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Why Makar Sankranti is said to be the phase of Holy Transition?

Makar Sankratni is said to be the “holy phase of transition”. On this day, the Sun changes its celestial path and moves from one zodiac sign into another and this is known as “Sankranti”. As the Sun enters into the Makar Rashi (Capricorn) from Dhanu Rashi (Sagittarius), this event is termed as Makar Sankranti. This …

Observe the highly fruitful Saphala Ekadashi fast & achieve ultimate success!

The word “Saphala” or “Safala” literally means “success”. Hence this highly fruitful Saphala Ekadashi is believed to bring in the ultimate success in the life of the one who observes fast on this day. Saphala or Safala Ekdashi is observed during the waning phase of the moon and falls on the Paush Krishna Paksh Ekadashi in the …

Tulsi Vivah

  Tulsi vivah is a traditional marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Lord Vishnu. The legend behind the Tulsi Vivah is mentioned in the Padma Purana. This day is usually observed on the eleventh or the twelfth lunar day of the Kartik month. It is a grand festivity that has a lot of significance …

Govardhan Pooja

Govardhan Puja, also known as  Anakoot (a heap of grain), is performed through out the country on the next day of Diwali. On this day, Govardhan hill (a small hillock in Braj near Mathura) was lifted by Lord Krishna to protect the people of Gokul and Vrindavan from the heavy rains caused by Indra’s anguish. Through that …

Rama Ekadashi

Today is Rama Ekadashi or Rambha Ekadashi, which usually falls during the waning phase of the moon in the Kartik month. The importance of this Ekadashi was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhistra and is mentioned in the Brahmavaivatra Purana. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it is believed that by observing the …

Paapkunsha or Pasankusha Ekadashi

हरे नारायणा| Today is Paapkunsha or Pasankusha Ekadashi, which usually falls on Shukal Paksh of Ashwin Month. The significance of this Ekdashi is mentioned in the Bramah Vaivarta Purana as a conversation between Shri Krishna and Yudhishtira. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Ananata Padmanabha. It is believed that a person who observes …

Ananta Chaturdashi and Ganesh Visarajan

Today, it’s the day of Ananta Chaturdashi and Ganesh Visarajan, which is being celebrated across the World by Vishnu and Ganesha Devotees.  Ananat Chaturdashi: This is the festival which is dedicated to the Lord Padmanabha(Lord Vishnu) and is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapada. It is said that people who …

Vamana Dwadashi and Parsava Ekadashi

Vamana Dwadashi and Parsava Ekadashi: A very rare auspicious occasion for Vishnu devotees Today, it’s a big day for Vishnu Devotees as Vamana Dwadashi and Parivartini Ekadashi are following on the same day, i.e. on 26th September 2012. Vamana Dwadashi: Vamana Dwadashi marks the birth of Lord Vamana, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was …