Category Archives: Indian Festivals

Dussehra Festival 2023 : Date, Muhurat and Significance

Dussehra Festival 2022 : Date, Muhurat and Significance

Navarathri festival commences on 26th September, Monday, and ends on 5th October, Wednesday in 2022. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights.’ During Navaratri, we worship the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati, in that order for three days each. The most important day is the 10th day, Vijayadashami. The word Vijayadashami means ’10th day of victory.’ I will […]

Golu Dolls Placement and Removal – All you need to know about Navaratri Dolls

Golu Dolls Placement and Removal- Navratri is the celebration of the divine goddess mother. The word Navaratri finds its origin in Sanskrit – Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning night. Dusshera or Vijaya Dashmi denotes the last day of the festivities. Traditional schools divide the nine days into three sets of three days, with each […]

Ekadashi 2023 Dates: Vrat, Katha, Fasting Rules and Its Importance

What is Ekadashi? Ekadashi is the 11th day of the full-moon and new-moon lunar cycles. The day also has spiritual significance, since it represents our body’s 11 senses – mind, five action organs, and five sense organs. Hence, it is auspicious to fast on this day to reign in your sense organs to have a […]

Importance and Benefits of Govardhan Pooja. Annakut Puja Date & Procedure.

Annakut, Govardhan, or Godhan Puja is observed on the first Shukla Paksha of Kartika month. The festival is associated with the legendary story of Lord Krishna who lifts the Govardhan Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavan.  The devotees on this auspicious day, prepare vegetarian foods and offer it to Lord Krishna. It is called […]

Raksha Bandhan – History, Importance & Celebrations

Rakhi Pournami is a very popular festival in India, predominantly among the Hindu's. It’s a special day dedicated to celebrating the beautiful bond of a brother and sister. Also known as Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie "Rakhi" to their brothers as a talisman of protection on this day. The festival is embedded into the traditions and is […]

Gudi Padwa 2023 : Date, Time, History, Significance & Rituals in India

We wish you a very Happy New Year. Are you confused? Then it would help if you read on. India is still an agrarian economy where more than 45% of the population relies directly or indirectly on agriculture. So with the change in the agricultural season, it starts the new year. For us, Indians, our […]

Nag Panchami Date 2023 : Importance, Celebrations and History

Nag Panchami is an Indian festival to be celebrated all over India in the month of August as per the English Calendar. It falls on the Shukla paksha Panchami of “Sravan masa” every year and this year it is to be celebrated on Monday, August 21, 2023 Panchami Tithi Begins – 12:21 AM on Aug 21, 2023 Panchami […]