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Avoid These 3 Foods (VEG) During Shravan Month

Hindus around the world celebrate the holy month of Shravan dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is celebrated for 30 days and devotees observe fast and perform special ‘abhishek’. In Hinduism,...

Camphor and Its Medicinal Uses

Botanical name of camphor is cinnamomum camphora. In India it is called and known as Kapoor, Karpur, or Karpooram. Its origin is said to be the Japan, Vietnam, and China....

8 Incarnations of Ganesha

The stories and legends of Lord Ganesha are referred in many pauranic texts out of which two Puranas viz. Ganesha Purana and Mudgala Purana (Upa Puranas) are totally dedicated to...

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What is the Hindu Calendar (Vikram Samvat)

In most of the world people follow English Calendar system also known as Georgian Calendar. However in India, we follow both English as well as Hindu calendar which is a...

Dussehra

What is the Significance of Celebrating Dussehra

Dus means ten and hara means defeat, Dussehra means defeat of 10 things. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami i.e. Vijay + Dashmi – victory over 10 vices. It is...

Nine Forms of Maa Durga

Goddess Durga is a form of Shakti, she is a combined evolution of Maa Saraswati, Maa Laxmi, and Maa Mahakali. These three Goddess are the energies of Lord Brahma, Lord...

What is the Importance of Navratri Festival

Navratri is a nine-day long highly religious festival of Maa Durga or Shakti celebrated by Hindus with great festivity.It comes twice on a year, once around March-April and the second...

karva chauth

What is the Importance of Karva Chauth

Karwa Chauth, also known as Karak Chaturthi (करक चतुर्थी), is an ages old one day festival for married women. There is immense importance of karva chauth among Indian women when...

shradh

What is the Importance of Shradh

According to our old literature, every son should perform the ritual of shradh. Shradh month is considered very auspicious in the Hindu religion. Shradh month is the occasion of presenting...

What is the Importance of Anant Chaturdashi

Anant, another name of Lord Vishnu, means eternal, and Chaturdashi means fourteen, Anant Chaturdashi, also known as Anant Chaudas, falls 10 days after Ganesh Chaturthi. According to Hindu calendar, it...

nirjala ekadashi

How to do Nirjala Ekadashi Fast

What is Nirjala Ekadashi Nirjala Ekadashi, also known as Pandava Bhima Ekadashi, or Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi, is a Hindu parva and a holy day generally falls on the every 11th...

Vasant-Panchami

Why do we Celebrate Vasant Panchami

Word ‘Basant’ means Spring. An important Indian festival, Basant Panchami, Vasant Panchami or Shree Panchami, is associated with the season of Spring. Spring is crowned as the king of all...

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Why do we celebrate Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival which marks the beginning of the harvest season and happiness of getting new crops to farmers. It is celebrated on the January 14...