Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Karthigai Deepam: Tamil Nadu Festival of Lights

Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam is the popular festival of southern part of India and is the oldest festival with splendid and elaborated celebrations all over the state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is also termed as “Festival of Lights” and is also considered the extension of Diwali Festival. Karthigai Deepam: Date 2020: 29th November, 2020 (Sunday) 2021: 19th November, 2021 (Friday) 2022: …

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Rama Ekadashi Information For Hindu Devotees

Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi is observed during the waning phase (Krishna Paksha) of the moon in Kartik month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar in India. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped and reading Bhagwad Gita is considered to be auspicious. A fast is also observed by the Hindus on this day. The importance of this day was narrated by Lord Krishna …

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Navratri / Durga Puja Festival Information, Dates

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival — Navratras are observed twice a year, once in Chaitra, preceding Rama Navami, and then in Ashvin (September – October) preceding Dussehra. The nine-day Navratra commences with the new moon of Ashvin and terminates with Maha Navami, on the ninth lunar day of the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees keep strict …

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Ahoi Ashtami Fasting & Puja: Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami - Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which falls approximately between September and October according to the English Gregorian calendar. Ahoi Ashtami is widely observed in the Northern states of India. It usually falls on the eight day of the waning period of the moon (the dark fortnight). On the Ahoi Ashtami day, women fast from morning …

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Aranmula Vallamkali: Parthasarathy Temple Boat Race

Aranmula Vallamkali

Aranmula Vallamkali is an annual water sports meet especially for boat races held in Aranmula district Kerala. The water fiesta is organized during Onam in the month of September. This world famous fiesta owes its origin to the Sree Parthasarathy Temple situated on the banks of the Pamba River. Vallamkali refers to the boat race competition that is held during …

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Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala

Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Snake Boat Race, known as Vallamkali in Kerala is the most captivating facet of the festival of Onam. It is also promoted as one of the major tourist attractions in the state and draws a lot of local, national as well as international crowd. Vamakalli or the boat race has now been an integral part of Kerala‘s identity and its …

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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information For Hindus

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Full Name: Sant Gyaneshwar / Sant Dnyaneshwar, also referred to as Jnaneshwar, Jnanadeva, Dnyandev or Mauli; Dnyaneshwar Vitthalpant Kulkarni Born: Utpatti Ekadashi, 1275 CE Apegaon, Sevuna Samrajyam (present-day Paithan Taluka, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India) Died: 1296 CE (age 21) Alandi, Yadava kingdom (Pune District, Maharashtra, India) Philosophy: Advaita, Varkari Literary works: Dnyaneshwari, Amrutanubhav, Changdev Paasashti, Haripath, abhang devotional poetry Honors: Sant …

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Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Information For Devotees

Nirjala Ekadashi 2017 - Hindu Festival

According to Markandeya Purana, the Harivansh canto influences the greatness of Ekadashis. There are twenty four ekadashis those are observed throughout the year within the Shukla (bright) and Krishna (dark) phases of the months. The Ekadashi that falls during the bright half of Jyeshta month is considered as the most auspicious “Nirjala Ekadashi”. The fast performed during this day is …

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Vrishabha Sankranti Information For Students

Vrishabha Sankranti

The transition of Sun from Mesha rashi to Vrishabha Rashi takes place during Vrishabha Sankranti or Vrushabha Sankraman. It is the beginning of Vrishabha season as mentioned in the solar calendar. The day is famously celebrated as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha. Rituals of Vrishabha Sankranti Gifting cows is considered to be auspicious on this festival. Devotees specially visit Lord Vishnu …

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Baisakhi Festival Information For Students

Baisakhi

Baisakhi festival derives its name from the month of Vaisakha (April-May) in which this day occurs. It invariably falls on the 13th of April every year,though once in 36 years it occurs on April 14th. On this day people bathe in the sacred tanks, rivers, pools and wells early in the morning, dress themselves in festival clothes, and visit shrines, …

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