Tag Archives: Himachal Pradesh Hindu Festivals and Events

Coined for Celebrations: Dhanteras Festival

Coined for Celebrations: Dhanteras Culture & Tradition

Coined for Celebrations: Gold and silver prices may be shooting up north, but that hasn’t deterred consumers from enjoying their Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras especially has seen sparkling sales, but instead of just precious metal, customers are looking for something unique. While utensils are regular, this time around, silver currency, old coins and cars are selling the most. However, silver coins …

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Dhanteras Myths and Legends in Hindus

Dhanteras Myths and Legends: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Dhanteras Myths and Legends in Hindus: Legend has it that when Lord Dhanvantari, the physician of the Gods and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged from the ocean of milk, which was churned by the Gods and the demons on the day of Dhanteras, he brought a jar of the extraordinary elixir. Sage Durvasa cursed Lord Indra when “The pride …

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Facets of Dhanteras in Hindu Culture & Tradition

Facets of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Facets of Dhanteras: Come autumn with its lavish harvest and cool breezes, and for the people of India, its time to revel in various festivities. One of these festivals is the Dhanteras, also known as ‘Dhantrayodashi’ or ‘Dhanvantari Triodasi’ dedicated to the celebration of Goddess Lakshmi. The festival, observed two days before Diwali is considered to herald the onset of …

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Story of Dhanteras: Related Legends, Celebration

Story of Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Story of Dhanteras: Related Legends, Celebration: Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival. Dhanteras Festival, also known as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”, falls on the auspicious thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin. In the word Dhanteras, “Dhan” stands for wealth. On Dhanteras, the “Owl” form of the Goddess Laxmi is worshiped …

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Dhanteras Celebrations and Legends in Hindus

Dhanteras: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Dhanteras Celebrations and Legends in Hindus: The festival of Dhanteras is also known as Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi (Dhanwantari Trayodashi). This festival marks the beginning of the Diwali celebrations and that is why, it is considered the first day of five days long festivities of Diwali. The term ‘Dhanteras’ consists of two factors ‘dhan’, which means wealth and ‘teras’, which …

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Rama Navami Celebrations in Chaitra Navratri

Ram Navami Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Rama Navami Celebrations: Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrated with fun and religious fervor by Hindus across different parts of India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most worshiped Hindu Gods. He is regarded as the epitome of humankind, the ideal son, husband and father. Every year, Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of …

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Significance of Shivaratri in Hindu Devotees

Significance of Shivratri: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Significance of Shivaratri in Hindu Devotees – The festival has been accorded lot of significance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivaratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha. Significance of Shivaratri in Hinduism Festival of Maha Shivaratri has tremendous significance in Hinduism. According to sacred …

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Maha Shivaratri Pooja At Home And Temples

What is Maha Shivaratri?

Maha Shivaratri Pooja At Home And Temples – Maha Shivaratri is a ceremonious occasion celebrated with religious fervor by Hindus all over India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the festival involves fasting and rigorous vigil in the night. Devotees of the deity get up early in the morning, take a holy bath and then indulge themselves in the merrymaking, which is …

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Maha Shivaratri Rituals in Hindu Religion

Maha Shivaratri Rituals: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Maha Shivaratri Rituals: Maha Shivaratri celebrations in India are marked with immense devotion, colorful rituals and religious fervor. The Hindus across the length and breadth of the country celebrate the festival with gusto. Fasting and night vigil are the highlights of Maha Shivaratri. The devotees would observe a stringent fast and sing bhajans all through the night, during the festival. …

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