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.

Kanya Sankranti Information For Hindu Devotees

Kanya Sankranti - Hindu Festival

The beginning of the sixth month is largely marked by Kanya Sankranti, according to the Hindu Solar Calendar. Sankranti is the time when Sun changes position from one rashi to another. This day is also celebrated as Vishwakarma Jayanti. All the twelve Sankrantis in the year are highly auspicious for alms giving and charity purpose. In Odisha and West Bengal (India), …

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हिंदी दिवस: क्या ये बातें जानते हैं आप?

हिंदी दिवस: क्या ये बातें जानते हैं आप?

14 सितंबर 1949 को संविधान सभा ने निर्णय लिया था कि हिंदी ही भारत की राजभाषा होगी। इस महत्वपूर्ण निर्णय के महत्व को प्रतिपादित करने और हिंदी को हर क्षेत्र में प्रसारित करने के लिए वर्ष 1953 से पूरे भारत में 14 सितंबर को हर साल हिंदी-दिवस के रूप में मनाया जाता है। क्या आप जानते हैं दुनियाभर में करीब …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन धर्म के अनुयायियों का एक पर्व

अपनी गलतियों पर क्षमा मांगने की क्षमता को विकसित करना बहुत जरूरी है। क्षमावाणी ऐसा पर्व है, जब लोग जीवन जीने के क्रम में होने वाली गलतियों के लिए क्षमा मांगते हैं। इस अवसर पर साफ दिल से सच्ची क्षमा मांगकर अपने जीवन को धन्य करें और यही इस पर्व की महत्ता भी है। क्षमावाणी दिवस: क्षमा में भाव का …

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क्षमावाणी दिवस: जैन संस्कृति में क्षमा का पर्व

Mahavir Jayanti Images

क्षमावाणी से अपने अहम को करें दूर Kshamavani (क्षमावाणी) or “Forgiveness Day” is a day of forgiving and seeking forgiveness for the followers of Jainism. Digambaras (दिगंबर) celebrate it on the first day of Ashvin Krishna month of the lunar-based Jain calendar. Śvētāmbaras (श्वेतांबर) celebrate it on Samvatsari, the last day of the annual Paryushana festival. which coincides with the Chaturthi, …

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Janmashtami: Lord Krishna Birthday Festival

Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday - Hindu Festival

Janmashtami — On the eighth day of the black half of Bhadra (August – September) was born Shri Krishna, the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. Therefore, this day is well known as Janmashtami or Krishna-Janmashtami. This auspicious day of birth of Krishna, the direct manifestation of Vishnu himself is celebrated in all parts of India with clat and great enthusiasm. …

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Aja Ekadashi Festival Date, Rituals and Legends

Aja Ekadashi / Annada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

As “Ekadashi” refers to the eleventh day of a lunar fortnight, there are two Ekadashis – one during the waning and the other during the waxing period. Aja Ekadashi is also popularly known as Annada Ekadashi. It is an important day which falls in the month of Bhadra (August-September) as per the Hindu Calendar. The day is extremely spiritual in …

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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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International Left Handers Day Information

International Left Handers Day

International Left Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers. The day was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc. International Left Hander’s Day was created to celebrate sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed …

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Raksha Bandhan Information For Students & Kids

Raksha Bandhan

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon day of Shravana (July-August). The word “Raksha” means protection. On this auspicious day women and girls tie an amulet-like thread round the right hand wrist of their brothers as a token of protection against evil during the ensuing year. The thread is called “Rakhi” and is made of a …

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International Tiger Day Information For Students

International Tiger Day

Global Tiger Day: Annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues. International Tiger Day: By …

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