Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions

Karva Chauth Songs: Thali & Ark Song

Karva Chauth Songs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Karva Chauth is a special occasion for the married women in India. The festival is celebrated about nine days prior to Diwali, specifically on Kartik ki Chauth. Married women pray for the well-being of their husband, on the day. Special puja is conducted in the evening, while women sing songs on the praise of the festival. Traditionally, one song is …

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Gujarat Women get set for Karva Chauth

Gujarat Women get set for Karva Chauth: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Married women in the Ahmedabad city were engaged in applying mehndi on their hands and seen in beauty parlours to look their best for Karva Chauth. Among the most important days for married women and girls of marriageable age alike, Karva Chauth fast is observed for the long life of their husbands. Apart from tending to their vanity, many women …

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Bollywood Bahus Fasting in fashion: Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth: Bollywood Bahus Fasting in fashion - Hindu Culture & Tradition

From the ideal ‘bahus’ of daily TV soaps to the glamorous daughters-in-law of Bollywood, Karva Chauth is an extremely popular festival amongst the married bunch, who see it as a time to bond with one another. The celebrations begin a day before with mehendi nights and culminate the next day with a grand feast amongst close family and friends, after …

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Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Maa Durga

Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Goddess Durga

Different Forms of Durga: The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated with religious observance by the Bengalis all over the world. During the festive season especially in India, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped on the nine days, each symbolizing a religious significance. Named differently, each form of the deity had different goals, when they assumed their avatars. …

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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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Durga Kawach: Slokas from Markandeya Purana

Durga Kawach: Shri Durga Kawach, Shree Durga Kavach

Durga Puja is a ceremonious occasion, wherein a number of rituals are performed to please the deity of power and courage – Goddess Durga. On the occasion, the devotees of the Goddess chant mantras and sing bhajans, to praise her. One of the very ancient mantras is Durga Kawach, which is a compilation of special shlokas from the Markandeya Purana. …

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108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga, Goddess Durga 108 Names and their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning – Goddess Durga is the personification of the divine force of the super power. The Durga means ‘the invincible’, so the Durga is regarded as the ever victorious warrior of the Gods lineage. Durga is the representation of courage, strength, ethics and protection. She is the destroyer of sin and evil and …

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Tripura’s unique Durga Puja is 500 years old and funded by state

Tripura's unique Durga Puja is 500 years old and funded by state

A Durga Puja that is over 500 years old and is sponsored by the Tripura government continues to be a draw for devotees in northeast India as the royal family has kept its traditional sanctity. Tripura, the northeastern state currently ruled by the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, is possibly the only one in India where …

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Durga Puja in Kolkata: Celebrations & Pandals

Durga Puja in Kolkata: One of the biggest social events of India, Durga Puja is considered the main festival for Bengalis. It is a ten-day carnival in West Bengal, the eastern state of India. Magnificently created puja pandals are erected at every other street of Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. Every pooja pandal is unique in its own …

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Durga Puja Celebrations in different Indian States

Durga Puja Celebrations - Celebrating Durga Pooja in India

Durga Puja Celebrations: Durga Puja or Durgotsab is one of the most popular Hindu festival in India. It is a ten days long festival in which Goddess Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, Durga or Shakti is worshiped in nine different forms. It is a ten days affair in which last six days are observed with elaborate rituals and intricate …

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