SHIV DHAAM shivdhaam , astrology, festival dates, Karma and Dharma, Lakshmi Narayan, Knowledge for mankind,Spirituality, creation of universe, about universe , real hell ,Problems in hell, after death , duty as a son , wifes duty. Basant Panchami - SHIV DHAAM   Basant Panchami, also known as Shri Panchami, is a Hindu festival dedicated to goddess Saraswati. This popular festival is observed on the fifth day of the Hindu month of Magh. Being an important Hindu festival, all Hindus celebrate this day with much....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:29:26 GMT Ram Navmi - SHIV DHAAM  At that time Ravan, king of Lanka, was terrorizing the people, and all were longing for liberation from his menace. Ravan had acquired great power because he had obtained from god Brahma the boon that he would never die at the hands of gods, or gandharvas, or....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:28:55 GMT Dussehra - SHIV DHAAM Dussehra is a popular festival celebrated by Hindus all over India, albeit with different names. It is also known as Vijayadashmi ('Vijay' meaning 'victory' and 'Dashmi meaning 'tenth day), as it is believed that it was on this day that Lord....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:25:09 GMT Karwa Chauth - SHIV DHAAM  Karwa Chauth is celebrated mostly by the married women in North India. On this day, they observe a fast, praying for the long life, well being and prosperity of their husband. They break their fast in the evening, after moonrise. On this sacred festival, people....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:21:06 GMT Makar Sankranti - SHIV DHAAM Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:49:08 GMT Ganesha Chaturthi - SHIV DHAAM Ganesha Chaturthi, the great Ganesha festival, also known as 'Vinayak Chaturthi' or 'Vinayaka Chavithi' is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesha . It is observed during the Hindu month of Bhadra (mid-August to....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:47:11 GMT Krishna Janmashtami - SHIV DHAAM The birthday of Hinduism's favorite Lord Krishna is a special occasion for Hindus, who consider him their leader, hero, protector, philosopher, teacher and friend all rolled into one. Krishna took birth at midnight on the ashtami or the 8th day of the....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:45:26 GMT Why Celebrate Holi? - SHIV DHAAM Holi or 'Phagwah' is the most colourful festival celebrated by followers of the Vedic Religion. It is celebrated as harvest festival as well as welcome-festival for the spring season in India. The festival of Holi can be regarded as a celebration of the Colors....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:42:44 GMT Adhik-Maas (Extra Lunar Month) - SHIV DHAAM Astronomy The lunar calendar adds one extra month every third year. This extra month is known by various names: Adhik Maas, Mal Maas, Purushottam Maas, Malimmacha. This is the thirteenth month of the lunar calendar. Just as there is the lunar year with the extra....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:03:13 GMT Maha Shivratri (Magha Krsna Chaturdasi) - SHIV DHAAM  The 14th day of the dark half of Krsna Chaturdasi is called 'Sivaratri' or 'Maha-Sivaratri'. The one in the month of Magha (February-March) is christened 'Mahasivaratri', since it is the greatest of all. Of all the major Hindu....]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:59:01 GMT