Tag Archives: Significance of Hindu Festivals

Gangaur: Rajasthan Hindu Harvest Festival

Gangaur

Gangaur (गणगौर) is one of the most popular, colorful and important festival for people of Rajasthan and it is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ …

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Dadu Dayal Jayanti Information For Students

Dadu Dayal Jayanti

Dadu Dayal Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Dadu Dayal, a religious reformer from Rajasthan who was born in Ahmadabad in 1544. Though hailing from the lower rungs of society similar to Kabir, he was influential in creating a greater impact upon the society. Fostered by Lodhi Ram after he found Dayal floating in River Sabarmati, he went onto emerge …

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Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam: Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam - Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day fest held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattakulam in Palakkad district of Kerala, ‘God’s own country’. The Pariyanampetta temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the Goddess of 14 Desams. The image of the goddess is drawn on floor and songs are sung along with it; this ritualistic drawing is called Kalamezhuthu Pattu and is performed …

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Bhishma Ashtami: Legends, Importance, Fasting

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami is an important ritual observed by Indian Hindus as part of their respect to legendary Bhishma. As per the incidents related to Mahabharata, Bhishma is regarded as the youngest son of King Shantanu and Ganga Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, Ganga agreed to marry Shantanu only on the condition that he will never question her for whatever …

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मकर संक्रांति पर विद्यार्थियों और बच्चों के लिए जानकारी

मकर संक्रांति

मकर संक्रांति हिंदू धर्म का प्रमुख त्यौहार है। यह पर्व पूरे भारत में किसी न किसी रूप में मनाया जाता है। पौष मास में जब सूर्य मकर राशि पर आता है तब इस संक्रांति को मनाया जाता है। यह त्यौहार अधिकतर जनवरी माह की चौदह तारीख को मनाया जाता है। कभी-कभी यह त्यौहार बारह, तेरह या पंद्रह को भी हो …

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लोहड़ी: पंजाबी त्यौहार की जानकारी विद्यार्थियों के लिए

लोहड़ी

मकर संक्रांति से एक दिन पूर्व उत्तर भारत विशेषतः पंजाब में लोहड़ी का त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। किसी न किसी नाम से मकर संक्रांति के दिन या उससे आस-पास भारत के विभिन्न प्रदेशों में कोई न कोई त्यौहार मनाया जाता है। मकर संक्रांति के दिन तमिल हिंदू पोंगल का त्यौहार मनाते हैं। इस प्रकार लगभग पूर्ण भारत में यह विविध …

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Lohri: Sikh Festival, Bonfire Harvest Festival

Lohri Festival

Amidst the freezing cold weather, with the temperature wobbling between 0-5 degree Celsius and the dense fog outside, everything seems stagnant in the northern part of India. However, below the apparently frozen surface, you would be amazed to find a palpable wave of activity going on. People, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh, …

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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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