Guru Purnima

Hari Om THE FULL moon day in the month of Ashad (July-August) is an extremely auspicious and holy day of Guru Purnima. On this day, sacred to the memory of the great sage, Bhagavan Sri Vyasa, Sannyasins settle at some place to study and discourse on the thrice-blessed Brahma Sutras composed by Maharishi Vyasa, and … Continue reading Guru Purnima

Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

Hari Om Ashadhi Ekadashi is one of the most important religious festivals that is celebrated with grandness in Maharashtra and other parts of India. This ceremony is generally held at Pandharpur where a huge number of devotees gather to celebrate the festival. It is a religious procession festival which is held every year during the … Continue reading Ashadhi Ekadashi and Vithoba (Panduranga) of Pandharpur

Vaikasi Visakam – The Festival of Birth Anniversary of Lord Muruga

Hari Om Vaikasi Visakam (Vishakam), which falls in the month of Vaisaki, according to the Hindu calendar, will be celebrated usually in the month of May-June. The auspicious day marks the birth anniversary of Lord Muruga or (Skanda or Karthikeya or Subramanya). Devotees celebrate this day with great glory and reverence to Lord Muruga by performing … Continue reading Vaikasi Visakam – The Festival of Birth Anniversary of Lord Muruga

Chitra Poornima (Pournami) – The Hindu Tamil Festival

Hari Om Chitra Pournami is celebrated in a grand manner by Tamils or Tamil people. Chitra Pournami is celebrated as one of the 13 Tamil Festivals by Tamil people and celebrations and rituals remarking Chitra Pournami is carried out differently in different parts. In lunar calendar the twelve months of the Hindu year are named … Continue reading Chitra Poornima (Pournami) – The Hindu Tamil Festival

Akshaya Trithiya – The Most Auspicious Day for the Hindus

Hari Om Akshaya Trithiya (Punyakal) Akshaya Trithiya, or Akha Teej, is a highly auspicious day which falls on the third day after Amavasi (new moon day) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. All Deities', Ancestors' and Goddess Lakshmiji’s Fullest Blessings are bountifully showered on this day. As per Hindu astrology and almanac, each second on … Continue reading Akshaya Trithiya – The Most Auspicious Day for the Hindus

Tamil New Year Day and Baisakhi

Hari Om Tamil Puthandu is known as Chithirai thirunal better known as Tamil New Year celebrated on the first day of Tamil calender Chitirai month by Tamils and popularly celebrated as Varusha Pirappu or Chithirai Kani. This Festival is celebrated by all the Tamils across world wide. The Tamil New Year follows the spring equinox … Continue reading Tamil New Year Day and Baisakhi

Panguni Uthiram Festival

Hari Om Significance of Panguni Uthiram Festival On the day of Panguni Uthiram in March/April, a full moon transits through the star Uttara-phalguni. A full moon day coinciding with the day of Uttara Palguni or Uthiram star in the twelfth month of Hindu calendar, Phalgun or Paguni is an auspicious time. Panguni Uthiram is an … Continue reading Panguni Uthiram Festival

Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

Hari Om Holi Festival IN DAYS of yore, there were communities of cannibals in India. They caused much havoc. They threatened the lives of many innocent people. One of them was Holika or Putana. She took immense delight in devouring children. Sri Krishna destroyed her and thus saved the little children. Even today, the effigy … Continue reading Holi Festival – Significance and Relevance

Sankatahara Chaturthi – The Important Vrat Ritual

Hari Om Sankashti Chaturthi (Hindi: संकष्टी चतुर्थी, Telugu: సంకటహర చతుర్థి, Tamil: சங்கடஹர சதுர்த்தி, Gujarati: સંકષ્ટી ચતુર્થી ) also called Sankatahara Chaturthi in south Indian states, is an auspicious festival for Hindus, celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha. Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnimasi or full moon during … Continue reading Sankatahara Chaturthi – The Important Vrat Ritual