History & Religions

history and religions

The Indian wedding is a unique marriage in the world. Like all religious marriages, the Hindu marriage also has its own characteristics and customs. Note that marriage is one of the biggest events of the religious life of an Indian family. Spotlight on the originality of the Indian wedding. The […]

The originality of Indian wedding

Pongal Festival
Pongal,  one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year, is essentially an agricultural and harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.  The harvest festival is celebrated on January 15th this year.   What is Pongal? Many southern states in India celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest […]

Pongal : The Harvest Festival

Goa is a very small state (in comparison with the other Indian states) of South India, located in South to Maharastra (Bombay state). The capital is Panaji. This state is bordered by Arabian Sea through 101km of coast. The highest point is Sonsogor (1,167m). Goa people (around 1,5 million inhabitants) […]

Goa: a new season begins!

An âshram is a temple where yoga class and meditation are teached by a guru also called “yogi”. Âshrams are often located in laces off from the world. There were âshrams in India since more than 4000 years bc. Most famous âshrams of the XX th century are the âshram […]

Experience Ashrams in India

Yesterday, Indians began to celebrate the famous festival Navaratri. This Hindu festival goes on during 9 nights and 10 days. It celebrates the female pantheon and ends on 22th of October. The word Navaratri comes from two Sanskrit words: “nava” and “ratri” which mean respectively “nine” and “nights”. During those […]

Navaratri, Hindu Goddesses’ Festival

old Gandhi
Today Gandhi Jayanati is celebrated all across the country for 146th Gandhi’s anniversary. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in the current State of Gujarat. The honorific Mahatma, “high-souled” in Sanskri, applied to him in 1914 in South Africa. He is one the first leaders and theoricians of nonviolent civil […]

Today is Gandhi’s birthday!

Joyeux Ganesh Chaturthi
This year Ganesh Chaturthi occurs on the 17th December 2015. This Hindu festival celebrates Ganesh’s birth, the God with elephant head, son of Shiva and Pârvatî. This celebration is also known under the name of Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi according to the tongues. The date of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration […]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

A state where women’s birth is not a doom but a gift, where most of the men stay at homme to take care of their children while their wifes manage business, it is not a fiction. In the autonomous state of Meghalaya, in the North-east of India, Khasi People live […]

A world for women in India

During July and August in northern India, you may encounter Indians, often young, wearing orange and walking around a cart. These Indians are celebrating kanwar yatra. Every year, those celebrating Shiva get together at the Ganga’s sources, at Haridwar, Guamukh, and Gogotri in Uttarkhand and at Sultangan in Bihar. They […]

who are these safran-orange Hindu?