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Dhanteras – 2nd Nov 2021

Dhanteras is celebrated on Ashvin/Aaso Vad 13, which marks the beginning of the five day long celebration of the Diwali festival. This day is also celebrated as Dhanvantari Triyodashi/Dhanvantari Jayanti. Lord Dhanvantari is the 12th incarnation and one of the plenary portion of Purushottam Narayan (Amsh avatar). His advent is described within the 12th chapter […]

Guru Purnima 24th Jul 2021

Ashadh Sud 15 (Punam) in the English calendar months of July-August is celebrated as Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Purnima. ‘Gu’ means darkness of ignorance (Agnan) and ‘Ru’ means that which dispells hence Guru is the dispeller of darkness of ignorance. It was initiated by the disciples of  Krishna Dvaipayan Vyas better known as […]

Chaturmaas 20th Jul 2021 – 15th Nov 2021

The Origins of Chaturmaas King Bali was the grandson of Prahladji, and grew up with the guidance of his grandfather which gave him a good sense of righteousness and bhakti. When King Bali succeeded his grandfather, he became King of the Demons. Bali Raja’s kingdom expanded quickly in all directions, even up towards heavens and […]

Hindola Utsav 25th Jul 2021 – 24th Aug 2021

The Hindola utsav is celebrated from Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vadh 2. The origins of the divinity of Hindola go back to Vrindavan, 5000 years ago where the Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. The Hindola utsav has a special status in the Hindu dharma due to this event because of the […]

Shraavan Maas – 9th Aug 2021 – 7th Sep 2021

Shravana is the holiest month of the year for Devotees. All devout followers of Sanatana Dharma around the world observe austerities in this month with great reverence and devotion. Each day of the month has its own significant value. Somvaara – Monday – known as Shravan Somvar, is a special day for Lord Shiva. Managalavaara […]