Friday, 1 August 2014

Raksha Bandhan 2014

Raksha Bandhan 2014
Happy Raksha Bandhan.

Raksha means Protection and Bandhan means bond. Raksha Bandhan is a festival that respects and celebrate the relationship between brothers and sisters. Rakhi Purnima is a festival which celebrates the bond of affection between brothers and sisters.It is celebrated to make the relationship more stronger. On Raksha Bandhan day sister tie rakhi on the wrist of her brother. The brother in return offers a gift to his sister and vows to look after her as she presents sweets to him.
Hence Raksha Bandhan is nothing but a thread that is tied and which promises a protection to the one to whom it is tied and to the one who ties it. This is considered to be the festival that symbolizes the relationship of brother and sister.

Raksha Bandhan is a annual festival falls on fullmoon (Purnima) day of the Hindu month Sravana. In 2014 Raksha Bandhan is on Sunday, 10th of August.It is celebrated as a big festival in India.

There are few legends that are associated with Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan.
In Mahabharat there is a story of Raksha Bandhan. Draupadi wife of Pandavas once tied a piece of silk cloth on the wrist of Lord Krishna to stop the blood that was a result of the injury in a battle. It was on Shravan Purnima and Krishna said that from this day on wards he would protect her as the cloth that she tied to him had the significance of Brother protecting the sister. On the day when Pandavas were defeated in an unfair or the magic gamble (Maya Juudam) and Draupadi was also betted and lost. Duryodhana, had Draupadi dragged to the court by Dussasana. He then asked to strip Draupadi in front of everyone and Dussasana pulled the saree of Draupadi and as he was pulling the saree never ended and he was never able to strip Draupadi. The never ending saree was a result of Draupadi tied the cloth to Krishna. Krishna as a Brother protected Draupadi from getting humiliated in front of everyone by granting her a saree for each of the thread that formed the piece of cloth that was tied to him. Those sarees were the one that made the saree of Draupadi endless. Thus this shows how great is the thread that is tied and how a brother has to protect the sister at all times.

Another legend is of King Bali.
King Bali was a demon and he offered all that he earned as well as himself to Lord Vishnu.  Lord Vishnu had forced Bali to Patalk Lok and moved by the way in which Bali knowingly had offered himself to the Lord Vishnu, Lord Vishnu offered a boon to Bali. Bali asked Vishnu to come  and protect him  in the Patala Loka. Vishnu readily agreed and was in Patal Lok protecting Bali. In Vaikuntam, the abode of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi was worried as Lord Vishnu had not returned for a long time. Finally she learns that Lord Vishnu is in Patal Lok protecting King Bali. She then visits Bali and asks for his protection, to which king Bali readily agrees and allows her to stay in his kingdom. On the Shravan Purnima day Goddess Lakshmi ties Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan and Bali offers her a boon. Goddess Lakshmi tells her that she is here for her husband and asks Bali to giver her back her husband Lord Vishnu. Bali moved by Lakshmi agrees and prays to Lord Vishnu to return to Vaikuntam along with his wife.

This day is celebrated as Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

hanuman jayanti 2014

hanuman jayanti 2014

Hanuman jayanti is clebrated as a birthday of the god Hanuman allover world. He is a monkey diety and important charecter in the epic Ramayan. Hanuman Jayanti falls on Full moon day of the chaitra month. Usually it falls in March / April months. This year, Hanuman Jayanti is on Tuesday, 15th April 2014.

God Hanuman devotees observe fast during this day. People gather in a large number at temples and perform festival rituals. In Andhra pradesh Hanuman jayanti is observed on krishna paksha dashami during vaisakha month. In tamil nadu it falls on Margashira Amavasya.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Ugadi 2014 Date

Chaitra Shukla Paksha Padyami (First day of Amavasyant chaitra masam) is celebrated as Ugadi. This year, Ugadi is celebrated on Monday, 31st March, 2014.

Ugadi signifies the start of the Hindu Year. Ugadi is also celebrated with different names in different parts of the country like Thappan in Rajasthan, Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra, Cheti Chand in Sind etc.

