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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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Kalpathi Ratholsavam: Chariot Festival

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. Kalpathi Ratholsavam: Chariot Festival The Chariot Festival is celebrated every year in the month of November. …

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Kartik Purnima Information For Hindus

Kartik Purnima Information For Students

Kartik Purnima Information: The full moon day or the 15th day in the Hindu month of Kartik, ushers in an auspicious occasion known as the Kartik Purnima. which has a great significance among Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. It coincides with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti and the religious day of the Jains who celebrate it by undertaking an …

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Jagadhatri Puja Festival Information

Jagadhatri Puja: Hindu Festival

Jagadhatri Puja is one of the important festivals celebrated mainly in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. Devotees worship and celebrate reincarnation of Goddess Durga in the name of Jagadhatri and create the splendid ambiance with high festive spirits. The festival is also celebrated at Chandannagar, Krishnanagar, Nadia and Kolkata after Durga Puja and Kali Puja in the month of …

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Kansa Vadh: Legends & Significance

Kansa Vadh: Legends, Significance and Rituals

Kansa Vadh: Kansa was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna and Balarama, and the King of Mathura (City in Uttar Pradesh, India). It was prophesied by the great saint Narada that he would be killed by Devaki’s (Kansa’s sister) eighth son. In spite of killing off all of Devaki’s sons right after birth, Lord Krishna and Balarama survived this fate …

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Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: The festival of Aanvla Navami or Amla Navami is celebrated with joy by women. Women pray for the success and welfare of their family on the day of Aanvla Navami. Aanvla Navami is the other name of Akshaya Navami. It is auspicious day and celebrated with daan-punya activities by the observers. In West Bengal, it …

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छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व

छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व

छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व – नीले गगन में लालिमा लिए अस्ताचलगामी सूर्य, गंगा घाट पर टिमसिमाते छोटे-छोटे दीपों का समूह, कमर तक पानी में करबद्ध खड़ी महिलाओं और पुरुषों का समूह और छठ के पारंपरिक गीतों समवेत स्वरों में घुल-मिल कर प्रकृति को सुगंधित और तन-मन को प्रफुछ्लित करती कपूर और धूप-दीप से उठने वाली सुगंध। यह है छठ …

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Chhath Puja Festival Information For Kids

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Festival or Dala Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. Songs for Chhath festival sung by Padma Shri Bihar Kokila Sharda Sinha are very popular. Chhath is a festival dedicated to the …

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