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Rishi Panchami

Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. This is the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Rishi Panchami is dedicated to the seven rishis. The seven sages are remembered on this day.

The Seven Sages

These sages are Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Vashishta. This is the day when people remember and thank the sages who have worked so hard for the welfare of mankind and society.

Rituals on Rishi Panchami

On this day women will observe a fast. In some parts of India like Rajasthan sisters tie a sacred thread on the wrist of their brothers and sisters. The brothers and sisters pray for each other’s well being and give the promise to protect each other from all evil. In Maharashtra, a special curry is prepared using different vegetables. This is known as the Rishi bhaji and this is offered as Prasad.

On the day of Rishi Panchami, a small square is made using haldi and kumkum. Th…

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Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is a Hindu festival and auspicious day that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha.

Narasimha Jayanti 2019 to 2025 Dates YearDate2019Friday, 17th of May2020Wednesday, 6th of May2021Tuesday, 25th of May2022Saturday, 14th of May2023Thursday, 4th of May2024Tuesday, 21st of May2025Sunday, 11th of May Legend of Narasimha Jayanti

As per legend, Hiranyakashypu had received a unique boon from Lord Brahma due to which Hiranyakashypu could not be defeated by anyone. His atrocities increased and he even tried killing his own son Prahlad who was a Lord Vishnu devotee. In order to protect Prahlad Lord Vishnu took the form of Narshimha and killed Hiranyakashypu proving that in this world only Dharma can prevail.

Vishnu took the Narshimha avatar on Vaisakh Chaturdashi day in order to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu. This was the fourth incarnation of the Lord in which he had the face…

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Karva Chauth

The Karva Chauth is observed by Hindu women after four days of full-moon, also known as the Purnima, during the month of Kartik. Since the festival is celebrated based on the Gregorian calendar, dates for this ceremony might vary. This is mainly because this particular calendar is not calculated on the basis of movements of constellations. Instead, the calendar is tabular in nature, which considers the moon’s movements.

Most of the Hindu festivals are based on the lunisolar calendar.  Karva Chauth also happens to be one of them. Therefore, as a characteristic, the festival is celebrated based on astronomical positions. Out of all heavenly bodies, the positions of the moon are considered to be the main foundation for deciding the date of the festival.

Karwa Chauth Date & Puja Timings Karwa Chauth 2019 Date – Thursday, October 17

2019 Karva Chauth Puja Timings - 5:50 PM to 7:03 PM & Moonrise time - 8:25 PM

Karwa Chauth 2020 – Wedne…
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Thai Pongal

Thai Pongal is a festival celebrated by the Tamilians and it is dedicated to Sun God. This festival is celebrated in the month of January and this is a festival that is celebrated for four days. Thai is the name of the tenth month in the Tamil calendar. On the same day, Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi and other south India people celebrates as Makar Sankranthi or Pongal.

The first day of the festival is Bhogi. On the second day of the festival is known as Thai Pongal. Third day is Mattu Pongal & fourth one is Kanuma.

Thai Pongal is the day when Uttarayan begins. On the day of the festival, all the family members will rise early and get bathe and get ready to prepare the Pongal.  The garden where the Pongal is going to be cooked is cleaned and decorated with kolam. Water is boiled in an earthen vessel. When the water begins to boil three handful of rice is added to it and the rice is cooked. Other important ingredients that are added include cow’s milk, coc…

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Baisakhi

Baisakhi is the most important festival celebrated by Sikhs in the month of April. It is the New Year of the Sikhs. Baisakhi is also known as Vaisakhi and it is one of the most important festivals of Punjab.  This takes place during the time when the Rabi crop is ready for harvesting. The farmers pray to God for a good harvest and thank God for all the good things that they have given them

Vasakhi Dates 2019 - Sunday, April, 142020 - Monday, April 132021 - Wednesday, April 142022 - Thursday, April 14 Baisakhi Celebrations

Gurudwaras are cleaned and decorated. On the day of the festival, people visit the Gurudwaras and pray to the Lord. There are special prayers in the morning. After the prayers, the Khada Prasad is distributed in the Gurudwara. Holy recitals are read from the Guru Granthsahib in the Gurudwaras. Holy processions by religious men are taken out in the city. Kar seva or physical labour services are offered by the people in the Gurudwaras. Lan…

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Aadi Krithigai

Aadi Krithigai is a Tamil festival dedicated to Lord Murugan (Subrahmanya Swamy). It is celebrated in the Tamil month Aadi. In Aadi month devotees perform more poojas and other religious activities. Aadi Krittigai is celebrated on the day of Krittika nakshatra in the Aadi month.

Aadi Krithigai is also pronounced as Aadi Krittika, Aadi Krithika, Aadi Krithikai. This day is specially dedicated to praying Lord Muruga as Krittika Nakshatra is favorable to Lord Muruga. On this day the Arupadai Veedu temples are decorated and special offerings are made to Lord Muruga.

Aadi Krithigai Dates YearDateDay2019July, 26Friday2020August, 12Monday2021August, 2Monday2022July, 22Friday Story of Aadi Krithikai

As per legend six flames were released from the third eye of Lord Shiva. These were brought to the Sarvana pond where the Karthigai Pengal nurtured these flames which transformed into 6 babies. Finally Goddess Parvati embraced the six babies to give them o…

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