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South India Celebrates Skanda Shasti and North India Worship Sun God


Skanda Shasti: Muruga’s Day of Victory in 6-Day Battle The occasion of Skanda Shasti is meant for worshipping Lord Skanda or Muruga. Shasti is the sixth Thithi or the lunar day, and here, it refers to the one falling in Shukla Paksha, the bright fortnight of the […]

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Skanda Shasti : Muruga’s 6 Special Abodes


Muruga: The God of Tamils Muruga, also known in many other names such as Subramanya, Karthikeya, Shanmuga, and Skanda, is a highly popular God worshipped in South India. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati and remains a unique personality, a […]

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Jupiter Transit in Scorpio 2018 and Effects on all Zodiac Signs


Jupiter is the fortune planet which brings profound happiness, wealth and auspiciousness in our lives. Learn how the upcoming Jupiter transit impacts your moon sign for the next 13 months after Jupiter enters the sign of transformation, Scorpio on Oct. 11, 2018 (IST). Jupiter Transit 2018 Effects […]

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October Month Festivals List 2018


Gandhi Jayanthi– October 2nd,Tuesday Gandhi Jayanthi is the day of birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the great son of India. He was born when the country was suffering under the British rule. Gandhi inspired the people through his words and deeds, united them against all divisions of caste, […]

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Importance of Tamil Month Purattasi


Purattasi and its Importance There are three months in the Tamil calendar which are regarded particularly holy for worships. These are Aadi, Purattasi, and Margazhi. As these months are virtually dedicated for prayers and religious activities, auspicious functions like marriages are not generally celebrated then. Of these, […]

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Learn About The Power Of Saturn Explained In Vedic Astrology


Power of Saturn Explained in Vedic Astrology   Saturn is the most giving and also can be the most severe and challenging planet. Saturn turning direct gives you new opportunities and helps you set strong intentions and redefine your relationship and career goals. In Vedic astrology, Saturn […]

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Importance of Ancestors in Vedic Scriptures


Significance of Ancestors and Ancestral Ceremonies in Your Life Vedic scriptures teach that we must remember and perform Tarpanam, ceremonies to deceased ancestors, for at least 3 generations. The scriptures also mention that our departed ancestors’ souls are elevated beings equivalent to gods. They deserve to be […]

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September Month Festivals List 2018


Venus Enters Libra – September 1st, Saturday Shukra Graha or Venus is an important planet, which is regarded as auspicious. It represents the noble emotion of love and also stands for welcome features like beauty, artistic temperament, pleasures, and comforts. Venus, thus, denotes almost all aspects that […]

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Learn About the Food Practice on Varalakshmi Vratham Day


A lot has been said about the origin and purpose of Varalakshmi Pooja, but considering that it is a day when people observe fasts, how much has been spoken about the food to be consumed on this day? If you are thinking about this as I do, […]

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Nagula Chavithi and Naga Chaturthi, Festivals for Snake Gods


Nagula Chavithi and Naga Chaturthi, these are the auspicious days to celebrate and honor the snake gods. Nagula Chavithi falls on the fourth day in the Lunar month of Kartik (Oct-Nov) after Deepavali Amavasya (New Moon day) and mainly celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of […]

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August Month Festivals List 2018


Venus Enters Virgo – August 1st, Wednesday Planet Venus, the Shukra Graha, is one of the important planets that are considered benefic. It represents love, perhaps the noblest of emotions and denotes much-valued aspects like beauty, romance, artistic temperament, pleasures, and comforts. Venus thus stands for everything […]

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Why Should You Offer Tarpanam During Mahalaya


Mahalaya Amavasya – The Sacred Day of Ancestors Mahalaya Amavasya is the special and critical new Moon, which is considered auspicious for honoring your ancestors. This new Moon day is also called Sarva Pitri Amavasya, as it has the power to relieve your ancestral souls and help […]

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