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.

Eid el-Adha: Bakrid – Festival of Sacrifice

Eid el-Adha

Eid el-Adha – A ritual of sacrifice and thanksgiving announces a religious pilgrimage. Eid el-Adha is an officially observed religious holiday that precedes the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Islam‘s holiest sites. Eid el-Adha, is one of Islam’s most important celebrations, announcing the beginning of the Hajj, the celebrated yearly pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Muslims …

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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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Parents Day Information For Students, Children

Parents Day

Parents day was introduced in the United States of America by President Bill Clinton, in the year 1994. This was done to prevent gender biased differentiation by having fathers day and mothers day as two separate days of the year. It is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, every year. Parents day is celebrated on May 8th in Korea …

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Naga Panchami Information For Hindu Devotees

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami 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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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information For Hindus

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Full Name: Sant Gyaneshwar / Sant Dnyaneshwar, also referred to as Jnaneshwar, Jnanadeva, Dnyandev or Mauli; Dnyaneshwar Vitthalpant Kulkarni Born: Utpatti Ekadashi, 1275 CE Apegaon, Sevuna Samrajyam (present-day Paithan Taluka, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India) Died: 1296 CE (age 21) Alandi, Yadava kingdom (Pune District, Maharashtra, India) Philosophy: Advaita, Varkari Literary works: Dnyaneshwari, Amrutanubhav, Changdev Paasashti, Haripath, abhang devotional poetry Honors: Sant …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

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 people in …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

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. In 2020, …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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