Indian Festivals 2019

Our scriptures contain detailed description about “Fasts & Festivals” of India. These texts have also described the methods of observing and celebrating each Fast & Festival. There is special importance of observing fasts and celebrating festivals in correct Muhurat. Actually these are the powers of special Puja performed in the given Muhurat of “Fast/Festival” which help one attain multifold beneficial results. Every Fast has its own significance as it renders special and unique type of results and this peculiarity of each fast and festival attract people having different aspirations especially when they start believing that this specific fast can cater his/her need. From this section the readers shall know about the “History, Significance” and the “Method of Celebration” of these Festivals.

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Lohri

This festival is celebrated specially in Punjab on the day of Makar Sankranti.
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Makar Sankranti

The day of entry of sun in Makar Rashi as per Niryan System is celebrated as Makar Sankranti.
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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami is a festival in honor of Goddess Saraswati, the hindu Goddess of education, learning and the fine arts (music, writing, painting, etc.).
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Maha Shivratri

Mahashivaratri is celebrated on Shukla Chaturdashi falling in the night of the month of Phalgun.
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Holi (Dhulendi)

Festival of Burning of Holika (Holika Dahan) is celebrated on the Poornima(Full Moon Day) falling during Pradosh (Sun Set time).
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Navratra

Navratri is the time to cleanse our own evil characteristic like hatred, jealously, ignorance, anger, greed, violence etc inside and outside of us.
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Vaishakhi

Vaisakhi is especially important for the Sikh community as it marks the establishment of the Khalsa.

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Guru Purnima

The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July – August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Poornima.

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

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Janmashtami

Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth Avatar of Vishnu.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi was being celebrated as a public event in Pune since the times of Shivaji (1630–1680), the founder of the Maratha Empire.
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Dashahara

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is a major Indian festival celebrated on the tenth day of Ashvin month according to the Hindu calendar.
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Karwa Chauth Vrat

Karwa Chauth was originally followed as a ritual signifying the relationship between bride and a woman in her- in laws household.
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Ahoi Ashtami Vrat

Ahoi festival or Ahoi Ashtami is a fast observed by mothers for the well-being of their sons.
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Dhan Trayodashi

Dhanteras is the first day of the five-day Diwali Festival as celebrated in India. The festival, known as “Dhanatrayodashi” or “Dhanvantari Trayodashi”.
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Diwali

Deepawali is celebrated on Kartik Amavasya falling at Pradosh. If Kartik Amavasya falls on two days and falls or does not fall at Pradosh then it is celebrated on second day.
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Bhaiya Dooj

Bhai Dooj falls on the second day after the new moon. And it is a day to pray for the long life of one’s brother, who is referred to as “bhayya or bhai”.
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Christmasday

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.