Category: Festivals

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Lohri – 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 month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. This festival marks the departure of the winter season...

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Makar Sankranti – Harvest festival

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 through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. According to the Hindu astronomy...

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Pongal – Harvest Festival

In Tamil Nadu- Sankranti is known by the name of ‘Pongal’. It is the most popular harvest festival to the farmers of South India. Pongal festival lasts for four days. FIRST DAY IS BHOGI/BOGI Observed as the cleaning day where houses are cleaned, painted and decorated with Kolam designs.  Their doorways are adorned with strings of Mango leaves and plaited Coconut leaves. They collect...

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Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring

The name itself signifies the festival BASANT/VASANT which means SPRING and PANCHAMI means FIFTH i.e. The fifth day of Spring. WHEN IS BASANT PANCHAMI CELEBRATED ? It Falls on Panchami of the Sukal Paksh ( Waxing moon) in the month of February. It is celebrated with gaiety and festivity to mark the end of the winter. The festive color is yellow or mustard which...

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Mahashivaratri

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 month as Shivaratri i.e. ‘Shiva’s great night’. Shivaratri falls on the krishna paksha, in the month of Magha and is...

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Holi – Festival of colors

Holi 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 marks the end of the Hindu calendar and is the beginning of new Samvat(New year). ‘Holi’ comes from...

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Gangaur Festival

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 spirited celebration gets underway every year during the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) in honor of Gauri,...

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Teej Festival

On the occasion of Teej, Goddess Parvati is worshiped by seekers for martial bliss and happiness. Teej is also referred as the festival of swings. WHEN IS TEEJ CELEBRATED? Teej is held every year during the Hindu Month of Shravan (July or August) and marks the advent of monsoons. When the monsoon rains fall on parched land, the pleasing scent...

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Gudi Padwa – Festival of Spring

Gudi 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 of spring or Vasant. In Karnataka this festival is known as Yugadi or Ugadi which means Yug and...

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Ram navami – Birth of Shri Ram

Shri- 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 fortnight in the Hindu month of Chaitra Sukla paksha right after Vasant Navratri (nine nights of Maa Durga). It usually falls...

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Karwa Chouth

It is the most important fast observed by the women of North India. Karwa Chauth is a fast undertaken by married Hindu women who offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity, well-being, and longevity of their husbands. It is said to have an extraordinary observance rate among married Hindu women. In principle, the fast is not to be broken until the moon is...

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Dusshera or Vijayadashami

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated all around India with great fanfare. Where “Vijaya” stands for victory and “Dashami” stands for tenth day. Dusshera is observed as the victory of good over evil which is celebrated on the tenth day of the Hindu calendar. WHEN IS DUSSHERA CELEBRATED? According to...

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Dhanteras

Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five day Diwali festival. It’s the first day when the festivities begin. The word Dhanteras comes from a sanskrit word Dhan which means wealth and teras means “the thirteen day”. Dhanteras is also referred as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”.God Yama is worshiped on this day to provide prosperity and well being. WHEN IS DHANTERAS...

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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepaawali means an Array of Lamps i.e .Rows of diyas (Deep = Lamp, Vali =Array). Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important festival. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity all around the nation.It is a festival of...

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How Diwali is Celebrated – Part 2

  5 DAYS OF DIWALI The First day of Diwali – Dhanteras The First day is called Dhanteras or Dhantryaodashi, which falls on the thirteenth day of the month of Ashwin. Follow the link to learn more about DHANTERAS. The Second day of Diwali – Narak Chaturdasi OR Choti Diwali It is the fourteenth lunar day (tithi) of the dark...

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Gurupurab – The Sikh Festival

Anniversaries associates with lives of Sikh Gurus are referred to as Gurpurabs. Gurpurab literally means ‘festival of the gurus’ OR a day observed in the remembrance of Guru. On this day one of the ten gurus of the Khalsa Panth is honored. The Sikhs celebrate 10 Gurpurabs in a year. All Gurpurabs are considered auspicious and important but special significance is accorded to...

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Christmas – A holy day for Christians

Christmas is the day of Jesus’ birth for members of the Christian religion. It is both a holiday and a Holy Day and it is an important day on the religious calendar. Giving gifts on Christmas day is a way to symbolize the gift from God, that started on this day, with the birth of Jesus Christ.  WHEN IS CHRISTMAS...

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Lakshmi ji ki aarti

  AARTI OF JAI LAKSHMI MA IN HINDI ~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~** AARTI OF JAI LAKSHMI MA IN ENGLISH Om Jai Lakshmi mata, maya jai Lakshmi mata, Tumko nishdin Sevat(2), Hara Vishnu vidhata, Jai Lakshmi…|| Brahmani, Rudrani Kamala, tuhi hai jagmata, Surya chandrama dhyavat(2), Narad rishi gata, Om Jai Lakshmi…|| Durga roop nirantar, sukh sampati data, Jo koi tumko dhyavat2), riddhi siddhi dhan...

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Ganesh ji ki aarti

GANESH JI KI AARTI IN HINDI  ~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~** GANESH JI KI AARTI IN ENGLISH Jai ganesh jai ganesh jai ganesh deva Mata jaki parvati pita maha deva – 2 Ek dant dayawant char bhuja dhari Mathe par tilak sohe moosh ki sawari – 2 Paan chade phool chade aur chade meva Laduan ka bhog lage sant kare seva Jai ganesh jai...

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Vishnu Ji ki aarti

VISHNU JI KI AARTI IN HINDI  ~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~**~~** VISHNU JI KI AARTI IN ENGLISH  Om jai Jagadish Hare, Swami jai Jagadish Hare | Bhakt janon ke sankat, Daas janon ke sankat, shan men door kare || Om jai… Jo dhyave phal pave, dukh bin se man ka, Swami dukh bin se man ka | Sukh sampatti ghar aave, Sukh sampatti ghar...