How To Do Karwa Chauth Pooja


Karwa Chauth is a festival marked mainly by Hindu women in Northern and North West India. It falls on the fourth day after the full moon in the month of Kartik on the Hindu calendar, which typically means between September and October on the Gregorian calendar. We are going to talk a little bit about the festival and how to …

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The Single Largest Peaceful Gathering In Human History!


On 15 February 2013, around 30 million people gathered to bathe in the holy Ganges River in Allahabad, India. It was the most auspicious day, Mauni Amavasya Snan, of the 2013 festival the Kumbh Mela. There Are 4 Versions Of The Kumbh Mela The mela takes place once every 3 years at one of 4 places – Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. …

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Why Is Thai Pongal Celebrated?


Why Is Thai Pongal Celebrated? Thai Pongal, or Pongal, is celebrated January 13 to 16 to celebrate the end of the harvest season. It is a harvest festival. The word ‘Thai’ in the title does not refer to the country Thailand or Thai people, but to the Tamil name for the last month of the year. The second day of …

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What Is Mahalakshmi Vrata?


What Is Mahalakshmi Vrata? Mahalakshmi Vrata is a festival that is more commonly in the Southern Indian states – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It is also celebrated in some parts of Maharshtra. It usually falls some time between middle November and early December, and is on the Thursday before the full moon. As Lakshmi is the goddess of …

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Why Is Holi Celebrated?


Why Is Holi Celebrated? Holi, the Hindu festival of colours has been growing increasingly popular amongst Asians and non-Asians alike, all around the world. But why is Holi celebrated? And how is it celebrated? Why Holi Is Celebrated Holi starts with a bonfire night, on the evening before Holi itself. This goes back to the story of Vishnu’s Narasimha avatar. Narasimha …

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Why Is Hanuman Jayanti Celebrated?


Why Is Hanuman Jayanti Celebrated? Hanuman Jayanti marks the birth of Lord Hanuman. Tt is an important festival for Hindus because Hanuman is a symbol for strength, power and courage. Who Is Hanuman And Why Is Hanuman Important? Hanuman (commonly known to some as “the monkey god”) is a vanara (which is a monkey-like humanoid) who played a central role …

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Why Do Hindus Celebrate Diwali?


Why Do Hindus Celebrate Diwali Introduction To Diwali Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ is important not just for Hindus, but also for Sikhs, and Jains. It is an official holiday in India, as well as Nepal and Sri Lanka and some other Asian countries. It is also an official holiday in the Caribbean countries of Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. …

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