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What are Legends of Navratri?

What are Legends of Navratri?

Story of Mahishasura The most popular legend has it that a demon named Mahishasura obtained a boon from Lord Brahma in disguise of a buffalo according to which he could not be killed by any man on the earth. Overconfident, he started committing atrocities on the people and set out to win all the three lokas (Worlds) and made everyone …

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Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day Celebrations

Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day - Hindu Festival

Mahanavami is the final day of Navratri celebrations. This day comes with mixed feelings. On one side the passion reaches to its highest on this day while on the other side, devotees get emotional as this day marks the end of Navratri celebrations. Celebrations of Maha Navami varies from state to state in India. On the ninth day of the …

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How is Navratri celebrated?

How is Navratri celebrated?

Navratras are celebrated with great vehemence especially in West Bengal where it is known as “Durga Pooja“. The Hindus in Gujarat celebrate it with nine days of Garba dance. In Chhattarpur Temple in Delhi, over a million devotees visit during these days. During this period most of the Hindus go to Temples for prayers. At some places, clay idols of …

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How to celebrate Nag Panchami?

How to celebrate Nag Panchami?

It is on the fifth day of the bright half of the Shravan that Naga Panchami, or the festival of snakes, is celebrated in India. Snake worship, no doubt, owes its origin to man’s natural fear of these reptiles. However, in Hindu culture, they own a prominent place. Hindu mythologies are filled with stories and fables about snakes, the most …

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What are the rituals of Nag Panchami Festival?

What are the rituals of Nag Panchami Festival?

Nag Panchami is one of the prominent Hindu festivals of India. It falls on the fifth day of the moonlit-fortnight in the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar, which corresponds to July-August as per the Gregorian calendar. Historical records suggest that the worship of snakes was wide-spread even before the Aryan civilization, when the Naga culture was incorporated …

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On which date do we celebrate Nag Panchami?

On which date do we celebrate Nag Panchami?

Nag Panchami is a popular Hindu festival celebrated in India. It is celebrated in most of the parts of the country. However the celebrations are at its best in Bengal, Maharashtra and Southern part of the country. The tradition of worshiping snake is very long in India, even before the arrival of Aryans in India. The five Nagas that are …

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What is the story behind Nag Panchami?

What is the story behind Nag Panchami?

Human beings soon after stabilizing from nomadic venture started the ritual of worshiping the nature and everything that was helpful to them in one or another way. It helped them construct a system that was derived from the beliefs in social organizations, local cults and deities. Humans thus started exploring nature and started sorting a culture to abide by. Things …

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When is Teej? Hariyali, Kajari and Hartalika Teej

When is Teej?

There are three different variations of Teej, namely – Hariyali, Kajari and Hartalika Teej. All the three Teej falls in different times and are celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm by womenfolk in India. Date of Teej Festival is decided according to the arrival of monsoon and hence it changes every year. There are special rituals and customs associated with every …

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What is Religious Significance of Teej?

What is Religious Significance of Teej?

Rooted deep in Indian religious and cultural ethos – Teej plays a significant role in defining the true nature of relationship between a married couple. Besides, the festival provides much needed break to womenfolk from their daily household drudgery. Find out how Teej is significant in these and more ways to the women in India. Religious significance of Teej festival …

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What are the processes of Teej Pooja?

Teej Mata

Women either gather at a nearby temple or a garden where the pooja is arranged. The main pooja takes place with holy offerings of flowers, sweets and coins. A semi-circle is created and an idol of Goddess Parvati is kept in the middle. A pujarin or all the ladies together narrate the holy Teej Katha. Young girls also sit to …

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