Tag Archives: Uttar Pradesh Hindu Festivals and Events

Gujarat Women get set for Karva Chauth

Gujarat Women get set for Karva Chauth: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Married women in the Ahmedabad city were engaged in applying mehndi on their hands and seen in beauty parlours to look their best for Karva Chauth. Among the most important days for married women and girls of marriageable age alike, Karva Chauth fast is observed for the long life of their husbands. Apart from tending to their vanity, many women …

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Bollywood Bahus Fasting in fashion: Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth: Bollywood Bahus Fasting in fashion - Hindu Culture & Tradition

From the ideal ‘bahus’ of daily TV soaps to the glamorous daughters-in-law of Bollywood, Karva Chauth is an extremely popular festival amongst the married bunch, who see it as a time to bond with one another. The celebrations begin a day before with mehendi nights and culminate the next day with a grand feast amongst close family and friends, after …

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Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Maa Durga

Different Forms of Durga: 9 Forms of Goddess Durga

Different Forms of Durga: The festival of Durga Puja is celebrated with religious observance by the Bengalis all over the world. During the festive season especially in India, the nine forms of Goddess Durga are worshiped on the nine days, each symbolizing a religious significance. Named differently, each form of the deity had different goals, when they assumed their avatars. …

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Durga Bhajans For Hindu Devotees & Students

History of Durga Puja: Origin of Durga Pooja

Durga Puja is celebrated with fun and fervor by Bengalis in India as well as across the  world. All through the ten days of celebrations, people in West Bengal are busy in the merrymaking. They enjoy fasting and feasting with equal pleasure. Maa Durga, the deity of courage and strength, is worshiped for nine days and her idol is immersed …

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Durga Kawach: Slokas from Markandeya Purana

Durga Kawach: Shri Durga Kawach, Shree Durga Kavach

Durga Puja is a ceremonious occasion, wherein a number of rituals are performed to please the deity of power and courage – Goddess Durga. On the occasion, the devotees of the Goddess chant mantras and sing bhajans, to praise her. One of the very ancient mantras is Durga Kawach, which is a compilation of special shlokas from the Markandeya Purana. …

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108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga, Goddess Durga 108 Names and their meaning

108 Names of Maa Durga with their meaning – Goddess Durga is the personification of the divine force of the super power. The Durga means ‘the invincible’, so the Durga is regarded as the ever victorious warrior of the Gods lineage. Durga is the representation of courage, strength, ethics and protection. She is the destroyer of sin and evil and …

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Durga Puja Celebrations in different Indian States

Durga Puja Celebrations - Celebrating Durga Pooja in India

Durga Puja Celebrations: Durga Puja or Durgotsab is one of the most popular Hindu festival in India. It is a ten days long festival in which Goddess Durga, the Hindu goddess of power, Durga or Shakti is worshiped in nine different forms. It is a ten days affair in which last six days are observed with elaborate rituals and intricate …

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Durga Puja Fast: Fasting During Durgotsava

Durga Puja Fast: Fasting During Durga Pooja

Durga Puja Fast: Durga Puja, the ten-day long festival, is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. Apart from feasting, people indulge in fasting with sincerity, in order to show their dedication to the festival and their devotion to Goddess Durga. It is believed that fasting strengthens one’s capacity of tolerance. Fasting doesn’t mean that one has to starve all through …

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Durga Puja Date: When is Durga Puja This Year

Durga Puja Quotes in English

Durga Puja Date: Durga Puja is an important Hindu festival in India. It is also known as ‘Durgotsab’ or ‘Navratra’. It is basically a ten days long festival in which Durga or Shakti, the Goddess of power is worshiped. The Goddess is worshiped in nine different forms namely Shailputri, Brahmcharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kalratri, Mahagauri and Siddhidatri in a …

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Durga Puja Legends And Related Stories

Durga Puja Legends - Legends of Durga Puja, Stories of Durga Pooja

Durga Puja Legends And Related Stories: Durga Pooja is an integral part of the Hindu culture in India. Celebrated in between September to November throughout the country, this Pooja is considered to be one of the most complex and difficult Pooja out of all the Hindu ceremonies. It is a nine days long affair in which the Goddess of Power – …

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