Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritīyā is celebrated on the 3rd day of Shukla Paksha of Vaiśakh month (April – May). It is a very auspicious day for Hindus & Jains. It is a unique day when both Sun and Moon are at an exalted position.

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Makar Sankranti

Makar(a) Sankranti is the only Hindu festival based on the solar calendar. Makar Sankranti is the celebration of the sun’s journey from the Southern to the Northern Hemisphere and is considered an auspicious time.

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Understanding Hindu calendars

In Bhārat (India), several calendars have been established for centuries, to mark seasons and help organise the Bhāratiya festivals and astrology Typically, calendars are based on the motion of the moon, the sun, or a combination of both.  The Gregorian Calendar, a solar calendar, is based on the position of the earth in its orbit

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Significance of ‘Deepavali’ or ‘Diwali’

Dīpāvali, or Diwālī is one of the most important festivals that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs across the globe. It is commonly known as the festival of lights – deep means “light” and āvali “a row” to become “a row of lights.” Light symbolises “Knowledge”, as light removes darkness, knowledge removes “ignorance”. Diwālī signifies winning over the lower nature in us by lighting up the lamp of knowledge, wisdom, and beauty in ourselves.

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