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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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Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth Vrat is observed on the fourth day of Krishna paksha, (the fading phase of moon) in the month of Magha according to Hindu lunar calendar. In 2019, Sakat Chauth will fall on January 24 (Thursday). Sakat Chauth is also called Ganesh Chauth or Tilkuta Chauth. Lord Ganesha and the Moon God are worshiped on Sakat Chauth. This vrat …

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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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Dhanu Sankranti Information For Students

Dhanu Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dhanu Sankranti marks the day when Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanu Rashi. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This  symbolizes the beginning of the auspicious Dhanur mas for the Vaishnava sect. On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like …

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Vivaha Panchami Information For Students

Vivaha Panchami - Hindu Festival

Vivaha Panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival, which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya) and Sita (princess of Janakpur). It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early …

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Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Household

Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Household

Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on the next day of Karthik Ekadashi. On this day Tulsi is married to Saaligram. In 2018, it will be celebrated on November 20 (Tuesday). The tulsi plant is held sacred by the Hindus as it is regarded to be an incarnation of Mahalaxmi who was born as Vrinda. Tulsi was married to demon king Jalandhar. …

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Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

The festival of Aanvla Navami or Amla Navami is celebrated with joy by women. Women pray for the success and welfare of their family on the day of Aanvla Navami. Aanvla Navami is the other name of Akshaya Navami. It is auspicious day and celebrated with daan-punya activities by the observers. In West Bengal, it is observed as Jagaddhatri Puja …

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