Tag Archives: Haryana Festivals Culture & Traditions

Bhishma Ashtami: Legends, Importance, Fasting

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami is an important ritual observed by Indian Hindus as part of their respect to legendary Bhishma. As per the incidents related to Mahabharata, Bhishma is regarded as the youngest son of King Shantanu and Ganga Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, Ganga agreed to marry Shantanu only on the condition that he will never question her for whatever …

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Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival

Basant Panchami - Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival: Vasant Panchami, sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Shree Panchami, is a Hindu festival celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music and art. It is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the Indian month Magh (January-February), the first day of spring. Traditionally during this festival children are taught to write their first …

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Lohri: Sikh Festival, Bonfire Harvest Festival

Lohri Festival

Amidst the freezing cold weather, with the temperature wobbling between 0-5 degree Celsius and the dense fog outside, everything seems stagnant in the northern part of India. However, below the apparently frozen surface, you would be amazed to find a palpable wave of activity going on. People, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh, …

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Dhanu Sankranti Information For Students

Dhanu Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dhanu Sankranti marks the day when Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanu Rashi. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This  symbolizes the beginning of the auspicious Dhanur mas for the Vaishnava sect. On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like …

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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

Margashirsha Purnima: According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on …

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Vivaha Panchami Information For Students

Vivaha Panchami - Hindu Festival

Vivaha Panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival, which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya) and Sita (princess of Janakpur). It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early …

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Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Hindus

Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Household

Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on the next day of Karthik Ekadashi. On this day Tulsi is married to Saaligram. Tulsi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Hindu god Shaligram or Vishnu or to his avatar, Sri Krishna. The Tulsi wedding signifies the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the wedding season in Hinduism. …

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Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: The festival of Aanvla Navami or Amla Navami is celebrated with joy by women. Women pray for the success and welfare of their family on the day of Aanvla Navami. Aanvla Navami is the other name of Akshaya Navami. It is auspicious day and celebrated with daan-punya activities by the observers. In West Bengal, it …

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Chhath Puja Festival Information For Students

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Festival or Dala Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. Songs for Chhath festival sung by Padma Shri Bihar Kokila Sharda Sinha are very popular. Chhath is a festival dedicated to the …

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