Thyagaraja Aradhana 2023 | 176th Thyagaraya Aradhanotsavam

Thyagaraja Aradhana

Thyagaraja Aradhana or Thyagaraya Aradhanotsavam is a tribute to saint composer Sri Tyagaraja swamy. In 2023, Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana date is January 12, Thursday. The 176th aradhana of saint composer Sri Thyagaraja Swamigal will be held between January 8 and January 12 at the saint’s Samadhi on the banks of Cauvery in Thiruvaiyaru. Actual aradhana, […]

Peddamma Talli Brahmotsavam 2016 at Peddamma Gudi in Hyderabad

Peddamma Talli Brahmotsavam or the annual Mahotsavam is the grand festival celebrated at Peddamma Gudi (Peddamma temple) in Hyderabad which starts on Vasanta Panchami (February 12, 2016) and ends on Magha Shukla Ashtami (February 15, 2016). Ratha Saptami Rathotsavam is the eye-catching event during the Mahotsavam. Varshika Mahotsavams begins with Abhishekam to Ammavaru at 3 […]

6TV Darshanam, a Telugu Devotional Channel

6TV has launched ‘Darshanam’, a new Telugu Devotional Channel today, 28 December 2014 at Vishwa Hindu Parishad Swarna Jayanthi Mahotsavam in NTR Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana. As per the ‘About us’ section in 6TV Youtube link.. Discover your spiritual angle. Rekindle your devotional shade. Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam, all at one place. Spirituality means something different to […]

Take animal compassion vow on Naga Panchami

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, sending early Naga panchami greetings to one billion Hindus of the world, has urged them to take a vow of compassion to all animals and treat them with kindness and respect. Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a release in Nevada (USA) today, wished that all […]

Hindus to honor sacred Guru-Sishya relationship on Guru Purnima, urges Rajan Zed

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has sent early greetings to one billion Hindus worldwide on the occasion of upcoming Guru Purnima, which falls on July 12, 2014. In a statement in Nevada (USA) today, Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged Hindus to pay due respects and express gratitude on this auspicious day […]

Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Brahmotsavam 2018

Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple Brahmotsavam is held with much pomp and gaiety during Falguna month in Telugu Panchangam or Masi masam in Tamil Panjangam. In 2018, Ahobilam Brahmotsavam is celebrated for 11 days, beginning on February 19 and ending on 1 March 2018. Usually, the Varshika bramhotsava is held from Falguna Shukla Chavithi to Falguna […]

Thyagaraya Jayanti (Thyagaraja Jayanthi Utsavam)

Thyagaraya Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Thyagarja, one of the famous Vaggeyakara (saint poet) of South India. It is observed on Vaishakha Shukla Sashti, sixth day in bright half of Vaishakha masam. In 2014, Thyagaraja Jayanti date is May 5. This festival is celebrated with gaiety in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. […]

Gangotri Temple closing date 2013

The portals of the Gangotri Temple would remain closed for pilgrims from the following day of Diwali, November 4 in 2013. Gangotri Temple, dedicated to Goddess Ganga, one of the most auspicious pilgrimages for Hindus and part of Char Dham Yatra. The other pilgrimages of Char Dham yatra are – Badrinath Temple, Kedarnath Temple and […]

Yamunotri Temple closing date in 2013

The portals of the Yamunotri Temple would remain closed for pilgrims from Bhaiya Duj, November 6 in 2013. Yamunotri temple, dedicated to Goddess Yamuna, one of the most auspicious pilgrimages for Hindus, will be closed on Bhaiya Dhuj after certain Vedic rituals. Yamunotri temple is situated at a height of over 10,000 feet in Garhwal […]

Manjira Kumbha Mela 2013, Kumbha Mela at Manjira River in Andhra Pradesh

Have you ever heard of Kumbha Mela in Andhra Pradesh? Yes, its true. Kumbha Mela is also observed in Andhra Pradesh that too very near to Hyderabad. Manjira Kumbha Mela is held along the Manjira river bank at Sharada Kshetram in Nyalkal mandal Humnapur and Raghavapur villages of Medak district. In 2013, Manjeera Kumbha Mela […]

Omkaar Hindu Temple in Indiana, USA

A Hindu temple has reportedly been planned for Fort Wayne (Indiana, USA), which is said to be expectedly complete in 2012. Claimed to be the first Hindu temple in North America named after “Om”, Omkaar Temple is said to be in the early stages of development and would reportedly be constructed by the family of […]

Special Trains for Onam 2012: Chennai, Ernakulam, Shoranur, Tiruchirappalli special trains

Onam special trains 2012 are announced by the Railways between Chennai & Ernakulam, Coimbatore & Chennai; Shoranur & Chennai & Tiruchirappalli & Chennai. To clear the extra rush of passengers during festival period of Onam festival in August 2012…. Train no 06001 Chennai Central – Mangalore Central Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 8.45pm on […]

US National Institutes of Health video reveals “Science behind Yoga”

United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, has released a video which reveals “science behind yoga”. An NIH release announcing this has said that “there is a growing body of evidence that yoga may be beneficial for low-back pain”. “Due to a growing body of evidence-based research, […]

Vatican Library keeps extensive collection of Hindu texts

Vatican Library carries extensive collection of ancient Hindu scriptures and various other Hinduism related texts. Chaturvedas (four Vedas), Upanishads, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Hindu Philosophy, Yoga, and many other Hinduism related scriptures are there in Vatican library. Catalogue search reveals books on Rig-Veda, Atharva-Veda, Sama-Veda, Upanishads, Mundaka-Upanishad, Brhadaranyaka-Upanishad, Chandogya-Upanishad, Katha Upanishad, Svetasvatara-Upanishad, Bhagavat-Puran, Devimahatmya, Ramayana, Valmiki-Ramayana, Tulsidas-Ramayana, […]

Ruthu (Rithu) 2012-2013, Times of Seasons in Hinduism

Ruthu or Rithu is the season in Hindu astrology. The six common seasons or Rithu are – Vasant Rithu, Greeshma Rithu, Varsha Rithu, Sharad Rithu, Hemantha Ruthu, and Shishira Ruthu. Here are the duration and time periods of each Rithu in 2012-2013 year: Vasant Rithu (spring season): 23 March 2012 to 20 May 2012 Greeshm […]

Debate on Reincarnation in Nevada, Reincarnation as per various religions

Leaders belonging to various religions participated in panel discussion on “reincarnation” at prestigious Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada on October 22, 2011. Coordinated by Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, panelists presented their viewpoints taking different stands on the topic of reincarnation, quoting from scriptures. Even those who believed in the concept of reincarnation portrayed varying […]

Bhutan’s capital Thimphu to have 1st Hindu Temple

Bhutan’s capital and largest city Thimphu will have its first permanent Hindu temple in the near future. Ground-breaking (Sa-long)  ceremony, held on October 10, 2011, at Kuenselphodrang, was conducted by His Holiness the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot); and was attended among others by national assembly speaker, opposition leader, cabinet ministers, national council chairperson, parliament members, […]

Majestic Hindu temple planned in Northern Nevada

USA’s Northern Nevada’s first Hindu temple plans to have its own building in the near future as its ground-breaking (Bhoomi-Pooja) ceremony will be held on October 16, 2011 in Reno. According to Temple spokesman Rajan Zed, priests will perform this few hours long ceremony as per ancient Hindu traditions based on Sanskrit scriptures. This about […]