My Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 [Hindu Holiday]

I recorded a video of my attempt at a Maha Ganapati Homam at home (using this site as a guide: http://www.vedicastrologer.org/homam/ganapathi.htm) I did a pretty terrible job. Thank goodness my friend Anu is coming over tomorrow to do a puja for me!Before you watch the video, I have some news. I got another positive pregnancy test this morning. This time it was a much stronger result and a little later in the game (14 dpo) so my chances of miscarrying have gone down somewhat. I'm going to … [Read more...]


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Ganesh Chaturthi 2015 [Hindu Holiday]

Sri Ganesha's birthday is coming up this Thursday September 17th!This is one of my favorite holidays. I love the theme of renewal and turning over our fears, anxieties, and mistakes to Lord Ganesha to take away with Him.Last year's post has more information about the holiday and how to celebrate (I strongly encourage you to make your own Ganesh murti from the salt and flour dough recipe … [Read more...]


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Ganesh Chaturthi 2014 [Hindu Holiday]

This year Ganesha's birthday, Ganesh Chaturthi is on Friday August 29th (this coming Friday) and lasts until the final day, Ananta Chaturdasi, on September 8.This is a holiday of renewal. The belief goes that Ganesha comes to stay with us for a little while and at the end he goes back home, taking our problems with him. People get new Ganesha statues (or make them, see below!) and then at the end of the holiday they are immersed in a river to represent the God returning to his … [Read more...]


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Happy Birthday, Ganesha! (Ganesh Chaturthi)

As we know, Ganesha is one of the most beloved of Gods and seems to reside in every Hindu home regardless of sect or region and it's his birthday today!The festival of Ganesh Ghaturthi stretches over ten or eleven days starting today. Different sites are giving different dates for the final day, Ananta Chaturdasi, so it is either September 18th or 19th.However, preparations have already been under way for weeks. People are busy creating new Ganesha statues from clay and on the last day o … [Read more...]


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