Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Culture & Traditions

Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam: Kerala Hindu Fest

Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam - Hindu Festival

Thirunakkara Arattu Utsavam: Kerala has always been quoted God’s own country; its lush green surroundings give a cool and soothing sight to everyone. There is harmony among all the communities of the state. Its rich culture and heritage is a pleasure. Kerala is the land of high festivities and cheer. Many festivals are celebrated in this beautiful land. One of …

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Meena Sankranti: Hindu Festival on Sun Transition from Pisces to Aries

Meena Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Meena Sankranti is an important Hindu festival observed on the auspicious occasion of the transition of sun from Pisces to Aries. Known as Meena Sankramanam in South India. Celebrating a Sankranti is often marked with the donation of various things. According to specific personal needs they people celebrate the event at the onset of every month. Some Indian states like …

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Attuvela Mahotsavam – Kerala Hindu Festival

Attuvela Mahotsavam - Kerala Hindu Festival

The Attuvela Mahotsavam is a grandiose water carnival as opposed to many of usual temple festivals celebrated in God’s own country, Kerala where elephants play an important role and is a center of attraction. The festival is continued for two days. The Attuvela Mahotsavam is associated with the Elankavu Bhagavathy temple, sited at Vadayar village 3 kilometers far from Vaikom, …

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Maha Shivaratri Festival Information For Students

Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of February – March in English Calendar. Celebrating the festival of …

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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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Sufi Saint Hazrat Ali Birthday Celebrations

Hazrat Ali Birthday

Hazrat Ali is a Muslim religious dignitary who is held in high esteem by the Islamic community across India and beyond. Born in 1238 to Abu Talib in the Kabba sanctuary, Hazrat Imam Ali was blessed by Prophet Mohammad who was also his father-in-law. During this period, Muslims belonging to the Chishti community offer their due respect to the legendary …

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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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