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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.

Karthigai Deepam At Tiruvannamalai – The Holy Hill of Fire

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Although many festivals are celebrated at the Arunachaleswara temple at Tiruvannamalai, Karthigai Deepam is the most significant festival, revered with great fervor and passion. Deepam falls on December 2nd this year and usually this festival is celebrated for 10 days and on the final Deepam day, a […]

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Significance of Karthigai Deepam

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Karthigai Deepam is one of the most revered Hindu festivals in the Southern India. The houses are adorned with beautifully lit lamps to ward off negativity and bring in peace and prosperity into their lives. Women worship for the wellbeing of their families and especially for their […]

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Importance of Shani Jayanti

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About Shani Jayanti The occasion of Shani Jayanti is a highly auspicious Hindu festival which falls on Vaishak Vaidya Chaturdashi Amavasya. The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Shani Dev, the Sun God. The occasion is celebrated all over the country, though the rituals and ceremonies […]

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Importance of Kartik month Vrat

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About Kartik month The month of Kartik falls under the Dakshinayana period and is regarded as highly auspicious for performing Sadhana. This period is significant in Hindu culture since it is the time when the year moves into the ‘Kaivalya Pada’. The Sadhanas pada is the period […]

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Facts and Significance of Arudra Darshan

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About Arudra Darshan The occasion of Arudra Darshan highlights Lord Shiva’s enormous capabilities and powers. Arudra Darshan is observed in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January) and falls on the full moon night of the month. This normally occurs when the Tiruvadirai (Arudra) star rules over the […]

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Significance of Margazhi Month

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About Marghazi Month The Tamil month of Marghazi is a very auspicious period for the people of India, especially for the residents in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Several important Hindu festivals occur during this period, which are observed with great fervor by devotees. The […]

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Significance of Kala Bhairava

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About Kala Bhairava Lord Kala Bhairav is a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva and the deity of effective time management. As everyone knows, time is the most important factor in the Universe and no one can reverse the effects of days gone by. Even the Gods are […]

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Performing Skanda Shasti Puja at home

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About Skanda Shasti Skanda Shasti is celebrated to mark the day when Lord Karthikeya, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is also known by many other names like Subramanya, Muruga, Skanda, and so on. Skanda Shasti falls on the sixth day of the […]

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Significance of Skanda Sashti

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About Skanda Sashti Skanda Shasti is observed to mark the victory of Lord Kartikeya by killing the demon Surapadman.This son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is also known by many other names like Subramanya, Muruga, Skanda, and so on. Skanda Shasti falls on the sixth day […]

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Significance Of The Arrival & Departure of Goddess Durga In Different Carriers Each Year

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Who is Goddess Durga? Durga is the supreme Goddess Adi-Parashakthi herself. The term Durga means ‘the invincible’. She is the embodiment of all shakthis, the great powers and remains the prime female deity of the Hindu pantheon. She is believed to be eternal, with no beginning or […]

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Significance of Navarathri

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What does Navarathri symbolize? Navarathri symbolizes the victory of good and the destruction of evil. It sends across an unambiguous message that the evil is not something that remains elsewhere outside, but is present very much as part of one’s own inner selves. The occasion cautions people […]

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When is Navarathri 2017 and how is it celebrated?

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What is Navarathri? Navarathri is one of the very important festivals of our country. Nava or Navam means number 9 and Rathri is night. The word Navarathri thus means Nine Nights that are considered very auspicious and are celebrated as such. The festival ends on the tenth […]

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