Tag Archives: Maharashtra Festivals Legends & Stories

Gudi Padwa Hindu Festival Information

Gudi Padwa

Ugadi or Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of New Year in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. Gudi Padwa 2021: Wednesday – 13th April, 2021 This festival is known as Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra and Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It has become a custom to hold Kavi Sammelans (Poetry recitals) on this day. This festival is considered …

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Ugadi Hindu Festival Information For Students

Ugadi

The New year festival or Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. While the strong colors of Holi start fading away, the freshness of spring lingers on with sprightliness all around. The flame of the forest (trees with bright red flowers that blossom during Holi) are in full bloom signifying an affluent season. It is believed that the creator …

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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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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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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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Valentine’s Day Festival Information For Students

Valentines Day

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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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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Margashirsha Purnima, Battisi Purnima, Dattatreya Jayanti

Margashirsha Purnima / Battisi Purnima - Hindu Festival

According to the Hindu scriptures, Margashirsha is regarded as a month of dedication. The full moon day falling in this month is known as Margashirsha Purnima. Moon is worshiped on the day of Margashirsha Purnima because the moon was blessed with Amrit on this day. Margashirsha Purnima is also celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti. Lord Dattatreya was born on the day …

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Halloween Festival Information For Students

Halloween

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. It is largely a secular celebration, but some have expressed strong feelings about perceived religious overtones. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America during Ireland‘s Great Famine of the 1840s. …

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