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Holy Shrine Shri Amarnath yatra

July 22, 2011


Behind the discovery of the Holy Shrine lies an interesting story. Centuries ago Maa Parvati asked Shivji to let her know why and when he started wearing the beads of heads (Mund Mala), to which Bhole Shankar replied, “whenever you are born I add more heads to my bead”. Parvati said, “I die again and again, but you are […]

The Guru Purnima: How to Observe the Day

July 15, 2011


Hindus attach paramount importance to spiritual gurus. Gurus are often equated with God and always regarded as a link between the individual and the Immortal. Just as the moon shines by reflecting the light of the sun, and glorifies it, all disciples can dazzle like the moon by gaining from their Gurus.What is Guru Purnima? […]

Akshya Tritiya: Golden day of eternal success

May 3, 2011


Hindus believe in the theory of “mahurats” or auspicious timings in every step in life – be it to begin a new venture or making an important purchase. Akshaya Tritiya is one such momentous occasion, which is considered one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar. It is believed, any meaningful activity started […]

The spiritual leader was considered a living god by his followers: City mourns death of Sathya Sai Baba

April 26, 2011


KOLKATA: As news of the death of Sathya Sai Babaspread on Sunday, the city plunged into mourning. Special prayers were organised by devotees and vibhuti was distributed among people. Bhajans played in Sai Baba temples and hundreds held prayer sessions at home, burning incense sticks and candles. Some even equated the spiritual leader’s departure with the death and […]

Charak Puja: A traditional Bengali festival celebrated in the rural Bengal

April 14, 2011


Charak puja is a traditional Bengali festival celebrated mainly in the rural areas. A festival dedicated strictly to penance, Charak puja stands unique in the scenario of Bengali festivals. Gajan is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is associated with such deities as Shiva, Neel and Dharmathakur. The […]

Importance of Dol-Purnima Utsav or Holi Utsav

March 20, 2011


Holi, or Holli, is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul […]

Hanumat Shakti Jagaran Programme at Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Kolkata

December 13, 2010


Kolkata : On 11 December 2010 program for Hanumat Shakti jagaran was organized at The Dakshineshwar Kali Mandir complex by the Hanumat Shakti Jagran Samity to launch a mass awareness & mobilization initiative for the construction of the proposed Sri Ram Mandir at the Ram janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. This was as per the proposal undertaken […]