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Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Festival

Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Festival

‘Ponkala’ is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala. The ten-day long celebration commences in the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February – March) on the Karthika star. Ponkala ceremony is on the auspicious day of Pooram star which coincides with full moon. The …

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Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Hindu Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Hindu Festival

Address: P.O. Arattupuzha, Urakam, (Dt), Kerala (State), Arattupuzha, Kerala 680562 Architectural Style: Kerala Major Festivals: Devamela Arattupuzha Pooram This festival is the oldest and most extravagant of all the poorams celebrated in Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the famous Arattupuzha temple in Thrissur district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The celebration takes place before the …

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6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

The unusually warm winter is melting into summer and falling, as usual, in the cusp of this yearly weather transition is Holi, a heady festival of colour and laughter. If you love the sights, sound and colors of Holi, then travel to some of the most spectacular places in India where it is still celebrated in deeply traditional manner. Here’s …

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Meena Sankranti: Hindu Festival on Sun Transition from Pisces to Aries

Meena Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Meena Sankranti is an important Hindu festival observed on the auspicious occasion of the transition of sun from Pisces to Aries. Known as Meena Sankramanam in South India. Celebrating a Sankranti is often marked with the donation of various things. According to specific personal needs they people celebrate the event at the onset of every month. Some Indian states like …

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Maha Shivaratri Festival Information For Students

Maha Shivaratri

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 of …

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Vijaya Ekadashi Information, Fasting, Date

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Vijaya Ekadashi is celebrated all over India by devotees of Lord Vishnu. This festival also holds prominence with life of Lord Krishna, the supreme avatar of Lord Vishnu. Perfect citations have been given in this regard in Skanda Purana making people more cognizant about their dedication towards the God. People who would like to attain salvation (moksha) by reaching the …

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Papankusha Ekadashi Information For Devotees

Papankusha Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Papankusha Ekadashi is an auspicious Ekadashi for the Hindus, especially the Vaishnavas. It is also known as Ashwina Shukla Ekadashi. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Observing fast on this day helps in abolition of all sins and attainment of heaven. The fruits obtained by tough meditations can be received by prostrating before Lord …

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Amalaki Ekadashi Information For Devotees

Amalaki Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Amalaki Ekadashi is observed by the Hindu devotees with utmost respect on the 11th day of waxing moon, which comes between February and March each year. Also referred to as Amalaka Ekadashi, ardent worshipers hold this day in high esteem. Indian gooseberries are worshiped on this day in an exclusive manner. Locally, a gooseberry tree bearing Latin name as Phyllanthus …

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Dadu Dayal Jayanti Information For Students

Dadu Dayal Jayanti

Dadu Dayal Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Dadu Dayal, a religious reformer from Rajasthan who was born in Ahmadabad in 1544. Though hailing from the lower rungs of society similar to Kabir, he was influential in creating a greater impact upon the society. Fostered by Lodhi Ram after he found Dayal floating in River Sabarmati, he went onto emerge …

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