Tag Archives: Bihar Festivals Legends & Stories

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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Hartalika Teej Festival Significance & Legends

Hartalika Teej - Hindu Festival

In the literal sense the word “teej” refers to “three”. Teej falls on the third day after a full and a new moon night. The important days of Teej are – Haryali, Kajari and Hartalika. Hartalika Teej is celebrated in the Northern part of India mainly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. The third day of …

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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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Naga Panchami Information For Hindu Devotees

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Guru Purnima Information For Students, Children

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. Guru Purnima Date: 2021: Saturday, 24 July 2022: Wednesday, 13 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to …

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Saint Kabir Jayanti Information For Students

Saint Kabir Jayanti

Saint Kabir Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Sant Kabir Das, a mystical saint and poet predominant in North India. Kabir was born to Muslim parents in Benaras (erstwhile Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) who turned to spirituality and religion at a very young age. Saint Kabir Jayanti is observed as an auspicious day dedicated to Kabir. His life took a major …

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Vat Savitri Puja Celebration, Legends, Rituals

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

Vat Savitri Puja: There are many fasts and rituals associated with married Indian ladies which they specifically perform for the well being and prosperity of their spouse. Vat Savitri puja is one amidst the list. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married women in almost all parts of India with great dedication and devotion. This is a special fast observed …

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महात्मा बुद्ध जयंती पर विद्यार्थियों के लिए जानकारी

महात्मा बुद्ध जयंती

भारत की पवित्र भूमि पर ऐसे कई महापुरुषों ने जन्म लिया है, जिन्होंने अपने कृत्यों और सिद्धांतों के बल पर मानव जीवन के भीतर छिपे गूढ़ रहस्यों को उजागर किया। इन्हीं में से एक हैं महात्मा बुद्ध, जिन्होंने सामान्य मनुष्य के रूप में जन्म लेकर अध्यात्म की उस ऊंचाई को छुआ जहां तक पहुंचना किसी आम व्यक्ति के लिए मुमकिन …

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बुद्ध पूर्णिमा और बौद्ध धर्म के सिद्धांत

बुद्ध पूर्णिमा और बौद्ध धर्म के सिद्धांत

आज से लगभग अढ़ाई हजार वर्ष पहले जब पृथ्वी पर हिंसा बढ़ गई थी और धर्म के नाम पर निर्दोष पशुओं का वध हो रहा था तब जीवों की हत्या रोकने के लिए मायादेवी के गर्भ से भगवान स्वयं बुद्ध के रूप में अवतरित हुए। उनके पिता का नाम शुद्धोदन था। उनकी राजधानी कपिलवस्तु (Lumbini Pradesh of southern Nepal) थी। …

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