Shiv Puja

The month of Shravan is the holiest month of the year as per the Hindu Calendar. Therefore, the Mondays or Somvar as it is known in Hindi is considered very auspicious as well as austere. As Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Shravan Somvars or the Somvars that fall in the month of Shravan are important days to offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

AdityAstro presents to you an opportunity to perform the Rudraabhishek puja on Shravan Somvwar. This Puja will be performed by expert pandits, adhering to all rules and regulations.

The Churning of the Ocean or the Samudra Manthan is an important incident that took place. It is said to have occurred in the month of Shravan. While the churning took place, the deadliest poison, potent enough to kill the universe – Halahal, came out. Lord Shiva swallowed this poison to save all living beings. Due to this poison, his throat turned blue and he is known as the Neelkantha.

To nullify the potency of the poison, Lord Shiva wore the crescent Moon on his head. To calm him down further, the holy water from river Ganga was offered to him by the devtas. As this took place in the month of Shravan, appeasing Lord Shiva in this month is considered very auspicious. Therefore, devotees offer prayers, flowers and Abhishekam to Shiva to seek a long, happy and prosperous life.

Advantages of Rudraabhishek on Somvar (Monday) in Shravan Maas:

* Devotees are blessed with spiritual bliss
* Improves physical and mental health
* Increases willpower and memory
* Women who fast on Shravan Mondays (Somvars) get their perfect partner
* Fasting removes obstacles by expelling negativity
* All the difficulties and tensions of life disappear.
* Lord Shiva blesses unmarried girls with the desired husband.
* Lord Shiva blesses married ladies with long life and well being of husband and sons.
* Lord Shiva fulfils all the desires and wishes of his devotees.
* Lord Shiva blesses his devotees with wealth and prosperity.

In the month of Shravan, Lord Shiva is worshipped in his Rudram form. Rudraabhishek is known to be the greatest Puja to overcome all evils, achieve desires and gain all round prosperity as per the Hindu Vedic Scriptures.

This Laghu Rudra Abhishekam Puja gives miracle results to bestow prosperity, fulfilment, and removal of negativities, purify the negative karma & give the protection in life. The whole event is concluded by Pandits and devotees taking Prasaad. The Laghu Rudrabhishk is particularly performed for the sake of washing away ones sins and afflictions, for bringing peace, prosperity and happiness, along with family togetherness. Rudrabhishek protects devotees from evil forces & possible dangers.

Prasad:
* Rudraksha Maala
* Chandan (to be applied on forehead daily) for males
* Sindoor for females
* Bindi (for saubhagya and manglaya)

On ordering the Puja, the date, time and venue of the puja will be informed to the clients via email, plus a link shall be provided through which you can see your puja live. You and your representatives then can attend the puja live.

The Puja rituals will be performed by learned priests in strict accordance with Vedic rituals.

Pujas to Overcome Troubles

Since ages, we believe that the devotees who worship God and conduct pujas never return empty handed, and all their wishes and desires get fulfilled. When we do a puja, the almighty bestow his blessings on us, put us on the right path and remove all obstacles from our lives.

Everyone wants to grow in life and achieve success; however, due to bad doshas and Nakshatras, they find hurdles and obstacles in their path and all their efforts go waste. Here, removing obstacles pujas can bring success in your life. These pujas overcome the obstacles and helps in achieving success in business, career, marital related troubles, relief from unexpected problems, good health and boast luck among others.

Now, there are certain pujas, which an individual can do on the daily basis, but there are certain pujas that need expert assistance and are done on special occasions. It is believed that to reap maximum benefits, pujas should be performed in the same way mentioned in ancient Vedic scriptures. Puja, when done in a right way, can bring success, materialistic prosperity, harmony and peace in life. Now, the question arises that from where can you get a learned pundit who has considerable knowledge about Vedic Texts. This is where Astrospeak comes into the picture.

At Astrospeak, we have an array of learned pandits who can perform pujas for you. We offer online pujas, which will be done on your behalf from a pandit. You can witness this puja online through the comfort of your home. Not only this, on the completion of the puja, we also send Prasad as the blessings of the puja conducted. These online pujas not only help you seek the boon of a puja but also ensure that your puja is performed at the auspicious time and with right mantra pronunciation.

