Tag Archives: Hindu Festivals In India

Chapchar Kut: Mizoram Spring Festival

Chapchar Kut - Mizoram Spring Festival

History: Chapchar Kut The Chapchar Kut is a festival of Mizoram, India. It is celebrated during March after completion of their most arduous task of Jhum operation i.e., jungle-clearing (clearing of the remnants of burning). It is a spring festival celebrated with great fervour and gaiety. Chapchar Kut is estimated to have started in 1450-1700 A.D. in a village called …

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Paripally Gajamela – Kerala Hindu Festival

Paripally Gajamela

Paripally Gajamela: Every celebration is regarded incomplete without the participation of elephants in Kerala. Elephants are worshiped as an incarnation of the elephant headed god Ganesha. Elephants tamed in some of the temples in India bear the images of the gods in temple processions on some special days. Elephants hold important place as they have the privilege of escorting the …

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Jaya Ekadashi: Bheesma Ekadashi Puja & Vrat

Amalaki Ekadashi - Hindu Festival

Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha during Magh month as per Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrate the day in different parts of India as per the local traditions. Though it is known as Jaya Ekadashi in North India, people in South India celebrate it as Bhisma Ekadasi in Andhra Pradesh. The same festival is treated as …

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Bhishma Ashtami: Legends, Importance, Fasting

Bhishma Ashtami

Bhishma Ashtami is an important ritual observed by Indian Hindus as part of their respect to legendary Bhishma. As per the incidents related to Mahabharata, Bhishma is regarded as the youngest son of King Shantanu and Ganga Devi. According to the Hindu mythology, Ganga agreed to marry Shantanu only on the condition that he will never question her for whatever …

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Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival

Basant Panchami - Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami: Saraswati Puja Festival — Vasant Panchami, sometimes referred to as Basant Panchami or Shree Panchami, 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 …

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Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth, Ganesh & Tilkuta Chauth Vrat Info

Sakat Chauth Vrat is observed on the fourth day of Krishna paksha, (the fading phase of moon) in the month of Magha according to Hindu lunar calendar. In 2021, Sakat Chauth will fall on January 31 (Sunday). Sakat Chauth is also called Ganesh Chauth or Tilkuta Chauth. Lord Ganesha and the Moon God are worshiped on Sakat Chauth. This vrat …

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Makar Sankranti Festival Information For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South …

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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

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 the day …

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