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Mangala Gowri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gowri or Parvati and done with the intention that Goddess Gowri will bless the house with auspiciousness,  material prosperity, health and long life. This vrata  is mentioned in the Bhavishyoththara Purana / Hindu religious texts and is traditionally performed by women for the first five years of their married life. It is also observed by married women desiring  the good health and long lives of their spouses and for the welfare of their families.

Mangla Gauri Pooja Story

Long long ago a boy who was studying under a guru went from house to house seeking alms. This was atradition then and the Guru and shishya only took what was needed for the day. But strangely this boy refused alms given by the queen of the land and took alms from other women. The king and the queen of the land were staunch Shiva devotees but did not have any children.
The queen and the king discussed this strange incident and the next day, the queen again offered rice to the young boy. But the boy did not accept it.The king came and asked why he was not taking the rice from the queen.The boy said that the king and queen did not have children and it would not be wise to take alms from a couple who is unlucky.
The king got angry and said only Lord Shiva can decide who should be lucky and unlucky. The king who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva soon realized that the boy was Shiva in disguise. He then prayed to forgive his arrogance and asked to be blessed with a child.
Shiva blessed the couple but said their child will only live for sixteen years.A boy, Chandrasekhar, was born to the couple and soon time passed by and the boy became a teenager. The king and the queen remembered the words of Shiva and decided to send young Chandrasekhar, who was fifteen, to Kashi. It is believed that those who die at Kashi will never beborn again.
Young Chandrasekhar was informed about his fate and without any other option he followed his uncle to Kashi. On the way, the young boy saw several new things. In a garden, they met a lovely princess. The boy and the uncle heard the princess discussing the glory of Mangala Gowri Puja.
It was the Shravan month and the girls were performing the Mangala Gowri Vratha. The princess was saying that whoever she marries will live a long life because she performs the Mangala Gowri Puja with pure heart and devotion.

 The boy and the uncle moved forward and they met a prince who was sick. He explained to them that he was to marry the princess of the kingdom tomorrow but he was ashamed to go in front of people as he has fallen sick. The prince asked Chandrasekhar to help him out by appearing in themarriage function. Candrasekhar agreed.
Young Chandrasekhar appeared as the groom and the first day of the marriage function passed away smoothly. That night Chandrasekhar was to turn sixteen. He explained about his fate and about the real prince to the princess and decided to leave next morning to Kashi.
But that night the princess saw a snake approaching Chandrasekhar; she grabbed a handful of unbroken grains used to perform Mangala Gowri Puja and threw it on the snake. The snake fell dead. She took the snake and hid it in the Kalash used to perform the Mangala Gowri Puja.
Chandrasekhar left the next morning and he left his wedding ring there. The other prince took the place for the day’s wedding ceremony but the princess was not ready to marry him. She said firmly that Chandrasekhar was her husband and she will only sit next to him.
Chandrasekhar reached Kashi and a year passed. He did not die. The strength and devotion with which the young princess performed the Mangala Gowri Puja saved him. While returning back to his kingdom, Chandrasekhar again reached the same spot. He longed to see the young princess even though he believed that she was happily married to the prince.
Chandrasekhar heard that the princess was in the habit of feeding all the people who passed by her kingdom. He went and sat among the people who was par taking the food offered by the princess. Soon the princess appeared. She was closely examining all the people who were eating. She has been doing this from the day Chandrasekhar left; she was sure that one day he will pass by her kingdom.
In no time, the young princess recognized Chandrasekhar. She showed him the wedding ring. The young Chandrasekhar could not control his tears. He said he did not die. The princess said she knew it and explained what happened on the night when he turned sixteen.Soon they got married and lived happily there after.
After reading and the story, mangala gawri kajal is made.In some regions Women hold the 16 deepas lit for the Mangala Gowri puja. keep a steel spatula smeared with betel leaves juice on the aarathi to get a black soot, which is mixed with Ghee and applied as kajal / eyeliner.
The procedure is rub a ladle with betel leaves.Then hold it on the flame of the lamp.The flame will leave a black patch(kajal like) on the ladle.It is then applied to the Gowri’s and we are supposed to sport the kajal.
Invite women (Sumangali) to hom offer Mangala drowya, betal leaves, fruits, kumkum and Haldi(Turmeric), sandalwood paste and do namaskara / obeisance to god and all the elders in the house. By observing this vrata, women believe that they will be blessed with long lasting and successful married life.

