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Festivals

Vishu

Introduction: Hindu festival Vishu is celebrated with bandwagon in the south Indian states, such as Kerala, Tulungadu including Mangalore and Udupi districts. The grandeur of this festival evokes synonymous features...
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Lohri

The most popular and colourful harvest festival of Punjab, known as ‘Lohri’, establishes brotherhood and prosperity.  This festival epitomizes India’s rich tradition and custom that shoots from Agro-based culture...
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Diwali

One of the biggest occasions to enjoy pomp and show amidst the thundering uproar of bombs, crackers and hymns is popularly known as ‘Diwali’ or ‘Deepavali’. The biggest Hindu...
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Mauni Amavasya

Introduction: The peculiar yet very auspicious occasion as per mention in Hindu scriptures, Mauni Amavasya, signifies the alliance of the sun and moon. Taking dip in the sanctified water...
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Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Introduction:  The pious occasion of ‘Vaikuntha Ekadashi’ is renowned as ‘Mokshada’ or ‘bestowing liberation’. The heart of lord Vishnu is enormous to such extent that every creature can submerge...
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Shigmo

Introduction: The season- based festival ‘Shigmo’ or ‘Shishirotsava’ is a spring festival commemorated in Goa, India where the people belonging to Hindu Community, however in minority, rejoice the warmth...
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Ramadan

Introduction: The most sacred Islamic month in which pious Quran was revealed to mankind as a book of guidelines with full-proofs of guidance interpreting the difference between the right...
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Vasant Panchmi

Introduction: The festival of kites namely ‘Vasant Panchmi’ is a significant festival of Sikhs and Hindus. Other names of the festival:  Saraswati Puja (in eastern part of India), Shree...
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Onam

Introduction: ‘Onam’ is a harvest festival representing boon of happiness and prosperity blessed by the deity that briefs the recalling of Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent, king...
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Mahalakshmi Vrata

Introduction: The sacred day dedicated to goddess Mahalakshmi that is known as ‘Mahalakshmi Vrata’ or ‘Varalakshmi Vratha’. This ritualistic practice is performed by men and women, preferably married, on...
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Maha Shivaratri

Introduction: The holy Hindu festival ‘Maha Shivaratri’ is the day dedicated to lord Shiva in the reverence of whom numerous devotees keep fasting while offering the blossoms of their...
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Hanuman Jayanti

Introduction: The birth anniversary of lord Rama’s ardent devotee Hanuman is celebrated as ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ all over India. This devotee of Rama was a Vanara-Raj (Monkey King) whose unflinching...
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Guru Purnima

Introduction: ‘Guru Purnima’ is a festive occasion for Hindus and Buddhists, especially, since this day evokes the reminiscent of the learned man ‘Ved Vyas’- the man penned down Vedas....
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Bihu

Introduction: India is a land of diversity and as many seasons are found here as many festivals along with their customary trends are celebrated here with gusto, zeal and...
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Nag Panchami

Introduction: Religious aspects are boundless so as the diverse festive occasions are, specifically in India since it is a land of diversity where zillions inhabitants live with harmony, respect...
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Vishwakarma Pooja

Introduction: The pious occasion of ‘Vishwakarma Pooja’ is a moment to admire and offer the blossoms of reverence before the divine architect, engineer, carpenter and mechanic called ‘Vishwakarma’ who...
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Akshaya Tritiya

Introduction: Hindu festival ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is a pious ceremony symbolizing the birth anniversary of lord Parshurama (the 6th incarnation of lord Vishnu). The day is also believed to be...
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Dhanteras

Introduction: The auspicious eve signifying enhancement of wealth called ‘Dhanteras’ triggers the annual grand festival of Hindus, i.e. Diwali. The celebration lasts for five days in India with their...
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Chhath

Introduction: The sacred day dedicated to the ultimate source, i.e. the Sun, of life to the earth is an ancient Vedic festival called Chhath which is also celebrated as...
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Bhai Dooj

Introduction: The festival symbolizing love and affection between brother and sister is popularly known as Bhai Dooj. Apart from ‘Raksha Bandhan’, this is a specific occasion when both, brother...
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