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Adhik Maas

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English meaning of the festival Adhika means “extra,” and Maas means “month”. The Adhika Maas is also referred to as Mala Maas and Puroshottama Maas. It is named Mala Maas because this month is as it were the dirt or refuse of time. Adhika Maas is said [...]

Purattasi

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English meaning of the festival Purattasi is a Hindu festival celebrating the Hindu deity, Venkateswara. Purattasi is the name of the Tamil month. How the date is decided annually Purattasi is observed from mid-September to mid-October annually. Significance of the festival to Hinduism Since our physical body is [...]

Mahalaya Paksham

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English meaning of the festival The Sanskrit word Pitra refers to our immediate ancestors, our departed relatives and friends, the earliest Rishis (sages) and God in all His aspects.  The observance of Mahalaya Paksha and Pitra Paksha, involves intense Bhakti to God, as does every Hindu Religious [...]

Pitra Paksha

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English meaning of the festival The Sanskrit word Pitra refers to our immediate ancestors, our departed relatives and friends, the earliest Rishis (sages) and God in all His aspects.  The observance of Mahalaya Paksha and Pitra Paksha, involves intense Bhakti to God, as does every Hindu Religious [...]

Ganesh Chaturthi

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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 [...]

Krishna Ashtami

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English meaning of the festival Krishna refers to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Ashtami means eight. Krishna Ashtami refers to the eighth day in the month of Bhadrapada when the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated. How the date is decided annually Krishna Ashtami falls on [...]

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