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Ganga Legend, Story of River Ganga: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ganga Legend, Story of River Ganga: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ganga, the River Goddess is the only living goddess in the Hindu pantheon. There are numerous stories regarding the birth and origin of this goddess. According to the beliefs, Ganga descends on the earth to rinse away the sins of the mankind. Ganga is the sacred river and has been referred to in the various ancient texts of Hindus. It is believed that Ganga …

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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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Karaga Festival Images, Stock Photos

Karaga Festival Images, Stock Photos

Karaga Festival Images, Stock Photos: Bengaluru Karaga Festival is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the heart of Bengaluru. Bengaluru Karaga is primarily a well-known tradition of Thigala community in southern Karnataka. The Karaga festival is generally led by the men of the community. There is a legend which gives them this privilege. Thigalas believe that in the last …

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Hanuman: An Epic Hero

Hanuman: An Epic Hero

It is hard to find a mythical character who is at once so powerful, learned, philosophic, humble and amusing! Hanuman features prominently in the great epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Hanuman Meets Lord 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 …

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Rishab’s Rama: Short story by Githa Hariharan

Rishab's Rama: Short story by Githa Hariharan

Rishab pushed open the door of his house and ran in. His bag flew from his back on to a nail on the wall. “First time!” he shouted gleefully. He had been practicing for months, and now the bag had flown to its right place almost on its own, as if it had a pair of wings. “Is that you, …

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Lord Krishna: Hindu God

Lord Krishna: Hindu God

Lord Krishna: Hindu God Characteristics: Strength, Beauty, Knowledge, Opulence Other Names: Kanhaiya, Gopal, Keshava, Kanha Principal Scriptures: Mahabharata, Bhagawad Gita, Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana Mula Mantra: Om Kleem Krishnaya Namah Krishna Gayatri Mantra: Om Daamodharayae Vidmahee Rukmani Vallabhaye Dheemahee Tanno Krishna Prachodayaath Consort: Rukmini ji Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshiped deities of the Hindu religion. Krishna …

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Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Doong, Pathankot, Punjab मुक्तेश्वर महादेव धाम

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Doong, Pathankot, Punjab मुक्तेश्वर महादेव धाम

मुक्तेश्वर महादेव धाम द्वापर युग में पांडवों द्वारा अपने वनवास के बारहवें वर्ष में स्थापित किया गया था। पांडव अपने प्रवास के क्रम में दसूहा जिला-होशियारपुर से होते हुए माता चिंतपूर्णी के दर्शन करते हुए आए तथा इस शांत एवं निर्जन स्थान को अपने निवास के लिए चुना। मान्यता है कि वे इस स्थान पर करीब छ: मास तक रुके। …

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Janmashtami Festival Images For Facebook, WhatsApp

Janmashtami Festival Images

Janmashtami Festival Images For Facebook, WhatsApp: Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon. Sri Krishna is …

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Kipling Sahib: The Raj Patriot – Subhash Chopra

Kipling Sahib: The Raj Patriot - Subhash Chopra

Publisher: New Millennium Pages: 141 Price: £ 9.95 This is an autopsy of Joseph Rudyard Kipling, known to Indians in particular for “Kim” and the more lovable “Jungle Book” stories. Indian journalist Subhash Chopra says the Lahore-born English writer’s knowledge of India was half-baked and his love for India has been overstated. “Yet most of his admirers turn a blind eye to …

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