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.

Hindi Diwas Information For Students & Children

Hindi Diwas - 14 September

Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country at 14th of September every year to remember the historic occasion of the Hindi. It was started celebrating as a हिंदी दिवस as Hindi written in Devnagari script was approved as an official language by the Constituent Assembly at 14th of September in the year 1949. This day is celebrated all through the India …

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Indira Ekadashi Information For Students & Kids

Indira Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Indira Ekadashi: Getting rid of sins committed by oneself and ancestors in the family can be achieved by observing a fast on Indira Ekadashi. The festival is celebrated during the month of Ashwin and is of particular significance to the devotees throughout the Northern part of India. Indira Ekadashi Dates: 2021: 02nd October, 2021 (Saturday) 2020: 13th September, 2020 (Sunday) …

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Pitru Paksha: In Memory Of Departed Ancestors

Pitru Paksha: In Memory Of Departed Ancestors

Pitru Paksha – Shraddha — The dark half of Ashvina (September-October) is observed as Pitru Paksha throughout the Hindu world especially India, and sacrifices called Shraddha is offered to the dead and departed ancestors of the family. On each day of the fortnight oblations of water and Pindas or balls of rice and meal are offered to the dead relatives by …

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Aranmula Vallamkali: Parthasarathy Temple Boat Race

Aranmula Vallamkali

Aranmula Vallamkali is an annual water sports meet especially for boat races held in Aranmula district Kerala. The water fiesta is organized during Onam in the month of September. This world famous fiesta owes its origin to the Sree Parthasarathy Temple situated on the banks of the Pamba River. Vallamkali refers to the boat race competition that is held during …

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Bhadrapada Purnima Information For Devotees

Bhadrapada Purnima - Hindu Festival

Bhadrapada Purnima: Bhadrapada is an auspicious month in Hindu calendar. Celebrations are dedicated to Lord Ganesha during this month. However, Bhadrapada Purnima is an exception as the festivities on this day are dedicated to Lord Satyanarayana. These festivities are celebrated with special devotion through the state of Gujarat. Celebrations on Bhadrapada Purnima: The day is celebrated with dedication throughout the …

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Onam: Kerala Harvesting Festival Information

Onam

Onam is one of the greatest festivals of Kerala (India). It is the festival, which the Kerala People celebrate together without the difference of caste and religion. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala where one third of the area is low lying, covered with canals, lakes and backwaters; the people take to their boats and …

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Muharram: Muslim Festival of Mourning

Muharram

Muharram is a Muslim festival of mourning observed in the first month of the Hijri Year. The Shia community in Particular celebrate it with great fervor and enthusiasm. Muslims, in general, observe fast, offer prayers, recite fatihas, and sing elegies in homage to the martyrs during the celebrations. On the final day Tajias are taken out in grand processions, accompanied …

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Muharram: Islamic Month of Mourning, Sacrifices

Muharram: Month of mourning

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, begins with mourning processions all over the world. Muslims of Shia sect, in black attire, participate in the gatherings in which the sacrifices of Hussein and his companions are commemorated. Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in 680 AD by a group of 72 men, women and children in the …

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Baba Ramdev Jayanti Information For Students

Baba Ramdev Jayanti - Date, Celebrations, Legends

Baba Ramdev is a folk deity of Rajasthan, India. He was a Rajasthani king who ruled over Pokhran in the fourteenth century. He was said to have special spiritual powers and considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs are his followers. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Baba Ramdev Jayanti. It is the second …

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