Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Info, Celebration

Utpanna Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Paush Kabir Ekadashi is celebrated by Hindus with a lot of pomp and fervor across India. Addressed with several alternative names such as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, this is one of the important vrats (fasts) observed by the entire Hindu community in order to ensure that they are blessed with a son. Special pujas are performed on this …

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Tamil New Year: Puthandu Information For Students

Tamil New Year

The month of Chitthirai or Chittrai also called as Varushapirapu i.e. from mid-April to mid-May is the first month of Tamil calendar (Kara year). The month usually starts from 14th April, the day known as Tamil New Year. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the day on which Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) started the creation of the …

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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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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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युग प्रवर्तक भगवान वाल्मीकि जी

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भगवान वाल्मीकि प्रकट दिवस पर विशेष महान योगेश्वर, महान तेजस्वी, युग प्रवर्तक आदि कवि, आदि गीतकार, संगीतेश्वर एवं करुणासागर भगवान वाल्मीकि जी पूरी दुनिया के कल्याण के लिए शरद पूर्णिमा को तमसा नदी के किनारे प्रकट हुए। आदि कवि भगवान वाल्मीकि जी ने श्रीराम के चरित्र पर आधारित महाकाव्य श्री रामायण की रचना की। इस महाकाव्य की रचना भगवान वाल्मीकि …

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Kalpathi Ratholsavam Information For Students

Kalpathi Ratholsavam

Kalpathi Ratholsavam, also called as Kalpathi Chariot Festival is an annual Hindu Festival celebrated mainly in the Kalpathi village in the state of Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the Sri Visalakshi Sametha Sri Viswanatha Swamy temple dedicated towards Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi. The Chariot Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November. It is a ten …

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Aja Ekadashi Festival Date, Rituals and Legends

Aja Ekadashi / Annada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

As “Ekadashi” refers to the eleventh day of a lunar fortnight, there are two Ekadashis – one during the waning and the other during the waxing period. Aja Ekadashi is also popularly known as Annada Ekadashi. It is an important day which falls in the month of Bhadra (August-September) as per the Hindu Calendar. The day is extremely spiritual in …

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Raksha Bandhan Information For Students & Kids

Raksha Bandhan

The festival of Raksha Bandhan is observed on the full moon day of Shravana (July-August). The word “Raksha” means protection. On this auspicious day women and girls tie an amulet-like thread round the right hand wrist of their brothers as a token of protection against evil during the ensuing year. The thread is called “Rakhi” and is made of a …

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Teej Festival Information For Hindus

Teej

Teej also known as Haritalika Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women. It takes place in 3rd day of Shukla Paksha in Shraavan or Saawan month of Hindu calendar, normally falls in the month of August or early September. Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, commemorating her union with Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of …

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