FESTIVALS

WHAT IS RAKHI?

Hinduism is a way of life. Utmost importance is given to every relationship.One of the most important relationships is one of between a brother & sister. The eternal bond of the siblings is strengthened through the festival of Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi for short. Raksha bandhan 2021- 22 August, Sunday What is the meaning of …

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Ram Navami

Ram Navami

What is Ram Navami? Ram Navami (Birthday of Lord Ram) is one of the oldest festivals in India. It is the birthday Lord Rama and his brothers Bharat, Lakshman and Shatrughn. Lord Rama is a major deity in Hinduism.Lord Rama, the seventh re-incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu, was born more than 5,000 years to King …

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Vaishakhi

Vaishakhi

As I have mentioned many times, India is a land of festivals. There’s a festival for every relationship, season, Gods, Anniversaries, nature, to name a few…. Today we will discuss about a Harvest festival that is Festival of Vaishakhi. What is Vaisakhi and why is it celebrated?  Vaisakhi or Baisakhi, is one such festival, which is …

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What is Ugadi?

What is Ugadi?

India is not only the land of festivals, but it is also a huge sub-continent, where the same festivals are called by different names, with slight local variations of how it is celebrated. Why is Ugadi celebrated as New Year?  The first day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar falls in the month of Chaitra. This …

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Holi

Holi

India, a land of festivals. Almost every second day in India we can observe some festival. Today I will talk about most colourful, joyous and vibrant festival, yes that is Holi. What is Holi and why is it celebrated?  Hinduism dates back more than 5,000 years, and the ancient scriptures are full of stories that …

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Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra Navratri

India is a land of Festivals. Hinduism dates more than 5,000 years, with ancient scriptures that show us the meaning of life and how to live in society & the code of principles. Hinduism is not only a way of worship but it is Way of life. Before Chaitra Navratri, let us understand about ‘Chairta’ Month. …

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Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami

What is Basant Panchami and why do we celebrate this festival? Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami is a very auspicious festival that is celebrated throughout India in various ways depending upon the customs of the region.According to the Hindu scriptures, Basant Panchami is elaborated by Rishi Panchami. It marks: The preparation for the arrival of spring. The start …

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Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri

What is Maha Shivratri?  Shiva’s night, Shivratri or Maha Shivratri is a very ancient, but an important Hindu festival that is celebrated throughout India, each year in honour of the Lord Shiva When Shivratri is celebrated?  There is a Shivaratri in every 13th/14th night of the luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, but once a year, before the arrival …

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what is diwali

What is Diwali?

What is Diwali? Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is biggest festival of Indians and all those who love Indian culture. Spiritually it signifies the ‘victory of light over darkness’. Diwali 2021 Dhanteras – 2 Nov 2021 Narka Chaudashi – 3 Nov 2021 Diwali – 4 Nov 2021 Govardhan Puja – 5 Nov 2021 Bhai Dooj …

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