Guru Nanak Jayanti

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 Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gurpurab) Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab, is the most auspicious festival of Sikh community in India. Nanakpanthi hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.  This festival is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, which is a very auspicious … Continue reading

Govardhan Puja (festival)

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Govardhan Puja   Legend behind Govardhan Puja 'Govardhan' is a small hillock situated at 'Braj', near Mathura. As per  Vishnu Purana,  people of Gokul used to worship and offer prayer to Lord Indra for the rains because they believed that it was he who sent rains for their welfare.  Shri … Continue reading

Ekadashi vrata and its importance

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The interesting story of Ekadashi vrata and its importance The Ekadashi day is the most purifying of all days and observing fast on this day takes away all the sins. There is an interesting story behind the origin of Ekadashi narrates about the importance of Ekadashi. It is said that eating grains … Continue reading

Festival of Chhath

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The Chhath festivalChhath - worship of Sun Chhath is a festival of reverence to the solar deity, the only festival in the world where devotees offer salutations to the setting and rising Sun. The word Chhath denotes the number six and thus the name itself serves as a reminder of this … 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

The story of Navratri festival

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Navratri - worship of Maa Durga Navratri is nine days of worship done to thank Goddess Durga. Whole of Iindia celebrates this festival. The festival of Navratri is celebrated twice in India.  Once in the Hindi month of Chaitra which is the month of March-April. Secondly, in the month … Continue reading