Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Vijayadashami / Dussehra

Vijayadashami / Dussehra
Vijayadashami (Sanskrit: विजयदशमी) also known as Dussehra (Sanskrit: दशहरा) or Ayudhapuja (Sanskrit: आयुधपूजा), is an important Hindu festival celebrated in a variety of ways in India and Nepal. "Dussehra" is derived from SanskritDasha-hara is a form of Dashanan ravan ("Ravana's defeat").
The day marks the victory of Durga over the demon Mahishasura. The goddess fought with evil for ten days and nine nights. "Vijayadashami" is derived from the Sanskrit vijaya-dashami (victory on the dashami: the tenth day of the Hindu month). Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated twenty days after Vijayadashami.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas

Christmas or Christmas Day (Old EnglishCrīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave.Christmas Day is a public holiday inmany of the world's nations, is celebrated culturally by a large number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season.