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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej - Hindu Festival

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by people in …

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Guru Purnima Information For Students, Children

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. Guru Purnima Date 2019 – Tuesday, 16 July 2020 – Sunday, 05 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information For Students

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. In 2019, …

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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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Saint Kabir Jayanti Information For Students

Saint Kabir Jayanti

Saint Kabir Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Sant Kabir Das, a mystical saint and poet predominant in North India. Kabir was born to Muslim parents in Benaras (erstwhile Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) who turned to spirituality and religion at a very young age. Saint Kabir Jayanti is observed as an auspicious day dedicated to Kabir. His life took a major …

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Mithuna Sankranti, Raja Parba: Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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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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Maharana Pratap Jayanti Information, Celebration

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Maharana Pratap (May 9, 1540 – January 29, 1597) was 16th century King who ruled Mewar, a state in north-western India. He was born on 9th May 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and mother was Rani Jeevant Kanwa. He was the eldest among 25 brothers and 20 sisters and was the 54th ruler of …

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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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