Gudi Padwa – hindu new year

Gudi Padwa is a Hindu festival celebrate on the first day of the Chaitra month according to the Hindu calendar. This auspicious festival marks the New Year for all Maharashtrians and Hindu Konkanis and is widely celebrated in India.  So that the term ‘Padava’ is derived from Sanskrit word, ‘Pratipada’, which means the first day […]

Shravan Somvar or Shravan month

  Shravan Mahina is one of the holiest and most auspicious months in whole year. This month is dedicated to Lords – Shivshankar and millions of Shiva devotees visit various SHIVLING and offer water, milk and belpatra (Bilva leaves). Mondays in Shravan month are considered highly auspicious to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. In Maharashtra, Karnataka, […]

मराठी महिने/Marathi months

  Marathi months does not exactly match with English. There are time periods in English months which actually maps to Marathi months. Here i provide some information about Marathi months. When i was in school teachers learned us these Marathi months but these day you can only see this information in one corner of Marathi […]

Makar Sankranti (मकर संक्रांती)

Makar sankranti is one of the biggest festival celebrated in Maharashtra. On Makara Sankranti day people share tilgul. Also make gulachi poli/puran poli for god and celebration. As good will and to maintain good relation people exchange til-gul. People greet each other with the words “तिळगुळ घ्या, आणि गोड-गोड बोला /til-gul ghyaa, aani goad-goad bolaa” […]

Dasra – Ghatsthapna

Dasra is celebrated across India in different forms. In MAHARASHTRA,on the first day of month of Ashwin, Dasra/Ghatasthapana is celebrated. An earthen pot is filled with water. Surrounded by clay in which food grains are sown. And are allowed to sprout for nine days. Five stems of jawar are also placed over the pot. This […]

Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is an auspicious and important festival of hindus, especially for the devotees of Lord Shiva who celebrate the religious festival with great enthusiasm. Mahashivratri festival, also much popular as ‘Shivratri’ or ‘Great Night of Lord Shiva’. Hindu’s observe it on the 13th night or 14th day in the krishna paksha every year in the […]