Today, more and more devotees are opting for online pujas. So, what are you waiting for? Log on to Astrospeak.com and browse through the range of Obstacle removing pujas that we offer, and seek the divine grace and blessings of the almighty.

Uma Maheshvar Puja

Goddess Uma or Parvati and Lord Maheshwar or Shiva are given a prime place in Hinduism as the Mother and Father of the Universe. Together this divine couple is engaged in the creation, protection and destruction of the universe. As the most merciful parent of this universe, they are easily pleased and very compassionate to bless the devotees with all the boons they want. Uma Maheshwar puja has been around us since very long time in history. A lot of historical and religious personalities have performed this puja and have secured great results. Especially this puja is highly efficacious in bringing harmony in the home and enhancing the marital bond.

Why Perform Uma Maheshwar Puja
A happy and fulfilling married life without any troubles in the relationship of the married partners is very essential. Every couple on the earth looks forward to a good understanding, fortune, good health and wealth to ensure a high-quality domestic life. In some marriages, we find a lot of problems and issues between the partners threatening to break the marriage and causing a lot of instability and unhappiness in the day to day life. Uma Maheshwar Puja is performed by the newly wedded couple for a happy and frictionless life and by those couples who are facing some problems in their relationships. Since Lord Shiva and Parvati make up the most powerful divine couple, it is believed that worshipping them together through this puja can bring harmony and prosperity to every household.

Uma Maheshwar Puja Benefits
Uma Maheshwar puja bestows ultimate benefits on the couple performing it. Every household must arrange to perform this puja either at home or through accomplished pundits on their behalf in order to see that they live a happy and successful life. Here are some ultimate benefits of Uma Maheshwar puja.

• Relieves the tension and stress existing among the couple in daily life
• Creates harmony in homes and ensures a lasting relationship by avoiding conflicts and promoting understanding
• Blesses the couple with progeny in case they are longing for a child
• Clears all the hurdles in ensuring a smooth relationship
• Paves a royal road for newly wedded couple to find the maximum fulfilment in their wedded lives

Popular Uma Maheshwar Puja Mantras
Every household can perform Uma Maheshwar puja or order to perform the puja on their behalf online through accomplished pundits. Also, chant the most powerful Uma Maheshwar mantras to fasten the results of the puja.

Parvati Parameshwar Mantra
“Vagartaa Vipasampruktau Vagartha Pratipattaye
Jagatah Pitarau Vande Parvati Parameshwaram”

Meaning: As the word and its meaning cannot be separated from each other, united for eternity are the divine couple of Parvati and Parameshwar. I bow down to the parents of the universe seeking their blessings.

Lord Shiva Mantra
“Vande Devam Uma Patim Sururagurum Vande Jagat Kaaranam
Vande Pannaga Bhushanam Mrugadharam Vande Pashunaam Patim
Vande Surya Sashaanka Vahni Nayanam Vande Mukunda Priyam
Vande Bhakta Janashrayam Cha Varade Vande Shivam Shankaram”

Meaning:I praise Shiva who is the Lord of Goddess Parvati, the teacher of the gods and the source of the entire universe. I praise the one with snake garlands, carrying a deer and the protector of pashu (created beings). I praise the one with three eyes signifying sun, moon and fire and the one who is loved by Lord Vishnu (Mukund). I praise Lord Shiva also called as Shankar who is the refuge of all devotees and gives bounteous boons.

Pujas For Good Health

In our life, we have to deal with a number of problems; health being one of them. Health is one of the most important aspects of our life, and cannot be compromised on; this is why people say, “Health is wealth”. However, there are times, when despite all our efforts, our health deteriorate and we don’t know why. The reason behind this could be the malefic planetary positions in our horoscope.

Horoscope is an astrological composition, which gives accurate and precise predictions about a person. Everything related to a person, whether it is marriage, career, relationships, wealth or health, could be predicted with the help of a horoscope. With the positions of planets and their transit, an expert astrologer can predict everything about you and your health. Now, if you are facing health issues due to your planets, nothing but appeasing the malefic planet can bring relief. You can please planets and Gods by performing specific pujas and seek good health.

