Category Archives: Indian Festivals

Maha Kumbh Mela 2023 -Dates, Significance, Importance, History, place and imapact.

Kumbh Mela-2023

Bathing in holy rivers or water bodies has been part of Hindu traditions since time immortal. The Hindu scriptures identify seven divine rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswathi, Narmada, Sindhu, and Kaveri, where taking a dip on auspicious days gets rid of sins of the past lives. One of the most splendid and followed confluences […]

Chhath Puja Story Rituals and Traditions: Chhath Puja 2023 Dates

India is the land of festivals known for its colourful celebrations. Every festival has its roots dating back centuries and has scientific and mythological significance. One of the mosta popular festivals celebrated in northern India, predominantly in Bihar, is the Chhath Puja or Surya Shashti. People pray reverently to the Sun, thanking him for flourishing […]

Dhanteras – A Popular Festival of Wealth in India

Dhanteras is a Hindu festival that is celebrated on the day before Diwali. Being a Hindu-majority country, people in India celebrate Diwali and Dhanteras with immense enthusiasm. Though Diwali is a well-known festival, people outside India have lesser knowledge about the significance of Dhanteras. The celebration of Diwali is incomplete without the celebration of Dhanteras […]

Rohini Vrat 2022: Date,Time,Rituals,Significance,History

Rohini Vrat

Of all the 27 nakshatras in the Hindu Vedic calendar, the Rohini nakshatra is one among them. And since time immemorial mainly the women of the Jain community observe fasting on the day of Rohini post sunrise. The Jain ladies believe that the Rohini vrat would bless their husband with a long and prosperous life. […]

Guru Purnima 2023 : Rituals, Muhurat, Importance

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima; The name itself depicts the specific meaning of the tradition; Guru Purnima is a day to celebrate the Guru (person from whom we learn) of our life. It is a day dedicated to all the spiritual and academic Gurus who enlighten us with their wisdom and blessings. Guru Purnima is also known as […]

Dussehra Festival 2023 : Date, Muhurat and Significance

Dussehra Festival 2022 : Date, Muhurat and Significance

Navarathri festival commences on 26th September, Monday, and ends on 5th October, Wednesday in 2022. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights.’ During Navaratri, we worship the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati, in that order for three days each. The most important day is the 10th day, Vijayadashami. The word Vijayadashami means ’10th day of victory.’ I will […]

Golu Dolls Placement and Removal – All you need to know about Navaratri Dolls

Golu Dolls Placement and Removal- Navratri is the celebration of the divine goddess mother. The word Navaratri finds its origin in Sanskrit – Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning night. Dusshera or Vijaya Dashmi denotes the last day of the festivities. Traditional schools divide the nine days into three sets of three days, with each […]

Ekadashi 2023 Dates: Vrat, Katha, Fasting Rules and Its Importance

What is Ekadashi? Ekadashi is the 11th day of the full-moon and new-moon lunar cycles. The day also has spiritual significance, since it represents our body’s 11 senses – mind, five action organs, and five sense organs. Hence, it is auspicious to fast on this day to reign in your sense organs to have a […]

Importance and Benefits of Govardhan Pooja. Annakut Puja Date & Procedure.

Annakut, Govardhan, or Godhan Puja is observed on the first Shukla Paksha of Kartika month. The festival is associated with the legendary story of Lord Krishna who lifts the Govardhan Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavan.  The devotees on this auspicious day, prepare vegetarian foods and offer it to Lord Krishna. It is called […]

Raksha Bandhan – History, Importance & Celebrations

Rakhi Pournami is a very popular festival in India, predominantly among the Hindu's. It’s a special day dedicated to celebrating the beautiful bond of a brother and sister. Also known as Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie "Rakhi" to their brothers as a talisman of protection on this day. The festival is embedded into the traditions and is […]