Mar 242015
 

  Nrsimha Caturdasi     This Vaisnava festival commemorates the appearance of Lord Nrsimhadeva who has an extraordinary form of half-lion and half-man. This form of Krishna is glorified, described and explained in the Vaisnava scripture Srimad-Bhagavatam.   The story is told how Hiranyakasipu, a powerful enemy of the Lord, sought and gained benedictions tantamount […more]

Mar 242015
 
Naga Pancami / Garuda Pancami

Naga Panchami / Garuda Panchami Posted on August 1, 2014 by bharathgyanblog Nag Panchami / Garuda Panchami is celebrated in the month of Aashada or Shravan as per the Indian calendar. Festival for Arch Rivals Panchami is the fifth phase of the moon. Nag is snake and Garuda is eagle. Both are arch enemies. How come there is a festival on […more]

Mar 242015
 

  Makara Sankranti Makar Sankranti :Uttarayan Parv on Sunday 14 Jan 2007 * Posted by GANGA of VARANASI* December 6, 2006 lord-surya.jpg The Sanskrit term ìShankramanaî means ìto begin to moveî. The day on which the sun begins to move northwards (Uttarayana) is called Makara Shankranti. It usually falls in the middle of January. Among […more]

Mar 242015
 

  Mahadwadasi (If Mahadvadasi is in force, fasting is prohibited on the Ekadasi, but the observance is done on the Dwadasi. Compound Dwadasi-Mahadwadasi.) There are eight special conditions when a dvadasi lunar tithi becomes a Maha-dwadasi. In such cases, fasting is done on the Maha-dwadasi and not the ekadasi day. NOTE: A Maha-dwadasi may be […more]

Mar 242015
 

  Today was Mauni Amavasya, the day for the Maha Snana at the Ardha Kumbha Melaat Prayaga, the place where Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati join together. TheSangam itself is an impressive sight even on an ordinary day. Two huge andpowerful rivers join together, the Ganga flowing in from the left with verylight colored waters and […more]

Mar 242015
 

 द (H1) द 1[p= 464,3][L=89217] the 3rd and soft letter of the 4th or dental class.  (H1) द 2[L=89219] mf(आ)n. ( √1. दा) ifc. ( Pa1n2. 3-2 , 3) giving , granting , offering , effecting , producing (e.g. अभी*ष्ट- , ” giving any desired object ” Pan5cat. ii , 50 ; गज-वाजि-वृद्धि- , ” promoting the welfare of elephants and horses ” VarBr2S. xviii , 5) Mn. MBh. &c (cf. अग्नि- ; अ-दोम-द्/अ ; अन्न-,अर्थ-,गर्भ-,जन्म- &c )  (H1B) द 2[L=89220] m. n. a gift L.  (H1B) दा 2[L=89221] f. id. L.  (H1) द 3[L=89222] mfn. ( √ दो) ifc. » अनल- , […more]