Category: Indian Festivals

India is a land of vibrant colors and Indian festivals are an integral part of our culture. Year round our calendar is filled with different festivals which celebrate the culture, tradition, and religion of our land. Come on in and explore the cultural side of India, and celebrate these festivals with us. Experience Indian culture and traditions at its best!!

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Easy ladoo recipes for festive season

SharePin7TweetYumWhatsApp7 Shares A collection of delicious, yummy ladoos made with a handful of ingredients. Each of them has a melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture and is perfect for Ganpati or any other festive occasion! Festival season is around the corner and every festival is celebrated with great zest and...

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Mahashivratri Vrat Recipes

Share30Pin46TweetYumWhatsApp76 Shares As the name indicates this festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, the third God of the Hindu Trinity. Mahashivratri Vrat RecipesMahashivratri 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 Ganeshji Idol at home for Ganesh Chaturthi

Share78Pin69TweetYumWhatsApp147 Shares Follow the step by step method below to make Eco friendly Ganeshji Idol at home. These pictures are from last year and I had used natural clay to make my Ganeshji. Natural clay can be bought from any ceramic supply or pottery store. How...

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How to make Janmashtami Jhula at home

Share4Pin165TweetYumWhatsApp169 Shares 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 the house....

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Navratri Recipe Collection

Share2Pin1TweetYumWhatsApp3 Shares Looking for yummy vrat recipes, then you have landed at the right place? Your search for quick and easy Navratri Recipe Collection ends here. 🙂 Navratri is a very auspicious time of the year and is celebrated over the period of 8-9 days. During...

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Yummy and delicious recipes of Lohri, Makar sankranti and Pongal

SharePinTweetYumWhatsApp0 Shares Happy Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Happy Pongal to all!!  Call it Lohri (13th Jan), Makar Sankranti (14th Jan) or Pongal, its the harvest festival and conveys the same message — bond of brotherhood and spirit of oneness should prevail despite all odds. Til and jaggery are an essential...

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Indian festival Calendar – 2016

Share17PinTweetYumWhatsApp17 Shares 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 vast in...

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Indian festival Calendar – 2015

SharePinTweetYumWhatsApp0 Shares 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 in number...

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Share2Pin12TweetYumWhatsApp14 Shares 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...

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Makar Sankranti – Harvest festival

Share2Pin1TweetYumWhatsApp3 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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Pongal – Harvest Festival

Share428Pin3TweetYumWhatsApp431 Shares 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 – Harvest Festival lasts for four days. FIRST DAY IS BHOGI/BOGI Observed as the cleaning day where houses are cleaned,...

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Basant Panchami – Festival of Spring

Share6PinTweetYumWhatsApp6 Shares The 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...

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Mahashivratri

Share23Pin2TweetYumWhatsApp25 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

Share3Pin1TweetYumWhatsApp4 Shares 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...

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Navratri

Share58Pin2TweetYumWhatsApp60 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

Share50Pin2TweetYumWhatsApp52 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

SharePinTweetYumWhatsApp0 Shares 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...

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Gudi Padwa – Festival of Spring

SharePin2TweetYumWhatsApp2 Shares 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...

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Hanuman Jayanti

SharePinTweetYumWhatsApp0 Shares Hanuman 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...

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Good Friday

SharePinTweetYumWhatsApp0 Shares Good 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...