Krishna Janmashtami: The Birthday of the Prophet Krishna

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭami), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.[1] The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) day of the dark fortnight of the month of Shrāvaṇa (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the […]

Rama Navami: Birthday of the Prophet Ram

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sree Rama Navami Ram (center), with consort Sita, brotherLakshmana and devotee Hanuman Observed by Hindus Type Hindu Significance Birth day of Ram; Marriage ceremony of Ram and Sita Ends Chaitra Navami, Ninth day of Chaitra month 2011 date 12th April 2012 date 1st April Celebrations 1 – 9 days Observances Puja, vrata (fast) and feasting Related […]

Pakistani Hindus celebrate Diwali

Pakistani Hindu revellers wave sparklers on the occasion of Diwali in Karachi on November 13, 2012. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with jubilation and enhusiasm as one of the biggest Hindu festivals. People decorate their homes with flowers and Diyas (earthen lamps), celebrate the homecoming of the God […]

Who’s afraid of Hindutva?

The Express Tribune: Farzana Versey. Hinduism could probably be the most nuanced religion if only the Hindus left it alone. A political leader is carping about how Bollywood denigrates the religion. Films in India are essentially  ‘socio-myth’, therefore, characters are inspired by an existing template. We are celebrating Diwali now, […]

The Maulana Who Loved Krishna

Source: Outlook India Hasrat Mohani was not just a maverick when it came to publicly championing the radical thinking of Tilak. He also wrote verses expressing deep love for Krishna, and often went to Mathura to celebrate Janmashtami. He was a true maverick. In 1908 he published an anonymous article […]