Govardhan Puja (festival)

Govardhan Puja Read about 21 unknown facts of Lord Krishna 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 […]

The festival of Kartik Poornima (Kartik Purnima)

The festival of Kartik Poornima (Purnima) Though Kartik Poornima is not treated as a full-fledged festival, there are enough mythological stories which suggest that this is a very important day in hindu religion. Both moon days of the month Kartik, (full moon and no moon) are auspicious. Many will not comprehend Kartik Amavasya, as it […]

Festival of Chhath

The Chhath festival 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 auspicious day on the festival calendar.  The festival […]

21 known and unknown facts about Christmas and Christmas tree

Known and Unknown facts about Christmas and Christmas tree Christmas is the grandest festival and it is celebrated across the world on 25th of December. Next day to Christmas is called Boxing day, which falls on 26th December. Christmas tree is an integral part of Christmas celebrations. All over the world, people decorate this tree with […]

The festival of colours – Holi

Holi – The colour festival Holi, the festival of colors, is one of the important festivals of India, including Navaratri, Diwali and Eid. Holi is a very popular festival of colours of Hindus. It is celebrated on the last full moon day of lunar month Phalguna. This festival marks the onset of hindi new year. […]

The festival of Saraswati Puja

The festival of Saraswati Puja Saraswati Puja or Vasant Panchami is the festival of scholars. On this day, goddess Saraswati is worshipped. She is considered to be the goddess of knowledge, art and music. She holds the veena ( a musical instrument) and also referred as Veena Vadini. This festival in india follows the another […]

The festival of Naraka Chaturdashi (before Diwali)

The story of Narakasura Narakasura, was the son of Bhumi devi. Bhumi devi ensured her son’s long life through a boon from Lord Vishnu. The Boon from Brahma He acquired immense power from a blessing given by Lord Brahma after a severe penance. Armed with the boon and with help of another demon named Banasura, […]

Janmashtmi festival – story of birth of Shri Krishna (in pictures)

Birth of Shri Krishna and the festival of Janmashtmi Lord Krishna’s birth is celebrated in the hindi month of Bhadrapada. This is celebrated as the festival of Janmashtmi all over the India. This festival has a great significance as it underlines the importance of Shri Krishna – the eighth incarnation of Shri Vishnu. This religious […]

Kanwar festival or Shravan festival in India

Shravan festival in India The month of Shrawan is a very holy month for hindu pilgrims. In this month, Lord Shiva is worshipped in Deoghar and people from all part of India throng at this place. They also undertook an arduous journey and offer water to Lord which they took from distant places and cover […]