Tag Archives: Significance of Hindu Festivals

Janmashtami: Lord Krishna Birthday Festival

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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Onam: Kerala Harvesting Festival Information

Onam

Onam is one of the greatest festivals of Kerala (India). It is the festival, which the Kerala People celebrate together without the difference of caste and religion. Onam is a time for sports and festivities and in Kerala where one third of the area is low lying, covered with canals, lakes and backwaters; the people take to their boats and …

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Champakulam Boat Race Information

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. Champakulam Boat Race: Information & Videos The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song …

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Naga Panchami Information For Hindu Devotees

Naga Panchami - Hindu Festival

Naga Panchami is celebrated by Hindus in most parts of India. Naga Panchami is celebrated on Panchami in Shravan month. On this day, they worship Naga Devata (Cobras). Cobras are considered divine in Hindu mythology. People go to temples and snake pits and they worship the snakes. They offer milk and silver snake to protect them from all evils. They also …

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Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Hariyali Teej Festival Customs, Myth & Legends

Lush green surroundings and lively ambiance of the gardens come alive as groups of young women sing songs and sway on the jhoolas (swings) specially created for festivities. The occasion is Teej or popularly known as Hariyali Teej. Teej in its literal sense means ‘third’ and usually falls on third day after Amavasaya. The Teej festivities during the month of …

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Hariyali Amavasya Information For Hindus

Hariyali Amavasya - Hindu Festival

Hariyali Amavasya: In Hindi, the word ‘Amavasya‘ refers to a no-moon day and ‘Hariyali’ refers to greenery. Hariyali Amavasya is thus a festival which is celebrated on a no-moon day to welcome the month of monsoon. It is celebrated on the first Amavasya of Saavan which is the period of July-August as per the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated by …

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Guru Purnima Information For Students, Children

Guru Purnima - Hindu Festival

Guru Purnima – The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings. Guru Purnima Date: 2021: Saturday, 24 July 2022: Wednesday, 13 July It is a propitious day of Guru Purnima, a day holy to …

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Simha Sankranti Information For Students

Simha Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from Karka Rashi (Cancer) to Simha (Leo). It marks the beginning of Malayalam calendar in Kerala. Similarly, Avni Masam begins in the Tamil month on this day. Simha Sankranti Celebrations: It’s is a day of worship. Devotees offer their prayers to the Sun God, Lord Vishnu and Lord Narsimha Swami on …

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Dakshinayana Sankranti Information, Fact, Ritual

Dakshinayana Sankranti - Hindu Festival

Dakshinayana Sankranti: Legends have it that Gods go to sleep during the Dakshinayana period. As the sun enters Karka rashi during Dakshinayana, therefore it is popularly also known by the name of Karkataka Sankranti. Dakshinayana generally lasts for six months starting June 21st and lasts till the month of January. It ends during Makar Sankranti when the Uttarayana phase begins. …

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Jagannath Rath Yatra Information For Students

Jagannath Rath Yatra

Jagannath Rath Yatra: This spectacular chariot festival celebrated for 8 days is held at the famous Jagannath Temple at Puri (Orissa). Thousands of devotees flock to Puri during the occasion, as they believe that a glimpse of Lord Jagannath in his chariot gives salvation. Images of Lord Jagannath – the Lord of the Universe, his sister Subhadra and brother Balbhadra …

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