Monthly Prayer Definitions
Sakatahara Chathurthi Pooja
Sankashti Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day (Chaturthi) of the waning phase (dark half of lunar month) of the moon which is also called as Krishna Paksha. The other name of this Vrat is Sankata Hara Chaturthi meaning the Chaturti that can alleviate all the obstacles (Sankat means obstacles and Hara means the act of removal).Therefore, this Vrat is highly beneficial in the sense that it can bestow extraordinary benefits to those who observe it with the right procedure and diligence.
Prathosam is a day dedicated to one of the most revered gods in Hinduism, Lord Shiva. It is the 13th day of each lunar fortnight celebrated for the Sri Sommeshvaran Nanthi Bhagavan. there is no words to describe the benefits this pooja. This pooja aids in improving overall physical health as well also contributes to prosperity, provides protection against existing dangers and concerns, and peace. Pradosham literally means ‘removal of sins’ and hence, this time window grants the opportunity to remove your karma or karmic energies that limit your potential in your current life by worshipping Lord Shiva
Sri Panchamuga Hanuman Pooja
Lord Hanuman- the Anjaneya appeared in five-faced avatar during the battle of Ramayana. To kill Ahiravana, Hanuman appeared in Panchamukhi Anjaneya form. His five-faced avatar included the five faces of-
- Varaha and
It protects you from evil and bad forces, eradicates evil or negative forces and protects you from troubles. Immensely in enhancing knowledge and education. Hanuman is the epitome of boldness, reliability and courage. In the entirety of his deeds, he moves us to overcome the chances and face every one of the obstacles life tosses at us..
Sukkila Patcha Sashti Pooja
Sashti Viratham is Hindu term for the practice of fasting on the 6th lunar days after every Full Moon and New Moon phase of lunar months. Sashti Viratham is observed to pray and propitiate Lord Muruga or Karthikeya. The 6th day after No Moon or during the waxing phase of Moon is specially considered very auspicious. Mythological stories in different religions relate about our souls journey, the highest pinnacle conquered and the means to reach it. Once the Gods were being harassed by demons under the leadership of a demon named Surapadma. Unable to deal with these lesser beings, the Gods begged to Shiva for his help. Shiva and Parvati sent their son Muruga, endowing him with divine powers to fight the demons. Muruga is said to have defeated the demon Surapadma after a battle of six days.
Therefore, the sixth day is celebrated as Soorasamharam in most of the temples. After singing in praise of Muruga for five days, in many Muruga temples, the incident of victory over asura is enacted by staging effigies of four asuras which are slayed by piercing the lance or Vel of Muruga. Shasti fasting is considered very sacred because it signifies triumph of God’s consciousness within us over the negative bickering in our minds. God’s consciousness brings before us many possibilities to overcome hurdles and gain success in our missions.