Mangla Gauri Pooja Method
The method of performing Mangala Gowri puja varies from region to region. This is just to give an idea about the ritual. You can always be flexible in all Hindu rituals what matters more is devotion. And one should not ponder too much over the correct performance of rituals. A simple prayer consisting of lighting a lamp and offering a fruit is more than enough.

Before starting the puja clean the puja room and take make rangoli. Keep a flat wooden platform/ plate spread a blouse piece over it. Over the blouse piece spread a cup of rice . Place a cloth and spread some raw rice on it and place kalash on it.

The Kalash is half-filled with water and decorated with betelleaves, usually five in number.The Kalash tray can be filled with turmeric, kumkum, sandalwood and other Pooja items.Now close it with with coconut with red cloth folded like pyramid.

Keep either a silver Mangala Gouri or a Turmeric Gouri. Keep a mirror behind the Mangala Gouri and two blouse pieces, which are folded in a triangle shape on either side of the mirror. Keep 16 betel leaves and 32 betel nuts over it, and a whole dry coconut in a tray, some people halve the dry coconut and fill with rice and keep it on either side of the Gouri.

Decorate the Idol with flowers. Keep fruits , coconut, or offer payasam made payasam( dhal+rice payasam) and rice+dhal along with fruits/dry fruits as prasadam.

Mangla Gauri Pooja Song

Varava Kodi Thayi, Varava Kodi
Varava Kodi Gowri Varava Kodi
Kattida Mangalya Karimani Gaajina Bale Sthiravagi Iruvantha
Varava Kodi

Arisina Kumukuma
Aralu Mallige Davana
Sthiravagi Mudivanta
Varava Kodi

Mahadi Maneya Mele
Jodu Thottila Katti
Jogula Haaduvantha
Varava Kodi

Godana, Bhudana
Griha Dana
Kanya Dana Maduvantha
Varava Kodi
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Mangala Gauri Vrat Date in Shravan Month 2017

On every Tuesday in the month of Shravan Goddess Mangala Gauri is worshipped, and the religious observance is known as Mangala Gauri Vrat. The vrat is celebrated by married women, especially newly married, for the good fortune of their husbands and children, and above all for a long and happy conjugal life.

On Tuesday morning, the idol or picture of the Devi Mangala Gauri is placed on a small wooden platform wrapped in a red cloth. A lamp consisting of 16 thick cotton wicks made of wheat flour (atta) is lit with ghee and the devotees meditate by reciting the following mantra:-
"Kungkumaaguru liptaangaa
Sarva avaran bhooshitam.
Neelakanthapryaam Gaureem
Vandeham Mangalaahavayaam"

Once through with the meditation (Dhyan), Devi Mangala Gauri is worshipped by performing a pooja with Shodoroshopochar rituals. 

Mangala Gauri Vrat Date 2017

Mangala Gauri Vrat Dates for Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar    

10     July     (Monday)     First day of Shravana Month
11     July     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
18     July     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
25     July     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
01     August     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
07     August     (Monday)     Last day of Shravana Month

Mangala Gauri Vrat Dates for Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu    

24     July     (Monday)     First day of Shravana Month
25     July     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
01     August     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
08     August     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
15     August     (Tuesday)     Mangala Gauri Vrat
21     August     (Monday)     Last day of Shravana Month
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Know About Rath Yatra or Chariot festival significance, history and celebrations

Jagannath Rath Yatra attracts a massive crowd of Hindu pilgrims from across India and even around the world, who join the procession every year in Puri, Odisha.

The cart festival of Lord Jagannath, traditionally known as the Jagannath Rath Yatra, is said to be the oldest of its kind and marks the return of Lord Krishna to Vrindavan with his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra. Also known as Rathjatra or Chariot festival, it attracts huge crowds of Hindu pilgrims who join the procession every year in Puri, Odisha.

