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Mahayana Hinayana Buddhism: Sects & Beliefs

Mahayana Hinayana Buddhism: Sects & Beliefs

The main spiritual goal of Buddhism is to attain ‘Nirvana’, which means the spiritual liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Buddhism religion does not believe in the existence of god and questions the Hindu practice of elaborate ceremonies, image worship, suppression of women and the elevation of Brahmins. Its core lies in the philosophy that every one is …

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Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

Buddha Purnima Legends: Buddhist Culture & Traditions

The three most significant events in the life of Great Buddha occurred on the same day. His birth, enlightenment and death (nirvana), all happened on a full moon night in April/May. This makes the day – called Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti – all the more sacred for Buddhists. The Buddha was born Siddhartha Gautama in 544 BC, to King …

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मां चिंतपूर्णी धाम, ऊना, हिमाचल प्रदेश

मां चिंतपूर्णी धाम, ऊना, हिमाचल प्रदेश

ऊना: चैत्र नवरात्र आज से शुरू हो गए हैं। देशभर में भक्ति की आलौकिक सुंगध है। नवरात्रों में मां दुर्गा के सभी शक्तिपीठों में श्रद्धालुओं भक्तिभाव से दर्शनों के लिए जाते हैं। सभी शक्तिपीठों को फूलों से सजाया गया है। इन शक्तिपूठों की काफी मान्यता है, इनमें से एक हैं मां चिंतपूर्णी धाम है। चिंतपूर्णी मंदिर भारत के प्रमुख तीर्थ …

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Sant Ravidas

Sant Ravidas

Sant Ravidas — The details of Guru Ravidas’ life are controversial. According to some he was born in 1376/7 or else 1399 CE but many scholars offer later dates. Schaller estimates his lifespan as 1450-1520 while the Encyclopædia Britannica contents itself with a floreat of 15th-16th century CE. Partly this is due to traditions that make him, one one hand, …

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birthday of Guru Ravidass, the founder of Bhakti Movement. It is celebrated on Magh Purnima day, which is the full moon day of the Magh (February) month as per Hindu calendar. is observed as the most important day of Ravidassia religion. Also known as Rohidas in East India, the teachings of Ravidass …

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Guru Gobind Singh – Defender of Faith

Guru Gobind Singh - Defender of Faith

Of all the things, Guru Gobind Singh placed most reliance on religious faith. He taught his Sikhs and other people who met him, to face death and extermination in the cause of true faith. He told them to stand up and oppose the tyrants with all the might instead of bearing the tyranny. The defence of faith lies in standing …

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Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima – Hindu Festival

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on the day …

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Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

Jayalalithaa: A shy actress who became Queen of Tamil Nadu

She was a shy girl when she first stepped into the movie world. Decades later, by when she was one of the most popular actors in Tamil, Jayalalithaa became a colossus in Tamil Nadu’s politics, one who dreamed of playing a larger national role too. Jayalalithaa, who died on Monday night after a 74-day battle for life, was a politician …

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Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

The festival of Aanvla Navmi or Amla Navami is celebrated with joy by women. Women pray for the success and welfare of their family on the day of Aanvla Navmi. Aanvla Navami is the other name of Akshaya Navami. It is auspicious day and celebrated with daan-punya activities by the observers. In West Bengal, it is observed as Jagaddhatri Puja …

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Chhoti Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhoti Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali is a festival, which brings a series of festivals with it. One after another we get a chance to celebrate five festivals together. Narak Chaturdashi is one of these festivals and it is celebrated on the second day of Diwali celebrations, just one day before the actual Diwali celebrations. The Narak Chaturdashi, falls on the fourteenth day of the …

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