Hindu Rituals

Avani Avittam 2015 Date and Rituals

Avani Avittam 2015 Date and Rituals

Avani avittam is an important ritual performed by the Brahmin community in southern states of India. It is observed on the full moon day of Shravan (August) which is also the day of Raksha bandhan.It is also known as Upakramam Attam or Avani Attam. In 2015, Avani Avittam is observed […]

 
 

Shattila Ekadasi 2016 Date, Legend and Celebrations

Shattila Ekadasi 2016 Date, Legend and Celebrations

Shattila ekadasi (षटतिला एकादशी) is a special ekadashi observed by Hindus during the Krishnapaksh, waning phase of the moon, in Paush (January). It is also known as Tilda ekadashi. In 2016, Shat tile ekadashi date falls on 4th February. It is known for donating Til also know as Sesame seeds […]

 
 

Brahmotsavam – What is a Brahmotsavam?

Brahmotsavam – What is a Brahmotsavam?

Brahmotsavam is the most important celebration of a south Indian temple. The temple celebrates this event of Brahmotsavam every year at particular timing. The name ‘Brahmotsavam’ comes from the belief that Lord Brahma conducts the festival to honor the presiding deity of the temple. One of the most famous Brahmotsava […]

 
 

Griha Pravesh Pooja

Griha Pravesh is a Hindu ceremony performed to celebrate the event of a person’s first entry into a new house. This ritual is primarily done in the months of Magh (mid January to mid February) and Baisakh (mid April to May) but could be done in other months too by […]

 
 

Somvati Amavasya 2014 Dates

When is Somvati Amavasya – Somvati Amavasya signifies a no moon day that falls on the Monday of any month in Hindu calendar. The dates for this year of Somvati Amavasya are – Monday, August 25 2014 Monday, 22 December 2014 The word ‘Somvati’ has been derived from ‘Somvar’ that […]

 
 

Valaikappu

Valaikappu Meaning – Valaikappu, also known as Seemanthan is a ritual performed during the odd months (preferably seventh or ninth) of pregnancy. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare across the southern part of India. The event celebrates the essence of upcoming motherhood and also ensures the welfare of […]

 
 

Upanayanam – Upanayanam Meaning

Upanayanam, the ceremony of Sacred Thread happens to be an element of the ‘Sixteen samskaras’ of Hinduism as explained in the Holy Scripture Vedas. It is believed that a Brahmin boy is bestowed with a spiritual life on the occasion of his second birth during Upanayanam or yajnopavitam(यज्ञोपवीतम्). Generally the […]