Significance of durga puja festival

The Durga Puja is celebrated in various parts of India in different styles. But the one basic aim of this celebration is to propitiate Shakti, the Goddess in Her aspect … Continue reading

Deepavali festival celebration history

DEEPAVALI or Diwali means “a row of lights”. It falls on the last two days of the dark half of Kartik (October-November). For some it is a three-day festival. It … Continue reading

Chaitra purnima festival day

THE TWELVE months of the Hindu year, based on the lunar calendar, are named after that star during whose ascendency the full moon of that month occurs. The full moon … Continue reading

Significance of maha shivratri puja festivals day

THIS FALLS on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This … Continue reading

Significance of varalakshmi vratham puja festivals day

LORD SHIVA describes the glory of this Vrata in the Skanda Purana. It is performed by a woman whose husband is still living. Maha Lakshmi is the abode of all … Continue reading

Importance of ram navami festival

Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram SALUTATIONS to Lord Rama, an Incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is measureless, who is of the nature of pure Consciousness and bliss, … Continue reading

Satyanarayana vratham pooja festivals day

YOU ARE all familiar with Narada Rishi. He is the Triloka Sanchari—the one who moves about in the three worlds. When he once visited the earth plane, there was great … Continue reading

Significance of skanda sashti puja festivals

PROSTRATIONS and humble salutations to Lord Subramanya, the Supreme Being, who is the ruler of this universe, who is the indweller of our hearts, who is the second son of … Continue reading