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What is Pongal? Why it is a Harvest Festival?

What is pongal

Why it is a Harvest Festival? Pongal comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ connotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet dish cooked on the Pongal day. Pongal continues through the first four days of the ‘Thai’ month that starts on January 14 every year. Pongal is …

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When is Pongal festival? Tamil Harvest Festival

When is Pongal festival?

Pongal festival is celebrated for four continuous days beginning from the last day of Tamil month of Maargazhi (December-January) and lasting upto the third day of Thai. Pongal is celebrated in the month of January after the winter solstice. When is Pongal festival? The date of Pongal usually remains same as it is reckoned according to the solar calendar that …

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What do we worship at Diwali festival?

What do we worship at Diwali festival?

What do we worship at Diwali festival? Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means “rows of lighted lamps” and the occasion is also referred to as the “Festival of Lights”. During Diwali, Indian homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess …

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Who was Indira? First woman Prime Minister

Who was Indira?

Indira Gandhi was the first woman Prime Minister of Independent India. She was born on 19th November 1917 in Allahabad. At that time there was great political tension in India. India was struggling hard to gain Independence. Her father Jawahar Lal Nehru, a great Indian leader, and mother Kamla Nehru gave a second name as well Priyadarshini, or “dear to …

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Navratri Greetings: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Navratri Greetings: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Navratri is one of the important Hindu festivals of India, commemorated with fun, fervor and enthusiasm. People across the country celebrate the festival by worshiping Goddess Durga, the Deity of Power. The air is filled with festivity all through the nine days of the festival. People exchange greetings, sweets, prepare lip smacking recipes for Navratri fast and indulge themselves in …

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How is Navratri celebrated?

How is Navratri celebrated?

How is Navratri celebrated? Navratras are celebrated with great vehemence especially in West Bengal where it is known as “Durga Pooja“. The Hindus in Gujarat celebrate it with nine days of Garba dance. In Chhattarpur Temple in Delhi, over a million devotees visit during these days. How is Navratri celebrated? During this period most of the Hindus go to Temples …

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Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day Celebrations

Maha Navami: Navratri Final Day - Hindu Festival

Mahanavami is the final day of Navratri celebrations. This day comes with mixed feelings. On one side the passion reaches to its highest on this day while on the other side, devotees get emotional as this day marks the end of Navratri celebrations. Celebrations of Maha Navami varies from state to state in India. Maha Navami: On the ninth day …

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