Monday, August 31, 2015

Vautha Fair 2015 famous festival in Gujarat

Vautha Fair is the largest animal fair held in Gujarat. Held on the grounds of Sangam Tirtha, it is considered very auspicious and important by many communities.
This Festival Famous in Gujarat. For some people this fair is even more important than Diwali. Sangam is considered as holy as the seven holy river waters mixed here: the Vatrak merges with the Meshwo, Hathmati, Shedhi, Majum and Khari before it then meets the Sabarmati, so the locals call it Saptasangam.

According to the Hindu mythology, Kartikeya the son of Lord Shiva visited this place on the full moon night of  Kartik (Kartik Purnima). Kartikeya was on a trip covering the entire earth. It was on Kartik Purnima that he stopped at this culmination of rivers and performed some austerities. Also the city of Dholka in the Ahmedabad district is considered to be the‘Virata Nagar’ of  the Mahabharata where the Pandavas spent the last year of their exile in disguise.

Thousands of people and visitors visit Sangam during the month of kartik and especially during the Vautha Fair. The most important religious act performed by numerous devotees coming here is the purifying bath on the Sangam tirtha which is supposed to be reliever of all past sins. This festival celebrate in Men's and women's wear in white and yellow color clothes.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bonalu or Mahankali festival

Bonalu or Mahankali bonalu is a Hindu Festival, Goddess Mahakali is worshiped. Bonalu is an annual festival of Telangana celebrated in Twin Cities Hyderabad, Secunderabad and other parts of Telangana, India. 

It is celebrated in the month of Ashada Masa, in July/August. Special poojas are performed for Yellamma on the first and last day of the festival. The festival is also considered a thanksgiving to the Goddess for fulfillment of vows.

Earthen Pot adorned with Neem Leaves, Turmeric, Vermilion and a Lighted Diya on the top of the Pot. This festival celebrate in women's and wear new saree.  Women carry the pots on their heads and make offering of Bonam along with Turmeric-Vermilion, Bangles and Saree to the Mother Goddess across the Temples.

Bonalu involves the worship of Kali and her various forms. Goddess is worshiped as Mysamma, Pochamma, Yellamma, Pedamma, Dokkalamma, Ankalamma, Poleramma, Maremma, Nookalamma etc.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Raksha Bandhan 2015

Raksha Bandhan is a hindu festival. This festival celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sister.It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Śrāvaṇa, and typically falls in August every year.The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and many Sikhs.Raksha Bandhan is primarily observed in India, Mauritius and parts of Nepal. It is also celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs in parts of Pakistan, and by some people of Indian origin around the world.

It is an ancient Hindu festival that ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters. The sister performs a Rakhi ceremony, then prays to express her love and her wish for the well being of her brother; in return, the brother ritually pledges to protect and take care of his sister under all circumstances. It is one of the several occasions in which family ties are affirmed in India.

Brothers and sisters get together, often in nice dress in the presence of surviving parents, grandparents and other family members. If the sister and brother are geographically separated, the sister may mail the Rakhi ahead of the Raksha Bandhan day, along with a greeting card or letter wishing her brother well. The ritual typically begins in front of a lighted lamp (diya) or candle, which signifies fire deity. The sister and brother face each other. The sister ties the Rakhi on her brother's wrist.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dhanu Sankranti 2015

Dhanu Sankranti is a one of  the most imporant festival in odisha.  This festival celebrate on the first day of lunar pousha Month. This festival  celebrate in the year December 16(Wednesday).

After collecting the harvest there is a festival of general rejoicing with special sweets of 'Muan', which is offered to Lord Jagannath in puja. A grand street play is held on this day in the Bargarh town of Orissa enacting the various episodes of Lord Krishna's life. The entire township stretching over five kilometers serves as an open-air theatre and a large number of people participate in it with pomp and splendor.

