The holy month of Magha starts tomorrow, 3rd January 2018, according to the North Indian Hindu calendar. The month is marked by various sacred observances and festivals like Makar Sankranti and Mauni Amavasya. It is one of the most auspicious months to perform religious ceremonies like marriage, Upanayana (sacred thread ceremony), housewarming, etc.
DID YOU KNOW? Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali festival as celebrated in India. The word 'Dhan' means wealth and 'Teras' means 13th day as per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin. On Dhanteras, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being #didyouknowfacts
Life of colors - Holi is a spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of sharing love. Holi is a two day festival which starts on the Purnima (Full Moon day) falling in the Bikram Sambat Hindu Calendar month of Falgun, which falls somewhere between the end of February and the middle of March in the Gregorian calendar. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi and the second as Rangwali Holi, Dhuleti, Dhulandi or Dhulivandan. It is…
Hindu devotees light earthen lamps at a temple on Karthik Purnima in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Karthik Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu calendar month of Karthik and considered very auspicious by Hindus. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Nag Panchami is observed on the Shukla Paksha #Panchami during the Hindu calendar month of #Sawan. As per the Gregorian calendar #Nag #Panchami falls in month of July or #August. In 2016 Nag Panchami will fall on the 7th of August. Nag Panchami is celebrated two days after Hariyali Teej. On this day women pray for the well-being of their brothers and families. They worship the Nag Devta (serpent God) and offer milk to them. http://awadh.com/index.html
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The historic Vitthal Rakuumai temple at Wadala in Mumbai. Considered one of the oldest lanmarks of Mumbai and established by the great saint of Maharashtra, Sant Tukaram in the 19th century. This temple is a replica of the Vitthal Rakhumai temple at Pandharpur and also attracts lakhs of devotees on the auspicious occasion of Ekaadashi in the Hindu calendar month of Ashaadh!
Dhanteras (Hindi: धनतेरस, Sanskrit/Marathi: धनत्रयोदशी) is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in India. The festival, known as "Dhanatrayodashi" or "Dhanvantari Trayodashi".The word Dhan means wealth and Teras means 13th day as per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna paksha (dark fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin.