Tag Archives: Maharashtra Festivals Significance & Importance

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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Dussehra Festival Information For Kids

Dussehra

Dussehra Festival Information: Dussehra or Vijay Dashmi is a very popular Hindu Festival, celebrated with éclat throughout the country. It is observed on the tenth day of the bright half of Ashvina (September-October). It is a ten-day celebration, during which Ramlila, which is based on the epic story of the Ramayana, is staged at various places in most of the …

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Janmashtami: Lord Krishna Birthday

Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's Birthday - Hindu Festival

Janmashtami — On the eighth day of the black half of Bhadra (August – September) was born Shri Krishna, the eighth Avatar or incarnation of Vishnu. Therefore, this day is well known as Janmashtami or Krishna-Janmashtami. This auspicious day of birth of Krishna, the direct manifestation of Vishnu himself is celebrated in all parts of India with clat and great enthusiasm. …

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Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival

Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival Information

Name: Norooz, Nawrouz, Newroz, Novruz, Nowrouz, Nawrouz, Nauryz, Nooruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Nevruz, Nowruz, Navruz, Navroz Country: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Observed by: Iranian peoples Significance: Day of new year on the Solar Hijri calendar Date: 20 March; can vary between 19 and 21 March Frequency: Annual Nowruz: Iranian New Year Festival – …

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Jamshed-e-Navroz: Zoroastrian New Year

Jamshed-e-Navroz: Zoroastrian New Year

Jamshed-e-Navroz is a festival celebrated by Parsis all round the world. Jamshed-e-Navroz is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Zoroastrian year. The new year of the Parsis corresponds with vernal equinox or with the advent of spring. The time is decided in Iran which is then passed on to the world of Zoroastrians. Jamshed-e-Navroz: Legend …

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Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti Information

Sant Gyaneshwar Jayanti 2017 - June 1

Full Name: Sant Gyaneshwar / Sant Dnyaneshwar, also referred to as Jnaneshwar, Jnanadeva, Dnyandev or Mauli; Dnyaneshwar Vitthalpant Kulkarni Born: Utpatti Ekadashi, 1275 CE Apegaon, Sevuna Samrajyam (present-day Paithan Taluka, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India) Died: 1296 CE (age 21) Alandi, Yadava kingdom (Pune District, Maharashtra, India) Philosophy: Advaita, Varkari Literary works: Dnyaneshwari, Amrutanubhav, Changdev Paasashti, Haripath, abhang devotional poetry Honors: Sant …

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Vat Savitri Puja Celebration, Legends, Rituals

Vat Savitri Puja - Celebration, Legends, Rituals & Significance

Vat Savitri Puja: There are many fasts and rituals associated with married Indian ladies which they specifically perform for the well being and prosperity of their spouse. Vat Savitri puja is one amidst the list. Vat Savitri Puja is observed by married women in almost all parts of India with great dedication and devotion. This is a special fast observed …

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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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