Tag Archives: Gujarat Hindu Festivals and Events

Navratri Date: Chaitra & Sharad Navratri Dates

Navratri Date - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri is an important Hindu festival, celebrated with religious fervor and great enthusiasm by the Hindus in different parts of the country. It is celebrated twice a year – in March-April (as Chaitra Navratri) and in October-November. While the ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as Rama Navami, the festival celebrated in September-October (Sharad Navratri) commemorates the victory of …

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Makar Sankranti Customs & Traditions For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is an important Hindu festival celebrated with religious fervor in almost all parts of India. The festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of the bountiful harvest season after few months of chilly winter. It falls on January 14, every year, as per the Solar calendar. Both geographic and religious significance are associated with the festival. On the …

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Makar Sankranti Celebrations In India

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti festival holds special significance in India. It is one of the important Hindu festivals, celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the length and breadth of the country, with different names and of course, by observing different rituals. The festival marks the commencement of Sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere, thereby making the days warmer and longer than the …

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Makar Sankranti History For Students, Children

Makar Sankranti History

Makar Sankranthi, or Sankranti is a popular Indian festival. It is celebrated in many parts of the country and also in some other parts of the world with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is a harvest festival which is basically celebrated in the Hindu communities. In Indian, the states of Bihar, Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu celebrate …

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Makar Sankranti Date, Time & Significance

Makar Sankranti Wishes

Makar Sankranti is considered to be one of the most auspicious festivals for the Hindus. It is celebrated in various parts of the country with extreme zeal and fervor. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is known Uttararayan while in Northern part of the country; it is known as Sankranti, in Tamil Nadu, it is known as Pongal. Apart from India, …

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Makar Sankranti Wishes For Students, Children

Makar Sankranti Wishes

Sankranti means to go from one place to another place (transition of places). It also confluence and Makar means Capricorn. So, the time when the sun changes direction from one constellation (of the zodiac) to another, the occasion is known as Sankranti. On this occasion, Sun transits from Sagittarius and goes to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern …

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Makar Sankranti SMS For Students And Children

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the important Hindu festivals of India, celebrated with great enthusiasm across the length and breadth of the country. The festival holds significance, because it is the time, when the culmination of winter coincides with the harvest season. In the northern parts of India, the festival is called Sankranti or Lohri and in south India, it …

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Karwa Chauth Celebrations Warm Up In Kanpur

Karwa Chauth celebrations warm up in Kanpur - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Hrishika Gupta, newly married girl living in Kidwai Nagar (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh) is anxious, a day ahead of Karwa Chauth as she could not manage to book sittings for her beauty treatment. Likewise many married women in the city have been scurrying to markets and making beelines outside parlours in preparation for Karwa Chauth, the day when every woman wants …

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Karwa Chauth Significance in Hindu Culture

Karwa Chauth Significance: Hindu Culture & Significance

In India, the ritual of marriage is considered to be the ultimate ritual of life. Here tying knots means promising a companionship of seven lives. In a country with intricate rituals and customs, it is believed that there is nothing more pious and stronger than the relationship of marriage. Married women is said to be the companion of their better …

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Karwa Chauth: Maiden Fasting – Hindu Culture

Karwa Chauth: Maiden Fasting - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Marriage and Karwa Chauth are not knotted together anymore. The ceremony, that was once the signature of the married ones and meant to protect a woman’s suhaag or her husband, is now being celebrated by unmarried women too. 20-year-old Rati Sharma, a professional, says that she finds a lot of ‘satisfaction’ when she prays for her boyfriend’s long life. “It …

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