Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in New Delhi

Legends of Hanuman: Stories of Lord Hanuman

Legends of Hanuman: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Hanuman ji is considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman is one of the popular gods of the Hindu religion and is worshiped all over the world. Life of Hanuman is a legend in itself, for his immeasurable love towards his Prabhu Ram. Here, are some stories of Sri Hanuman’s life that shows his supreme devotion for Lord …

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Hanuman Jayanti Vrat Vidhi & Significance

Hanuman Jayanti Vrat: Hindu Culture & Traditions

The birth of Lord Hanuman, the Vanara God, is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti by the entire Hindu community. An ardent devotee of Lord Rama, Lord Hanuman is worshiped for his immense passion and dedication to the Lord. The Hindus consider Lord Hanuman as a symbol of strength, energy and unfathomable devotion. An important festival of the Hindus, Hanuman Jayanti is …

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Hanuman: Epic Hero of Ramayana, Mahabharata

Hanuman: An Epic Hero

It is hard to find a mythical character who is at once so powerful, learned, philosophic, humble and amusing! Hanuman features prominently in the great epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Hanuman Meets Lord Rama Hanuman met Rama and his brother Lakshmana while Rama was in exile in the jungle, and searching for his wife Sita who was abducted by …

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Navratri Date: Chaitra & Sharad Navratri Dates

Navratri Date - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri is an important Hindu festival, celebrated with religious fervor and great enthusiasm by the Hindus in different parts of the country. It is celebrated twice a year – in March-April (as Chaitra Navratri) and in October-November. While the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as Rama Navami, the festival celebrated in September-October (Sharad Navratri) commemorates the victory of …

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महाशिवरात्रि पर्व का महत्त्व

शिवपुराण के अनुसार सृष्टि के निर्माण के समय महाशिवरात्रि की मध्यरात्रि में शिव का रूद्र रूप प्रकट हुआ था। महाशिवरात्रि के विषय में मान्यता है कि इस दिन भगवान भोलेनाथ का अंश प्रत्येक शिवलिंग में पूरे दिन और रात मौजूद रहता है। इस दिन शिव जी की उपासना और पूजा करने से शिव जी जल्दी प्रसन्न होते हैं। हिन्दुओं के …

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Maha Mrityunjay Mantra: Tryambakam Mantra

Maha Mrityunjay Mantra - Tryambakam Mantra (Death-conquering Verse)

One of the ancient Sanskrit mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is a verse of Yajurveda. It is the great death-conquering mantra, which is popularly referred to as Tryambakam Mantra, as it is identified with the three-eyed Hindu deity – Lord Shiva. The Mantra has many names and forms. It is sometimes called the Rudra Mantra, with reference to the furious face …

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Maha Shivaratri Legends And Related Stories

Maha Shivaratri Legends: Hindu Culture & Traditions

There are various legends related to the auspicious festival of Maha Shivratri. These legends are similar in one sense, as they all throw light on the greatness of Lord Shiva and his supremacy over all other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. They also explain the importance of fasting on Shivratri and chanting the name of Lord Shiva, while staying awake all …

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Maha Shivaratri Songs, Bhajans And Prayers

Maha Shivaratri Songs: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor Lord Shiva, one of the deities of the Hindu Trinity. During the daytime of the festival, people indulge in activities such as preparations for the Maha aarti that would be performed at night. Some Hindu committees also organize cultural programs to praise the lord. In the night, people remain awake and …

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Shiva Aarti: Jai Shiv Onkara Har Shiv Onkara

Reciting Lord Shiva Aarti on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri is believed to invoke divine blessings of Lord Shiva. This aarti is sung in the praise of the Lord and is recited by Shiv bhakts (devotees) around the world. If daily recited at the time of puja, the aarti is said to provide you the special blessings of the …

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Shivaratri: Great Night of Shiva

Shivaratri - Great Night of Shiva

Shiva the ‘great yogi’ and cosmic dancer is everywhere: in art, in dance, even on key-chains and pendants. One can see him there with matted, braided locks, whirling with a drum in his hand The celebrations connected with Shivaratri, the Great Night of Shiva – Mahadeva as he is; at the same time Bhutnatha — span the folk and the …

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