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Randhan Chat

English meaning of the festivalRandhan Chat means “cooking on the sixth day”. The day is meant for preparing food (Randhan) for the next day, which is Shitla Satam. Since the day is important for cooking, the festival has its name "Randhan Chat," which means "cooking on the sixth day". The day is dedicated to preparing [...]

By |2022-08-01T11:54:44+00:00August 1st, 2022|

Thai Poosam Flag Hoisting

English meaning of the festival Thai refers to the tenth month in the Tamil calendar, and Poosam refers to the Pushya star. Thai Poosam is a combination of the name of the month and the name of a star. Kavady is a pole slung across the shoulder to evenly distribute the weight [...]

By |2021-12-20T13:04:42+00:00December 20th, 2021|

Arudra Dharisanam

English meaning of the festival Arudra Dharisanam is dedicated to the Nataraja form of Lord Shiva. Arudra or Thiruvathirai refers to the nakshatra or star that prevails. Thiruvathirai means the 'big sacred wave' that resulted in the formation of the universe/creation, and devotees celebrate the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva, i.e., the [...]

By |2021-12-20T03:47:28+00:00November 16th, 2021|

Deepavali/ Diwali Dates 2021

March 5, 2021 The festival of Deepavali/Diwali in 2021 is celebrated on 4 November for both North and South Hindus. The other significant dates for Deepavali/ Diwali are: Dhan Trayodasi - 2nd November 2021 Narak Chaturdasi- 3rd November 2021 Gujarati New Year – 5th November 2021 Best wishes to you and your [...]

By |2021-11-02T11:34:25+00:00November 2nd, 2021|
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