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.

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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Beating Retreat Information For Students

Beating Retreat

After three days of Republic Day parade, a moving ceremony known as “Beating Retreat” is held at the Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. This ceremony revives an ancient war custom according to which troops used to stop fighting at sunset. Bugles announcing the sunset would sound in the battlefield. As soon as soldiers heard these bugles they would stand still …

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Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur hosts a number of literary giants every year in January amid giving farewell to winter. The atmosphere fills with the air of creativity in the beautiful ambience of majestic Diggi House. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. Originally it was an initiative of …

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Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth Vrat is observed on the fourth day of Krishna paksha, (the fading phase of moon) in the month of Magha according to Hindu lunar calendar. In 2019, Sakat Chauth will fall on January 24 (Thursday). Sakat Chauth is also called Ganesh Chauth or Tilkuta Chauth. Lord Ganesha and the Moon God are worshiped on Sakat Chauth. This vrat …

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मकर संक्रांति पर विद्यार्थियों और बच्चों के लिए जानकारी

मकर संक्रांति

मकर संक्रांति हिंदू धर्म का प्रमुख त्यौहार है। यह पर्व पूरे भारत में किसी न किसी रूप में मनाया जाता है। पौष मास में जब सूर्य मकर राशि पर आता है तब इस संक्रांति को मनाया जाता है। यह त्यौहार अधिकतर जनवरी माह की चौदह तारीख को मनाया जाता है। कभी-कभी यह त्यौहार बारह, तेरह या पंद्रह को भी हो …

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लोहड़ी: पंजाबी त्यौहार की जानकारी विद्यार्थियों के लिए

लोहड़ी

मकर संक्रांति से एक दिन पूर्व उत्तर भारत विशेषतः पंजाब में लोहड़ी का त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। किसी न किसी नाम से मकर संक्रांति के दिन या उससे आस-पास भारत के विभिन्न प्रदेशों में कोई न कोई त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। मकर संक्रांति के दिन तमिल हिंदू पोंगल का त्यौहार मनाते हैं। इस प्रकार लगभग पूर्ण भारत में यह विविध …

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Lohri: Sikh Festival, Bonfire Harvest Festival

Lohri Festival

Amidst the freezing cold weather, with the temperature wobbling between 0-5 degree Celsius and the dense fog outside, everything seems stagnant in the northern part of India. However, below the apparently frozen surface, you would be amazed to find a palpable wave of activity going on. People, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh, …

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