Tag Archives: Uttar Pradesh Hindu Festivals and Events

Chhath Puja Fast: Dala Chhath Vrat

Chhath Puja Fast: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja falls on the sixth day of the Kartik month of Hindu lunar calendar and somewhere in the month of October or November according to the Christian calendar. The words Chhath means the number six of the Indian numeric system, as festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month. The Chhath Puja has roots deep rooted …

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Chhath Puja Songs: Bhojpuri Devotional Songs

Chhath Puja Songs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja is an important Hindu festival celebrated widely in Northern India, prominently in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja is also observed in other parts of the country such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai. This festival, also known as Surya Shashti, is dedicated to Sun God, Surya. Chhath Puja is celebrated to express gratitude towards …

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Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Naha Kha, Kharna, Chhath & Parna

Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja is a major festival which is celebrated in Northern India a few days after the Festival of Light, Diwali. The festival of Chhath Puja revolves around worshiping the Sun God and following a strict regimen of fasting and penance. Sun is a symbol for life hence the worshipers pray to both the setting and the rising sun; the …

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Bhai Dooj Festival Date, Legends & Celebration

Bhai Dooj

Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights, brings with it a chance to revive relationships. The fifth day of the five-day festival is especially dedicated to honor the unique bond between brother and sister. Known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj, it falls on the second day after Diwali, that is, on ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. Thus, Bhayya Dooj is the …

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Bhai Dooj Gifts: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Bhai Dooj Gifts - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Bhai Dooj Gifts emotes the feelings of a brother, expresses the gratitude for sharing such a wonderful relationship, reflects all the love shared and fills the heart of a sister with unmatched happiness. Such gifts are selected that are the expressions of good wishes prayers of love and more. But it is not just brothers who are busy choosing gifts …

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Bhai Dooj Teeka: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Bhai Dooj Teeka: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Two days after Diwali comes the Bhai Dooj festival. It marks the end of Diwali celebrations and Bhai Dooj Teeka is a mark of auspiciousness. According to the Hindu scriptures and mythology: “A forehead without a Tilak is worthy of condemnation and they exist for name’s sake only.” The ritual on bhai dooj is that the sisters put teeka on …

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Bhai Dooj Celebration: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Bhai Dooj Celebration

The festival of Bhai Dooj is known to be based on mythological concept. The celebrations of Bhai dooj reflects the importance of unique cultural traditions that vary with different region of India. This helps to keep the family close and brings prosperity, well being and luck. Bhai Dooj celebration falls on the two day after Diwali and is celebrated all …

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Bhai Dooj: Bhaiya Duj in Hindu Culture, Tradition

Bhai Dooj - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights, brings with it a chance to revive relationships. The fifth day of the five-day festival is especially dedicated to honor the unique bond between brother and sister. Known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Duj, it falls on the second day after Diwali, that is, on ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. …

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Rituals of Govardhan Puja Festival

Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Govardhan Puja is a festival to worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan Parvat or Mount Govardhan. It is widely celebrated in the northern part of India. This is the fourth day of Diwali and is celebrated in commemoration of lifting the mountain Govardhan by Lord Krishna on his finger tip. The day is to worship Govardhan mountain which is said to …

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Govardhan Puja Legends And Celebrations

Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is ‘Padwa’ or ‘Varshapratipada’. In the North India, it is called as Govardhan Puja. This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which …

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