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.

Surdas Jayanti Information For Students

Surdas Jayanti

Surdas Jayanti commemorates the birthday of saint Surdas who is believed to be blind. There is difference of opinion among laureates and literature about his birth year. An Indian postal department released a postage stamp on the great poet which indicates that Surdas was born in 1479 AD and his soul departed in 1586. The poet attributes his contributions to …

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May Day Information, Description And History

May Day Information, Description And History

May Day celebrates the coming of spring. In most of the United Kingdom, this is an official public holiday. May Day is celebrated on May 1 in the United States. In the United Kingdom (Britain and Ireland) it is celebrated on the first Monday in May. May Day Description Warmth and fertility, green grass, blooming trees and a profusion of flowers …

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Varuthini Ekadashi, Baruthani Ekadashi Information

Varuthini Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi also known as Baruthani Ekadashi usually falls on Ekadashi during the month of Chaitra or Vaishakha. Prayers and rituals mark this day and devotees worship Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu in a special way. Varuthini Ekadashi / Baruthani Ekadashi Dates: 2019: 30th April, 2019 (Tuesday) 2020: 18th April, 2020 (Saturday) Scriptural Reference A reference of this Ekadashi has …

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Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Information For Students

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti

Vallabh Acharya Jayanti is celebrated because of a popular belief that on this day, Lord Krishna in the form of Shrinathji was seen by Vallabhacharya, who is said to be the founder of Pushti Sect. Vallabhacharya Jayanti is observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada. Vallabh Acharya Jayanti Dates 2019: 30th April, 2019 (Tuesday) 2020: 18th April, 2020 (Saturday) 2021: 07th …

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Manav Ekta Diwas, Human Unity Day: 24 April

Manav Ekta Diwas, Human Unity Day - 24 April

Every year April 24th is celebrated as Manav Ekta Diwas or Human Unity Day in whole Nirankari world. The day is the anniversary of the sacrifice by Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji for the entire Humanity. Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji was a great saint who preached human brotherhood through spiritual awakening of masses. Since his assassination, people all over the world …

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जलियाँवाला बाग स्मृति-दिवस पर जानकारी

जलियाँवाला बाग स्मृति-दिवस Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Day

13 अप्रैल को देश भर में बैसाखी का त्यौहार बड़ी धूमधाम के साथ मनाया जाता है लेकिन 1919 का जलियांवाला बाग़ काण्ड भी इसी दिन से जुड़ा हुआ है जिसने समूचे भारत को हिला कर रख दिया था। उन दिनों भारत पर ब्रिटिश आधिपत्य था। देश पराधीन था। 1919 में रॉलेक्ट एक्ट के विरोध में संपूर्ण भारत में प्रदर्शन हो …

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Gangaur: Rajasthan Hindu Harvest Festival

Gangaur

Gangaur (गणगौर) is one of the most popular, colorful and important festival for people of Rajasthan and it is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. The word ‘Gangaur’ is literally made up of two words, ‘Gana’ …

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Mewar Festival Information For Travelers

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

An exhilarating welcome to spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colorfully attired women carrying the images of the goddess Gauri make their way to the lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on …

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Hola Mahalla Sikh Festival Information

Hola Mahalla

Hola Mahalla (also Hola Mohalla or simply Hola) is a Sikh festival which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar (calendar is a solar calendar that was adopted by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to determine the dates for important Sikh events. The calendar is accepted in about 90% of the gurudwaras …

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