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.

Vijaya Ekadashi Information, Fasting, Date

पद्मिनी एकादशी व्रत

Vijaya Ekadashi is celebrated all over India by devotees of Lord Vishnu. This festival also holds prominence with life of Lord Krishna, the supreme avatar of Lord Vishnu. Perfect citations have been given in this regard in Skanda Purana making people more cognizant about their dedication towards the God. People who would like to attain salvation (moksha) by reaching the …

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Papankusha Ekadashi Information For Devotees

Papankusha Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Papankusha Ekadashi is an auspicious Ekadashi for the Hindus, especially the Vaishnavas. It is also known as Ashwina Shukla Ekadashi. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Observing fast on this day helps in abolition of all sins and attainment of heaven. The fruits obtained by tough meditations can be received by prostrating before Lord …

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Amalaki Ekadashi Information For Devotees

Amalaki Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Amalaki Ekadashi is observed by the Hindu devotees with utmost respect on the 11th day of waxing moon, which comes between February and March each year. Also referred to as Amalaka Ekadashi, ardent worshipers hold this day in high esteem. Indian gooseberries are worshiped on this day in an exclusive manner. Locally, a gooseberry tree bearing Latin name as Phyllanthus …

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Dadu Dayal Jayanti Information For Students

Dadu Dayal Jayanti

Dadu Dayal Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Dadu Dayal, a religious reformer from Rajasthan who was born in Ahmadabad in 1544. Though hailing from the lower rungs of society similar to Kabir, he was influential in creating a greater impact upon the society. Fostered by Lodhi Ram after he found Dayal floating in River Sabarmati, he went onto emerge …

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Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam: Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam - Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day fest held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattakulam in Palakkad district of Kerala, ‘God’s own country’. The Pariyanampetta temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the Goddess of 14 Desams. The image of the goddess is drawn on floor and songs are sung along with it; this ritualistic drawing is called Kalamezhuthu Pattu and is performed …

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Khajuraho Dance Festival Travel Information

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Khajuraho Dance Festival – Once the religious capital of Chandela dynasty, one of the powerful Rajput dynasties of Central India, Khajuraho is now famous for it’s enchanting temples and it’s legendary Khajuraho dance festival. The week-long festival of classical dances is held every year in February / March against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit temples. This cultural festival …

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Taj Mahotsav Information For Students, Travelers

Taj Mahotsav

Category: Cultural Festival Date: February 18 to 27 Organizer: Taj Mahotsav Samiti, Office of Secretary, U. P. Tourism, 64, Taj Road, Agra 282001 Uttar Pradesh, India Phone: +91-562-2226431 Main Attraction: The performances, food and fair are the main attractions of Taj Mahotsav. Overview / History: The Taj Mahotsav is celebrated every year since 1992 at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of the Taj …

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival Date, Location, Facts

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Type: Cultural Fair / Festival Duration: February 17 (Sunday) – February 19, 2019 (Tuesday) Location: Sam Sand Dunes 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Jaisalmer Desert Festival is all about camel races, polo matches, puppeteers, jugglers, men with long mustache, turban tying competitions, locals dressed in colorful traditional dresses, etc. It’s a complete bundle of fun for all three days. …

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Jaya Ekadashi: Bheesma Ekadashi Puja & Vrat

Amalaki Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha during Magh month as per Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrate the day in different parts of India as per the local traditions. Though it is known as Jaya Ekadashi in North India, people in South India celebrate it as Bhisma Ekadasi in Andhra Pradesh. The same festival is treated as …

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Bhishma Ashtami: Legends, Importance, Fasting

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami is an important ritual observed by Indian Hindus as part of their respect to legendary Bhishma. As per the incidents related to Mahabharata, Bhishma is regarded as the youngest son of King Shantanu and Ganga Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, Ganga agreed to marry Shantanu only on the condition that he will never question her for whatever …

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