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Chhath Puja Custom And Ritual In Hindus

Chhath Puja Custom: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja Custom And Ritual In Hindus: Only six days after Deepawali, another popular Hindu festival arrives, Chhath Puja in India and Nepal. It is a festival dedicated to honoring and glorifying the Hindu Sun God (Surya), for sustaining all life on earth and also for fulfillment of certain wishes. A period of abstinence and ritualistic segregation from the main …

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Chhath Puja Songs: Bhojpuri Devotional Songs

Chhath Puja Songs: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Chhath Puja Songs: Chhath Puja is an important Hindu festival celebrated widely in Northern India, prominently in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja is also observed in other parts of the country such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi and Mumbai. This festival, also known as Surya Shashti, is dedicated to Sun God, Surya. Chhath Puja is celebrated to …

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Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Naha Kha, Kharna, Chhath & Parna

Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Hindu Culture & Tradition

Four Days Of Chhath Puja: Chhath Puja is a major festival which is celebrated in Northern India a few days after the Festival of Light, Diwali. The festival of Chhath Puja revolves around worshiping the Sun God and following a strict regimen of fasting and penance. Sun is a symbol for life hence the worshipers pray to both the setting …

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Chhath Puja Quotes for Students and Children

Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja Quotes for Students and Children: Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess; Usha – wife of Sun God). The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. This festival is observed …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs: The word Pongal, in both Telugu and Tamil, signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. Though little is known about the origin of Pongal, it is known to a Dravidian harvest festival that has survived for ages. Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise and thank God …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal: Pongal is a four-day harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated with gusto and fervor, by the Tamil in the state. All the four days of the festival (from 13th of January to 16th of January) are thoroughly enjoyed by the people. The festival is dedicated to Mother Nature, as farmers thank her for blessing them with bountiful …

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Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

Pongal Dance: Pongal is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. the fourteenth of January every year. It is a harvest festival and celebrated in North India as Makar Sankranti. It also has an astronomical significance …

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Pongal Celebrations: Tamilians Harvest Festival

Pongal Celebrations

Pongal Celebrations: Pongal is a popular harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 14th of January every year, coinciding with the Lohri of Punjab, Bhogali Bihu of Assam and Makar Sankranti of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Pongal is mainly celebrated for giving thanks to nature, for a bountiful harvest. This four-day festival is celebrated in the season when …

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Makar Sankranti Celebrations In India

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti festival holds special significance in India. It is one of the important Hindu festivals, celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the length and breadth of the country, with different names and of course, by observing different rituals. The festival marks the commencement of Sun’s journey to the northern hemisphere, thereby making the days warmer and longer than the …

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