Why We Must Not Sleep During Sunrise and Sunset ?

Why We Must Not Sleep During Sunrise and Sunset ?

Last Updated : 20th January, 2017Why We Must Not Sleep During Sunrise And Sunset ? Is Sleeping During Sunrise And Sunset Bad ? Why we must not sleep during sunrise and sunset ? Well, it has been customary for parents to wake their children up before sunrise in Hindu households. Our elders will not tolerate the act of sleeping during sunrise and sunset. But, why… Continue Reading Why We Must Not Sleep During Sunrise and Sunset ?

Is Vastu Sastra Real ?

Is Vastu Sastra Real ?

Last Updated : 16th January, 2017Is Vastu Sastra Real ? Is Vastu Sastra Fake ? In this modern era, one may ask the following : Is Vastu Real ? Is Vastu Sastra real ? Is Vastu fake ? Is there any authority for this ? and Why was Vastu Sastra not popular in the olden days ?     Well, according to our ancient scriptures… Continue Reading Is Vastu Sastra Real ?

What Is Hora ?

What Is Hora ?

Last Updated : 26th December, 2016HORA What Is Hora ? In this article, we discuss all about Hora. Well, one day consists of 24 hours which includes day and night. In Sanskrit “Ahoraathra” means one day that consists of day and night and “hora” is the middle two letters of “Ahoraathra” which simply means “hour”. Contrary to what you may heard, there really is no… Continue Reading What Is Hora ?

What Is Rahu Kala ?

What Is Rahu Kala ?

Last Updated : 25th December, 2016Rahu Kala What Is Rahu Kala ? So, what is Rahu Kala ? Well, based on Jothida Shastra, Rahu Kala is the period where Lord Rahu rules for a period of 3.75 Nazhigai and it is also sometimes spelled as Rahu Kalam, Rahu Kaal, Raukaal, Rahukalam, and Raahu Kaal among others.     According to Vedic Astrology, one day of… Continue Reading What Is Rahu Kala ?

What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

Last Updated : 19th September, 2014What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ? Mantras are of two kinds and they are “Veda Mantras” and “Other Mantras”. When we chant the Veda Mantras, we should chant them with proper “swarams” also known as syllable like : • Swaritham – High Syllable • Udhatham – Medium Syllable • Anudhatham – Low Syllable and with proper pronunciations.… Continue Reading What Happens If We Pronounce The Mantras Wrongly ?

Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Last Updated : 19th September, 2014Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ? It is very important that we get our mantras from a learned vedic scholar known as guru or acharya. Only the Acharya guides us to have the proper chanting and will rectify the mistakes that we make while chanting the mantras. A guru will also guides us along the… Continue Reading Should We Get Initiation Of The Mantra Through A Guru ?

Must We Do Annual Shraddha ?

Must We Do Annual Shraddha ?

Last Updated : 19th September, 2014Must We Do Annual Shraddha Even After Visiting Banaras and Performing Gaya Shraddha ?     A lot of people say that after visiting Banaras (Varanasi) and performing Gaya (alternate spelling : Gaia) Shraddha, we do not need to do the shraddha for our forefathers every year. This is not at all correct. Gaya Shraddha is in no way connected… Continue Reading Must We Do Annual Shraddha ?

What Is Mahalaya Paksha ?

What Is Mahalaya Paksha ?

Last Updated : 26th September, 2014What Is Mahalaya Paksha ? Every year, in the month of Bhadrapada the period of Krishna Paksha (moon waning period) is called the Mahalaya Paksha.     During this period of 15 days, the shastras say that all our departed family members such as father, mother, grandfathers, grandmothers, great-grandfathers, great-grandmothers, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, granduncles, grandaunts, et cetera will visit… Continue Reading What Is Mahalaya Paksha ?

Should The Mahalaya Paksha Tarpana Be Done For 16 Days ?

Should The Mahalaya Paksha Tarpana Be Done For 16 Days ?

Last Updated : 18th September, 2014Should The Mahalaya Paksha Tarpana Be Done For 16 Days ? While it is true that the Mahalaya Paksha is the Krishna Paksha which extends for 15 days from the day after the Full Moon (Purnima / Pournami) which is Prathama in the month of Bhadrapada to the New Moon (Amavasya / Amavasai), the day following the Mahalaya Amavasya, which… Continue Reading Should The Mahalaya Paksha Tarpana Be Done For 16 Days ?

Can All The Brothers Perform Mahalaya Paksha Prayers Together ?

Can All The Brothers Perform Mahalaya Paksha Prayers Together ?

Last Updated : 18th September, 2014Can All The Brothers Perform Mahalaya Paksha Prayers Together ? During the Mahalaya Paksha, all the brothers can definitely join together and perform the “hiranya shraddha” in the same house. However, it is always better if each one of them does it separately in their house. This is because, among the pitrus invoked during the Mahalaya Paksha, though father (if… Continue Reading Can All The Brothers Perform Mahalaya Paksha Prayers Together ?