Tag Archives: Maharashtra Festivals Culture & Traditions

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information For Hindus

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Full Name: Sant Gyaneshwar / Sant Dnyaneshwar, also referred to as Jnaneshwar, Jnanadeva, Dnyandev or Mauli; Dnyaneshwar Vitthalpant Kulkarni Born: Utpatti Ekadashi, 1275 CE Apegaon, Sevuna Samrajyam (present-day Paithan Taluka, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India) Died: 1296 CE (age 21) Alandi, Yadava kingdom (Pune District, Maharashtra, India) Philosophy: Advaita, Varkari Literary works: Dnyaneshwari, Amrutanubhav, Changdev Paasashti, Haripath, abhang devotional poetry Honors: Sant …

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Gudi Padwa Hindu Festival Information

Gudi Padwa

Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of New Year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. Gudi Padwa 2020: Wednesday – 25th March, 2020 This festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It has become a custom to hold Kavi Sammelans (Poetry recitals) on this day. Gudi Padwa is considered …

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Ugadi Hindu Festival Information For Students

Ugadi

The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around. The flame of the forest (trees with bright red flowers that blossom during Holi) are in full bloom signifying an affluent season. It is believed that the creator …

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6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

India’s Holi Celebration Destinations The unusually warm winter is melting into summer and falling, as usual, in the cusp of this yearly weather transition is Holi, a heady festival of colour and laughter. If you love the sights, sound and colors of Holi, then travel to some of the most spectacular places in India where it is still celebrated in …

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Maha Shivaratri Festival Information For Students

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of …

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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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