Tag Archives: Rajasthan Festivals Culture & Traditions

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival Information, Dates

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival — Navratras are observed twice a year, once in Chaitra, preceding Rama Navami, and then in Ashvin (September – October) preceding Dussehra. The nine-day Navratra commences with the new moon of Ashvin and terminates with Maha Navami, on the ninth lunar day of the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees keep strict …

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Ahoi Ashtami Fasting & Puja: Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami - Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which falls approximately between September and October according to the English Gregorian calendar. Ahoi Ashtami is widely observed in the Northern states of India. It usually falls on the eight day of the waning period of the moon (the dark fortnight). On the Ahoi Ashtami day, women fast from morning …

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Bhadrapada Purnima Information For Devotees

Bhadrapada Purnima - Hindu Festival

Bhadrapada Purnima: Bhadrapada is an auspicious month in Hindu calendar. Celebrations are dedicated to Lord Ganesha during this month. However, Bhadrapada Purnima is an exception as the festivities on this day are dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana. These festivities are celebrated with special devotion through the state of Gujarat. Celebrations on Bhadrapada Purnima: The day is celebrated with dedication throughout the …

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Muharram: Muslim Festival of Mourning

Muharram

Muharram is a Muslim festival of mourning observed in the first month of the Hijri Year. The Shia community in Particular celebrate it with great fervor and enthusiasm. Muslims, in general, observe fast, offer prayers, recite fatihas, and sing elegies in homage to the martyrs during the celebrations. On the final day Tajias are taken out in grand processions, accompanied …

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Muharram: Islamic Month of Mourning, Sacrifices

Muharram: Month of mourning

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, begins with mourning processions all over the world. Muslims of Shia sect, in black attire, participate in the gatherings in which the sacrifices of Hussein and his companions are commemorated. Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in 680 AD by a group of 72 men, women and children in the …

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Baba Ramdev Jayanti Information For Students

Baba Ramdev Jayanti - Date, Celebrations, Legends

Baba Ramdev is a folk deity of Rajasthan, India. He was a Rajasthani king who ruled over Pokhran in the fourteenth century. He was said to have special spiritual powers and considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs are his followers. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Baba Ramdev Jayanti. It is the second …

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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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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by people in …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. In 2020, …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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