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.

Seng Kut Snem: Meghalaya Indigenous Festival

Seng Kut Snem: Meghalaya Indigenous Festival

Seng Kut Snem: Meghalaya is also known as a “Tribal Land” with a number of tribal communities living here. As different tribal groups have different traditions and customs associated with them, all the major festivals celebrated here are based on the religious and spiritual sentiments of the natives here. Seng Kut Snem: Meghalaya Khasi Community Festival Among all the tribal …

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Pushkar Fair Information For Students, Children

Pushkar Fair

Pushkar Fair – The little and gorgeous town of Pushkar is set inside a valley nearly 14 km off Ajmer within the north Indian state of Rajasthan. Surrounded by hills on 3 sides and sand dunes around the other, Pushkar types a fascinating location along with a befitting backdrop for your yearly religious and cattle fair that is globally famous and attracts …

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Chhath Puja Festival Information For Students

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Festival or Dala Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. Songs for Chhath festival sung by Padma Shri Bihar Kokila Sharda Sinha are very popular. Chhath is a festival dedicated to the …

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Bhai Dooj Festival Date, Legends & Celebration

Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj Festival Date: Diwali, the vibrant festival of lights, brings with it a chance to revive relationships. The fifth day of the five-day festival is especially dedicated to honor the unique bond between brother and sister. Known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj, it falls on the second day after Diwali, that is, on ‘Shukla Paksha Dwitiya’ in the Hindi month of ‘Kartik’. Thus, …

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गोवर्धन पूजा: अन्नकूट पर्व सामूहिक भोज

गोवर्धन पूजा

अन्न कूट हिन्दुओं का एक प्रमुख त्योहार है। दीपावली के दूसरे दिन सायंकाल ब्रज में पूजा का विशेष आयोजन होता है। भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने आज ही के दिन इन्द्र का मानमर्दन कर गिरिराज पूजन किया था। इस दिन मन्दिरों में अन्नकूट किया जाता है। सायंकाल गोबर के गोवर्धन बनाकर पूजा की जाती है। अन्नकूट यथार्थ में गोवर्धन की पूजा का …

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Govardhan Puja Information For Students

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja Information: The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is ‘Padwa’ or ‘Varshapratipada’. In the North India, it is called as Govardhan Puja. This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once …

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Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children: is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. …

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Dhanteras Festival Puja And Celebration

Dhanteras - Hindu Festival

What is Dhanteras? The every first day of Diwali celebrations is Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is also referred to as Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras Festival Dates: 2020: 13th November, 2020 (Friday) 2021: 02nd November, 2021 (Tuesday) 2022: 23rd October, 2022 (Sunday) When to celebrate? Dhanteras festival is celebrated on the 13th day of the …

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Karthigai Deepam: Tamil Nadu Festival of Lights

Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam is the popular festival of southern part of India and is the oldest festival with splendid and elaborated celebrations all over the state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is also termed as “Festival of Lights” and is also considered the extension of Diwali Festival. Karthigai Deepam: Date 2020: 29th November, 2020 (Sunday) 2021: 19th November, 2021 (Friday) 2022: …

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