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Hindu Panchang envisages all the important Hindu festivals and all the favorable fasts which are celebrated with great prompting and passion. Is it possible for you to get refined with all the Hindu festivals? If not, then, we, at Dial199 have come up with the whole Hindu Panchang to apprise you all with the crux of all the festivals falling this year. Mould your year as a scheduled one with Dial199 Hindu Panchang. This webcast clarify the date, Muhurat, pooja Vidhi and the legend behind all the essential festivals of India.

Lists of all important Hindu Festivals

Hindu festivals are dependent on the place and it varies even between the 2 adjacent cities. If we go by the local language, Fast knows as Vrat and Festival is called by Tyohar. The majority of the Hindu festivals are determined on the basis of planetary positions of the sun and the moon. Hence, according to the Hindu faith, festival or Tyohar illustrate the time of worshiping deities, celebrations and seeking the blessings of god.

India is regard as a land of fasts and festivals since the time immemorial. Our nation is well known for a lot of things right from yoga to the diverse travel destination, but there exists one thing that our nation is best at; it’s the celebration of festivals. India is a country with myriad cultural and spiritual background, and as a nation, it showcases the celebration of festivals of a variety of types, colour and faith. This diverse culture makes the festivities and commemorations a pretty unique one to see and knowledge. It is the Indian culture that people are celebrating festivals and comply fasts right from the origin of human civilization.

India being a secular country encompasses more than four religions and every single month comprise of one or more festivals to celebrate and enjoy. Even the traditions, rituals and celebrations for a festival varies with the alteration in place and region. Every single festival has its own legend and importance, and all the customs depend upon the reason behind the celebration of the festival. Though the procedure of the celebration of festival differs but the prompting and the energy inside the people is the same when it comes to celebrations.

Whether it is Dussehra, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Holi, Janmashtami, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Jagannath Yatra, or any other festival, Dial199 Hindu Panchang will make you aware of each and every festival so that you don’t miss out a single chance in seeking the blessings of the all-powerful.

New Year

The celebrations associated with New Years, and choose January 1st as the New Year's Day, originate in the Roman Period. The early Roman calendar, assumed to have been made by the founders of Rome, Romulus, consisted of 10 months and 304 days. Accord

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Sankashti Chaturthi

As per Hindu calendar, Sankashti Chaturthi is celebrated on the 4th day of the waning moon half (Krishna Paksha) of the month. It is a favorable festival dedicated to the highest Lord, Ganesha. ‘Sankashti’ is a Sanskrit word which means liberty or fr

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Saphala Ekadashi

Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha during Paush month is known as Saphala Ekadashi. As Saphala means achievement, so it is assumed that by fasting on this day all tasks of a person get prosperous. On this day, Lord Achyuta is worshipped.

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Pradosh Vrat

Pradosh Vrat is one of the holy Hindu fasts in the Hindu calendar, Pradosh fast, also known as Pradosham, is a bimonthly occasion devoted to Lord Shiva. It is observed on the 13th day of the lunar fortnight. The day is entirely dedicated and devoted

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Masik Shivaratri

As per Hindu calendar, Masik Shivratri is notable on the 14th day of each month during the waning moon (Krishna Paksha) half. Masik means ‘monthly’ and Shivaratri means ‘night of Lord Shiva’. The day is observed every month whereas Mahashivratri fall

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Paush Amavasya

According to Vedic calendar, Paush Amavasya is said to be observed on the last date of Krishna Paksha in Paush month. According to virtuous bond, this day holds a great significance, as several favorable activities and functions are carried out on th

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Uttarayan

The term Uttarayan is made from two Sanskrit words? Uttara, Ayan Which means north and movement respectively? So, the word Uttarayan means the movement of earth towards earth on the celestial sphere. This process starts the day after winter solstice

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Pongal

Pongal is a crop festival which is celebrated in Tamil Nadu for four days. It is the most well-liked festival and is mainly celebrated in the southern states of India 4 days to devote a vote of thanks to nature. It is delight in the month of Thai (Ja

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Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is celebrated on the 14th of January every year. Unlike most Hindu festivals which are laid down as per the changing positions of the Moon and are based on the Lunar Calendar, Makar Sankranti is based on the Solar Calendar. Every year

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Lohri

The festival of Lohri is meant to be celebrated on winter solstice. On the day after Lohri, day light is meant to rise people believe that it brings a pleasant morning of hope. It is a harvest festival which is fervently celebrated by Sikhs. It is ma

