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How to celebrate Nag Panchami?

How to celebrate Nag Panchami?

It is on the fifth day of the bright half of the Shravan that Naga Panchami, or the festival of snakes, is celebrated in India. Snake worship, no doubt, owes its origin to man’s natural fear of these reptiles. However, in Hindu culture, they own a prominent place. Hindu mythologies are filled with stories and fables about snakes, the most …

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Why 21 June was chosen as International Yoga Day?

International Day of Yoga

United Nations has passed a resolution declaring June 21 every year as the International Yoga Day (World Yoga Day). India‘s Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the International Community to adopt 21 June as the International Yoga Day. Every year in Northern hemisphere, the Summer Solstice falls on June 21. It is the day when Day is longest and the …

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What is the Buddha’s teaching about caste and colour?

What is the Buddha's teaching about caste and colour?

Buddha’s teaching about caste and colour: There is no division of caste and colour in Buddhism. In some country, the caste system is a very important social structure. However, Buddhism is free from caste, racial, and gender prejudices. Everyone is equal in spiritual potential. Buddha’s teaching about caste and colour The Buddha explained that a man’s virtues or vices depend …

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What is Baisakhi Day?

What is Baisakhi Day?

Baisakhi Day or Vaisakhi Day of March 30th, 1699 is of significant importance for the Sikhs. It was on this day that Guru Gobind Singh – the Tenth Guru of the Sikhs founded the Akal Khalsa (Community of the Pure) at a ceremony organized at Keshgarh Sahib near Anandpur Sahib. The Akal Khalsa played a significant role in resistance against …

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What is Baisakhi?

What is Baisakhi?

On this memorable Baisakhi day (March, 30 of A.D. 1699), Guru Gobind Singh Sahib called a big meeting at Kesgarh Sahib near the City of Anandpur Sahib. Between fifty to eighty thousand Sikhs attended this meeting. When all were expecting to hear words of comfort and consolation from the lips of their Guru, they were perturbed to see him with …

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What is Baisakhi and how it is celebrated?

Baisakhi Festival Images

For people in northern parts of India, especially the Sikhs, Baisakhi is a mega event – it is a religious festival, harvest festival and New Year‘s Day all rolled into one. In April, this day marks the beginning of the Hindu solar New Year. In fact, this day is celebrated all over the country as New Year day, under different …

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What is Baisakhi Mela?

What is Baisakhi Mela?

India is land of festivals and unique traditions. People in this country celebrate any occasion with immense joy and elation. Baisakhi is one festival in the country which is celebrated with loud celebrations and merriment throughout the country. However, the zealous and vibrant celebrations in Punjab can’t be compared to the celebration at any other place in the country. One …

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How did Hanuman meet Rama?

How did Hanuman meet 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 Ravana. Their quest brought them near Pampa Lake at the foot of Mount Rishyamukha (in Koppal district near Hampi in Karnataka), where the monkey king Sugriva and his ministers were hiding. Sugriva, who was being …

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