Tonight is the first of nine nights of Navratri 2014 in North America. Navratri (or Navaratri) is the Indian festival celebrating the goddesses Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati. They are all aspects of Shri Durga. Each night of Navratri is dedicated to a particular goddess who represents an aspect of the divine. The nine goddesses of […]
Ganesh Chaturthi 2013
One of the most widely celebrated festivals in India is the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, or the holiday which marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh. Ganesh is the elephant headed deity who is the son of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. It’s the beginning of a joyous ten day festival in India. This festival […]
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
Traditionally inIndia, Vedic astrology or Jyotish horoscopes are prepared for children at birth. Most parents name their child based on the placement of the child’s lunar nakshatra (star). Thus, a horoscope is necessary to ascertain the appropriate phoneme for the child. At the top of every Vedic astrology horoscope is a drawing of Shri Ganesh, […]