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About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

Lakshmi Puja on Diwali is an integral part of the Diwali celebrations. This day is also known by the name of ‘Chopada-Puja’. Lakshmi-Puja is performed for the sole purpose of propitiating Goddess Lakshmi and to thank Her for the bestowal of her blessings on the humans. Lakshmi-Puja falls on the darkest night of Amavasya, though with the help of innumerable …

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What’s Origin and Significance of Karwa Chauth?

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The fast of Karwa Chauth is of particular importance to all Hindu married women in India. They believe that the festival ensures prosperity, longevity and well-being of their husbands. The origin of this festival was based on a very sweet and noble idea. Though this idea has lost its true sense as today the whole outlook of this festival has …

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Why did Gandhi fast? Dateline of Gandhi’s Fasts

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi (1869-1948), known as Mahatma meaning ‘great soul’, is regarded as the father of India. From 1919 he led the country’s campaign for independence from the British, which was eventually granted in 1947. He was committed to non-violent action, such as refusing to pay taxes, strikes, and non-cooperation with the British, believing that independence could not be achieved by force. …

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What are Legends of Navratri?

What are Legends of Navratri?

Story of Mahishasura The most popular legend has it that a demon named Mahishasura obtained a boon from Lord Brahma in disguise of a buffalo according to which he could not be killed by any man on the earth. Overconfident, he started committing atrocities on the people and set out to win all the three lokas (Worlds) and made everyone …

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How is Navratri celebrated?

How is Navratri celebrated?

Navratras are celebrated with great vehemence especially in West Bengal where it is known as “Durga Pooja“. The Hindus in Gujarat celebrate it with nine days of Garba dance. In Chhattarpur Temple in Delhi, over a million devotees visit during these days. During this period most of the Hindus go to Temples for prayers. At some places, clay idols of …

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Do all zebras have the same coat pattern?

Zebra

No, the various species of zebra Burchell’s, mountain and Grevy’s-all have different coat patterns. (So also, do the various subspecies such as Chapman’s.) Thus, although all zebras look superficially the same, scientists can tell them apart by comparing the width of the stripes and the overall patterning. Awkward target but why to zebras have stripes to begin with? You might …

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Why are zebras striped?

Zebra

This is the most obvious question to ask about zebras but unfortunately nobody really knows the answer. Looking as zebras in the zoo, the stripped patterning seems very conspicuous and could hardly be thought of as protective. One theory, however, claims that this is, in fact, so. The bold stripes may serve to break up the shape of the zebra. …

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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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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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What are the processes of Teej Pooja?

Teej Mata

Women either gather at a nearby temple or a garden where the pooja is arranged. The main pooja takes place with holy offerings of flowers, sweets and coins. A semi-circle is created and an idol of Goddess Parvati is kept in the middle. A pujarin or all the ladies together narrate the holy Teej Katha. Young girls also sit to …

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