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Ugadi

The festival of Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year For those living between Kaveri River and Vindhyas and those who follow the lunar calendar of South India particularly in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. The calendar dates back to the...

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Upakarma

Upakarma also called Avani Avattam or Janivārada Habba is a Vedic ritual practiced by Hindus of the Brahmin caste. This ritual is also practiced by the Kshatriya and Vaishya community, who are dvijas and therefore have the rights to do Sandhyavandanam, the daily...

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Varamahalakshmi Festival

Varamahalakshmi Festival is a festival to propitiate the Goddess Lakshmi Varalakshmi is one who grants boons ("Vara"). It is an important pooja performed by many women in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharastra and Uttar Pradesh. The...

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Samvatsara

The Samvatsara Lord  Brahma is known to be the embodiment of Samvatsara The term 'Samvatsara' is a Sanskrit word for ‘year’ in the Vedic literature. It roughly means a period of one full year sidereal when the Sun enters the sign of Aries. It is the time in which...

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