A traditional hindu dance that is often performed on the nine days of the hindu holiday, Navratri, to celebrate the nine incarnations of Durga. This dance moves in a circular shape usually around an idol. This dance is also performed at indian weddings and is one of the festivities that occur before the marriage ceremony. Garba is often danced to a two clap song which is followed by a three clap dance called thein thalii, and it is often followed by dandaya or raas to further celebrate. Raas is played when a pair of people bang one or two sticks together to the beat of the music.
During Navratri, my friends and I went to a cultural dance to play garba.
In hinduism, durga maa is depicted as the supreme mother goddess also known as ambe. in many pictures she is shown with ten arms, but really does not have that many, this is to show her strength and in each hand she carries a weapon. she is the mother off Kartikeya and Lord Ganesha. She is the consort to Shiva.
Durga Maa is the mother goddess in the hindu religion.
Shrinathji is a deity form of Krishna, the presiding central deity of the Vaishnava sect known as Pushti Marg or Shuddhadvaita, Shrinathji specifically refers to the story in the Bhagavata Purana wherein Krishna lifts Govardhan hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan from a downpour of rain sent by Indra, king of the devas.
In the Hindu religion, Badrinath is a holy place of worship deticated to the Lord Vishnu.
Badrinath temple is situated along the Alaknanda river, in the hill town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand state in India. It is widely considered to be one of the holiest Hindu temples, and is dedicated to god Vishnu. The temple and town are one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage sites. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desams, holy shrines for Vaishnavites. The temple is open only six months every year, due to extreme weather conditions in the Himalayan region.
When i for the Char Dham Yatra, I will go to Kedarnath and Badrinath.
In the hindu religion, this a holy place of worship dedicated lord Shiva, the god of destruction.
Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The most remote of the four Char Dham sites, Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini, and is flanked by breathtaking snow-capped peaks. Kedarnath hosts one of the holiest Hindu temples, the Kedarnath Temple, and is a popular destination for Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, being one of the four major sites in India's Chota Char Dham pilgrimage.
For the Chota Char Dham I will go to Kedarnath and the Yamnotri to pray to Shiva and at the Yamuna River.
In Hinduism, Yamuna Maa is depicted as the goddess of rivers and the river Yamuna. She is sister to the Hindu God Yama. In many pictures She is seen holding a haar (floral nacklace) offering it to the Lord Shrinathji and on the otherside of the picture is Maha Prabhuji. Her holy water still flows throught the banks of the Holy Yamuna River. The Yamuna and Ganga River are the two most important rivers in the hindu religion and are sister rivers.