help one to
be blessed with all these qualities, especially during
Dasara. When the male gods failed to destroy the demon, it
was the Devi who stood up to the occasion.
Deepawali or Diwali is the festival of diyas or deepas
(lights). This five day festival marks the Demon Narkasura
killed by Lord Krishna, has been celebrated across the
country and all over the world by Hindus. It is also called
Kaumudi Deepam or Dipalika. The Festival Of Lights is the
most celebrated Hindu festival. It is the festival of
renovating our lives.
Vaikunta Ekadashi, occurs in the Hindu calendar month of
Marghazhi or Margashira or Margasirsa (corresponding to late
December - January in English calendar). Vaishnavism
(Worship of Lord Vishnu) culture believes that ‘Vaikunta
Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to Lord's Inner Sanctum’ is opened on
Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganesha Festival is a day on which Lord
Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, resurrected to life
on earth with the head of elephant. It is celebrated as it
is the birthday of Lord Ganesha.. It is also known as
Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi in Sanskrit,
Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, Chavath in Konkani and as Chathaa
in Nepal Bhasa.
Gowri Habba or festival is celebrated a day before Ganesh
Chaturthi. It is a significant festival in parts of
Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu. Goddess Gowri, wife
of Lord Shiva, the mother of Lord Ganesha and Lord
Subramanya is worshiped through out India for her ability to
bestow upon her devotees power, courage, valour.
Ground nut festival
Kadalekai Parishe, the annual groundnut fair is held on the
last Monday of Karthika Masa(month in Hindu calendar) near
Dodda Ganesha, temple, close to the Bull Temple at
Basavanagudi. The fair started from the previous day with
people thronging to the stalls selling buying variety of
Krishna Janam Ashtami
The Lord Krishna, the eighth avthar of Vishnu.His birthday
falls on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha or the 8th day of the
dark fortnight of the month of Shravan Masa. Popularly known
as Janam Ashtami or Krishna Jayanthi.
Mahashivaratri: A night of vigil for Lord Shiva
All over India, Mahashivaratri occurs on the 14th night of
the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna.
On a moonless night in February every year, occurs the night
of Shiva, the destroyer. This is the night when he is said
to have performed the Tandava or the dance of primordial
creation, preservation and destruction.
Panchami habba or Festival is one of the auspicious day for
Hindu women. India, the land of cobra, and snake charmers as
it is famous for, has special reverence to the snakes. The
serpents are associated with many Gods in the Hindu
Makara Shankranti is the harvest festival, a new year and
the festival of rejoicing and celebrations embracing the
entire household friends and neighbors, the servants and the
poor, the cows, and then all other living creatures
symbolizes universal love and kindness. Pongal is the main
dish that is relished on Shankranthi.
It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon, Lord
Brahma started the work of creation on this day - Chaitra
suddha padhyami or Ugadi day. Also the great Indian
Mathematician Bhaskaracharya's calculations proclaimed this
day as the start of a new year, new month and new day from
Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth, auspiciousness and
prosperity. She is worshipped for healthy progeny, as well
as the health and long life of the husband. Vratha is
observed on a Friday that falls before the full Moon day of
the month of Shravanamasa (August - September).