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North India to celebrate Harvest Festival of Lohri

The harvest festival of Lohri is being celebrated with traditional fervor and enthusiasm in most parts of North India today. Lohri is a popular festival celebrated by the people of Punjab, particularly of the Sikh and Hindu faiths. The origins of Lohri are many and it is primarily linked to the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. Many people believe …

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Legends of Lohri Festival: Punjabi Culture

Legends of Lohri Festival: Punjabi Culture & Tradition

There are few renowned legends associated with this historic festival of Punjab, the most significant of them being the Dullah Bhatti, which evolved around the Festival of Lohri. Lohri marks the end of the dreary and awfully cold month of Pos (mid December to mid January) and the next day of Makar Sankranti, ushers in the bright and sunny month …

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Social Significance of Lohri: Harvest Festival

Social Significance of Lohri - Punjab Harvesting Festival

Though Lohri festival has no religious significance but it holds a great social significance and is celebrated as a day of imparting social love to one and all. The festival of Lohri is meant to relieve people from worldly day to day routine, and make them relaxed, cheerful and happy. It is the time when people from all castes and …

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Bonfires and Bonhomie: Celebrate Lohri, Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Bihu

Bonfires and Bonhomie

Creating an aura of warmth to ward off the winter chill, there are a host of harvest festivals lined up for mid-January. So while it’s Lohri in North India, it’s Uttarayan in Gujarat, Pongal and Tamil New Year in the South, Magha or Bhugali Bihu in Assam, and Makar Sankranti in the rest of the country to add to the …

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Guru Gobind Singh: The New Panth in Sikhism – Khalsa

Guru Gobind Singh - The New Panth

Guru Gobind Singh wanted to create a caste-less society. Therefore in the year 1699 he sent out invitations to all the Sikhs to gather for special meeting on Baisakhi Day. After the morning Prayers he got up, and addressed them. He told them that the Goddess of Power wanted head of a brave Soldier. He asked one of his soldiers …

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Regional Celebrations of Baisakhi: Hindu New Year

Regional Celebrations of Baisakhi

Auspicious day of Baisakhi is celebrated in various regions of India by different names and different rituals. This is because the day of Baisakhi holds special significance for Hindus along with Sikhs. For Hindus, April 13th mark the time for New Year and they celebrate the day with rituals like bathing, partying and worshiping. Another legend associated with the day …

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Guru Nanak Jayanti Greetings & E-Cards

Gurpurab Greetings

The birth anniversary of the first of the 10 Sikh gurus is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Dev was the first Sikh guru and the founder of the Sikh religion as well. The holy festival is celebrated with great pride and honor across the world, specifically in Punjab and Haryana. The Guru Granth Sahib is recited and decorated …

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Guru Nanak Jayanti Gift Ideas: Sikh Culture

Guru Nanak Jayanti Celebrations: Sikh Culture & Tradition

One of the most significant festivals of Sikhism in India, Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev. Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 gurus of the Sikhs. This holy occasion is commemorated with immense joy, splendor and grandeur. The day falls on the day of full moon in the Kartik …

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Guru Nanak Jayanti Recipes: Gurpurab Recipes

Guru Nanak Jayanti Recipes: Gurpurab Recipes

Food forms the main attraction of any festival or occasion and Guru Nanak Jayanti is no exception. The festival is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh guru and the founder of Sikhism. Celebrations take place on a large scale in Punjab, Haryana and other parts of the world where Sikhs reside. Processions …

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Guru Nanak Jayanti Significance & Importance

Guru Nanak Jayanti Recipes: Gurpurab Recipes

The birthday of the first Sikh guru is celebrated as Guru Nanak Jayanti in India and worldwide where Sikhs reside with immense fervor and gaiety. The Guru Granth Sahib, the holy Book of Sikhs, is read out continuously without a stop prior to the festival. Processions are carried out that consist of singing hymns and carrying the holy book on …

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