Hindu Festivals and Sacred Days

Hindu Festivals and Sacred Days

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Author: Swami Harshananda
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 128
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


Provides a brief history, meaning and symbology of each festival in a very simple way.

This book explains the significance of Rama Navami, Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vijyadasami forming pat of Navarathri, Deepavali, Holi and Sivarathri. The author has presented the vratas of festivals in the order in which they occur as per the lunar days. The vows on Ekadasi and Dwadasi are of much relevance to all men. Upakarma is yet another event of great import when men recall the guidance given by the ancient wisdom.

A detailed account of all vratas have been explained by the author and will enlighten the reader about the need to carry the vratas and celebrate the festivals with greater devotion.