Solah Kalas, Importance of 16 Extraordinary Abilities / Divine Qualities

Solah Kalas and the importance of 16 Extraordinary Abilities / Divine Qualities.. The word Kala usually refers to the extent by which the moon waxes (or wanes) in one day. So by this understanding, the Moon possesses 16 different Kalas (different phases of the Moon). You can observe this from one Amavasya (No-moon day) to […]

Rakshabandhan, 10 August 2014 (Rakhi Festival)


10 August 2014 is Rakshabandhan, Rakhi Festival. It falls on the Purnima (full moon) of Shravana month as per the Hindu traditional calendar. This particular festival is related to sibling and friendship. Raksha Bandhan literally means “the bond of protection”. It is to be highly remembered that Rakhi is a grand and special Hindu festival […]