Osaaveli Sev. A Quick Simple Vermicelli sweet recipe

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March 5th,2015- 6th,2015 is the festival and celebration of Holi in Hindu calendar. So here is recipe and celebrations tips from my family to yours. Some calanders are using march 6th and 7th , 2015 as the days for holi so be sure to use what works for your region.

Osaaveli Sev

Osaaveli Sev

Happy Holi everyone.

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Hi Every one,

So today is Holi. As per the traditional religious/cultural occasion story goes that the child Prahlaad (a devotee of Lord Vishnu) was going to be burnt alive by his demon father King Hiranyakashyapu. This act was to be done by “Holika” who was Hiranyakashyapu’s sister as she had a boon(special blessing)  that she will not be killed in a burning fire. Father was angry at his own son for not treating him as the lord of the universe (the Demon) and instead was a worshipper of Lord Vishnu. He tried many different ways to kill his son. One of them is by burning him alive in the fire. Long story short, there was to be a fire pit in the center of the town to show every one this site.

As the story goes, all day long people were very sad and did not feel like eating…

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Shri Ganesh Puja {All in One Video/Audio} By Pratibha Jani

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Shri  Ganesh Puja {All in One Video/Audio} By Pratibha Jani

Shri ganesh puja n aarti

Shri ganesh puja n aarti

Many of my members have been asking me for a full puja audio/video for prayers. So, to my beloved members and those interested in

Shri  Ganesh Puja {All in One Video/Audio}

  • Shri Ganesh Sankalp,Ganesh Aagaman,
  • Ashtottaranaam,Chalisa stuti
    Aarti N Karpoor Puja

I am sharing this for Shri Ganesh (No meanings or translations) The entire audio/video is

The individual prayers are also still available and posted on the blog  site and the youtube channel..

Maha Shivratri 2015 Pooja shloka, stuti and Aarti By Pratibha Jani

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Maha Shivratri 2015 Pooja shloka, stuti and Aarti  By Pratibha Jani

Maha Shivratri 2015 Pooja shloka, stuti and Aarti By Pratibha Jani

Maha shivratri puja and aarti

Maha shivratri puja and aarti India

Maha Shivratri lingam

Maha Shivratri lingam

Many of my members have been asking me for a full puja audio/video for prayers. So, to my beloved members and those interested in Shivji Puja, on the occasion of Mahashivratri tomorrow, I have compiled all  most popular and common shlokas and puja for Lord Shiv (No meanings or translations) Just puja and aarti. The entire audio/video is 39 minutes. FULL.

 

 

 

Some of us will be able to find Bilvapatra leaves please offer theme to shivji/shivlingam.

Last year I was in India at this time and was able to do the same. Sadly this year, I am in NJ and cannot find Pilvaparta. However, we will have a wonderful Milk abhishek /maha abhishek to Lord Shiv at our local temples.

Anyone who is not able to visit temples, can/ should  most definitely pray at their respective homes and get blessing from the creator of the universe.

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

Enjoy and have a wonderful Mahashivratri everyone

Mahashivratri 2015

Mahashivratri 2015

Some of us will be able to find Bilvapatra leaves please offer them to shivji/shivlingam.

Last year I was in India at this time and was able to do the same. Sadly this year, I am in NJ and cannot find Pilvaparta. However, we will have a wonderful Milk abhishek /maha abhishek to Lord Shiv at our local temples.

Maha shivratri puja and aarti

Maha shivratri puja and aarti India

Maha Shivratri lingam

Maha Shivratri lingam

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

Mahesh Murti Shiva Elephantacaves India

Anyone who is not able to visit temples, can/ should  most definitely pray at their respective homes and get blessing from the creator of the universe.

You can perform the abhishek  by slowly offering milk in a thin stream (with a nozzle pot or a small cup that can create a steady small stream on top of the shiv lingam while chanting ॐ नमः शिवायः Om Namah Shivay  for 5,7,9,11, or 21 or 108 times  is the simplest form of abhishek one can perform. After which you can end it by flowers and rice and chandan tilak. This would be a short simple puja. Bilva patra (three petaled leaf) is very dear to lord shiva and you offer that as well if you are able to find it in your area. Flowers would do as well, inc ase the bilvapatra is not available. Conclude with aarti at the end if you have time.

