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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej - Hindu Festival

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by people in …

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Kamika Ekadashi Festival Date, Vrat, Legends

Kamika Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi, like any other ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this special day washes away all sins and gives Moksha. It also helps a person to acquire Punya which is equal to that obtained by performing an ‘Ashwamedha Yaga‘ or donating a cow or performing: a sacrifice or Yagnas. …

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Guru Purnima Information For Students, Children

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. Guru Purnima Date 2019 – Tuesday, 16 July 2020 – Sunday, 05 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to …

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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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Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, Date, Significance, Celebration

Devshayani Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Devshayani Ekadashi is also known by the name Ashadh Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, Hari Shayani Ekadashi, Maha-Ekadashi and Prathama Ekadashi. Chaturmas, the holy period of four months when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep usually begins after Devshayani Ekadashi. Devshayani Ekadashi Dates 2019: 12th July, 2019 (Friday) 2020: 01st July, 2020 (Wednesday) Devshayani Ekadashi usually begins days after the Puri …

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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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Yogini Ekadashi Information For Hindu Devotees

Yogini Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Yogini Ekadashi is one of the auspicious occasions for Hindus to cleanse themselves of all past sins and to conduct their life in a more effective manner in the future. This day is crucial for people who are attracted towards materialism and need to be nurtured towards the path of spirituality. It is regarded as the most iconic days for …

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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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