Tag Archives: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Dakshinayana Sankranti Information For Students

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. In 2019, …

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Jagannath Rath Yatra Information For Students

Jagannath Rath Yatra

This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra are taken out …

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Saint Kabir Jayanti Information For Students

Saint Kabir Jayanti

Saint Kabir Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Sant Kabir Das, a mystical saint and poet predominant in North India. Kabir was born to Muslim parents in Benaras (erstwhile Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) who turned to spirituality and religion at a very young age. Saint Kabir Jayanti is observed as an auspicious day dedicated to Kabir. His life took a major …

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Mithuna Sankranti, Raja Parba: Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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Ganga Dussehra Information For Students

Ganga Dussehra - Hindu Festival

Ganga Dussehra – During this festival ten days of the month are devoted to the worship of Holy River Ganga venerated by the Hindus as a mother as well as a goddess. Places such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh-Mukteswar, Prayag, Varanasi etc where Ganga flows hold special significance on this day. Devotees flock to these places and Varanasi with its numerous ghats …

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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information For Students

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti is celebrated in honour of the legendary North Indian saint Gyaneshwar who is best known for his intellectual qualities. Regarded as one of the best social reformers that India has ever produced, Gyaneshwar was highly influential in giving knowledge to people so that they could understand the difference between the good and bad. According to the historical …

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Narsimha Jayanti Date, Celebration, Offerings

Narsimha Jayanti - Hindu Festival

Narsingh Chaturdashi or Narsimha Chaturdashi is mainly observed to celebrate victory of good over evil. It is believed that on this very great day, Lord Narasimha appeared for rescue of Dharma and Bhakti personified in Prahlada Maharaja. Narsimha Jayanti Special Celebrations Generally this day is celebrated with fasting and worshiping the lord with the abhisheka and archana at dusk. Rituals …

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Vrishabha Sankranti Information For Students

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha Rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. It is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on this festival. Devotees specially visit Lord Vishnu …

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