Tag Archives: New Delhi Festivals Legends & Stories

Lohri: Sikh Festival, Bonfire Harvest Festival

Lohri Festival

Amidst the freezing cold weather, with the temperature wobbling between 0-5 degree Celsius and the dense fog outside, everything seems stagnant in the northern part of India. However, below the apparently frozen surface, you would be amazed to find a palpable wave of activity going on. People, especially in the northern states of Punjab, Haryana and parts of Himachal Pradesh, …

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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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Vivaha Panchami Information For Students

Vivaha Panchami - Hindu Festival

Vivaha Panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival, which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya) and Sita (princess of Janakpur). It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early …

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Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Hindus

Tulsi Vivah Festival Information For Household

Tulsi Vivah is celebrated on the next day of Karthik Ekadashi. On this day Tulsi is married to Saaligram. Tulsi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant to the Hindu god Shaligram or Vishnu or to his avatar, Sri Krishna. The Tulsi wedding signifies the end of the monsoon and the beginning of the wedding season in Hinduism. …

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Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: Hindu Festival

Aanvla Navami / Akshaya Navami: The festival of Aanvla Navami or Amla Navami is celebrated with joy by women. Women pray for the success and welfare of their family on the day of Aanvla Navami. Aanvla Navami is the other name of Akshaya Navami. It is auspicious day and celebrated with daan-punya activities by the observers. In West Bengal, it …

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Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children

Diwali / Deepawali - Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival Information For Students, Children: is an important and popular festival celebrated throughout the country in one form or the other. It falls on the last day of the dark half of Kartika (October – November). As a matter of fact it is a five-day long festival, but the main celebrations are on Diwali. Diwali is associated with several legends. …

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Dhanteras Festival Puja And Celebration

Dhanteras - Hindu Festival

What is Dhanteras? The every first day of Diwali celebrations is Dhanteras. The festival of Dhanteras is also referred to as Dhantrayodashi. Dhanteras marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations. Dhanteras Festival Dates: 2021: 02nd November, 2021 (Tuesday) 2022: 23rd October, 2022 (Sunday) 2023: 10th November, 2023 (Friday) When to celebrate? Dhanteras festival is celebrated on the 13th day of the …

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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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All Saints Day: All Hallows’ Eve Information

All Saints Day: All Hallows' Eve Information

Introduction All Saints Day celebration is commonly known as the All Hallows, The Feast of All Saints, or the Solemnity of All Saints. The special day is a solemnity which is being celebrated yearly on 1st of November by the people of Western Christianity as well as on the first Sunday of November after the Pentecost by the people of …

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Karwa Chauth Festival & Fasting Information

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth: Most Important Festival of Indian Women Karwa Chauth is a very significant festival for the women of North Indian. Traditionally the Indian woman was expected to uphold family honour and repute. and in order to do that, she was compared to myriad goddesses and heroines in Hindu mythology whose personal and spiritual achievements thus set the way of …

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