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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.

February 2018 Leo Monthly Horoscope

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Leo February 2018 Horoscope – General Involvement in spiritual matters can bring you a lot of benefits during this month. You may have to embark on a challenging career-related trip during the first half of the month. You could also experience a little confusion in making decisions […]

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Significance of Nagula Chavithi

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About Nagula Chavithi Nagula Chavithi is considered as an auspicious day to perform the Naga Pooja (serpent worship) ritual. The day is observed on the Chaturthi (fourth day) after Amavasya (new moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Karthika’. The festivals of Nag Panchami and Nagasashti are observed […]

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Significance of Mangala Gauri Vrat

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About Mangala Gauri Vrat Mangala Gauri ‘Vrat’ (fast) is observed in honor of Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. The fast is observed every Tuesday in the Hindu month of ‘Shravan’ (July-August). Parvati is regarded as the symbol of power and also embodies the virtues of […]

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Festivals of Thai Month

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The Tamil month of Thai is the tenth month of the Tamil calendar and falls between mid-Jan to mid-Feb. It is regarded as an auspicious month. ‘Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum’ is a famous Tamil saying which means ‘With the dawn of Thai month, every effort will flourish […]

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Significance of Magha Month

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Magha is the eleventh month in the Tamil lunar calendar and is considered very auspicious for occasions such as marriage, house warming, upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony) etc. Magha month begins during the dawn of the day for heaven. In lunar calendars, Magha is the eleventh month and […]

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Purattasi Month – Significance

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Purattasi is the sixth month of the Tamil calendar, which falls between mid-Sep to mid-Oct every year. This month is one of the auspicious months and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara (form of Lord Vishnu). The month is named after the star(s) on the Full Moon day […]

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Chaitra Month – Significance & Festivals

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‘Chaithra’ in Sanskrit means sanctuary and refers to the beginning of Spring season (Mar – Apr). According to Hindu mythology, on the first day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of the Chaitra month, Lord Brahma began his creation of the universe. Hence, this day is observed […]

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Aadi Month – Significance & Festivals

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Aadi is the 4th month of the Tamil calendar, which falls between mid-July to mid-August. This month marks the commencement of dawn or nighttime for the Devas (demi-gods), known as Dakshinayana Punyakalam. The month is considered extremely auspicious for performing religious activities and worshipping the divine, especially […]

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5 Important Things To Do On Vaikunta Ekadasi

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Vaikunta Ekadasi is the special day for Lord Vishnu, which is ideal for seeking spiritual enlightenment. This is also the day, when Lord Vishnu keeps his doors to ‘Vaikunta’ or his heavenly abode open for his beloved devotees. Express your love for Vishnu by doing these five […]

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Procedure to Observe Fasting on Vaikunta Ekadasi

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Vaikunta Ekadasi, also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi is the most sacred day for Lord Vishnu, which offers easy access to reach the Lord. Of the 24 Ekadasis in a year, this is considered the most important, as fasting on this day can reap benefits equivalent to fasting […]

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Hanuman Jayanthi – A Spiritual Celebration

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Introduction Hanuman Jayanthi is the day of birth of Lord Hanuman on earth and it is celebrated with piety all over the country. Hanuman is a great devotee of Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the God of protection and perseverance. Also known as Maruthi, he […]

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Significance of Narasimha Jayanti

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About Narasimha Jayanti Narashimha Jayanti is an important Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu and celebrates his fourth Avatar on Earth as ‘Narashimha’ (half-man, half-lion form). It is observed on the fourteenth day of the Shukla Paksha in Vishakh month (April-May). It was on the twilight of […]

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