HOLI KA DAHAN
HOLI KA DAHAN
Mar 6 all-day
What Is the Significance of Holika Dahan? The occasion of Holi and Holika Dahan celebrates the victory of good over evil. Holi also marks the beginning of spring. The occasion...
UGADI , CHAITRA NAVARATRI BEGINS, GUDI PADWA
UGADI , CHAITRA NAVARATRI BEGINS, GUDI PADWA
Mar 22 all-day
According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Brahma started the creation of the world from the month of Chaitra, which is regarded as the first month of the Hindu calendar. It marks the...
MATA KI DEVI CHOWKI 5:00 pm
MATA KI DEVI CHOWKI
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
SUNDERKHAND PATH 11:00 am
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
AKHAND RAMAYAN PAATH 11:30 am
AKHAND RAMAYAN PAATH
Mar 29 @ 11:30 am – Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm
Ram Navami Celebrations with Akhand Ramayan Path AKHAND RAMAYAN PATH Akhand Ramayana Path is a continuous 24-Hour recital of the entire ‘Shri Ram Charit Manas’ without any break. The entire...
RAM NAVAMI 11:00 am
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm
Ram Navami Rituals: Hindu Culture & Traditions This festival is observed in order to celebrate the birth of Marayada Purshottam Ram, considered to be a form of Lord Vishnu, one of the...
According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Brahma started the creation of the world from the month of Chaitra, which is regarded as the first month of the Hindu calendar. It marks the beginning of the new season when new flowers and fruits start to blossom. Chaitra month fall in March- April, when the Sun starts its journey through the Zodiac cycle. Some people believe that Goddess Durga descended on the first day of Chaitra Navratri and Brahma started the work of creation of the universe at the behest of Mother Durga. Another belief is that Lord Shiva allowed his wife Durga to visit her parent’s house for nine days (Chaitra Navratri). During these nine days, it is said that the Goddess killed demon Mahishasura. This signifies the victory of good over evil. It is customary for Hindu women to visit their parents’ home during this auspicious time.
Maharashtran Hindus refer to the festival, observed on the same day, as Gudi Padwa (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा).
The Sindhis celebrate the same day as Cheti Chand, which is the beginning of their calendar year.
Manipuris also celebrate their New Year as Sajibu Nongma Panba on the same day.
The Hindus of Bali in Indonesia also celebrate their new year on the same day as Nyepi.
Ugadi is one of the five Hindu national public holidays in Mauritius
Ram Navami Celebrations with Akhand Ramayan Path
AKHAND RAMAYAN PATH
Akhand Ramayana Path is a continuous 24-Hour recital of the entire ‘Shri Ram Charit Manas’ without any break. The entire Shri Ram Charit Manas includes seven chapters i.e., Baalkand, Ayodhyakand, Aranyakand, Kishkindha, Sundarkand, Lankakand and Uttarkand. Each of the chapters depicts different stages in Lord Shri Ram’s life. Performing this Path brings auspiciousness and removes obstacles in one’s life. It is performed with bhajans and kirtan in Lord Shri Ram’s praise and his life teachings for his blessings and peaceful life.
‘Shri Ram Charit Manas’ is an epic historical text that represents Lord Shri Rama’s achievements during his lifetime. Lord Shri Rama is the seventh reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Shri Ram is additionally referred to as ‘Maryada Purushottam’ (“Maryada” translates to “honour and righteousness,” and “Purushottam” translates to “the supreme man”) as he stands for truth, justice, morality and is an ideal example of a perfect son, husband, brother, friend and king. Akhand Ramayan Path praises Lord Shri Rama and his Bhakt Hanuman Ji for his devotion, bravery, and strength. Akhand Ramayan Path is frequently done to find out about Lord Rama’s life and learn and assimilate the characteristics of the supreme person inside ourselves.
Ram Navami Rituals: Hindu Culture & Traditions
This festival is observed in order to celebrate the birth of Marayada Purshottam Ram, considered to be a form of Lord Vishnu, one of the prime deities of Hindu trio. It is said that, Lord Rama is not only god but also the ideal figure for a human being. He is considered to be an ideal son, a doting husband, a mighty king, a wonderful brother and a great father. On the occasion of Rama Navami, mot only the people in India but also the Hindu community living in the other parts of the world celebrate this great day with immense joy and fervor.
Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Hanuman. Hanuman was the son of Anjana, a female spirit of the clouds and waters, and Desari, the chief of the vanara, a group of powerful monkey people who lived in the forests. The wind god Vayu also played a role in the conception and birth of Hanuman. Some texts identify Hanuman as an incarnation of Shiva, but Hanuman is best known for his role in the epic poem and sacred text the Ramayana.
Hanuman is worshipped as a deity with the ability to attain victory against evil and provide protection. On this festival, devotees of Hanuman celebrate him and seek his protection and blessings.
Vaisakhi is a harvest festival for people of the Punjab region. In the Punjab, Vaisakhi marks the ripening of the rabi harvest. Vaisakhi also marks the Punjabi new year. This day is observed as a thanksgiving day by farmers whereby farmers pay their tribute, thanking God for the abundant harvest and also praying for future prosperity.
Vaisakhi is traditionally observed on 13 or 14 April, every year. For many Hindus, it marks the solar new year.
Mother’s Day is a celebration of honouring mothers and motherhood and is observed across the world with enthusiasm and verve. The day is celebrated to acknowledge and honour the sacrifices a mother makes during the course of her life to ensure absolute well-being and development of her children. Throughout the world, children exhibit their respect and affection by pampering their mother with gifts, giving flowers, having dinner and spending the whole day with her.