Monthly Archive: July 2014

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Share2Pin12TweetYum+114 SharesLohri – 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...

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Makar Sankranti – Harvest festival

Share2Pin1TweetYum+13 Shares 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...

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Cutting a capsicum/ Bell pepper

SharePin2TweetYum+12 Shares Because of its puzzling bell shape, cutting a capsicum or bell pepper can sometimes be tricky. Today through illustrations, we will display an easy way of cutting a bell pepper and getting rid of its seeds hassle free. All we need is a...

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Pongal – Harvest Festival

Share428Pin3TweetYum+1431 SharesIn 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 cleaned, painted...

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Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring

Share6PinTweetYum+16 SharesThe 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 the month...

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Mahashivratri

Share23Pin2TweetYum+125 Shares 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...

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Holi – Festival of colors

Share3Pin1TweetYum+14 SharesHoli 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...

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How to make coconut paste

Share8Pin20TweetYum+1129 Shares Coconut paste is a versatile ingredient that can be used in all vegetarian cooking. An excellent substitute for no- onion- garlic cooking and can be used to prepare vrat food and Navratri food. Just like cashew paste, coconut paste is another paste that I always keep handy. Coconut...

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Navratri

Share58Pin2TweetYum+160 Shares 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 Punjab, Cheti ...

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Gangaur Festival

Share50Pin2TweetYum+152 Shares 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...

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Ram navami – Birth of Shri Ram

SharePinTweetYum+1Shri- 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...

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Gudi Padwa – Festival of Spring

SharePin2TweetYum+12 SharesGudi 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...

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Hanuman Jayanti

SharePinTweetYum+1Hanuman 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. It is believed...

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Good Friday

SharePinTweetYum+1Good 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 from Nazareth, a...

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Easter Sunday in India

SharePinTweetYum+1 Easter is the oldest of all Christian festivals. It’s the day when devotees celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead and they recall the widely believed Christian legend of – resurrection of Christ. It has been called a movable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every...

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Baisakhi or Vaisakhi Festival

SharePinTweetYum+1 Baisakhi marks the ripening of the Rabi crop and is celebrated in the month of Vaishakh (April-May). After harvesting of the winter crops, farmers of northern states of Punjab and Haryana celebrate this day as the beginning of another year. Vaishakh months of April and May are filled with...

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Ramadan

Share1PinTweetYum+11 SharesRamadan, is the holiest month in the Islamic year and muslims around the world practice sawm/siyam, or fasting, for the entire month of Ramadan. Fasting during Ramdan is one of the five pillars of Islam and one of the highest forms of Islamic worship. WHEN...

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Eid -Al- Fitr

SharePinTweetYum+1 The word Eid means “feast” or “celebration”, while Fitr means “to break the fast” or “end of the fasting month”. Therefore Eid -Al- Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a joyous 3-day festivity that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan (fasting...

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Teej Festival

SharePinTweetYum+1 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...

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Raksha Bandhan

SharePinTweetYum+1Raksha Bandhan is a special Hindu festival marking the love and affection between brothers and sisters. The name itself describes the festival where raksha means “protection” and bandhan means “bond” meaning “a bond of protection”. It’s a day of celebration and prayers and on this day...