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Category: Indian Festivals

Greetings on the auspecious occasion of Shri. Hanuman Jayanthi

Lord Shri. Hanuman is known as strong devotee of Lord Shri. Rama. Shri. Hanuman is known for obedience, commitment to what he would want to do. What we need to learn from Shri. Hanuman is that there will be obstacles for every journey of life; whichever task we do, there will be some obstacle or the other; that’s reality. We should not give up to our task but focus on our objective and overcome difficulties. Sincereity and dedication brings us success. We must ensure our time is well spent. Once a second is passed, by no means we could bring…

Greetings on Sarwari named Telugu New Year – Ugadi Festival

Ugadi is one of the popular festival for Telugu Speaking people. There is a 60 year cycle in Telugu calendars and we are now entering into 34th year that is named “Sarwari”. Although right now we are all dealing with COVID 19 also known as Carona Virus, we will get rid of this difficult situation very soon. It’s important to follow directions of the Government and stay safe. Ugadi is a festival that starts with offering prayers to lord and then taste a mix of six tastes – sweet, soar, spicy, salt, bitterness and tang. Each taste describes different things:…

Greetings on the auspicious festival Ugaadi – New year for Telugu, Kannada and Marathi speaking families

This is the 32nd year of 60 years from Telugu Calendar. This is called “Shri. Vilambhi”. Telugu and Kannada new year are celebrated as “Ugaadi” and Marathi speaking people celebrate this as “Guid Padva”. For Telugu speaking people, festival starts with eating a dish that is made up of Mango, Neem, Chilli powder, Bananan, Jaggari and Salt. This is to taste all 6 varieties and understand that life comes with different tastes and we need to face every situation. We extend our best wishes to all who are celebrating. Above video is wishing everyone on the eve of Ugaadi in…

Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivarathri

Maha Shivarathri is one of the auspicious festivals in India where people offer special worship to Lord Shiva. This is also a festival where people do fasting and observe night staying awake. More about Maha Shivarathri Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”. It is a major festival in…

Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanuma greetings

Bhogi, Makara Sankranthi, Kanuma and Mukkanuma are celebrated as biggest and one of the auspicious festivals in Andhra Pradesh. In fact, celebrations of this festival begins a month before and that is called Dhanur Masam. Bhogi is the first day of this four day pongal festival. Normally it comes on 13th day of January; but sometimes it would come on 14th day of January too. About Bhogi from Wikipedia: On Bhogi, people discard old and derelict things and concentrate on new things causing change or transformation. At dawn, people light a bonfire with logs of wood, other solid-fuels and wooden…

Greetings on the occasion of Teacher’s day and Ganesh Chavithi

This year it is a sort of coincidence that two of my favorite auspicious occasions have come on the same day. That are Vinayaka Chavithi (birthday of Lord Ganesha) and Teachers day (birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan, Educationist and the 2nd President of India). Vinayaka Chavithi is yet another festival which I enjoyed a lot during my childhood. We used to have at least half a day before the festival day declared as holiday at school. All of us children used to carry handful of bags and go around the village to collect leaves from several trees. Lord Ganesha…

Hanuman Jayanti Wishes

Lord Hanuman is regarded as the one who secure us from danger. As per Hindu Calendar, today is Hanuman Jayanti (birthday). I still remember my father used to chant Hanuman Chalisa while we get to sleep. It’s also a belief that while listening or chanting Hanuman Chalisa before sleep keep us away from danger dreams. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated annually in the Hindu month of Chaitra (Chaitra Pournima) 15th day of Shukla Paksha. How to Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti Lord Hanuman, a dedicated disciple of the Hindu Lord Rama, is worshipped all over the India by the Hindu people for his…