Rama Navami- History, Significance, and Celebration

Rama Ravami

Rama Navami (Sri Rama Navami) is celebrated to mark the day when the great Maryada Purushottam Ram Or Lord Rama was incarnated in Ayodhya as a human. Lord Rama is known to be the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is also known to embody the divinities of Lord Vishnu. Various ancient Indian scriptures accentuate … Read more

Maha Shivaratri Festival – History, Significance, and Celebrations

Maha Shivaratri

As the long and cold winter is coming to an end, religious Hindu people from around the world are getting ready to welcome the spring with Mahadeva. Mahadeva or Shiva, the destroyer, is one the deity among the Hindu trinity which consists of Brahma and Vishnu, widely recognized as the Trimurti. Maha Shivaratri symbolizes the … Read more

Vasant Panchami – History, Significance, and Celebration

Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami refers to the religious Hindu festival of Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami. It is a seasonal spring festival that is observed in many regions of India. It is celebrated as the Basant Festival of Kites in Punjab region; observed in Gurdwaras as a Sikh festival, the birthday of the Sun … Read more

Makar Sankranti – History, Significance, and Celebration

makar sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the few ancient Indian festivals that has been observed according to solar cycles, while most festivals are set by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar.  Being a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year, which is January 14, … Read more

Pongal Festival – The Harvest Festival of South India

Pongal Festival

Pongal Festival is celebrated the day on which the sun begins to move northwards is called ‘Makar Sankranti’. The period is referred to as Uttarayanam and is considered auspicious. Pongal is a four-day festival. The four days of the Pongal festival are called Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, and Mattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. It is … Read more

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

guru gobind singh

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Who was Guru Gobind Singh? Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth and last Sikh Guru, a spiritual leader, philosopher, poet, … Read more

Thanksgiving – History and Celebration

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated … Read more