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Gita Jayanthi

Bhagavad Gita - Ancient History

Bhagavath-gita is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic literature. This knowledge was first spoken to the Sun God (Vivasvan) by Lord Sri Krishna. And Sun God, Vivasvan explained it to Manu, and Manu explained it to Iksvaku. And in this way, one after another this yoga was coming in disciplic succession. But in due course of time, this knowledge was lost.

Gita Jayanti - Why it is Celebrated?

Gita Jayanthi - On this holy day sacred Hindu text Bhagavad Gita was again spoken to Arjuna by Lord Krishna. It is celebrated in the Margashirsh (Margashira/Margazhi) month of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the Shukla Ekadashi.

The Bhagavad Gita was told by Shri Krishna to Arjuna just before the start of the battle of Kurushektra. The same was narrated by Sanjaya to the King Dhritarashtra (father of Kauravas). Sanjaya was given a boon by his Guru Ved Vyasa du…

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Vaikasi Visakam – வைகாசி விசாகம்

Vaikasi Visakam, the Tamil festival celebrates the incarnation of Lord Muruga. This festival falls in the Tamil month Vaigasi on the full moon day and in the Vishaka nakshatra.

Vaikasi Visakam Dates 2019 to 2025 2019 - Saturday, May 182020 - Thursday, June 42021 - Tuesday, May 252022 - Sunday, June 122023 - Saturday, June 32024 - Thursday, May 232025 - Monday, June 9 Significance of Vaikasi Visakam & Birth of Muruga

The demons Surapadma, Tarakasura, and Singamugha were causing lots of trouble to the gods. The Gods then approached Lord Shiva for help. Lord Shiva meditated his third eye formed 6 sparks of fire which were carried by Agni and Vayu to the Ganges. From here the sparks were taken to pond Saravana. The six sparks were transformed into six babies and then Goddess Parvati embraced and made these 6 babies into one. This was Lord Muruga or Lord Kartika who killed the demons.

The six faces of Muruga stand for creation, preservation, …

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Aadi Pooram, Andal Jayanthi

Aadi Pooram is one of the most important festivals of the Tamilians. It is celebrated in the Tamil month Aadi. This is the birthday of Andal who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and one of the biggest devotees of the Lord. She is one of the 12 Alwars and is said to be one of the best poetesses.

The Word ‘Aadi’ signifies the fourth month in the Tamil calendar while ‘Pooram’ denotes one of the 27 Nakshatras mentioned in the Hindu Astrology. 

Andal Story

According to legend a devotee of Lord Ranganatha Swamy by the name of Vishnu Chitha did not have a child for many years. On the Aadi Pooram day when he was collecting flowers, he found a girlchild. The devotee named her as "Kothai". When Vishnu Chitha used to prepare a tulsi garland for Lord, Kothai would wear it and then offer it to the Lord. One day when the devotee saw this he replaced the garland with a new one. But the Lord did not accept the new garland. That is when Chitha realize…

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Hanuman Jayanthi

Hanuman Jayanthi Dates Hanuman Jayanthi 2019 Date - Friday, April 19Hanuman Jayanthi 2020 Date - Wednesday, April 8Hanuman Jayanthi 2021 Date - Tuesday, April 27Hanuman Jayanthi 2022 Date - Saturday, April 16Hanuman Jayanthi 2023 Date - Thursday, April 6Hanuman jayanthi 2024 Date - Tuesday, April 23Hanuman Jayanthi 2025 Date - Saturday, April 12 Why Hanuman Jayanthi is Celebrated?

It is clear from the name that Hanuman Jayanti is the celebration of the birth of the greatest devotees of Lord Rama and that is Lord Hanuman. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu Chaitra month.

Different states will celebrate Hanuman Jayanti in different ways. The main motto is to worship the Lord and seek his blessing. In Andhra Pradesh and in Telangana this festival is celebrated for 41 days starting from the day of Hanuman Jayanti. In Kerela and in Tamil Nadu th festival is celebrated in Dhanu month and on the new moon day. The mainobjective of t…

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Sri Krishna Janmashtami Celebrations, Story & Dates

In Hinduism, traces can be found for 33 million gods. Each of them stands for a specific identity and there’s a cosmic reason why people worship so many gods in India.

Among all of them, most are the avatars of Lord Vishnu. If you are accustomed to the whereabouts of Hinduism, you must be aware of the popularity of Lord Krishna, especially among the followers of Vaishnavism. Just like any other religion in the world, Hinduism has its own dates that are celebrated across territories of the Indian subcontinent. One of them happens to be ‘Krishna Janmashtami’, which indicates the birth anniversary of Krishna.

In this reference, we would like to mention that Lord Krishna was the eighth avatar of Vishnu, and undoubtedly one of the most influential religious deities in Hindu philosophy. His image is so impactful that many western countries have dedicated temples for worshipping Lord Krishna. If you don't know already, Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple was …

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Sri Rama Navami

Ram Navami is the celebration of the birth of Lord Rama who was the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu.  This is one of the most pious Hindu festivals which is celebrated on the 9th day of Chaitra Navratri.

Every Hindu festival has an interesting story behind it. The festival of Ram Navami also has an interesting story. Some of the elder generations may already be aware of the same. Let us once again look into the story behind  this festival.

The Story of Rama Navami

King Dasaratha of Ayodhya and his three queens Kaushalaya, Kaikai and Sumitra were saddened by the fact that they had not been blesses with a son. It is then that their guru Rishi Vashishtha asked the King to perform the Putra Kamesti Yaga so that they can be blessed with a male child.

The king went to Rishi Shringya’s ashram to perform the yagnya. The rishi performed the ritual and gave kheer to the king to feed his queens. The king gave half of it to Kausalya and another half…

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