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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. 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 one of the foremost auspicious day in the …

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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

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 deeply traditional manner. Here’s …

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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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मकर संक्रांति पर विद्यार्थियों और बच्चों के लिए जानकारी

मकर संक्रांति

मकर संक्रांति हिंदू धर्म का प्रमुख त्यौहार है। यह पर्व पूरे भारत में किसी न किसी रूप में मनाया जाता है। पौष मास में जब सूर्य मकर राशि पर आता है तब इस संक्रांति को मनाया जाता है। यह त्यौहार अधिकतर जनवरी माह की चौदह तारीख को मनाया जाता है। कभी-कभी यह त्यौहार बारह, तेरह या पंद्रह को भी हो …

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Makar Sankranti Festival Information For Kids

Makar Sankranti

People buying kites on the occasion of 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 …

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Pongal: Harvest Festival Info For Students

Pongal

Pongal is an important festival in India, with prayers to the Sun God on this occasion. Pongal is one of such highly revered festivals celebrated in Tamil Nadu to mark the harvesting of crops by farmers. The house is cleaned, and all maintenance jobs are done before this festival. Held in the middle of January, it is the time when …

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