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Indian Festivals

Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of saints and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Rajiv Gandhi Death Anniversary Information

Rajiv Gandhi - Biography

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi (20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India, served India from 1984 to 1989. He assumed office after the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 31st October, 1984, the very same day to become the youngest Prime minister of India. Life of Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi was from …

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Anti Terrorism Day Information For Students

Anti Terrorism Day - 21 May

The death anniversary of ex-prime minister of India, Shri Rajiv Gandhi is also observed as Anti Terrorism Day all over the country on 21 May. Terrorism, the most heinous crime by the mankind against the mankind has become the biggest fear for Indians today. And of course every citizen of the country is responsible for driving out this phantom of …

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Narsimha Jayanti Date, Celebration, Offerings

Narsimha Jayanti - Hindu Festival

Narsingh Chaturdashi or Narsimha Chaturdashi is mainly observed to celebrate victory of good over evil. It is believed that on this very great day, Lord Narasimha appeared for rescue of Dharma and Bhakti personified in Prahlada Maharaja. Narsimha Jayanti Special Celebrations Generally this day is celebrated with fasting and worshiping the lord with the abhisheka and archana at dusk. Rituals …

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Vrishabha Sankranti Information For Students

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha Rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. It is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on this festival. Devotees specially visit Lord Vishnu …

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Mohini Ekadashi Vrat, Date, Legends Importance

Hindu mythology believes in re-birth. Mohini Ekadashi is one of the important Ekadashis that holds great significance and importance according to Hindu Mythology. It is so called because it helps a person to get rid of all their sins that have so far been accumulated right from his previous births. Mohini Ekadashi occurs during the Shukla Paksha of Vaisakha month. …

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Islam Festival Calendar 2019: Printable Muslim Holidays Calendar

Islam Festival Calendar

Muslims in India observe all the Islamic festivals that are celebrated in other parts of the world. In addition to the festivals, the days commemorating shrines in India and death anniversaries of saints, are also observed with religious fervor. All the Muslim festivals and observances in India follow the Islamic calendar, which has fewer days than the solar year. Therefore, …

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International Nurses Day Information For Students

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is observed world wide in order to commemorate the valuable contribution of nurses in the form of their selfless services to the society. May 12 also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. International Council of Nurses (ICN) conducts special celebration for the day in the unique form. ICN produces and distributes …

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National Technology Day Information For Students

National Technology Day

Every year, ‘National Technology Day‘ is celebrated across India on May 11; being commemorated to memorize the anniversary of Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test held on 11 May 1998. The first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. Not only this, India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. The …

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Surdas Jayanti Information For Students

Surdas Jayanti

Surdas Jayanti commemorates the birthday of saint Surdas who is believed to be blind. There is difference of opinion among laureates and literature about his birth year. An Indian postal department released a postage stamp on the great poet which indicates that Surdas was born in 1479 AD and his soul departed in 1586. The poet attributes his contributions to …

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