Tag: hinduism

  • Holi, Holika Dahan and Holi Milan

    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…

  • Vaikuntha Ekadasi

    It is believed that by observing a fast on Vaikuntha Ekadasi day and spending the day in poojas and prayers to Lord Vishnu, one will be absolved of all sins and will attain Moksha and the doors of Vaikunta will be kept open for the soul after it leaves this physical body.

  • Benefits of Fasting

    Just as impure gold is rendered pure by melting it in the crucible again and again, so also this impure mind is rendered purer by repeated fasting. If you cannot fast for the full twenty-four hours, at least fast for 10-12 hours and then take some milk and fruit. Occasionally, a complete fast is greatly…