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Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:08

Raksha Bandhan

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This festival, also known as Rakhi, celebrates brotherhood and love.

It is celebrated on the full moon in the month of Sravana in the lunar calendar. 

Raksha means

 

Sunday, 12 January 2014 08:12

Akshay Tritiya

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In the Hindu tradition, Akshay Tritiiya was the day when Ganesha, the god of wisdom and removal of obstacles, started writing the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata, from ancient India based on Ved Vyas's dictation.

Hindus believe that this day is

 

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 08:04

Hanuman Jayanti

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Hanuman is the monkey god that is worshipped in India. 

A holy man called Angira Rishi visited another man called Indra who lived in Swarg. 

During the visit a girl called Punjiksthala danced for them.  However, as soon as

 

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 07:02

Rama Navami

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Rama Navami is the day on which Lord Rama incarnated in human form as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. 

Lord Rama has half the divinitive qualities of Lord Vishnu.

The word "Rama" means

 

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 21:05

Ramayana

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This is the birthday of Sri Rama, which falls on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra. 

Sri Rama, who was born at noon, is one of the two most popular incarnations of Lord Vishnu. 

This festival is compulsory for the devotees of Rama, because it can destroy one's sins and also

 

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 21:01

Chaitra Vishu

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The Hindu New Year's Day, also known as Chaitra Vishu, commences on the first day of the month of Chaitra. 

This is an auspicious time, because 

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 07:14

Holi

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The theme of Holi festival is the victory of good over bad and the triumph of devotion. 

The word "holi" means burning. 

Legend has it that the demon king Hiranyakashyap wanted

 

Monday, 06 January 2014 07:54

Maha Shivaratri

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Maha Shivratri means the "Great Night of Shiva". 

This Hindu festival is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the waning moon of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar. 

People celebrate this festival by offering

 

Monday, 06 January 2014 06:23

Ekadashi

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Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day of every fortnight of the Hindu month. 

Ekadashi fasting happens over three days. 

 

Sunday, 05 January 2014 08:24

Vasant Panchami

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This festival marks the first day of spring (Vasanta means the spring).

The fields in India are mustard yellow with the ripening of crops. Yellow is an auspicious spiritual colour. 

The festival falls on the fifth day of Magh (January-February) Shukla or the bright time of the lunar month.

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