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Dussehra or Vijayadashami. Why Do We Celebrate It?

Dussehra or Vijayadashami. Why Do We Celebrate It?

Navratri, culminating with Dussehra, is a cultural festival of great importance and significance for all. It is a festival that is all about the goddess.

Guru Nanak Jayanti ( Prakash Utsav, Gurpurab ) Celeberation, Rituals & Ceremonies

Guru Nanak Jayanti ( Prakash Utsav, Gurpurab ) Celeberation, Rituals & Ceremonies

The birthday of the divine guru of Sikh community, Guru Nanak, is celebrated as the Guru Nanak Jayanti, and is one of the sacred festivals in Sikhism.

Importance and Significance of Kashi (Varanasi / Banaras) in Hindu Mythology

Importance and Significance of Kashi (Varanasi / Banaras) in Hindu Mythology

Varanasi, the world’s oldest city, is the eye of the Indic world. Its primary identity is ‘Hindu Central’, the place to which every believing Hindu must make a pilgrimage at least once in lifetime..

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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi (Vināyaka Chaturthī) is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in Gregorian months of August or September.

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Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in the month of July or August. According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon

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Teej is celebrated in honour of reunion of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. The reason why Hartalika Teej came into existence after Parvati asked a friend to kidnap her so that her father would not marry her to Lord Vishnu against her wish.



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Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival celebrated across the country. Irrespective of caste and creed people from all walks of life participate in this festival. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the lunar month Shravana (Shravana Poornima) which also coincides with Upa-karma (changing the sacred thread for the brahmins, Avani Avittom in South India).

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