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Thirugnana Sambathar Guru Pooja

English meaning of the festival Sambathar, also referred to as Thirugnana Sambathar was a Saiva poet-saint. According to the Tamil Shaiva tradition, he composed more than16,000 hymns in complex meters. This day is dedicated to Thirugnana Sambathar as the Guru. How the date is decided annually Thirugnana Sambathar Guru Pooja is celebrated [...]

By |2021-04-24T06:29:11+00:00April 24th, 2021|

Thirunavukarasar Guru Pooja

English meaning of the festival Thirunavukarasar means King of Tongue. Lord Shiva gave Thirunavukarasar this name. Lord Shiva was pleased with the devotional songs that Thirunavukarasar sang. This day is dedicated to Thirunavukarasar as the Guru. How the date is decided annually Thirunavukarasar Guru Pooja is celebrated in the month of Chittirai [...]

By |2021-04-24T06:25:09+00:00April 24th, 2021|

Vaikasi Visakam

English meaning of the festival Vaikasi 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 Vaikasi Visakam occurs on the full moon day in the month of Vaikasi. Significance of the festival to [...]

By |2021-04-24T06:22:35+00:00April 24th, 2021|

Hindi New Year

English meaning of the festival Hindi New Year is called NAVA VARSHA. How the date is decided annually Nava Varsha or Hindi New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chaithra (March/April) in Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase). The New Year day in the month of Chaitra marks [...]

By |2021-04-24T06:03:28+00:00April 6th, 2021|

Hindu Youth Leader Appointed to KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council

Hindu Youth Leader Appointed to KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council. Youth leader Tashmica Sharma has been appointed by the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs to represent the South African Hindu Maha Sabha to serve as a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change and Sustainable Development Council (KZNCC & [...]

By |2021-03-18T07:30:13+00:00March 18th, 2021|

Masi Magham

English meaning of the festival Masi refers to the Tamil month. Magham is the Nakshatra that is ruling. How the date is decided annually Masi Magham falls on a full moon day in the month of Masi when the Magham Nakshatra is aligned with the moon. Significance of the festival to Hinduism [...]

By |2021-02-11T08:10:21+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Vasanth Panchami

English meaning of the festival Vasanth refers to the spring season and Panchami means fifth. The followers of the Hindu Dharma celebrate the festival of Vasant Panchami as the fifth day of spring. How the date is decided annually Vasanth Panchami is celebrated annually by followers of Hindu Dharma in the month of Maagha [...]

By |2021-02-11T08:06:37+00:00February 11th, 2021|

Sacred Cow, Divine Mother

Cow protection: a scriptural edict, a lynch-pin for dharmaSource: HINDUISM TODAY April/May/June 2004The protection of the bovine species is prescribed by Hindu scripture. Orthodox Hindus are adamant that the nurture of cows lies at the core of Hindu dharma, representing symbolically and in real, earthly terms the Hindu reverence for the Divine in [...]

By |2021-02-05T08:25:15+00:00February 5th, 2021|

Prabhodhini Ekadasi/Tulsi Vivaha

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

By |2021-01-06T12:12:17+00:00January 6th, 2021|
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