Onam

According to Hindu Mythology  Mahabali was the great-great-grandson of Sage Kashyapa, great-grandson of a demonic dictator, Hiranyakashipu, and the grandson of Vishnu Devotee Prahlada The dwarf Vamana taking a leap-step is a part of many Hindu temple arts (above), and...

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...

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...

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...