Tag Archives: West Bengal Festivals Legends & Stories

Sufi Saint Hazrat Ali Birthday Celebrations

Hazrat Ali Birthday

Hazrat Ali is a Muslim religious dignitary who is held in high esteem by the Islamic community across India and beyond. Born in 1238 to Abu Talib in the Kabba sanctuary, Hazrat Imam Ali was blessed by Prophet Mohammad who was also his father-in-law. During this period, Muslims belonging to the Chishti community offer their due respect to the legendary …

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Chinese Valentine’s Day: Qi Qiao Jie Festival

Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese Valentine’s Day: Valentine’s Day, the annual tribute to romantic love, is fast approaching. Florists, card shops, and chocolate vendors are all doing a raging business as lovers rush to purchase tokens of their affection. The Chinese also have a day devoted to love. Qi Qiao Jie, or the seventh eve, is often referred to as Chinese Valentine’s Day. While …

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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on the day …

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Jagadhatri Puja Festival Information For Students

Jagadhatri Puja: Hindu Festival

Jagadhatri Puja is one of the important festivals celebrated mainly in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. Devotees worship and celebrate reincarnation of Goddess Durga in the name of Jagadhatri and create the splendid ambiance with high festive spirits. The festival is also celebrated at Chandannagar, Krishnanagar, Nadia and Kolkata after Durga Puja and Kali Puja in the month of …

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Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi: Holy Prophet’s Birthday

Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi

Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa – ala – Ale Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi is here and its time to celebrate. It is time to remember the teachings of the Prophet and follow the mission the Prophet dedicated all his life to. Eid-e-Milad-Un-Nabi is celebrated in the memory of Prophet Muhammad. …

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Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat

Milad-Un-Nabi

The festival of Milad-un-Nabi, or Bara Wafat is celebrated with eclat and enthusiasm by the Muslims all over India and across the world. It commemorates the birthday of Hazrat Muhammad and falls on the twelfth day of Rabi-ul-Awwal month. Milad-Un-Nabi: Islam Festival Bara Wafat Prophet Mohammed was born in 571 A.D. on 12th April at Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Abdulla was …

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Eid-e-Milad: Islam Festival Maulid & Barah Wafat

Eid-e-Milad

Eid-e-Milad – Allahuma salli ala Muhammadin wa – ala – Ale Muhammad O God! Shower thy blessings on Muhammad and the descendants of Muhammad Eid-e-Milad is here and its time to celebrate. It is time to remember the teachings of the Prophet and follow the mission the Prophet dedicated all his life to. Eid-e-Milad is celebrated in the memory of …

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Navratri / Durga Puja Festival Information, Dates

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival — Navratras are observed twice a year, once in Chaitra, preceding Rama Navami, and then in Ashvin (September – October) preceding Dussehra. The nine-day Navratra commences with the new moon of Ashvin and terminates with Maha Navami, on the ninth lunar day of the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees keep strict …

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Tula Sankranti: Garvana Sankranti, Garbhana

Tula Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Tula Sankranti is one of the twelve sankrantis of a Hindu Panchang or calendar. Tula Sankranti is also known as Garbhana or Garvana Sankranti. It is celebrated as an auspicious occasion on the first day of the Kartika month in the Hindu Solar panchang. It also coincides with Mahastami. All over India, Tula Sankranti is celebrated with significance attached to …

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Vishwakarma Puja Information For Students

Vishwakarma Puja - Hindu Festival

Vishwakarma Puja Information For Students: Vishwakarma is known as the divine Engineer since the Puranic age. As a mark of reverence he is not only worshiped by the engineering community but also by all other professionals. This festival is celebrated in the month of September. On this day all the workers in the workshops and offices worship their tools and …

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