The place was BanshiVat (Banshi: Flute, also called Vamsi or Vansi. Vat: Banyan Tree) at Vrindavan. It was a bright moonlight night of Sharad Purnima, the full moon. Fragrant flowers were spreading their scent. Lord Krishna was playing his flute on the… Continue Reading
Gangaur (गणगौर) is a colourful festival celebrated in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. ‘Gangaur’ is derived from Gan which means Isarji (Lord Shiva), and Gauri, Goddess Parvati, who symbolizes Saubhagya (marital bliss). The unmarried women worship Parvati so that they are blessed with… Continue Reading
According to legend of Shiva and Shakti, the day Lord Shiva got married to Parvati is celebrated as MahaShivaratri – the Night of Lord Shiva.
Goddess Parvati performed tapas, prayed and meditated on this day to ward off any evil that might befall her husband on the moonless night. Since then, Mahashivaratri is believed to be an auspicious occasion for women to pray for the… Continue Reading