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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.

Significance of Shani Jayanti

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Shani Jayanti is celebrated as birthday of Lord Shani. It is also known as Shanischara Jayanti or Sani Jayanti. It falls on Amavasya (New Moon) Waning Phase in the Hindu Lunar month of Vaisakh (May – Jun). This year it falls on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Praying […]

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Reduce Malefic Effects of the 9 Planets with 9 Forms of Narasimha

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GRAND NAVA NARASIMHA HOMA: 9 DIVINE FORMS OF NARASIMHA LIVE on May 9, 2017 at 5:30 am PT / 8:30 am ET / 6:00 pm IST Did you know that the 9 Planets were liberated from the curse of sages and regained their status and powers as […]

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New Rituals on Royalty Wealth Day

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MORE CEREMONIES FOR MORE BLESSINGS ON Royalty Wealth Day Royal Akshaya Tritiya Ceremonies for Ever-Increasing Wealth LIVE starts on April 28, 2017 at 5:30 pm PT/ 8:30 pm ET| April 29, 2017 at 6:00 am IST According to scriptures, four important activities are to be performed on […]

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Learn About Incredible Wealth-Creation Yoga On Royalty Wealth Day

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Special Wealth-Creation Yoga on Royalty Wealth Day – Akshaya Tritiya 2017 There is a special planetary combination for wealth creation during this upcoming Akshaya Tritiya. It is particularly powerful this year due to the formation of a rare wealth creation yoga called Chandra Mangala yoga. On April […]

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VASANT NAVRATRI: THE NINE HOLY NIGHTS OF SPRING

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Navratri is an auspicious time when Adi Parashakti or Goddess Durga is worshiped. Navratri is celebrated five times a year. The two most celebrated Navratri festivals are Vasantha (beginning of spring) Navrathri and Sharad (beginning of autumn) Navratri held twice a year for nine days during the […]

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When is Akshaya Tritiya celebrated

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Akshaya Tritiya 2017 Akshaya Tritiya is the third day of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the month Apr-May. Akshaya Tritiya also called as Akha Teej is an auspicious festival for Hindus and Jains. This year it falls on April 28, 2017. The day is believed to bring […]

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Spiritual Significance of Maha Shivaratri

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Maha Shivaratri in the month of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi is considered extremely crucial to the devotees of Lord Shiva. Skanda Purana describes the significance of devotion to Shiva on this day of Maha Shivratri with day –night fasts and all-night vigil along with Shiva Pooja and […]

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Aadi Perukku – Monsoon Festival for the Goddess

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Not many people other than the natives of the state of Tamil Nadu in India are aware of the Aadi Perukku festival. Even the people of the modern cosmopolitan city of Chennai may not know of the special day. However, those residing in villages and small townships […]

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The Significance of Aadi Amavasya Pooja

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Chandogya Upanishad cites a dialogue between father Uddalaka Aruni and his son Svetaketu. The father explains to his son that anything experienced in the physical world exists as it is, yet there is a greater truth beyond it all. The father provides this example to his son: […]

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5 Things to Do for Dad on Father’s Day

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Just around the corner, Father’s Day 2017 is on June 18th, following Mother’s Day almost at its heels and summoning you once again into acts of gratitude towards the parents who nurtured that precious life in you. Yes, on the day you were born, your father had […]

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Aadi Perukku– Festival for Growth and Prosperity

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The Tamil month of Aadi (mid-July to mid-August) is an auspicious time to connect with the divine energy of the Goddess. On the 18th day of this month, the divine energy manifests in the form of nature’s precious gift – water. The day is known as Aadi […]

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Importance of Vaikasi Visakam

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Vaikasi Visakam is the celebration of Muruga’s energy. Muruga is the archetype who gives you strength, self-confidence, and bestows you with a winner’s consciousness, and Vaikasi Visakam is the day celebrated as his birthday. There are specific times to access the energies of an archetype. The Vedic […]

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