On this day, Lord Surya or the Sun God is worshiped. Devotees take a dip in the sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Yamuna as it is considered a very auspicious ritual . This festival is celebrated with great gusto in Orissa. This festival celebrate in every women's and mean's and wear new cloths.

Lord Jagannath is worshiped on this day. In Orissa, the month of Pousha is considered the month of plenty. Hence, after collecting the harvest a festival of celebration is organized. A special delicacy made of sweetened rice flakes Dhanu Muan is prepared which is offered to Lord Jagannath.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sankashti Chaturthi 2015

Each lunar month in Hindu calendar has two Chaturthi Tithis. The one after Purnimasi or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha according to Purnimant School and in month of Paush according to Amavasyant School.

If Sankashti Chaturthi falls on Tuesday it is called Angarki Chaturthi and it is considered highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is mostly observed in Western and Southern India especially in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

On this day, the devotees observe strict fast. They break the fast at night after having darshan/auspicious sight of the moon preceded by prayers to Lord Ganesha. The Angaraki Chaturthi (angarak in Sanskrit means red like burning coal ambers and refers to the planet Mars, on whom Tuesday is named after) Devotees believe their wishes would be fulfilled if they pray on this day. 

Observing this fast is believed to reduce your problems as Lord Ganesha symbolizes the removal of all obstacles and supreme lord of intelligence. This festival celebrate in all boy's and girl's and many boy's wear Kurta and girls wear  fashion dress.Before moonlight the Ganapati Atharvasheersha is recited to invoke the blessings of Lord Ganesha. 

During each month, Lord Ganesha is worshiped with a different name and peeta (seat). On the Sakashta Chaturthi day of each month, the 'Sankashta Ganapathi Pooja' prayer is performed. Each ‘Vratha’ (strict fast) has a purpose and is explained to us by a story known as the ‘Vratha Katha’. This prayer offering has 13 Vratha Kathas, one for each month and the 13th story is for 'adhika' (The Hindu calendar has one extra month every 4 years). The uniqueness of this Vratha is that the story pertaining to that month alone has to be recited.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Karaga Festival A Demonstration of the Rich Cultural and Religious Heritage of Karnataka

Karaga is one of the oldest and widely celebrated festivals of Karnataka. Karaga festival depicts the rich cultural and religious heritage of Karnataka. It is celebrated in honour of the Goddess Shakti. 

The festival is held at the famous Dharmarayaswamy temple in Bangalore. The festival starts on the full moon day of Chaitra that falls in March/April. The festival derives its name from an earthen pot in which the Goddess Shakti. The celebrations last for 9 days, starting from the full moon day.

The celebration of Karaga festival in Karnataka can be traced back to over five centuries. It is believed that the festival originated in the Tigala community, a Tamil-speaking community of gardeners in Southern Karnataka. The Tigala community has been carrying forward the tradition of the festival for several centuries. This festival celebrate in  women's and men's. Men wear white Dhoti and women wear traditional silk saree

The origin of the Tigala community is not clear. Members of this community call themselves Vanihikula Kshatriyas. Some members claim that they are descendents of Veerakumars, the members of a mythological army who had helped Draupadi in her fight against a demon. Some believe that the origin of the community can be traced back to the lions of Angirasa, the sage whose offsprings founded most of the dynasties that had ruled over South India. Some others believe that the Tigalas are descendents of Agani, the Goddess of fire as per the Hindu mythology.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rajarani Dance Festival

Rajarani Music Festival held against the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar is such an evening of concerts: it’s relaxing, entertaining and uplifting. 

The city has a large assemblage of celebrated temples of which the Rajarani Temple is one of the most conspicuous. It’s remarkable for the absence any presiding deity in it. The temple is famous for its ornate deul or compass and the statues of eight Dikpals guarding the eight cardinal directions of the temple.

To show case the glorious tradition of Indian classical music, the Rajarani Music Festival was conceived to be organized by the Department of Tourism in association with Bhubaneswar Music Circle.

