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Importance of Pithru Paksha In Hinduism

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Pithru Paksha starts from 17.09.2016 In Hindu religion worshipping and respecting Mother, Father and Teacher (Guru) is considered sacrosanct and given highest significance. Mother, Father and Guru teach us the samskara, culture and existence. They are also responsible for our welfare and growth. Doing Maathru-Pithru seva (serving parents) when they …

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Anantha Padmanabha Vratha

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What does the word Anantha denote? One who is all pervasive, eternal and beyond boundaries unlimited by time, location or space. He is invincible and present everywhere. Which is the prominent Austerity performed to Anantha Padmanabha Devaru? Sri Anantha Padmanabha Vratha is prominent austerity performed to Anantha Padmanabha Devaru. Ananthana …

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Celebrating the Festival of Ugadi

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What is Ugaadi? Yugaadi also called Ugaadi is basically a Hindu festival signifying the time element of the Universe celebrated as a New Year Day coinciding with Chaitra Masam (the first lunar month), Shukla paksha (bright fortnight), Prathama Thithi (first lunar day) as per Chaandramaana or Lunar Calendar. It is …

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Beginning of Chaithra Maasa

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(08.04.2016 TO 06.05.2016) Chaithra maasam also known as Madhu maasam marks the beginning of spring season known as Vasantha Ruthu first among the Hindu seasons. Madhu means honey and Chaithra maasam is as sweet as honey. In Bhagawadgeeta, Vibhoothi Yoga (sloka #35) Lord Sri Krishna says that He is the …

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Facts about Maha Shivaratri

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WHAT IS MAHA SHIVARATHRI  Maha Shivarathri literally means the great night belonging to Lord Shiva, his most favourite day. There are several interpretations for the origin of Maha Shivarathri. It is assumed as the day Lord Shiva emerged out in the divine world in Linga roopa (Jyothirlinga). It is considered …

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Solar Eclipse on March 9th, 2016 (Wednesday)

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With the Solar Eclipse round the corner (09.03.2016) – let us try to understand some of the Eclipse related terminologies for a better comprehension of the concept and significance of Eclipse both from the scientific point of view as well as from Hindu perspective. Eclipse is a natural phenomenon that …

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Worshiping Lord Ganesha

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As a Vedic God, presence of Lord Ganapathi has been felt in all cosmic ages and has been eulogized by Vedic scripts. While several pouranic scripts like Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Brahma Vaivartha Purana etc. have made reference to Lord Ganesha, specific scripts viz. Sri Ganesha Purana, Mudgala Purana (both …

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Significance of Bheeshmaashtami

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Bheeshmaastami is associated with Bheeshma Pitamaha, one of the most respected and grandiose character of the Epic Mahabharata. It was on this day Bheeshma had his last breath and this day is commemorated as the day of his Niryaana. Bheeshmaastami occurs on 8th day (Ashtami) of the bright fortnight (Sukla …

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