Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Religious Festival

Attukal Pongala: Kerala Hindu Religious Festival

‘Attukal Pongala’ is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in the southern part of Kerala. The ten-day- long celebration commences in the Malayalam month of Makaram-Kumbham (February – March) on the Karthika star. Ponkala ceremony is on the auspicious day of Pooram star which coincides with full moon. …

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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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सफला एकादशी Saphala Ekadashi: महत्व और व्रत

सफला एकादशी Saphala Ekadashi: महत्व और व्रत

सफला एकादशी व्रत (Saphala Ekadashi) 2021 साल की अंतिम एकादशी के रूप में 30 दिसंबर दिन गुरुवार को मनाई जाएगी और यह व्रत हर वर्ष पौष मास के कृष्ण पक्ष की एकादशी तिथि को आता है। इस दिन भगवान विष्णु और माता लक्ष्मी की पूजा का विधान है। जैसा कि इसके नाम से पता चल रहा है कि यह व्रत …

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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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Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Information, Celebration

Mokshada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Mokshada Ekadashi falls on the eleventh Lunar day (hence the name Ekadashi) during the waxing phase of the moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Margashirsha (Agrahayana) according to the Hindu lunar calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, this is roughly in the month of November or December. Mokshada Ekadashi Dates 2021: 14th December, 2021 (Tuesday) 2022: 03 – 04th …

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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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Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Prabodhani Ekadashi Date

Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Prabodhani Ekadashi Date

Dev Uthani Ekadashi, Prabodhani Ekadashi Date: On the 11th Day or Ekadashi of Shukla Paksh in the month of Karthik, the festival of Dev Uthani Ekadashi is celebrated. It is also called Prabodhani Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu had woken up after a rest of four months. Hence, this day marks the end of Chaturmaas. …

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