Puja is a way to seek a connection with a particular God. A successful puja can bring positive effects in the life of the devotee, and cure his malefic planets. However, it is very important that these pujas are performed in accordance with all the Vedic rites and rituals. Only a learned pandit can do justice to the puja and make sure that you achieve the basic motive behind a puja.

These days, online pujas have become a trend, all thanks to the scarcity of learned pandits. To leverage maximum benefits from this trend, various online platforms are offering online pujas to the devotees. Astrospeak.com is one such platform, which offers a wide range of services and pujas for good health. So, if you are suffering from a health related issue, along with the medical treatment, also try offering an online puja and appease the Gods.

Pitra Dosha Puja

Puja is a ritualistic and traditional way of showing reverence to God and the divine. Pujas are performed at temples, homes, offices and even online through invocations, prayers, songs and rituals. Conducting a puja offer extreme benefits – it enhances positivity in life, washes away the sins and cleanses a devotee’s karmic cycle. There are many ways in which a puja can be performed, namely – Japa, Yajna and homams.

Hindu culture has a long-lived belief that the devotees who perform puja and worship God with true dedication get all their wishes fulfilled. It is believed that if one does a puja, he never returns empty handed, and God puts him on the right path and connects to the right people, which can help him in fulfilling his desires and wishes. Therefore, if you pray with great devotion and put in correct amount of efforts in your dreams, there is no doubt that you will achieve great benefits.

Furthermore, there are various reasons for which people perform a puja. Some of the examples include success, prosperity, peace, harmony, progeny, marriage and more. There are certain pujas, which need to be conducted on specific days; however, few pujas just need a good occasion. Pujas are a divine medium of connecting with the almighty god. It connects the devotees with their divine consciousness. It is repeated again that a puja will only be beneficial if it is done with proper and correct ways. Puja is a very complex part of Vedic astrology; it needs umpteen chanting of vedic texts and mantras. Therefore, it is advised that it should be done through the hands of someone expert. When a devotee performs a puja, it leads to his spiritual upliftment and help him overcome his troubles, bring prosperity in his life, ensure familial bliss and help him win over his enemies.

However, to reap maximum benefits of any puja, it is very important that either you perform in the correct way as mentioned in the vedic texts, or get it done by some experienced astrologer. At Astrospeak, we offer a wide range of online pujas at very affordable rates. These online pujas range from a day specific puja to pujas, which can be performed on any auspicious day. We get these pujas performed through experienced astrologers on your behalf. Also, the online puja you order for will be performed by adhering to all the rules and regulations. When the puja is completed, you will also receive Prasad via courier on the address provided by you. So, if you are looking forward to perform an online puja, dig in our site to know more.

Navratri Puja

However, just as the arrival of Maa Durga is important so is her mode of transport for arrival as well as departure (on the day of Vijaya Dusshmi). Her arrival and departure are considered very significant as her mode of transport on both days indicates the fate of the days ahead. Navratri represents harvest, happiness, health, prosperity and wealth.

Appease Maa Durga to invite health, wealth and prosperity in your home with 9-days Navratri Anushthan.

Her vahans or modes of transport are considered to be indications or omens. Maa Durga arrives on – Elephant, Horse, Palanquin, Boat or a Buffalo. Which mode will be used for arrival and departure is decided based on the day of the week or on the day of Ghatsthapna and Vijaya Dusshmi, i.e. the first day and the last day. In 2017, Maa Durga arrives on an Elephant and departs on a Horse.

This is because Navratri begins on a Sunday or a Monday; it means she will arrive on an elephant. And because she departs on a Tuesday, she will leave on a Horse.

Maa’s arrival on an elephant or Gaja indicates prosperity and good harvest season. While her departure or journey back home on a Horse or an Ashwa or Turang vahan, indicates grave drought. If she departs on a Palanquin or Palkhi, it signifies widespread epidemics and if she leaves on a boat, it is an indication of floods and misery among people.

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If Maa Durga chooses to use the same mode of transport for arrival and departure, for e.g. a horse, then it signifies social unrest, political incidents and natural calamities.

