Navratri 2017 Dates
Festivals

Navratri 2017 Date and Time, Puja, Details, History

Believed as the root cause of creation, sustenance and annihilation, Durga is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The name ‘Durga’ in Sanskrit means ‘invincible’. The syllable ‘du’ is synonymous with the 4 devils namely poverty, sufferings, famine and evil habits. The ‘r’ refers to diseases and the ‘ga’ is the destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, […]

Magha Maasam - Importance of Magha Snan, Puja and Mantras
Festivals, Vedic Practices

Magha Maasam: Importance of Magha Snana, Puja, Mantras and Festivals

Magham is a Sanskrit word Ma+Agham. Ma means not present and Agham means sin, evil, suffering, grief and Magha maasam is the month which is highly meritorious, auspicious and free from any sin or suffering. Lord Maha Vishnu in the name of Maadhava is the presiding deity who governs Magha Maasam and to be worshiped. […]

vat savitri vrat katha savitri vrat puja vidhi
Festivals, Mahabharata

Vat Savitri Vrat Katha, Puja Vidhi

Vat Savitri Vrat in North India and Sabitri Brata in Orissa is a fasting observed by married women for the well-being of their husbands and for a happy married life on Amavasya, the new moon day in the Bikram Sambat month of Jyestha. It is also known as Sabitri Uwaans in Western Odisha region or Savitri Amavasya. On this day, women performing the puja observe […]

Festivals

5 Days of Diwali 2016

The scintillating festival of Diwali stretches beyond cultures and religions, embracing and enveloping all. That is the sole reason why Diwali or Deepawali is the most popular Indian festival. From detailed, long poojas for the religion enthusiasts to the night long card parties and haute Diwali do’s for the younger chic lot, from ebullient, fiery […]

Why Lakshmi Ganesha Worshipped Together
Festivals, Hindu Gods, Interesting Hindu Mythology Stories

Why is Lakshmi and Ganesha Worshipped Together?

On the day of Diwali, it is a custom to worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha together. It is well-known that Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fortune, luxury and prosperity (both material and spiritual) while Lord Ganesha is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the ‘Deva’ of intellect and wisdom. […]

Navratri 2016 Dates
Festivals, Hinduism

Navratri 2016 Date and Time, Puja, Details, History

Believed as the root cause of creation, sustenance and annihilation, Durga is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The name ‘Durga’ in Sanskrit means ‘invincible’. The syllable ‘du’ is synonymous with the 4 devils namely poverty, sufferings, famine and evil habits. The ‘r’ refers to diseases and the ‘ga’ is the destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, […]

Durga Puja Calendar, Mantras, Dates
Festivals, Hinduism

Durga Puja 2016 – Date and Time, Puja Vidhi, Mantras

Believed as the root cause of creation, sustenance and annihilation, Durga is the principal form of the Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The name ‘Durga’ in Sanskrit means ‘invincible’. The syllable ‘du’ is synonymous with the 4 devils namely poverty, sufferings, famine and evil habits. The ‘r’ refers to diseases and the ‘ga’ is the destroyer of sins, injustice, irreligion, […]

Nag panchami - Origin, Tithi, Story and Celebrations
Festivals, Hinduism, Vedic Practices

Nag Panchmi – Origin, Story, Tithi and Significance

Human beings soon after stabilizing from nomadic venture started the ritual of worshipping the nature and everything that was helpful to them in one or another way. It helped them construct a system that was derived from the beliefs in social organizations, local cults and deities. Humans thus started exploring nature and started sorting a […]