Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Champakulam Boat Race Information

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. Champakulam Boat Race: Information & Videos The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song …

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Naga Panchami Information For Hindu Devotees

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

Hariyali Amavasya: In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by …

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Kamika Ekadashi Festival Date, Vrat, Legends

Kamika Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Kamika Ekadashi, like any other ekadashi is considered to be an auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this special day washes away all sins and gives Moksha. It also helps a person to acquire Punya which is equal to that obtained by performing an ‘Ashwamedha Yaga‘ or donating a cow or performing: a sacrifice or Yagnas. …

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Guru Purnima Information For Students, Children

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. Guru Purnima Date: 2021: Saturday, 24 July 2022: Wednesday, 13 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to …

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Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, Date & Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, Date & Significance

Devshayani Ekadashi is also known by the name Ashadh Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, Hari Shayani Ekadashi, Maha-Ekadashi and Prathama Ekadashi. Chaturmas, the holy period of four months when Lord Vishnu goes to sleep usually begins after Devshayani Ekadashi. Devshayani Ekadashi Dates: 2021: 20th July, 2021 (Tuesday) 2022: 10th July, 2022 (Sunday) Devshayani Ekadashi usually begins days after the Puri …

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Simha Sankranti Information For Students

Simha Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). It marks the beginning of Malayalam calendar in Kerala. Similarly, Avni Masam begins in the Tamil month on this day. Simha Sankranti Celebrations: It’s is a day of worship. Devotees offer their prayers to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swami on …

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Vrat & Significance

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is of much significance to any childless couple as it is to any other devotee of Lord Vishnu. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi usually falls on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the Shravana month of the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It’s one of the two Putrada Ekadashi celebrated through the year, the other one being Pausha …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dakshinayana Sankranti: Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. …

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