Festivals in India : Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Mahavir on Chaitrya Sud Triyodashi. Mahavir is consider to be the founder or proposer of modern day Jainism. Jainism is one of the oldest religions known today and its origins lie in India. Theologians often classify Jainism as a philosophy, a way of living life, rather than aContinue reading “Festivals in India : Mahavir Jayanti”

Paryushan | Festival of Forgiveness in Jainism, India

Paryushan is one of the most important festivals for Jains. Normally Shwetambar Jains refer it as Paryushan, while Digambar Jains refer it as Daslakshana. It lasts 8 days for shwetambars and 10 days for digambaras. It is a festival where the entire community strives towards self-purification through fasting and sacrifice. At the heart of the philosophyContinue reading “Paryushan | Festival of Forgiveness in Jainism, India”

See the Flower Full Moon from Surat, on the auspicious Buddha Purnima 7 May 2020

Enjoy beautiful experience of looking at Sunset and Moonrise back to back. As well as spotting Venus planet and Antares star. WHEREIn Surat, IndiaCo-ordinates are 21.1 ° N latitude 72.8° E longitude WHEN7th May 2020 WHAT YOU CAN SEE Sunset, Full Moonrise, Venus, Antares. WHAT YOU NEEDSense of Direction, Observation Skills & Patience a lot of it. DATE MOONRISE MOONSET 05-May 5:00 pm 93°Continue reading “See the Flower Full Moon from Surat, on the auspicious Buddha Purnima 7 May 2020”

Galteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Temples in Surat

Galteshwar Mahadev Mandir, is a prominent temple of Shiv also called as Mahadev, the ultimate God. This temple is built in the recent past and is a piece of architecture, art, sculpture, spirituality, meditation and religious importance. Galteshwar is a village near by the outskirts of Surat. It is located around 15km from Kamrej, whichContinue reading “Galteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Temples in Surat”

Aaspass Dada Mandir | Temples in Surat

Aaspass Dada Mandir is located in Godadara, towards the far end of Surat city outskirts in the South East Zone. It is a very popular temple in the locality. Every year Aaspass Mela, an exhibition cum fair is organised in a ground near by the temple, where thousands of devotees and visitors come to seeContinue reading “Aaspass Dada Mandir | Temples in Surat”