This festival celebrate in married and unmarried girl and boys wear traditional dress and saree.  The musical evenings are resplendent with excellent performances by the great maestros of Indian classical music creating an allegory of darbari gayans (musical performances in an Indian king’s court) of age old histories.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thai Pongal famous festival in Tamil.

Thai pongal is a Hindu festival to mark the first harvest and is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Tamils.

Thai Pongal is a Tamil famous festival. Thai Pongal is celebrated over four days, usually spanning January 13 to 16. This corresponds to the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of the Tamil month Thai.

Thai Pongal is one of the most important festivals celebrated by Tamil people in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry, Sri Lanka,[6][7][8] as well as Tamils worldwide, including those in Malaysia, Mauritius, South Africa, USA, Singapore, Canada and UK. Thai Pongal corresponds to Makara Sankranthi, the winter harvest festival celebrated throughout India.

The women  wear in  Traditional saree. Traditionally, the first harvested rice is mixed in water and milk, with cardamom, jaggery, raisins and cashew nuts added, and the mixture is allowed to boil over. Cooking of pongal is (supposed to be) done in a clay pot in sunlight, usually on a porch, and dedicated to Sooriyan the Sun God. Sadly the snow prevents us doing the exact same thing and we generally have to settle for an ordinary saucepan, but the overall result and enjoyment is the same: gathering of family to eat the sweet rice we all love!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Teej popular festival in Punjab

This festival is celebrated on Sawan Sudi. It is celebrated to welcome the season of monsoon and is one of the popular festivals of Punjab. 
After the first showers of rainy season, a small insect called Teej in the state of Punjab comes out from the earth's soil. All the girls are excused from the household chores on this day as they apply henna on their hands and feet. 
They also receive new clothes from their parents. The puja or the worship is performed early in the morning and the 'baya', which consists of various foodstuffs, is placed on a platter at the place of worship. 
A decorated 'chowk' or square is also kept over there and an idol or picture of Goddess Parvati is installed. Different cultural performances are kept exclusively for the evening. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

International Kite Festival Gujarat

The International Kite Festival is celebrated on 14th January, that coincide with the festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti. The festival is celebrated to mark the end of winter.

On this day, the kites flew all over Gujarat, including Ahmedabad and Baroda. The people eat the special food on this day in the open field or in the park or in the garden of one’s home.

This festival marks the movement of the sun into the northern hemisphere. This festival importanat wear in white dress and saree. The gods who are believed to have gone in a long sleep for six long months awake and the portals of heaven are thrown open. The visitors visit the temples and alms are distributed freely.

The kite flying starts at dawn and continues without a pause throughout the day. Friends, neighbours and total strangers battle one another for supremacy and cries of triumph fill the air when they cut each other kites. The thread which is used to fly the kites are specially prepared by experts before the final day. Special mixtures of glue and ground glass cover the thread which is dried and then rolled onto reels known as firkees. In the night, various illuminated box kites, known as tukkals, fly in the sky. Today, the International Kite Festival is famous all over the world. This festival enables the people of Ahmedabad to see the unusual kites brought by the visitors, some of which are truly works of art.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Modhera Dance Festival 2015

The sun temple at Modhera in Mehsana district is dedicated to Lord Surya, the sun god, has its outer walls covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya are prominent.

The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival of Indian classical dances held every year in January for three days. The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes this annual festival of dance. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in. Women wear in traditional silk sari and dancing.

The Sun Temple is the site of an annual festival of Indian classical dances organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat. The festival is held every year in January for three days. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.

Resting on a knoll in the village of Modhera, the ruins of the 11th century Sun Temple are an impressive sight. The outer walls of the temple are covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya, the sun god are prominent.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nagaur famous festival in Jaipur.

