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 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 →

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