Celebrations begin for Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016! July 06, 2016 16:29

One of the much-awaited Hindu festival, The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2016 will be celebrated from July 6 to July 14, 2016. The Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra is the celebration of the Lord Jagannath, who…

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HC prescribes dress code to enter temples in Tamil Nadu December 02, 2015 14:55

The Madras High Court Bench prescribed a dress code for all those visiting temples across Tamil Nadu, which are under the maintenance of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) Department. Men have to…

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Significance Of Ear Piercing In Hinduism August 05, 2015 15:00

Ear piercing is known as Karnavedha in Hinduism. It is one of the Samskaras performed for a child in an ear piercing ceremony. Ear Piercing is one of the sixteen major rites known as ‘Shodasha…

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Maha Godavari Pushkaralu 2015 July 14, 2015 17:17

Pushkaram is a Sanskrit word meaning “the one who purifies”. Pushkaralu are celebrated as the annual festival of rivers a particular time of an year when one among the 12 of the most spiritual rivers…

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Nabakalebara - Lord Jagannath set for new look May 09, 2015 17:59

'Nabakalebar' is an ancient ritual where the idols of the Jagannath temple (Puri), specifically Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by a new set of idols. The auspicious ceremony which occurs every twelve…

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Aarti August 13, 2013 18:18

The Hindu ritual of aarti accrues from the ancient Vedic concept of fire ceremony or the 'homa'. Generally, one or more wicks made of cotton, or thin cloth strip, is soaked in ghee or camphor,…

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Telugu Wedding Traditions August 13, 2013 18:18

A Telugu marriage has ceremonies, rites and rituals that are full of symbolism and rich significance. These are performed like most Hindu marriage rites with an emphasis on spirituality. The wife has a prestigious place…

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Griha Pravesh Ceremony August 13, 2013 18:18

Griha Pravesh ceremony is the first entry into a newly built house. It is one of the important Hindu rituals in India. It even finds an important place in Vaastu Shastra, the astrological book of…

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Namkaran Ceremony August 13, 2013 18:18

The birth of a child in a family is an occasion that brings joy and happiness to everyone associated with the family. The first thing that comes to mind after the birth of a child…

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