Tag Archives: Hindu Culture & Traditions

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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Surdas Jayanti Information For Students

Surdas Jayanti

Surdas Jayanti commemorates the birthday of saint Surdas who is believed to be blind. There is difference of opinion among laureates and literature about his birth year. An Indian postal department released a postage stamp on the great poet which indicates that Surdas was born in 1479 AD and his soul departed in 1586. The poet attributes his contributions to …

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Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Information For Students

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti is celebrated because of a popular belief that on this day, Lord Krishna in the form of Shrinathji was seen by Vallabhacharya, who is said to be the founder of Pushti Sect. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Dates 2019: 30th April, 2019 (Tuesday) 2020: 18th April, 2020 (Saturday) 2021: 07th …

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Gangaur: Rajasthan Hindu Harvest Festival

Gangaur

Gangaur (गणगौर) is one of the most popular, colorful and important festival for people of Rajasthan and it is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ …

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