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Why Is Chitra Pournami Celebrated?

Why Is Chitra Pournami Celebrated?

Chitra Pournami is the full moon that falls on the first month of the Tamil calendar, known as Chithirai. This month is considered very auspicious. The day is dedicated to Chitragupta, the keeper of deeds, who is the assistant and official bookkeeper of Yama, the god of death. Chitra Pournami 2020 is on May 7. […]

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How is Shani Jayanti celebrated?

How is Shani Jayanti celebrated

What is Shani Jayanthi? Shani Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Shani (Saturn). He is one of the Navagrahas, or nine planets. He is also called ‘Shanishchara’. Saturdays are dedicated to Shani, and he rules the west direction. Shani is considered as a karmic planet as he punishes people who do evil things. One can […]

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Stories of Goddess Saraswati

Stories of Goddess Saraswati

Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge Goddess Saraswati is a much-revered Hindu goddess who represents knowledge and wisdom. It is said that without Saraswati, life would not exist in an orderly and organized manner. The story goes that after creating the universe, Brahma was inspecting his creation only to realize that it was not formed properly, […]

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Panchakshara Mantra Om Namah Shivaye

Panchakshara Mantra Om Namah Shivaye

The Panchakshara Mantra is a mantra which consists of 5 letters – na, ma, si, va, and ya. The term itself means ‘five letters’. It is associated with Om Namasivaya, which is a Vedic mantra for Lord Shiva. Five elements constitute the human body – earth, water, fire, wind, and sky. The five letters in […]

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Matangi Mantra

Matangi Mantra

Goddess Matangi is one of the ten Mahavidyas or Tantric goddesses. She is a fierce form of Goddess Durga and the Tantric form of Saraswati, who is the goddess of art and learning. She rules knowledge, speech, music, and the arts. It is believed that one can acquire supernatural powers by worshipping her. Such powers […]

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How to Worship Lord Hanuman

How to Worship Lord Hanuman

What is Hanuman Jayanti? Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated on 8th April 2020 to celebrate the birth of Lord Hanuman, one of the iconic Gods of the Hindu Pantheon. His devotion towards Lord Ram is unfathomable and recognized as one of the “Chiranjeevi’s”, immortals of this world. Hanuman Jayanti 2020 falls on the […]

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Why is Akshaya Tritiya the Most Auspicious Day for Marriage?

Why is Akshaya Tritiya the Most Auspicious Day for Marriage

Introduction: One of the most iconic celebrations of Hindus is Akshaya Tritiya, the symbol of growth, prosperity, and happiness. It is celebrated on 26th April 2020. Since it is the symbol of a new beginning, many people would conduct marriages on that day. It is believed that the couple who are getting married on this […]

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Why is Ram Navami Celebrated

Why is Ram Navami celebrated

Introduction: It is the promise from the Almighty, that “ Whenever the Dharma or the righteousness is trembling, he would ascend and protect Dharma”. This promise has been carried out for several Yugas, where it has been divided into four. Through his magnificent grace, he has incarnated several times, and descended to Earth, to protect […]

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Women’s Day Gift Ideas For 2020

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International Women’s Day 2020 is here! Once again, it’s time to celebrate womanhood, and the special women in your life – mother, daughter, wife, friend, lover, or whichever woman has made your life richer by her presence. On this special day, one way to express your love, affection, and gratitude to that special woman would […]

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April Month Festivals List 2020

Sri Rama Navami – April 2, 2020 – Thursday The Hindu festival of Rama Navami celebrates the day on which Vishnu incarnated in the human form of Sri Rama in the kingdom of Ayodhya. This was the seventh incarnation of Vishnu. Rama is said to have half the divine qualities of Vishnu. The word “Rama” […]

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Is Panguni month auspicious?

Is Panguni month auspicious

Introduction to Panguni Month: Panguni month is one of the auspicious months. Panguni is the last month of the year as per the Tamil calendar. It is the month where the celestial weddings or divine marriages of gods took place. Panguni Uthiram is one of the revered festivals of Tamilnadu, which is celebrated with a […]

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Why do we carry kavadi?

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Kavadi Introduction: Kavadi is associated with Lord Muruga. Kavadi and Thaipusam are inseparable Worship of Lord Muruga are intense and fierce. The word kavadi is made of Kaavu, and Thadi, where Kaavu denotes the curve, and the word Thadi denotes the word Log. Thus Kavadi is made of a log that is to be carried […]

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