Hindu Fasts

The Hindus are profoundly religious people. Their goal of life is self-realisation or attainment of God consciousness.The significance and the philosophy of many of the fasts is enshrined in the pauranic scriptures and their practice.

Fasting controls passion, it checks the emotions and senses also. Just as impure gold is rendered pure by melting it in the crucible again and again, so also this impure mind is rendered purer by repeated fasting.

This section will present the most important fasts practised by Hindu through the ages. Read the complete introduction and description of Hindu Fasts

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