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Festival Articles

Festivals play a vital role in bringing people together. With the advent of different seasons along with the corresponding positions of the sun and the moon, different festivals are celebrated. It marks a period of celebration, fun, food, tradition and togetherness. Music and dance play a vital role in the Indian festivals. Different Gods and goddesses are worshipped in the different festivals that occur over a year. They are invoked for knowledge, strength, peace and prosperity. It is also a time to kindle deep spiritual thoughts in our consciousness, as it involves giving and partaking of clothes, gifts and food. It reminds us that it is important to nurture thoughts of cheer, generosity, selflessness and family bonding. There are different types of festivals that are followed by different religions and by different sections of people. There are religious festivals, seasonal festivals, harvest festivals, and national festivals. It is to remind man that life should be celebrated in spite of many challenges to be faced. Festivals teach man to live one with nature, to pause and to ponder. It should be viewed as a time to harness our strength and vigor and pray to the heavens for such occasions as it lightens our spirits and give meaning for existence.

Shani Dev Maha Mantra

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Shani Dev, an Introduction Shani Dev is perhaps the most feared divine entity in the Hindu pantheon. He is one among the Nava Grahas, the nine planets that wield a strong influence in the lives of the individuals. It is planet Saturn who is known as Shani […]

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Lakshmi Mantra

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Greatness of Goddess Lakshmi Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, fertility and fortune. She is the divine consort of Lord Vishnu or Narayana, the supreme God of preservation and sustenance. Lakshmi is the universal mother, who is the embodiment of auspiciousness and prosperity, and hence, […]

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Blessings of Asitanga Bhairava

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Bhairava is an extremely aggressive form of Lord Shiva, the supreme God of dissolution. He has the power to quell evil, destroy adverse energies and spread positivity around. There are as many as 64 Bhairavas, who are said to be guarding the cardinal points and controlling the […]

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Forms of Bhairava

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Bhairava is an extremely aggressive form of Lord Shiva, the supreme God of destruction. He is also regarded as his wandering form. There are as many as 64 Bhairavas, who are all guarding the cardinal points and controlling the directions. Kala Bhairava is the chief of the […]

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Palani Murugan Temple – Vaikasi Visakam Festival

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Vaikasi Visakam is the day of incarnation of Lord Muruga. This occasion remains an extraordinary day for Muruga worship. Vaikasi Visakam is celebrated with piety and enthusiasm when the full Moon coincides with the auspicious Vishaka star in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May–June). Lord Muruga is […]

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History of Vaikasi Visakam Festival

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Vaikasi Visakam is the day of incarnation of Lord Muruga. This occasion remains to be an extraordinary day for Muruga worship. Vaikasi Visakam occurs when the full Moon coincides with the auspicious Vishaka star during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May–June) and is celebrated with piety and […]

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Narasimha Jayanthi – The Half Human, Half Lion God Avatar of Vishnu

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Narasimha, the Man-Lion Narasimha is an amazing incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the supreme God of protection and sustenance. ‘Nara’ is a human being and ‘Simha’ is a lion, and ‘Nara-Simha’ is thus a Man-Lion. Lord Vishnu had to take this unbelievably strange form, for overcoming the mighty […]

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Story of Narasimha Jayanthi

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Lord Vishnu is the supreme God of protection and sustenance. It is he, who takes upon himself the responsibility of safeguarding the lives of people and ensuring their peaceful existence in the world. For achieving this end, the Lord himself incarnates on earth from time to time, […]

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Things to Do On Shani Amavasya

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Importance of Shani Amavasya Shani Amavasya is the new Moon day that falls on a Saturday. Amavasya is regarded as the day of birth of Shani, and Saturday is the weekday dedicated to him. Hence, Shani Amavasya is considered to be a very special occasion for worshipping […]

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Things To Do On Shani Jayanti (Birthday of Saturn)

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Shani Dev, an Introduction Shani Dev is perhaps the most-feared divine entity in the Hindu pantheon. He is one of the Navagrahas, the nine planets, who wield a strong influence in the lives of the individuals. It is planet Saturn, who is known as Shani Dev. He […]

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Chitra Pournami – Legend Significance and Fasting Rules

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Chitra Pournami is a Hindu ritual dedicated to Chitragupta, assistant of the god of death, Yama, and the heavenly bookkeeper who maintains a record of all the deeds and actions of a person in their lifetime on earth. This day commemorates the birthday of Chitragupta and also […]

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How to Celebrate Chitra Pournami at Home

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About Chitra Pournami Chitra Pournami is a Hindu festival observed on the full moon day in the month of Chithirai or Chaitra, which corresponds to the months of April–May in the English calendar. It is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Chitragupta, the assistant of the […]

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