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.

Paush Purnima Information For Students

Paush Purnima

According to Hindu lunar calendar, Paush Purinma falls on full moon day of Magha month. The auspicious day of Paush Purnima holds great importance among devotees. Starting from Paush Purnima, devotees take holy dips in Ganga or Yamuna River throughout the Magha month. Magha month starts from the next day of Paush Purnima as per the north Indian lunar calendar. …

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Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Info, Celebration

Utpanna Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Paush Kabir Ekadashi is celebrated by Hindus with a lot of pomp and fervor across India. Addressed with several alternative names such as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, this is one of the important vrats (fasts) observed by the entire Hindu community in order to ensure that they are blessed with a son. Special pujas are performed on this …

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Island Tourism Festival: Andaman and Nicobar

Island Tourism Festival: Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

Island Tourism Festival – A ten-day long festival of dance, drama and music. Exhibitions, displaying arts and crafts, flora and fauna and marine life, are part of the event. Aqua sports and parasailing are added attraction. Island Tourism Festival: 10 Day Long Dance, Drama and Music Fest Andaman and Nicobar Islands have an unique culture, where all religions, languages, ethnic …

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Tamil New Year: Puthandu Information For Students

Tamil New Year

The month of Chitthirai or Chittrai also called as Varushapirapu i.e. from mid-April to mid-May is the first month of Tamil calendar (Kara year). The month usually starts from 14th April, the day known as Tamil New Year. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the day on which Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) started the creation of the …

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Shaheedi Jor Mela, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Shaheedi Jor Mela, Fatehgarh Sahib

Shaheedi Jor Mela is a mela organised every year in December at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib, in the Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab, India to pay homage to the martyrdom of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the youngest sons of the sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh. Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were imprisoned by the governor of Sirhind  – Wazir Khan. …

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Rajgir Dance Festival: Rajgir Mahotsav, Bihar

Rajgir Dance Festival: Rajgir Mahotsav Information

Event Name: Rajgir Dance Festival (Rajgir Mahotsav) Location: Rajgir, Bihar Date: 27 – 29 December 2019 Rajgir Dance Festival Information: Rajgir, the ancient capital of the Magadhan empire in Bihar is held sacred by both Buddhists and Jains for its association with the Buddha and Mahavir. Department of Tourism, Bihar holds a colorful Festival of dance and music, Rajgir Mahotsav …

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Mamallapuram Dance Festival Information

Event Name: Mamallapuram Dance Festival Location: W Raja Street, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu Date: 25 December 2019 – 15 January 2020 Mamallapuram Dance Festival: Once the ancient port of the Pallavas, Mamallapuram plays host to a vibrant festival of Dance. Exponents of Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak and Kathakali performed against the magnificent backdrop of the Pallava Rock Sculpture. Mamallapuram Festival is …

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Charan Singh Jayanti: Farmers Day, Kisan Diwas

Kisan Diwas

Chaudhary Charan Singh Jayanti or the birth anniversary of Ch. Charan Singh is on December 23. It is observed as Kisan Diwas or Farmers day. Since, farmers are the backbone of an economy therefore our nation celebrates Farmers Day in the memory of late Ch. Charan Singh, the ex-Prime Minister of India. He was primarily a farmer himself and his …

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