Pujas to remove Misfortunes

Fortune plays an important role in our lives. It makes our lives smooth and hassle-free. On the other hand, if a person’s life is inflicted with misfortunes, he faces umpteen obstacles and struggles. All his efforts go in vain and he experiences failure in all his endeavours. This is why it is very important to overcome all the misfortunes in our lives.

According to Vedic scriptures and laws, fortune or destiny is decided by a person’s acts in the previous life. If a person has done good to others, he will reap fortunes, and if he has done wrong in his previous life, his current life will be inflicted by misfortunes. Now, if you are suffering from misfortunes, you cannot rectify your deeds but negate or decrease their impact with pujas to overcome misfortunes.

Let us see how misfortunes impact our lives:

All your efforts go waste, and you fail in all your endeavours
Your financial stability decreases and you face unwanted expenses
Your relationships get sour
You face troubles in your married life and find it difficult to overcome them
You lose your job/ your business fails
Your family and you face different types of diseases
You lose your peace of mind
Your friends betray you
You find it difficult to fulfil your basic needs

All these impacts indicate that your life turns into hell when you are stuck with misfortunes, also known as Darbhanga. This is why it is necessary that you treat this to make your life worthy. Now the question arises that how to get rid of misfortunes? The answer lies in your horoscope.

Misfortunes can be rectified with the help of specific pujas, which can be detected by an expert astrologer by reading your horoscope/Kundali. In the end, if you are stuck with misfortunes, you need to consult an astrologer and perform a puja to overcome your misfortunes.

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Lakshmi Puja

Diwali or Deepawali is the most important festival for Hindus in India as well as Nepal. Commonly celebrated with lighting Diyas and bursting crackers, worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on this day is considered highly auspicious. In 2017, Diwali occurs on 19th October 2017.

The term Deepawali is a combination of two words – Deepa which means Light or Diya and avali which means row. Hence, a row of lights or a row of diyas are lit on Diwali day. This festival marks the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Most importantly it means, the ‘rising awareness of inner consciousness.’

To invoke happiness, prosperity, wisdom and joy on this day, Lord Ganesh and Mata Lakshmi are propitiated and worshipped. This is because Lakshmi is a symbol of wealth, wisdom and perseverance. Lord Ganesha stands for happiness and wisdom. Both are known to restore the goodness in people and help them lead a good life.
On Diwali, individuals who are business owners perform the Chopda Pujan, i.e. worshipping their account ledgers and starting afresh for the coming New Year.

Benefits of Laxmi Ganesh puja are as follows:
Achieving goals and results without any hindrance
Being successful at work without any obstacles
Overcoming hurdles in academics with great end results
Smoothening marital life and eradicating differences in couples
Seeking good health
Inviting prosperity and wealth in home
Enabling quick recovery from debts
Overall protection from poverty and debts
Boosting bank balance
Expansion of business
Seeking happiness and satisfaction in life

This Puja will be conducted for you by expert pandits who will adhere to all rules and regulations, as well as follow all required traditions to perform the Puja. Once you place the order, the date and time of the Puja will be communicated to you over email. A link will be provided through which you can view the Puja live.

Once the Lakshmi Ganesh Puja is completed, you will receive the following as Prasad:
Energized Lakshmi jee’s paduka (keep it at your puja place)
Panchmeva
Lakshmi Chalisa

Govardhan Puja

LEGENDS OF GOVARDHAN PUJA
Govardhan puja is celebrated to commemorate the history of Govardhan Parbat through which the lives of many people was saved from the critical rain. It is considered that the people of Gokul were used of worshipping God Indra, also known as God of rain. But Lord Krishna had to change such type of opinions of the people of Gokul. He told that you should all worship the Annakut hill or Govardhan Parbat as he is the real God who is nurturing and saving your lives from drastic conditions by giving you food and shelter.

Hence, they had started worshipping that mountain in the place of God Indra. By seeing this, Indra became angry and started raining too much in the Gokul. Finally Lord Krishna had saved their lives by lifting the Govardhan hill at his little finger and covered the people of Gokul under it. In this way proud Indra had defeated by the Lord Krishna. Now, the day is celebrated as Govardhan Puja to offer the homage to the Govardhan Parbat. Govardhan puja festival is also being celebrated as the Annakut.