 
The rath yatra is a journey in a chariot accompanied by the public and it usually commences in the month of June or July. Three chariots of the deities with the temple in the background are led onto a 3km street in Puri, popularly known as Bada Danda. The procession culminates at the Shri Gundicha Temple, where the deities revel in a nine-day stay. After that, they ride the chariots back to Shri Mandir. This year, the festival is all set to commence on June 25 and the return cart festival or Bahuda Jatra will fall on July 3.

Considering the “body to be the chariot” and “the soul of the deity to be instilled inside it”, the concept of chariot festival has been explained in Kathopanishada in Sanskrit as:

"Atmanam rathinam viddhi sareeram rathamevatu,
Buddhim tu saarathim viddhi marah pragrahameva cha!"

The phrase gives out the message to let your wisdom be the charioteer so that it can “control the mind and its thoughts”. It is believed that people who attend the festival can find their way towards heaven after death.

The celebration begins with the pounding of drums and mridangams as the Gajapati King cleanses the road before the chariots with a gold-handled broom and sprinkles sandalwood water and powder with utmost devotion. The Rath Yatra at Puri makes for a fascinating sight as millions of people from the whole state and different corners of the country seek for darshan, or the holy view. The celebrations date back to the period of the Puranas. Vivid descriptions of this festival have been found in Brahma Purana, Padma Purana, and Skanda Purana.
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Lord Jagannath 140th Rath Yatra Gear up Ahmedabad-Rath Yatra Watch Live

The administration in Gujarat is all geared to host country’s second biggest Rath Yatra, next only to Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra, in Ahmedabad.Today 140th Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad would be taken out across the Ahmedabad City.The state has deployed over 20,000 policemen, five joint commissioners of police, 42 deputy commissioners of police, 101 assistant CPs, 298 police inspectors, paramilitary personnel from CRPF, BSF and Rapid Action Force, as well as NSG commandos would be stationed throughout the route of the yatra.


The NSG commandos would keep an eye on the yatra attended by lakhs of devotees for the first time ever in its 140-year history. “Nearly 10,000 cops from the Ahmedabad city will be on standby during the annual procession,” AK Singh, commissioner of police, Ahmedabad, said.

The entire route of Rath Yatra will also be under surveillance, with more than 300 CCTV cameras keeping a close watch on movements. UAVs or drones would also be deployed for aerial surveillance, even as camera fitted to police vehicles, would move along with the procession.

The procession, led by a chariot with the statue of Lord Jagannath, his brother Balbhadra and sister Goddess Subhadra, covers around 15 kilometres route on the auspicious day every year before returning to the temple located in Jamalpur area here.

Rupani, accompanied by deputy CM Nitin Patel, today offered prayers at the Lord Jagannath Temple.

They will again perform Pahind ceremony (symbolic cleaning of road ahead of the Yatra) at 7 am before the yatra commences.

Separately, Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki, party's Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot, and senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela also offered their prayers at the temple. 

The massive yatra is taken out every year on the second day of Asadhi Bij, or the second day of the month of Asadh as per the Hindu calendar.

This time, the procession will have 18 elephants, 101 trucks, 30 akhadas, 18 bhajan mandalis and 7 cars, organisers have said. 

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra Watch Live 

Live telecast and Live stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra will be available on Official website  click here http://www.jagannathjiahd.org/

You can see Live Telecast and Stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2017 on below news channels nand websites.

DD Girnar Doordarshan : Click Here http://www.ddgirnar.com/

VTV News -click here  http://www.vtvgujarati.com/

Sandesh News - Click Here http://sandesh.com/
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140th Ahmedabad Rath Yatra Route, timing Sidual and Live Telecast

This year Rath Yatra festival is celebrated 25th June 2017 in all over Hindu Religious people.Among all Rath Yatra two Rath yatra is very famous.One is Jagannath Puri Rath yatra and Second Ahmedabad Rath Yatra.Ahmedabad Rath Yatra is second largest Rath yatra after Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra.This year 140th Rath Yatra celebrated Jagganath Temple Ahmedabad. Rath Yatra begins from the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur locality in Ahmedabad city and passes through a 14 km route. Here is Information about 140th Ahmedabad Rath Yatra Route, timing Sidual and Live Telecast .


