The Hindu Festival of Bhai Dooj ~ Significance and Dates

The Hindu Festival of Bhai Dooj ~ Significance and Dates

Bhai Dooj is a much loved and extremely popular Hindu festival. On the auspicious day of Bhai Dooj, brothers and sisters across the country celebrate and give gifts to each other out of love and gratitude. The festival of Bhai Dooj is also known across India as Bhaau...
The Importance of Diwali – The Festival of Light in Hinduism

The Importance of Diwali – The Festival of Light in Hinduism

Diwali (or Deepavali, “row of lights”) is celebrated by Hindus worldwide to commemorate the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair. In the night of Diwali – oil-wick lamps are seen to be lit in every household, along with colorful...
The Importance of Mahalaya Amavashya in Hinduism

The Importance of Mahalaya Amavashya in Hinduism

Mahalaya Amavashya is an auspicious time which starts before the festival of Durga Puja, and heralds the advent of Goddess Durga, the goddess of supreme power. Mahalaya Amavashya can be said to be an  invocation to the mother goddess to descend on earth –...
The Great Importance of Akshay Tritiya in Hinduism

The Great Importance of Akshay Tritiya in Hinduism

Akshaya in Sanskrit means one that ‘never diminishes’ (a—kshaya). Akshaya Tritiya – the day –  is believed to bring good luck and success. Hindus who imbibe what is originally called ‘Sanātana Dharma’ believe they can get lasting prosperity by buying...