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Diwali Festival

Deepawali- the festival of lights

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We are celebrating many festivals throughout the year, every month comes with a new festivals like holi, diwali, eid, ramjan, navratri and many more.

Now the coming one is diwali, the festival of lights. Light means purity, devotion, happiness faith love and knowledge.

Deepawali is the great and very religious festival of India. It is very important occasion of Hindu culture. This celebration held on winter season during the month of October to the November. This festival is celebrated with the joy and happiness in every state of India. In this day lord Ram return to ayodhya after killing the  demon king Ravan, people of ayodhya light up the city with diyas(lamps) to welcome the return of the load Ram.

  • Deepawali festival begins from the day of dhanteras, thirteenth lunar day of krishnapaksha of Hindu calendar in the month of ashwin. On this day people buy some gold and utensils, hence the name ‘dhana’. This day is celebrated as the birthday of Dhanmantri (a vaidya or physician of devas).
  • Second day is celebrated as the narak chaturdashi 14th day of Krishna paksha of ashwin month. Narak chaturdasi, which is the day killing the demon narakasur by Lord Krishna and his wife satyabhama.
  • Third day, the dipawali, the day of amavasya. Real celebration is held on this day , godess lakshmi godess of welth and lord ganesha,lord of knowledge  are  worshiped by his devotees. at the night houses and temples are decorated by the rangoli and rows of dias or candles and flowers.

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  • Fourth day bali pratipada or goverdhanpuja
  • Fifth day is celebrated the baiduj (bhaubeej) celebrated on the second lunar day of sukla paksha of hindu calendar month of kartik.

Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesha chaturthi is very important and religious festival of hindu dharma.it is a celebration of lord Ganesha’s birth. Ganesh chaturthi is also known as “vinayak chaturthi’’ or “ vinayak chavithi’’. it is celebrated during the Hindu month bhadrapada (mid august to mid September) it last for 10 days and ending on the day of “Anant Chaturdashi’’.

On this festival, idols of lord Ganesha worshiped by the devotees. It is celebrated as the presence of lord Ganesha on earth during this festival period.

Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesha is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. In Hindu culture, Ganesha traditionally worshiped at the beginning of any good or new venture and at the start of travel.

Ganesha,son of lord Shankara and goddess Parvati. Ganesha is created by the Parvati, she created a idol of a boy with sandalwood that she use for bath and breathed life in to the idol.

Ganesha chaturthi is widely celebrated all over the India, it has great value in Maharashtra. At this day houses, work places, temples, and pandals are decorated with flowers, rangoli banana leafs and lightning Dias or candles and make the rangoli (chaukpuran).

At this day people, worship Lord Ganesha by chanting mantras they perform aarti and make rangoli on entrances of temple or home and offer some sweat specially modak and laddoos to Ganesha.

Om a Spiritual Symbol

Om a Spiritual Symbol

Om a spiritual symbol of Hindu dharma and has great importance in the culture. Om is the mantra of prayer. If repeated with correct intonation it can resonate throughout the body so that sound penetrates the atma or soul. Om represents both the nirguna and saguna aspect of god. aa,au and ma combines together to form the sound of  aum or om.

Om is believed to be the basic sound of the world and contains all sounds of universe. In Hindu culture Om is written on the tongue of newborn with honey. Om is the symbol of life, spirituality, and divine thing that connect the child to the God. People wear Om as a pendent and in the modern time people also makes tattoos of this symbol. Symbol of Om is also used in the various places for the good beginning. Sometime it may found on the head or top of the notebook of students, record book of business, temples.  It is also used many religious celebrations as a symbol of purity and peace. OM

It helps in meditation, chanting the mantra Om bring ourselves in vibrating that attune sympathy with cosmic vibrations, we start thinking universally. In the silence with chanting Om, single thought Om quenched there is no thought comes in mind. Sound of Om makes atmosphere pure and divine. It helps in meditation.

Its daily enchantment makes people to feel relax. It help against the stress and beneficial for the blood pressure patients. It gives calm and peace of mind. Om is the sound that helps in the development of brainpower or capacity. It increases our concentration power.

Om or aum consist 3 cuves with semicircle and dot which denotes 3 divisions of time. The large bottom curve shows the waking state (A), middle curve shows dream state (U). The upper curve represents the state of deep sleep (M) and dot is the fourth state of consciousness, turiya, upper semicircle represents maya.

 

 

Tulsi (basil)

Tulsi (basil) – Symbol of Hindu Religion

Tulsi is a sacred plant, which can found in every home in Hindu religion. It is also called as vrinda.  People believed that tulsi is an incarnation of goddess mahalskshmi. Tulsi represent duty, dedication, virtue, love and sorrow of women and that is why women’s worship it.

In every Hindu home  people begin their day with the worship of Tulsi, which is usually perform by women’s.

They start puja from taking bath and proceed with the decoration of the place where the plant is grown whether it is a pot or land. Some people make rangoli or alpna for decoration and use leafs of banana, mango and sugarcane. After that offering water, kumkum, cloth and finally perform aarti. Sweets or fruits also offered to the tulsi.

