Tag Archives: New Delhi Hindu Festivals and Events

Holi Pooja Process: Holika Dahan Puja

Holi Pooja Process - Hindu Culture & Traditions

Holi Pooja takes place a day before the Holi Festival. This day is called as ‘Holika Dahan‘. There is no special pooja performed on the Holi day. This day is only meant for celebrations and play of colors. Holika Dahan is the major ritual performed at the time of Holi which is also considered an important Holi Puja. People light …

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Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

The Legend of Holi There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Narayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried …

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Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan

Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan

People from all corners of India, rather, world gather at Mathura-Vrindavan every year to feel the essence of Holi in the land of Krishna. People relive the legends of Holi associated with Radha and Krishna and play pranks the young Krishna played with the cowgirls called gopis. The underlying feeling of this fun-frolic was love and devotion. Even today, romance …

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Legend of Holi: Kamadeva God of Love

Legend of Holi: Kamadeva

The legend has it that when Lord Shiva’s consort Sati committed herself to fire due to disgrace shown by her father Daksha to Shiva, Lord Shiva became extremely sad. He renounced his worldly duties and went into deep meditation. Meanwhile, the daughter of the mountains, Parvati started meditating to acquire Shiva as her husband. Moreover, since Shiva was least interested …

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Maha Shivaratri Significance in Hindu Religion

Maha Shivaratri is one of the important Hindu festivals celebrated with religious fervor across the length and breadth of India. Followers of Lord Shiva consider the festival very special, as it is the time to show their love and devotion to their favorite deity. It is significant in every devotee’s life, as it also tests ones ability to abstain from …

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Dulla Bhatti History And Traditional Stories

Dulha Bhatti - History & Traditional Stories of Dulha Bhatti

Dulla Bhatti also popularly known as Robin hood is the heroic icon that is associated with the harvest festival of Lohri. The legendary figure of Dulla Bhatti also represents the glorious secular tradition of Lohri bonfire. Even today, children go door to door singing traditional folk songs in praise of Dulla Bhatti, a thief who helped the poor and fought …

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युवा दिवस: स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती पर जानकारी

युवा दिवस: स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती पर जानकारी

युवा दिवस: स्वामी विवेकानंद जयंती – 12 January उन्नीसवीं शताब्दी में विदेशी शासन की दासता से दुखी और शोषित हो रही भारतीय जनता को जिन महापुरुषों ने अंग्रेजों के विरुद्ध संर्घष के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया उनमें, स्वामी विवेकानंद जी प्रमुख थे। अपनी ओजस्वी वांणी से उन्होने जन-मानस के मन में स्वतंत्रता का शंखनाद किया। अपनी मातृभूमि के प्रति उनके मन में अत्यधिक सम्मान …

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Chhat Puja Legend: Origin of Dala Chhat Puja

Chhat Puja Legend - Origin of Dala Chhat Pooja

Chhat Puja Legend: Origin of Dala Chhat Pooja – Legend or the origin of Chhat Puja or Dala Chhat is associated with Mahabharata epic. Mahabharata has the reference of Chhat pooja. It is also mentioned that Chhath or Dala Chhat was started in the time of Mahabharata. Chhat Puja and Draupadi: Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas, has a great power …

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Diwali Lamps And Diwali Lantern Ideas

Diwali Lamps: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Illuminating the homes and premises with beautiful earthen diyas, on the festival of lights – Diwali – is a good old tradition. The traditional oil lamp – diya remains the center of attraction of the occasion. It has evolved from being a brown colored clay lamp to colorful lamp, made of different materials. While earthen diyas is the traditional way …

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Diwali Rangoli: Kolam, Alpana Diwali Decorations

Diwali Rangoli: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Rangoli is the art of drawing images and figures on the floor, at the doorstep of one’s home. With the beautiful combination of colors, rangoli makes a magnificent piece of art. It has been a tradition in culturally rich India, to draw rangoli on festivals and other auspicious occasions, as it is considered a holy ritual. It makes a part …

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