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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.

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


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


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


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)


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


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


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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Sri Rama Navami


Dos and Don’ts to feel the ecstasy of Lord Rama     Sri Rama Navami is an important event in the calendar for people living in India and abroad. It marks the birthday of Lord Rama, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the human form. Lord Vishnu […]

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra – Most Powerful & Life Restoring


Mahamrityunjaya mantra, also known as Triyambakam Mantra is dedicated to Rudra, the fierce form of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is adored as Mrityunjaya – meaning, he who conquers death. Worshipping Lord Shiva with Mahamrityunjaya mantra assuages the fear of death and blesses one with health, wealth, prosperity […]

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Auspicious Timings to Buy Gold on Akshaya Tritiya 2018


Traditional wisdom lays emphasis in the selection of muhurtha (auspicious timing) for any activity. It is highly important to choose the right time, favorable day and Nakshatra (star) to commence any propitious activity to reap fruitful results. Gold has a traditional significance amongst the Hindu community and […]

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Significance of Rama Navami


About Rama Navami Rama Navami celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Sri Ram. The day falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month in (March-April). The day assumes even more significance since it coincides with the last day of Chaitra Navratri. Rama Navami is a major […]

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Significance of Sawan Somwar Vrat


About Sawan Somwar Vrat The month of Shravan presents a unique opportunity to connect with divine forces that rule our fate. It is a highly auspicious period to connect with the deities by offering worship and obeisance. This month is also ideal for worshiping Lord Shiva and […]

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Significance of Rohini Vrat


About Rohini Vrat Rohini Vrat is a sacred Indian ritual which is mainly observed by the Jain community. The ritual begins when the Rohini Nakshatra rises in the sky after sunrise; this event occurs once in twenty seven days. The day of this ‘Vrat’ (fast) is considered […]

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