Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in Andhra Pradesh

Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

Pongal is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. the fourteenth of January every year. It is a harvest festival and celebrated in North India as Makar Sankranti. It also has an astronomical significance as …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal Celebrations Pongal is a four-day harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated with gusto and fervor, by the Tamil in the state. All the four days of the festival (from 13th of January to 16th of January) are thoroughly enjoyed by the people. The festival is dedicated to Mother Nature, as farmers thank her for blessing them …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs & Traditions The word Pongal, in both Telugu and Tamil, signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. Though little is known about the origin of Pongal, it is known to a Dravidian harvest festival that has survived for ages. Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise …

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Pongal Around The World Celebrations

Pongal

The festival of Pongal is celebrated with zeal and fervor by the Tamilians in India as well as in any part of the world they reside. As this harvest festival is considered very auspicious, even the Tamils living abroad celebrate this festival with the wish of prosperity as well as for keeping their cultural ties with their native place alive. …

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Ganesh Chaturthi Bhajans: Ganesha Bhajans

Ganesh Chaturthi Bhajans: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ganesha Chaturthi is an important Hindu festival in India. It is the day on which Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati is worshiped with immense zeal and enthusiasm. It is believed that Lord Ganesha is present on the earth to shower his devotees with blessings on this auspicious day. This day is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi …

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Ganesh Chaturthi Cards For Students & Children

Ganesh Chaturthi Cards: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Held on the fourth day of the Shukla Paksh or the waxing moon in the Hindu Calendar, Ganesh Chaturthi holds significance in a number of ways. Firstly, it has its root in the legendary stories of Hindu epics, and hence, termed as a religious festival. Secondly, it is a wonderful opportunity for social gathering, as extravagant pujas are held at temporarily …

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Ganesh Chaturthi Myths And Beliefs in Hinduism

Ganesh Chaturthi Myths: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the popular festivals of Hindus, celebrated across India. It marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It starts with Lord Ganesha idols being installed in the house and ends with the immersion of the worshiped idols, in the sea, river or lake. Just like other Indian festivals, Ganesh Chaturthi …

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Ganesh Chaturthi SMS: Ganesha Text Messages

Ganesh Chaturthi SMS: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Ganesh Chaturthi, which falls in August-September every year, is a Hindu festival that has a huge following across India. Maharashtra, Goa and Andhra Pradesh are the states of India, wherein the festival is celebrated with great fanfare. Huge idols of Lord Ganesha – the Hindu elephant-deity – are worshiped on the day. The Maharashtrians, Konkonis and Telugu people would make …

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