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.

Easter Festival: Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Easter

Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a day of great rejoicing and merry-making. It is celebrated in March-April between 22nd March and 25th April on the Sunday following the full moon. Easter ceremonies correspond to Passover, the Jewish festival. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil. Feasts are given, sweets exchanged and processions taken out …

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Hanuman Jayanti Information For Students

Hanuman Jayanti

On Chaitra Shukla Purnima, i.e., the full moon day of March-April, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated all over the country. The monkey-God Hanuman is worshiped everywhere in India either alone or together with Lord Rama. Hanuman temples dot the entire length and breath of the country. Every temple dedicated to Rama invariably has an idol of Hanuman. In other temples also …

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Mahavir Jayanti Information For Students

Mahavir Jayanti

India has produced many great saints and spiritual leaders. The days commemorating the birthdays or the incidents in the lives of these great sons of the soil, are considered especially holy. The birthday of Lord Mahavira is observed by both the Digambra (Sky-clad) and Svetambra (White-clad) Jains on the 13th day of the bright half of the Chaitra month (March-April). …

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Ambedkar Jayanti Information For Students

Ambedkar Jayanti

Ambedkar Jayanti — Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or simply B.R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 at MHOW (Military Headquarter of War) in Madhya Pradesh. He was the architect of Indian Constitution and is also known as the ‘Father of Indian Constitution‘. He had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the deprived section of the society. Hence many …

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Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Day Information For Students

Jallianwala Day

The day is remembered as the atrocious day of Indian history on which the brutal massacre happened in Jallianwala Bagh of the holy land of Guru Nanak, Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919 was the most inhuman act of the British rulers in India. The massacre took place on Baisakhi which is considered New Year day of Sikhs …

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जलियाँवाला बाग स्मृति-दिवस पर जानकारी

जलियाँवाला बाग स्मृति-दिवस Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Day

13 अप्रैल को देश भर में बैसाखी का त्यौहार बड़ी धूमधाम के साथ मनाया जाता है लेकिन 1919 का जलियांवाला बाग़ काण्ड भी इसी दिन से जुड़ा हुआ है जिसने समूचे भारत को हिला कर रख दिया था। उन दिनों भारत पर ब्रिटिश आधिपत्य था। देश पराधीन था। 1919 में रॉलेक्ट एक्ट के विरोध में संपूर्ण भारत में प्रदर्शन हो …

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Gangaur: Rajasthan Hindu Harvest Festival

Gangaur

Gangaur (गणगौर) is one of the most popular, colorful and important festival for people of Rajasthan and it is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ …

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Mewar Festival Information For Travelers

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

An exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colorfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri make their way to the lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on …

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Hola Mahalla Sikh Festival Information

Hola Mahalla

Hola Mahalla (also Hola Mohalla or simply Hola) is a Sikh festival which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar (calendar is a solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. The calendar is accepted in about 90% of the gurudwaras …

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Hola Mohalla Festival Information For Students

Hola Mohalla

Holla Mohalla, or Hola Mohalla, is the festival of Punjab. Celebrated over three days, the festival retains the character of fun and enjoyment that Holi has embodied. In addition to this, it is also a community festival that brings people together in an atmosphere of sharing and caring. It is also an occasion to remember the valor of the Sikhs …

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