Krishna Janmashtami Songs

1.    Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nand Lala.......

Film: Ram Naam Sukhdai

2.    Radha Kaise Na Jale.......

Film: Lagaan

3.    Wo Kisna Hai.......

Film: Kisna

4.    Govinda Aala Re Aala.......

Film: Bluff Master

5.    Maiya Yashoda Ye Tera Kanahiya.......

Film:  Hum Saath Saath Hain

6.    Go Go Govinada.......

Film: OMG

7.    Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal Ched Gayo Re.....

Film: Mughal-e-Azam

8.    Radha Teri Chunri......

Film: Student Of The Year

9.    Radha Nachegi.......

Film: Tevar

10.    Choti Choti Gaiya Chote Chote Gwal.......

Why are coconut and mango leaves kept in the kalash during puja ritual?


A kalash is a metal (brass, copper, silver or gold) pot with a large base and small mouth, large enough to hold a coconut. Sometimes "Kalasha" also refers to such a pot filled with water and topped with a coronet of mango leaves and a coconut. This combination is often used in Hindu rites and depicted in Hindu iconography. The entire arrangement is called Purna-Kalasha (पूर्णकलश), Purna-Kumbha (पूर्णकुम्भ), or Purna-ghata (पूर्णघट).

Sometimes the Kalasha is filled with coins, grain, gems, gold, or a combination of these items instead of water. The coronet of 5, 7, or 11 mango leaves is placed such that the tips of the leaves touch water in the Kalasha. The coconut is sometimes wrapped with a red cloth and red thread; the top of the coconut (called Shira – literally "head") is kept uncovered. A sacred thread is tied around the metal pot. The Shira is kept facing the sky.
The Purna-Kalasha is worshipped in all Hindu festivities related to marriage and childbirth, as a mother goddess or Devi. In this context, the metal pot or Kalasha represents material things: a container of fertility - the earth and the womb, which nurtures and nourishes life. The mango leaves associated with Kama, the god of love, symbolize the pleasure aspect of fertility. The coconut, a cash crop, represents prosperity and power. The water in the pot represents the life-giving ability of Nature.
The Purna-Kalasha is also worshipped at Hindu ceremonies like Griha Pravesha (house warming), child naming, havan (fire-sacrifice), Vaastu dosha rectification, and daily worship.
Other intrepretations of the Purna-Kalasha associate with the five elements or the chakras. The wide base of metal pot represents the element Prithvi (Earth), the expanded centre - Ap (water), neck of pot - Agni (fire), the opening of the mouth - Vayu (air), and the coconut and mango leaves - Akasha (aether). In contexts of chakras, the Shira (literally "head") - top of the coconut symbolizes Sahasrara chakra and the Moola (literally "base") - base of Kalasha - the Muladhara chakra.

A kalash is placed with due rituals on all important occasions. It is placed near the entrance as a sign of welcome. It is also used in a traditional manner while receiving holy personages.

Why are Shubh and Labh written on walls in Indian culture?

Ganesha is the god of Wisdom and is represented by the Swatik. The two lines on each sides represent his wives Riddhi and Siddhi.

The Siva Purana has a story in which Ganesha and his brother Skanda compete for the right to marry the two desirable daughters of Prajapati, Siddhi and Buddhi, and Ganesha wins through a clever approach. This story adds that after some time Ganesha begat two sons: Kshema  (Prosperity), born to Siddhi, and Labha (Acquisition, Profit) born to Buddhi.

 In Northern Indian variants of this story the sons are often said to be Subha (Hindi Shubh) (auspiciousness) and Labha. 

In discussing the Shiva Purana version, Courtright comments that while Ganesha is sometimes depicted as sitting between these two feminine deities, "these women are more like feminine emanations of his androgynous nature, Shaktis rather than spouses having their own characters and spouses."

So when Gaṇeśa is present, siddhi 'success' and buddhi 'wisdom' are not far behind.

