Month: April 2016

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...

Rama Navami-The Appearance Day of an Avatar

The appearance of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, is observed as the festival of Rama Navami. The festival falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April), which is the spring season in the Indian sub-continent. It is one...