Durga And Shiva | Goddess Durga as symbol of auspiciouness

Durga and Shiva

Mata Durga
Durga is one of the female gods of hinduism. According to puranas goddess Durga was an avatar of lord shiva’s wife parvati. The legends said that the gods couldn’t defeat the buffalo demon Mahis, who was threatening the existence of the world. Lord Shiva realised Parvati that she can kill Mahisasur. With the help of all shaktis of trinity, Parvati manifested herself as Durga.

When Mahisasur had defeated Indra and became the king of heaven, the Brahma Vishnu and Shiva with the help of other devas had created a goddess from their anger. That was the goddess Durga the other form of Parvati. Then all gods had given power and weapons to her to fight against Mahisasura. Durga had defeated all armies of mahisasur. Devi Durga’s lion killed the animal form of mahisasur, that was buffalo. Then durga defeated mahisasur and put the trident of Lord Shiva in Mahisasur’s chest. At last he fell dead and the scattered surviving remnants of his once invincible army fled in terror. Then all the supremes were so happy.

Thus Durga the mother goddess is the symbol of all the auspicious and true qualities which define the supreme being. Of all her forms, devi durga is the ultimate representation of infinite power, purity and strength which resides within the divine essence of every being.
              by Rashmita Nayak
Nakshatra - 3 - introduction of 9 planets

Introduction to Planets       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*






As how our lives are influenced by many factors such as relationships, status, leanings, knowledge, partnerships, richness, poorness, success, love, fame, gain, loss, beauty likewise there are umpteen number of things play their roles in our life.

So to study or decipher the same from astrology there must be some parameters to play with, such as primarily the planets they are the actual and most tangible things of astrology. The whole astrology talks about these planets only. In actual there are more than 9 planets but we would consider only primary 9 planets in this early stage of learning. They are as follows and please find their ranks or positions in the court of Planets.

Their‘s order can be taken from the below sloka

Aadithyayacha Somaya Mangalaya Bhudhayacha Guru Shukra Shanibyescha Rahave Ketavenamaha

Sloka reference Veda

The order of planets and their introduction as below :

  The Sun – The King – Represents Father, Power, Status, Royalty etc… Considered as the malefic in general

  The Moon – The Queen – Represents Mother, Mind, Feminine qualities, beauty etc... Considered as a beneficial in general

  The Mars – The Army Chief – Represents War, Anger, Earth and strength etc…

  The Mercury – The Prince – Represents Intelligence, alertness, duality, Mathematics etc…

  The Jupiter – The Priest of Gods or The Minister – Represents expansion, divine Blessings, Protection, Knowledge, success, Teachers, Priests etc... Considered as a most beneficial in general

  The Venus – The Priest of Demons or the Minister – Represents Love, spouse, Beauty, Attraction, Luxury, Comforts, Romance etc… Considered as a most beneficial in general

  The Saturn – The Servant – Represents Low class, Delays, dullness, disappointments, hard work, Long run, Life span etc… Considered as the malefic in general

  The Dragon’s Head or Rahu – Dark side of the world – Underworld, Fiery, sudden changes, unconventional, Short cuts, Ruthless etc… … Considered as a malefic in general

  The Dragon’s Tail or Ketu – Invisible/Mystical Part of the world – Quick, temperament , arrogance , Headless attitude , Modern Technologies, Past life connections, Spiritual etc… … Considered as a malefic in general


  With the basic introduction of 9 planets as above, let us jump in to stars and their meanings in the coming articles. 

Shoham sarada


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Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

Nava Ratri Puja

Nava Ratri Puja

By Himanshu Nayak | Bhubaneswar August 27, 2017

Mata Adashakti is the only solution to overcome ignorance metaphor misery. In Dwapar era, mother Durga killed Kansa..

In ancient times there was a man named Sudhakar in Kaushal named country. He was very poor. But his family was very big. He had 15 children to feed. Due to the lack of money, he could not properly raise them. Because of that, they had to starve a lot of time. Sudhakar was not only realistically earning the righteous life of good conduct but also away from evils like the envy, the Grudge. The people of the house were given food only after worshiping the guest and the deity and forefathers. The food which was left after eating after all was done to get rid of his appetite.