Top 10 Best Bhakti Songs in Hindi

1. Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye
Singer: Mohammed Rafi.
Movie: Asha.
2. He Ram He Ram
Singer:  Jagjit Singh.
3. Maa Sherawaliye
Singer: Sonu Nigam.
Movie: Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
4. Shirdi wale Sai Baba
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Movie: Amar Akbar Anthanoy
5. O Palan hare
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
Movie: Lagaan
6. Itni Shakti Hume Dena Data
Singer: Poornima.
7. Ae Maalik Tere Bande Hum
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar.
Movie:  Do Aankhen Barah Hath.
8. Shree Hanuman Chalisa
Singer: Suresh Wadkar , Udit Narayan ,Kumar Sanu
Album: Hanuman Chalisa
9. Leke Pooja Ki Thali
Singer: Suresh Wadekar.
Movie: Jai Maa Vaishno Devi.
10. Hey Naam Re
Singer: Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle.
Movie: Suhaag

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How to Look Glamorous Everyday or Specially Karva Chauth

1. Start Early: Perfection takes time, and so does Beauty. So ladies!!! Start early. Schedule beauty appointment with your beautician a minimum a week ahead your date. Share your concerns with her/him like acne, dry skin, hair fall.

2. Get the skins glowing: Get your skin to glow like a pearl by taking care of it every day and nights. For a special occasion, follow a special regime either in the home or in beauty parlour. Clean, scrub, pack, bleach, massage, moisture. Don’t shop for cheap skin products, but be cautious of allergies and expiry dates of products.

3. Pedicure and Manicure: After skin, clean and stylize your nails. Simple home cleaning techniques can do the trick as well.
In home nail, cleaning: Simple mix a face wash in Luke warm water, adda few drops of lemon and scrub it. Dip your hand and feet in warm water for about 10 minutes and cover in clean towels. Moisturize using good creams with almond/coconut oil, rich in vitamin E. After all wear socks to protect them for a while and lock in all moisture. Stay away from dust.

4. Shiny Hair. Always use conditioner after shampoo. If your hair is dry, use hair serum after hair wash and could oil them twice a week with almond/coconut oil. Occasionally use hair mask. Regularly get a haircut to avoid split ends.

5. Exercise. Regularly engage in light to heavy exercise regime, at least 4 -5 times a week. Go for short walks in a park, meditate, swim or yoga. This enhances the body –mind balance and lifts your mood. The mood directly reflects on the skin and overall personality. This is better than any beauty treatment.

On special day: Karvachauth

1. Start a day before: You don't want to be in a parlour, hungry and thinking about evening Puja, praying for Moon to appear early, so book you parlour a day or two before the special day.

2. Facials: Any facial takes about 10-15 hours to show its effects. Your skin may appear slightly red immediately after facial, to let your skin rejuvenate after the scrubbing and message, always schedule your facials a day or two early. Facials ranging from pearl, diamond or gold are good. You could try new types, but after sharing concerns or cross-reaction with the beauticians.

3. New hair style: To surprise your husband, try a new hair style. Go through the internet to find the different hairstyles that may look good according to your face cut and goes along with your personality and attire.

4. Makeup: One of the most important one on the list! .Never overdo it!. Nude make up with bright lipstick and nice eye makeup can boost your personality and confidence. You can book an appointment with your beautician and let her take care from there. Always tell her about your attire and possibly show pictures, so that she/he could use matching lipstick and overall can give look that is in synchrony. Or you could do it yourself too.
If you unsure or certain techniques go through few internet videos and you may be able to excel them. Always ask your friend for advice and help. Always clean, moisturize before using any makeup, as dry skin can lead to cracks in makeup layers.

5. Nails: Paint then with color that goes well with your attire.

6. Mehandi: This can help in making your traditional look perfect. Book prior appointment in parlour as last day rush could spoil your excitement. Follow ideas from the expert or internet for the recent trends.

7. Finally the Look!!. Your attire is most important. Mostly everybody follows colors like red and pink for the day. You can experiment with the color of your choice, if you are confident it will look good on you. Remember, only if you are confident! Follow recent trends in social media and internet to know the designs trending.

8. Pair with accessory. This can help you in completing your look. Use matching jewelry, bangles and brooches. But don’t overdo. You don’t have to look like a bride. Accessorizing just right is also an art, and you don’t have to use everything in your wardrobe. Get a friend's advice if unsure.

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