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Akshayya Trutiya

Vaishakh Shuddha Trutiya – the 3rd day of bright half of Lunar Month Vaishakh is known as Akshayya Trutiya.  It is one of the 3½ Muhurta (Auspicious days).  New purchases like house, land, vehicle, Gold, Silver etc… starting new venture, business etc… is done on this day. Akshayya means the …

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Hanuman Jayanti

On the day of Chaitra Shuddha Paurnima (Full Moon Day) the birth day of Bajarangbali Hanuman is celebrated in Temples of Hanuman.  Especially those who take regular exercise in gymnasium; practice wrestling and play adventure sports are devotees of Lord Hanuman because he is the God of Strength. Lord Hanuman …

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Hindu Rituals

Why are these Hindu Rituals / Samskaras? Hindu Scriptures, places human species as a part of animal kingdom in lines with the modern evolutionary biologists and shows the way to divine and make human life sublime. All the activities of animals are directed towards i) food, ii) sleep, iii) procreation …

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Hinduism A Perspective

Salutations to the Holy Guru who sits in the blissful posture under the banyan tree explaining the Supreme Truth with the silence. Salutations to that Source of knowledge, Salutations to that Giver of knowledge, Salutations to that Kindler who is the Supreme Truth Itself. Praising His Holy Feet, my wealth, …

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Holi festival

Significance of Holi from puranas Holi is the festival of colors. This is observed in a grand fashion in India. However not many know the traditional significance of this festival. History of Holi After dakshayAga(1), shakti took the form of the daughter of the mountain king himavAn called pArvatI. From the early childhood she …

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RudrAksha Significance

RudrAksh is one of the most important things for the devotees of Lord shiva. The word rudrAksha means the eye of Lord rudra (rudrAksha – rudra + aksha). The rudraksha beads are worn by the Lord and Its devotees. rudraxa beads proven to have very good positive effect in one who wears …

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Shiva ratri vratam

Shiva rathri is one of the most auspicious vratas for the devotees of Lord shiva. The purANas explain the grand significance of this vrata. Especially Skandha Maha puraNa has the details of the way to observe the vrata. History of shivaratri Once when everything in all the worlds got reduced …

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Vat Savitri Pooja

Vat savitri Pooja is performed on the Jyeshtha Paurnima (Full Moon Day).  On this occasion, the married women worship the Vata Vruksha (Banyan Tree – which is also the national Tree of India). Some ladies cut a branch of Banyan Tree, bring it home and worship it.  After the pooja …

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Vyas Paurnima

Ashadh Shuddha 15 (Paurnima) is celebrated as Vyas Poojan or Guru Poojan Day. When the Gurus (Teachers) are worshipped felicitated and offered Guru Dakshina (Money or Kinds) as a gratitude towards their contribution in the life of the human being. On this day Adhya Guru Lord Krishna and Param Guru …

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