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.
This festival marks an ending to the winter season and is celebrated to bid farewell to the winter solstice. The rabi crop ripens up for the harvest and farmers gets prepared for the next crop season. According to Hindu calender Lohri falls on Saptami of Krishn paksh in the month of Paush (generally mid of January every year). Lohri 2023 will be celebrated on 14th January. Though being a festival of Punjab, Indians take special pride in celebrating it as Indians.
यह तब हुई जब एक बार भृगु ऋषि के मन में यह विचार उत्पन्न हुआ की त्रिदेवो में सर्वश्रेष्ठ कौन से देव है। इसलिए उन्होंने तीनों देवों की परीक्षा लेने का विचार किया, सबसे पहले वह ब्रह्मलोक में गए वहां जाकर उन्होंने ब्रह्मा जी को प्रणाम नहीं किया यह देख कर ब्रह्मा जी को उन पर क्रोध आया। तब भृगु ऋषि भगवान शंकर के पास गये लेकिन भगवान शंकर अपनी समाधि में लीन थे.................................
प्रदोष व्रत को करने से भगवान शिव प्रसन्न होते हैं। भगवान शिव को प्रसन्न करने के लिए प्रत्येक मास की त्रयोदशी तिथि को प्रदोष व्रत किया जाता है। कहा जाता है कि इस दिन भगवान शिव की आराधना करने से सभी तरह के कष्ट दूर हो जाते हैं। सोमवार के दिन प्रदोष व्रत करने से संतान रत्न की प्राप्ति होती है।
The Hindu culture has always been the most liberal of all cultures of human existence. And in making a temple, it has extended its liberty to the architects too.