Ram Navmi festival

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Festival of Ram Navmi Ram Navmi, is a Hindu festival celebrating birth of Lord Ram.Lord Ram is believed to be seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Shri Ram Navmi is celebrated on ninth day(navmi) of chaitra month of hindu lunar year, in waxing moon (shukla paksha). This festival is … Continue reading

Quiz on the Ramayana

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Ramayana Quiz The Ramayana has been written many times. First instance of this was written by Sage Valmiki who was initially a robber. Later, he chronicled the life events of Rama, who is an incarnation of Vishnu, which is called Shrimad Valmiki Ramayana.1. __________was the vaidya(doctor) who … Continue reading

Parshuram Jayanti

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Parshuram Jayanti festival and Akshay Tritiya Parshuram, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu is the epitome of valour and devotion  towards parents. Once his father, Jamadagni got angry with his wife Renuka and ordered Parshuram to murder her. Parshuram obeyed him and killed his mother. Contented … Continue reading

108 names of Lord Shiva

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 108 Names of Lord ShivaLord Shiva, one of the holy trinity of gods, is believed to play the role of the destroyer to this universe. He is father of Lord Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha and is married to Goddess Parvati. There are various names of lord Shiva with Mahadeva being the … Continue reading

51 facts – The Ramayana

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Interesting facts from the Ramayana The Ramayana, the most read epic in Hindu mythology contains some very ineteresting facts, known and unknown. The ramayana is not only the story of Rama, but this is also a story of other people also. For instance, Laxman, Bharat and Hanuman. We can't forget … Continue reading

What is Folk Art

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Indian, Japanese and Chinese Folk Art Folk  art is any form of  art which is local to a particular geography, and may have slowly gained the stature of importance. A folk art is not limited to any particular discipline. for example, music, painting and even sports can take the form of a folk … Continue reading

Navratri festival

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Maa Durga It is believed that Goddess Durga on her 10 day journey around the earth removes all evil. Thus navratri festival is very auspicious for hindu devotees. Devi has taken avatar to kill the king of asuras, Mahishasura. She killed the most fearsome demon Mahishasura along with … Continue reading

Dashavatara – Indian mythology

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Dashavatara Dashavatar is ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In Indian mythology, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh (Shiv) are symbols of creator, saviour and destroyer. Whenever there is a decline of religion and a rise of irreligion, Vishnu incarnates himself to protect the good, to destroy the wicked, … Continue reading

Nine days of navratri

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Navratri festivalNavratri is a prominent festival of India. This is a ten days longer festival, tenth day is the culmination and is also called as Vijayadashmi. Mythologically, this day is the day when Lord Rama defeated and killed Ravana to free Sita from his clutches. In nine days of … Continue reading