Significance of Yugadi

Posted 03/20/2009 - 22:50 by rajiv

Yugadi is thought as the first day of the Indian calendar. Actually the word Yugadi is made of 2 wordsYuga and Adi. Yuga means era and Adi means the beginning. So Yugadi means – Beginning of an era. Why does a day that comes every year called the beginning of an era? To answer this question, we have to dig deeper.

Astronomical significance of Makara Sankranti

Posted 01/13/2009 - 13:27 by rajiv

Festivals were a very exciting part of life as I grew up (some of my friends doubt if I have Smile) . Other than the mandatory waking up early which was a problem, the excitement and sumptuous food made me look forward to festivals every year. But it was difficult for a young lad to plan for festivals. They seemed to occur on different dates of the calendar – Sometimes in August, sometimes in September and always on different dates.

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