Best times for this puja would be early in the morning after shower. For those with busy schedules, any time that is peaceful and quiet and suits your daily schedule is good. Just before midnight, around sunset are other preferred best times for this puja. Most important is you should have the inner will and intention to do the puja. I am posting below all the shiv puja links from my blog on one page.

nozzle pot for jalaadhaari

Om Namah Shivay    ॐ नमः शिवायः simple short mantra for Lord shiva (narrate 108 times if possible) while doing abhishek.

Shiv mahimna stotra श्री शिव महिम्न स्तोत्रम् (about twenty minutes)

Shiv Manas Pooja श्री शिव मानस पूजा (under seven minutes) as well during abhishek.

Dwaadash Jyotirlingaani द्वादश्ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि (written sanskrit/english)  twelve names of Lord Siva jyotirlingam.   under two minutes

Vedasaar shivastavah  वेदसारशिवस्तव   (under six minutes) shiv prayers

conclude with

ShivJi’s Aarti शिवजी आरती

Ayurveda Home remedies – Turmeric Milk for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Turmeric Milk for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Turmeric Milk for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani My second most favorite home remedy is

2. Turmeric Milk

Home remedies Turmeric milk

  • One cup of milk (I use skim milk)
  • One table spoon of turmeric powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5 to seven drops of ghee.(less than 1/2 teaspoon)

Warm up the milk and add the turmeric as it is starting to warm up. In a few minutes add the ghee and lastly as the boil starts to come up, add the pinch of salt. Take if off the heat, stir and pour it in a glass. Always drink luke warm before bed time. Make it fresh. In the next upcoming weeks I will post a few more of these simple home remedies Hope they will be of use to you as they have been to me.

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Fresh Ginger Drink for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Fresh Ginger Drink for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Fresh Ginger Drink for common cold cough and flu season By Pratibha Jani

1. Fresh Ginger drink

How to make Ginger drink for common cold cough and flu season

  •  1/2 cup of fresh chopped ginger with skin on.
  • 1 table spoon of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Blend the fresh ginger and the black pepper in a blender/grinder and add some water to help the blending process. Now strain the drink n pulp into a cup with a cheese cloth. Mix the lemon juice and stir well. Now store in a glass jar/bottle.  Keep it in refrigerator to preserve freshness. Keep it room temperature at least 1/2 hour before consuming it. Use 2/3 teaspoons  2 to 3 times a day.  Stir well before taking the mixture as the ginger will get to the bottom of the bottle.

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Common cold cough and flu By Pratibha Jani

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Ayurveda Home remedies for common cold cough and flu season-pratibhajanisvegetarianrecipes.com

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Ayurveda Home remedies – Common cold cough and flu By Pratibha Jani

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Each and every one of us are more than familiar with the very popular and common seasonal colds,cough and flu achy feeling with the on set of the cold winter also know as the flu season. Try all you want but if it catches you,  it will not leave you for at least three  to five days. Even if you take flu shots, and some of us have experienced that we still get the flu.

Haha… Yes that’s me. In any case we try our best to lessen or minimize the intensity of this body ache and cold and cough and stuffy/runny nose feeling as best  we can.  So Yes, I was recently hit with this flu and tried all the various versions of dayquil/nyquil and robitussin and benadryl from the pharmacy isles.

I also tried these simple…

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Imp dates for Hindu calender panchang Feb 2015 in North east usa

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  • Magha Purnima  Tuesday, 03-02-2015
  • Maha Shivratri    Tuesday, 17-02-2015

Some times we have snow in NE USA during maha shivratri. It reminds me of Lord Shiva sitting on the himalaya mountains in meditation.

Snow 2015 winter NE usa

Snow 2015 winter NE usa