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मकर संक्रांति – Hindu Festival Makar Sankranti in Hindi

मकर संक्रांति

मकर संक्रांति हिंदू धर्म का प्रमुख त्यौहार है। यह पर्व पूरे भारत में किसी न किसी रूप में मनाया जाता है। पौष मास में जब सूर्य मकर राशि पर आता है तब इस संक्रांति को मनाया जाता है। यह त्यौहार अधिकतर जनवरी माह की चौदह तारीख को मनाया जाता है। कभी-कभी यह त्यौहार बारह, तेरह या पंद्रह को भी हो …

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Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima – Hindu Festival

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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Mokshada Ekadashi – Hindu Festival

Mokshada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Mokshada Ekadashi falls on the eleventh Lunar day (hence the name Ekadashi) during the waxing phase of the moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Margashirsha (Agrahayana) according to the Hindu lunar calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, this is roughly in the month of November or December. Mokshada Ekadashi – Origin and Significance Mokshada Ekadashi is regarded as an …

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Utpanna Ekadashi – Hindu Festival

Utpanna Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

In North India, Utpanna Ekadashi falls in the month of Margashirsh but according to the Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka calendars it occurs in the Kartik month. In the Tamil calendar, the month is Aippasi while it is Thulam in the Malayalam calendar. Along with Lord Vishnu, Ekadashi Mata is also worshiped on this day. All Hindus who plan to observe …

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Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

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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Significance of Diwali in Hinduism

Significance of Diwali in Hinduism

The festival marks the victory of good over evil, and uplifting of spiritual darkness. Symbolically it marks the homecoming of goodwill and faith after an absence, as suggested by the Ramayana. On the day of Diwali, many wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks. Some North Indian business communities start their financial year on Diwali and new account books …

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Rituals of Govardhan Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

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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Dhanteras Myths and Legends: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Dhanteras Myths and Legends: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Legend has it that when Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the Gods and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged from the ocean of milk, which was churned by the Gods and the demons on the day of Dhanteras, he brought a jar of the extraordinary elixir. Sage Durvasa cursed Lord Indra when “The pride of wealth entered his head” which …

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Story of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Story of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin. In the word Dhanteras, “Dhan” stands for wealth. On Dhanteras, the “Owl” form of the Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. …

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Chhoti Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhoti Diwali: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Diwali is a festival, which brings a series of festivals with it. One after another we get a chance to celebrate five festivals together. Narak Chaturdashi is one of these festivals and it is celebrated on the second day of Diwali celebrations, just one day before the actual Diwali celebrations. The Narak Chaturdashi, falls on the fourteenth day of the …

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