Month: October 2015

Happy Vijaya

We’ve just celebrated the biggest festival of Bengali Hindu community named Sharadia (Autumnal) Durga Puja. This year four day long Durgotsav (the festival of Durga Puja) included different rituals as usual. But the last ritual of the festival named `Vijaya’ is being celebrated still now. The devotees are wishing...

Mahishasura Mardini-A Popular Radio Program

Auspicious Occasion of Mahalaya. It was mid 197os and I was a primary school going boy. I can recollect that I along with my other members of my family awaited the Mahishasura Mardini, a popular and one of the most-listened-to radio programs, aired on (AIR) All India Radio ahead...

Cremation in Hinduism

According to Sanatan Hindu texts, the soul leaves the body as soon as a person dies. Hindus do not believe in bodily resurrection and they give no importance on preserving the corpse as death is spiritually viewed as an escape from one life to an ultimate moksha(nirvana), shanti(peace) and...