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Ayudha Puja-A Ritual or Ceremony? How Ayudha Puja is important in Modern Times | History & Significance

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Ayudh Puja has a significant role and is an integral part of Navratri festival

In 2018 Ayudh Puja is on 18th October i.e. on the ninth day of Navratri

Sri Sri Ravishankar, Sadhguru, Ayudha Puja, Navratri 9th Day,

This traditional festival is widely celebrated all over Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Let’s see how beautifully Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains Ayudh Puja

People used to worship weapons before war and it was strongly believed that worshipping weapons will bring success

Also, Demon Mahishasur was killed by Goddess Chamundeshwari using Her weapons

As per Indian Culture, it is important to first bow down to every single tools and objects one uses daily and then use it

On this, Sri Sri Ravishankar says-

“If you are filled with reverence for everything, life is so full.”

Means every single object that we use to perform a certain task should be respected

Here respect doesn’t mean worship or ritual
 

Yogi and Mystic Guru Sadhguru says-
 

“Reverence simply means you look up to it in a certain way. If you do not look up to it, if you think it is less than you, you will not be involved in it.
Where you are not involved, you will not benefit from it”

 

Respecting here means to look up to things in a particular way

If you ignore small objects that you use for a particular task then you will not be completely involved and lose focus in the task.

And where you focus less you will not feel fully contented for your achievements

That’s why it is important to bow down and respect every single object that we use as a part of Divinity

Doing this you will start focusing on every single and small things/objects

And as a result there be no mistakes and you will enjoy whole benefits 

One of the Mantras that we recite during Navratri also illustrates the same meaning to us

& that mantra is

Yaa Devi Sarva-bhutesu, Buddhi Rupen Sangsthita

Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namah
 

To that goddess who abides in all beings as intelligence, Salutations to Thee i.e. I Respect all

That’s why it is very important to get completely involved in the smallest of the objects for the success of a particular task

You will be much more contented and happy when you are completely involved

So this Ayudh Puja pay Gratitude to every small things, instruments and objects of your daily use

posted Oct 13 by Team Vastu

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Dhanteras Puja Muhurat/ Auspicious Timings and Dhanteras Date 2018, Why to buy utensils or any new items on Dhanteras? And Dhanteras Puja list of Items and Dhanteras Puja Procedure or Puja Vidhi

Deepawali is a five-day festival. The first day of these five days, Dhanteras is celebrated with much Zeal and enthusiasm.

Dhanteras is also known as ‘Dhan Trayodashi’. ‘Puja’ with the proper procedure is believed to bring prosperity and happiness.

 Dhanteras 2018- Date and auspicious timings

Dhanteras 2018, dhanteras 2018 dates, How to do Dhanteras Puja, Yam Puja

In 2018 Dhanteras falls on 5th November- Monday,

& the auspicious Puja timing is between 6:05 PM to 8:01 PM

Perform Puja in this auspicious time

Why is this day known as ‘Dhanteras’?

  • It is believed that on the ‘Trayodashi Tithi’ of the ‘Karthik Krishna Paksh’ Lord Dhanwantari was born. And this is why this day is known as Dhanteras
  • Lord Dhanwantari was originated from ‘Samudra Manthan’ and He was born with a vase or ‘kalash’ of ‘amrit’ in his hand
  • This is also why there is a tradition where buying utensils on Dhanteras are considered auspicious, as Lord Dhanwantari was born with a ‘kalash’ himself
  • Dhanwantari is known to be the doctor of all deities, which is why Dhanteras is also known as ‘Ayurveda Diwas’
  • The day the sea was churned and Lord Dhanwantari was born, was also the day when Goddess Laxmi was born.
  • On Dhanteras, Kuber Ji, Goddess laxmi, Dhanwantari and Yamraj are worshipped.

Importance of Yam Puja on the Dhanteras day

According to religious beliefs, Yamraj had said that
If any human, on the date of Trayodashi of the Karthik Krishna paksha lights a lamp or ‘deepak’ at the main entrance of his/her house facing Southern direction then his/her life shall be free of the curse of untimely death or ‘akaal mrityu'

Therefore, on this day we must worship Lord Yamraj following proper rites and rituals

List of Items required for Dhanteras Puja

A short wooden stool or ‘paata’, a four-sided Earthen Lamp or ‘diya’, Cotton wicks, Gangajal, Roli, Akshat or Unbroken Rice, One rupee coin, some Sugar, a Conch with a hole, Flowers, Sweets, Mustard oil or Sesame oil, Pure Ghee and Pure Water

In the evening time on Dhanteras, we first worship Yam, then Bhagwan Dhantari, Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Kuber Ji

Puja ‘vidhi’ or the proper procedure of the Puja that is to be followed on Dhanteras

  1. First of all, take the wooden ‘paata’/ Chowki and make a Swastika on it by using roli.
  2. Now keep an earthen lamp or ‘deepak’ on this and place four cotton wicks in it.
  3. Now sprinkle Gangajal thrice around all the four sides of the lamp.
  4. Then apply tilak on it with the roli, and then some akshat or rice that is not broken.
  5. After that put some sugar, a one rupee coin and one conch- please mind that the conch or ‘kaudi’ should have a hole in it.
  6. Now offer some flowers and pray for the prosperity and happiness of the family.
  7. Apply tilak on all family members.
  8. Now keep this at the main entrance of the house on the right side of the main door taking care that the flame of the lamp should face towards the south.
  9. If possible, chant the ‘Dhanwantari mantra’ 108 times. It is said to bring more auspicious results Dhanvantari Mantra is ‘Om Dhan Dhanwantaraaye Namah’
  10. After chanting for 108 times, say that “we offer our obeisance to You, Lord, bless us with the best of health”
  11. After this Puja, you must worship Lord Ganesh, Goddess Laxmi and Lord Kuber. For this, do ‘panchopchaar puja’, offer flowers, light earthen lamps and offer sweets as ‘bhog’ do the deities.

We trust you liked our informative and knowledgeable video

We wish you health, wealth and prosperity and pray that Goddess Laxmi keeps her blessings with you!

 

 

 

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