The dark fortnight of Ashvin (September-October) is known as Pitr Paksha, Pitru Paksha or Mahalaya Paksha. This is an occasion to perform rites for the departed ancestors to keep their souls indebted for years. Pitr Paksha is performed for the departed immediate relatives usually up to 3 preceding generations.Pitr Paksha is performed from the 1st day / tithi of the Ashwin month and goes up to the following New Moon (Amavasya) day. Each of these 15 days is dedicated to the Shradh of those ancestors who had met eternity on that particular day / tithi.Pitr paksha is the occasion to repay debt to our departed ancestors by satisfying their souls by performing rites. For this purpose “Shradh” is performed with a belief that our dead ones' souls are alive amongst us. Yamaraja, the Lord of death allows the souls to come down to the earth and receive offers from their descendants. This practice is made to the dead “pitris”. The last day of this period, the new moon day, is considered as the most important day in the year for performing obsequies and rites.
It is a festival in which a sister ties a thread or Rakhi to the brother wrist hoping for a long life of his brother. On the other hand, brother appreciates this by giving gifts to his sister. And it is said that, the first friend of any person in this world is his sister or brother. NEW!! Download GeetmalaFM.com Android App from google play. It's FREE. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GeetMalaFM.com
Birth of Krishna Krishna was the eighth son of princess Devaki and Vasudeva as well as the eight incarnation of Vishnu, a popular Hindu god. Devaki and Vasudeva came from Vrishni clan in Mathura. The ruler of Mathura at that time, King Khansa, was Devaki’s brother, but he decided to imprisoned Devaki and Vasudeva because of a prophecy telling that the eighth son of Devaki would kill him. King Khansa then killed the first six of Devaki’s children while the seventh child was known to be dead due to miscarriage (actually the child was transferred to Rohini as Balarama) and the eighth was born safely. The eighth child of Devaki was known as Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Knowing that Krishna was in danger, his father decided to smuggle Krishna out of the cell to be raised by his foster parents.
March 20, 2015 to March 28, 2015 Navratri, literally interpreted as 'nine nights' is the most celebrated Hindu festival devoted to Goddess Durga symbolizing purity and power or 'shakti'. Navratri festival combines ritualistic puja and fasting and is accompanied by resplendent celebrations for nine consecutive days and nights. Navratri in India follows the lunar calendar and is celebrated in March/April as Chaitra Navratri and in September/October as Sharad Navratri.
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