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Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Hindu Festivals In India: There are lots of cultural and traditional festivals celebrated by the people of Hindu religion all over the world. Hinduism is considered as the oldest organized religion of the world as well as counted as the third largest religion of the world. Each Hindu festival celebration has a special ritual to be celebrated in that way by the act of worship, offerings to deities, offering Ganga Jal, fasting, bathing in Ganga jal in early morning, feasting, Dan, Dakshina, Puja, Katha, Hoom, aarti and so many. All the people of Hindu religion celebrate their festivals by uniting together in community without any distinction of age, caste and gender.

The dates of the Hindu festivals are fixed according to the dates of the Hindu calendar, lunar calendar which depends on the sun and moon movements throughout the year. Some of the festivals of Hindu are celebrated as the historical mythology, some for seasonal changes and some for cleaning and keeping the environment safe. Some of the festivals celebrations are limited to the specific sects or Indian subcontinent regions.

There are many believes in the Hinduism because of various historical sculptures (Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and Ramayana), ancient and sacred religious text (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda), Hindus deities and etc. The birth and death anniversaries of the god and goddess are also celebrated in the Hinduism with lots of fun and frolic activities such as music, dance and etc.

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa

Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of New Year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. This festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It has become a custom to hold Kavi Sammelans (Poetry recitals) on this day. Gudi Padwa is considered one of the foremost auspicious day in the …

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Govardhan Puja 2017 Date, Legends and Celebrations

Govardhan Puja

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 was once lifted by Lord …

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Chhath Puja: Hindu Festival

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja or Dala Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. Songs for Chhath festival sung by Padma Shri Bihar Kokila Sharda Sinha are very popular. Chhath is a festival dedicated to the Sun …

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Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali: Hindu Festival of Lights is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. One …

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Bhai Dooj Festival 2017 Date, Legends and Celebrations

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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2018 Dhanteras: Dhantrayodashi Puja and Celebrations

Dhanteras - Hindu Festival

What is Dhanteras? The every first day of Diwali celebrations is Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is also referred to as Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras Dates: 2017: 17 October, 2017 (Tuesday) 2018: 5th November, 2018 (Monday) When is Dhanteras celebrated? Dhanteras is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the month of ‘ashwin’ i.e. two days before …

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2018 Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Date, Legends and Traditions

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti is celebrated because of a popular belief that on this day, Lord Krishna in the form of Shrinathji was seen by Vallabhacharya, who is said to be the founder of Pushti Sect. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Dates 2018: 12th April, 2018 (Thursday) Lord Krishna is said to be the …

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2017 Pushkar Mela Date, Location, Celebration Activities

Pushkar Mela

Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Mela is considered to be one of the most important fairs and festivals of Pushkar. Pushkar Mela along with its special Camel Fair portrays the rural lifestyle of the state of Rajasthan in India. Being one of the largest fairs in the world, this fair promotes cattle trading, local handicrafts as well as rich art and cultural heritage …

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2018 Mohini Ekadashi Vrat, Date, Legends and Importance

mohini-ekadashi-hindu-festival

Hindu mythology believes in re-birth. Mohini Ekadashi is one of the important Ekadashis that holds great significance and importance according to Hindu Mythology. It is so called because it helps a person to get rid of all their sins that have so far been accumulated right from his previous births. Mohini Ekadashi occurs during the Shukla Paksha of Vaisakha month. …

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2018 Yogini Ekadashi Vrat, Date, Legends and Importance

Yogini Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Yogini Ekadashi is one of the auspicious occasions for Hindus to cleanse themselves of all past sins and to conduct their life in a more effective manner in the future. This day is crucial for people who are attracted towards materialism and need to be nurtured towards the path of spirituality. It is regarded as the most iconic days for …

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