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Tag Archives: Jammu and Kashmir Festivals Culture & Traditions

Eid el-Adha: Bakrid – Festival of Sacrifice

Eid el-Adha

Eid el-Adha – A ritual of sacrifice and thanksgiving announces a religious pilgrimage. Eid el-Adha is an officially observed religious holiday that precedes the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Islam’s holiest sites. Eid el-Adha celebrated on February 23, is one of Islam’s most important celebrations, announcing the beginning of the Hajj, the celebrated yearly pilgrimage to the holy …

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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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लोहड़ी: पंजाबी त्यौहार की जानकारी विद्यार्थियों के लिए

लोहड़ी

मकर संक्रांति से एक दिन पूर्व उत्तर भारत विशेषतः पंजाब में लोहड़ी का त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। किसी न किसी नाम से मकर संक्रांति के दिन या उससे आस-पास भारत के विभिन्न प्रदेशों में कोई न कोई त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। मकर संक्रांति के दिन तमिल हिंदू पोंगल का त्यौहार मनाते हैं। इस प्रकार लगभग पूर्ण भारत में यह विविध …

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Lohri: Sikh Festival, Bonfire Harvest Festival

Lohri Festival

Amidst the freezing cold weather, with the temperature wobbling between 0-5 degree Celsius and the dense fog outside, everything seems stagnant in the northern part of India. However, below the apparently frozen surface, you would be amazed to find a palpable wave of activity going on. People, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh, …

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Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi: Holy Prophet’s Birthday

Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi

Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa – ala – Ale Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad Eid-e-Milad is here and its time to celebrate. It is time to remember the teachings of the Prophet and follow the mission the Prophet dedicated all his life to. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in the memory of Prophet Muhammad. …

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Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat

Milad-Un-Nabi

The festival of Milad-un-Nabi, or Bara Wafat is celebrated with eclat and enthusiasm by the Muslims all over India and across the world. It commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad and falls on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal month. Prophet Mohammed was born in 571 A.D. on 12th April at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Abdulla was his father and Amina his …

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Hemis Festival Information For Students And Children

Hemis Festival - Buddhist Festival

Hemis Festival — The courtyard of Hemis Gompa – the biggest Buddhist monastery in Ladakh is the stage for the famous ‘Hemis’ festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. The colorful two-day pageant falls on the 10th day (Tse-Chu) of the Tibetan lunar month. The local people are seen dressed up in their finest traditional garb for the occasion. …

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Sufi Saint Hazrat Ali Birthday Celebrations In India

Hazrat Ali Birthday

Hazrat Ali is a Muslim religious dignitary who is held in high esteem by the Islamic community across India and beyond. Born in 1238 to Abu Talib in the Kabba sanctuary, Hazrat Imam Ali was blessed by Prophet Mohammad who was also his father-in-law. During this period, Muslims belonging to the Chishti community offer their due respect to the legendary …

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Baisakhi Festival Information For Students And Children

Baisakhi

Baisakhi festival derives its name from the month of Vaisakha (April-May) in which this day occurs. It invariably falls on the 13th of April every year,though once in 36 years it occurs on April 14th. On this day people bathe in the sacred tanks, rivers, pools and wells early in the morning, dress themselves in festival clothes, and visit shrines, …

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