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Moharram 2018

The first day of Moharram 2018 fell on September 20 this year. Although it is supposed to be a sad day, it is the beginning of the Muslim New Year. Yesterday, some individuals from that religious community living near Govind Nagar and Parshwa Nagar, Mira Road, Mumbai celebrated the festival ...

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Ganapathy Visarjan

Ganapathy Visarjan

Ganeshotsav ends with Ganapathy Visarjan. In Maharashtra, some people take the smaller idols in their own hands to the immersion venue. If the idol is bigger than a man can hold, they transport it within a tempo, car or even a large truck. Some people chant slogans while they take ...

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Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations

Ganeshotsav 2018 - Our Celebrations

Today, I will share the details of Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations. This time Lord Ganesha’s vehicle was the elephant. This event is very auspicious. Ganeshotsav 2018 – Our Celebrations: This time, we made it a point to arrange some scenes from the life of Lord Ganesha at our altar. ...

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Rishi Panchami (IInd and Concluding Part)

Rishi Panchami

The story of Rishi Panchami: The story related to Rishi Panchami goes thus: This incident happened in Satyayuga. A pundit named Sumitra lived in King Shayanjeet’s kingdom. He was a learned pundit, knowing about the Vedas. The pundit earned for his family through farming. He and his wife Jayashree worked ...

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Rishi Panchami

Yesterday was Rishi Panchami. We have been contacted by several people regarding how to celebrate Rishi Panchami. This is a festival, the traditional celebrations being handed over from one generation to another. Celebrating Rishi Panchami: People have asked us; if others, not having the tradition, cannot celebrate it. We asked ...

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Beginners Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

Beginners Celebrating Ganesh Chathurthi

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. We received several queries about beginners celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. We are suggesting some solutions for the same. Devotees, who have a tradition of worshipping metal idols, can buy one to 3 inches idols. The purification method is as told for Krishna idols here. Similarly, panchopachara or ...

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Haritalika Gauri Vratha

Haritalika Gauri Vratha

Today is Haritalika Gauri Vratha. This festival is also called Hartalika Gauri. In Karnataka, it is celebrated as Swarna Gauri Vratha. Haritalika Gauri Vratha: Haritalika means worshipping Gauri in a yellow form. Hartalika means worshipping Lord Shiva. After Dakshayani or Sati burnt Herself in the Daksha Yagya, She was reborn ...

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Ganeshotsav 2018

Ganeshotsav 2018

We wanted to interview the artists, who create the Ganesha Idols for this Ganeshotsav 2018 and wanted to know what they did the whole year for their living. We met Vinay Parulekar at Dahisar, Mumbai and interviewed him on video. Here is the interview in Hindi. We have also shared ...

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Ganeshotsav Recipe – Pista Malai Modak

Pista Malai Modak

Ganeshotsav is around the corner and we received the recipe of Pista Malai Modak from Chef Sujeet Singh, Hotel Radisson, Noida Sec 55. We are sharing it ahead of the festival. Pista Malai Modak By Sujeet Singh Ingredients: Grated coconut                       : 100 gm Bowl sugar                              : 40 gm Pistachio                                 : ...

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Janmashtami 2018

Janmashtami 2018

Lord Krishna was born when Ashtami and Star Rohini come together during Krishna Paksha. Usually, Star Rohini does not fall on Ashtami Day of Krishna Paksha. South Indians perform Janmashtami during Star Rohini. North Indians look out for Ashtami Day. This time the constellations have come together exactly as it ...

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