.....posts from 'festivals'

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

(5 Aug '00)

One of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India, Sri Ganesha Chaturthi is dedicated to the beloved elephant-headed god, Ganesha. Worshipped throughout the world wherever large Indian populations are found, the fervent devotion and colorful celebrations which attend this festival reveal just how vital Ganesha is to the spiritual heartbeat of India. Even though […]

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The origins of the festival of Onam

(5 Aug '00)

In ancient times, there was an extremely powerful king by the name of Mahabali; he ruled the three worlds. He was a righteous and generous king. King Mahabali’s one major flaw, which marred his spiritual stature, was the arrogance he felt when giving in charity to his subjects. He was very proud of the fact […]

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Vishu: The New Year Festival of Kerala

(7 Apr '00)

If your first step is wrong, the whole journey will be wrong. World over an emphasis is put on beginnings. Getting off to a good start is essential, as the beginning is the foundation upon which everything that comes after rests. Indian culture, perhaps more than any other, stresses the importance of beginning things properly. […]

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Holi, the Festival of Colours, Joy and Renewal

(7 Mar '00)

Holi was Krishna and the gopi’s celebration of Love. This teasing, affectionate panorama of feeling and colour has been captured

Category : festivals | Holi

Sivaratri – meaning and significance

(6 Feb '00)

Owing to a special planetary conjunction, spiritual practices done on Sivaratri are considered to be especially auspicious and beneficial

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