PRIEST'S COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT (JOINT)The Priest’s Council of the South African Hindu Maha Sabha (SAHMS), representing linguistic and ideological diversity in the Hindu sector, annually declares festival dates for the South African Hindu public. Sometimes confusion arises due to time zone differences with India, and other times there are different interpretations of the scriptural principles [...]
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English meaning of the festivalThe Sanskrit word “Vijay” means “victory” and “Dashmi” means “tenth day”. “Vijay Dashmi” therefore means “victory on the 10th day”.How the date is decided annuallyVijay Dashmi is celebrated on the 10th day of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashwin.Significance of the festival to HinduismDuring the first nine days [...]
English meaning of the festival Nava means nine and Ratri means night. Navaratri symbolises the victory of good over evil. How the date is decided annually Navaratri is observed during Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase) in the Hindu month of Ashwin. Significance of the festival to Hinduism In this age of [...]