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What is significance of Basant Panchami?

What is significance of Basant Panchami?

What is significance of Basant Panchami? Basant Panchami, sometimes misspelled Vasant Panchmi, 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 words; Brahmans are fed; …

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Vasant Panchami: Birthday of Goddess Saraswati

Vasant Panchami: As ‘Diwali‘ – the festival of light – is to Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity, and ‘Navaratri’ is to Durga, goddess of power and valor, Vasant Panchami is to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts. This festival is celebrated every year on the 5th day or ‘Panchami’ of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs: The word Pongal, in both Telugu and Tamil, signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. Though little is known about the origin of Pongal, it is known to a Dravidian harvest festival that has survived for ages. Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise and thank God …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal: Pongal is a four-day harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated with gusto and fervor, by the Tamil in the state. All the four days of the festival (from 13th of January to 16th of January) are thoroughly enjoyed by the people. The festival is dedicated to Mother Nature, as farmers thank her for blessing them with bountiful …

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Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

Pongal Dance: Pongal is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. the fourteenth of January every year. It is a harvest festival and celebrated in North India as Makar Sankranti. It also has an astronomical significance …

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Pongal Celebrations: Tamilians Harvest Festival

Pongal Celebrations

Pongal Celebrations: Pongal is a popular harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 14th of January every year, coinciding with the Lohri of Punjab, Bhogali Bihu of Assam and Makar Sankranti of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Pongal is mainly celebrated for giving thanks to nature, for a bountiful harvest. This four-day festival is celebrated in the season when …

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Makar Sankranti Celebrations In India

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti festival holds special significance in India. It is one of the important Hindu festivals, celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the length and breadth of the country, with different names and of course, by observing different rituals. The festival marks the commencement of Sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere, thereby making the days warmer and longer than the …

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Uttarayan and Kite Festival of Gujarat

Uttarayan and Kite Festival of Gujarat

As millions of kite enthusiasts pitch themselves at the rooftops, waves of flying kites overwhelm an otherwise deep blue sky. On January 14, watch the sky change colors… like a rainbow in a glittering sun after the rain and bask in the glory of Uttarayan, when the skies of Gujarat give way to colorful kites. About Uttarayan: Uttarayan (known as …

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Makar Sankranti History For Students, Children

Makar Sankranti History

Makar Sankranti History: Makar Sankranthi, or Sankranti is a popular Indian festival. It is celebrated in many parts of the country and also in some other parts of the world with great zeal and enthusiasm. It is a harvest festival which is basically celebrated in the Hindu communities. In Indian, the states of Bihar, Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and …

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Makar Sankranti Date, Time & Significance

Makar Sankranti Wishes

Makar Sankranti is considered to be one of the most auspicious festivals for the Hindus. It is celebrated in various parts of the country with extreme zeal and fervor. In Gujarat and Rajasthan, it is known Uttarayan while in Northern part of the country; it is known as Sankranti, in Tamil Nadu, it is known as Pongal. Apart from India, …

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