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Kanya Sankranti Information For Hindu Devotees

Kanya Sankranti - Hindu Festival

The beginning of the sixth month is largely marked by Kanya Sankranti, according to the Hindu Solar Calendar. Sankranti is the time when Sun changes position from one rashi to another. This day is also celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanti. All the twelve Sankrantis in the year are highly auspicious for alms giving and charity purpose. In Odisha and West Bengal (India), …

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Naga Panchami Information For Hindu Devotees

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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Mithuna Sankranti, Raja Parba: Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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Ramzan Festival Information For Students

Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr)

Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr) – Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan The five basic tenets of Islam are: There is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad is his messenger. Offering of five daily prayers. Fasting during Ramadan. Paying Zakat, a compulsory annual tax of 2.5 per cent on savings and assets that is distributed among the poor. The Haj, …

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Vrishabha Sankranti Information For Students

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha Rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. It is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on this festival. Devotees specially visit Lord Vishnu …

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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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Kartik Purnima Information For Students

Kartik Purnima Information For Students

The full moon day or the 15th day in the Hindu month of Kartik, ushers in an auspicious occasion known as the Kartik Purnima. which has a great significance among Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. It coincides with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti and the religious day of the Jains who celebrate it by undertaking an auspicious journey or …

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Bada Osha: Odia Hindu Fasting Festival

Bada Osha: Odisha Fasting Festival

Dhabaleswar, Temple of Lord Mahadeva in the state of Odisha (Orissa) is an extremely famous and known among the natives of the state. The festival of Bada Osha is essentially a “Festival of Fasting” celebrated in the month of Kartik at the Dhabaleshwar Temple. Bada Osha Festival Date: 2018: 21 November, 2018 (Wednesday) As a custom this fast is mostly …

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Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children: is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. …

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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja Information For Hindus

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja - Hindu Festival

After the celebrations and festivities are over, post Durga Puja and Dussehra, people of Bengal, Assam and Odisha worship Goddess Lakshmi on Kojagori Purnima night, i.e. the full moon night in the month of Aswin (Bengali calendar), barely 4 days after Durga Puja or Dusshera in the month of October. Kojagori has a significant meaning as it stands for who …

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