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Importance Of Bhogi Festival


It is the first day of the festival and is celebrated on the day previous to Makara Sankranthi. At dawn, on this day people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid fuels and wooden furniture at home that are no longer useful at home. The disposal of derelict …

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Timings for Rahukala, Gulikakala and Yamakantaka


12 hours of the day and 12 hours of the night are divided into 8 sections each having duration of 90 minutes or 11/2hours each. The seven Upagrahas kaala, paridhi, dhooma, ardhaprahara, yamakantaka, indrachaapa and Maandi take over by turns their ruler-ship of the seven sections, each day, leaving one …

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The Significance of 27


* There are 27 signs of the lunar zodiac (nakshatras) in Vedic astrology * Sidereal rotation of the Moon is 27.322 days. * The rotation of the Sun on its axis is about 27 days (an average between 26 to 28 days) * A solar day on Mars is 2.7% …

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Importance Of Lighting A Lamp In Hindu Family

Importance Of Lighting A Lamp In Hindu Family

Light usually refers to visible light. The main source of light on earth is the sun Light symbolizes knowledge and knowledge is the everlasting wealth that is capable of removing ignorance just as the light removes darkness. An oil lamp is lit to bow down to knowledge as the greatest of …

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Some Unknown Facts about Lord Balaji – Tirupati


1. At the entrance of the main door, to the right side, a stick which was used by Ananthaalvar to hit Venkateshwara Swamy is present. When this stick was used to hit the ‘small boy’ Venkateshwara, his chin was hurt. Since then, the practice and tradition of applying Sandalwood paste …

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22 Reasons to Believe Hinduism


22 Reasons to Believe Hinduism Is Based On Science                 1. People are advised to worship Neem and Banyan tree in the morning. Inhaling the air near these trees, is good for health. 2. If you are trying to look ways for stress management, there can’t be anything other than Hindu …

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SYMBOLISM OF LORD GANESHA – WHAT DOES IT CONVEY? Generally, we find Lord Ganesha depicted as a dwarf and fatty figure with pot belly, elephant head, large ears, small eyes, long nose, mouse as vehicle etc. From an artistic angle this figure is most enchanting and blissful. But, behind this …

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The Brahmana and Lord Badrinatha

Lord Badrinath

Once there lived a Brahmana who felt his time was up. But before dying he wanted to see Lord Badrinath up in the Himalayas. Thus, he left his village to go on a long pilgrimage up north. The journey up the mountains was strenuous and would take up all of …

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