Makar Sankranti

The joy that a festival celebration brings is unparallel among the people of every religion. The auspicious Maharashtrian occasions of Makar Sankranti and Ratha Saptami coincide and bring forth a new level of happiness. While Ratha Saptami is celebrated only in Maharashtra, Makar sankrati is celebrated in Nepal, Bangladesh and a few other South Asian Read More

Shri Krishna Janmashtami

Shri Krishna janmashtmi marks the celebration of the birthday of Lord Krishna which is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm and grandeur in many states of India, especially in the western state of Maharashtra. It usually falls during late July or early August. As per the Hindu calendar, Shri Krishna Janmashtami falls on the ashtami Read More

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti is being celebrated as the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj which is a grand occasion of the state of Maharashtra. Every year on 19th February his birthday is celebrated on a grand scale and he is remembered as God Shivai by the people of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji is not only a legend from the Read More

Ashadhi Ekadashi

Ashadhi Ekadashi also known in various names like Maha-ekadashi, Padma Ekadashi and Devpodhi Ekadashi is the 11th lunar day of the Hindu month of Ashada which falls in June or July. Followers of Vishnu, also called Vaishnavas consider this day as a holy day with special significance. Images of Vishnu and Lakshmi are worshipped on this day followed by an entire Read More

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god who is believed to be powerful enough to eliminate all obstacles. Falling in the months of August and September, this is one of the festivals which Mumbaites celebrate with great zeal and enthusiasm. Lord Ganesh is regarded as the patron saint Read More

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa also known as Samvatsar Padvo among locals, it is commended as the primary day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day new Samvatsara, which is cycle of sixty years, begins. Every one of the sixty Samvatsara are recognized by extraordinary name. Gudi Padwa is commended as Ugadi by the general Read More