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Why is Lakshmi and Ganesha Worshiped Together on Diwali?

Lakshmi and Ganesha Worshiped

According to the scriptures, once Goddess Lakshmi grew very arrogant about Her wealth and powers. While having a conversation with Her husband, Lord Vishnu, She kept praising Herself, claiming that She is the only one worthy of worship. She is the one who bestows everyone with money and wealth. On

History of Rakhi Festival

Rakhi Festival

Hindu scriptures and mythology is the source of all the Hindu rituals and festivals. In fact, one can find explanations for all the Hindu traditions and customs in the religious epics. Even the origin of Rakhi celebrations is rooted in the Hindu mythology. There is no confirmed date and time available about the history of Rakhi festival, but the stories

Shani Amavasya

Shani-Amavasya

Shani Amavasya is favorable day to delight Lord Shani and to reduce delays, difficulties and all Saturn related troubles. This day is also auspicious for performing shradh pooja for dead forefathers and ancestors.Shani is a Hindi word for the name of Saturn. In Hindu culture, Amavasya Day is not considered

History Of Durga Puja

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is one of the most important Hindu festivals. The festival honors Goddess Durga and is celebrated with pomp and style all over India. However, Durga Puja is celebrated differently in various cultures across India. Even the rituals and customs, performed during the Puja vary in different states. During

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha, or Nrsimha, is the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is popularly known as ‘man-lion’ or ‘half man – half lion’ incarnation. The main aim of the Narasimha incarnation was to end the tyranny of Hiranyakashipu and restore the path of Dharma. Prahlada the young son of Hiranyakashipu and

Why do we Worship Kalasha?

Kalasha

First of all what is a kalasha? A brass, mud or copper pot is filled with water. Mango leaves are placed in the mouth of the pot and a coconut is placed over it. A red or white thread is tied around its neck or sometimes all around it in

Tulu Festival Keddasa

Tulu festival of Keddasa is a unique ancient celebration in honour of the annual initiation of the fertility season (agriculture) of the Mother Earth. Our ancestors firmly believed that Earth is a woman, a mother. They conceived that Mother Earth would have an annual transitional period comparable to the menstrual

Subrahmanya Sashti

Subrahmanya Sashti, also known as Skanda Subrahmanya Sashti is an important festival for Hindus that is dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya (Skanda). It is observed on the ‘sashti’ (6th day) tithi during the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of the moon) in the month of ‘Margashira’ as per the traditional Hindu

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