Read below to know 7 unknown facts about Lord Krishna. (Note for publisher: Please add AstroSage logo to the image.) Janmashtami According to Hindu calendar, Janmashtami is celebrated on the eighth day or Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha, in the month of Savan that is today. Being mischievous, Kanha is the protector, saviour, friend and a philosopher. He is one of the most loved gods of Hindus.
On the eve of Holi, the “Holika Dahan” takes place and on this day, people burn away their bad habits to renew their faith. Worshippers sang, chanted and danced as the devil-minded sister of demon King Hiranyakashyap is placed in the wood and burnt. The chanting of "holi hai, holi hai" was refreshing and the beat and pace of the chants rejuvenated me. The density of the smoke that surrounded me intensified the already hot and heavy atmosphere. Despite the heat, I felt refreshed as the blazing bonfire illuminated the air and blades of fire lit up the
They also have a deep meaning of symbolic and often times it is important to follow a tradition that their parents or grandparents followed. A Hindu wedding is not only the marriage of two people, but of both families and both of their businesses. Symbolic Anthropology: There are many rituals leading up to the wedding along with the ceremony celebrations. One of the celebrations they perform is the Haldi Ceremony, which is what the bride and groom participant in. In the ritual, family members put turmeric paste on the bride and groom individually.
Imprints of Theravada Buddhism are manifested not only in outward signs but also in the content of the festival, making the traditional festival more meaningfull. The festivals are often associated with a story, legend or an event relating to Theravada Buddhism, creating a rich spiritual consciousness. Khmer people in the Mekong River delta regard life as opportunities for building up merit and grace by doing good deeds, so the festival is a chance for prayers, offerings and charities. Thus, the festival is not just for fun and entertainment but also an opportunity for people to express the desire to live honestly. Thus, in the festivities, people are not afraid of making a costly offering to the temple in a requiem, however poor they are.
“Come Satya, I do not understand why you take so long to get ready. You even missed Puja!” my mom said. (Puja is morning Hindu prayer.) As I sat down for yet another breakfast of Idli (steamed rice cakes typically eaten with a coconut dipping sauce), my Grandpa mentioned that today was Raksha Bandhan. Raksha Bandhan never made sense to me because my brother, Surya, and I never experienced the typical brother-sister stereotype perpetuated by this celebration.
On the day of Hanukkah they sing many songs. One of the traditions is to sing songs after all the candles have been lit. One of their songs is “Oh Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah.” Hanukkah is a rabbinic holiday, meaning the rabbis proclaimed it a holiday after the Bible was completed. The obligations and restrictions that apply on biblical holidays, such as refraining from certain work, eating special meals and wearing festival clothing , don’t apply to Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a very special time for Jews and many other people around the
“The morning rituals generally consist of bathing, prayers and mantras, offerings to the Sun, and marking of the forehead. Hindus believe that adherence to a series of daily morning and evening rituals will find them favor in life and will purify them for communion with the Gods.” - https://www.himalayanacademy.com/readlearn/basics/nine-beliefs Both Religions have teachers to learn from. Buddha's day were filled with work but in the afternoon they focused on teaching and meditation. “During this time the followers would come to the Buddha to either listen or ask questions to clarify their doubts.” -https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/buddhism/lifebuddha/26lbud.ht A Hindus teacher was called a Gurus, a guru is a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation on to a student. They are the ones that would teach others about all the Hindu Gods.
The glow and radiance of her body is as luminous as that of the Sun. Mother Kushmaandaa is the bestower of all pleasures. Her adoration and worship delivers a person from all kinds of ailments and leads him on to the path of prosperity and pleasures. So, a devotee should adore and worship her with a purified mind and intellect. On worshiping her, ailments and sorrows are eliminated and life span, name, strength and health
Then Lord Krishna and Balarama went to the hermitage of sage Santhipini. There they were taught Vedas, Upanishads, the art of fighting, the rules of governing and so on. After He and Balarama completed their learning there, he again performed a miracle as a Guru Dakshina (Making some gift by the disciple to the teacher at the end of the period of his learning to show his gratitude for the knowledge that the teacher imparted to the disciple) to his teacher by bringing back his Teacher’s son who was supposed to have been kidnapped by a demon and whose whereabouts was not known. Then Lord Krishna went to Mathura. It was there that he came to know through His parents, all about his cousins the Pandavas who were the sons of Kunthi who was the sister of Vasudeva, Lord Krishna’s father.