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.

Jallianwala Day Memorial Day Information

Jallianwala Day

Jallianwala Day Memorial Day Information: The day is remembered as the atrocious day of Indian history on which the brutal massacre happened in Jallianwala Bagh of the holy land of Guru Nanak, Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919 was the most inhuman act of the British rulers in India. The massacre took place on Baisakhi which is considered …

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Baisakhi Festival Information For Students

Baisakhi

Baisakhi festival derives its name from the month of Vaisakha (April-May) in which this day occurs. It invariably falls on the 13th of April every year,though once in 36 years it occurs on April 14th. On this day people bathe in the sacred tanks, rivers, pools and wells early in the morning, dress themselves in festival clothes, and visit shrines, …

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Easter Festival: Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Easter

Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a day of great rejoicing and merry-making. It is celebrated in March-April between 22nd March and 25th April on the Sunday following the full moon. Easter ceremonies correspond to Passover, the Jewish festival. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of good over evil. Feasts are given, sweets exchanged and processions taken out …

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Good Friday: Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ

Good Friday

Good Friday is celebrated in April-May by the Christians in India to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Lord Christ sacrificed himself on the cross for the sake of entire humanity. On this day Christians mourn Christ’s death and observe strict fast, and attend the services in the churches. St. Like’s Gospel describes Christ’s crucifixion in the following words: Then …

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Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

India is a home of many religions and cultures; every religion celebrates their specific festivals. Muslim community also contributes to Indian population. Muslims from across the world commemorate the festival of Shab-e-Barat with splendor and zest. They believe that the god writes the future of all men by accounting for all the past deeds committed by them on the night …

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Hanuman Jayanti Information For Students

Hanuman Jayanti

On Chaitra Shukla Purnima, i.e., the full moon day of March-April, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated all over the country. The monkey-God Hanuman is worshiped everywhere in India either alone or together with Lord Rama. Hanuman temples dot the entire length and breath of the country. Every temple dedicated to Rama invariably has an idol of Hanuman. In other temples also …

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Christian Festival Calendar 2020: Printable

Christian Festival Calendar

India, the land of vibrant culture and ethnicity, is known for the celebration of a number of colorful festivals in myriad ways. In this secular nation, people following different religions coexist in harmony. All the important festivals of the religions are celebrated with equal pomp and gaiety. Although Hindus predominate the total population of the country, a considerable proportion of …

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Mahavir Jayanti Information For Students

Mahavir Jayanti

India has produced many great saints and spiritual leaders. The days commemorating the birthdays or the incidents in the lives of these great sons of the soil, are considered especially holy. The birthday of Lord Mahavira or Mahavir Jayanti is observed by both the Digambra (Sky-clad) and Svetambra (White-clad) Jains on the 13th day of the bright half of the …

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Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

This festival is the oldest and most extravagant of all the poorams celebrated in Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the famous Arattupuzha temple in Thrissur district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The celebration takes place before the 3,000 year old Sree Sastha Temple. The occasion is known as conclave of Gods. It is believed that …

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