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Ramanavami

Rama Navami occurs on the Ninth Day after Ugadhi and marks the birth of Lord Rama & the festival celebrates the descent of Vishnu as the Rama avatar. This also is the celebration of the renewal of Spring happens beginning with the Vasantha Navarathri on Ugadhi and...

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Ugadhi

The festival of Yugadi. Ugadhi, Ugadi - marks the beginning of the New Year Yugadi is derived from Sanskrit - Yuga (Age) & Adi (beginning) so this is the beginning of the New Age falling today on Chaitra Shuddha Paadyami the first day of the Bright half of Chaitra...

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Deepavali-Narakachaturdashi

Deepavali is the Celebration of our growth through Knowledge, of light as a metaphor for hope and the removal of all that is negative. Deepavali illustrates the supremacy of Good over evil. Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated a day before Amavasya & a day after the...

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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...

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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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