SHIVA, SHRAVANA AND SPIRITUALITY – A POWERFUL COMBINATION

Shiva Shravana Spirituality

Shravana Maas is the fourth month of the Hindu calendar. It is the fifth month of the solar year and the first of the Chaturmas (the Four Holy Months). These four months of Chaturmas are traditionally reserved for devotion, penance and meditation. The month of Shravana is very important for the entire sub-continent of India as it signals the arrival of the […]

MAHA SHIVRATRI – THE ECSTATIC NIGHT OF SHIVA

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Maha Shivaratri literally means ‘The Great Night of Shiva”.  Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in the Hindu month of Phalguna on the 13th lunar night (Trayodashi) transiting to the 14th lunar night (Chaturdasi). On this night, Sun is in the Aquarius sign while Moon is in the Capricorn sign. The planetary positions are aligned in such a […]

VASANT PANCHAMI – AMAZING MYTHS, RITUALS AND MANTRAS

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This year, Basant Panchami will be celebrated on Thursday, 26th January. Basant Panchami Pooja Muhurat:    07:12 am to 12:33 pm (Total Duration = 5 Hours 21 Mins) Basant Panchami marks the end of winter and welcomes spring. There is a saying in Punjab “आई बसंत पाला उडंत” (Ayi Vasant aur pala udant)  meaning that with […]

ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKARA SANKRANTI

Makara Sankranti

Meaning & Significance: Makara Sankranti is an important astrological and astronomical event in the Hindu calendar. The word ‘Makara’ means ‘Capricorn’ and ‘Sankranti’ means shifting (Sankramana) of the Sun from one zodiac sign to the next. It marks the end of the winter solstice and indicates the transition of the sun from the celestial sign […]