Prabhodhini Ekadasi/Tulsi Vivaha

English meaning of the festival The word Ekadashi means eleventh and refers to the “thithi” (Hindu date) on which it is observed. Prabhodhani means awakening or knowledge. How the date is decided annually Each Hindu month has two “pakshas” comprising 15 thithis each. We therefore have two Ekadashi in every Hindu month, [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:12:17+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Skanda Shashti

English meaning of the festival Skanda is another name for Kartikeya or Murugan. Sashti means six (referring to the 6th thithi on which this celebration is held). How the date is decided annually Skanda Sashti is held on the 6th date in the bright phase of the month of Kartik or Karthigai. [...]

By |2021-01-06T12:04:26+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Varalakshmi Vratam

English meaning of the festival Varaluxmi is the giver of vara, meaning boons or wishes. In this form Lakshmi brings prosperity, well-being and fulfilment to the home. The vow, or vrata, is each devotee’s pledge to honour the female principle in the highest manner by observing this elaborate festival. How the date [...]

By |2021-01-06T11:58:16+00:00January 6th, 2021|

Maha Ganesh Chaturti

English meaning of the festival The word Ganesha is a combination of two words – Gana (the entire cosmic creation) and Isha (controller and presider). The name has become synonymous with words like Sidhi (perfection), Buddhi (intelligence or wisdom), and Vignahara (dispeller of obstacles). Chaturti means fourth (4th) and it refers to [...]

By |2021-01-06T11:25:46+00:00January 6th, 2021|
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