Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Legends & Stories

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 February 01 (Monday). 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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Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala

Snake Boat Race (Vallamkali) – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Snake Boat Race, known as Vallamkali in Kerala is the most captivating facet of the festival of Onam. It is also promoted as one of the major tourist attractions in the state and draws a lot of local, national as well as international crowd. Vamakalli or the boat race has now been an integral part of Kerala‘s identity and its …

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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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Eid el-Adha: Bakrid – Festival of Sacrifice

Eid el-Adha

Eid el-Adha – A ritual of sacrifice and thanksgiving announces a religious pilgrimage. Eid el-Adha is an officially observed religious holiday that precedes the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Islam‘s holiest sites. Eid el-Adha, is one of Islam’s most important celebrations, announcing the beginning of the Hajj, the celebrated yearly pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. Muslims …

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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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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information For Hindus

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Full Name: Sant Gyaneshwar / Sant Dnyaneshwar, also referred to as Jnaneshwar, Jnanadeva, Dnyandev or Mauli; Dnyaneshwar Vitthalpant Kulkarni Born: Utpatti Ekadashi, 1275 CE Apegaon, Sevuna Samrajyam (present-day Paithan Taluka, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India) Died: 1296 CE (age 21) Alandi, Yadava kingdom (Pune District, Maharashtra, India) Philosophy: Advaita, Varkari Literary works: Dnyaneshwari, Amrutanubhav, Changdev Paasashti, Haripath, abhang devotional poetry Honors: Sant …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

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 people in …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

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. In 2020, …

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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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