Rath Yatra Special Programe in Jagannath Temple Jamalpur Ahmedabad

On 23rd June 2017 (Friday)

➤8:00 AM- Lord Jagannath, Sister Subhadraji and Baldevji will come in Garbh gruh in temple and arrange special puja and their eyes close with special clothes.
9:30 AM : Netrotsav vidhi and dwajarohan vidhi by chief guest BJP Gujarat Adhyax Jitubhai Vaghani and Meyar Gautambhai Shah.
➤10:00 AM : Special Puja and Aarti
➤11:30 AM: Saints Sanman Programe by Vidhansabha Adhyax Ramanbhai Vora and Dilipbhai Thakor. 


On 24th June 2017 (Saturday)

➤8:00 AM : Sonavesh (Gold Clothes) Darshan
➤3:00 PM : In temple compound Three cheroits Pratishta vidhi and puja
➤4:00 PM: Visit of City Santi Samiti
➤6:00 PM: By Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Nitinbhai Patel Puja Aarti
➤8:00 PM : Maha Aarti

On 25th June 2017 (Sunday) Rath Yatra Day

4:00 Am : Mangala Aarti By BJP National Adhyax Amit Shah
➤4:30 AM : In the temple special Bhog(Food- Khichadi,Kola,Gavarfali Sabji and Dahi)
➤5:00 AM : Lord Jagannath's Cultural Dance and Ras Garba start
➤5:45 AM : Entry of Lord Jagannath in cheroit( Rath).
➤7:05 AM : Rath Yatra Start of Jamalpur Temple

Route Places timing  of Rath Yatra

7:05 AM : Rath Yatra Start of Jamalpur Temple
9:00 AM : Municipal Corporation  
9:45AM  :  Raipur Chakla
10:30 AM : Khadiya Char Rasta
11:15 : Kalupur Circle 
12:00 PM : Saraspur
1:30 PM : Saraspur thi parat
2:00PM  :  Kalupur Circle 
2:30 PM : Prem Darvaja
3:15 PM : Delhi Chakla
3:45 PM : Sahpur Darvaja
4:30 PM : R.C. High school
5:00 PM : Ghee Kanta
5:45 PM : Pankor Naka
6:30 PM : Manek Chok
8:30 PM : Nij Mandir Parat 

Prasadam of Rath Yatra

Mug : 30,000 KG
Jambu : 500 KG
Mango : 300 KG
Kakdi -Dadam : 300 KG
Uperna(Dupatta) : 2 Lakh

Main Attraction of Rath Yatra

The Main Attraction of Rath Yatra  Procession.The procession will include 19 decorated elephants, 101 decorated trucks, representatives of 30 akhadas, and 18 bhajan mandalis. 

Live Telecast and Live Stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra

➤Live telecast and Live stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra will be available on Official website  click here http://www.jagannathjiahd.org/

You can see Live Telecast and Stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2017 on below news channels nand websites.

➤DD Girnar Doordarshan : Click Here http://www.ddgirnar.com/

➤VTV News -click here  http://www.vtvgujarati.com/

➤Sandesh News - Click Here http://sandesh.com/

Live stearming of Ahmedabad Rath Yatra will be available on local Gujarati Channels like TV 9 Gujarati,GSTV,VTV News,Sandesh News,ABP,Asmita, ETV News and etc.
For more information click Here Official website⟱⟱⟱⟱⟱⟱
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International Yoga Day 2017 in GMDC Ground Ahmedabad Gujarat full Information

The city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat would be hosting the biggest ever International Yoga Day event on 21 June 2017. The same was announced by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev while addressing a press conference in the city on 10 May 2017. The Yogi announced that the event would witness participation from over 5 lakh people. The event would be inaugurated by the state’s Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP president Amit Shah would be present at its concluding ceremony.


