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.

Sri Sidh Baba Sodal Mela, Jalandhar श्री सिद्ध बाबा सोढल जी मेला

Sri Sidh Baba Sodal Mela, Jalandhar श्री सिद्ध बाबा सोढल जी मेला

श्री सिद्ध बाबा सोढल जी का मंदिर और तालाब लगभग 200 वर्ष पुराना है। इससे पहले यहां चारों ओर घना जंगल होता था। दीवार में उनका श्री रूप स्थापित है। जिससे मंदिर का स्वरूप दिया गया है। अनेक श्रद्धालुजन अपनी मनोकामनाओं की पूर्ति के लिए मंदिर में आते हैं। यह मंदिर सिद्ध स्थान के रूप में प्रसिद्ध है। यहां एक …

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Sai Teun Ram Jayanti – Hindu Festival

Sai Teun Ram Jayanti - Hindu Festival

Sai Teun Ram Jayanti is celebrated by the Hindu community across India with great devotion and dedication. It is observed in commemoration of the great saint Sai Teun Ram who is fondly called ‘Sai’. Known for his valuable teachings and preachings, the mystic saint is best known for serving Hindus towards their prosperity. People remember the great service rendered by …

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Jamai Sasthi – Hindu Festival

Jamai Sasthi - Hindu Festival

India is a culturally rich land. Many amazing festivals are celebrated here of which the citizens have not even heard about. A beautiful festival called ‘Jamai Shasti’ is celebrated in Kolkata which displays beautiful bonding of son-in-law with his in-laws. The traditional festival of Jamai shasthi originated ages ago as a part of a women’s socio – religious duty. The …

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Shab-e-Qadr

Shab-e-Qadr

What is Shab-e-Qadr? Shab-e-Qadr means ‘the night of power’ or ‘the nightof respect’; the most blessed of all the nights of the year according to Islam. In the Koran and Hadith it is referred to as Lailatu’l-Qadr. In this night, five verses of Al-Alaq, the first surah (chapter) of the Quran was revealed. About Shab-e-Qadr the Quran says: it is …

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Kottiyoor Utsavam – Hindu Festival

Kottiyoor Utsavam - Hindu Festival

Kottiyoor is a very old Hindu pilgrim center dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is located on the attractive Sahya hill range valley and is blessed with abundant natural attractiveness and the medicinal waters of the river Bavali. The Vaisakha Maholsavam festival is held every year throughout the months of May to June. …

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मूसेम – खानाबदोशों का उत्सव – Tan-Tan Moussem Tribal Festival

मूसेम - खानाबदोशों का उत्सव - Tan-Tan Moussem Tribal Festival

रेगिस्तान में लगे इस विशाल शिविर के बीचों-बीच एक खाली स्थान में कई तरह के खेल व अन्य पारम्परिक कार्यक्रम आयोजन होते हैं। इनमें घोड़ों पर होने वाली रोमांचक दौड़ तथा पारम्परिक युद्ध कौशल का प्रदर्शन भी शामिल हैं। मोरक्को के तान-तान नामक स्थान पर हर वर्ष विशाल सहारा रेगिस्तान के अलग-अलग स्थानों पर रहने वाले खानाबदोश एक विशेष उत्सव …

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Parashurama Jayanti

Parashurama Jayanti

Devam naumi ramapathim ranapatum baswath kireedanchitham, Kodandam sasaram karena dadhtatham vamena chanyena cha, Aartha thrana patum kutaramasatham kandacchidam bhasuram, Smasru prasphurithananam surathanum ramam sada saswatham Parashurama the sixth incarnation of Vishnu is the epitome of valor and devotion towards parents. Once his father, Jamadagni got angry with his wife Renuka and ordered Parashurama to murder her. Parashurama obeyed him and …

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Nav Chandi Fair

Nav Chandi Fair

Nav Chandi Fair, which is also known as Nauchandi Fair, is celebrated in Meerut city in Uttar Pradesh. It is also known to have great historical importance. Primarily regarded as an exclusive festival meant for cattle traders, it is attended by numerous people along with their cattle reflecting a colorful atmosphere. Numerous people are known to visit the premises along …

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