Nagaur is a small township situated between Jodhpur & Bikaner. It is famous from Mahabharata time and famous as Jat (a Nagvanshi Rajput clan) land. It is the same land where Krishna devotee Meera and Abul Fazal( one of the nine jewel of Akbar) born. Nagaur district has many famous places to visit like charbhuja and Parsawanath Temple at Merta, and the Dargah of Sufi Saint Tarkin at Nagaur city.

Nagaur Cattle Fair has earned huge fame, as here the best qualities of cattle are drove onto fair ground by their masters. Date for Nagaur fair: This yet another Cattle Fair of Rajasthan organized every year in the month of January-February. This is the second largest cattle fair of India which is eight days long, and claims of trading about 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses every year. Nagaur, where the fair is organized, is one of the most charming Rajput towns in Rajasthan.

Entertainment programmes in Nagaur: The cattle fair doesn't mean only where cattle are being traded, rather it has all the charms which can make someone feel fascinated toward it. Among locals and tourist some entertaining sports such as, the tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races and cockfights are very popular. This festival celebrate in women’s and Men’s and ladies wear tradition saree and men’s wear kurta.

In other entertainment shows jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, and campfire evenings are the show stealer. And finally, the folk music of Jodhpur during Nagaur fair is really a mesmerising experience that can be felt in entire desert region. What to Try and what to buy in Nagaur Fair.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Rash yatra famous festival in wast bengal.

Rash Yatra is dedicated to the divine love of Sri Krishna and Radha and is observed mainly in Bengal. A month long festival known as Rash Mela or Rash Utsav precedes the Rash Yatra day. Rash Yatra 2015 date is November 25.

Rash Yatra has a long tradition in Bengal and the festival is very famous in the Cooch Behar area in Bengal. It is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in Kartik month and is also known as Rash Purnima.
In Rash Yatra you can see two type of pujas first types of pujas are Goswami homes Radha Krishna puja and other types are committee's puja you can say Badoyari puja. 

In badoyari puja you can see big pandals, lights and art designed sculpture of Goddess. And in Goswami home's puja you can see antique sculpture of Goddess and the famous Rai-Raja in the final day of Rash Yatra. We all know that Santipur also famous of handloomsarees and other handloom products. The peoples of Santipur always think that Santipur is famous for two things one is Handloom Sarees and the other one is Rash Yatra. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Bikaner Camel Festival 2015 famous for Rajasthan

The Bikaner Camel Festival is organized in the beautiful city of Bikaner, Rajasthan by the state’s Tourism Department. The desert town of Bikaner is located in the Northern part of Rajasthan. The festival is organized every year in the month of January or late December to emphasize the value of ship of the desert – “Camel”. 

This festival starts off with a magnificent procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort (1588-1593) in the town. It is a colorful spectacle of beautifully decorated camels that fascinates the onlookers with their charm and grace. 

The festivity advances to the open sand-spreads of the Polo Grounds, followed by camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, the best breed competition, camel acrobatics, camel bands and so on.

A sight of unusual camel activities like camel races, camel dances, and the bumpy, neck shaking camel rides highly fascinates the viewers. The camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of their riders.

Their displays and competitions accompany the color, music and rhythm unique to a fair in Rajasthan. The jubilant skirt swirling dancers, the awe-inspiring fire dance and the dazzling fireworks light up the fortified Desert City. The festivities reach to the peak with a different tenor as the renowned artists display a medley of folk dances and songs. Rajasthan women’s wear in handloom cotton sari and men’s wear kurta. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Gangaur Festival is one of the major festival celebrated in Jaipur city of Rajasthan.

Gangaur is one of the most vivid festivals rejoiced with great enthusiasm and happiness all over the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the word Gangaur, 'Gan' is the synonym for Lord Shiva whereas 'Gaur' stands for Gauri or Goddess Parvati.

During the festivities, married women worship Goddess Parvati for the long life, well being and wealth of their husbands while the girls pray for getting a smart and an understanding life partner. The festival is rejoiced in the month of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu calendar and falls in between March and April.

