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When is Balaram Jayanti 2015 and Balaram Jayanti 2015 Date

When is Balaram Jayanti 2015 and Balaram Jayanti 2015 Date

Balaram jayanti (बलराम) is appearance day of Lord Balaram. It is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan month, Shravan poornima. According to Gregorian calendar, the day generally falls in the months of August or September. Balaram jayanti is celebrated exactly eight days before Janamastami, the appearance day of […]

 
 

Shidoor Khela – When is Shidoor Khela in 2015

Shidoor Khela – When is Shidoor Khela in 2015

Shindoor Khela(সিঁদুর খেলা) is a famous Bengali ritual observed during the last day of Dassera namely Doshomi.This article tries to cherish the spirit of Shindoor Khela. In 2015 date for Shidoor Khela is on Thursday, 22nd October. It is mostly played by married Bengali women.However,the young,unmarried Bengali ladies also enjoy […]

 
 

Kumara Shasthi 2015 Date, Legend, Celebrations

Kumara Shasthi 2015 Date, Legend, Celebrations

Kumar Shasti is the 6th day of the Shukla paksha of Ashada month (June-July). It is the festival dedicated to Lord Kumara, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. It was on this day Lord Kumara took birth to defeat the demons. In 2015, Kumara shasthi date is on […]

 
 

2015 Karthigai Deepam – Date, Legend & Celebrations

2015 Karthigai Deepam – Date, Legend & Celebrations

Karthigai Deepam is an ancient and famous festival of Tamilnadu. It is observed on the full moon day of Karthikai month (November-December) of Tamil Hindu calendar. In the year of 2015 the date for Karthigai Deepam is on Wednesday, November 25th Karthigai Deepam is considered as the extension of Diwali […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

When is Chaturmas in 2014 – Time for Hearing

When is Chaturmas in 2014 – Time for Hearing

Chaturmas (चातुर्मास) is special period in Vedic calendar which begins in the fourth month and ends in the eight month of a Hindu/Vedic year. It is the period of four months during which the sages and saints stop traveling and sit at a place to hear about God and spirituality. […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Paryushan 2015 Date

Paryushan 2015 Date

When is Paryushan in 2015? – 2015 Paryushan falls on Friday, 18th September. Paryushan or Paryusan is the most important festival of the Jains. The word ‘Paryushan’ means abiding or getting together. It is celebrated from the 4th to the 14th day of the bright lunar half of the month […]

 
 

Gods in Hinduism

Gods in Hinduism

The world’s oldest and third largest religion of the world is Hinduism. Its philosophy does not present any restrictions on the conception of god and the universe. More 1.5 billion Hindus have the freedom to choose their “ishtadev” or “Aradhyadev”, which means favorite god or the worshiping god respectively from […]

 
 

Hindu Culture – Features of the Hindu Culture

Hindu Culture – Features of the Hindu Culture

One of the oldest living religions of the world is Hinduism. Its followers are known as the Hindus. There are one billion followers of this religion and it has sustained its existence since the early Harappan civilization. What are the essential features of Hindu culture which are responsible for its […]