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Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) is one of the most famous freedom fighters of India. In 1942, he earns the title ‘Netaji’, in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj. Bose is accredited with the very famo

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Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha during Pausha month is called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day. It is assumed that if a being fasts on this day, she/he is blessed with a children and so the name Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. This E

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Republic Day

All Indian peoples celebrate Republic day, which is a gazette holiday on January 26 each year. It is a day to remember when India's constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country's change toward becoming an independent repub

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Paush Purnima Vrat

Purnima or Full Moon in Shukla Paksh within Paush month as per Hindu Panchang is known as Paush Purnima. It holds of a major importance as per Hindu religion. This date is dear to Moon, as on this day it appears as a whole. As per Hindu historical sc

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Shattila Ekadashi

On Shattila Ekadashi, people worship Lord Vishnu and his Baikunth form with full devotion. Sesame seeds hold a big significance on this day and used in 6 different ways. On this day, bathing with water and sesame seeds, enforce sesame seeds scrub,

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Magha Amavasya

According to Hindu calendar, the Amavasya during waning moon (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Magha is named as Magha Amavasya or Mauni Amavasya. On this day, the person should stay silent (Maun) and take bath in the sacred water of Ganga, Yamuna or

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Surya Sankranti

Sankranti means the transit of Sun from one zodiac sign to another sign. In India, this festival is very well-liked and is celebrated in different parts of country with joyfulness and bliss. Every year, Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the month of J

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Basant Panchmi

Basant Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day (Panchami Tithi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Magh. From this day, Vasant Ritu (the spring season) begins in India. Saraswati pooja is also performing on this day. The celebra

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Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Pooja is celebrated on the 5th day (Panchami Tithi) of the Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month of Magha. This day is also known as Basant Panchami. Goddess Saraswati is worshiped for knowledge, intelligence, culture, wisdom, music and art. It

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Jaya / Bhami Ekadashi

On Jaya Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu is worshipped with full affection and offered items such as flowers, water, vermillion, rice and other scented things. Fast of Jaya Ekadashi is known to be very holy and bear many high-quality fruits. It is supposed that

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Magha Purnima Vrat

The Full Moon or Purnima date in the month of Magh according to the Hindu Panchang is called as Magh Purnima. This day is religiously and spiritually important. It is religious to bathe, do donate and chant on this day. Also, taking a sacred bath on

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Vijaya Ekadashi

Vijaya Ekadashi is considered pondering significant as per Hinduism. It is believed that anyone who fast while following proper rituals on this favorable date acquires all the achievement and affluence.

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Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus. As per the South India Panchangam (Amavasyant Panchang), Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the Magha month. On the other hand, as per the Panchang of North I

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Phalguna Amavasya

Amavasya in the Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month is known as Phalguna Amavasya. This Amavasya is most advantageous for reach joy, property and good affluence. Therefore, people fast on this day for their positive growth and affluence. On the same day

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Amalaki Ekadashi

Amalakya and Amalaki Ekadashi are celebrated to praise the grandeur of Lord Vishnu. Amalaki means Amla, which is describe as a best ingredient in both Hinduism and Ayurveda. According to Padma Purana, Amla tree is very beloved to Lord Vishnu and know

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Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan, the first day of the 2021 celebration, is observed on the full moon day of Hindu month Falgun. On the next day, festival of colors (also known as Dhulandi, Dhulandi, and Dhuli) is famous. Festivity of Holi marks the triumph of good over

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Phalguna Purnima Vrat

According to Hindu calendar, the Purnima in the month of Phalguna is named as Phalguna Purnima. This day has delightful, social and cultural importance in Hindu religion belief. On this day, fasting is done from sunrise to moonlight. According to a s

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Holi

Holi–the festival of colors–also known as Vasant Utsav, falls on the Pratipada during dark half (Krishna Paksha) of the Chaitra Month as per Hindu calendar. If the Pratipada is falling on two days then the first day is believe as the day of Dhulandi

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Papmochani Ekadashi

Papmochani Ekadashi signifies destroying all the sins and bad deeds. On this day, you must worship Lord Vishnu with full devotion. One must not lie to others and deprive anyone. One get rid of many sins including violence, Brahmacharya, gold theft, d

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Chaitra Amavasya

According to Hindu calendar, Amavasya in the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month is known as Chaitra Amavasya. It is of great significance in Hindu religious conviction. On this day, bathing, charity, donation, and other spiritual activities are performe

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Gudi Padwa

Gudhi Padwa is the Marathi festival, which is famous because Hindu New Year (known as “Samvatsara” in Sanskrit) begins from this day. As per the Panchang, Nav Samvatsar begins from the Pratipada of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Chaitra month.

