First Day of Navarathri – Devi Shailputri


Oct 1 2016 Comments
The first day is devoted to the Goddess 'Shailputri', the daughter of the Himalayas. She is a form of Shakti, the companion of Lord Shiva. Shailaputri literally means the daughter (putri) of the mountains (shaila). Differently known as Sati Bhavani, Parvati or Hemavati is the daughter of Hemavana - king of Himalayas. She is the first among Navadurgas. The embodiment of the power of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara (Shiva), she rides a bull and carries a trident and a lotus in her two hands.

Dasara Celebration in Various parts of India


Sep 27 2016 Comments

Dasara is a widely celebrated festival of India and is commonly known as Vijayadashmi. The enthusiastic and vibrant festivities of Dasara are celebrated in different ways across India based on the various regional and cultural legends attached with it, since India is a magical land of diversities.

Celebration and Significance of Anantha Padmanabha Vratha


Sep 15 2016 Comments
Anantha Padmanabha Vratha is an auspicious celebration devoted to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu appears as Anantha Padmanabha, reclining on the couch of “Anantha”, a thousand hooded serpents. Anantha also means “infinite”. This vratha is performed by married couple for conjugal bliss.

Bakri-Eid Celebration in India


Sep 10 2016 Comments
Bakri-Eid or Eid al-Adha, the “Festival of Sacrifice” is observed each year on the 10th day of Dhul-Hagg, the last month of the lunar year. In 2016, Bakri-Eid begins on 12th September evening and ends on 13th September evening, dates may vary.

5 Special Recipes for Ganesha Chaturthi


Aug 29 2016 Comments
Ganesha Chaturthi also called as Vinayaka Chavathi is one of the most important festivals celebrated throughout India during Bhaadrapada Maasa according to Hindu calendar, during the month of August or September, traditionally held on 4th day of first fortnight-Shukla Chaturthi.

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