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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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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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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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Ram Navami Cards In Hindu Culture

Ram Navami Cards: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Today, a number of gift galleries have come up with attractive greeting cards for various ceremonious occasion. It is not surprising to see greeting cards for Hindu festivals flocking the markets, because sending and receiving cards has become customary amongst the people. Greeting cards for religious occasions such as Ram Navami are also available in India, in most of the …

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Rama Navami Pooja Vidhi in Hindus

Ram Navami Pooja: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Rama Navami is celebrated with great zeal by Hindus all over the world. It is a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the son of King Dasharath and Queen Kaushalya is regarded as the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme Hindu deity. According to the old Indian epics, Ram was born after a …

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Rama Navami Celebrations in Chaitra Navratri

Rama Navami Celebrations: Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrated with fun and religious fervor by Hindus across different parts of India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most worshiped Hindu Gods. He is regarded as the epitome of humankind, the ideal son, husband and father. Every year, Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of …

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Legend of Holi: Dhundhi The Ogress

It is believed that there was once an Ogress called Dhundhi in the kingdom of Prithu (or Raghu). The female monster used to specially trouble little children who became fed-up of her. Dhundhi, had a boon from Lord Shiva that she would not be killed by gods, men nor suffer from arms nor from heat, cold or rain. These boons …

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Holi in Maharashtra: Shimga or Rangpanchami

Holi in Maharashtra - Shimga, Rangpanchami Celebrations

People of Maharashtra have their own grand style of celebrating Holi. Besides other things, not to be missed is their mouthwatering delicacy – Puran Poli. Holi is called Shimga or Rangpanchami People of Maharashtra commonly know this festival of colors by the name of Shimga or Rangpanchami. For, the play of colors is reserved for the fifth day here. The …

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Holi Pooja Process: Holika Dahan Puja

Holi Pooja Process - Hindu Culture & Traditions

Holi Pooja takes place a day before the Holi Festival. This day is called as ‘Holika Dahan‘. There is no special pooja performed on the Holi day. This day is only meant for celebrations and play of colors. Holika Dahan is the major ritual performed at the time of Holi which is also considered an important Holi Puja. People light …

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Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

The Legend of Holi There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Narayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried …

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