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Festival Articles

Festivals play a vital role in bringing people together. With the advent of different seasons along with the corresponding positions of the sun and the moon, different festivals are celebrated. It marks a period of celebration, fun, food, tradition and togetherness. Music and dance play a vital role in the Indian festivals. Different Gods and goddesses are worshipped in the different festivals that occur over a year. They are invoked for knowledge, strength, peace and prosperity. It is also a time to kindle deep spiritual thoughts in our consciousness, as it involves giving and partaking of clothes, gifts and food. It reminds us that it is important to nurture thoughts of cheer, generosity, selflessness and family bonding. There are different types of festivals that are followed by different religions and by different sections of people. There are religious festivals, seasonal festivals, harvest festivals, and national festivals. It is to remind man that life should be celebrated in spite of many challenges to be faced. Festivals teach man to live one with nature, to pause and to ponder. It should be viewed as a time to harness our strength and vigor and pray to the heavens for such occasions as it lightens our spirits and give meaning for existence.

Performing Skanda Shasti Puja at home

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About Skanda Shasti Skanda Shasti is celebrated to mark the day when Lord Karthikeya, who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is also known by many other names like Subramanya, Muruga, Skanda, and so on. Skanda Shasti falls on the sixth day of the […]

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Significance of Skanda Sashti

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About Skanda Sashti Skanda Shasti is observed to mark the victory of Lord Kartikeya by killing the demon Surapadman.This son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is also known by many other names like Subramanya, Muruga, Skanda, and so on. Skanda Shasti falls on the sixth day […]

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Significance Of The Arrival & Departure of Goddess Durga In Different Carriers Each Year

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Who is Goddess Durga? Durga is the supreme Goddess Adi-Parashakthi herself. The term Durga means ‘the invincible’. She is the embodiment of all shakthis, the great powers and remains the prime female deity of the Hindu pantheon. She is believed to be eternal, with no beginning or […]

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Significance of Navarathri

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What does Navarathri symbolize? Navarathri symbolizes the victory of good and the destruction of evil. It sends across an unambiguous message that the evil is not something that remains elsewhere outside, but is present very much as part of one’s own inner selves. The occasion cautions people […]

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When is Navarathri 2017 and how is it celebrated?

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What is Navarathri? Navarathri is one of the very important festivals of our country. Nava or Navam means number 9 and Rathri is night. The word Navarathri thus means Nine Nights that are considered very auspicious and are celebrated as such. The festival ends on the tenth […]

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How to Prepare Your House for Navratri

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Navratri celebrates The nine day period of Navratri celebrates the feminine power or ‘Shakti’ of the universe. This highly auspicious period falls in the Hindu month of ‘Ashvin’ which corresponds to the months of September-October. The festival pays tribute to the mighty ‘Goddess Durga’ who prevailed over […]

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How To Perform Navratri Pooja

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About Navratri Pooja Navratri is one of the most auspicious and sacred festivals observed on the Indian sub- continent. The festival pays tribute to Goddess Durga, the embodiment of virtue and divine feminine power (Shakti) of the universe. This nine day extravaganza celebrates the triumph of good […]

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Navratri Colours 2017

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About Navratri Navratri is a popular and auspicious Hindu festival which is observed for a period of nine nights and ten days. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is considered the embodiment of the combined forces of all the Gods in the Hindu pantheon. The festival […]

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Fourth Day of Diwali – Balipratipada

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Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated for four consecutive days – the thirteenth day as Dhanatrayodashi, the fourteenth day as Narak Chaturdashi and the new moon day or Amavasya as Lakshmi Pooja) of the dark fortnight of Ashwin (Sep – Oct) and the first day of […]

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Third Day of Diwali – Lakshmi Pooja

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Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated for four consecutive days – the thirteenth day as Dhanatrayodashi, the fourteenth day as Narak Chaturdashi and the new moon day or Amavasya as Lakshmi Pooja of the dark fortnight of Ashwin (Sep – Oct) and the first day of […]

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Second Day of Diwali – Naraka Chaturdashi

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Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated for four consecutive days – the thirteenth day as Dhanatrayodashi, the fourteenth day as Narak Chaturdashi and the new moon day or Amavasya as Lakshmi Pooja of the dark fortnight of Ashwin (Sep – Oct) and the first day of […]

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First Day of Diwali – Vasubaras and Dhanteras

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Diwali, the festival of lights is celebrated for four consecutive days – the thirteenth day as Dhanatrayodashi, the fourteenth day as Narak Chaturdashi and the new moon day or Amavasya as Lakshmi Pooja of the dark fortnight of Ashwin (Sep – Oct) and the first day of […]

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