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.

Quit India Day Information For Students

Quit India Day

Quit India Day Information: On August 9, 1942 the Quit India Movement began which later triggered the British leaving the country and India attaining independence on August 15, 1947 a few years later. Quit India day is observed every year on August 9 to mark the anniversary of Quit India movement. Quit India Movement was truly a turning point in …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

Hariyali Amavasya: In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by …

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Kamika Ekadashi Festival Date, Vrat, Legends

Kamika Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi, like any other ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this special day washes away all sins and gives Moksha. It also helps a person to acquire Punya which is equal to that obtained by performing an ‘Ashwamedha Yaga‘ or donating a cow or performing: a sacrifice or Yagnas. …

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कारगिल विजय दिवस: ऑपरेशन विजय, युद्ध के नायक

कारगिल विजय दिवस: ऑपरेशन विजय, युद्ध के नायक

तिथि: मई – जुलाई 1999 स्थान: कारगिल ज़िला, जम्मू-कश्मीर, भारत परिणाम: निर्णायक भारतीय विजय पाकिस्तानी सेना की वापसी भारत का अपनी भूमि पर पुनः नियंत्रण क्षेत्रीय बदलाव: युद्धपूर्व यथास्थिति बहाल सेनानायक: वेद प्रकाश मलिक (भारत) परवेज़ मुशर्रफ (पाकिस्तान) कारगिल विजय दिवस: ऑपरेशन विजय कारगिल विजय दिवस स्वतंत्र भारत के लिये एक महत्वपूर्ण दिवस है। इसे हर साल 26 जुलाई को …

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Hindu Festival Calendar 2021: Printable

Hindu Festival Calendar

Hindu Festival Calendar: It’s been said often enough that Hindus celebrate everything. So they do. The birth of gods, death of asuras, victory of the gods, marriage of the gods, the new year, new months, full moons, new moons, harvests, birthdays, initiations, marriages, deaths, anniversaries – you name the event, and it is reason for music, dance, processions, and what …

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Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, Date & Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, Date & Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi is also known by the name Ashadh Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, Hari Shayani Ekadashi, Maha-Ekadashi and Prathama Ekadashi. Chaturmas, the holy period of four months when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep usually begins after Devshayani Ekadashi. Devshayani Ekadashi Dates: 2021: 20th July, 2021 (Tuesday) 2022: 10th July, 2022 (Sunday) Devshayani Ekadashi usually begins days after the Puri …

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Simha Sankranti Information For Students

Simha Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). It marks the beginning of Malayalam calendar in Kerala. Similarly, Avni Masam begins in the Tamil month on this day. Simha Sankranti Celebrations: It’s is a day of worship. Devotees offer their prayers to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swami on …

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Vrat & Significance

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is of much significance to any childless couple as it is to any other devotee of Lord Vishnu. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi usually falls on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Shravana month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It’s one of the two Putrada Ekadashi celebrated through the year, the other one being Pausha …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dakshinayana Sankranti: Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. …

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