Bhai Dooj

BHAI DOOJ INTRODUCTION Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej, Bhai Tika or Bhai Phonta is a festival celebrated by Hindus on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar or of Shalivahan Shaka calendar month of Kartika. It is celebrated during the Diwali or Tihar festival and Holi festival. The celebrations of this day are similar to the festival of RakshaRead More →

GOVARDHAN POOJA INTRODUCTION The festival of Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the next day of Diwali and on the first day of full moon. It commemorates the day when Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill to save the people of Vrindavan from storm and rain. The festival holds much significance forRead More →

Happy Diwali

HAPPY DIWALI INTRODUCTION Diwali (also called Divali or Deepavali) is a “festival of lights” that celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil, and the blessings of victory, freedom, and enlightenment. The name comes from Sanksrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” On the night of Diwali, celebrantsRead More →

Naraka Chaturdashi

I NARAKA CHATURDASHI NTRODUCTION Naraka Chaturdashi (also known as Kali Chaudas, Roop Chaudas, Choti Diwali, Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi or Bhoot Chaturdashi) is a Hindu festival, which falls on Chaturdashi  (14th day) of the Krishna Paksha in the Shalivahan Shaka Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. It is the second day of the five-day-long festival of  Deepavali/Diwali. The Hindu literature narratesRead More →

Dhanteras

  DHANTERAS INTRODUCTION Dhanteras marks the official beginning of Diwali, the festival of lights. It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the Kartika Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. Dhanteras 2021 will be celebrated on 2 November 2021. It is also widely known as Dhantrayodashi and is aRead More →

Navdurga

Introduction: It is post-monsoon autumn festival called Sharada Navaratri that is the most observed in the honour of the divine feminine Devi. The festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month Ashvin, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.   Significance: Navadurga – TheRead More →

Shraadh

Introduction: Shraadh known as Pitrapaksh or Kanaagath, Shraadh is performed over a period of fifteen days. The date or tithi of death, as per the Hindu calendar, is considered as the day of Shraadh. The other fifteen days are known as the Pitrapaksh. Shraadhs usually fall somewhere between the monthsRead More →

Ganpati Bappa

Introduction: This festival marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, the god of wisdom and prosperity. It falls in the Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, which falls in August-September. It is 10-day festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, the god of prosperity and wisdom.   Significance: GaneshRead More →

Raksha Bandhan

Introduction Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on Purnima or full moon day in the month of Shravan also known as Saawan. It is a day brother and sister re-affirm their sacred bond of love & affection. The beauty of this festival is that it is not observed by justRead More →

Lord Rama was the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu who descended on earth during the Treta yuga. He was born on the ninth day of the waxing phase of the Hindu month of Chaitra. The day is famously celebrated as Ram Naomi. Lord Rama was born in the Sun DynastyRead More →

Ugadi is an important festival for people from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is the New Year according to the Hindu calendar. The first month of the year is called Chaitra and Ugadi is the first day of Chaitra. The festival is called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. The festivalRead More →