Indian Festivals

Indian Festivals are celebrated by varied cultures and through their special rituals add to the colours of Indian Heritage. Some festivals welcome the seasons of the year, the harvest, the rains, or the full moon. Others celebrate religious occasions, the birthdays of saints and gurus (revered teachers), or the advent of the New Year. A number of these festivals are common to most parts of India. However, they may be called by different names in various parts of the country or may be celebrated in a different fashion.

Dussehra Festival Information For Students

Dussehra

Dussehra Festival Information: Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is a very popular Hindu Festival, celebrated with éclat throughout the country. It is observed on the tenth day of the bright half of Ashvina (September-October). It is a ten-day celebration, during which Ramlila, which is based on the epic story of the Ramayana, is staged at various places in most of the …

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Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day Celebrations

Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day - Hindu Festival

Mahanavami is the final day of Navratri celebrations. This day comes with mixed feelings. On one side the passion reaches to its highest on this day while on the other side, devotees get emotional as this day marks the end of Navratri celebrations. Celebrations of Maha Navami varies from state to state in India. Maha Navami: On the ninth day …

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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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Munshi Prem Chand Death Anniversary

Munshi Premchand - Biography

Munshi Prem Chand, the author of the famous books Godan and Kafan passed away on October 8, 1936. In the memory of this prolific writer, many literary societies and associations will celebrate the death anniversary of the literary master on October 8. A literary giant of the Hindi-Urdu literature, he is recognized in India as the fore-most Hindi-Urdu writer of …

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Indian Air Force Day: Bhartiya Vayu Sena Diwas

Indian Air Force Day / Bhartiya Vayu Sena Diwas - 8th October

The Indian Air Force or the Bhartiya Vayu Sena is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. It was officially established on October 8, 1932. Central Air Command will celebrate the anniversary of Indian Air Force with great enthusiasm and fervor at various Air Stations all over the country on October 8. Indian Air Force Day: Parade The Air …

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Ahoi Ashtami Fasting & Puja: Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami - Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which falls approximately between September and October according to the English Gregorian calendar. Ahoi Ashtami is widely observed in the Northern states of India. It usually falls on the eight day of the waning period of the moon (the dark fortnight). On the Ahoi Ashtami day, women fast from morning …

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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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Sarva Pitru Amavasya / Mahalaya Amavasya

Sarva Pitru Amavasya / Mahalaya Amavasya - Hindu Festival

The Sarva Pitru Amavasya also known as the Mahalaya Amavasya (Maha means large and laya means destruction) is performed during the Lunar Period that occurs somewhere between the months of September and October as per the Gregorian calendar. According to the Amavasyant calendars Sarva Pitru Amavasya is performed on the new moon day in the month of Bhadrapada. It falls …

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Guru Ram Das Jayanti: Life History, Celebrations

Guru Ram Das Jayanti

Guru Ram Das Jayanti is celebrated as a tribute to Guru Ram Das, the fourth guru of Ten Gurus of Sikhism. Born as Bhai Jetha, the Chauthi Patshahi succeeded his father-in-law Guru Amar Das and preceded Guru Arjun. Though not much is evident about his childhood, he is credited as the founder of Ramdasspur, later known as Amritsar city (Punjab, …

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