Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a part of puja, is an offering of respect to the Supreme Lord. During the puja light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities.
Katha is an Indian style of religious storytelling, a narration or recital of that which has occurred in the past; a history; a record, and often involve professional storytellers called kathavahchak.
A bhajan or kirtan is a Hindu devotional Song. Music to human ears is heavenly. And if it's purely devotional, it's truly divine. Such a genre of music is the Bhajan. Bhajans are deeply rooted in the Indian tradition. Bhajans are simple songs in soulful language expressing the many-splendor emotions of love for God. Satsang means pooja in good company along with saints.
Chalisa means "forty verse" prayers . Verses that praise and plead with devotion. They are recited over and over again or chanted by groups. The acts and deeds of deities are recalled in these verses to aid the devotee to meditate on righteous and noble qualities.
A Vedic hymn; word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. It is a tool that and frees the mind from its attachment and preoccupation. By repeating the same word or phrase over and over again mantras help a person focus inward in a spiritual way.
Dussehera - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day that follows the full moon in the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar by Hindu women in Northern India, in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Karva Chauth - Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Ahoi Ashtami - Monday, October 17, 2022
Diwali - Monday, October 24, 2022
The practice of chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is recommended in the Puranas and throughout Vaishnava literature.
The Name Chants (chanting of the Divine Name or naam jaap) has a very important place in hindu worship. Hinduism encourages worshiping God with name and form. Uttering or repeating of any of God's innumerable names is one of the recommended paths of sadhana (religious practice) for those seeking the path of bhakthi (devotion). Chanting God's different names brings peace and love to once mind. Any name of God, added with a seed syllable like "Om" in the beginning and a "Namaha" at the end, becomes a holy Mantra and the mantra carries a subtle power to purify the one who chants it.
India is a land of great diversity. It described as a land of many Devotionals and innumerable languages, it might well be described as a land of festivals as well. Hinduism has 108 Puranas and 4 Vedas. The Ayurveda is a Hindu book of knowledge that contains ancient Hindu knowledge of medicine. Yoga has been practiced as part of the Hinduism for centuries.
India is the home of the world's oldest civilizations. It is traditionally a land of spirituality and faith. India is a secular state in which religion plays a major role in the daily life. Rituals, worship, and other religious activities are very prominent in an individual's daily life. Prayer or worship (Sanskrit : Prarthana) is considered to be an integral part of the Hindu religion. Some of the popular forms of prayers are mantras, shlokas, aartis, chalisas, bhajans, and chanting of god names. The main motive of Prayer or worship for the Hindu worshipper is making a spiritual connection with the divine; expressing one's love and devotion towards god; obtaining their blessings; and seeking wishes for the fulfillment of one's desires.