Rudrakshas are the powerful beads of a tree of the same name which grow in hilly regions and possess great medicinal value.
Kartik Poornima – one of the most auspicious festivals in Hinduism, is also known as Dev Diwali. This day is also celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti.
This Chhath Puja is performed on the sixth day after Diwali to pray and appease Lord Surya and seek his blessings for health, wealth and prosperity.
Bhai Dooj is a festival which celebrates the bonding between a brother and a sister, and it falls on the second day after Diwali.
Literally in the true sense of the word, Diwali a festival that symbolises the unity in diversity of India, as people of all castes and creeds enjoy the celebrations with full enthusiasm.
Goddess Kali is the fiercest form of the Devi, and she is worshiped on Kali Chaudas, the day before Diwali to ward of evil spirits.
Coming just two days before Diwali, people wait all year for Dhanteras to buy silver and gold, as it is considered auspicious to do so on the day. Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with great pomp and ceremony.
Rama Ekadashi comes in the dark fortnight of the Hindu Ashvin month, and fasting on this day confers immense benefits on the devotee.
Predominantly celebrated in the northern and north-western parts of India, Karwa Chauth is observed by women for the long life of their husbands. Some Unmarried women observe the fast to get a handsome husband.
Sharad Purnima is the full-moon-night festival immediately after Dussehra on which people, especially unmarried girls, fast for health, wealth and a handsome husband. Fasting all night brings these special benefits.
One of the major festivals of India, Dussehra is celebrated to mark the victory of the good forces over evil forces. At the personal and symbolic level, it means banishing the negativities in one’s own heart and the establishment of the reign of positive tendencies.
India is a country of various beautiful spiritual destinations. In this article, find out the top 9 destinations that you should visit during Navratri.
Navratri is the festival which is dedicated to the nine forms of Goddess Durga and you would be surprised to know that these 9 forms correspond to the planets. Find out in this article which form of the mighty Goddess represents which planet.
The artwork of Rangolis is one of the most amazing visual delights. Rangolis have a great significance in the festival of Navratri. In this article, we present to you the types of designs, colours and shapes for the Rangolis.
Prasads hold a lot of importance in the festivals and celebrations. There are some specific offerings that should be served as Bhog to the Godesses during the nine days.
The much famous Durga Puja has got kick-started and there’s a lot of excitement in the air. Find out all about the great festival in this article.
Flowers happen to be an integral part of worship of the deities in various festivals. But, do you know, each deity has a flower of his or her own choice? Find out more in this article.
Did you know that Navratri is celebrated 5 times a year? No. Then, here’s presenting the 9 lesser known aspects of the grand festival. Do not miss!