Month: March 2021

Worship of Trees in Hinduism

Trees are major processors of solar energy which is vital for our existence, and they yield flowers, fruit, wood and medicine. So, worship of trees in Hinduism is a matter of gratitude. The importance of all the elements of nature, including trees, has also been discussed in the Hindu...

Chaitra Navratri-A Grand Hindu Festival

Chaitra Navratri (Sanskrit: नवरात्री) is a grand Hindu festival. Navratri festival is also called Nauratri, Navarathri, Navaratra, Navratan, Nauratan etc. Generally, Navratri is celebrated for nine days by worshipping nine incarnations of goddess Durga (Divine Mother). Navratri is celebrated four times a year. These celebrations are–Paush Navratri or Magh...

Ram Navami-The Birthday of Lord Rama

The birthday of Lord Rama is celebrated as the Ram Navami. This is a Hindu festival. This festival is celebrated on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra (March- April). Rama is the seventh Avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. The mention of Lord Rama is not only found...

Happy Holi-Legend and Significance

‘Happy Holy’ is a popular ceremonial wish associated with the festival of Holi. Holi is a Hindu Vaishnava festival. It is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the Bengali month of Phalgun. It includes different rituals like a public bonfire, puja (worship), merrymaking, throwing and applying...

Tulsi Vivah-A Ceremonial Marriage of Tulsi with Vishnu

Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu festival. In particular, it is a prominent festival among those who live in the northern part of India. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the eleventh day of Shukla Paksha (waxing Moon period) every year in the month of Kartik....

Bhagavad Gita Sloka

In Denmark, when I was a kid, Tuborg had a commercial running – When does a Tuborg taste the best? … Every time! Similarly, which Bhagavad Gita sloka is the best? Every sloka! Of course, if I had to pick my favorite sloka, it would be the first two...

Ghetu Puja-A Folk Celebration of Bengal

Ghetu Puja or Ghantakarna Puja is an annual puja and festival dedicated to Ghetu Thakur, one of the folk deities of Bengal. In the folk culture of Bengal, Ghetu or Ghantakarna is worshipped in connection with the month of Falgun to prevent contagious skin diseases (scabies) that appear in...