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Hindu Calendar

Ravana, Al-Awlaki And The Hijacking Of Religion

Vineet Chander | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Vineet Chander

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.

The Many Flavors Of The Hindu New Year

Vasudha Narayanan | Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion
Vasudha Narayanan

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.

Celebrating The Birth Of Honor, Dharma And Bhakti

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

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.

Holi: Colorful Celebration Of Equality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

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.

Holi: Know The Basics Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

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 Shivratri: Constructive Destruction In The Cycle Of Life

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

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.