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Durga Puja Date 2019: When is Durga Puja 2019

Durga Puja Quotes in English

Durga Puja is an important Hindu festival in India. It is also known as ‘Durgotsab’ or ‘Navratra’. It is basically a ten days long festival in which Durga or Shakti, the Goddess of power is worshiped. The Goddess is worshiped in nine different forms namely Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri in a long and intricate …

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Durga Bhajans For Hindu Devotees & Students

History of Durga Puja: Origin of Durga Pooja

Durga Puja is celebrated with fun and fervor by Bengalis in India as well as across the  world. All through the ten days of celebrations, people in West Bengal are busy in the merrymaking. They enjoy fasting and feasting with equal pleasure. Maa Durga, the deity of courage and strength, is worshiped for nine days and her idol is immersed …

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Chhat Puja Legend: Origin of Dala Chhat Puja

Chhat Puja Legend - Origin of Dala Chhat Pooja

Chhat Puja Legend: Origin of Dala Chhat Pooja – Legend or the origin of Chhat Puja or Dala Chhat is associated with Mahabharata epic. Mahabharata has the reference of Chhat pooja. It is also mentioned that Chhath or Dala Chhat was started in the time of Mahabharata. Chhat Puja and Draupadi: Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas, has a great power …

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भाई-बहन के स्नेह का प्रतीक त्यौहार भैया दूज

Bhai Dooj Festival in Hindi भाई-बहन के स्नेह का प्रतीक त्यौहार भैया दूज

भाई बहन के परस्पर प्रेम तथा स्नेह का प्रतीक त्यौहार भैया दूज कार्तिक मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की द्वितीय तिथि को दीपावली के बाद पुरे भारत देश में आदिकाल से मनाया जाता है। इस दिन बहने अपने भाई को तिलक लगाकर उनके उज्ज्वल भविष्य व उनकी लंबी उम्र के कामना करती है। भैया दूज वाले दिन आसन पर चावल के …

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Bengalis celebrate Bhai Phonta

Bengalis celebrate Bhai Phonta

The occasion, which is celebrated two days after Kali Puja in the state, is completely dedicated to brothers and sisters. Interestingly, the ceremony is also celebrated by other Indian communities under different names, like ‘Bhai Bij’, ‘Bhau-beej’ or ‘Bhav Bij’ amongst the Marathi and Konkani-speaking communities in the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. ‘Bhai Dooj‘, ‘Bhathru Dwithiya’, ‘Bhai Tika’ …

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Navratri Aarti: Navratri Devotional Bhajans

Mahendra Kapoor Navratri Special Bhajan: Maa Jaya Aadhya Shakti

Navratri Aarti: Navratri Devotional Bhajans And Songs: India is a land of colorful and vibrant festivals. Out of the clutter of festivals, Navratri stands as a prominent occasion, celebrated by people across the length and breadth of the country. It is celebrated in different ways, though the reason is the same – to commemorate the victory of good over the …

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Navratri Bhajans: Navratri Bhakti Sangeet

Navratri Bhajans: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Navratri Bhajans: Navratri Bhakti Sangeet – There are two Navratri celebrations in India. The first Navratri is called the Chaitra Navratri and the second is called Ashwin Navratri. The first one is celebrated in the month of March- April and the second is celebrated in the month of September – October according to the Gregorian calendar. The celebrations of both these …

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Navratri Customs: Navratri Culture & Traditions

Navratri Customs

Navratri Customs: Navratri Culture & Traditions in Hindus – Navratri is a very important and popular festival of India. It comes twice on a year, once around March-April and the second time, around September-October. The nine days and nights of Navratri are entirely devoted to Mother Goddess. Throughout this period, fasts, strictly vegetarian diets, japa (chanting mantras in honor of …

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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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Navratri Fast: Vrat Procedure For Households

Navratri Fast - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Navratri Fast: Vrat Procedure For Households – Navratri literally means ‘nine nights’ and during these nine days which mark the celebration of Durga Puja in India, different incarnations of the Goddess Shakti, Adi Shakti, or the original creator, observer and destroyer of the universe, are worshiped. The festival is an integral part of the Hindu tradition and different regions in the …

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