Makar Sankranti generally marks the beginning of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh marks the transition of the sun into the zodiacal sign of Makara (Capricorn) on its celestial path, which is the first change in the zodiac after the winter.
Vivekananda, original name Narendranath Datta, Datta also spelled Dutt, (born January 12, 1863, Calcutta [now Kolkata]—died July 4, 1902, near Calcutta), Hindu spiritual leader and reformer in India who attempted to combine Indian spirituality with Western material progress, maintaining that the two supplemented and complemented one another. His Absolute was a person’s own higher self; […]
Bakri Eid, or the festival of sacrifice, or Eid Al-Adha is celebrated the world over to commemorate the obedience of Ibrahim. The celebrations, which begins today and will last until Sunday, also marks the end of the Haj pilgrimage where Muslims make their once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mecca.