We need not look far to find the Ravanas of our time... They are us -- at our weakest, basest, and grossest; people of faith, in our darkest moments of hypocrisy.
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There are at least three popular new year days in the Hindu calendar which, for almost a billion people, is being quite economical. If one new year celebration is good, four is even better.
Ramnavami celebrates the birth of Ram and falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April). Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu.
Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal Truth is brought to life. The rituals are intended to strengthen bonds between and within families and communities.
In 2011, Holi will be celebrated on March 19 and 20.
Holi is an annual festival celebrated by Hindus on the final full moon of the month Phalguna. U...
Maha Shivaratri is celebrated every year on the 13th night and 14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Magha or Phalguna (February-March) in the Hindu Calendar.
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