Hindu Festivals

Bharat has a number of Holy and Religious festivals and traditions. However, most people view and celebrate them merely as age-old practices; they do not pay attention to the underlying science and their deeper meaning. If the underlying science of the Holy and Religious festivals is known, they can be celebrated with added faith, hence in these articles more emphasis is laid on deeper meaning and underlying science. As Holy festivals, Religious festivals and Vowed religious observances have a spiritually scientific base, celebrating those, results in generation of chaitanya (Divine consciousness) and that helps even an ordinary man to march towards God.

Nariyal Pournima

On the day of Shravan Pournima people residing in coastal regions worship the sea, as a form of the rain Deity Varun, and make an offering of coconuts. Offering coconuts on this day is both auspicious as well as symbolic of the energy of Creation.

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Vasant panchami

Vasant (Spring) is the king of all seasons and arrival of this season can be sensed from the day of Vasant Panchami. It is also considered to be the day of birth of Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. Let us learn the history and significance of celebrating this festival.

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Makar Sankranti

Sankranti is considered a Deity. According to a legend Sankranti killed a demon named Sankarasur. The day followed by Makar Sankrant is called Kinkrant or Karidin. On this day, the female deity (devi) slayed the demon Kinkarasur.

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Holi festival and Rang panchami

The Holi festival, its spiritual significance and the most spiritually pure way of celebrating it to attain immense beenfits. In this festival the main emphasis is laid on the burning of Holika or lighting of the Holi bonfire.

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Krishna Jayanti

According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Shri Krishna was born on the eighth day (ashtami) of the second (dark) fortnight of the month of Shravana. On this day, also known as Janmashtami (gokulashtami), the Shri Krishna’s Principle is thousand times more active as compared to other days. On this day, chanting ll Om Namo Bhagavate … Continue reading Krishna Jayanti

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Raksha bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is the festival of rakhi. This is the festival of brother and sister. This festival is celebrated on Shravan Pournima. History of Raksha Bandhan Deity Lakshmi tied a rakhi onto the wrist of the King Bali from hell thus making him Her brother and liberated Lord Narayan i.e. Vishnu. That day as per … Continue reading Raksha bandhan

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