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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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Chhath Puja: Worship of Sun God – Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja: Worship of Sun God - Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath puja, the festival of Bihar is not about celebrations but a ritual carried down since time immemorial. Although Chhath Puja unique to Bihar it as been observed in some parts of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Mauritius, mainly among the Bhojpuri and Maithili speaking people. Chhath is also important for Nepalese worshipers of the Sun god as well as in …

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Tula Sankranti – Hindu Festival

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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Durga Puja Greetings For Facebook, WhatsApp

Durga Puja Greetings

Durga Puja Greetings For Facebook, WhatsApp: Durga Pooja is one of the major Hindu festivals in India. It is celebrated with great pomp and show in the northern states of the country like West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and eastern states of Tripura. The atmosphere in these states turns completely festive and people over enthusiastically participate in every little …

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Kanya Sankranti – Hindu Festival

Kanya Sankranti - Hindu Festival

The beginning of the sixth month is largely marked by Kanya Sankranti, according to the Hindu Solar Calendar. Sankranti is the time when Sun changes position from one rashi to another. This day is also celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanti. All the twelve Sankrantis in the year are highly auspicious for alms giving and charity purpose. In Orissa and West Bengal, Biswakarma …

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Naga Panchami – Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. It is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra

This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra are taken out …

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Mithuna Sankranti – Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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