Auspicious Day

Everything You Need to Know about Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej

Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akhateej, is a highly auspicious and holy day for Hindus. It falls on the 3rd tithi (Lunar day) of bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Indian month of Vaishakha and this day is one of the brightest and luckiest day for Hindus. In 2019, Akshaya Tritiya fall on the 7th […]

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Learn about the Gangaur festival and its significance

Rajasthan, which is famous all over the world for its lively fairs filled with traditional art and glorious culture, celebrates the festival of Gangaur in a traditional manner, but the procession of Gangaur in Bikaner has its own distinct beliefs and celebration. Apart from Bikaner, the procession of Gangaur happens in accordance with historic traditions […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is considered as one of the most auspicious days for Hindus. The festival is celebrated on 14th January and is possibly the only Indian festival whose date always falls on the same day each year with just a few exceptions. In 2019, this festival will be celebrated on 14th and 15th January. Traditionally, […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Sharad Purnima 2018: Significance, Important Timings

Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival celebrated on the full Moon day of the Hindu Lunar Month of Ashvin. It marks the end of Monsoon. This year it will come on 23rd October 2018 (Tuesday). There is traditional celebration of the Moon and it is also called as Kajaagari Purnima or Kumar Purnima.  This day, […]

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Navratri 2018: Know the nine forms of Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga who symbolizes strength or ‘Shakti’ is widely worshipped on the occasion of Durga Puja. The nine days of Ashvina is the most auspicious time and it is celebrated as Durga Puja. During Navratras, the nine forms of Goddess Shakti are worshipped on the nine different days. They are –Maa Shailputri, Brahmaachaareenee, Chandraghanta, Kushmaanda, […]

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Navratri 2018: Know Important dates, colours and story behind celebrating Navratri festival

There are several stories related to Navratri but there are two stories which are the most prevalent ones. Mahishasura, a demon worshipped Lord Shiva with full devotion. The lord got so impressed by his great dedication that he gave him a boon to not get killed either by man or by God. After getting a […]

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Navratri 2018 – Nine day festival of Maa

The Indian festival of Navratri has been derived from two words—Nav + Ratri, which means ‘nine nights’ in English. This festival is prevalent throughout India. It is a major festival celebrated by the Hindus in India with much pomp and gaiety. Hindus celebrate this festival to express their devotion to the goddess of power, Durga. […]

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Legend, Puja rituals and Muhurat timings of festival

Ganesh Chaturthi is a popular Hindu festival celebrated with great fanfare throughout India. It is a ten day festival which commences on the fourth day (Shukla Chaturthi) and ends on the fourteenth day (Anant Chaturdashi) of the waxing moon period. The re-birth of the elephant headed deity; Lord Ganesha is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. This […]

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Krishna Janmashtami: Birth story, puja and fasting rules; all you need to know

Krishna Janmashtami is a day of Lord Krishna, it is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India on Ashtami of Krishna paksh or the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadrapad.  Shree Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. He was born […]

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Raksha Bandhan: Celebrating the unbreakable bond of brother-sister love

The Festival of Love of brother and sister is Raksha bandhan, celebrated on the full Moon of Shravan Month. This time Raksha bandhan will be celebrated on August 26. In Northern India this festival is dedicated to the unbreakable love of brother and sister, and the prevalence of this festival has been described as centuries […]

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