Navratri – Celebration of Good over Evil


सर्वमङ्गलमाङ्गल्ये शिवे सर्वार्थसाधिके । शरण्ये त्र्यम्बके गौरि नारायणि नमोऽस्तु ते ॥ Most auspicious of all auspicious, Parvati, Who fulfills all desires| Refuge of everything, Three-eyed, Devi(Parvati), Lakshmi, We salute you || This sloka from the scripture Devi Mahatmyam describes the powers of Great Mother Durga. Shri Devi Durga is mother of all powers and represents the

Ganesha Chaturthi 2017


Ganesha Chaturthi is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. The festival is yearly celebrated over a period of two weeks across the nation. During this festival, an idol of Lord Ganesha is worshipped by following all the rituals. The duration of the festival may vary from one and half day to five

Janmashtami 2017 | Krishna Janmashtami


  Janmashtami is a famous Hindu festival celebrated in the honor of Lord Krishna’s birthday. It is the day of reincarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Krishna. The festival is also popularly known as ‘Krishnashtami’ and ‘Gokul Ashtami’. As per the Hindu calendar, this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of

Vara MahaLakshmi Puja


Vara MahaLakshmi Puja and Vrath is a popular ritual observed by married women in the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh. Vara MahaLakshmi Vrath is a festival celebrated to appease goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. This festival falls in the holy month of Shravan on the first Friday before the Pournami

rudrabhishek puja 2017

Rudrabhishek Puja in 2017


Rudrabhishek Puja in 2017 Rudrabhishekh is a Hindu celebration in which Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra appearance, which is greeted by all Vedic scriptures as one of the supreme Pujas to eliminate all evils, to conquer all wishes and overall success. Lord Shiva is also known as Rudra and Rudrabhishek is the ceremonial

Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami 2017


Nag Panchami is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India, the devotees worship NagDevta (Snake God). As per Hindu calendar the festival is observed on the fifth day of the first half of the Lunar month of Shravan (July/August). The followers believe that Nag Devta can be pleased by worshiping the snakes as they are

Vikram Samvat 2074

Vikram Samvat 2074


CHAITRA SHUKLA PAKSHA PRATIPADA VIKRAM SAMVAT Happy New Year Vikram Samvat 2074 to you all!! Vikram Samvat (abbreviated as V.S.) is an era used in India and Nepal, just like the Christian era started in 1 CE. The Vikram Samvat started in 58/57 BCE in southern (purnimanta) and 57/56 BCE in northern (amanta) systems of

Lohri – The Harvest Festival


Lohri is a fun-filled festival full of life and energy and is mainly celebrated as a harvest festival. The festival marks the end of winter and the upcoming spring. Bonfires are lit, traditional songs and dances accompany the fire in the evening. Lohri is celebrated mostly in Northern states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal

Lord Ganesha’s family


How many of us know about Lord Ganesha’s family? Lord Ganesha is more popularly known as a celibate however the scriptures that are dedicated to Lord Ganesha (the Ganesha Purana and the Mudgala Purana) provide information about his wives Siddhi and Buddhi (also called Riddhi). “Siddhi” means spiritual power and “Buddhi” means intellect. Since Lord

Bandi Chhor Diwas – The Day of Liberation


“(When) the lamp is lit, darkness is dispelled. Where there is light of knowledge, ignorance is dispelled.” (Guru Granth Sahib p.791) Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated all over India to signify Lord Rama’s return home from 14 years in exile after destroying the demon god Ravana. However, in the Sikh tradition Diwali has