The "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh '' is a term Tirupati is known by. Countless places of worship are located in this temple town. In order to fulfill their religious and spiritual objectives, pilgrims from all over the world come here. Sri Venkateswara Temple, which is situated atop Tirumala Hills, has come to be associated with Tirupati. Seven Hills The seven hill is well-known for housing the temple to the venerated and most sacred Hindu god Venketeswaraswamy.
Understanding the genuine essence of "Sanatan Dharma" is quite interesting. If this awareness is formed with faith and conviction, it can help us grasp the many religious systems more clearly and expand our consciousness beyond the boundaries. Sanatana-dharma does not relate to any particular religion. Sanatana-Dharma refers to the living being's eternal vocation. When we speak of Sanatana-Dharma, we must assume that it has neither a beginning nor an end because Sri Ramanujacharya, a renowned Acharya in the tradition of Bhakti-yoga, defined the word sanatana as "that which has no beginning nor end." Sanatan, then, is an eternal concept that transcends all limitations of location, time, nation, caste, race, and creed.....
The concept of “33 crores Devi Devtas” in Hinduism is a concept that has been widely known to all. Also, this has been a much-debated topic among different scholars. And it has been found that the concept is completely misunderstood by many, as there has been a wrong interpretation of Vedic Sanskrit by some foreign scholars. The Atharva Veda, Yajur Veda, and Satapatha-brahmana define “trayastrimsati koti” as 33 gods. The term “koti” is a Sanskrit word that has two meanings; one is “crore” and second is “type”.
One of Hinduism's holiest temples, Tirupathi Tirumala Temple, is situated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh's hill town of Tirumala. Lord Vishnu chose this shrine to serve as Vaikuntha, his other heavenly residence. Lord Balaji, an avatar of Lord Vishnu, resides in the temple; as a result, Lord Balaji is also known as Lord Venkateswara, and this temple is more commonly referred to as Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. One of the wealthiest Lord Venkateswara temples in the world is Tirupati Balaji. He is regarded as Lord Vishnu's "Kaliyug Avatar," one of the Hindu trinity of Gods.
Tilak is considered a mandate in Hinduism before beginning any new work, especially on special occasions. Wearing a tilak or bindi(for women) not only serves to decorate the forehead in an auspicious way, but it also serves as a reminder that, above all other forms of life, the human body is a priceless vessel that allows one to actively engage in spiritual pursuits. Because the body is what enables one to do selfless service, maintaining one's physical health should be regarded as a sacred activity. Several Hindu scriptures describe tilak as a method of re-centering one's spiritual focus
One on the list is the festival of Maha Shivratri, which is also known as the Great night of Ziva. It bears special mythological importance for Hindus. This is one of the most important sectarian festivals among devotees of Lord Shiva or the Hindu god “Zhiva”. This is observed on the 14th night of the darker half of the month Phalgun or February. According to Hindu mythology, this day is celebrated with full religious fervor as on this day Lord Shiva appeared in Linga containing the power of the lord sun.
The spiritual meaning of the season denotes the end of the days of ignorance and the beginning of a new era. Goddess Saraswati, an emblem of tranquility and peace, bestows spiritual enlightenment upon her devotees on this day. Her four goddess-like hands stand for the brain, mind, attentiveness, and ego. She flies on a swan because, according to Hindu mythology, this bird has a curious ability to separate milk from water. Therefore, it suggests that a man who worships Saraswati should be able to distinguish between good and bad.
Hindu culture supports the existence and veneration of different gods and goddesses through their devotion to them. Different religious festivals are celebrated to pay respect to them and to gain their blessings. One such festival is Saraswati Puja, which is one of the main Hindu festivals and is purely dedicated to Maa Saraswati. She is the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, performing arts, and music. And thus, she is worshipped on this auspicious day, making a mark as a festival celebration.. Also known as Vasant Panchami or Sri Panchami, this festival falls on the fifth day of Magha month. To talk it in terms of the Gregorian calendar, it is observed in late January or early February. If you are looking forward to this festival in 2023, then this year, it will be celebrated on the 26th of January
India is famously known for its festivals and the Indian zest with which they are celebrated. Makar Sankranti is the festival that marks the beginning of the New Year. It is a Hindu festival, which falls on the 14th of January every year. It is understood as an amalgamation of two different terms “makar” and “Sankranti”. Makar( Capricorn) is a Hindu zodiac sign and Sankranti stands for direction change. And as per the Hindu calendar, this festival takes place when the sun travels to the North (from Dakshinaayana to Uttarayana) or from Dhanu Rashi(Sagittarius) to Makar Rashi(Capricorn), in the Poush month.
India is known for its different traditions and cultures. Here, each festival holds special mythological and traditional significance to Indian people. January is a month that brings along a string of Indian festivals and Pongal occupies a significant place in the list. It is a harvest festival of Kerala and is celebrated in the mid-month of January for four days, every year. This festive is also synonymously known as a thanksgiving occasion; where the farmers pray and pay veneration to the Sun god, nature, and cattle.