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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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How did Hanuman meet Rama?

How did Hanuman meet 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 Ravana. Their quest brought them near Pampa Lake at the foot of Mount Risyamukha, where the monkey king Sugriva and his ministers were hiding. Sugriva, who was being persecuted by his brother Bali, suspected that …

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Lord Rama: Hindu God

Lord Rama

Characteristics: Morality, Virtue, Ideal son, Ideal king Other Names: Shri Ram, Ramachandra, Maryada Purushottama Principal Scripture: Ramayana Consort: Goddess Sita Mula Mantra: Om Sri Ramaya Namah Rama Gayatri Mantra: Aum Dasarathaye Vidmahe Sitavallabhaya Dheemahi Tanno Ramah Prachodayat Lord Rama is known as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama, the perfect avatar of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, has always been …

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Significance of Ram Navami

Significance of Ram Navami

The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of the Hindu God Rama, who is believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to the Hindu calendar, it falls on the ninth day of the Chaitra month, which is the spring season. Though Rama Navami is a major festival which celebrates birth of Lord Rama, …

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Navratri Customs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri Customs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri is a very important and popular festival of India. It comes twice on a year, once around March-April and the second time, around September-October. The nine days and nights of Navratri are entirely devoted to Mother Goddess. Throughout this period, fasts, strictly vegetarian diets, japa (chanting mantras in honor of the Goddess Shakti), religious hymns, prayer, meditation and recitation …

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Rama Navami Pooja: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ram Navami Pooja: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Rama Navami is celebrated with great zeal by Hindus all over the world. It is a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama. Lord Rama, the son of King Dasharath and Queen Kaushalya is regarded as the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, one of the supreme Hindu deity. According to the old Indian epics, Ram was born after a …

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Chaitra Navratri: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Chaitra Navratri: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Chaitra Navratri, also popular as Chait Navratras, is the nine-day festival observed in Chaitra month. Chaitra Navratras starts on the first day in Chaitra month and ends on Sri Rama Navami, the ninth day of the month. The first of Chaitra month is celebrated as Ugadi or Yugadi. Durgashtami or Durga Ashtami in Navratri is the most auspicious day for …

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Significance of Diwali in Hinduism

Significance of Diwali in Hinduism

The festival marks the victory of good over evil, and uplifting of spiritual darkness. Symbolically it marks the homecoming of goodwill and faith after an absence, as suggested by the Ramayana. On the day of Diwali, many wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks. Some North Indian business communities start their financial year on Diwali and new account books …

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Diwali Facebook Covers

Diwali Facebook Covers

Diwali Facebook Covers: Diwali is one of the Indian festivals celebrated all over India, with equal enthusiasm and zeal. The word ‘Diwali’ is the abbreviation of the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali‘, which means ‘rows of lights’. One of the major Hindu festivals, it is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over the evil, when Lord Rama defeated Ravana and rescued his …

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Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat or Mount Govardhan. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. This is the fourth day of Diwali and is celebrated in commemoration of lifting the mountain Govardhan by Lord Krishna on his finger tip. The day is to worship Govardhan mountain which is said to …

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