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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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Ganga Dussehra Information For Students

Ganga Dussehra - Hindu Festival

Ganga Dussehra – During this festival ten days of the month are devoted to the worship of Holy River Ganga venerated by the Hindus as a mother as well as a goddess. Places such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh-Mukteswar, Prayag, Varanasi etc where Ganga flows hold special significance on this day. Devotees flock to these places and Varanasi with its numerous ghats …

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Vrishabha Sankranti Information For Students

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha Rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. It is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on this festival. Devotees specially visit Lord Vishnu …

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Buddha Poornima Festival Information for Kids

Buddha Poornima

Buddha Poornima, which falls on the full moon night in the month of Vaisakha (either in April or May), commemorates the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha, founder of Buddhism. Notwithstanding the summer heat (the temperature routinely touches 45 degrees C), pilgrims come from all over the world to Bodh Gaya to attend the Buddha Poornima celebrations. The day is marked …

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Thrissur Pooram: Vadakkumnathan Temple Festival

Thrissur Pooram

Pooram is the most colorful of all the temple festivals of Kerala. It is celebrated in Thrissur at Vadakkumnathan temple in the month of Medam (April) where the regaining deity is Lord Shiva. Situated on a hillock right in the centre of the city, the spaciously laid out ‘kshetram’ or temple attracts thousands of devotees from all over the land …

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Ramanuja Acharya Jayanti Information For Kids

Ramanuja Acharya Jayanti

Sri Ramanuja Acharya Jayanti or Ramanuja Jayanti as it is commonly known is celebrated as a mark of respect to the South Indian philosopher Ramanuja Acharya. It was Ramanuja who advocated that worship of Lord Vishnu is the best and the viable method of attaining Moksha or salvation. Tamil calendar is consulted every year to decide on the exact date …

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Ramzan Festival Information For Students

Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr)

Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr) – Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan The five basic tenets of Islam are: There is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad is his messenger. Offering of five daily prayers. Fasting during Ramadan. Paying Zakat, a compulsory annual tax of 2.5 per cent on savings and assets that is distributed among the poor. The Haj, …

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Jamat-Ul-Vida: Last Friday of Ramzan

Jamat-Ul-Vida 2017: Last Friday of Ramzan

Ramzan is the holy month wherein Muslims observe a fast. In this pious period, Jamat-Ul-Vida is an extremely auspicious day for Muslims. As per Islamic history and religion, it is the last ‘Jumma’ prayer of the month. In other words, it marks the last Friday of Ramzan. Etymologically, it arises from the words ‘juma’ and ‘wida’ which mean “gathering” and …

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परशुराम जयंती की जानकारी हिन्दू भक्तों के लिए

Parshuram Jayanti

वैशाख शुक्ल पक्ष की अक्षय तृतीया को परशुराम जयंती के रूप में मनाई जाएगी। वैशाख माह की शुक्ल पक्ष की तृतीया तिथि की रात में पहले प्रहर में भगवान परशुराम का जन्म हुआ था इसलिए यह जयन्ती तृतीया तिथि के प्रथम प्रहर में मनाई जाती है। अक्षय तृतीया को जन्म होने के कारण परशुराम जी की शस्त्रशक्ति भी अक्षय है। …

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