Tag Archives: Indian Festivals Significance & Importance

Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

Shab-E-Barat: Prayers for forgiveness

India is a home of many religions and cultures; every religion celebrates their specific festivals. Muslim community also contributes to Indian population. Muslims from across the world commemorate the festival of Shab-e-Barat with splendor and zest. They believe that the god writes the future of all men by accounting for all the past deeds committed by them on the night …

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Tamil New Year: Puthandu Information For Students

Tamil New Year

The month of Chitthirai or Chittrai also called as Varushapirapu i.e. from mid-April to mid-May is the first month of Tamil calendar (Kara year). The month usually starts from 14th April, the day known as Tamil New Year. According to Hindu Mythology, this is the day on which Lord Brahma (the creator of the universe) started the creation of the …

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Uthralikavu Pooram: Kerala Hindu Festival

Uthralikavu Pooram

Another illustrious temple festival of south India is Uthralikavu Pooram celebrated in Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Parithipra, in Vadakkancherry, Thrissur District of north Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the mighty Goddess Kali. Uthralikavu Pooram: Sree Ruthira Mahakalikavu Temple, Parithipra The festival is held annually in the Malayalam month ‘Kumbham’ or February / March. The festivity continues for eight days. …

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Shivaji Jayanti: Chhatrapati Shivaji Birth Anniversary

Shivaji Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti is celebrated on 19th February. Shivaji Jayanti or the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on a majestic scale in Maharashtra. Shivaji was born on 19th February, 1627. His parents Jijabai and Shahaji Bhonsle named him Shivaji after local Goddess Shivai. Shivaji was the creator of the Maratha nation. He was instrumental in uniting the Maratha chiefs of …

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Pariyanampetta Pooram: Kattakulam Temple Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram Kattakulam - Kerala Festival

Pariyanampetta Pooram is a seven day fest held at Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattakulam in Palakkad district of Kerala, ‘God’s own country’. The Pariyanampetta temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy, the Goddess of 14 Desams. The image of the goddess is drawn on floor and songs are sung along with it; this ritualistic drawing is called Kalamezhuthu Pattu and is performed …

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Chinakkathoor Pooram, Palakkad Temple Festival

Chinakkathoor Pooram, Palakkad Temple Festival

Chinakkathoor Pooram is an elephant pageant which is held annually at the sacred Sree Chinakkathoor Bhagavathy Temple, at Palappuram in Palakkad district in north Kerala. A huge procession of 33 festooned tuskers is the highlight of the festival. The festival is celebrated in Kumbham month of Malayalam calendar. Locality performs traditional art forms like Vellattu, Theyyam, Poothanum thirayum, Kaalavela, Kuthiravela, …

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti Information For Students

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birthday of Guru Ravidass, the founder of Bhakti Movement. It is celebrated on Magh Purnima day, which is the full moon day of the Magh (February) month as per Hindu calendar. is observed as the most important day of Ravidassia religion. Also known as Rohidas in East India, the teachings of Ravidass …

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Valentine’s Day Festival Information For Students

Valentines Day Festival Information For Students

Valentine’s Day — There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine’s Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note …

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