Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in India

Bihu History: Origin of Assamese Bihu Festival

Bihu History: Origin of Assamese Bihu Festival

Bihu History: Bihu is the most important festival of Assam state of India. Though its inclination is more on the agricultural side than the religious, it nonetheless is celebrated with much joy and abundance by all the tribes and other people, regardless of what their faith or beliefs may be. Historically, it is believed that the festival of Bihu originated …

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Bihu Greetings: Wishes, SMS & Text Messages

Bihu Greetings: Wishes, SMS & Text Messages

Bihu is perhaps the most vibrant and important festival celebrated by the people of Assam state of India and the Assamese people make sure that they do it with splendor. The festival is not a religious one, instead, it goes beyond any such barriers and brings people closer and helps in the construction of a much humane society. The word …

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Bihu Date: Bhogali, Rongali & Kongali Bihu Date

Bihu Date: Bhogali, Rongali & Kongali Bihu Date

Bihu is the most important festival for the people of Assam, celebrated in unity irrespective of the caste, creed, religion, faith or belief. It is celebrated not once but three times in a year, the first one being Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu, also the most popular one. Rongali Bihu generally falls in the middle of the month of April …

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Bihu Dance: Assamese Festival Regional Dances

Bihu Dance: Assamese Festival Regional Dances

Bihu dance is traditionally performed during the Bihu festivals in Assam. It is a beautiful form of folk dance. Bihu is the most awaited festival of the people of Assam state of India and is the most frivolous of all the festivals which are celebrated in the state. This festival is beyond the shackles of caste, creed or religion and …

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Bihu Crafts: Lamp, Sparkler, Bouquet, Candle

Bihu Crafts: Lamp, Sparkler, Bouquet, Candle

Bihu looks incomplete without adorning your house with proper decorations and craft items. Here are a few ideas on Bihu crafts to adorn your house with. Bihu, a festival of colors and revelry, celebrates the spirit of life and is celebrated according to the life cycle of the paddy crop. As rice is a staple crop of Assam, it symbolizes …

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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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