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What is significance of Basant Panchami?

What is significance of Basant Panchami?

What is significance of Basant Panchami? Basant Panchami, sometimes misspelled Vasant Panchmi, is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their first words; Brahmans are fed; …

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Vasant Panchami: Birthday of Goddess Saraswati

Vasant Panchami: As ‘Diwali‘ – the festival of light – is to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity, and ‘Navaratri’ is to Durga, goddess of power and valor, Vasant Panchami is to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts. This festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day or ‘Panchami’ of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of …

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छठ पूजाः जानें, क्यों मनाया जाता है यह महापर्व

छठ पूजाः जानें, क्यों मनाया जाता यह महापर्व

छठ पूजा महापर्व – कार्तिक मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की षष्ठी को आयोजित किया जाने वाला छठ का पर्व वास्तव में सूर्य की उपासना का पर्व है। इसलिए इसे सूर्य षष्ठी व्रत के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। इसमें सूर्य की उपासना उनकी कृपा प्राप्त करने के लिए की जाती है। ऐसा विश्वास है कि इस दिन सूर्यदेव की …

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दिल्ली के बड़े त्योहारों में गिना जाता है छठ

दिल्ली के बड़े त्योहारों में गिना जाता है छठ Chhath has become prime festival of Delhi

छठ महापर्व अब सिर्फ बिहार या पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश का नहीं बल्कि राजधानी दिल्ली का भी लोक पर्व बन चुका है। तीन-चार दशक पहले दिल्ली में मुश्किल से कहीं छठ पर्व मनाते हुए लोगों को देखा जाता था। लेकिन आज यह तस्वीर पूरी तरह बदल चुकी है और दिल्ली का शायद ही कोई ऐसा कोई कोना बचा हो, जहां छठ …

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Chhath Puja Songs: Bhojpuri Devotional Songs

Chhath Puja Songs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja Songs: Chhath Puja is an important Hindu festival celebrated widely in Northern India, prominently in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja is also observed in other parts of the country such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai. This festival, also known as Surya Shashti, is dedicated to Sun God, Surya. Chhath Puja is celebrated to …

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Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Naha Kha, Kharna, Chhath & Parna

Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja is a major festival which is celebrated in Northern India a few days after the Festival of Light, Diwali. The festival of Chhath Puja revolves around worshiping the Sun God and following a strict regimen of fasting and penance. Sun is a symbol for life hence the worshipers pray to both the setting and the rising sun; the …

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Chhath Puja Fast: Dala Chhath Vrat

Chhath Puja Fast: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja Fast: Chhath Puja falls on the sixth day of the Kartik month of Hindu lunar calendar and somewhere in the month of October or November according to the Christian calendar. The words Chhath means the number six of the Indian numeric system, as festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month. The Chhath Puja has …

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Chhath Puja Custom And Ritual In Hindus

Chhath Puja Custom: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja Custom And Ritual In Hindus: Only six days after Deepawali, another popular Hindu festival arrives, Chhath Puja in India and Nepal. It is a festival dedicated to honoring and glorifying the Hindu Sun God (Surya), for sustaining all life on earth and also for fulfillment of certain wishes. A period of abstinence and ritualistic segregation from the main …

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Chhath Puja: Worship of Sun God

Chhath Puja: Worship of Sun God - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja: Worship of Sun God – Chhath puja, the festival of Bihar is not about celebrations but a ritual carried down since time immemorial. Although Chhath Puja unique to Bihar it as been observed in some parts of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Mauritius, mainly among the Bhojpuri and Maithili speaking people. Chhath is also important for Nepalese worshipers of …

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Chhath Puja Quotes for Students and Children

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Quotes for Students and Children: Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess; Usha – wife of Sun God). The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. This festival is observed …

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