Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha. It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to mid-September) and the grandest and most elaborate of them, especially in the western India stateRead More →

Onam is not just the biggest and the most important festival of Kerala, but also a reminder of a “good old Past”. It is considered as a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. Name of the festival TheRead More →

The name of the festival is Janam Ashtami or Janmashtami. Introduction Janmashtami is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna. On this occasion, a special pooja is dedicated to child Krishna and a lot of delicious delicacies are prepared. Hindus celebrate this occasion with a lot of zeal andRead More →

Paryushana Introduction Paryushana or Paryusan Parva is one of the two important festivals celebrated by Jains, the other festival being Diwali. The festival is known as Paryushana by Swetambaras sect, while the Digambaras celebrate the festival as Das Lakshana. The meaning of Paryushana is “abiding” or “coming together”. When is the festival celebrated? ParyushanaRead 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 →

The first day of Chaitra is celebrated in large parts of the country as New Year known variously as Ugadi or Yugadi in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, GudiPadwa in Maharashtra, Thappan in Rajasthan, Cheti Chand in Sind and Navreh (Kashmiri New Year). Ugadi is an important festival for people fromRead More →

Om parthaya pratibodhitam bhagavata narayanena svayam vyasena grathitam purana-munina madhye mahabharatam advaitamruta-varshanim bhagavatim astadasadhyayinim amba tvam anusandadhami bhagavad-gite bhava-dvesinim Oh mother Bhagavad-gita! I meditate upon you. Because of you, Partha was enlightened by the Lord Narayana Himself in the middle of the great Mahabharata war. The ancient sage Vyasa setRead More →