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Bihu Festival – The Harvest Festival of The Assamese

It would not be wrong to call Bihu festival as the most celebrated festival of the Assamese Community. Although the word Bihu does not have a translation into English, yet it is not just a word, it is an emotion altogether.

Bihu teaches every Assamese to celebrate the joy of harvest. Fundamentally, there are three Bihus celebrated by the Assamese Community.

They go by the name- Rongali or Bohag Bihu ( festival of happiness), Bhogali or Magh Bihu(festival of feasting) and Kongali or Kati Bihu ( reflecting scarcity).

All these festivals have their own significance and marked certain occasions for the farmers of Assam.

Initially, these festivals were celebrated during the leisure periods between the farming seasons. However, over the years it became the identity of the Assamese people.

Bihu Festival - Origin and Significance

The history of Bihu can be traced to the ancient amalgamation of Assamese Traditions celebrating a …

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Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

Totakashtakam was composed by Giri (Totakacharya), a foremost disciple of Jagathguru Adi Shankaracharya.

Once he praised Acharya with Ashta Slokas in Totaka Meter (An Anapestic tetrameter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line). Thereafter, Giri got the title of Totakacharya and the rhyme became famous as Totakashtakam.

Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

viditā khila śāstra sudhā jaladhe mahito paniṣat kathitār thanidhe ।

hṛdaye kalaye vimalaṃ caraṇaṃ bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 1॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Śaṅkara, Who is the ocean of nectar of our great holy books, And who is like the Treasure Of the essence of the great Upaniṣads and I meditate on his clear holy feet in my heart.

karuṇā varuṇālaya pālaya mām bhavasāgara duḥkha vidūna hṛdam ।

racayā khila darśana tattva vidam bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 2॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Sankara, who is…

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9 Forgotten Indian Traditions That will Help You in this Corona pandemic

India is widely known for its culturally diverse people and traditions. The country had a wonderful past with several mentions in the historical scripts.

Most of the books on Indian History have comprehensive work on Indian culture and traditions. Now, when it comes to traditions, they are something we are born with.

Our ancestors have introduced traditions to us which we respectfully agreed to believe. There exists a compelling picture of our Indian heritage right in front of us.

Not to forget, Indian traditions are just not for ritual practices but also have scientific benefits attached to it.

However, the cruel irony is that as time passed by, with the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to get away from these traditions.

Indian society is a culmination of various customs, cults, sects, and rituals. But with due acceleration in time, important traditions are left out and we somehow have resorted to mechanical life.

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Names of Telugu Months of the Year

The Telugu Calendar is divided into 12 months, the month is called Masamu in Telugu and each Masamu consist of 30 days & divided into 2 Pakshas(Fortnight) - Shukla paksham and Krishna paksham. Each Paksha has 15 days. The Shukhla Paksham ends with Pournami(Full Moon) and Krishna Paksham ends with Amavaasya(No Moon). List of Telugu Months English Month Telugu Month March/April చైత్రము / Chaitramu April/May వైశాఖము / Vaishakhamu May/June జ్యేష్ఠము / Jyeshtamu June/July ఆషాఢము / Ashadamu July/August శ్రావణము / Sravanamu August/September భాద్రపదము / Bhaadrapadamu September/October ఆశ్వయుజము / Ashwayujamu October/November కార్తీకము / Karthikam November/December మార్గశిరము / Margashiramu December/January పుష్యము / Pushyamu January/February మాఘము / Maghamu February/March ఫాల్గుణము / Phalgunamu Apart from these 12 months in telugu calender, there is one more month called Adhika Masamu. It comes once in every 3 years, follow the link to know more about…
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with D

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of Hindu baby girl names starting with D for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with D Name Meaning Daksha  Earth; Wife of Lord Shiva Dakshayani  Goddess Durga Dalaja  Honey Damini  Lightning Damyanti  Beautiful Darika  Maiden Darpana  Mirror Darshana  Observation Daya  Kindness; mercy; pity Dayamayi  Merciful Dayanita  Merciful Dayita  Beloved Deborah  Queen Bee Deekshaa Initiation; Sacrifice; Preparation for ceremony Deekshita Initiation; Prepared Deena Divine; Grand; Vindicated Deepa  A lamp Deepal  Light Deepali  Collection of lamps Deepakala  arc of lamps Deepaprabh…
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with C

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of Hindu baby girl names starting with C for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with C Name Meaning Cauvery  Same as Kavery; the name of a river Chaaya  Shadow Chahna  Love Chairavali  the full moon of Chaitra month Chaitali  Born in the Chaitra month Chaitaly  Name of an ancient city Chaitanya  divine radiance Chaitra  1st month in Indian calendar; beginning Chakori  Alert; a bird Chakrika  Lakshmi Chalama  Goddess Parvati Chaman  Garden Chameli  A creeper with flowers Champa  A flower Champakmala  garland of Champa flowers Chanchal  Active Chanchala  Unsteady; Lakshmi Chanchari  bird; …
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