Maghi Purnima 2021-Date, Time and Significance

Magh is the tenth month of the Bengali calendar year. According to the Gregorian calendar, the month usually falls in January or February. Another name for this month is Magha. Magh is also the eleventh month of Indian Saka calendar. The name ‘Magh’ or ‘Magha’ in both Bengali and...

The Origin of the Universe-the Vedic Version of Creation

The origin of the universe is vividly narrated in Hindu scriptures. Every 311 trillion years God generates countless universes from His skinpores by His exhalation. After 311 trillion years all these universes are sucked back into the body of Maha-vishnu, when He inhales. Because the Supreme sees, we can...

Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021-Maha Kumbh Mela Celebration

The world’s largest religious gathering, the Kumbh Mela, is set to take place in a few days. Kumbh Mela is celebrated in a cycle of approximately 12 years at four river-bank pilgrimage sites: the Allahabad (recently renamed Prayagraj), Haridwar, Nashik, and Ujjain. As per Hindu scriptures and astrology, these...

Poush Sankranti-A Traditional Festival of Bengali Culture

Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti is a special festival of Bengali culture.  This festival is celebrated on the last day of the Bengali month of Poush in Bangladesh as well as West Bengal. On this day, different types of ceremonies are held in different places centering on this festival. ...

Work is Worship-Working for God

Work is worship means working for God. Work for God is called karma yoga. Karma means actions, and yoga means to connect. So karma-yoga is the process of connecting with God, through your actions. Srila Prabhupada says: When you add this word yoga, that means bhakti. Yoga means bhakti....

Safala Ekadashi Vrat Katha-Myth and Observation in 2021

The name of the Ekadashi of Krishnapaksha in the Bengali month of Poush is “Safala”. Yudhisthira said, “O Lord, quench my curiosity about the names, rituals and deities of the Krishnapaksha Ekadashi of the month of Poush.” Then Lord Krishna narrated the story and significance of Safala Ekadashi or...

Bhagavad Gita Summary

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is a part of the Mahabharata. According to the Hindu theologists, this scripture (BG) is an extraordinary articulation of the fundamental truth of Vedanta. Here, I’ve tried to summarize the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. Arjuna Vishad Yoga (Arjuna’s...