Women and girls observe fast during this festive time and eat only once in a day. Images of Gauri and Isar (Lord Shiva) are made with the clay and decorated very beautifully. On the other hand, in some of the Rajput families, images are made of wood every year before the festival they are painted by the famous painters who are called as 'Matherans'. 

The images which are made during this time do not have canopies. Women and girls, during the festival, wear new dresses, adorn themselves with jewellery and make designs on their palms and feet by applying mehandi (henna). On the 7th day evening girls carry 'ghudilas', which are earthen pots with many holes inside which a lamp is lit, on their heads. They sing songs of Gangaur and are given gifts in the form of money, ghee, sweets, jaggery, etc. by the elders of the family as a token of love.

This ritual goes on for 10 days and on the last day women and girls break the pots and throw the broken pieces into a well or a tank; the clay idols made by the married women are also immersed in water on the last day of the festival.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Elephant Festival Jaipur - Rajasthan India.

The Elephant Festival is an annual festival which is held every year in the Pink City, Jaipur. This matchless event is organised on the full moon day of Phalgun Purnima which falls in the month of February/March. It is celebrated on the day before the festivals of colours i.e. Holi. From the ancient times, elephants have always been an important part of the Indian society. The Elephant-headed God, Ganesha, believed to be the remover of obstacles and foremost to all the gods, is revered and devotedly worshipped in all the parts of India. They are also one of the most important parts of religious events, marriage ceremonies, processions.

For this festival, elephants are nicely groomed and clothed with colourful and embroidered velvets rugs and parasols and other heavy ornaments like huge elephant jewellery and anklets decked with bells. Intricate traditional Indian motifs are then painted on their bodies. Their tusks too get jewelled up by adorning them with gold and silver bracelets and rings; while foreheads are beautified with royal looking head-plates. All this is done by their Mahouts (keepers/riders) after they are done giving their elephants a bath. Moreover, the Mahouts too bask into the sunshine of the festivities by perking up themselves in brocade jackets and royal turbans.

This festival begins with the huge and enthralling procession of the royal elephants painted with different shades of colours, embellished with heavy silver ornaments, and embroidered clothes. The elephants enter the ground with their mahouts, thumping to the sound of nagadas and loud blows of bankiya, a musical instrument. The participant elephants are all females. Elephant polo, Elephant race, the tug-of-war between Elephant and 19 men and women are the special features of this grand festival. There are live performances of dancers and musicians too. In addition to this, in the procession there are chariots, lancers on horses, camels, and palanquins. This festival is enjoyed by a huge number of crowds including the visitors from different parts of India as well as abroad. This festival, organised by Rajasthan Tourism and has now become an important part of its' annual events calendar. 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bhado Amavasya 2015

Bhado Amavasya is dedicated to Narayani Bai, who became Sati on this day. Devotees visit Rani Sati Dadi Temple on this day to seek her blessings. Worshiping her on Bhado Amavasya is believed to be very fruitful.
Bhado Amavasya is also called Bhadi Mawas, which is the first day of Hindu month, Bhadrapada. It has more significance in Marwari community. On the day of Bhado Amavasya, a big fair is organised in Rajasthan, which is dedicated to the deity of the place, Rani Sati Dadi Ji. Lets know the legend associated with it.
The story says that when Abhimanyu was killed in Mahabharata, his wife also wished to sacrifice her life. However, Lord Krishna stopped her, as she was pregnant with Abhimanyu's baby. Instead, Lord Krishna gave her the boon of becoming Abhimanyu's wife in her next birth. As per the words of Lord Krishna, she took birth as Narayani Bai and Abhimanyu took birth as Tandhan Das; and they both got married.This festival celebrate in Married girl and wear traditional new saree.
But soon after marriage, Tandhan Das met with an ill fate and passed away. This incident made Narayani Bai to become Sati. Since then, she is known as Rani Sati Dadi Ji. A temple that is 400 years old is still there to give her respect for her devotion. Every year, a sacred Puja is held on Bhado Amavasya. It is said that Dadi Ji gives her blessings to the devotees who have firm devotion in their hearts. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bheemana Amavasya 2015

Bhiman amavasya is a festival celebrated in South India, most in parts of KarnatakaAndhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on the new moon day (amavasya) of theashadha month of the Hindu calendar.