Tulsi is very important and amazing plant not only spiritual point of view but also as an herb. Tulsi is very useful for the health. Its smell make atmosphere healthy and pure and prevent us from the mosquitoes and insects by hindering the growth of these insects. Eating five leafs daily in the morning improves immunity and increase memory. Leafs of this plant is also helpful in malaria and gastrointestinal problems. It is also beneficial in the treatment of fever, cold or cough.

There are two types of tulsi, one is Shyama Tulsi and other is Rama. Shyama tulsi is considered more beneficial than the Rama.Tulsi

Lord Krishna Birth

 Lord Krishna’s  Birth

Lord  Krishna, god of Hindu religion. He is known as 8th avatar of lord Vishnu who was came on earth for destroy the demons and re-establish the dharma. The day of lord Krishna’s birth is celebrated as religious festival in Hindus known as Krishna Janmashtmi.

Lord Krishna Story

Lord Krishna has various names which are given by the people of Mathura or their devotees as Gopal, Madhava, Kanha, Makhanchor,  Nand lal, Bal Gopal, Mohan etc.

He was born in Mathura about  5000 year ago in dvapar yug, in this period of time, evil powers were increasing day by day and Dharti ma( the earth), unable to bear the burden of evils or sin. She prayed to lord Vishnu then the lord give her the assurance that he will born on the earth to destroy the evil power and to establish dharma.

Kansha was one of those evil powers. He was the king of Mathura rajya (uttar Pradesh), and very cruel ruler, people were terrified with him. One day in the marriage of his sister Devaki with Vasudeva, an akashvani was heard that the 8th son of Devaki would be the destroyer of kansha. The king became afraid and fearful with this voice, which came from the sky and unsealed his sward to kill Devaki.

However, Vasudeva stop him and request to leave them alive and promise to give their child to the king.  After that Kansha, send his sister and Vasudeva in prison.

When Devaki gave birth to the child, Kansha was came in prison and kill the newborn. He kills first six child of Vasudeva. By divine power, seventh womb of Devaki secretly transferred to Rohini. The child was called balram. One day before the birth of 8th child lord Vishnu apparent and said that he was coming to destroy kansha, asked Vasudeva to carry him to Nanda house in Gokul immediately after the birth.

At the mid night in rohini nakshatra Krishna was born and at the same time, a girl child is born in Gokul in Nanda house. Vasudave know that Krishna’s life is in danger so following the instruction he replace the child with Nanda’s child. When the Kansha heard that devaki gave birth to the 8th child he came in prison and tried to kill the baby, then  child escape from his hand ,reaching the sky and transformed  in the yogmaya and told him ‘’what will you get by killing me? Your destroyer was already born somewhere else.’’

kansha send many demons to kill Krishna, but all were defeated. In his youth, Krishna kills the uncle kansha and releases his parents from prison.

Shri Krishna Janmashtmi

Krishna Janmashtmi is very important festival of India. The birthday of lord Krishna is celebrated with joy and devotion. Lord Krishna is known as 8th avatar of lord Vishnu. Janmashtmi is celebrated on ashtmi of Krishna paksh (8th day of dark fortnight). According to Hindi calendar we celebrate it in bhadava month (august) and same year this religious festival will be on 28th august.

Shree Krishna and Maa  Yasoda painting

Janmashtmi has great importance in Hindu religion because at this day Krishna was born as human incarnation of lord Vishnu, to free the earth from evil power and to establish dharma. Krishna Janmashtmi is also known as gokulashtmi and Shree Krishna janam ashtmi.

The people observe fast for whole day, All over India the celebration take place at the midnight as the lord Krishna believed to be born and is celebrated with dance songs worship, arty, and rocking the cradle of baby Krishna.

On this day the temples and homes are beautifully decorated. An important part of Janmashtmi decoration is rangoli; on this day people make beautiful rangoli designs on their entrance to welcome the lord Krishna. Designs that are picked to make rangoli on Krishna Janmashtmi are related to the nature. Traditionally rangoli is made from natural colours like turmeric, rice flour, water, and homemade colors are used instead of dyes. People decorate entrance; make foot marks that signify Krishna entering.

Rangoli Designs to Use On Shri Krishna Janmashtmi

 

Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna one of the known Hindu god. He is  8th human incarnation of lord Vishnu. The word “Krishna” is a Sanskrit word (origin of language) which means black; it is a 57th name of lord Vishnu according to the Vishnu sahasranama.

According to the name, Krishna is often depicted in murtis and picture in black or blue skin. Lord Krishna has various names which are given by the people of Mathura or their devotees as Gopal, Madhava, Kanha, Makhanchor,  Nand lal, Bal Gopal, Mohan etc.

Lord Krishna Sitting On The Branch Of A Tree.

Little Krishna Image

Krishna is easily recognize by his beautiful appearance as his skin shows in pictures and murtis in blue and black colour wearing yellow colour dhoti and peacock feather crown on head with playing flute.

Whenever you see the lord Krishna, in any form like in portrait sculpture, painting and picture every time you feel connected with him. He always looks beautiful. In many pictures, you can see the lord in tribhanga posture means standing with one leg bent in front of the other with playing flute raised up to his lips.