Location :Gmdc Ground, Helmet circle, memnagar, Ahmedabad, India 380052
International Yoga Day Date : 21st June every year
Time :05:00 AM - 07:30 AM
Entry :Open for all
Free Yoga treatment and meditation camp: from 18th June to 21st June from 05:00 AM to 07:30 AM.
For Registration :  give a Missed Call on 7878404455
For more Information Kindly Contact: 7433007774, 7433007775, and 7433007776
Chief Guest : Amit Shah & Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani
Yoga Master : Baba Ramdev
Total area of Yoga GMDC Ground : 28 lakh square ft
How to Reach by Air : The Nearest Airport is Sardar Patel International Airport Ahmedabad.
How to reach by Rail : The nearest railway station is Kalupur and Maninagar Railway station.
How to rech by road : There are many public and private vehicals availabe to reach.BRTC buses are available to easy reach here .



Yoga Day would be jointly hosted by the city’s GMDC and AES grounds, which when combined boast of a total area of 28 lakh square ft. It would be a non-political programme conducted in partnership with Gujarat government which will also involve various social organizations. The event is expected to see in attendance saints and spiritual leaders from across the country including leaders from Art of Living, Arya Samaj and Bramhakumaris.
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Ramzan Eid or Eid-ul-fitr special Recipe-Sheer Khurma Recipe-Laccha Seviyan Kheer

Ramzan Eid or Eid-ul-fitr special Sheer Khurma Recipe

Integrates

4 cups of milk – full fat , whole milk
2 tbsp ghee
1 ¼ cup Sugar
½ cup vermicelli ( Semiyan)
¾ cup mixed nuts, chopped small – cashews, almonds, pistachios etc.
10-12 Golden raisins ( Kishmish)
½ cup dates seeded and chopped ( around 8-10 in number)
4 cardamoms, crushed to a powder in a mortar-pestle OR ½ tsp Cardamom powder
½ to 1 tsp rose water
Method

Heat a tbsp of Ghee in a wide pan, and roast the vermicelli ( seviyan ) on a low flame till golden. Transfer in a plate and keep aside
In the same pan, heat 1 tsp of Ghee and roast all the dry fruits ( nuts ) for 1-2 minutes on low flame. I skipped this step this time since I like the raw taste of nuts more. Once it’s done, transfer in a bowl and keep aside.
Chop all the dates small, taking the seeds out and keep aside.
Now, heat milk in a sauce pan and let it come to a boil. Then, lower the flame and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes till the milk thickens slightly.
Add the roasted vermicelli and mix. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes till Seviyan absorbs the milk properly and becomes soft.
Now add the sugar, nuts and dates and mix well. Keep it simmering for another 15-20 minutes till dates gets mashed up and the total quantity in the pan gets reduced to almost half of what we started with. Vermicelli should be all puffed up and soft by now.
At this stage, check the taste and desired consistency of the Sheer. You may add some more milk if you think its too thick, or some sugar if its less sweet. Do remember that this Sheer will thicken even more with time so adjust accordingly.
Finally, add the cardamom powder, stir and turn off the flame.
Garnish with more crushed dry fruits, saffron strands or even Rose petals if you wish . Serve hot and fresh
 
Ramzan Eid or Eid-ul-fitr special Laccha Seviyan Kheer
Integrates

Laccha – Amount depend how much you want
Boiled milk – 1 ltr
Cashew nuts, Almonds, Raisins
Condensed milk – 4-5 tbsp
Sugar – Half cup (as per your taste,if you want more sweet or less)
Saffron – A pinchful
Water – 1 cup   

Method

Take a Kadai and take some ghee and fry the cashew nuts,raisins till they are golden brown and take them out,keep aside
In that kadai, heat the milk (add water too) in low flame for 15 mins till milk gets dense. Cook it more if you want,it should become thicker and not runny. Stir it in between so that milk doens’t stick to bottom of vessel.
Add the sugar and condensed milk and cook for more 5-10 mins, stirring continuously
Add the saffron, fried cashew nuts and raisins and cook for another 2-3 mins
Taste it, if it tastes good,then its done).
Cool it before serving.
In a bowl take some laccha and add this kheer to it. Garnish with thinly cut almonds if you want.
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