Krishna Janmastami

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Aug 19 2016 Comments

Krishna Janmastami also called as Golukastami is one of the most popular festivals, observed as the birthday of Loard Krishna in India. The festival is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in the month of July or August. This holy festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon according to the Hindu calendar. In 2016 the auspicious day of Krishna Janmastami is celebrated on 25th August (Thursday).

Varamahalakshmi Vratha

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Aug 12 2016 Comments

Varamahalakshmi Vratha is one of the most significant festivals in India which is celebrated on the Second Friday or the Friday before full moon day - Poornima in the month of Shravana, also called which corresponds to the Gregorian months of July–August.

On the auspicious day of Varamahalakshmi Vratha, goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity is worshipped. Goddess Varamahalakshmi was incarnated from the milky ocean, popularly known as Kshira Sagar. She is described as having the complexion of milky ocean and decorated with similar color clothes. It is believed that goddess Varamahalakshmi, the goddess bestows boons fulfills all cravings of her devotees.

Rakshabandhan and Its Celebration

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Aug 5 2016 Comments

Rakshabandhan or Rakhi is one of the most awaited festivals for Hindu community in India which is celebrated during Shravan Maas (July-August) on Purnima, the full moon day according to Hindu calendar.

 The festival of Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan indicates the message of brotherhood as the sister ties a Rakhi, sacred thread of love and bond on the wrist of her brother on this day and in return, the brother vows to protect her from all troubles. Signifying sister's unconditional love and care to her brother, the Rakhi festival holds so much importance in the Hindu family structure.

Bheemana Amavasya

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Aug 4 2016 Comments

Each custom has a myth behind its creation. It is these age-old traditions that offer a reprieve to our monotonous life. More often, no celebrations are performed in the month of Ashada as per Hindu calendar. The last day of Ashada, no moon day or Amavasya is celebrated as the Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka. This last day of Ashada (Amavasya) has a lot of significance and is celebrated in different places across India but the tradition differs from place to place.

Guru Purnima and Its Significance

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Jul 13 2016 Comments
Indians attach supreme importance to spiritual gurus. Guru Purnima is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists to offer respect to their teachers, express their gratitude and seek blessings from their teachers. This auspicious occasion is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) during the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July). In the year 2016, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on 19th July.

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