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What is Shivaratri Fast? Observing Shivaratri Vrat

Maha Shivaratri Fast: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Shivaratri Fast Shivaratri Fast is considered to be the most important fast for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Shiva Purana goes on to say that if a devotee observes Shivaratri Vrata with sincerity, pure devotion and love he is blessed with the divine grace of Lord Shiva. Every year devotees observe Maha Shivaratri fast with devotion and sincerity. Though many …

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What is Shivaratri Pooja?

Mahashivratri Quotes in English

Shivaratri Pooja Shivaratri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is said that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri day pleases Lord Shiva the most. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Shankara on the auspicious Shivaratri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or salvation. Merits of Shivaratri …

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What is Maha Shivaratri Festival?

What is Mahashivaratri Festival?

Maha Shivaratri Festival or the “The Night of Shiva” is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival …

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Why do we celebrate Maha Shivaratri?

Why do we celebrate Mahashivratri?

Maha Shivratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna (Feb / March) when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord of destruction. Reasons to celebrate Maha Shivaratri The absolute formless God, Sadashiv appeared in the form of “Lingodbhav Moorti” exactly at …

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What is Maha Shivaratri?

What is Maha Shivaratri?

Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivarathri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night / 14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night …

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Why Hindus worship Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami?

Why Hindus worship Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami?

As ‘Diwali’ – the festival of light – is to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity, and ‘Navratri’ 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 Magha, which …

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How is Basant Panchami Celebrated?

How is Basant Panchami Celebrated?

Vasant / Basant Panchami means Saraswati Puja is one of the festivals of Hindus which they celebrate all over the World religiously. People worship the Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of Learning at Basant Panchami. Vasant / Basant means ‘Spring’ and Panchami means ‘the fifth day’ and thus Basant Panchami has its own significance. The festival is celebrated either in the …

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What is the importance of Basant Panchami?

What is the importance of Basant Panchami?

It is believed that the Goddess Saraswati bequeaths the greatest wealth to human beings i.e., Knowledge. People pray to the Goddess on this day to acquire Knowledge and ask to remove the Darkness of Mind and to bless them with the Eternal Knowledge. She is imagined in White Attire with the Musical Instrument Bina (Veena) in her hand and sitting …

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Which was theme state for Surajkund Craft Mela?

Which was theme state for Surajkund Craft Mela?

The Mela has been organized since 1981 with a view to promote regional cultural proceedings on a national level. Every year, a new state within the country is selected as its theme. In 2017 year, Jharkhand was chosen as the theme state along with Tajikistan as the partner country. The state of Rajasthan was first selected as the theme state …

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How to reach Surajkund Mela?

How to reach Surajkund Mela?

Surajkund Crafts Mela is the place where you can glance into the rural ambiance of India. Surajkund lies in the Faridabad district just 8 Km away from the South Delhi. The Mela is hosted by the Surajkund Mela authority every year from 1st to 15th February. Colorful Festivity is open to visitors from 9.30 every morning to 7.00 p.m. every …

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