Indian Hindu festivals

Festivals in Hindu Religion – Festivals in India

India is a country of festivals. The festivals in India are the unique identity of our culture. In the Hindu religion, there are lots of festivals. Many deities are worshipped in these festivals. These festivals depend upon the changing positions of the Sun and Moon. Festivals also depend on changing seasons or season mixing. In…
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Lord Shri Krishna (श्री कृष्ण भगवान)

  Lord Krishna ( श्री कृष्ण भगवान) is a great deity in the Hindu religion. He is the most popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu and supposed to be a complete incarnation called ‘Purnavatar’ (पूर्णावतार). He was born in Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India). His mother was Devaki (देवकी) and his father was Vasudev (वासुदेव). He was…
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Goddess Parvati (देवी पार्वती)

Goddess Parvati is one of the most worshipped Goddess in Hindu religion. She is the mother of universe and the wife of Lord Shiva. Uma (उमा), Gauri (गौरी), Shailja (शैलजा), Kali (काली) are some of the other names of Goddess Parvati. She is the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. Ganga (गंगा) is the…
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Vedas (वेद) – Hindu Sacred texts

Introduction: Vedas are the sacred religious texts in Hindu mythology. These are the sources of spiritual knowledge. Vedas are the earliest documents in Hindu religion. Vedas are the collection of hymns, prayers, curses and formulas. The Vedic period is considered to be between 1500 and 1000 BCE. The language of Vedas is Sanskrit. Vyasa is…
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The Concept Of Hindu Dharma

Introduction : Hinduism (Hindu Dharma) is the oldest religion of the world. It’s followers are mostly found in India,  Nepal and Srilanka. Hindu dharma is the soul of the Indian culture. It’s sources of knowledge are basically Vedas (वेद), Puranas (पुराण) and epics like Ramayana (रामायण) and Mahabharata (महाभारत). The major figures of Hindu religion…
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Char Dham (चार धाम)

In Hindu religion char dham yatra (चार धाम यात्रा) is a great journey of devotion. Chardham is a combination of four pilgrimages named as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. In Hindu mythology, it is believed that visiting chardham gives the Moksha (मोक्ष). Here is a brief description of temples of chardham. Badrinath (बद्रीनाथ) – Badrinath…
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Goddess Saraswati (देवी सरस्वती)

Goddess Saraswati is the third goddess of the trinity Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati. She is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts, music, dance and speech. Saraswati word is the combination of ‘saras’ which means flow and ‘wati’ which means she who has. So Saraswati is the goddess who has the flow. She is the wife of…
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Lord Kartikeya

Lord Kartikeya is the Hindu god. He is also known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara and Subrahmanyama. He is the elder son of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati and brother of lord Ganesha. He is the god of war and victory. He is also leader of god’s force. He is particularly popular in the South India…
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Lord Hanuman (जय हनुमान)

Lord Hanuman is one of the most worshipped deity in the Hindu religion. He is a great devotee of Lord Rama. Lord Hanuman is the god of courage, strength, knowledge, intelligence, celibacy and devotion. He is the destroyer of evil and protector of the devotees. He has played an important role in the epic Ramayana.…
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Lord Vishnu (विष्णु भगवान)

Introduction: Lord Vishnu is the most sacred, kind hearted and devotee’s centered god. He is the god of wealth and prosperity. Lord Vishnu is one of the supreme powers in Hindu mythology. He is the preserver and protector of our Universe. Lord Vishnu is recognized by various names, some of them are; Hari, Narayana and…
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Lord Shiva

Introduction: Lord Shiva is the supreme God in the Hindu mythology. He is the creator as well as destroyer of the universe. The other names of Lord Shiva are; Mahadeva (महादेव) Bholenath (भोलेनाथ) Shankar (शंकर) Rudra (रूद्र) Nilkantha (नीलकंठ) He is the lord of arts, meditation, dance and yoga. He is usually worshiped in the…
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Goddess Lakshmi (देवी लक्ष्मी)

Mahalakshmi Mantra (महालक्ष्मी मंत्र) – ॐ सर्वाबाधा विनिर्मुक्तो, धन धान्यः सुतान्वितः। मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशयः ॐ ।। Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most worshiped Hindu deity. She is a symbol of; Wealth Fortune Prosperity Goddess Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Kamala (कमला), Mahalakhsmi (महालक्ष्मी) and Shridevi (श्रीदेवी) are her other names…
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Lord Ganesha

II श्री गणेशाये नमः II Lord Ganesha is one of the most sacred God in Hindu mythology. He is the god of; knowledge wisdom wealth Ganpati (गणपति), Vinayaka (विनायक) and Vighnaharta (विघ्नहर्ता)  are the other names of Lord Ganesha. Om shri Ganeshayae namah (ॐ श्री गणेशाये नमः) and om gan ganpataye namah (ॐ ग़म गणपतये…
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