Category: Festivals

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

“Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti” is mainly celebrated by the people belonging to “Valmiki” (Also called Balmiki) to commemorate the birth of Maharishi Valmiki. The Valmikis claim to be the descendents of Maharishi Valmiki, who is...

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Dev Uthani Ekadashi

“Dev Uthani Ekadashi” is a Hindu festival celebrated with reverence to Hindu God Vishnu. The festival is also called “Prabodhini Ekadashi” and “Devutthana Ekadashi”.  Prabodhini Ekadashi is mainly celebrated in the states of...

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Chhath Puja

“Chhath Puja” is a major Hindu festival celebrated in Indian subcontinent, most significantly in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. The festival is also popularly known as “Dala Chhath, where “dala”...

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Navaratri Festival

“Navaratri” is a Sanskrit term, literally meaning – nine nights. It is a Hindu festival celebrated for 9 nights and ten days to with reverence to Hindu Goddess Durga, and commonly called “Durga Puja”.  Falling near the autumn...

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Pitra Paksha

“Pitra Paksha” is a 16 lunar day period in Hindu calendar when Hindu’s invoke the blessings of their ancestors, by offering food and performing rituals.“Pitra” is a Sanskrit word referring to the ancestors and “Paksha” is also a...

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Ram Barat

“Ram Barat” is celebrated in Northern India and especially in Agra, as part of the Ramleela celebrations. It is an annual event and is reverently observed in northern India. “Barat” is a Hindi word which means “marriage...

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Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is a festival celebrated by the Hindus, Jains and Buddhists every year in the month of June-July as per the Gregorian calendar. Guru Purnima is celebrated with reverence to the spiritual and academic gurus or...

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Ramlila

“Ramlila” is a dramatic re-enactment of the events of Lord Rama’s life as per the revered Hindu epic “Ramayana”. The word “Ramlila” is formed by combining “Ram” and “Lila”, where latter means “Play” in English. Ramlila is...

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Gangaur Festival

The Gangaur festival is mainly celebrated in the western state of Rajasthan to pay reverence to Goddess Parvathi – wife of Lord Shiva. The festival is mainly celebrated by the womenfolk who worship Gauri (Parvathi),...

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Raksha Bandhan

“Raksha Bandhan” is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly in the Indian sub continent, which commemorates the bond of love and protection between brothers and sisters. Sisters tie a bracelet (rakhi) on their brother’s wrist seeking...

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Brahmotsavam Festival

“Brahmotsavam” festival is an important annual festival celebrated at Sri Venketeshwara temple in Tirumala-Tirupati of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, India.  It is a grand festival celebrated over a span of nine days and...

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