Hindus ask for public holiday on Diwali in Réunion

Hindus are seeking public holiday in Réunion island (French overseas territory in Indian Ocean in Africa) on Diwali, the most popular of their festivals; starting 2022. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with Réunion Hindu community as they had to be at work/school […]

Chanakya Neeti

Chanakya was a highly knowledgeable person and he served as a minister to Chandragupta. He was also called as Kautilya, and he is well known for his cleverness and he is the one, who has written the popular political text the Arthashastra, during 3rd century BC. He is a great scholar and was an expert […]

Arunachala Mahatmyam

Arunachaleswara Temple, also called as Annamalaiyar Temple,is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva, located at Arunachala hill in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and Lord Shiva is worshipped as an element of fire in this temple. Shiva is worshiped as Arunachaleswara or Annamalaiyar, and he […]

Deeparadhana in Puja Room | Lighting Diyas

Significance of lighting lamp deepam

Lighting the lamps in the puja room is a common practice which would be adopted by most of the Hindu households. It is a must to light the lamps in the puja room, in order to welcome Mata Lakshmi Devi to our home, as well as to chase the evil spirits from our home, and […]

Dhanvantari Puja Vidhi or Procedure with Mantras, Slokas

Dhanvantari Puja Vidhi, procedure with mantras, slokas and stotrams is given here. Mainly Dhanvantari Puja is observed on Dhanvantari Jayanti (Dhan Trayodasi or Dhanteras) day during Diwali festival. Lord Dhanvantari is the Hindu God of health and the founder of Ayurveda, Indian traditional medicine. Below is the Dhanvantari Puja procedure with step-wise mantra, slokas.. Achamanam […]

Karthigai Deepam 2020 date in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai Deepam or Karthikai Deepam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva celebrated in Karthigai month in Tamil Nadu. In 2020, Karthigai Deepam is November 29. It is celebrated on Karthigai Pournami, the Full Moon day in Karthigai masam as per Tamil calendar. In all temples of Tamil Nadu, this festival is celebrated with utmost […]

Vidura Neethi, A guide for Management

Vidura Neethi is a great guide for management skills and potential organizational behavior. Even when one is confronted with the worst trials ans tribulations, he should not lose his balance. Patience is a virtue and the quality of endurance (Krishna) is the hallmark of nobility. This is evidenced by dharmaputra’s absolute calmness and unperturbed out look. Sri karpangadu Venkatachariar expounding the Mahabharatha […]

Skanda Sashti Thirukalyanam, 21 November 2020

21 November 2020 is Skanda Sashti Thirukalyanam. It marks the conclusion of 6-day Kanda Sashti festival in Murugan temples all around the world mainly in Tamil Nadu. Kanda Sashti begins on 15 November and ends with Thirukalyanam ritual on 21 November 2020. The main ritual of Skanda Sashti is Soorasamharam (20 November 2020). It marks […]

Karthigai Masam 2020 (Karthigai Month) in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai masam, Karthikai masam, is the eighth month as per Tamil Calendar. In 2020, Karthigai masam starts on November 16 and ends on December 15 (30 days). This month, Karthigai, got its name from the Tamil star ‘Krithiga. Karthikai masam is the favorite month for Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as per the […]

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi 2020 | Karthaveerya Uthpatthi

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi or Karthaveerya Utpatthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Ashtami, eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Kartik Month. In 2020, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is November 22. Karthaveerya Arjuna was a great King who ruled Hehaya. Karthaveeryarjuna is worshipped to remove obstacles and to retrieve lost properties. King Karthaveeryarjuna is a great devotee of […]

Amavasya November 2020 date, Timings

Amavasya in November 2020 is Nija Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Kartik Amavasya. In Novmeber 2020, Amavasya date is November 15. Ashwin Amavasya is the last day in Ashwin Month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto […]

Chandra Darshan November 2020 | Kartik Month Chandra Darshanam

November 16, 2020 is Chandra Darshan (Kartik Month Chandra Darshanam). It falls in Kartik Month (Karthika Masam) as per all the calendar followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. And it falls in Aippasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Thulam Month of Malayalam calendar and Kartik Month of Bengali Panjika and Kartik Month in […]

Kartik Ekadashi 2020

Kartik Ekadashi (Utthana Ekadasi, Prabodini Ekadashi, Bodhini) is observed in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. In 2020, Kartik Ekadashi date is November 25-26. Smarta Kartik Ekadashi – 25 November 2020 Vaishnava, Bhagvat Kartik Ekadashi – 26 November 2020 It is believed on this day Lord Vishnu wakes up from his four-month Yoga nidra (cosmic sleep). […]

Purnima November 2020 date | Timings of Puranmashi

Purnima November 2020 is known as Kartik Purnima, Tripurari Purnima, Tripuri Purnima. Purnima November 2020 date is November 29-30. It is the Full Moon in Kartik Month. Kartik Purnima marks the end of Kartik Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. It also marks the end of Kartik Snana. Dev Diwali, Deepotsavam, Ganga Mahotsav, Akasha […]

Nagula Chavithi 2020 | Nag Chaturthi

Nagula Chavithi or Nag Chaturthi is one of the Telugu regional festivals of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is celebrated on the fourth day after Deepavali. In 2020, Nagula Chavithi date is November 18. It falls in Karthika masam as per Telugu calendar. On this day, devotees worship Naga Devata (Serpent God). Nagula Chavithi is a […]

Bhakteshwara Vratham 2020

Bhakteshwara Vratham is observed on Kartika Pournami, Full Moon day in Karthika Masam. This vratham is dedicated to Lord Shiva. In 2020, Bhakteshwara Vratham date is November 29. This vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and in some parts of Karnataka by married women for sowbhagyam (longer life […]

Skanda Sashti 2020 dates in UK, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia

Skanda Sashti, the popular festival dedicated to Lord Murugan or Skanda, is celebrated on the sixth day in bright half of Karthigai month as per Tamil calendar. Skanda Sashti 2020 date is November 20 in India as per IST. The six-day fasting and vratham begins on 28 October and ends on 2 November. On 3 […]

Dhanteras Puja Vidhi | Dhan Trayodasi Puja Procedure

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As Dhanteras is also observed as Dhanvantari Jayanti, Lord Dhanvantari is also worshipped on this day along with Kubera, Lakshmi and Yama. Dhanvantari Puja: For better health and wellness, Lord Dhanvantari is worshipped. On this day, in the morning, at puja place spread a red cloth and place Dhanvantari image or idol on it. Offer […]

Dhanteras Deeparadhana Muhurat 2020 | YamaDeepa Diya Lighting Time – 13 November 2020

Diwali Diya

‘Yamadeepa Prajwalana’ (Yamadeepa Deeparadhana) is one of the famous rituals of Dhanteras (Dhana Trayodashi / Dhanvantari Trayodashi) day. In 2020, Dhanteras Deeparadhana date is November 13. Since it is the important ritual on the day, this day is also referred to as Yama Trayodashi. Mainly the festival of Diwali begins (Yama Trayodasi) and ends (Yama […]

Naraka Chaturdashi Mantras: Stotras, Slokas to chant during Narak Chaturdashi Snan

Narak Chaturdashi is the second day of 5-day Diwali festival. It is also called as Choti Diwali. Kali Chaudas Puja is observed on Naraka Chaturdashi. Narak Chaturdashi Snan is considered as the most auspicious ritual to perform on this day. Narak Chaturdasi 2020 date is November 14. It is believed that this festival marks the […]