Tag Archives: Significance of Hindu Festivals

Tamil New Year: Puthandu Information For Students

Tamil New Year

The month of Chitthirai or Chittrai also called as Varushapirapu i.e. from mid-April to mid-May is the first month of Tamil calendar (Kara year). The month usually starts from 14th April, the day known as Tamil New Year. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the day on which Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) started the creation of the …

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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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Vivaha Panchami Information For Students

Vivaha Panchami - Hindu Festival

Vivaha Panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival, which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya) and Sita (princess of Janakpur). It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early …

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युग प्रवर्तक भगवान वाल्मीकि जी

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भगवान वाल्मीकि प्रकट दिवस पर विशेष महान योगेश्वर, महान तेजस्वी, युग प्रवर्तक आदि कवि, आदि गीतकार, संगीतेश्वर एवं करुणासागर भगवान वाल्मीकि जी पूरी दुनिया के कल्याण के लिए शरद पूर्णिमा को तमसा नदी के किनारे प्रकट हुए। आदि कवि भगवान वाल्मीकि जी ने श्रीराम के चरित्र पर आधारित महाकाव्य श्री रामायण की रचना की। इस महाकाव्य की रचना भगवान वाल्मीकि …

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Kalpathi Ratholsavam Information For Students

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Kalpathi Ratholsavam, also called as Kalpathi Chariot Festival is an annual Hindu Festival celebrated mainly in the Kalpathi village in the state of Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple dedicated towards Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi. The Chariot Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November. It is a ten …

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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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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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