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Buddha Jayanti 2020: Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

May 7, 2020
Buddha Jayanti 2020: The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through the iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. On Buddha Jayanti, let us have a look at Buddhist Mudras, hand gestures and their meaning.

Why is Makar Sankranti celebrated?

Jan 14, 2020
Makar Sankranti like other festivals also has its own historical and religious significance in India. Let us see how is it celebrated, why is it celebrated, etc.    

Why is Pongal Festival celebrated?

Jan 14, 2020
Pongal festival is the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu that falls in the month of Thai (January-February season).  The uniqueness of the festival reminds us of the importance of natural resources, especially when the entire world is battling environmental change.    

Important facts about Board of Control for Cricket in India

Oct 14, 2019
Sourav Ganguly has been elected as the President of BCCI in October 2019. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India. The board was formed in December 1928. Its headquarter is in Mumbai. BCCI does not depend on the Government of India for its finances. Hence BCCI is not a government body.

Dussehra 2019: 10 amazing facts about Ravana

Oct 7, 2019
Ravana is remembered as a demon king with ten heads and twenty hands. According to Hindu mythology, Ravana kidnapped Sita whom Rama defeated and killed in a battle at Lanka. The real name of Ravana is Dasamukha. His parents were Visravasa and Kaikasi. Let us read some interesting facts about Ravana on the occasion of Dussehra.

Janmashtami 2019: Interesting story behind the Festival

Aug 23, 2019
Janmashtami is celebrated every year on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksh or dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu calendar. Do you know why Janmashtami is celebrated on the eight day and what is the story behind it? Let us have a Look!

Sawan Maha Shivaratri 2019: History and Significance

Jul 30, 2019
Sawan Maha Shivratri is an auspicious festival which is also known as the 'Great night of Lord Shiva' and celebrated in several forms. Do you know the origin of Maha Shivratri and its significance?

Amarnath Yatra 2019: Route, Dates, Interesting Facts and Story

Jul 1, 2019
Amarnath Yatra every year begins in the month of July according to the Shravan month in Hindu calendar. This is the only time in the whole year when Lord Shiva appears on the earth in the unique form of an ice Lingam. Millions of devotees trek through the daunting mountains to Amarnath ji Shrine in South Kashmir. There are many interesting and attractive stories related to the Amarnath cave. Let us find out 10 interesting facts about Amarnath Yatra, routes, dates and story related to Amarnath shrine.

Yeti: A Mysterious Gigantic Snowman in the Himalayan Region

May 3, 2019
Recently the Indian Army tweeted that its Mountaineering Expedition Team sighted footprints measuring 32x15 inches on April 9, 2019 near the Makalu Barun National Park located in Nepal. Some people are saying that these are the footprints of the snow monster “Yeti” found in the Himalayan region.

History of Kumbh Mela: Types, Significance and Venue

Jan 18, 2019
The history of Kumbh Mela is related to the days when the Devtas and the Demons conjointly produced nectar of immortality as depicted by the legends.

Chhath Puja: 10 Amazing facts about History, Origin and Rituals

Nov 12, 2018
Festivals in India have very close affinity with the nature. Chhath Puja is one of the festivals which are celebrated after one week of Diwali that is riverside rituals in which the Sun God or Surya is worshipped, giving it the name of ‘Suryasasthi.

10 Unknown traditions of the Modern India

Mar 28, 2017
India is a land of world's oldest and urban civilization i.e. Indus Valley Civilization. Hence, from ancient to modern India, Indian Society transform and synthesises various cults, customs, rituals and sects. Many of these cults and customs have had religious and social basis. These cults and customs are spread in different regions and religions. Here, we are giving 10 unknown traditions of Modern India.

Do you know the mystery behind Krishna’s Butterball

Oct 7, 2016
A massive 20 feet high and 5 meter wide rock boulder known as Krishna’s Butterball in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu of 250 ton stands on a slippery slope of a hill on less than 4-feet base. This Butterball is a mystery that how is it possible since

Do you know about 25 amazing facts of Mahabharata?

Jul 22, 2016
Mahabharata was written by Maharishi Vedvyas known as fifth Veda scripture and is a valuable asset of Hindu culture. The Bhagwad Gita also came out from this epic which has a total of one lakh shlokas and is therefore known as Shatsahastri Sanhita.

How pre-Aryan symbol ‘Swastika’ is older than 11000 years?

Jul 15, 2016
Swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism and a symbol of ancient religion which is in the form of equilateral cross having four legs bent at 90 degrees. The name Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word swastika which means “lucky or auspicious object”.

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