Masi Magham

English meaning of the festivalMasi refers to the Tamil month. Magham is the Nakshatra that is ruling.How the date is decided annuallyMasi Magham falls on a full moon day in the month of Masi when the Magham Nakshatra is aligned with the moon.Significance of the festival to HinduismThis day signifies the descent [...]

By |2023-01-11T09:23:13+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Vasanth Panchami

English meaning of the festivalVasanth refers to the spring season and Panchami means fifth. The followers of the Hindu Dharma celebrate the festival of Vasant Panchami as the fifth day of spring.How the date is decided annuallyVasanth Panchami is celebrated annually by followers of Hindu Dharma in the month of Maagha (February) [...]

By |2023-01-10T16:40:33+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Sacred Cow, Divine Mother

Cow protection: a scriptural edict, a lynch-pin for dharmaSource: HINDUISM TODAY April/May/June 2004The protection of the bovine species is prescribed by Hindu scripture. Orthodox Hindus are adamant that the nurture of cows lies at the core of Hindu dharma, representing symbolically and in real, earthly terms the Hindu reverence for the Divine in [...]

By |2021-02-05T08:25:15+00:00February 5th, 2021|
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