Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 7 Text 1

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Now hear, O son of Prtha, how by practicing yoga in full consciousness of Me, with mind attached to Me, you can know Me in full, free from doubt. sri-bhagavan uvaca mayy asakta-manah partha yogam yunjan mad-asrayah asamsayam samagram mam- yatha jnasyasi tac chrnu sri-bhagavan uvaca–the [...]

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English meaning of the festivalPanchak is a phase of five days or a group of five. It occurs when moon is present in the last two Zodiacs (Aquarius & Pisces). Panchak occurs every month.How the date is decided annuallyThe date and times of Panchak are calculated when the moon transits from Aquarius to Pisces [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:53:12+00:00January 9th, 2020|


English meaning of the festival Grahan means eclipse. Chandra Grahan or lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind earth and into its shadow. Surya Grahan or solar eclipse happens when the moon passes before the sun and results in earth being covered in the 'shadow of the moon'. How the date is decided annually The [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:54:19+00:00January 9th, 2020|


English meaning of the festival Purnima literally means ‘full moon”. It occurs during Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon). On Purnima the moon is fully illuminated.  How the date is decided annually Purnima comes on the 15th thithi of the bright half (Shukla Paksha or waxing phase) of the lunar fortnight. The [...]

By |2020-01-09T13:01:26+00:00January 9th, 2020|


English meaning of the festivalThe word Ekadashi means eleventh and refers to the “thithi” (Hindu date) on which it is observed. How the date is decided annuallyThere are various rules for determining the date of observance, depending on whether one is a Vaishnava (often described as one who has been given diksha of a Vaishnava) [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:56:35+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Maha Shivaratri

English meaning of the festival Maha Shivaratri means “great night of Shiva”. How the date is decided annually Shivaratri is celebrated on the 14th night of the dark half (Krishna Paksha) of the month of Palguna. Significance of the festival to Hinduism Lord Shiva is in charge of the destruction of Tamasic [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:57:06+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Thai Poosam Kavady

English meaning of the festivalThai refers to the tenth month in the Tamil calendar and Poosam refers to the Pushya star. Thai Poosam is a combination of the name of the month and the name of a star. Kavady is a pole slung across the shoulder to evenly distribute the weight of whatever is [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:57:44+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Thai Pongal

English meaning of the festivalThe tenth month in the Tamil calendar is referred to as Thai. Pongal means “boiling over” or “overflow”. Thai Pongal symbolises the joy of a good harvest.How the date is decided annuallyIt is celebrated annually on the 15 January when the sun transits from Sagittarius to Capricorn.Significance of the festival [...]

By |2020-01-09T12:59:11+00:00January 9th, 2020|

Makar Sankranti

English meaning of the festivalMakar refers to the star sign Capricorn while Sankranti means transition/passing of sun from one zodiac sign to another. Makar Sankranti heralds the end of winter and the arrival of spring throughout the Northern Hemisphere.How the date is decided annuallyMakara Sankranti is a solar event and it is one of [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:32:24+00:00January 8th, 2020|
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