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Bakri Eid

I have been writing on Hindu festivals for this website. But my intention is to be secular, like our country. Thus I contacted a PR friend, Taskeen Naik, for some information on their festivals. With Bakri Eid coming soon, I thought that would be the right place to start with. ...

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Naga Panchami

Indian Hindus, like Maharashtrians and South Indians especially people from Karnataka, perform Naga Panchami Pooja four days after Aadi Amavasya (More here http://ajournalistreveals.com/aadi-amavasya/). In South India, during marriage, the bride gets a small silver snake as gift from her parents. It is said that if we pray to these snakes ...

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Aadi Amavasya

Aaadi Amavasya or Aashad Amavasya is a very auspicious day for all Hindus. This time it came on a Friday, which made it all the more auspicious. In any case, South Indians consider Tuesdays and Fridays in Aadi month very auspicious. Deities in temples are worshiped with lots of flowers. ...

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Shree Balaji Sannidhi

Everybody has ups and downs in their life. Even we were experiencing a severe low during December 2013. When we went to Raghavendra Matha in Jogeshwari, Mumbai, they told us that there is another Raghavendra Matha in Virar. We also thought perhaps that would be closer to our place. When ...

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