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Dakshinayana Sankranti 2018 – Hindu Festival

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. In 2018, …

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Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017 – 25th June

Jagannath Rath Yatra

This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra are taken out …

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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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मोहिनी एकादशी: महत्व, व्रत विधि व कथा

मोहिनी एकादशी: महत्व, व्रत विधि व कथा

जो व्यक्ति मोहिनी एकादशी का व्रत कर रहा हो, उसे एक दिन पूर्व अर्थात दशमी तिथि की रात्रि से ही व्रत के नियमों का पालन करना चाहिए। व्रत के दिन एकादशी तिथि में व्रती को सुबह सूर्योदय से पहले उठना चाहिए और नित्य कर्म कर शुद्ध जल से स्नान करना चाहिए। स्नान के लिए किसी पवित्र नदी या सरोवर का …

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Akshaya Tritiya Rituals: Hindu – Jain Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya Rituals: Hindu - Jain Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej, also known as Navanna Parvam, is celebrated with full enthusiasm amongst the Jain and Hindu people on the third Tithi (Lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the traditional Hindu month of Vaishakha. Astrologically, the day depicts unique planetary positions of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter, as all three of them unanimously come together …

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Akshaya Tritiya Date: Hindu – Jain Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya Date: Hindu - Jain Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus and Jains and they celebrate it with much vigor and reverence. It’s a special occasion that happens once every year whereby the Sun and the Moon are in exalted positions, at the peak of their brightness, which usually happens in the month of late …

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Akshaya Tritiya SMS, Text Messages

Akshaya Tritiya SMS, Text Messages

Akshaya Tritiya is a festival which is celebrated in India especially by the Jains and the Hindus, and they do it much vigor and reverence. The Jains observe this festival to commemorate the first Tirthankara, monk, of Jainism, and according to the Hindus, this day belongs to the preserver-god Lord Vishnu; hence, offerings are made to him on this auspicious …

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Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days in the Indian calendar and Indians celebrate it with much reverence. The word Akshaya, originating from Sanskrit, refers to one that continues forever and Tritiya is the Sanskrit word for third. The day is celebrated across the country on the third lunar day of Bright Half in the Hindu month of …

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Ram Navami Fast: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ram Navami Fast: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ram Navami is one of the prominent festivals of Hindus in India. The festival, which marks the birth of Lord Rama – the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu – is celebrated with gusto, by people in different parts of the country. According to the legends, Lord Rama was born as the eldest son of Dasaratha, the king of Ayodhya, and …

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