Auspicious Hindu Days2020-07-30T11:11:48+00:00

Maha Ganesh Chaturti

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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 [...]

Chitra Paruvam

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English meaning of the festival Chittirai refers to a month in the Tamil calendar and Paruvam refers to the phase of the moon. Chitra Paruvam is a combination of the name of the month and the phase of the moon. The full moon in the Tamil month [...]

Hanuman Jayanti

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English meaning of the festival The word Jayanti is made up of Jaya which means victory and Anta which means end. Jayanti refers to one who triumps in the end. Hanuman Jayanti is the day on which Hanuman is celebrated since he is the one who stands [...]

Sri Ram Naumee

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English meaning of the festival Rama refers to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Naumee means nine. Rama Naumee refers to the ninth day in the month of Chaitra when the appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated. How the date is decided annually Rama Navami falls on [...]

Ramayana Week

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How the date is decided annually Ramayana Week starts on the day of Hindi/Telugu New Year and continues until one day before Rama Naumee (generally lasts 8 days/nights) Significance of the festival to Hinduism Devotees engage in Ramayana recital, singing of bhajans and kirtans and listening to [...]

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