकिन जैसे ही मां दुर्गा ने दैत्य रक्तबीज को मौत के घाट उतारा उसके शरीर से निकले रक्त से लाखों रक्तबीजदैत्य उत्पन्न हो गए। इसे देख दुर्गा जी ने अपने तेज से कालरात्रि को उत्पन्न किया, जिन्होंने रक्त को जमीन पर गिरने से पहले ही अपने मुख में भर लिया इस तरह मां दुर्गा ने सबका गला काटते हुए रक्तबीज का वध कर दिया।

मां का यह बड़ा ही विकराल स्वरूप है, जो की वीरता और साहस का प्रतीक मानी जाती है। मां कालरात्रि सदैव शुभ फल ही देने वाली हैं। इस कारण मां का नाम ‘शुभंकारी’ भी है।

माँ काली की उपासना करने का मंत्र है:

एकवेणी जपाकर्णपूरा नग्ना खरास्थिता, लम्बोष्टी कर्णिकाकर्णी तैलाभ्यक्तशरीरिणी।

वामपादोल्लसल्लोहलताकण्टकभूषणा, वर्धनमूर्धध्वजा कृष्णा कालरात्रिर्भयङ्करी॥

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भगवान शिव को पति रूप में पाने के लिए देवी ने कठोर तपस्या की थी जिससे इनका शरीर काला पड़ जाता है. देवी की तपस्या से प्रसन्न होकर भगवान इन्हें स्वीकार करते हैं और शिव जी इनके शरीर को गंगा-जल से धोते हैं ! महगौरी पूजन करते समय इस मंत्र से देवी का ध्यान करनाचाहिए:


सेव्यामाना सदा भूयात सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी॥”.

श्वेते वृषे समरूढा श्वेताम्बराधरा शुचिः।

महागौरी शुभं दद्यान्महादेवप्रमोददा।।

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सेव्यमाना सदा भूयात सिद्धिदा सिद्धिदायिनी।।

श्री दुर्गा का नवम् रूप श्री सिद्धिदात्री हैं। ये सब प्रकार की सिद्धियों की दाता हैं, इसीलिए ये सिद्धिदात्री कहलाती हैं। नवरात्रि के नवम दिन इनकी पूजा औरआराधना की जाती है। मार्कण्डेयपुराण में अणिमा, महिमा, गरिमा, लघिमा, प्राप्ति, प्राकाम्य, ईशित्व एवं वशित्वये आठ सिद्धियाँ बतलायीगयी है। भगवती सिद्धिदात्री उपरोक्त संपूर्ण सिद्धियाँ अपने उपासको को प्रदान करती है

Diwali Gifts For The Brightest Ones in Your Life – Your Friends!

diwali gift ideas for friendsThere are few festivals that are as splendid as Diwali. Often Diwali brings back fond memories of our childhood, of mothers and grandmothers looking super busy and gorgeous in their finery, fathers and grandfathers wearing a different aura around them, the night sky alight with fire crackers and the children of the house and neighbourhood bursting crackers weeks before the festival. Diwali also reminds us of all the gorgeous diwali gifts we received as gifting is so integral to Diwali. Continue reading Diwali Gifts For The Brightest Ones in Your Life – Your Friends!

Amazing Gift Ideas For This Auspicious Festival of Navratri

Navratri gifts

Navratri, an important Hindu festival is celebrated throughout India with much fervor. The word Navratri means 9 nights and Signifies the 9 Nights and 10 days of Celebrations, prayers, dances and fasting.

In North India Navaratri is celebrated by worshipping the idols of Goddess Durga, in West Bengal decorative ‘pandals’ are set up and people visit these pandals to worship the Goddess. In Gujarat, the nine nights of the navratri are celebrated with a traditional dance form called ‘garba’ which is performed on all the nine nights of celebration. The famous “Dandiya” dance is synonymous with Navratri in many parts of the country. Navaratri in southern states of India is celebrated with the Golu decoration, which is the artistic display of dolls on tiers or steps made of wood or steel. The nine steps represent the nine days of Navratri. Continue reading Amazing Gift Ideas For This Auspicious Festival of Navratri

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