Tamil New Year

English meaning of the festival Puthu means new and Aandu means year. Tamil people celebrate Puthaandu, also called Puthuvarudam, as the traditional New Year. How the date is decided annually This is the month of Chittirai, the first month of the Tamil solar calendar, and Puthaandu typically falls on 14 April. Significance of the festival to Hinduism Puthaandu [...]

By |2023-01-25T08:11:10+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

Sri Hanuman Jayanti

English meaning of the festival The word Jayanti is made up of Jaya which means victory and Anta which means end. Jayanti refers to one who triumps in the end. Hanuman Jayanti is the day on which Hanuman is celebrated since he is the one who stands victorious despite all the odds. [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:34:08+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

Sri Ram Naumi

English meaning of the festival Rama refers to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Naumee means nine. Rama Naumee refers to the ninth day in the month of Chaitra when the appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated. How the date is decided annually Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of the [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:33:44+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

Hindi/Telugu New Year

English meaning of the festival Ugadi/Yugadi (in Telugu) means New Year. Yugadi is derived from the Sanskrit words Yuga (age) and Aadi (beginning). Yugadi therefore means the beginning of a new age. How the date is decided annually Ugadi is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaithramu (March/April) in [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:32:55+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

Holika Dahan

English meaning of the festivalHolika was the name of the lady who entered a blazing fire with her nephew Prahalad on her brother's instruction. Prahalad continuously chanted the name of Lord Narayana and came out unharmed, while Holika burnt to death. Thus, Holika Dahan derives its name from Holika. It is celebrated [...]

By |2023-01-11T09:24:09+00:00February 3rd, 2020|
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