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Is Lord Ganesha Married or Celibate?

Is Lord Ganesha Married or Celibate?

It is interesting to note how, according to tradition, Ganesha was generated by his mother Parvati without the intervention of her husband Shiva. Shiva, in fact, being eternal (Sadashiva), did not feel any need to have children. So Ganesha was born out of the exclusively female desire of Parvati to procreate. Consequently, the relationship of Ganesha and his mother is …

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Who is Teej Mata? Social Science QA For Kids

Teej Mata

Teej honors Goddess Parvati – symbol of utter devotion and love. Hence Teej is also called Teej Mata Festival in India. Both married and unmarried Hindu women observe the three-day-long festival seeking blissful married life and happiness for their husband. Teej festivities and its celebrations are dedicated to Goddess Parvati this is why it’s purely a festival of womenfolk. The …

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What is Religious Significance of Teej?

What is Religious Significance of Teej?

Rooted deep in Indian religious and cultural ethos – Teej plays a significant role in defining the true nature of relationship between a married couple. Besides, the festival provides much needed break to womenfolk from their daily household drudgery. Find out how Teej is significant in these and more ways to the women in India. Religious significance of Teej festival …

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When is Teej? Hariyali, Kajari and Hartalika Teej

When is Teej?

There are three different variations of Teej, namely – Hariyali, Kajari and Hartalika Teej. All the three Teej falls in different times and are celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm by womenfolk in India. Date of Teej Festival is decided according to the arrival of monsoon and hence it changes every year. There are special rituals and customs associated with every …

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How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his elephant head?

How did Lord Ganesha obtain his Elephant Head? STORY – 1 Shiva and Parvati story is probably the one taken from the Shiva Purana. Once, while his mother Parvati wanted to bathe, there were no attendants around to guard her and stop anyone from accidentally entering the house. Hence she created a boy’s idol out of turmeric paste which she …

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When Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad is carried out?

When Rath Yatra of Ahmedabad is carried out?

Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad is the one of the grandest event in Gujarat and it begins from the Jagdish Mandir located at the Jamalpur area of the city at the early morning and there are three completely separate chariots for the idols of Krisna, Balram and their sister Subhadra and all the three chariots bears strong resemblance with the chariots …

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What is Car Festival of Lord Jagannath?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

The Ratha Yatra or Car Festival Of Lord Jagannath at Puri is the most famous and the most spectacular festival which attracts countless pilgrims from all over India and also from abroad. This festival takes place in Asadha Sukla Dwitiya when the images of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Sudarshana are taken in a grand procession on three …

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Which is the Chariot Festival of India?

Car Festival of Lord Jagannath

Every year in mid-summer, Lord Jagannath, with his elder brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, goes on vacation, traveling on grand chariots, from his temple in Puri, to his garden palace in the countryside. This belief of the Hindus has given rise to one of the biggest religious festivals in India – the Rath Yatra or the Chariot Festival. This is …

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Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

Who are Recipients of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award?

The Rajiv Gandhi National Awards is distributed at this day by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in order to know the distinction attain by the competitors in different fields. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is an Indian award given for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace. The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of …

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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? Islam’s Prophetic War against India

Ghazwa-e-Hind

What every Indian should know about the Islamic doctrine that prophesizes Islamic rule over India and the conversion of all Hindus to Islam As per Tarek Fatah: The issue of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (Islam’s Prophetic War against India) came up for discussion on my new talk show in India on Zee News. Two facts emerged: First Islamic clerics didn’t wish to discuss …

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