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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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Mahesh Navami 2017 – Hindu Festival Legends, Celebration & Rituals

Hindu Festival - Mahesh Navami

India is a secular land where various religions, castes, communities and rituals exist. One such community comprises of the Maheshwari group. As each community has its own set of rituals and festivals, Maheshwari community too has them of their own. This community is more prevalent in the northern part of the country and celebrates Maheshwari Jayanti every year with great …

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Vrishabha Sankranti – Vrushabha Sankraman

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. Vrishabha Sankranti is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Orissa. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on Vrishabha Sankranti. Devotees specially visit Lord …

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Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos

Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos

Hindu Gods & Goddesses Images, Stock Photos: It is believed that there are 330 million gods & goddesses in the Hindu Dharma. There are as many Hindu gods as there are devotees to suit the feelings, moods and social background of the devotee. However, it is not really the sign of ignorance. The ultimate reality is one, the almighty. The omnipresent …

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भारत का आखिरी गांव: माणा गांव, चमोली जिला, उत्तराखंड

भारत का आखिरी गांव: माणा गांव, चमोली जिला, उत्तराखंड

भारत का यह आखिरी गांव आर्थिक तंगी से परेशान लोगों के लिए चमत्कार से कम नहीं है। उत्तराखंड के चमोली जिले में माणा गांव है। यह बद्रीनाथ से करीब 3 कि.मी. की दूरी पर स्थित है। माना जाता है कि आर्थिक तंगी से परेशान जो भी लोग यहां आते हैं भोलेनाथ की कृपा से उनकी स्थिति बेहतर हो जाती है। …

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गंगोत्री धाम, उत्तरकाशी, उत्तराखंड

गंगोत्री धाम, उत्तरकाशी, उत्तराखंड

उत्तरकाशी से 100 कि.मी. की दूरी पर गंगोत्री धाम स्थित है। माना जाता है कि यह वहीं स्थान है, जहां धरती पर अवतरित होते समय मां गंगा ने सबसे पहले छुआ था। मां गंगा का मंदिर चमकदार सफेद ग्रेनाइट के 20 फीट ऊंचे पत्‍थरों से बना हुआ है। मंदिर समुद्र की सतह से 3042 मीटर की ऊंचाई पर स्थित है। …

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Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur Pooram

Pooram is the most colourful of all the temple festivals of Kerala. It is celebrated in Thrissur at Vadakkumnathan temple in the month of Medam (April) where the regaining deity is Lord Shiva. Situated on a hillock right in the centre of the city, the spaciously laid out ‘kshetram’ or temple attracts thousands of devotees from all over the land …

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Ganga Saptami, Ganga Jayanti – Hindu Festival

Ganga Saptami

Ganga Saptami is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in Northern parts of India. It is also known as Ganga Pujan or Ganga Jayanti. It is believed that on this day the day the holy river Ganga descended onto the earth. This day falls on the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha in Vaisakha month. River Ganges is considered to be …

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टपकेश्वर महादेव मंदिर, गढ़ी कैंट, देहरादून

टपकेश्वर महादेव मंदिर, गढ़ी कैंट, देहरादून

देहरादून सिटी बस स्टेंड से 5.5 कि.मी. की दूरी पर गढ़ी कैंट क्षेत्र में एक छोटी नदी के किनारे टपकेश्वर मंदिर स्थित है। यहां एक गुफा में शिवलिंग स्थित है। जिस पर एक चट्टान से पानी की बूंदे टपकती रहती हैं। इसी कारण इसका नाम टपकेश्वर मंदिर है। कहा जाता है कि महाभारत युद्ध से पूर्व गुरु द्रोणाचार्य अनेक स्थानों …

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Akshaya Tritiya Significance: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya Significance: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most significant days, both, according to the Hindu calendar and mythology. Calendar wise (traditional Hindu), it falls on the third day of the bright half of Vaishakha (late April – early May), when the sun and the moon are in exalted positions and at the peak of their brightness. Such a phenomenon happens only …

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