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Gita Jayanti

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

Kartik Purnima

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English meaning of the festivalKarthik 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 annuallyKartika Purnima is celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik. [...]

Kaarthigai Deepam

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English meaning of the festivalKaarthigai refers to the month in which the festival is held. Deepam means light. Kaarthigai Deepam is a festival of lights. It is also known as Annamalai Deepam.How the date is decided annuallyKaarthigai Deepam is observed on the day in which the combination of the [...]

Prabhodhani Ekadashi

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English meaning of the festivalThe 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 annuallyEach Hindu month has two “pakshas” comprising 15 thithis each. We therefore have two Ekadashi in every Hindu month, [...]

Skanda Sashti

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English meaning of the festivalSkanda 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 annuallySkanda Sashti is held on the 6th date in the bright phase of the month of Kartik or Karthigai.Significance [...]

Annakuta Govardhan Pooja

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English meaning of the festivalAnnakuta Govardhan Pooja is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Annakuta means a mountain of food. Govardhan refers to the mountain that Lord Krishna lifted to protect the people from heavy rainfall. How the date is decided annuallyAnnakuta Govardhan Pooja is celebrated a day after Deepavali/DiwaliSignificance of the [...]

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