Vrata
In the context of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, vrata denotes a religious practice to carry out certain obligations with a view to achieve divine blessing for fulfillment of one or several desires. Et...
Guruvayur Ekadasi
Ekadasi, the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight, is very auspicious to the Hindus. Of the 24 Ekadasis in a year, the Vrishchika Ekadasi (Sukla paksha) has got special significance in Guruvayur, Ke...
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Ekadashi
Ekadashi (Sanskrit: एकादशी, Tamil: ஏகாதசி, ekādaśī, "Eleven"), also spelled as Ekadasi, is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) of every l...
Ekapatnivrata
Ekapatnivrata is a Sanskrit word. 'Eka' means one, and 'Patni' means wife and 'Vrata' means vow. The word is quite self-explanatory and means a person who has vowed to have only one wife.This is one ...
Prayopavesa
Prayopavesa (Sanskrit: प्रायोपवेशनम्, literally resolving to die through fasting) is a practice in Hinduism that denotes the suicide by fasting of a person, who has no desire or ambition left, and...
Shayani Ekadashi
Shayani Ekadashi (lit. "sleeping eleventh") or Maha-ekadashi (lit. "The great eleventh") or Prathama-ekadashi (lit. "The first eleventh") or Padma Ekadashi or Devshayani Ekadashi or Devpodhi Ekadashi ...
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Mahalakshmi Vrata
Mahalakshmi Vrata or Varalaksmi Vratha is a sacred day in Hinduism. The ceremony is performed by men or women (typically married Hindu ladies) on the Thursday before the full moon in the month of [Mar...
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Rama Navami
Rama Nawami (Devanāgarī: राम नवमी; IAST: Rāma navamī) is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of the god Rama to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.Rama, the 7th avatar of Vishnu, is the...
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Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth (Hindi: करवा चौथ) is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The ...
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Vaikunta Ekadashi
Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Sanskrit: वैकुंठ एकादशि; Telugu: వైకుంఠ ఏకాదశి; Kannada: ವೈಕುಂಠ ಏಕಾದಶಿ; Tamil: வைகுண்ட ஏகாதசி) (Sometimes called Mukkoti Ekadashi in Telugu) is the Shukla paksha Ek...
Payovrata
Payovrata is the vrata or penance observed by Goddess Aditi to propitiate Lord Vishnu.
It is usually observed for 12 days, and during that time the devotee subsists on a diet of milk alone. [1]
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Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivaratri festival, also popularly known as 'S...
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Varalakshmi Vratam
Varalakshmi Vrata is a festival to propitiate the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam). It is an important pooja performed by m...
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Jaya Parvati vrat
Jayaparvati Vrat is observed in Ashada Maas by unmarried girls and married women in Gujarat and some other Western India parts. This vrat is observed for five days for 5, 7, 9, or maybe even 11 years....
Chaturmas
Chaturmas (Sanskrit: चातुर्मास, Cāturmāsa) is a holy period of four months (July to October), beginning on Shayani Ekadashi—the eleventh day of the first bright half, Shukla paksha, of Ashadh (fou...
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Pradosha vrata
Pradosha vrata is a Hindu vrata for the worship of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The Pradosha worship is done in the evening twilight or sandhya kala on the Trayodashi of both lunar fortnights (Shukla and K...
Jyotirlinga
Location of 12 Jyotirlinga Temples.A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam (Sanskrit: ज्योतिर्लिङ्ग), (Devnagari: ज्योतिर्लिंग) is a devotional object representing the god Shiva. Jyoti means '...
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