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Subodini Menon previously wrote for Boldsky

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Vijaya Dashami In Its Various Forms

Vijaya Dashami In Its Various Forms

Subodini Menon  |  Thursday, October 22, 2015, 14:01 [IST]
Vijaya Dashami, Dussehra, Vidyarambham- each part of India celebrates the day in a different way. No matter how it is celebrated or what it is called, it is dedicated to the triumph of good over evil. The festival brings with it ...
Ayuda Puja History, Rituals, Puja Vidhi and Significance

Ayuda Puja History, Rituals, Puja Vidhi and Significance

Subodini Menon  |  Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 14:04 [IST]
Maha Navaratri is popular all over India. But in the South Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerala, it is celebrated as Ayudha Pooja. Ayudha Pooja is also known as Shastra Pooja and Astra Pooja. In Kerala, it ...
Mahalaya 2021: Importance Of Performing Pitru Karma On Mahalaya Amavasya

Mahalaya 2021: Importance Of Performing Pitru Karma On Mahalaya Amavasya

Subodini Menon  |  Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:09 [IST]
It is no news that the younger generation is getting increasingly distant from their culture and roots. It is only natural that young people get stressed when they are supposed to perform a ritual or Pooja. And there are rituals like ...
Significance Of Pitru Paksha

Significance Of Pitru Paksha

Subodini Menon  |  Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 14:01 [IST]
Pitru Paksha or Shraddh is the time of the Hindu calendar when people remember and pay their respects to their ancestors. It is believed that if prayers are offered to the Gods during this period, the ancestors would bless their living ...
Miracles Performed By Sai Baba

Miracles Performed By Sai Baba

Subodini Menon  |  Monday, September 28, 2015, 14:12 [IST]
Sai Baba, the saint of Shirdi, rules the hearts of his devotees and it can't be denied that even those who aren't a devotee, are still in awe of Sai Baba's life and personality. Some worship him as a God and ...
Story And Significance Of Bakrid

Story And Significance Of Bakrid

Subodini Menon  |  Friday, September 25, 2015, 10:52 [IST]
Bakrid, also called Eid al Adha or Eid ul Zuha, is one of the main festivals of the Muslim calendar. The Muslim lunar calender is also known as Hijiri calendar and the Holy day of Bakrid is celebrated on the 10th ...
Traditions And Rituals Of Bakrid

Traditions And Rituals Of Bakrid

Subodini Menon  |  Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 15:34 [IST]
Bakrid or Id-ul-Adha is the second main celebration of the Islamic lunar calendar. The first celebration is the Eid-al-Fitr that is celebrated at the end of the month of Ramzan. Bakrid is a celebration of the spirit of sacrifice. It also ...
Characters That Appear Both In Mahabharata And Ramayana

Characters That Appear Both In Mahabharata And Ramayana

Subodini Menon  |  Friday, September 11, 2015, 16:14 [IST]
Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two great epics of Hindu Mythology that have been worshiped and revered through out the ages. The Hindus consider these books not just as a story but as 'Itihasa' or history. They believe that the incidents ...
Stories Of Gender Variance In Mythology

Stories Of Gender Variance In Mythology

Subodini Menon  |  Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 14:58 [IST]
India is often accused of being sexist, often more towards the women than the men. But it has not always been so. If you take a look at the annals of Indian Mythology, you will find many instances where the conventional ...
Sri Raghavendra Swami Aradhana 2015

Sri Raghavendra Swami Aradhana 2015

Subodini Menon  |  Tuesday, September 01, 2015, 16:53 [IST]
Sri Raghavendra Swami was born as the second son of Gopikamba and Thimanna Bhatta in the year 1595, on a Thursday that fell on the Shukla Navami of the Phalguna month. The great saint who was hailed as the incarnation of ...
Raksha Bandhan 2019: How To Go About The Ritual?

Raksha Bandhan 2019: How To Go About The Ritual?

Subodini Menon  |  Friday, August 28, 2015, 17:18 [IST]
The relationship between siblings is one of the most cherished and important bonds a person can have in his lifetime. They fight, irritate and drive each other crazy, but they are also the ones who stand beside each other during times ...