In Andhra Pradesh Ugadi is celebrated with lot of enthusiasm. The ritual of Ugadi is to eat the Ugadi Pacchadi  even before drinking or eating anything. The Ugadi Pacchadi is prepared using six different flavours, each flavor signifies each mood. The following is the list of the different ingredients used and their significance

Neem flower which are bitter signifies Sadness
Green Chillies signifies Anger
Salt signifies fear
Jaggery signifies Happiness
Tamrind signifies disgust
Unripe Mango signifies Surprise.

All the above are mixed and Ugadi Pacchadi is prepared and consumed by every one. After eating the Ugadi Pacchadi, reading the Panchang to know what is in store in this year is a common practice. Bobatlu (Polelu) are prepared and distributed on Ugadi. Children would seek blessing of elders for a happy and prosperous year.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

2014 Maghi Amavasya

Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated on Thursday, 30th January, 2014.

"Maghi Amavasya" is a Hindu festival observed on (middle of Magha month) Magha Amavasya day of Telugu Calendar.

According to North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya.

the Ganga, turns into the nectar on Maghi Amavasya day.

It is believed that the water of the most sacred and holy river in Hinduism, the Ganga, turns into the nectar on Maghi Amavasya day.

Monday, 27 January 2014

diwali 2014 date | Diwali/Deepavali 2014 date| History of Diwali Festival

diwali 2014 date |  Diwali/Deepavali 2014 date| History of Diwali Festival

                      Diwali will be celebrated on 23rd October 2014, Thursday.

Diwali, also known as Deepawali.   Diwali is a national festival of india.  diwali is very big festival in Tamil Nadu and Bengal. All the people look very happy on this day. Diwali will be celebrated on 23rd October 2014, Thursday.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

bathukamma festival 2014

Bathukamma panduga 2014 begins on Badhrapada Amavasya and ends on 02nd October(Durgashtami).

There are many religious festivals in our country.Bathukamma is the one of is celebrated throughout world by Telangana Hindus.But people of othere religions also join theme in celebreating it.

Full preparations are made for several days for the celebrations of Bathukamma panduga before the actual day of the fastival. houses and bazaars are decorated. sweet dishes are prepared in all houses on Bathukamma panduga day's.All people put on new clothes, Childrens also put on new clothes and feel vary happy on this day.

Bathukamma panduga is a nine day's long festival. that begins on Badhrapada Amavasya which marks the end of the rainy season(varsha ruthuvu) and Bathukamma starts the next day which marks the begining of the sarath ruthuvu and ends on Durgashtami (sarath ruthuvuand is called as Chaddula Bathukamma.

Bathukamma is prepared using flowers arranged on a big plate in conical form. Normally seven layers of seven different flowers are used for preparing the conical form. The seven flower used are Tangedi, Gunuka, Lotus, Alli, Katla, Teku flowers which are available in this season are used. On top of the conical form a Pumpkin flower is kept.The goddess in the form of turmeric is placed on top of it and worshipped.

The Bathukamma is then immersed in the local ponds and lakes. Before immersion it is a tradition, where are the women in neighborhood bring their Bathukammas and place them at one place evening time and Women and girls stand in a circle and sing songs as they go around the Bathukammas.

The women are dressed in their traditional best.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Maha shivratri 2014 Date

Maha shivratri 2014 Date

When is Maha Shivaratri in 2014?

"Maha-Sivaratri" is a Hindu festival observed on the night of the 14th Day (Magha Bahula Chaturdasi of Telugu Calendar) of the dark half in the month of 'Magha', in Tamil 'Thai'.

Maha shivratri 2014 Date

 Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated on Thursday, 27th February, 2014.

The meaning of maha shivratri..

Maha Shivratri means “the big night of Lord Shiva” and during the entire night devotees worship Lord Shiva. It was this day of Maha Shivratrti when Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati. People observe fast on the day of Maha Shivratri and perform several Shivratri rituals and traditions to worship Lord Shiva.




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