Bheemana Amavasya, also known as Bhima Amavasi, is an important Hindu ritual performed by women in Karnataka. Bheemana Amavasi Vrata 2015 date is August 14. Bheemana Amavasya is observed on the no moon day (Amavas) in the Kannada month of Ashada (July – August). On the day women pray for the well being of their husbands and brothers. The ritual is also known as Deepasthambha Pooja.

Bheemana Amavasi Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Married and unmarried women and girls on Bhima Amavasai pray for the long life of their husbands, brothers and other male members in the house. 

This Festival woman weartraditional saree and girls wear dress. A pair of lamps made using mud known as Kalikamba represents Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati on the day. Special pujas are done on the auspicious day to appease the divine couple. Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu lamp made from flour is made on the occasion and lit to cool all bad emotions like anger, frustration etc.

Another important feature on Bheemana Amavasi is the making of Kadubu. Dough balls, or Kadubus, have coins hidden in them. Coins are also hidden in idli, kozhakattai, modak and wheat balls. These balls are smashed by brothers or young boys at the end of the Bheemana Puja. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Somvati Amavasi 2015

Somvati Amavasi, or Somavati Amavasya, is no moon day that falls on a Monday (Somvar) in traditional Hindu calendar. This Year celebrate in  May 18, 2015. October 12, 2015.
The Significance of Somvati Amavas was narrated Yudhishtra by Bhisma in the Mahabharata. It is said that who ever takes a bath in the sacred rivers on the day would be prosperous, free of diseases and would be free from grief and sorrow. There is also a popular belief the soul of ancestors will rest in peace if children and relatives take a holy dip in the sacred rivers. 

Married women take the holy dip for a happy married life and for the long life of their husbands. They also worship the pipal tree on the day. Somavara Amavasya Vrata (fasting) is observed for a long and happy married life by couples. Many devout Hindus also fast on the day and some people only have a single meal.On the day thousands of people take a dip in Ganga at Haridwar, Triveni and other places. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Magha/Mauni Amavasya 2015

Mauni Amavasya falls on the 15th day of the Magha month. It is usually celebrated in the month of February.  It is believed that the water of the most sacred and holy river in Hinduism, the Ganga, turns into the nectar on Mauni Amavasya day. Due to this belief Mauni Amavasya day is the most important day in Hindu calendar to take holy dip in the Ganges. 

According to North Indian calendar, Mauni Amavasya falls in the middle of Magha month and also known as Maghi Amavasya. Many people take pledge to take holy dip in the Ganges not only on Mauni Amavasya day but also during whole Magha Mahina. The daily bathing ritual starts on Paush Purnima and ends on Magha Purnima day.

This Festival Celebrate in Women’s and wears new Saree. Mauni Amavasya is the day of spiritual Sadhana, that helps to calm down the mind; thus, giving peaceful environment. One of the very important event that occurs during the time of Mauni Amavasya is Kumbh Mela . Mauni Amavasya has its own importance, as it is considered that "Manu Rishi" was born on this day. As per the scriptures, Lord Brahma created the Queen Shatarupa and Maharaja Manu. The main deity worshipped on the day of Magha Amavasya is Lord Vishnu.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Amavasya or a new Moon day is the start of the new lunar month. It is a religious day when people keep fast.It is believed that during Amavasya, evil spirits get unusual powers and may cause harm. To counter this, people perform Kali Puja, as Goddess Kali is considered to be the destroyer of evil spirits. While, it is not the case that Amavasya is only inauspicious. It has good effects as well, and it should be considered auspicious.

