Karthigai Deepam – South African Hindu Maha Sabha(SAHMS)

Karthigai Deepam Celebrated within the Tamil month of Karthigai, Karthigai Deepam is the festival of light that is celebrated globally by the Hindu community. Synonymous with Diwali, Karthigai Deepam celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. On this day, it is believed that Lord Shiva first appeared on Earth as an infinite beam of golden [...]

By |2020-11-28T15:02:38+00:00November 28th, 2020|

Mental Health in the Elderly (Especially during COVID-19)

Mental Health in the Elderly (Especially during COVID-19) The uncertainty and fear of the pandemic can have increased effect on the minds of the aged, as they are aware of their vulnerability. The fear of passing remains misplaced within the existential fear of losing their loved ones and guilt of possibly being the carriers [...]

By |2020-12-22T07:34:05+00:00November 23rd, 2020|

Speech by Nelson Mandela at Diwali Celebration held at Durban City Hall

3 November 1991, Sunday Diwali brings back for me memories of days on Robben Island. Regularly at this time of year when our Hindu friends the world over were preparing to celebrate the Festival of Lights we would be visited by Hindu priests. I recall Mr. Govender from Cape Town and Mr. [...]

By |2020-11-06T14:02:56+00:00November 6th, 2020|

Gita Jayanti

English meaning of the festival Gita Jayanti is the celebration of the anniversary of the sacred scripture the Bhagavad Gita. Jayanti means victory. How the date is decided annually Annually, it occurs on the 11th day (EKADASI) of the bright half (SHUKLA PAKSHA) of the month of MAARGSHEESH (November/December). Significance of the festival [...]

By |2023-01-25T08:41:40+00:00November 4th, 2020|

Kartik Purnima

English meaning of the festival Karthik refers to the month and Purnima means full moon. It is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima. It is sometimes called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepavali, the festival of lights of the gods. How the date is decided annually Kartika Purnima is celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik. [...]

By |2023-01-25T08:41:09+00:00November 3rd, 2020|
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