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 →

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 →

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 Ekadashi is the eleventh tithi or lunar day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksh) and the dark fortnight(Krishna Paksh)  of every lunar month in the Hindu Panchang or calendar. There are two Ekadashis in each month totalling to 24 every year except for the lunar year with 13 monthsRead More →

Contents . Indira Ekadashi .  Pashankusha Ekadashi .  Rama Ekadashi .  Prabhodhini Ekadashi .  Vaikuntha Ekadashi .  Mokshada  Ekadashi .  Saphala Ekadashi .  Paush Putrada Ekadashi .  Sattila Ekadashi .  Bhaimi Ekadashi .  Utpanna Ekadashi .  Amalaki Ekadashi .  Parama Ekadashi .  Padmini Visuddha Ekadashi . Conclusion The seventh month of the lunar(Vedic)Read More →