‘The Science behind Hindu Traditions’ is elaborated in this post. Indian Customs Vs Scientific Reasons Traditions in Hinduism were considered mainly as superstitions, but with the advent of science, it is becoming evident that these traditions are based on some scientific knowledge and moved from generations to generations as traditions. Though the common people did […]
When will corruption and terrorism end? Will Sanātana Dharma (the eternal law) end? To this question raised by a disciple in Satsang of Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji replies… No, Sanatana Dharma will never end. It has been practiced since time immemorial and will continue to exist. It has been thirty years since […]
In this scientific age, man is striving to fathom the mysteries of the universe. Yet the infinite power of the “self” remains unknown. Man is ignorant of the truth that this “power” is within himself. The Supreme Truth can only be known through faith and meditation. At a time when the good and pious are […]
‘Lankayam Shankari Devi……… starts the Ashta Dasha Shakti Peetha Slokam, written by Sri Jagadguru Aadi Shankaracharya. Shankari Devi temple in Tricomalee, Srilanka is a prominent temple for Hindus. But, it is most rarely visited and it is very least popular in all Astadasha Shakti peethas. Shanakri Devi Temple is situated in an east coast town of […]
Vijayadasami, Durgadasami (Dasara, Dussehra), is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Dasami in Ashwin month. Vijayadasami 2013 date is October 13. It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. On this day, Mother Goddess Shakti demolished bufello demon Mahishasura. Usually, Navratri Durga Puja concludes on this day. And, Lord Sri Rama killed demon king […]
Role of Shaivism in Hinduism, what is the role of Shaivism in Hinduism and its growth? According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the four major oldest sects of Hinduism are Smartism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Shaivism. Each and every sect has its own identity and significance in the religious circuit of Hinduism. It is […]
The edifice of Hinduism has been founded, erected and fostered by sages, saints and illustrious spiritual guides. Hence the customs, usages, and traditions which are being continued have eternal validity and they can be scientifically explained. The scriptures are not myths as some say. Every act has a deep significance. Unfortunately, the cultural history of […]
Hindus are upset at recent reported order of an Income Tax Tribunal in Maharashtra that “Hinduism is neither a religion nor Hindus form a religious community”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was a bizarre, inappropriate and shocking statement. Any standard encyclopedia would tell you that […]
We have the rare privilege of being born as human beings and we desire to live happily in this world. Pain and sorrow, trials and tribulations, these provide the incentive to thin about the course of our lives, about the cause of our griefs, and the way to overcome them. Our present troubles are the efface of […]
Welcoming the ambitious theater production “Ramayana” formally opening in Seattle (USA) on October 18, Hindus hope that this stage version would stay true to the story and the spirit of their ancient Sanskrit sacred scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Ramayana was a highly revered scripture […]
Durga Nimajjan also called as Visarjan is the last and concluding event of Durga Navarathri. In some places it is performed on Dussehra / Vijaya Dashami / Dasara / Dassara. Durga Visarjan 2011 date is October 6. The day of this event may depend on the regional traditions of a place. On the same day, […]
Now one can enjoy yoga surrounded by beautiful art. The Noyes Museum of Art, the only fine arts museum in southern New Jersey (USA), is offering “No Sweat Yoga” classes. “Relax & reduce your stress level”, yoga class announcement says. Naida Burgess is the instructor. Welcoming the well known museum’s move to offer yoga classes, […]
A Jewish Primary School in London Borough of Redbridge in United Kingdom (UK) will be a Hindu Primary School on 1st September 2012. London based Hindu state education promoter charity “I-Foundation” has won the competition to establish this primary school in the Barkingside area, according to Office of the Schools Adjudicator headquartered in Darlington (UK) […]
On the ninth day of Durga Navarathri, Maha Navami or Maharnavami is celebrated. MahaNavami 2014 date is October 3. In North India, Goddess Matungi / Goddess Renuka Devi is the goddess of this ninth day of Durga Navratri. In South India, Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini is the goddess of the ninth day of Durga Navarathri.
Sri Durga Devi is the Goddess for the eighth day of Durga Navarathri. In 2010, during the festival of Durga Navrathri, on October 15th, Goddess Sri Durga Devi is worshipped. This day is very important as a part of the navratri celebrations in Sri Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada. Durga Ashtami is celebrated on this day.
Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the goddess for Sixth day of Durga Navarathri. In 2009, on September 24, Thursday, is the day dedicated to the Goddess during Durga Navarathri. Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is the Godess of prosperity. In Vijayawada Kanaka Durga Temple, Sri Mahalakshmi Devi is worshipped on the day.
Mata Sri Annapurneshwari Devi is the Goddess for the fourth day of Durga Navrathri. Mata Annapurna is considered as the Goddess of feeding. In 2009, On September 22, Tuesday, the Goddess Annapurna is worshipped as a part of Durga Navarathri in all South Indian states. Goddess Annapurna Devi Puja Goddess Annapurna Ashtakam or Annapoorna Stotram
Goddess Gayathri Devi is the Goddess to be worshipped during the third day of Durga Navarathri. In 2009, on September 21, Monday, Sri Gayatri Mata is worshipped inSouth Indian states. Gayathri mata is the Goddess of Wisdom. She is also known as Mother Goddess for Puranas, Hindu Epics, Ithihasa, Upanishads and all other Hindu sacred […]
In South Indian states, on first / second day of Durga Navarathri, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Devi is worshipped. Bala Tripura is a form of Goddess Durga Devi. In 2012, Sri Bala Tripura Sundari puja date is October 16th during Durga Navratri. Especially in Sri Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, it is celebrated […]
Brahmotsavam is the annual festival celebrated in South Indian temples. Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara swamy temple is the excellent abode of Lord to watch the Brahmotsavam event. Navaratri Brahmotsavam 2011 at Tirumala Tirupati temple starts from September 28th and ends on 6th October. Lord Sri Venkateshwara is considered as the God of Kalyug. Popularly known as […]