Utsavs

The Nine Nights

My earliest memories of Navratri are of dark nights, good food and folk songs being sung in my Grandma’s crackly but sweet voice. I must have been about five and would sit on her lap quietly gazing at the lamp that burned continuously for nine days. As I grew older, I...

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The International Day of Peace

Riddhi Gorania Sewa team Did you know? The International Day of Peace, fondly referred to as “World Peace Day” is held on the 21st September every year. The first World Peace day was held in 1982; it has since spread globally and touched many people. On this day all...

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British Armed Forces Celebrate Raksha Bandhan

Radhika Keshav PR Team Last week saw the Armed Forces Hindu Network hold a series of Raksha Bandhan events up and down the country. For the Armed Forces, the festival holds a special significance as it emphasises the core values of courage, commitment, discipline,...

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Onam

Onam is a festival celebrated by Hindus in Kerala, India. It falls on thethe first month of the Malayalam calendar month Chingam - between August and September and is also known as the harvest festival of Kerela.Onam is celebrated to commemorate and celebrate the...

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Shubh Deepawali

Shubh Deepawali

This year, National Hindu Students Forum (UK) has been fortunate to be a part of numerous Deepawali celebrations including those at Scotland Yard, Parliament, 10 Downing Street and Trafalgar Square. Hindus are now being recognised for our immense...

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

NHSF (UK) Learning Team 29th August 2014 (4 Bhaadrapada)  Ganesh Chaturthi also known as ' Vinayak Chturthi' or ' Vinayaka Chavithi' is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesh. It is observed during the month of Bhaadrapada. Ganesh is...

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Krsna Janmashtami 2014

Krsna Janmashtami 2014

Madhav Dave - NHSF (UK) Learning Team 17th August 2014 (Shraavana Vad 8) Krsna Janmashtami or Gokulastami is the Jayanti or appearance day of Lord Shri Krsna, the eighth of avatara of Lord Visnu. Observed on the eighth day...

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Raksha Bandhan 2014

Raksha Bandhan 2014

10th August 2014 (Shraavana Sud 15) Raksha Bandhan stirs up one of the deepest emotions in people – the steadfast and chaste bond of love between the brother and the sister. Raksha means ‘to protect’ and Bandhan means ‘binding’, hence signifying the sister tying the...

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Guru Purnima 2014

Guru Purnima 2014

NHSF (UK) Schools Team Shyam Lakhani & Rajiv Kotecha गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः । गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥  ‘Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru devo Maheswara. Guru shakshat, param Brahma, tasmai Shri Guruvay namah’ The Day...

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Hanuman Jayanti 2014

Hanuman Jayanti 2014

By NHSF (UK) Learning Team 15th April 2013 (Chaitra Sud 15 in the Hindu Calendar) Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Rama's most ardent devotee, Hanumanji. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Chaitra month. When we speak or hear of...

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