Category: Hindu Ritual, Ceremony and Festival

Significance of Padma in Hinduism

Padma (lotus flower) plays a very significant role in Hinduism. This flower symbolizes rebirth, purity, strength, spirituality, and enlightenment. It is also the symbol that transcends both religion and time. Let’s know the significance of padma (lotus flower) in Hinduism. Photo credit:DesktopBackground.org Durga Puja and Padma Durga Puja is...

16 Sanskara in Hinduism

Sanskaras (Rites) Sanskaras in Hinduism are some rites that develop one’s life beautifully in a religious environment. Sanskaras make people honest, free from guilt and cleansed. There are 16 Sanskaras in traditional Hindu society. These Sanskaras improve a man’s life, protect him from bad company and build him up...

Vedic Yajna or Homa- An Inseparable Part of Hinduism

Auspicious Role of Agni Agni (fire) plays an auspicious role in Hindu rituals, ceremony or festivals. In fact, Agni is worshipped as a powerful deity in Hinduism since Vedic period of this religion. Most of the Vedic religious or social activities were performed giving importance on Agni Deva. As...

Significance of Makar Sankranti

What is Makar Sankranti? Makar Sankranti is an auspicious solar day. It is celebrated each year in January. As per our Sanatan Hindu culture, this event leads to the beginning of an auspicious phase marking the arrival of spring. In today’s article I’ll try to explain the significance of...

Holi-The Festival of Colors

Holi Holi, the festival of colors, 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 of colored water and avir (colored powder) at each other etc. In Bengal it...

Shivaratri-A Grand Gala Night

Shivaratri or Shivachaturdashi is one of the important Hindu festivals. It falls on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the Bengali month of Phalguna. Sanatan Hindu scriptures contain many stories and legends describing the origin of this occasion. According to Puranas during the...