Category: Hindu Ritual, Ceremony and Festival

The Biggest Shmashan Deepavali Festival of Our Planet.

The world’s biggest Shmashan Deepavali festival or Shmashan Kali Puja (worship of Shmashan Kali, the goddess for the cremation-ground) is held annually in Barishal, Bangladesh. This Shmashan Deepavali festival is celebrated for two nights and one day at Kaunia Mahashmashan in Barishal to seek peace of soul of the...

Kumari Puja-An Important Ritual of Durga Puja

Kumari Puja is a part of Durga Puja. A teenage girl is symbolically worshipped in this ritual. At the end of Mahashtami Puja, Kumari Puja is usually organized at the end of Mahashtami (eighth day after Mahalaya)Puja. In many places of India, Kumari Puja is performed at the end...

Nabapatrika – Adoration of Mother Nature

Nabapatrika is a part of Durga Puja in Bengal. The word Nabapatrika literally means the leaves of nine trees. Although in reality it is not nine leaves, but nine plants (Nabapatrika plants). The nine plants are: Kadali or Rambha (banana) plant, Maankachu (colocasia) plant, Haridra (turmeric)plant, Bel (wood apple),...

Durga Puja, 2020-Devotees awaiting the grand celebration

Like some other countries in the world, Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community. The grand celebration of Durga Puja, 2020 is going to start on October 22 in Bangladesh. This year’s Durga Puja is going to be held following some govt. directives amidst the...

What is Mahalaya Pitru Tarpan?

Mahalaya Pitru Tarpan or Pitru Paksha Shradh is an important Hindu ritual. It is usually observed at the end of Pitru Paksha on the occasion of Mahalaya. Devi Paksha (the auspicious period when Durga puja is celebrated) begins with the end of this ritual. Photo credit:Rudraksha Ratna Mahalaya Pitru...

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 in Hinduism. Photo credit:DesktopBackground.org Durga Puja and Padma Durga Puja is the most...

16 Sanskaras 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...