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Discussion in 'Festivals, Functions & Rituals' started by hope, Jun 2, 2007.

How many of IL do this vrata?

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  1. hope

    hope New IL'ite

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    hi
    we are recently planning to buy a house in US but wanted to conduct a small poojai i am totally new and dont know what to do?
    we practically have no one here just few collegaues from work place but its very informal with them , secondly the new hse has no furniture at all and we have no plans to buy any new furniture until some days /months
    if we invite people we need a place for them to be comfortable etc

    so my qs is can i just do a small poojai at home myself ? what should i do ?i belv i have to boil milk other than that what should i do?????
    later like after few months can i do a poojai with vadiyaar and inviting friends etc, is that ok ? and one more issue is when we invite vadiyaar we have to cook a full south indian meal na in morning before the vaidyaar comes .......... i was wondering how can i do that alone, i think i have to get up real early and cook all cause we have to be in the poojai na what receipes should i make ??

    i am totally confused though i really want to have a poojai with vadiyaar ..
    what are my options??????? pls suggest

    thanks
     
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  2. Hamsadhwani

    Hamsadhwani Senior IL'ite

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    Contact the local temple and the priest there should be able to guide you further.

    Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center - Pooja Items List

    http://www.kaundinyasa.com/griha.htm

    Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona

    Maha Ganapati Temple of Arizona
    Grahapravesam

    Hindu Temple of Atlanta

    These are some links from Google search. Going through the list you will get a general idea.

    The priest will advise you as to what prasadams you need to make.

    Lot of temples have catering facilities which you can avail of for items other than the neivedyam.

    Congratulations on your new home and hope this info helps you.

    If you need any other info, please pm me.
     
  3. GPriya

    GPriya Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Hope,

    Congrats on your decision of buying a house.

    Now to answer ur qs:

    1. Bring a little Pillayar (ganesh picture/statue) with you when enter the house for the very first time, after you got the key (after your registration formalities are over).

    2. On an auspicious day, go to the house with your family deity pictures (kula deivam mainly) , flowers and the regular vilakku (for deepam) and such pooja items. Boil milk, put sugar in it and light the vilakku, pray sincerely to have peace and prosperity in your new house and do the neivedhiyam of milk and distribute it to your family and whoever is with you, and drink a little.

    3. After you move in, when you are ready to do a little pooja, usually it is homams (ganapathi homam, navagraha homam etc) , make it an event with vaadhiyar, family and friends. For that occasion, you can always arrange catering, as you are in Chennai... Only for neivedhiyam, you need to make kozhukatti and payasam etc., which is fairly simple to make. Even your friends can help you. kozhakattai, payasam etc can be made in the early morning before the homam starts. Anyway, it is enough if you make very little quantity of these as it is only for God prashadam and you don't need to distribute to everyone.

    4. One final note is that, whatever you do or don't do, as long as you are being a decent human without hurting or harming anyone and with the thought of ALMIGHTY if you enter the new house, everything will turn out pretty good for you. The rest like pooja, homam etc., are mere formalities, God doesn't expect/want...

    Congrats once more
    Geeth Priya.
     
  4. goldenangel

    goldenangel Senior IL'ite

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    Mathru devo bhava:pitha devo bhava:
    Great Ancient mothers we need to pray and remember during this auspicious navarathri period
    1. ANASOOYA : Daughter of Kardama - Devahoothi ; Athri's Dharma Pathni
    and Mother of Thri Moorthys -
    Brahma - Chandra
    Vishnu - Datthaathreya
    Shiva - Doorvaasa
    2.ARUNDDHATHI : A must see Star by all newly weds. An ever accompanying
    star of Vasishtta in Saptharshi Mandal ( Ursa Major ,
    Great Bear , Big Dipper ) ; Mother of Shakthi and
    Grandmother of Paraasara.
    3.SAAVITHRI : Wife of Sathyavantha , only Lady who could confront
    Yama Dharma Raaja face to face and rescued Her husband
    from the clutches of death.
    4.SATHYAVATHI : Kusika lineage , daughter of Gaaddhi , wife of Ruchika
    and Mother of Viswaamithra.
    5.SUMATHI : A Lady who could stop Sun in His tracks and prevent Sun
    from rising and could save Her husband's life.
     
  5. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks Goldenangel for pointing out some of our ancient mothers, to whom my respect is always there.

    sriniketan
     
  6. priyauc

    priyauc Bronze IL'ite

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    Few pictures of durga puja:-D
     

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    priyauc Bronze IL'ite

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    Durga puja pandals

    Splendidn work of art in the pandals!!
     

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    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Durga puja pandals

    Dear Priya
    Thank you so much for posting these very beautiful photos. extremely wonderful. where did you get those? I am reminded of my calcutta visit.
     
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    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Durga Puja in kolkata

    Dear Priyu
    Thanks again. Very very wonderful.
     
  10. priyauc

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    Re: Durga puja pandals

    Dear Anand chitra,
    You can click on the link below and find the same:-

    Durga Puja 2007 -
     

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