The day is also celebrated as Padva or Bali Pratipada in the Maharashtra as it is considered that demon King Bali was defeated and pushed to Patal Loka by the Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana (incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

HOW TO CELEBRATE ANNAKUT OR GOVARDHAN PUJA
People of Gokul and Mathura celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm and pleasure. People make round, also known as Parikrama (which starts from the bath in the Manasi Ganga and puja of Manasi Devi, Harideva and Brahma Kunda. There are approximately eleven Silas on the way of Govardhana Parikrama which have their own special significance) of the Govardhan hill and offer Puja.

People make a form of Govardhan Dhari Ji through the heap of cow dung, mountain of food and adorn it with the flowers and worship. The mean of Annakut is, people make variety of Bhog to present to the Lord Krishna. Idols of the God are bathed in the milk and clothed with new clothes as well as jewelry. Then the worship is performed through the traditional prayers, Bhog and aarti.

It is celebrated all over the India by decorating the temples of Lord Krishna and organizing a lot of events and after puja foods are distributed among the people. People get blessings of the Lord Krishna by having prasad and touching their head to the feet of God.

SIGNIFICANCE OF GOVARDHAN PUJA
People offer puja to the Govardhan Mountain by preparing Annakut (various types of food) and through the singing and dancing. They consider that the mountain is the real God of them a he provides the way to live life, provides shelter in severe conditions and save their life. There are various customs and traditions of celebrating Govardhan puja every year with the great pleasure. People worship Lord Krishna at this special day to commemorate the victory of God over the evil power. People worship Govardhan Mountain in the belief that they would be protected by this mountain ever and they would always get the source of living.

People offer bath to their cow and bulls in the morning and decorate with the saffron and garlands etc. They make cow dung heap and worship by offering Kheer, Batashe, garland, sweet and delicious foods with immense enthusiasm. They prepare Naivedya of the Chappan Bhog (means 56 food items) or 108 food items in order to offer to lord during puja.

Govardhana Parbat is just like peacock shape which can be described as; Radha Kunda and Syama Kunda makes the eyes, Dan Ghati makes the neck, Mukharavinda makes the mouth and Punchari makes back as well as tail feathers. It is considered that the height of this mountain is decreasing day by day (a seed of mustard daily) because of the curse of Pulastya Muni.

Once, in the Satya Yug, the Pulastya Muni went to the Dronacala (the king of mountains) and requested for his son named Govardhana. The king was very depressed and appealed the Muni that he cannot bear the disconnection from his son. Finally his son was sent with Muni under the circumstances that if he would put down, he would stay there.

On the way the Muni had put him down while passing through the Braja Mandala in order to reply the nature’s call. After coming back he found he cannot move the Govardhana from that place. Then he got angry and cursed the Govardhana to get reduce in size slowly. It was around 64 miles long and 40 miles wide, 16 miles high and now remains only of 80 ft.

Birthday puja

For a person, his birthday is one of the most important events in life. Birthday not only holds special significance in one’s personal life, but also his natal chart is directly connected with the date of birth.

Every year, when the age of the person increases by one, the planets and stars also witness a change thereby impacting his characteristics and personality. These changes can be negative or positive. Now, it is very important for a person to be always prepared for such changes. Therefore, since ancient ages, a special puja on the eve of birthday is recommended to everyone.

Date of birth of a person is very important and birthday puja is done in accordance with this date. When this puja is done with true dedication and is governed by the rituals mentioned in the Vedic texts, it brings amazing results to the native. Some of the benefits, which can be expected by birthday puja, are:

This puja is believed to bring prosperity and happiness in lives of the devotee
This puja helps the devotee in overcoming all the troubles of life
This puja guides one through the path of growth and success
This puja brings divine blessings for a perfect start of the new year

Birthday puja is not only a way to receive blessings of the almighty but also gives you an opportunity to thank him for everything in your life. It is to remember that birthday puja is of different types and is selected based on the study of your horoscope or Kundali.

Though different birthday pujas are recommended to different people based on their horoscope, the basic puja is same. The puja procedure includes:

Ganpati Sthapna
Navagraha Sthapna
Kalash Sthapna
Deep Prajjawalit
Puja Samagri
Shodhashopchar Puja
Aarti
Dakshina for Brahmins.