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Sarva Pitru Amavasya / Mahalaya Amavasya

Sarva Pitru Amavasya / Mahalaya Amavasya - Hindu Festival

The Sarva Pitru Amavasya also known as the Mahalaya Amavasya (Maha means large and laya means destruction) is performed during the Lunar Period that occurs somewhere between the months of September and October as per the Gregorian calendar. According to the Amavasyant calendars Sarva Pitru Amavasya is performed on the new moon day in the month of Bhadrapada. It falls …

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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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Bhadrapada Purnima Information For Devotees

Bhadrapada Purnima - Hindu Festival

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 state of …

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Pitru Paksha: In Memory Of Departed Ancestors

Pitru Paksha: In Memory Of Departed Ancestors

Pitru Paksha – Shraddha — The dark half of Ashvina (September-October) is observed as Pitru Paksha throughout the Hindu world especially India, and sacrifices called Shraddha is offered to the dead and departed ancestors of the family. On each day of the fortnight oblations of water and Pindas or balls of rice and meal are offered to the dead relatives by …

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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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Onam: Kerala Harvesting Festival Information

Onam

Onam is one of the greatest festivals of Kerala (India). It is the festival, which the Kerala People celebrate together without the difference of caste and religion. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala where one third of the area is low lying, covered with canals, lakes and backwaters; the people take to their boats and …

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Janmashtami: Lord Krishna Birthday Festival

Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday - Hindu Festival

Janmashtami — On the eighth day of the black half of Bhadra (August – September) was born Shri Krishna, the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. Therefore, this day is well known as Janmashtami or Krishna-Janmashtami. This auspicious day of birth of Krishna, the direct manifestation of Vishnu himself is celebrated in all parts of India with clat and great enthusiasm. …

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What are the rituals of Krishna Janmashtami?

What are the rituals of Janmashtami ?

The festival of Janmashtami has many rituals and customs associated with it. The ceremony of Janmashtami is very simple with the chanting of mantras as the priest bathes the idol with Ganga jal (holy water), milk, ghee, oil and honey. All these ingredients are poured from a conch shell. Once this Janmashtami ritual is over, the devotees break their day …

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Simha Sankranti Information For Students

Simha Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). It marks the beginning of Malayalam calendar in Kerala. Similarly, Avni Masam begins in the Tamil month on this day. Simha Sankranti Celebrations: It’s is a day of worship. Devotees offer their prayers to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swami on …

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Raksha Bandhan Information For Students & Kids

Raksha Bandhan

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon day of Shravana (July-August). The word “Raksha” means protection. On this auspicious day women and girls tie an amulet-like thread round the right hand wrist of their brothers as a token of protection against evil during the ensuing year. The thread is called “Rakhi” and is made of a …

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