Gauri Habba


Gauri Habba (Festival) is celebrated in households a day before Ganesha Chaturthi. Gauri Maa, a very fair complexioned incarnation of Goddess Parvati, is worshiped for her ability to bestow upon her devotees power, courage and valour. She is the most powerful of all the Goddesses and is the very incarnation of Aadi Shakti Mahamaya. During

Rakshabandhan – Some Legends and History


Rakshabandhan is a celebration of most pure and loving relationship of brothers and sisters. The term Rakshabandhan means ‘knot of protection’ in Sanskrit and the festival is also called Rakhi Purnima or simply Rakhi. The festival is observed throughout India irrespective of caste and creed, On this day sister ties a thread around her brother’s

Why do we say Namaste?


Indians greet each other with Namaste. The two palms are placed together in front of the chest and the head bows whilst saying the word Namaste. This greeting is for all – people younger than us, of our own age, those older than friends, even strangers and us. There are five forms of formal traditional

Why do we chant Om?


  Om is one of the most chanted sound symbols in India. It has a profound effect on the body and mind of the one who chants and also on the surroundings. Most mantras and vedic prayers start with Om.  All auspicious actions begin with this powerful word. It is even used as a greeting