Chai: The National Drink of India

In India, guests are known as “emissaries of god,” they drop by any time they want without warning. When they come, you serve. You...
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Toe Ring

Wearing of toe rings is highly practiced in India. It is worn as a symbol of married state by Hindu women and is called...
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Lakshmi and Daridra

Once there were two sisters Lakshmi and Daridra. Lakshmi was the goddess of wealth while Daridra was the goddess of poverty. Though they were...
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Maun Vrata

Maun Vrat literally means a vow to keep silent. For spiritual growth it is essential that one’s speech must be pure. To acquire purity...

Maun Vrat

What is silence? Generally we tend to think that silence is the absence of noise.  Maun Vrat literally means a vow to keep silent. For...
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Shirdi Sai Baba

Although SaiBaba's origins are unknown, some Historical researches into genealogies in Shirdi give support to the theory that Sai Baba could have been born...
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Mangalvar Vrat Katha

Tuesday is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. In South India , the day is dedicated to Skanda, aka Muruga or Kartikeya. Devotees also listen to...
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Seven Days and Seven Fasts

As per Hinduism, Fasting (Vrat) is usually observed by devout Hindus for the achievement of an oath. It is not only meant for materialistic...

Fasting in Hinduism

Upavasa or Vrata- the Fasting in Hinduism Upavasa (उपवास)- which means fasting in Sanskrit is made up of two terms- ‘Upa’ (उप) means ‘near’ and ‘vasa’...
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Fasting : A devotion to the lord

Vrata or Upavasa - the Fasting in Hinduism Upavasa (उपवास)- which means fasting in Sanskrit is made up of two terms- ‘Upa’ (उप) means ‘near’ and...