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Vat Savitri Puja – Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

There are many fasts and rituals associated with married Indian ladies which they specifically perform for the well being and prosperity of their spouse. Vat Savitri puja is one amidst the list. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married women in almost all parts of India with great dedication and devotion. This is a special fast observed by married women …

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Vrishabha Sankranti – Vrushabha Sankraman

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. Vrishabha Sankranti is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Orissa. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on Vrishabha Sankranti. Devotees specially visit Lord …

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कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर, उड़ीसा

कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर, उड़ीसा

उड़ीसा प्रांत में स्थित कोणार्क भारत की विश्व प्रसिद्ध धरोहर है। UNESCO ने भी ऐतिहासिक पुरातन धरोहरों में इसे सम्मिलित कर रखा है। अपनी शिल्पकला, स्थापत्य कला, मूर्तकला, अद्भुत नक्काशी तथा सजीव मैथुन दृश्यों के लिए प्रसिद्ध कोणार्क में सूर्य मंदिर का अस्तित्व है। वैसे तो सूर्य भगवान शक्तिशाली देवताओं में शुमार होते हैं मगर कुष्ठ रोग के निवारण के लिए …

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Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the most auspicious days in the Indian calendar and Indians celebrate it with much reverence. The word Akshaya, originating from Sanskrit, refers to one that continues forever and Tritiya is the Sanskrit word for third. The day is celebrated across the country on the third lunar day of Bright Half in the Hindu month of …

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Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

Legend of Holi: Holika and Prahlad

The Legend of Holi There was once a demon king by the name of Hiranyakashyap who won over the kingdom of earth. He was so egoistic that he commanded everybody in his kingdom to worship only him. But to his great disappointment, his son, Prahlad became an ardent devotee of Lord Naarayana and refused to worship his father. Hiranyakashyap tried …

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Konark Dance Festival

Konark Dance Festival

Type: Dance & Music Duration: February 19 –  23 Location: Konark, Orissa Konark Dance Festival — The sun temple in Konark is famed as a world heritage site. The exquisite ‘Natyamandir’ or the ‘dancing hall’ of this 700-year old shrine is an architectural wonder with well-adorned sculptures in Odissi dance poses. Konark Dance Festival is held in December in the beautiful backdrop of the …

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Agni Utsav

Agni Utsav

The state of Odisha (Orissa) celebrates many festivals with lots of religious fervor and a splash of colors juxtaposed with celebration styles varying from district to district and tribe to tribe. One such festival named Agni Utsav is significantly celebrated in the state with much cultural and traditional zest. Agni Utsav: Celebrations Agni Utsav is the festival mainly celebrated by …

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Subhas Chandra Bose – Biography, Indian Leader, Freedom Fighter

Subhas Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945 (aged 48) was an Indian nationalist whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani language: “Respected Leader”), first applied to Bose in Germany, by the Indian soldiers of the Indische …

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Dhanu Sankranti – Hindu Festival

Dhanu Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dhanu Sankranti marks the day when Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanu Rashi. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This  symbolizes the beginning of the auspicious Dhanur mas for the Vaishnava sect. On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like …

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Bali Yatra – Hindu Festival

Bali Yatra - Hindu Festival

As the name suggests, Bali Yatra means a journey to Bali. Bali Yatra is mainly celebrated in the state of Odisha (Orissa). It is held on the full moon day in the month of Kartik which is considered to be the most auspicious month out of the 12 months of calendar, that coincides with the months of October-November according to …

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