Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

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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Vijaya Ekadashi Information, Fasting, Date

पद्मिनी एकादशी व्रत

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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Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam: Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam - Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day fest held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattakulam in Palakkad district of Kerala, ‘God’s own country’. The Pariyanampetta temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the Goddess of 14 Desams. The image of the goddess is drawn on floor and songs are sung along with it; this ritualistic drawing is called Kalamezhuthu Pattu and is performed …

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Jaya Ekadashi: Bheesma Ekadashi Puja & Vrat

Amalaki Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha during Magh month as per Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrate the day in different parts of India as per the local traditions. Though it is known as Jaya Ekadashi in North India, people in South India celebrate it as Bhisma Ekadasi in Andhra Pradesh. The same festival is treated as …

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Bhishma Ashtami: Legends, Importance, Fasting

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami is an important ritual observed by Indian Hindus as part of their respect to legendary Bhishma. As per the incidents related to Mahabharata, Bhishma is regarded as the youngest son of King Shantanu and Ganga Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, Ganga agreed to marry Shantanu only on the condition that he will never question her for whatever …

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