Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Diwali Festival dates and Lakshmi puja timings

The festival of Diwali beings tomorrow. There are sparkling, colourful days ahead, with diyas on the doorstep, marigold buntings at doorways and beautiful patterned rangolis on floors. It is time to indulge and have a lip-smacking time on faraal and mithais. It is also the occasion when family get-togethers with friends & relatives make for many a happy time, celebrating the 5 days of the festival of lights.

One of the most important deities worshipped during Diwali is Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. In addtion, Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowlege and learing, are worshipped too. 


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How the Peacock became Goddess Saraswati’s mount & got its unique colours

Ever wondered how the peacock got its beautiful deep blue coat and unique train? This blog post narrates the mythological legend of the peacock and its beauty. 

Goddess Saraswati once expressed her desire to explore different places on earth. Sage Narada told her that the most beautiful place on earth was India as, of all the places on earth, it was the most colourful and enchanting place. He did not want Goddess Saraswati to go on her own, though, so accompanied her on her travels around India. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

9 Colours of Navratri 2014

Want to dress up in the same colours as the Devi's garments? Check out the list below, which provides the colours corresponding to the 9 incarnations of Goddess Durga. These incarnations are worshipped during the 9 days and nights of the Navratri festival.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Western Railway train from Mumbai to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra October 2014

Western Railway is operating a weekly super fast Premium Special train between Mumbai and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra between 6th October and 28th October 2014.

Western Railway Festival Special Trains from West to East and North India October 2014

Western Railway is operating special trains for the forthcoming festive season. These trains will be in operation from 1st October 2014 onwards.

Central Railway Mumbai to Howrah Puja special trains October 2014

Central Railway is operating special trains for the forthcoming Dussehra festival. There will be totally 10 trains in operation, to and fro from Mumbai-Howrah to clear the extra rush of passengers.

Mumbai to Lonavala Seaplane Service schedule and prices

Last month the first seaplane service on India's mainland was launched to take travellers from Mumbai to Lonavala. The air journey takes just about half an hour and provides a novel experience of landing on water instead of on land. What's more, travellers get a superb view from the air of a few of Mumbai's well known landmarks, such as Haji Ali, the sea link connecting Bandra and Worli, Mandwa beach, etc.