Tag Archives: Lord Krishna Festivals in India

Dhanu Sankranti Information For Students

Dhanu Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dhanu Sankranti marks the day when Sun enters in the Sagittarius or Dhanu Rashi. Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of the ninth month in Hindu Solar Calendar. This  symbolizes the beginning of the auspicious Dhanur mas for the Vaishnava sect. On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like …

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Kansa Vadh: Legends & Significance

Kansa Vadh: Legends, Significance and Rituals

Kansa Vadh: Kansa was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna and Balarama, and the King of Mathura (City in Uttar Pradesh, India). It was prophesied by the great saint Narada that he would be killed by Devaki’s (Kansa’s sister) eighth son. In spite of killing off all of Devaki’s sons right after birth, Lord Krishna and Balarama survived this fate …

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छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व

छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व

छठ: सूर्य आराधना का पर्व – नीले गगन में लालिमा लिए अस्ताचलगामी सूर्य, गंगा घाट पर टिमसिमाते छोटे-छोटे दीपों का समूह, कमर तक पानी में करबद्ध खड़ी महिलाओं और पुरुषों का समूह और छठ के पारंपरिक गीतों समवेत स्वरों में घुल-मिल कर प्रकृति को सुगंधित और तन-मन को प्रफुछ्लित करती कपूर और धूप-दीप से उठने वाली सुगंध। यह है छठ …

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Chhath Puja Festival Information For Kids

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Festival or Dala Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival, unique to Bihar state, India and Terai, Nepal. This festival is also celebrated in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and some parts of Chhattisgarh. Songs for Chhath festival sung by Padma Shri Bihar Kokila Sharda Sinha are very popular. Chhath is a festival dedicated to the …

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Govardhan Puja Information For Students

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja Information: The fourth day of Diwali celebrations is ‘Padwa‘ or ‘Varshapratipada‘. In the North India, it is called as Govardhan Puja. This pooja is performed with great zeal and enthusiasm and in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In this pooja, there is a tradition of building cow dung hillocks, which symbolize the Mount Govardhan, the mountain which was once …

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गोवर्धन पूजा: अन्नकूट पर्व सामूहिक भोज

गोवर्धन पूजा

अन्न कूट हिन्दुओं का एक प्रमुख त्योहार है। दीपावली के दूसरे दिन सायंकाल ब्रज में पूजा का विशेष आयोजन होता है। भगवान श्रीकृष्ण ने आज ही के दिन इन्द्र का मानमर्दन कर गिरिराज पूजन किया था। इस दिन मन्दिरों में अन्नकूट किया जाता है। सायंकाल गोबर के गोवर्धन बनाकर पूजा की जाती है। अन्नकूट यथार्थ में गोवर्धन की पूजा का …

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Sri Vithappa Fair: Bagalkot, Karnataka

Sri Vithappa Fair: Bagalkot, Karnataka

Time: September – October (Hindu month of Aswija) Venue: Vithappa, Bagalkot, Karnataka State, India Significance: Held in honor of Sri Vithappa Highlights: Village fair and religious procession accompanied by drummers Sri Vithappa fair is the popular fair held in the honor of the Vithappa deity in the village Vithappa. The first fair was held 200 years back since then the …

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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. Parthasarathy Temple Boat Race: Vallamkali refers to the boat race competition …

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Payippad Boat Race: Alappuzha, Kerala

Payippad Boat Race: Alappuzha, Kerala

Event Name: Payippad Boat Race Location: About 35 km from Alappuzha near Harippad, Kerala Time: August – September (Chingam month of Malayalam calendar) Payippad Boat Race: About The state of Kerala in India is a tourist’s delight with its amazing beautiful back waters that run throughout the state. The best way to enjoy these back waters is to witness the …

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Baba Ramdev Jayanti Information

Baba Ramdev Jayanti - Date, Celebrations, Legends

Baba Ramdev is a folk deity of Rajasthan, India. He was a Rajasthani king who ruled over Pokhran in the fourteenth century. He was said to have special spiritual powers and considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Hindus, Muslims, Jains and Sikhs are his followers. His birth anniversary is celebrated as Baba Ramdev Jayanti. It is the second …

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