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Sant Tulsidas - The Incarnation of Valmiki

Tulsidas Jayanti  falls on July 30, Sunday, 2017   Tulsidas is a great Hindi poet who is a great devotee of Lords Rama and Hanuman. He has a special place among Indian poets for his works like Ramacharitmanas and Hanuman Chalisa. He wanted to cr...

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Dates for Performing Upakarma in 2017

Upakarma or Avani Avittam is an important religious event for brahmins belonging to the four Vedas namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.   ·         Rig Veda Upakarma is on the day when Shravana star f...

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Lord Karthikeya-God of Versatile Qualities!

Shukla Paksha Sashti in the Aadi month falls on July 28, Friday 2017.   Sashti is a day specially dedicated to Lord Karthikeyan. Murugan as we lovingly call Skanda in the Tamil language is the God of war and a mighty warrior. He was awarded a spear (Vel...

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Significance of Shiva Tandavam

Krishna Paksha Pradosham in Aadi falls on July 21, 2017. The Pradosham Kalam is an auspicious time to worship Lord Shiva as he is seen in his ecstatic state of dancing before Goddess Gowri who is seated on a throne embedded with precious gems before him. ...

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Symbolic Significance of the Ardhanareeshwara form

  Pradosham falls on July 6, Thursday, 2017.    Pradosham is the time when Lord Shiva is in His ecstatic dancing mood with Goddess Gowri near Him and He grants all the wishes of His devotees who pray to Him that time.   When we wo...

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Six Specialties of the Six Faces of Lord Muruga!

 This month Sashti is called Kumara Sashti.   Kumara Sashti is the Sashti thithi that occurs during the Sukla paksha of Aani month. This year, it falls on June 29. This Sashti is called Kumara Sashti after the name of Muruga (who is called Kumara). ...

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Symbolic Significance of the Vel

Karthigai is the day of worshipping Lord Muruga and He is always seen with his divine spear (Vel) in the temples.   Karthigai Vrata falls on June 21, 2017.   Why is the Vel so powerful and what is the legend behind it?   Legend behin...

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10 Interesting Facts about Nandi You Do Not Know!

 Pradosham that occurs on the Shukla Paksha Thrayodashi of Aani month falls on June 21. During Pradoshamkalam, we worship Lord Shiva and give equal importance to the worship of Nandi Bhagavan who is seated in the form of a bull before the shrine of Lord Sh...

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How Yogini Ekadashi Vrata Can Cure One from Deadly Diseases?

  Ekadashi that falls on June 20, 2017, is known as Yogini Ekadashi.   Yogini Ekadashi falls on the 11th day after Full Moon Day in the month of Aani (June -July). It is the Ekadashi which relieves a person of serious diseases like white le...

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