Holi, Holika Dahan, Holi Milan
Holi or Holika, is a spring festival celebrated at the approach of the spring season, during the 3 or 4 days preceding the full moon day in the month of Phalguna. Holi is celebrated by throwing colors and colored powder in the air. Colorful Rangoli patterns are painted at doorways […]
The festival of Pongal is celebrated mainly in Southern India and is a parallel to the more widely celebrated occasion of Makar Sankranti (January 14th). Pongal is usually celebrated over a span of four days with great fervor and is connected to the harvest, the sun, the end of winter and many more traditional events which have their roots in legend and hinduism.
This article is our archive (or linked-list) of (perhaps) some of the most informative articles on Pongal – they cover the subjects of tradition, significance, legends and food recipes connected with this wonderful festival. Happy Pongal!
Makar Sankranti is observed on the 14th of January every year and is (incorrectly) thought to coincide the astronomical event of the northward motion of the sun (uttarayana) from the tropic of capricorn towards the tropic of cancer. In India, it also marks the end of winter and the onset of spring and the progression […]
The festival of Lohri is celebrated mainly in Northern India and is celebrated on the night before Makar Sankranti (January 14th). Lohri is usually celebrated with great fervor in the state of Punjab and surrounding areas and is connected to the harvest, the winter solstice (according to the sidereal zodiac) and many more traditional events.
This article is our archive (or linked-list) of some informative articles on Lohri – they cover the subjects of tradition, significance, legends and food recipes connected with this wonderful festival. Happy Lohri!
Yoga means union. One aspect of yoga according to sage Patanjali is called pratyahara, which means self-control or withdrawal of the senses. In Chapter Eight of the Bhagavad Gita (verses 11 to 15), Lord Krishna gives the description of the Yoga of Self-Control that can leads us to the Supreme state. This Yoga is practiced by living a life of religious studentship through meditation.