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Holy Shrine Shri Amarnath yatra

July 22, 2011

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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

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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

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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 […]

Sathya Sai Baba behind many philanthropic activities

April 26, 2011

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Puttaparthi, April 24 : Apart from giving divine discourses, the late Sathya Sai Baba had been known for his philanthropic activities, including providing support to a variety of free educational institutions, hospitals, and other charitable institutions in over 166 countries. The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (now changed to Sri Sathya Sai University […]

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

April 26, 2011

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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 […]

Importance of Dol-Purnima Utsav or Holi Utsav

March 20, 2011

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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 […]

Significance of Maha Shivratri

March 1, 2011

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Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that […]