Navaratri colors

Navaratri colors

Navratri festival celebrates the nine avatars of Hindu Goddess Durga.  It is celebrated with much pomp and splendor in different parts of the country. The festival covers a period of 9 nights and 10 days. If we take into account the Hindu calendar, the festival falls...
Overview About Sawan Somwar Vrat

Overview About Sawan Somwar Vrat

What is Sawan Somvar? Sawan is the name of the fifth month in the traditional Hindu calendar which is followed in North India. It is believed to be a very holy and sacred month in Hinduism. The month is wholly dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, and the Mondays...
Purattasi Saturday

Purattasi Saturday

What is Purattasi Saturday? Purattasi is the name of the sixth month in the Tamil calendar. This month is considered very auspicious and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his various forms. The Saturdays that fall in the Tamil month of Purattasi (mid-September to...
Karthigai Deepam or Thiruvannamalai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam or Thiruvannamalai Deepam

What is Karthigai Deepam? Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during the Full Moon evening in the Tamil month of Karthigai (mid-Nov to mid-Dec). On this day the Moon is in the star Krittika or Kirthigai. It is a very popular festival in South India. How is Karthigai Deepam...
Mahalaya Amavasya 2019

Mahalaya Amavasya 2019

What is Mahalaya Amavasya? This happens to be the New Moon day, which is observed on the last day of the 15-day period called Mahalaya Paksha. This fortnight is important for those who wish to appease their ancestors in the month of Ashwin (mid-Sep to mid-Oct). It is...
Narasimha Jayanthi

Narasimha Jayanthi

Scriptural Story of Lord Narasimha’s Birth Lord Narasimha is believed to be the most ferocious incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He came to earth to destroy evil forces. It is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi or the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha and devotees choose to fast...