NAVRATRI

SIGNIFICANCE OF NAVRATRI FESTIVAL INTRODUCTION Similar to the Deepavali festival, Navaratri is also joyfully celebrated by the Hindus, and this festival is dedicated to the holy mother Ma Durga Devi. Since the festival of Navratri destroys the evil elements, this festival contains great spiritual significance. Navratri festival is celebrated for nineRead More →

LORD INDRA

FESTIVAL OF LORD INDRA INTRODUCTION Lord Indra is the god of heavens, and he is our respectable worshipful god. He is mentioned in Vedas and Puranas, and he is considered as a powerful deity, who controls the various lokas through his high skills and powers. He is the giver ofRead 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 →

VINAYAKA CHATHURTI

CELEBRATION OF VINAYAKA CHATHURTI FESTIVAL DURING ANCIENT PERIOD INTRODUCTION In ancient times, Vinayaka Chathurti festival was very nicely celebrated with perseverance and enthusiasm by the devotees. Hindus firmly believed that Lord Vinayaka would remove their obstacles, and believed the existence of the first god Vinayaka. Kings like Chatrapati Shivaji MaharajRead 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 →

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 →