The fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada Vedic month is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi, Siddhi Vinayaka Chaturthi, and Ganesha Chauth (more or less in some parts) in India.Ganesha Purana and Skanda Purana mention the birth of Sri Ganesha on Shukla Chaturthi of Bhadrapada(which is today). On this day, people bring in or make... Continue Reading →

Indian New Year and Chaitra Navratri The next day(following sunrise) after Amavasya( No Moon) of Chaitra month marks the beginning of Hindu Vedic New Year also known as Chaitra Pratipada and Indian New Year. This is significant in places around India that follow the Lunar calendar. Today is Chaitra Pratipada which marks the beginning of... Continue Reading →

Today marks the day of Panchami(5th day) of Magha Shukla Paksha. This day is celebrated as Vasant Panchami/Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami. Here Vasant and Basant can be closely translated as spring which is considered as queen of seasons in India. This day marks the beginning of spring and end of harsh winters in India and subsequent... Continue Reading →

Source: Hinduamerican.org Recently, I came across an advertisement that portrayed the meaning of Kanyadāna as giving away the bride thus showcasing the girl as an 'object'. My concern isn’t the advertisement because I understand how poorly researched such advertisements are including the people who work for them. I am also well aware of the fact... Continue Reading →

The photo from Ayodhya's Deepotsav 2021 which has set a World Record of over 9,00,000 earthen lamps (diyas) lit along the banks of the river Saryu. The Guinness Book of World Records team has already handed over the certificate to Uttar Pradesh's chief minister Yogi Adityanath Ji. Source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/.../deepotsav-in-ayodhya... समय की दूरीलगभग 7000 वर्ष की... Continue Reading →

Today is अष्टमी (Ashtami), the eight day of चैत्र नवरात्रि (Chaitra Navratri). After fasting for 7 days and observing faith and gratitude, this is the day to honor and worship the 9 different forms of Maa Durga. The 9 forms are शैलपुत्री, ब्रह्मचारिणी, चन्द्रघंटा, कूष्माण्डा, स्कंदमाता, कात्यायनी, कालरात्रि, महागौरी, सिद्धिदात्री (Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata,... Continue Reading →

It’s time of the year to play with colors and flowers to acknowledge the beauty in our lives. It’s time of the year to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors and flowers. Holi is celebrated on the last full moon day in फाल्गुन मास (month of Phalgun). Phalgun is the last month of the Hindu... Continue Reading →

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