Navratras

Navratras Navaratri basically represents a celebration of the Goddess Durga, with nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights Navratri is “Nine Nights festival”. The commencement of spring and autumn are considered to be an important junction of atmospheric and solar influences, and this is the reason why these two periods are taken as sacred prospects…

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Akshaye Tritiya- The festival of Charity

Akshaye Tritiya- The festival of Charity

What is ‘AkshayeTrtiya’? This festival is also popularly called, “Akha Teej” and is celebrated on the third day, ‘Tithi’ of ‘Shukla Paksh’ in the Hindu month of ‘Vaishakha’. ‘Akshaye’ is a sanskrit word which means ‘never diminishing’. This day is considered as one of the four most auspicious days, according to the Hindu calendar. On…

Amalaki Ekadashi and its rituals

Amalaki Ekadashi and its rituals

The name of this day of Amalaki Ekadashi is drive from ‘Amla’ tree. The day of Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on the bright fortnight which is known as ‘Ekadashi Tithi’ of ‘Shukal Pakash’ in ‘Phalgun’ month according to Hindu calendar. Same like other ‘Ekadshi’ Amalaki Ekadashi is also devoted to Lord Vishnu. On this day…

Bhishma Ashtami rituals in India

Bhishma Ashtami rituals in India

What is Bhishma Ashtami? ‘Bhishma Ashtami’ is dedicated to the most dutiful and respected character of ‘Mahabharat’, known as ‘Bhishma’. Aftersufferingfrom endless pain and sacrificing all his life for betterment of others, on this auspicious day, Bhishma left his mortal body to attain ‘moksha’. This occurred during ‘Uttarayan’, that is also known as the day…

All about Buddha Purnima

All about Buddha Purnima

The festival of ‘Buddha Purnima’ or ‘Buddha Jayanti’, popularly called as ‘Vesak’, is dedicated to Lord Buddha and is observed by Buddhists all over the world. This day is marked as the most important day as three significant events, the birth anniversary, enlightenment (‘Nirvana’) and death anniversary of Buddha had occurred on the same day.…

Chhath Puja and its auspicious celebration

Chhath Puja and its auspicious celebration

Chhath Puja is a very famous festival celebrated in the northern regions of India including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The festival of Chhath Puja, also known as Surya Shashti, is also celebrated other states including Chandigarh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Nepal, Mumbai, Delhi etc. People celebrate this occasion to receive blessings of Lord Surya who is…

Dattatreya Jayanti Puja and its story

Dattatreya Jayanti Puja and its story

Dattatreya Jayanti, also called as Datta Jayanti, is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Dattatreya. According to the ancient beliefs, Lord Dattatreya is considered to be the combined form of the trinity, i.e., Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. The combined form the powerful trinity is known as Lord Dattaterya and thus, it is believed that he…

Know the facts about Devshayani Ekadashi

Know the facts about Devshayani Ekadashi

The literal meaning of Devshayani Ekadashi is, ‘The God sleeping eleventh’. Other popular names of Devshayani Ekadashi are Padmanabha, Hari Shayani Ekadashi and Prabodhini. The occasion of Devshayani Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is celebrated on the eleventh lunar day (Ekadashi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksh) in the Hindu month of ‘Ashadha’(June…

Look here the easy ways to celebrate Dhanteras

Look here the easy ways to celebrate Dhanteras

Diwali  is a five-day long festival which starts with Dhanteras. Dhanteras is also known as Dhanalakshmi Pooja, “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”. In the word Dhanteras, Dhan symbolizes wealth, and teras symbolize 13th day, according to Hindu calendar. On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, Lord Kuber and Mata Laxmi are worshipped and people seek their blessings…