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Tulsi Damodara Vivah

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Tulsi Damodara Vivah

Tulsi vivah puja is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or on Kartik Purnima day. Tulsi Vivah Vrat katha or the story of Tulasi Vivaha vratham is associated with the legend of King Jalandhar and his wife. The story explains the great devotion of Vrinda towards her husband and Lord Vishnu. Vrinda (Tulsi in her previous birth), […]

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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

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Significance of Dhanteras or Dhanatrayodasi and its Origin

Dhanteras or Dhan Teras marks the beginning of Diwali and is observed two days before Diwali. It is the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik Month and is also known as Dhantra Yodashi. In 2011, Dhanteras is on October 24. The importance of Dhanteras is that a new utensil or gold or silver […]

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Makara Sankranti Kite Festival Pictures

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Makara Sankranti Kite Festival Pictures

Significance of Makarasankranthi celeberations of makara sankranthi in india Legends of makara sankranthi Makara sankranthi kite flying festival Makara sankranthi kite flying festival pictures      

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Significance of Makara Sankranthi-kite festival

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Significance of Makara Sankranthi-kite festival

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 […]

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Makara Sankranthi-Legends

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Makara Sankranthi-Legends

The Puranas say that on this day Sun visits the house of his son Shani, who is the swami of Makar Rashi. These father & son do not ordinarily get along nicely, but inspite of any difference between each other Lord Sun makes it a point to meet each other on this day. From Uttarayana […]

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Makara Sankranthi – India

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Makara Sankranthi – India

Makar Sankranti is celebrated throughout India as a harvest festival. It is a way of giving thanks to the elements of nature that help man. This is the period when the winter recedes, paving the way for the summer. It is the time the farmers bring home their harvest. In the coast al regions, it […]

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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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