Tag Archives: Gujarat Festivals Culture & Traditions

Makar Sankranti Festival Information For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South …

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Hanukkah Festival Information For Students

Hanukkah - Jewish Festival

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that occurs in December (the Hebrew month Kislev), also spelled Chanukah, (also called The Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Maccabees) marks the reconsecration of the Temple of Jerusalem (Israel) after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks c.165 BC. A miracle recorded in the Talmud – the burning of a day’s supply …

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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on the day …

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Karwa Chauth Festival & Fasting Information

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth: Most Important Festival of Indian Women Karwa Chauth is a very significant festival for the women of North Indian. Traditionally the Indian woman was expected to uphold family honour and repute. and in order to do that, she was compared to myriad goddesses and heroines in Hindu mythology whose personal and spiritual achievements thus set the way of …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

अपनी गलतियों पर क्षमा मांगने की क्षमता को विकसित करना बहुत जरूरी है। क्षमावाणी ऐसा पर्व है, जब लोग जीवन जीने के क्रम में होने वाली गलतियों के लिए क्षमा मांगते हैं। इस अवसर पर साफ दिल से सच्ची क्षमा मांगकर अपने जीवन को धन्य करें और यही इस पर्व की महत्ता भी है। क्षमावाणी दिवस: क्षमा में भाव का …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन संस्कृति में क्षमा का पर्व

Mahavir Jayanti Images

क्षमावाणी से अपने अहम को करें दूर Kshamavani (क्षमावाणी) or “Forgiveness Day” is a day of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of Jainism. Digambaras (दिगंबर) celebrate it on the first day of Ashvin Krishna month of the lunar-based Jain calendar. Śvētāmbaras (श्वेतांबर) celebrate it on Samvatsari, the last day of the annual Paryushana festival. which coincides with the Chaturthi, …

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Bhadrapada Purnima Information For Devotees

Bhadrapada Purnima - Hindu Festival

Bhadrapada is an auspicious month in Hindu calendar. Celebrations are dedicated to Lord Ganesha during this month. However, Bhadrapada Purnima is an exception as the festivities on this day are dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana. These festivities are celebrated with special devotion through the state of Gujarat. Celebrations on Bhadrapada Purnima: The day is celebrated with dedication throughout the state of …

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Janmashtami: Lord Krishna Birthday Festival

Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday - Hindu Festival

Janmashtami — On the eighth day of the black half of Bhadra (August – September) was born Shri Krishna, the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. Therefore, this day is well known as Janmashtami or Krishna-Janmashtami. This auspicious day of birth of Krishna, the direct manifestation of Vishnu himself is celebrated in all parts of India with clat and great enthusiasm. …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej - Hindu Festival

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Teej Festival Information For Hindus

Teej

Teej also known as Haritalika Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. It takes place in 3rd day of Shukla Paksha in Shraavan or Saawan month of Hindu calendar, normally falls in the month of August or early September. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of …

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