Tag Archives: New Delhi Hindu Festivals and Events

Lohri Bonfire Harvest Festival Celebration

Lohri - Bonfire Celebration

Despite icy wind, the festive mood of Lohri is keep its warmth owing to its Bonfire celebration. It is an accepted fact that this festival is to worship fire. Lohri is not a religious festival, but a celebration marking the end of an intense winter and it also celebrates the sowing of the rabi crop. It celebrates the arrival of …

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Lohri Customs and Traditions in Hindu Culture

Lohri Customs and Traditions: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The various customs and traditions attached to the festival of Lohri signifies the harvesting of the Rabi crops. The people of Northern India, especially Punjab and Haryana celebrate Lohri, to mark the end of winter. Harvested fields and front yards are litup with flames of bonfires, around which people gather to meet friends and relatives and sing folk songs. For …

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First Lohri of Bride or The New Born

First Lohri - First Lohri of a bride or the new born

The first Lohri celebrated by a new bride or a newborn represents a grand occasion and immediate family members are invited for feast and exchange of gifts. Once the party is over, Lohri is celebrated with traditional dancing and singing around the bonfire. Lohri pampers women and children. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples who for the …

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Influence of Lohri Festival in Hindu Culture

Influence of Lohri Festival

Lohri is one such festival which works as a tie-up bond for various communities. The festival is celebrated with great fervor and exuberance especially in North India. Farmers celebrate this harvest festival with traditional dances and songs. It falls on the 13th January when the Earth starts moving towards the sun marking the auspicious period of Uttarayan. Astrological Influence of …

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Lohri Celebrations: Indian Culture & Traditions

Lohri Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Tradition

An agricultural festival filled with merry-making, Lohri is celebrated on the 13th of January each year, mainly in the states of Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi and parts of Himachal Pradesh. It denotes the end of the biting colds of winter and marks the sun’s entry into the ‘Makar Rashi’ (north hemisphere). Mainly associated with worshiping the sun and fire, Lohri …

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Bonfires and Bonhomie: Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti

Bonfires and Bonhomie

Creating an aura of warmth to ward off the winter chill, there are a host of harvest festivals lined up for mid-January. So while it’s Lohri in North India, it’s Uttarayan in Gujarat, Pongal and Tamil New Year in the South, Magha or Bhugali Bihu in Assam, and Makar Sankranti in the rest of the country to add to the …

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छठ पूजाः जानें, क्यों मनाया जाता है यह महापर्व

छठ पूजाः जानें, क्यों मनाया जाता यह महापर्व

कार्तिक मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की षष्ठी को आयोजित किया जाने वाला छठ का पर्व वास्तव में सूर्य की उपासना का पर्व है। इसलिए इसे सूर्य षष्ठी व्रत के नाम से भी जाना जाता है। इसमें सूर्य की उपासना उनकी कृपा प्राप्त करने के लिए की जाती है। ऐसा विश्वास है कि इस दिन सूर्यदेव की अराधना करने से व्रती …

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दिल्ली के बड़े त्योहारों में गिना जाता है छठ

दिल्ली के बड़े त्योहारों में गिना जाता है छठ Chhath has become prime festival of Delhi

छठ महापर्व अब सिर्फ बिहार या पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश का नहीं बल्कि राजधानी दिल्ली का भी लोक पर्व बन चुका है। तीन-चार दशक पहले दिल्ली में मुश्किल से कहीं छठ पर्व मनाते हुए लोगों को देखा जाता था। लेकिन आज यह तस्वीर पूरी तरह बदल चुकी है और दिल्ली का शायद ही कोई ऐसा कोई कोना बचा हो, जहां छठ …

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Chhath Puja Recipes: Chhath Traditional Recipes

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Recipes: Chhath Festival Traditional Recipes – Chhath Puja, also known as Surya Shashti or Chhathi, is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated in the Northern states of India, namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. The four day festival includes several traditional rituals like holy bathing, fasting and standing for hours in water making offerings to the Sun God. Chhath …

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Chhath Puja History: Origin & Meaning of Chhath

छठ पूजा Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja History: The festival of honoring and offering praises to the Sun God, known as Chhath Puja, is believed to have been performed since the ancient times of Vedic. Etymologically, the word Chhath is made up of two words: Chah, meaning 6 stages and Hath, meaning the science of Hath Yog (austerity). Combined together, Chhath means the process of …

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