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2017 Kamika Ekadashi – Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi, like any other ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this special day washes away all sins and gives Moksha. It also helps a person to acquire Punya which is equal to that obtained by performing an ‘Ashwamedha Yaga’ or donating a cow or performing: a sacrifice or Yagnas. …

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Saint Kabir Jayanti 2017 – 9th June

Saint Kabir Jayanti

Saint Kabir Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Sant Kabir Das, a mystical saint and poet predominant in North India. Kabir was born to Muslim parents in Benaras (erstwhile Varanasi) who turned to spirituality and religion at a very young age. Saint Kabir Jayanti is observed as an auspicious day dedicated to Kabir. His life took a major turn after …

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प्रायश्चित Heart-rending Story of Repentance

प्रायश्चित Heart-rending Story of Repentance

ज़रूरी नहीं है कि जैसे सपने कभी सच हो जाते हैं और उनींदी पलकों पर मोती बनकर ठहर जाते हैं, वैसे ही आँखें खोलने पर भी मुमकिन हो जाए। सत्य और असत्य का रिश्ता भी बहुत गहरा होता है। अपने आत्मविश्वास के साथ पूरे मन से अगर कोई असत्य बात भी कहता है, तो वह सत्य प्रतीत होती है। मेरे …

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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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