Guru Nanak Jayanti ranks among the popular festivals in India. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Guru Nanak Sahib and is celebrated with great zeal in the state of Punjab where the Sikh religion is widely prevalent. Punjabi communities in other states also celebrate the festival. The birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib mostly […]
Guru Gobind Singh, born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. When his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, Guru Gobind Singh was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at age nine, becoming the tenth Sikh Guru.
In Hindu religion, Ekadashi is considered a very important day and Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is one of them. It is believed that if a childless couple fast devotedly on this day; following the whole process correctly, then they definitely get blessed with a child. Apart from this, all sins of a human ends by fasting […]
When the no moon day or the Amavasya is observed in the specific month of Paush according to the Hindu Calender then that particular Amavasya is called Paush Amavasya. It is considered as an inauspicious day when the negative energies and evil powers are stronger in comparison with other days. Paush Amavasya is regarded as highly pertinent for […]
Jaya Ekadashi is a fasting practice that is observed on the ‘Ekadashi’ tithi during the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) in the month of ‘Magh’ in the Hindu calendar. If you follow the Gregorian calendar it falls between the months of January-February. It is believed that if this Ekadashi falls on a Thursday, […]
The festival is observed primarily in factories and industrial areas, often on the shop floor. As a mark of reverence the day of worship is marked not only by the engineering and architectural community but by artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and others. They pray for a better future, safe working […]
Mahashivratri is one of the largest and most significant among the sacred festival nights of India. This – the darkest night of the year – celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru or the First Guru, from whom the yogic tradition originates. The planetary positions on this night are such that […]
Gadge Maharaj (23 February 1876 - 20 December 1956; also known as Sant Gadge Maharaj or Sant Gadge Baba) was a mendicant-saint and social reformer from the Indian state of Maharashtra. He lived in voluntary poverty and wandered to different villages promoting social justice and initiating reforms, especially related to sanitation. He is still revered […]
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 asSankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of […]
Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as the first day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis. On this day the new Samvatsara, which is a cycle of sixty years, starts. All sixty Samvatsara are identified by a unique name. Gudi Padwa is celebrated as Ugadi by the people of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. […]
Ram Navami is one of the most important Hindu festivals of India which falls in the ‘ Shukla Paksha’ on the ninth day of the month of Chaitra corresponding to the March/April of the Gregorian calendar. It is also the last day of the Vasanta Navratri. The festival celebrates the birth of the seventh incarnation […]
Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious holiday in Jainism.This is a gazetted holiday which means that government offices and most businesses are closed. Mahavira, known originally as Vardhamana, was born in either 599 BC or 615 BC. The Digambar school of Jainism say that Lord Mahavira was born in the year 615 BC, but […]
The birth of the Vanara God, Hanuman Jayanti, also known as Hanumath Jayanti, is celebrated to worship Lord Hanuman. The Monkey God or Maruthi is a devotee of Lord Rama, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is a combination of powerful and courageous, while also being humble. According to the […]
Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, the day on which Christians annually observe the commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. From the early days of Christianity, Good Friday was observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting, a characteristic that finds expression in the German word Karfreitag
Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known Although Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha according to Purnimant School and in the month of Paush according to Amavasyant School.
According to Hindu Calendar, Amavasya in the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is known as Chaitra Amavasya. It is of great importance in Hindu religion. On this day, bathing, charity, donation, and other religious activities are performed. Like every Amavasya, Pitru Tarpan is also performed on this day.
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akti or Akha Teej, is an annual springtime festival of the Hindus and Jains. It falls on the third Tithi of Bright Half of Vaisakha month. It is observed as an auspicious time regionally by Hindus and Jains in India and Nepal, as signifying the "third day of unending prosperity"