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.

Mokshada Ekadashi Date, Vrat & Rituals

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 Dates: 2023: 22nd December, 2023 (Friday) 2022: 03 – 04th …

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Dhanu Sankranti Information For Students

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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Manipur Sangai Festival, Imphal, Manipur

Manipur Sangai Festival, Imphal, Manipur

Every year the State of Manipur celebrates the “Manipur Sangai Festival” from 21 to 30 November. The ‘Festival’ is named after the State animal, Sangai, the brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur. It started in the year 2010 and has grown over the years into a big platform for Manipur to showcase its rich tradition and culture to the world. …

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Dadri Mela, Ballia Town, Uttar Pradesh

Dadri Mela, Ballia Town, Uttar Pradesh

Dadri Mela: India is a land of innumerable festivals, in pace with the cycle of the seasons. These proceed with sowings and harvesting and around them have grown legends, most of them portraying the victory of good over evil. These fairs and festivals impart color and gaiety to life of the Indians. Dadri Mela, Ballia Town, Uttar Pradesh The Indian …

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Chandrabhaga Fair: Jhalrapatan Cattle Fair

Chandrabhaga Fair: Jhalrapatan, Jhalawar cattle fair

Chandrabhaga fair is held in Jhalrapatan, which is six kilometer far from Jhalawar. Waterway Chadrabhaga streams next to and individuals take a sacred dunk in the stream. This reasonable is held in the propitious day of “kartik purnima”, when a huge number of explorers take a dunk in the water. The heavenly dunk in the water is for the most …

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Utpanna Ekadashi Information For Hindus

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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Kalpathi Ratholsavam: Chariot Festival

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Kalpathi Ratholsavam, also called as Kalpathi Chariot Festival is an annual Hindu Festival celebrated mainly in the Kalpathi village in the state of Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple dedicated towards Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi. Kalpathi Ratholsavam: Chariot Festival The Chariot Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November. …

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Nongkrem Dance Festival of Meghalaya

Nongkrem Dance Festival of Meghalaya

The Nongkrem Dance Festival is an extremely popular religious festival celebrated in the state of Meghalaya located in the North eastern zone of India. The festival is generally celebrated in the month of November. It lasts for about five days during the autumn season amidst chilling winters. It is the most popular festival for the inhabitants of Khasi hills. It …

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