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Deepavali – Festival Of Lights

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Deepavali - Festival Of Lights

Leading us into Truth and Light, Diwali is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Naraka Chathurthasi day on the dawn of Ammavaasa during the Hindu month of Aippasi (September/October) every year. Many wonder, what is Diwali? Why is Diwali celebrated and how do people in India observe and celebrate this five day festival. Diwali, also […]

Ramayan Around The World – A Living Legend

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
Ramayan Around The World – A Living Legend

Author: Sri Ravi Kumar Source: http://hindugenius.blogspot.com/2008/01/ramayan-around-world-living-legend.html Acknowledgement and References This article is based on numerous emails received, several articles posted on websites by many Rama Bhaktas and admirers of Lord Ram, information available in Britannica Encyclopedia, Microsoft Encarta and Wikipedia and on my personal experiences during my numerous travels in South East Asia. Article by […]

Summary meaning of Sandhya Vandhanam in English

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Sandhya Vandhanam-Part I- Argya pradhanam 1.Aachamanam This is a preliminary purification ceremony. Gods Achyutha, Anantha and Govinda are saluted and then chanting the twelve names of Vishnu purifies the self. 2.Ganapathi dyanam (this is not done by Vaishnavites) This is a prayer to the God Ganapathi who is supposed to remove all obstacles on our […]

Sandhyavandana Krama(For all vedas)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Sandhya Vandhanam-Part I- Argya pradhanam Sandhya vandhana has two parts, the first one normally to be done either standing in a river or sitting with hunched legs on the feet outside the house and the second part is done by sitting on firm ground using the lotus pose. (Padmasana). It is normally done facing east […]

Ramayana Stories

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Story of Child Shravana Childhood of Rama Rama Marries Sita Rama To Become The King Queen Kaikeyi Sends Rama to Forest! Sita and Laxmana Decide To Go With Rama Rama Banished to Forest Story of Adivasi Chief Guha Story of Bharata – Ramayana Life In Forest and Story of Shurpankha Story of Shurpankha King Ravana […]

Ramanavami

Monday, April 11th, 2011
Ramanavami

Rama Navami is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya of Ayodhya. Rama is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. The festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is […]

Yugadi, The New Year Festival

Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Yugadi, The New Year Festival

Yugadi, means the Yuga (A timeline) + Aadi (Beginning). It also marks start of new life as most of trees shed there old leaves and start flourishing with flowers and new leaves in this eternal cycle of life. A rain comes during this festival season cooling earth and rejuvenating life. It brings a rich bounce […]

ASHTANGA YOGA – A Brief Study

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
ASHTANGA YOGA - A Brief Study

Ashtanga Yoga Yamas and Niyamas Yoga is more than just a physical discipline. It is a way of life—a rich philosophical path. And the yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances) are ten good common-sense guidelines for leading a healthier, happier life for bringing spiritual awareness into a social context. They are for you to think about […]

All about Maha Shivaratri

Monday, February 28th, 2011
All about Maha Shivaratri

Festival of Mahashivaratri is the most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva. The festival has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha.   Significance of […]

Makara Sankranti or Sankranthi

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Makara Sankranti or Sankranthi

Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. Traditionally, this has been one of many harvest days in India. Owing to the vast geography and diversity of culture in India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons and in innumerable ways depending on the climate, agricultural […]