The new moon day (all 24 hours and not just the night) is considered part of Amavasya.  The lunar month starts on the day following the full moon or purnima and therefore Amavasya always falls in the middle of the month.the lunar month starts on the day after the new moon, making Amavasya the last day of the lunar month in those places. Many festivals, the most famous being Diwali (the festival of lights), are observed on Amavasya. Many Hindus fast on Amavasya. This festival celebrate in women's and wear new saree.  

List of Amavasyas in 2015

Date    Month           Day                    Name of Amavasya
20th    January          Tuesday                 Magha Amavasya
18th    February        Wednesday            Phalguna Amavasya
20th    March            Friday                    Chaitra Amavasya
18th    April               Saturday                Vaishakha Amavasya
18th    May                Monday                Jyestha Amavasya
16th    June               Tuesday                Ashadha Amavasya
14th    August            Friday                  Shravana Amavasya
13th    September      Sunday                 Bhadrapada Amavasya
12th    October          Monday                Ashwin Amavasya
11th    November     Wednesday            Kartik Amavasya
11th    December       Friday                  Margashirsha Amavasya


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pradosham 2015 - Pradosh Vrat 2015

Pradosham, a day dedicated to Lord Shiva, falls on the 13 th day of every lunar fortnight. In each year, there are 24 Pradosham. On Pradosham 2015 day, observe fast, worship Shiva, cherish your dreams and achieve success in all you do. This festival celebrate in Married girl. They wear traditional white color cotton saree

  1. The word Pradosham means eliminating the sins or Doshas.
  2. Duration of Pradosham (Pradosh Kaal) is 2 hours 24 minutes after the sunset. Pradosh Kaal varies from region to region.
  3. Pradosham Kaal is an opportunity to overcome the bad deeds or Karmas.

Pradosh Vrat 2015: Pradosham Of Each Day

All the seven days of the week provide different benefits at the time of Pradosham. Let us know about the rewards of all these 7 Pradoshams.
Monday : Pradosham of this day is also known as Soma Pradosham. This Pradosh helps to attain good health and fulfills one's desires and wishes.
Tuesday : Also known as Bhauma Pradosham, this Pradosham provides relief from diseases and improves the financial condition.
Wednesday : Pradosh of Wednesday is fruitful to gain wisdom, knowledge and blesses the childless couples with child.
Thursday : It is also known as Guru Pradosham. Guru Pradosham helps in surpassing the opponents and enemies.
Saturday : Pradosha of Saturday is known as Maha Pradosham or Shani Pradosham. It is observed by the couples for a harmonious conjugal life.
With the knowledge of Pradosham of each day, make sure to get the best from each day.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2015

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2015 will be celebrated on November 25. Celebrated as the birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, this day portrays the purity of Sikhism and true meaning of selfless humanity. 

Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. Here, in this article we will understand the importance and significance of this day by taking a sneak peek into each and every aspect of Guru Nanak Jayanti.

Guru Nanak Jayanti is also known as Prakash Utsav and Gurupurab. Apart from Sikhs, this great festival is celebrated by followers of Guru Nanak and Nanakpanthi Hindus, as well. Almost all Sikh festivals are celebrated as the birth anniversaries of their ten pious Gurus. Festival of celebrating birthday of Sikh Guru is considered as ‘Gurpurb’.this festival Sikh men's  and women's  wear traditional clothes. Men's  wear dothi and women's wear traditional silk saree.

Guru Nanak Dev is the founder of Sikhism and for this very reason, he is known as the first Guru of Sikhs. He was born on April 15, 1469, at Rai-Bhoi-Di Talwandi, which is now at Sheikhupura, a district of Pakistan and now known as Nankana Sahib. According to traditional Hindu lunar calendar, his birthday is celebrated on Kartik Purnima (full Moon night in Hindu month Kartik).