The appearance of an Avatar

The appearance of Lord Rama, the seventh Avatar (Incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, is observed as the festival of Rama Navami. The festival falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April), which is the…

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The carnival of colors

Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated on the day after the full moon in the Bengali month of Phalgun. It includes different rituals like a public bonfire, puja (worship), merrymaking, throwing and applying of colored water and avir (colored…

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A grand gala night

Shivaratri or Shivachaturdashi is one of the important Hindu festivals. It falls on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the Bengali month of Phalguna. Sanatan Hindu scriptures contain many stories and legends describing the…

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Katyayani message from Magura

According to Sanatan Hindu scriptures Rishi Katyayan prayed to Devi Bhagavati and wished Her to be born as his daughter. He did a hard penance for this. Meanwhile, Mahishashura, the king of Asuras (demons), occupied the Heaven and overthrew the…

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Happy Vijaya

 We’ve just celebrated the biggest festival of Bengali Hindu community named Sharadia (Autumnal) Durga Puja. This year four day long Durgotsav (the festival of Durga Puja) included different rituals as usual. But the last ritual of the festival named `Vijaya’…

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