Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Significance & Importance

Jagannath Rath Yatra Information For Students

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra: This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra …

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Pori Festival: Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Pori Festival: Lahaul And Spiti, Himachal Pradesh

Pori Festival is a three-day festival. It is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists living in these Himalayan Highlands, and is the perfect example of the region’s rich cultural amalgamation. Pori Festival is an exceedingly lively and popular festival celebrated across the whole of Himachal Pradesh state of India, particularly in the Lahaul and Spiti region. Pori takes place from …

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Diggi Padyatra: Lord Kalyan Ji Festival, Jaipur

Diggi Padyatra: Lord Kalyan Ji Festival, Jaipur

Diggi Padyatra: Padyatra is referred to any yatra or journey that is done on foot. Padyatra is usually done for political purposes. However some padyatra has religious significance too. Kanwar yatra in Hardwar and Diggi Padyatra in Jaipur are common examples of religious yatra that take place every year. Diggi Padyatra: Unique Religious Gathering Diggi Padyatra is one of the …

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Kharchi Puja: Agartala, Tripura Hindu Festival

Kharchi Puja: Tripura Hindu Festival

Kharchi Puja is a Hindu festival from Tripura, India. Performed in Agartala in July or August, the festival involves the worship of the fourteen gods forming the dynasty deity of the Tripuri people. Kharchi Puja is one of the most popular festivals in Tripura. It’s a week-long royal Puja which falls in the month of July on the eighth day …

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Mithuna Sankranti, Raja Parba: Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Mithuna Sankranti is celebrated marking the occasion of Sun moving into another constellation called Gemini or Mithuna. Known as Mithuna Sankramanam in South India, it is regarded as one of the most auspicious occasions as per Hindu traditions and customs. People in Orissa celebrate it as Raja Sankranti, a four day long festival consisting of several interesting activities. It marks …

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Saint Kabir Jayanti Information For Students

Saint Kabir Jayanti

Name: Saint Kabir Das [संत कबीर दास] Born: 1398 Varanasi, Sayyid dynasty Died: 1518 Maghar, Lodhi dynasty Parents: Neeru, Neema Children: Kamali, Kamal Main interests: Mysticism Theism Syncretism Poetry Influences: Ramananda, Sufism, Bhakti Influenced: Guru Nanak, Rabindranath Tagore Saint Kabir Jayanti is celebrated in honor of Sant Kabir Das, a mystical saint and poet predominant in North India. Kabir was born to …

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Vat Savitri Puja Celebration, Legends, Rituals

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

Vat Savitri Puja: There are many fasts and rituals associated with married Indian ladies which they specifically perform for the well being and prosperity of their spouse. Vat Savitri puja is one amidst the list. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married women in almost all parts of India with great dedication and devotion. This is a special fast observed …

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Ganga Dussehra Information For Students

Ganga Dussehra - Hindu Festival

Ganga Dussehra – During this festival ten days of the month are devoted to the worship of Holy River Ganga venerated by the Hindus as a mother as well as a goddess. Places such as Rishikesh, Haridwar, Garh-Mukteswar, Prayag, Varanasi etc where Ganga flows hold special significance on this day. Devotees flock to these places and Varanasi with its numerous ghats …

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Bhadli Navami: Hindu Festival Bhadaria Navami

Bhadli Navami: Hindu Festival Bhadaria Navami

Bhadli Navami: The Hindu community in North India celebrate Bhadli Navami with immense religious fervor. Bhadli Navami also known by the name of Bhatali Navami, Ashara Shukla Paksha Navami, Kandarp Navami and is generally celebrated during the Ashad month. The festival is celebrated on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the Ashada month. An important fact related to Bhadli …

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