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In the Sānkhya Darśana, it represents pradhāna, the basic material cause of the universe, comprising the three guṇas.

By- Devakinanda Ji


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Pind Daan at Jagannath Ghat, Kolkata.

The Pitru Paksha starts after the Full Moon day, and this day marks the beginning of the waning phase of the Lunar cycle. This event is roughly of 15-day period, and is of great significance. From this day, rituals like Tarpan or Tarpanam and Shradh are carried out to pay respects to dead relatives and ancestors.

It is believed that from the very first day till the last day, the unhappy souls of the deceased return to the Earth to see their family members. So, in order to ensure that the dead attain Moksha, i.e. to get liberation, family members of these souls quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger by performing the Pind Daan, which includes offering food consisting of cooked rice and black sesame seeds. The literal meaning of Pind Daan is the act of satisfying those who no longer exist physically.

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Celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra, India

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, who is known as Lord Shiva's and Goddess Parvati's son. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha represents new beginnings and removes all obstacles.

Every year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with full zeal and zest. The festival will take place from September 10 till September 21.

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Four Vedas related to Hinduism

As Hinduism is a unique religion, it must be understood in an efficient manner. Therefore, in order to understand the practices and concepts related to the religion, read the below mentioned books written by renowned authors.

Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices by Jeaneane Fowler

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