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Happy Ugadi and Gudi Padwa – Telugu & Marati New Year – March 2014

Happy Ugadi and Gudi Padwa – Telugu & Marati New Year – March 2014

Ugadi is the new year celebration for the Telugu / Deccan region in India. It is celebrated by the Telugu diaspora all around the world, but remains the most population in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Maratis also celebrate Ugadi, but under the name Gudi Padwa. The name Ugadi is from […]

March 31 2014 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Happy Holi (Shubh Holi) – The Most Colourful Festival – March 2014

Happy Holi (Shubh Holi) – The Most Colourful Festival – March 2014

Happy & Shubh Holi to all celebrating! Holi is the celebration of colours followed mainly in India by Hindus, along with a presence in Europe and North America. Holi is being celebrated on March 16th in 2014 everywhere by Hindus and Non-Hindus. Holi is one of the biggest celebrations for the Indian diaspora and inside […]

March 16 2014 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Shubh Maha Shivaratri – Happy Night of Shiva – Feb 2014

Shubh Maha Shivaratri – Happy Night of Shiva – Feb 2014

(CHAKRA) On Feburary 27th, 2014 hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate for an auspicious festival devoted to Bhagwan Shiva ji and is referred as Maha-Shivaratri (Sivaratri). The name MahaShivaratri when translated to english is known as  ’Night of Shiva’. Hindus celebrate and perform most of the religious ceremonies during the nighttime.  MahaShivaratri is a Hinduism festival […]

February 27 2014 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti / Gurpurab – November 2013

Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti / Gurpurab – November 2013

Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti or Gurpurab is a Sikh religious festival, also referred as Guru Nanak DevJi’s Prakash Utsav and is the birthday of the 1st Sikhism Guru. Guru Nanak’s birthday is considered among the most important religious celebrations for Sikhs around the world. Many Hindus based in Northern India such as states like Punjab, […]

November 17 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Shubh Deepavali (Happy Diwali!) – Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists & Jains – November 2013

Shubh Deepavali (Happy Diwali!) – Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists & Jains – November 2013

Do you celebrate Diwali? or maybe you know someone that does? Learn more about Diwali/Deepavali 101 here. Deepavali (better known as Diwali to many) is India’s most widely celebrated festivals and an especially important festival for Hindus around the world. Deepavali is celebrated with high enthusiasm in India as well as any nation with a […]

November 2 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Happy Karwa Chauth (Shubh Karva Chauth) – October 2013

Happy Karwa Chauth (Shubh Karva Chauth) – October 2013

What is Karva Chauth? Karva Chauth (also pronounced as KarWa Chauth) is a Hindu celebration, mostly followed by Hindus and also many Sikhs. In 2013, it is celebrated on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Northern parts of India see a higher rate of participation in the festival, mainly the following states: Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu […]

October 22 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Happy Dussehra (Shubh VijayaDashami) – October 2013

Happy Dussehra (Shubh VijayaDashami) – October 2013

Dussehra, also known as VijayaDashami, is a big festival in Hinduism and followed by Hindus internationally. It is also known as the festival of good vs evil since it symbolizes the defeat of King Ravana by Lord Ram. Dusshera is celebrated more in Northern India as Lord Rama has a stronger following in that region. Dusshera […]

October 14 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Happy Onam – Kerala’s 10 Day Harvest Festival – September 2013

Happy Onam – Kerala’s 10 Day Harvest Festival – September 2013

In the Indian state of Kerala the biggest festival is called Onam, which is also referred to Kerala’s harvest festival. Most commonly celebrated by Hindus and Malayalees based around the state of Kerala and signifies the home-coming of King Mahabali. Historically Onam was a Hindu festival, but over the years has become mainstream and celebrated […]

September 15 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Lord Krishna’s Birthday – Shubh Janmashtami – August 2013

Lord Krishna’s Birthday – Shubh Janmashtami – August 2013

Krishna Janmashtami , Lord Krishna’s birthday, also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti,Sree Jayanti or sometimes just Janmashtami, is one of most important festivals for many Hindus celebrating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. This year in 2012, Janmaashtami is celebrated on August 10th and has large celebrations all […]

August 29 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »

Shubh Raksha Bandhan – Happy Rakhi – August 2013

Shubh Raksha Bandhan – Happy Rakhi – August 2013

On August 20th it is a very auspicious day for people residing in India and Hindus all over the world. The Indian Hindu celebration is called Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi and referred to brother-sister day in the west. Although Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) is celebrated by Hindus and Indians all around the world it […]

August 20 2013 | Posted in In This Month | Read More »