Vara Lakshmi Vratha also known as Vara Mahalakshmi Vratha is a festival where Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Sri Vishnu is worshipped. The festival is celebrated chiefly in States such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and in some parts of Odisha. The festival is observed on the secondRead More →

Introduction Swarna Gauri Vratha is a festival when goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva and the mother of Lord Ganesha is worshipped. This festival is celebrated predominantly in South India on Bhadrapada Shukla Trithiya (3rd day of Bhadrapada Masa, Aug- Sep). The festival is celebrated as Hartalika Teej in StatesRead More →

Introduction After the sweltering heat of summer, the overheated plains of the country look forward to the welcome showers of the monsoon to bring in much needed relief. Thus from literature to religion the fifth month of the Hindu Calendar Shraavan is celebrated through poetry, song, dance and ritual. Kalidasa’s Meghdoot,Read More →

  The festival of Sharad Pournima is celebrated with great joy and excitement all over India in varied forms and names such as Kojagiri, KoumudiMahotsava, NavannaPournima, Rasa Pournima and Kumar Pournima. Traditionally, it is considered as the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi in all parts of India. Alternatively, the celebration ofRead More →