The three day puja is over
October 21, 2012 7:45am CST
We observed ‘Chandi-puja’ for 3 days; a priest did this for us in our new home, Goddess ‘Durga’ in her different forms was worshipped strictly as per norms in mythology. My sons had to collect flowers of different colors, leaves, root and bark of various trees, water of different rivers, and so many different things. The flowers, leaves had to be exactly 1008 in number, the barks 51 in number. The puja started daily in the morning at 7am and over at 9pm, my son’s and their wives observed fasting from 7 am till 9pm, after that they took fruit with milk. Mantras and sloka were recited by the priest; at the end ‘arati’ was performed by all. While the puja was going on I called friends who live far on phone, made them hear the chanting of the ‘mantras’; it would certainly affect them. [b]Do you observe any such puja, do you feel blessed? Please share your views and comments on this. Here is a link from you tube for you to hear[/b]--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y5eq-KjYXw Thanks in advance. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. October 21, 2012
22 Oct 12
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, Well, with onset of 'NAVARATRI' I observe fast on Pariva a nd Ashtami, today is ashtami, I amon fast, my diet is 'KAND-MOOL-PHAL' basically we will use other than grown in firelds. We use flour made out of Singara (Chest-nut), due to this fast on Pariva, my BP shot (as I did not take medicines due to my fast) to 189/89 and pulse was 102, Dr advised not to comit ion future and medicines must be takena t regular inytervals. So today, I took 'Chilla' out of Chest-nut flour added with 'Sendha-Salt'. Fasting if observed under simulated conditions, does produced good yields. 'YA DEVI SARVE BHUTAESHU , DURGA-RUPEDU, SANSTITHA, NAMASTATYE, NAMASTATYE, NAMASTATYE, NAMO NAM::' Today is Ashatami. May God bless You and have a great time
22 Oct 12
Bhabhiji Health must be given top priority, so you must stop full fasting, better take some fruits, today is 'Maha-Astami'; here it is also observed as 'Bhai-juntia'; the sisters fast for long life etc of brothers, my wife, daughter in laws, even grand daughters are observing it
23 Oct 12
Hello my friend Professor2010 Ji, Well, you are very much right, today we observed navami, and had 'Havan' followed by feeding to 'KANYAS', We just do not get Kanyas in this part of country very easily , so we go to temple in serch of them. Our side they are in abundance. Tommorow is Vijaya dashmi, and let's burn all evils from our body/heart/soul. Let's start with new promises. Happy Dushara to all of you. May God bless You and have a great time
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23 Oct 12
We don't celebrate anything like that in our society, but it does sound like a tradition that is a lovely tradition. However, it also sounds to me like it is a tradition that requires a lot of work with making sure that you have the number of flowers and barks that are called for. With me, I love to observe our traditional holidays, but there are certain parts of the holidays that I tend to overlook because of the fact that there are some things that are just too much work.
21 Oct 12
House blessing is also observed by other religions. They also perform prayers, blessings by sprinkling holy water (i don't know where the holy water comes) They light candles while circling the house and chanting prayers. The ceremony only takes few minutes or maybe an hour (depends on the officiating priest) Then after the prayers and blessing ceremony, there will be foods served to all the guest. Sometimes, a house blessings can also be a big party with dances and singing.
21 Oct 12
Yes sir,i like to be a part of such occasions in which chanting mantra,performing puja to god,decorating flowers to god etc is done in any festival. I do believe in the myth and follow as per the myth.I do believe in god.. Thanks for sharing.Good luck.
21 Oct 12
professor bhaiya: thanks. my daughter has moved to new residence in Ajax and we did house warming ceremony on 19th. thanks. I heard the link sent by you. It is extremely good. Happy to know chani puja was done nicely in your new home.