Ganesha Mantra Om Shreem Hreem Kleem

Lyrics of Ganesha Mantra Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Glaum. This is a very powerful Ganapathi Siddhi Mantra which can be recited daily for meditating Lord Ganesha. Repetitive chanting of the mantra will help to enhance the Kundalini shakti and their by cleaning the negative thoughts and emotions of the worshipper and also obtain accomplishment in all endeavours.

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem
Glaum Gam Ganapataye
Vara Varada Sarva Janamme
Vashamanaya Svaha

Ganesha Mantra Om Shreem Hreem Kleem

Story of Asvatthama Son of Dronacharya

During the churning of Kshira Sagara (the milky ocean), there came up Halahala, the fuming poison which was capable of burning the entire universe. All Devas, Danavas, Manavas, Yakshas, Gandharvas fled in fear. All of them rushed to Lord Siva under the leadership of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. Lord Siva consumed the Halahala, but his half-heart withheld it in his throat. However, it started burning him. A Vishapurusha (poisonous man) sprung out of him with folded palms. Lord Shiva asked him not to kill the people.  He also told him that in the Dvapara Yuga, during the Mahabharata war, with the blessings of himself he would be able to kill oppressive Kshatriyas. He made it clear that he would be born as Bharadvaja’s grandson and be raised as a Brahmin, but would be attracted towards Kshatriyahood.

Dronacharya was born as the son of Bharadvaja and to Drona a son was born. He had a gem stone embedded on his forehead right from birth. Also when he was born, he cried loudly like Indra’s horse and so he was named as Asvatthama (one whose voice is like that of horse) by a heavenly voice. His childhood passed in a very poor condition as his father had no earnings. Once, baby Asvatthama was very hungry. Kripa, the maternal uncle of Asvatthama was giving him flour mixed with water instead of milk. Drona saw the same. He felt very sad and went to his old time friend Drupada to ask for a cow for feeding his son with milk. But, Drupada refused to give any cow.

Story of Asvatthama Son of Dronacharya

Asvatthama grew up and he was very mighty and skilled in warfare. The Pandavas killed Dronacharya by deceit. Asvatthama took his father’s assassination very much to his heart and he vowed to exterminate the Pandavas. He went along with Kritavarman and Kripa to the Pandava camp. There they saw a ferocious demon, who was none other than Mahakala Rudra. Asvatthama tried to win the demon, but failed. Finally, he worshipped Mahakala and offered himself as sacrificial beast. Mahakala Rudra blessed him. He handed his sword to Asvatthama and entered his body. Asvatthama was now possessed by Mahakala Rudra.

Asvatthama kicked Dhristadyumna to death as the punishment for killing his Guru. Shikhandi, the eunuch and Bhishma’s assassin was hacked in to pieces and thousands of other warriors of the Pandava side were mercilessly killed. Ashwatthama was finally killed by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata battle.

2014 August Festivals Hinduism

Important festival dates in the month of August 2014. List of major Hindu festivals and rituals which falls in August this year. Raksha Bandhan, Varalakhsmi Puja, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Avani Avittam, and Rishi Panchami are some of the main Hinduism festivals. Read more

7 August 2014

Ekadasi Fasting

8 August 8

Varalakhsmi Puja
Pradosh Vrat

10 August

Raksha Bandhan
Narali Purnima
Rig Upkarma
Avani Avittam

August 11 2014

Bhadrapad month begins in North India
Shravan Somvar Vrat in Maharashtra and Gujarat

12 August 2014

Mangala Gouri Puja in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

August 13

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

17 August 2014

Sri Krishna Jayanti in South India and western parts of India
Aavani Masam begins in Tamil Nadu
Chithirai Month begins in Kerala

2014 August Festivals Hinduism

18 August 2014

Sree Krishna Jayanti Festiva  in North India
Dahi Handi
Bhadrapad month begins in Bengal

21st August 2014

Ekadasi Fasting

August 22

Pradosh Vrat

24 August

Pithori Amavas

25 August


26 August

Bhadrapada Month begins in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

28 August 2014

Hartalika Teej
Swarna Gouri Vrat

29 August 2014

10 days Sri Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins

August 30

Rishi Panchami

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