Tag Archives: Maharashtra Festivals Culture & Traditions

Shivaji Jayanti: Chhatrapati Shivaji Birth Anniversary

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19th February. Shivaji Jayanti or the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on a majestic scale in Maharashtra. Shivaji was born on 19th February, 1627. His parents Jijabai and Shahaji Bhonsle named him Shivaji after local Goddess Shivai. Shivaji was the creator of the Maratha nation. He was instrumental in uniting the Maratha chiefs of …

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Valentine’s Day Festival Information For Students

Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day — There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note …

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Makar Sankranti Festival Information For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South …

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Hanukkah Festival Information For Students

Hanukkah - Jewish Festival

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival that occurs in December (the Hebrew month Kislev), also spelled Chanukah, (also called The Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, Feast of the Maccabees) marks the reconsecration of the Temple of Jerusalem (Israel) after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks c.165 BC. A miracle recorded in the Talmud – the burning of a day’s supply …

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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on the day …

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Halloween Festival Information For Students

Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration, but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland‘s Great Famine of the 1840s. …

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Dussehra Festival Information For Students

Dussehra

Dussehra / Vijay Dashmi / Mohani Naka Dasara Festival Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is a very popular Hindu Festival, celebrated with éclat throughout the country. It is observed on the tenth day of the bright half of Ashvina (September-October). It is a ten-day celebration, during which Ramlila, which is based on the epic story of the Ramayana, is staged at …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

अपनी गलतियों पर क्षमा मांगने की क्षमता को विकसित करना बहुत जरूरी है। क्षमावाणी ऐसा पर्व है, जब लोग जीवन जीने के क्रम में होने वाली गलतियों के लिए क्षमा मांगते हैं। इस अवसर पर साफ दिल से सच्ची क्षमा मांगकर अपने जीवन को धन्य करें और यही इस पर्व की महत्ता भी है। क्षमावाणी दिवस: क्षमा में भाव का …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन संस्कृति में क्षमा का पर्व

Mahavir Jayanti Images

क्षमावाणी से अपने अहम को करें दूर Kshamavani (क्षमावाणी) or “Forgiveness Day” is a day of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of Jainism. Digambaras (दिगंबर) celebrate it on the first day of Ashvin Krishna month of the lunar-based Jain calendar. Śvētāmbaras (श्वेतांबर) celebrate it on Samvatsari, the last day of the annual Paryushana festival. which coincides with the Chaturthi, …

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Bhadrapada Purnima Information For Devotees

Bhadrapada Purnima - Hindu Festival

Bhadrapada is an auspicious month in Hindu calendar. Celebrations are dedicated to Lord Ganesha during this month. However, Bhadrapada Purnima is an exception as the festivities on this day are dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana. These festivities are celebrated with special devotion through the state of Gujarat. Celebrations on Bhadrapada Purnima: The day is celebrated with dedication throughout the state of …

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