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Gita Week

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How the date is decided monthly Gita Week starts on the day after Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) and continues until one day before Krishna Ashtami (generally lasts 7 days/nights) Significance of the festival to Hinduism During the build-up to Krishna Ashtami, devotees engage in spiritual activities. The [...]

Raksha Bandhan

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English meaning of the festival The word Raksha means protection, whilst Bandhan is the verb to tie. The festival of Raksha Bandhan which means a knot of protection, came into existence some 6 000 years ago at the beginning of the Indus Valley civilisation. Rakhi (Raksha Bandhan) signifies a spiritual binding [...]

Vaigasi Visakam

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English meaning of the festival Vaigasi is the second month in the Tamil calendar. Visakam is the name of the Nakshatra (star) that is reckoning at that time. How the date is decided annually Vaigasi Visakam occurs on the full moon day in the month of Vaigasi. [...]

Varaluxmi Vratam

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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 [...]

Naag Panchami

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English meaning of the festival Naag refers to snake and Panchami means fifth. Naag Panchami therefore refers to the fifth date on which snakes and Lord Shiva are revered. How the date is decided annually The festival of Naag Panchami is observed in the Hindu month of [...]

Guru Purnima

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English meaning of the festival The syllable GU means darkness, the syllable RU, means a person who dispels them. Because of the power to dispel darkness, the guru is thus named. Guru Purnima is the full moon day on which the Guru is revered and respected. How the date is [...]

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