Albert Einstein had once said, “Everything in life is vibration.” Sound waves affect a change of frequencies in certain parts of the brain, thereby affecting the behaviour of the person due to the different manner in which the neurons in the brain ‘fire up’.
Holi 2018: Holi is most prominently associated with the colours used on that day and it is rightly called the "Festival of Colours". However, the colours used on this day also have an interesting tale behind them. It was believed that Krishna used to celebrate the festival with colours at Vrindavan and Gokul.
The Maha Shivratri prayer cycle is divided into four prahars of three hours each, during which devotees take turns to worship the Shiva Linga using auspicious ingredients (samagri), Rudrabhisheka and chanting mantras.
Maha Shivratri 2018: Maha Shivratri is celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. The worldly person celebrates Maha Shivratri as the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, while the spiritual person looks at this day as one when Shiva attained victory over all of his enemies.
Maha Shivratri 2018: Shiva is described as Mahadeva as he is propitiated by everyone from the devtas (gods) to the asuras (demons). With Maha Shivratri here, we try and understand Shiva, the god, according to the various Upanishads and Puranas.
Not many are aware of the actual meaning or the way to celebrate Maha Shivratri. On the specific night of Shivratri, the planetary placement is such that there is a natural tendency for the kundalini energy, housed in the chakra at the base of the spine, to rise up and reach the chakra at top of the head.
Vasant Panchami 2018: For years and as per the traditions and customs prevalent, people have been celebrating this day by observing a fast, decorating the deity of Saraswati with garlands and white clothes and offering her yellow items.
Vasant Panchami 2018: This festival marks the veneration of goddess Saraswati and people ask her to grant them wisdom and knowledge. This year, Vasant Panchami falls on January 22.
Celebrating a good harvest, people of Assam prepare a grand feast on the eve of Magh or Bhogali Bihu thanking gods. After offering prayers to a bonfire people celebrate the week-long festival singing songs, performing folk dances, distributing traditional delicacies and taking part in ancient sports.
Makar Sankranti 2018: Celebrated in different parts of the country in diverse ways, Makar Sankranti denotes the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) as it travels on its celestial path. This year, the festival will be celebrated on January 14.
Happy Pongal 2018: What makes Pongal more special is the gathering of friends and family for the joyous celebrations. To help you wish your loved ones with the loveliest of feelings, we have compiled here a list of messages, greetings and SMS. Happy Pongal!
Makar Sankranti 2018: On this occasion people come together and offer regard to almighty and pray for prosperity and happiness. Read further know more about the Puja Vidhi, Puja Samagri, Timings and more.
Makar Sankranti 2018: As per the traditions and customs prevalent in India, people used to visit holy rivers, temples and sun temples and used to offer oblations and worship to the deities. Read more about the history, traditions and science behind Makar Sankranti puja.
Pongal 2018: The word Pongal means 'overflow' or 'boiling over' and also signifies the gradual heating of the Earth by the Sun. This festival, which is also known as Thai Pongal, starts on January 14 this year and will culminate on January 17.
Lohri festivities 2018: People offer their thanksgivings and pray to the deities of sun, earth and fire for prosperity and happiness on Lohri. Read further to know more about the Lohri Puja Vidhi 2018 and auspicious puja timings of the festival.
Lohri is one of the most commonly celebrated festivals in India and it is a way to spread the joy of seeing the sparkling pearls of Rabi crops amidst traditional folk songs, dance and food.
Across the world, winter solstice is celebrated in many ways. For Jews, the winter solstice is called ‘Tekufat Tevet’ which marks the start of winter. The Egyptians celebrated the birth of Horus, the son of Isis (divine mother goddess) for 12 days during mid-winter.
In the 11th skanda of Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Dattatreya acknowledges 24 Gurus in his life – ranging from animals like snake, deer, fish to humans like child, beekeeper, young maiden to the earth elements like fire, ocean, wind etc.
On Prabodhini Ekadashi, several devotees observe fast and the marriage of the Tulsi plant with Lord god Vishu is performed. There is also a tradition of making designs on the floor with rice paste. In the evening, Tulsi vivah is observed by illuminating earthen lamps and fireworks.
Across multiple civilisations and spanning many eras, similar rituals existed or are still being practised where the dead are worshipped. However, the origins of Halloween pass through some primitive and bit of gory history. Read here to know more.
The celebration of Chhath puja may predate to ancient Vedas, as the rituals performed during the puja are similar to the ones mentioned in Rig Veda, in which the Sun god is worshipped.
Chhath Puja, also known as Pratihar, is a festival celebrated in the regions of Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. On this day offerings are made to the sun lord and his wife and devotees seek their blessings.
This year Chhath puja will be celebrated from October 24 and would continue till October 27. The festival Chhath, which means sixth, is so called because it falls on the sixth day of the month of Kartika, and that falls on October 26.
Devotees create a hillock using cow dung, that symbolically refers to Govardhan, the mountain Krishna had lifted. The small hillock is adorned with flowers and devotees circumambulate the hillock and pray to Lord Govardhan, asking him to protect their families.
On Govardhan Puja, people worship Lord Krishna as a mark of gratitude for saving villagers from a raging thunderstorm by divinely lifting the Govardhan hill on his little finger. This Govardhan Puja, don't miss out on wishing happiness and prosperity to your loved ones with these special messages.