Nava Ratri Puja


One day, Sudhakar got an opportunity to meet a saint with divine vision. Sudhakar, who was very polite, started speaking to Brahman saint that “All I want is that to feed my family only a little bit of food. I would be able to marry my marriagble daughters. If this is the only two works I could perform, then I will be away from all worries. You are the Divine Knowledge Stripe. Do you please suggest me some such mantra or tantra or Rudraksha, Gem stone or pooja so that I will be able to feed my family members and out of all suffering."

Hearing Sudhakar's compassionate request and sad story, Brahmin Saint counseled that,  you should take holy ritual of Navratri fast. Do goddess Bhagwati ji for worship, do Brahmin food, chant the mantra of Bhagwati ji and give her home as much as you can. By doing all this, your impossible-looking work will also end in a pinch. The Sarasiddhi factor like Navratri Puja, Mokshadai and Holy Vrat can not be compared with any worship. Here we would like to tell a short story on Raghupati Nandan lord Sri Ram ji. Lord Sriram had abandoned his throne for the promise given by Father and adopted banavas. In Ramayana, Lord Rama had done all the work of an ideal son. When Lord Rama had gone to exile then Ravana had fraudulently taken away mother Sita to his kingdom. Lord Ram ji got saddened by separation from Sita ji. For the homecoming of Mother Sita, Lord Rama followed this Navaratri fast with great loyalty at that time. With the help of this fast, Raghupati ranjan lord sri Ram also construct the bridge with the help of the apes in the ocean. Lord Sriram defeated the great warriors and saved the saffron mother Shri Parvati. Lord Sri Ram by making Vibhishan a king of Lanka returned to Ayodhya. Because of the same Navaratri worship, Lord Sriram has been able to transform Anahoni into being.

Sudhakar was very impressed by hearing this . This voice touched Sudhakar's mind and he tried to complete this worship with complete loyalty. He listened to this and accepted Sadhu ji as his mentor, and with 9 years of loyalty, he followed this Navaratri fast. Seeing Sudhakar's allegiance, Mataji's mind became distraught for him and he appeared in front of Sudhakar himself at midnight. Seeing the mother in front, Sudhakar's mind was filled and eye’s were wet. Mother blessed Sudhakar. Poverty became richer after receiving the blessing of Mata Maheswari.

This gives us the education that whatever work is done through loyalty does not remain in the middle. For this reason, a specific place of Navratri worship always remains in the mind of the devotee.


Nava Ratri Mantra For Puja

Prathamam Shailputri ch dwitiyam brahmcharini. Tritiyam Chandrghanteti Kushmandeti Chaturthakam.
Panchamam Skandmateti Shashtam Katyayniti ch. Saptamam Kalratri Maha Gauri ch Ashtmam.
Navmam Sidhidatri ch Nav Durga Prakirtitah.


Chant the above Nava Ratri mantra for atleast 108 times a day.


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Nakshatra - 2 - Arrangement in the Zodiac

Arrangement in the Zodiac       *STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*






To Understand Every Star individually we must have a basic clarity on their arrangement in the Zodiac….
As discussed in the last article we have 27 Stars, which are arranged to form a zodiac.

Stars are as below:
Let us understand about each star in depth in the coming articles

  1. Ashwini
  2. Bharani
  3. Kṛittika
  4. Rohini
  5. Mrigashīrsha
  6. Ārdrā
  7. Punarvasu
  8. Pushya
  9. Asleshā
  10. Maghā
  11. Purva phalguni
  12. Uttar phalguni
  13. Hasta
  14. Chitta
  15. Swathi
  16. Vishakha
  17. Anuradha
  18. Jyeshtha
  19. Mula
  20. Purva ashadha
  21. Uttarashadha
  22. Sravana
  23. Dhanishta
  24. Satabhisha
  25. Purva bhadrapada
  26. Uttar bhadrapada
  27. Revati

And we also deduced and concluded as below

Each star is 13Deg and 20Min
Each sign is 30Degrees
Each Pada is 3Deg and 20Min
And finally Whole zodiac is 360 Degree


