Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Significance & Importance

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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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 January 31 (Sunday). 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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Makar Sankranti Festival Information For Kids

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Poush in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South …

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Kartik Purnima Information For Hindu Devotees

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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Karthigai Deepam: Tamil Nadu Festival of Lights

Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Deepam is the popular festival of southern part of India and is the oldest festival with splendid and elaborated celebrations all over the state of Tamil Nadu. The festival is also termed as “Festival of Lights” and is also considered the extension of Diwali Festival. Karthigai Deepam: Date 2020: 29th November, 2020 (Sunday) 2021: 19th November, 2021 (Friday) 2022: …

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Navratri / Durga Puja Festival Information, Dates

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival

Navratri / Durga Puja Festival — Navratras are observed twice a year, once in Chaitra, preceding Rama Navami, and then in Ashvin (September – October) preceding Dussehra. The nine-day Navratra commences with the new moon of Ashvin and terminates with Maha Navami, on the ninth lunar day of the bright half of the month. During these nine days, devotees keep strict …

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Ahoi Ashtami Fasting & Puja: Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami - Hindu Festival

Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which falls approximately between September and October according to the English Gregorian calendar. Ahoi Ashtami is widely observed in the Northern states of India. It usually falls on the eight day of the waning period of the moon (the dark fortnight). On the Ahoi Ashtami day, women fast from morning …

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Aranmula Vallamkali: Parthasarathy Temple Boat Race

Aranmula Vallamkali

Aranmula Vallamkali is an annual water sports meet especially for boat races held in Aranmula district Kerala. The water fiesta is organized during Onam in the month of September. This world famous fiesta owes its origin to the Sree Parthasarathy Temple situated on the banks of the Pamba River. Vallamkali refers to the boat race competition that is held during …

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Muharram: Muslim Festival of Mourning

Muharram

Muharram is a Muslim festival of mourning observed in the first month of the Hijri Year. The Shia community in Particular celebrate it with great fervor and enthusiasm. Muslims, in general, observe fast, offer prayers, recite fatihas, and sing elegies in homage to the martyrs during the celebrations. On the final day Tajias are taken out in grand processions, accompanied …

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Muharram: Islamic Month of Mourning, Sacrifices

Muharram: Month of mourning

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, begins with mourning processions all over the world. Muslims of Shia sect, in black attire, participate in the gatherings in which the sacrifices of Hussein and his companions are commemorated. Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was martyred in 680 AD by a group of 72 men, women and children in the …

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