Chithirai Thiruvizha in Madurai is very famous. It is the time of conducting Meenakshi Kalyanam in Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai. We know the story of Mahavishnu, brother of Meenakshi coming late for the marriage of Meenakshi with Somasundarar and thus going back with anger without attending the function.
Chitra Pournami is observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chithirai corresponding in the Gregorian calendar to a day in April or May. The festival is dedicated to god Chitragupta, a Hindu deity who is believed to record the good and bad deeds done by men for Yama, the Hindu god of the underworld. On this day, devotees ask Chitragupta to forgive their sins.
According to gold industry pundits, Akshaya in Sanskrit means one that ‘never diminishes’ and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. Hindus who imbibe what is originally called ‘Sanatana Dharma’ believe they can get lasting prosperity by buying precious metals on the day. Akshaya Tritiya is traditionally earmarked for beginning new ventures, for investing and purchasing valuables especially gold, jewelry and diamond.
In today's world gold is a multipurpose metal. It adds to the asset value of the individual or the family, even a business. It offers best investment returns too. Buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya is also a symbol of prosperity and wealth. Moreover buying gold adds to the wealth as well as assets of an individual, it is believed that buying gold on Akshaya Tritiya ensures eternal wealth. This is because the very term Akshaya means ‘never diminishing.
On this day, people in Tamilnadu spend time with their families after they clean up the house, take part in prayers and offerings and start the day by making a visit to the temples. They sit down to relish a lavish spread of delicious vegetarian dishes in their best traditional clothes after having paid their respects to the elders in the family.
Accordingly in Hinduism, a lot of importance is attached to auspicious timings or Mahurats. Mahurats are highly preferred for the success of any new venture. Akshaya Tritiya also called as Akha Teej is one such auspicious time in Hindu calendar. Meanwhile for starting new ventures and purchasing gold on this day are considered highly meritorious and are believed to confer prosperity and happiness in households.
One of the most popular claims made by Yogis is that chanting Om mantra improves our concentration, gives peace and steadiness to our mind, reduces mental stress and clears all worldly thoughts. Although those who practice it regularly would have experienced it first hand and affirm the same, scientists were curious to find out more about it and verify such claims with the help of science & technology.
Srirangam the tallest Gopurams in India is the one at Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam. Situated on the island of river Cauvery, this temple has 21 Gopurams. The Rajagopuram or the main gateway is a staggering 236ft tall and has 13 kalasams made of heavy copper on the top.
The land of India is known to be the land of saints and Gods. It is filled with various types of unexplainable things. In ancient times, various saints after doing years of hard meditation, their work and with their patience found the secrets hidden in the Vedas 1,000 years ago. These inventions later came to be known as modern science.
A long time ago there was a king named Rathadhwaja. In his family, worshiping Goddess Lakshmi was a tradition; however, the king stopped adoring the Goddess due to his ignorance and indifference. Consequently, he lost the grace of Lakshmi. The enemies invaded his kingdom and he lost everything.
Accordingly Hanuman Jayanti festival which involves fasting begins at sunrise, the time of Hanuman’s birth, when special religious discourses begin. Then simple food, like peppercorn crackers, is distributed. It then involves devotees entering the temple of worship, before pasting red markings on their foreheads taken from an idol of the god, to commemorate how Hanuman smeared himself in paste to ensure the immortality of Rama.
Accordingly Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday proceeding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday.
Easter's celebration date changes every year as it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. It is usually celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon and as per Bible, Jesus who died resurrected and that was celebrated as Easter.
Most of us would have thought why we see bells in all the Hindu temples and what will be the significance nature of bell to keep in all the temples and ringing while doing Pooja also and here is a scientific reason behind Temple bell presence; Bell is not made up of just your ordinary metal. It is made of various metals including cadmium, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, chromium and manganese.
We have heard that the soul never dies and keeps reincarnating in one form or another but in Hindu mythology, it is believed that some beings continue to live in the same form across the ages, Lord Hanuman being one of them. It is therefore strongly believed that Hanuman is present in places where Rama’s glory is sung.