So Let us first see the Names given to each of the 12Signs

star Aries

Aries - Mesha

Stars Composed of: Ashwini - 1,2,3,4 Bharani 1,2,3,4 Krithika -1
Owned By MARS
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 0 Deg to 30Deg


star taurus

Taurus - Vrishabha

Stars Composed of: Krithika -2, 3, 4 Rohini -1, 2, 3, 4 Mrigasira -1, 2
Owned By Venus
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 30 Deg to 60Deg


star gemini

Gemini - Mithuna

Stars Composed of: Mrigasira - 3, 4 Arudra - 1,2,3,4 Punarvasu -1, 2, 3
Owned By Mercury
Nature - Airy
Degrees - 60 Deg to 90Deg


star cancer

Cancer - Karkataka

Stars Composed of: Punarvasu - 4 Pushyami - 1,2,3,4 Aslesha - 1,2,3,4
Owned By Moon (The Queen)
Nature - Watery
Degrees - 90 Deg to 120Deg


star leo

Leo - Simha

Stars Composed of: Makha - 1,2,3,4 Pubba - 1,2,3,4 Uttaraphalguni -1
Owned By Sun (The King)
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 120 Deg to 150 Deg


star kanya

Virgo - Kanya

Stars Composed of:  Uttaraphalguni -2, 3, 4 Hasta -1, 2, 3, 4 Chitha - 1, 2
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 150 Deg to 180Deg


star libra

Libra - Tula

Stars Composed of: Chitha - 3, 4 Swathi - 1,2,3,4 Visakha -1, 2, 3
Owned By VENUS
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 180 Deg to 210 Deg


star scorpio

Scorpio - Vrischika

Stars Composed of: Visakha - 4 Anuradha- 1,2,3,4 Jyesta -1, 2, 3, 4
Owned By MARS
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 210 Deg to 2400Deg


star sagittarius

Sagittarius - Dhanussu

Stars Composed of:  Mula-1, 2, 3, 4 Purvashada1, 2, 3, 4 Utharashada -1
Nature - Fiery
Degrees - 240 Deg to 270Deg


star capricorn

Capricorn - Makara

Stars Composed of: Utharashada 2, 3, 4 Sravana-1, 2, 3, 4 Dhanista - 1, 2
Nature - Earthy
Degrees - 270 Deg to 300Deg


star sagittarius

Aquarius - Kumbha

Stars Composed of: Dhanista - 3, 4 Sathabhisha - 1,2,3,4 Purvabhadra -1, 2, 3
Nature - AIRY
Degrees - 300 Deg to 330Deg


star capricorn

Pisces - Meena

Stars Composed of: Purvabhadra-4 Utharabhadra-1, 2, 3, 4 Revathi -1, 2, 3, 4
Nature - WATERY
Degrees - 330 Deg to 360Deg



 Now we will discuss about planets and move in to stars for better understanding of the stars
Shoham sarada


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Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

The Hindu Temple

Holy Hindu Temple For God Realization

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore September 3, 2017

The temple is a place for praying God and people  approach for spiritual knowledge, divine blessings. The construction, architecture, decoration and the rituals performed for or at temple focus on enlightenment and liberation. The spiritual principles symbolically represented  in hindu temples are described in vedas and upanishads. 

It is a synthesis of arts, the ideals of dharma, beliefs, values and the way of life cherished under hinduism. The temple is a link between man, deities and the universal purusa in a sacred space. The vastu shastras were theoretical descriptions of the architectural traditions and conventions to be followed.

                 hindu temple

A typical hindu temple consists of an entrance, often with a porch, one or more mandapas. The inner sanctum is called the garbhagriha. The womb chamber and the tower are built directly above the garbhagriha. According to the puranas the gods always play where groves are near the rivers, mountains and springs. So the temples in India are usually situated near water body or mountains.

The idols of the temple provide access to the divinity. It is very interesting to know that it is not the idol painter who is honoured for this work as he would be considered as donor. Almost all hindu art is anonymous.

Certain customs in hindu temples are practiced before worshiping. The worshipers remove their shoes before entering the temple. According to hindu religion all life forms are created by Brahma and the human must share space with the animal kingdom. So it is common to see dogs, cows and various species of birds at temples. Inside the temple the devotees keep both hands fold together as a sign of respect. They recite the mantras and follow the instructions of the priest.

At the exit area of the temple the worshiper often distribute prasad and money in acts of charity towards the poors and weak. If the worshiper exit the temple with changed mental state then the ritual is understood to be effective.


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