Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Significance & Importance

Surdas Jayanti Information For Students

Surdas Jayanti

Surdas Jayanti commemorates the birthday of saint Surdas who is believed to be blind. There is difference of opinion among laureates and literature about his birth year. An Indian postal department released a postage stamp on the great poet which indicates that Surdas was born in 1479 AD and his soul departed in 1586. The poet attributes his contributions to …

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Mahavir Jayanti Information For Students

Mahavir Jayanti

India has produced many great saints and spiritual leaders. The days commemorating the birthdays or the incidents in the lives of these great sons of the soil, are considered especially holy. The birthday of Lord Mahavira or Mahavir Jayanti is observed by both the Digambra (Sky-clad) and Svetambra (White-clad) Jains on the 13th day of the bright half of the …

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पंचक्रोशी यात्रा, उज्जैन: क्या है यात्रा का धार्मिक महत्व

पंचक्रोशी यात्रा, उज्जैन

ॐ माधवाय नम: स्कंदपुराण का कथन है – न माधवसमोमासोन कृतेनयुगंसम्। पंचक्रोशी यात्रा, उज्जैन: अर्थात वैशाख के समान कोई मास नहीं, सतयुग के समान कोई युग नहीं, वेद के समान कोई शास्त्र नहीं, गंगा के समान कोई तीर्थ नहीं। वैशाख मास का महत्व कार्तिक और माघ माह के समान है। इस मास में जल दान, कुंभ दान का विशेष महत्व …

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Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram: Kerala Temple Festival

Arattupuzha Pooram festival is the oldest and most extravagant of all the poorams celebrated in Kerala. The festival is celebrated at the famous Arattupuzha temple in Thrissur district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. The celebration takes place before the 3,000 year old Sree Sastha Temple. The occasion is known as conclave of Gods. It is believed …

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Eastern Orthodox Epiphany

Eastern Orthodox Epiphany

Eastern Orthodox Epiphany is a blessing of baptism and a second Christmas, comes after the traditional Christmas date of December 25 i.e. on January 6th. It is celebrated by Orthodox Christians as a high religious holiday. For Latin American countries, the Dia de Los Tres Reyes is more of a cultural than religious date, and a second Christmas for children. …

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6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

6 Popular Holi celebration destinations

India’s Holi Celebration Destinations The unusually warm winter is melting into summer and falling, as usual, in the cusp of this yearly weather transition is Holi, a heady festival of colour and laughter. If you love the sights, sound and colors of Holi, then travel to some of the most spectacular places in India where it is still celebrated in …

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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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