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Krishnashtami - The Birthday of Lord Krishna

Krishnashtami - The Birthday of Lord Krishna

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2016-08-24 Category: Festivals Views: 1213

Krishnashtami also known as Janmashtami, Gokulashtami or Srikrishna Jayanti which is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. Krishnashtami is celebrated in the August/September months, on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravan and is celebrated over two days. The first day is Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami. The second day is called Kalastami or more popularly Janmashtami. This celebration is said to be...

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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2016-03-06 Category: Festivals Views: 2194

Maha Shivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervour in honour of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February - March in English Calendar. Celebrations of Shivaratri began with the break of the dawn on the Shivaratri day and continue all through the night. Devotees observe fast and spend the day...

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Makara Sankranthi

Makara Sankranthi

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2016-01-14 Category: Festivals Views: 1604

Makara Sankranthi, or Sankranti or Pongal is a popular Indian festival celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal. It is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. The day is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India and is a traditional event. Sankranti has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun's movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is...

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