Diwali

Diwali

Diwali   Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights. These little lamps people lighten during the Deepavali celebration around their houses, signifies the purity of inner light or atma which is the manifestation of the Omni present God. Deepavali is the celebration of Victory of Good over the Evil. Deepavali signifies the light of […]

Onam

Onam

Onam The Legend – Vamana with Mahabali Onam –  a Kerala Festival is more or less a nostalgic feeling for non-resident Malayalees.  The new generation of Kerala kids from nuclear families, may never have experienced or celebrated Onam , the way the  baby boomer generation had experienced. While the way this festival is celebrated remains […]

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi

Baisakhi or Vaisakhi, the most important religious festival for Sikhs, is celebrated in the middle of April .  Vaisakhi falls in the Nanakshahi calendar ( Sikh Calender named after Guru Nanaka, the first sikh Guru) on the first day of Vaisakh month and marks the sun’s entering of Mesha Rasi (this fact is called Mesha […]

Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya

In 2018, Akshya Tritiya falls on 18th April.  It is the third lunar day ( thithi) of the shukla paksha  in Vaisakha month ( Indian Calender ) . The word ‘Akshaya ‘in Sanskrit means ‘never diminishing’. It is believed that doing meritorious (Punya Karma) deeds on this day, will result in everlasting blessing from God. […]

Multicultural festivals in Australia

Multicultural festivals in Australia

Multicultural festivals in Australia Chinese New Year or Xin Nian Chinese New Year signifies the end of winter in China so it is known as spring festival. The festival begins on the first day of the first month of the traditional Chinese Calender and end with Lantern festival which is on the 15th day.  A […]

How to celebrate Diwali

How to celebrate Diwali

Deepavali or diwali means festival of lights. Deepa means light. Avali means group, thus meaning “group of lights”. Light signifies Shri Mahalakshmi, jnana etc. Deepavali festival comes in the middle of Chaathurmaasya. In the Chathurmasya , The Supreme Lord Shri Narayana will do Yoga Nidra appearing to sleep , misleading undeserving demonic souls. This is the period […]