Parijat Tree: Legend Behind ‘Night Jasmine’ and its Significance

Parijat Tree: Legend Behind ‘Night Jasmine’ and its Significance

August 14, 2020

The Parijat Tree is considered to be quite auspicious and dear to Lord Rama. Not only this tree has great significance in Hindu mythology, but its delicate yet beautiful white flowers that have an appealing fragrance.

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Andal Jayanti: Significance of this Festival

Andal Jayanti: Significance of this Festival

July 24, 2020

Andal Jayanti is a significant festival observed in Tamil Nadu, India. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Andal, an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The day is observed as the birth anniversary of Goddess Andal. The festival goes on for 10 days and is also known as Aadi Pooram. The festival is celebrated during the Aadi month. This is one of the months according to the Tamil calendar.

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Vinayaka Chaturthi: Significance of the Day

Vinayaka Chaturthi: Significance of the Day

July 24, 2020

Vinayaka Chaturthi is a day dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the God of Wisdom and Fortune. Devotees of Lord Ganesha worship on this day to seek his blessings and get rid of all sorts of problems in their lives.

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Sawan Month: Why Lord Shiva is Worshipped

Sawan Month: Why Lord Shiva is Worshipped

July 24, 2020

In Hindu mythology, Sawan month is considered to be quite auspicious. It is also considered to be the favourite month of Lord Shiva. Devotees of Lord Shiva, therefore, spend this month in worshipping the deity. During this entire month, devotees try their best to please Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.

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Rohini Vrat: Rituals and Significance

Rohini Vrat: Rituals and Significance

July 22, 2020

Rohini Vrat is one of the important festivals observed by the people belonging to the Jain community. In a year, there are a total of 12 Rohini Vrat but only a few of them are considered to be extremely important. It is believed that observing this festival can bring blessings from Goddess Rohini.

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Bail Pola Festival: Significance and How It is Celebrated

Bail Pola Festival: Significance and How It is Celebrated

July 20, 2020

Bail Pola or the Bullock Pola is the festival of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. On this day, the farmers pay respect to cows and bullocks as the cattle is their main source of livelihood. Bail in Marathi means 'bull'. The farmers from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra worship bulls and even decorate them.

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Karka Sankranti: Muhurta, Rituals and Significance

Karka Sankranti: Muhurta, Rituals and Significance

July 17, 2020

When the Sun transits into the Cancer sign, people belonging to the Hindu community observe the Karka Sankranti. In Hinduism, Karka means Cancer sign. This will mark the end of the six months of the Uttarayana Period and the onset of Dakshinayan, Lord Sun's southern journey. The Dakshinayana will end on Makar Sankranti next year.

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Sawan Somvar Vrat: Significance and Benefits

Sawan Somvar Vrat: Significance and Benefits

July 10, 2020

The fifth month of the Hindu calendar, Shravan or Sawan is all about the celebration of faith and devotion. This holy month is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the greatest God. Devotees of Shiva spend the entire Sawan month by worshipping, fasting, going on kanwar yatra, singing bhajanas etc. However, the Mondays of Sawan month carry special significance.

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Devshayani Ekadashi: Rituals and Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi: Rituals and Significance

July 03, 2020

The arrival of monsoon in India brings a number of festivals. People in India indulge in celebrating various festivals during this time. One of those festivals is the Devshayani Ekadashi. This is a festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is quite important like any other Ekadashis.

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Why Ashada Masam is Considered Inauspicious

Why Ashada Masam is Considered Inauspicious

June 29, 2020

According to Vikram Samvat, the Hindu calendar, Ashada Masam is the third month of the year. It usually falls during June and July. The season is said to be an important one as many lives including crops and vegetation rejuvenate during this month.

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How to Please Lord Shani and Seek His Blessings

How to Please Lord Shani and Seek His Blessings

June 26, 2020

In Hindu Mythology, Lord Shani (Saturn) is considered to be the God of Justice. He rewards or punishes a person on the basis of his or her good or bad deeds. He is the one who either blesses a person with a happy and prosperous life or punishes one with several challenges and problems.

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Spirit of Ambubachi Mela

Spirit of Ambubachi Mela

June 15, 2020

Come monsoon, around mid-June, it is celebration and special worship time at Kamakhya Temple which is located in Guwahati, Assam. Goddess Kamakhya, who is the presiding deity at the temple, also called Goddess Kameshwari or the Goddess of desire, potency and fertility, is worshipped and adored every year in a four days long fair known as the Ambubachi Mela.

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