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Significance of Makara Sankranthi

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Significance of Makara Sankranthi

Makar Sankranti is India’s major festival. This day, sun moves from Tropic of Capricorn(Dakhshinayan) to Tropic of Cancer(Uttarayana). Makar Sankranti is celebrated in different states of nation with different names. In Tamil Nadu it is called Pongal. In Assam it is celebrated as Magh Bihu and Bhogal Bihu. In states of Punjab and Haryana it […]

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The True Meaning of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi

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The True Meaning of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodashi

AS the country gears up to celebrate a time of great joy and rejoice in a multitude of festivities including light, sweets, gifts and new possessions, one can’t help but wonder the real significance of this festive season. Case in point, bring up the word ‘Dhanteras’ and chances are everyone around you will immediately talk […]

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Chaturmasya vrata FAQ

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Chaturmasya vrata  FAQ

Hindu religion and culture is a collection of many traditions and good practices. It abounds with a variety of festivals, rituals, conventions and sacred days. Even though the practices related to individual festivals and rituals may differ, the central theme running through all of them is pleasing the Lord. The Puranas are the main source […]

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Akshaya Tritiya Pooja

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Akshaya Tritiya Pooja

Akshaya tritiya is very auspicious day. It is practice in madhwa community to apply sandal wood paste to Sri Guru Raghavendra swami brindavana and Lord Sri Narasimha. This grand decoration is a cynosure to eyes . The sandal wood paste which is applied on brindavana is taken out next day and distributed to devotees. Sandal […]

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Akshaya Tritiya is the Single Most Powerful Day for Charities.

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Akshaya Tritiya is the perfect day to make new beginnings so that they produce imperishable results, to practise the art of giving to ensure infinite returns, and to maximize the divine blessings in your life by performing only auspicious actions. The ancient seers reveal that prayers on this day will pave a road for riches […]

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Akshaya Tritiya

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Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya also referred as Akha Teej, is considered as the most auspicious days of all by Hindus in India. The pious day of Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day (Tithi) of bright phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. The name Akshaya Tritiya describes the special planetary positions of […]

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The Anantha Chaturdashi-Vrata

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The Anantha Chaturdashi-Vrata

The Anantha chaturdashi-vrata (Bhadrapada shukla Chaturdashi) is widely observed in India. It is also called ‘Ananthapadmanabha-vrata’. Lord Vishnu appeared on this day as Padmanabha lying on the couch of Anantha Sesha (the thousand-hooded serpent). Anantha vrata is observed with the intention of fulfillment of worldly desires (‘kamya vrata’). This vrata is mainly observed for regaining […]

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