Category: Festivals

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Mahashivratri Vrat Recipes

Share27 Pin19 +15 TweetAs the name indicates this festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, the third God of the Hindu Trinity. Mahashivratri Vrat Recipes WHEN IS MAHASHIVARATRI CELEBRATED ? Every month in Hindu calendar has listed the thirteenth day of the darker half of...

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How to make Janmashtami Jhula at home

Share Pin2 +1 Tweet Janmashtami is just few days away and families are busy preparing Krishna jhula and homemade sweets. On this auspicious occasion, learn how to make Janmashtami Jhula at home.  Create Krishna jhula from simple and easy-to-find materials that you probably have laying around...

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Indian festival Calendar – 2016

Share17 Pin +1 Tweet Indian Festival Calendar – 2016 – Rich in it’s cultural inheritance, festivals are an essential part of our Indian community.They reflect the diversity of celebrations in a multi-cultural, multi- religion nation which values sentiments, respects traditions and fosters community living. Indian festivals are so...

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Indian festival Calendar – 2015

Share Pin +11 Tweet Indian Festival Calendar 2015 – Rich in it’s cultural inheritance, festivals are an essential part of our Indian community.They reflect the diversity of celebrations in a multi-cultural, multi- religion nation which values sentiments, respects traditions and fosters community living. Indian festivals are so vast...

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Share2 Pin9 +1 TweetLohri – Harvest Festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops. WHEN IS LOHRI CELEBRATED? – Lohri – Harvest Festival is celebrated on 13th of January during the...

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Makar Sankranti – Harvest festival

Share Pin1 +1 Tweet Makar Sankranti marks the end of cold winter days and beginning of warm and longer days for the harvest season. WHEN IS MAKAR SANKRANTI CELEBRATED? This festival is celebrated on 14th of January in the month of Magha when the sun passes...

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Pongal – Harvest Festival

Share427 Pin3 +1 TweetIn Tamil Nadu- Sankranti is known by the name of ‘Pongal’. It is the most popular harvest festival to the farmers of South India. Pongal – Harvest Festival lasts for four days. FIRST DAY IS BHOGI/BOGI Observed as the cleaning day where houses are...

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Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring

Share6 Pin +1 TweetThe name itself signifies the festival BASANT/VASANT which means SPRING and PANCHAMI means FIFTH i.e. the fifth day of Spring. Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring WHEN IS BASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATED ? It falls on Panchami of the Sukal Paksh ( Waxing moon) in...

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Mahashivratri

Share22 Pin2 +1 Tweet As the name indicates this festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, the third God of the Hindu Trinity.  WHEN IS MAHASHIVARATRI CELEBRATED ? Every month in Hindu calendar has listed the thirteenth day of the darker half of the...

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Holi – Festival of colors

Share3 Pin1 +1 TweetHoli also known as Basantutsav (Spring Festival) is the festival of colors which is celebrated across India with great cheer and gaiety. WHEN IS HOLI CELEBRATED? Holi falls on a full moon during the month of Phalgun some time in March. Holi festival...

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Navratri

Share58 Pin2 +1 Tweet Navratri means- Nav = nine ; Ratri = nights. Nine nights of worshiping Shakti also known as Mother Durga. Wish You All A Happy Vikram Samvat 2072, celebrated as  Gudi  Padwa in Maharashtra,  Ugadi  in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.  Baisakhi  in...

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Gangaur Festival

Share50 Pin1 +1 Tweet Gangaur or Mewar festival is performed in the honor of Mother Gauri. In the word Gangaur ‘Gan is a synonym for lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ or ‘Gauri’ for Goddess Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva). WHEN IS GANGAUR CELEBRATED? In Rajasthan, Gangaur festival’s...

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Ram navami – Birth of Shri Ram

Share Pin +1 TweetShri- Ram is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Ramnavami commemorates the birth of Rama who incarnated himself in a human form on this day and took birth in Ayodhya. WHEN IS RAM NAVAMI CELEBRATED? Ram Navami falls on the ninth day (navami) of a bright...

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Gudi Padwa – Festival of Spring

Share Pin1 +1 TweetGudi Padwa ia a Maharashtrain spring festival. According to Marathi calendar it marks the New Year’s Day for Maharashtrians. WHEN IS GUDI PADWA CELEBRATED? Gudi Padwa is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu month- Chaitra in March/April which also represents the onset...

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Hanuman Jayanti

Share Pin +1 TweetHanuman Jayanti, also known as Hanumath Jayanti, is the auspicious day and is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the monkey god. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival and Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman chalisa are recited and prayers are offered....

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Good Friday

Share Pin +1 TweetGood Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. This day is marked with prayers, fasts and penance. Observed on a Friday just before Easter, it is a public holiday in India. LEGEND ASSOCIATED WITH GOOD FRIDAY According to Christian legend, Jesus Christ hailed...