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Ugadi

Arrangements for Ugadi begin a week ahead. Peoples clean and renovate their houses. Shopping of the new clothes, dress as well as necessary items for the festival is done. People bathing in early morning before sunrise and decorate the entrance door

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Ghatasthapana

Navratri begins with Kalash Sthapna or Ghatasthapana on the 1st day. Ghatsthapana is performed on the 1st day to invoke Goddess Shakti. If perform at the wrong time, it might make the Goddess angry. Muhurat for Ghatasthapana must be selected accordin

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Maa Shailputri Puja

Shailputri is the first among the 9 forms of Goddess Durga who are worship during all the 9 days of Navratri festival. Each day of this festival is devoted to the one form of Durga and 1st day is dedicated to Maa Shailputri.

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Chaitra Navratri

Chaitra Navratri is the 9-day Hindu festival. It begins on the 1st day of Hindu lunar calendar. The fair marks the worshiping of 9 incarnations of Goddess Shakti or Goddess Durga. Every year, this favorable Hindu festival is celebrated in the month o

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Cheti Chand

Cheti Chand is one of the most necessary festivals of the Sindhi community and is commemorate in cachet of the birth of Sindhi Philanthropist Saint Jhulelal. This festival is celebrated as the Sindhi New year and it falls on the 2nd day of brighter l

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Ambedkar Jayanti

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti celebrates the birthday anniversary of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, an Indian politician and social rights activist. Ambedkar Jayanti is a vital day for Indian officials and citizens. The holiday is renowned on April 14 each year

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Maa Brahmacharini Puja

Brahmacharini Maa is worshipped on the 2nd day of Navratri. She is considering as the unmarried form of Goddess Parvati. Brahmacharini is the Sanskrit term which means: Brahma, the absolute reality, the highest consciousness + Charini, the female ver

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Baisakhi

Baisakhi, the harvest festival of India which marks the starting of Sikh New Year as per Nanakshahi Solar calendar. It is hugely celebrated by the people of Sikh society. Every year Baisakhi falls on the 1st month of Bikram Samvat in Hindu Panchang.

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Maa Chandraghanta Puja

Chandraghanta Mata is worshipped on the 3rd day of Navratri. Her name means: ‘Chandra’ - the Moon, ‘Ghanta’ - execution like bell. When Goddess Parvati adorned her forehead with the crescent Moon, she got this name. She is also known as Chandraghanta

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Maa Kushmanda Puja

Kushmanda Mata is worshipped on the 4th day of Navratri. Kushmanda is a Sanskrit name, which means: ‘Ku’ - small/little, ‘Ushma’ - energy/heat, ‘Anda’ - egg. This form of Goddess Parvati blesses her devotee with wealth, health and power.

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Maa Skandamata Puja

Skandamata Mata is worshipped on the 5th day of Navratri. Her name means: ‘Skanda’ - Lord Kartikeya/Murugan and ‘Mata’ - mother. Hence, this name means that she is the mother of the Skanda (Lord Karthikeya).

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Maa Katyayani Puja

Katyayani Mata is worshipped on the 6th day of Navratri. Goddess Parvati took this form to kill the devilMahishasura. This form is deliberated quite violent and hence, Maa Katyayani is also known as the knightgoddess.

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Maa Kalaratri Puja

Kalratri Mata is worshipped on the 7th day of Navratri. She is considering quite an aggressive form of Maa Parvati. Her name means: ‘Kaal’ - time/death & ‘Ratri’ - night. As per her name, she is considering as the destroyer of darkness.

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Maa MahaGauri Puja

Mahagauri Mata is worshipped on the 8th day of Navratri. Maa Mahagauri is known for satisfying all the wishes of her devotees. Her name means: Maha’ - great/immense & ‘Gauri’ - white. As she is quite fair in complexion, she got this name ‘Mahagauri’.

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Ram Navami

Ram Navami marks the birthday of Lord Ram, who is known to be the 7th embodiment of Lord Vishnu. Every year on Chaitra Shukla Navami (the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu Lunar month, Chaitra) Ramnavami is celebrated. In several temples,

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Maa Siddhidatri Puja

Siddhidatri Mata is worshipped on the 9th day of Navratri. Her names means: Siddhi - devout power & ‘Datri’ - the giver. The goddess is known for removing ignorance and giving intelligence to realize the eternal power, which is running the entire uni

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Chaitra Navratri Parana

Chaitra Navratri Parana is performing on the Dashami Tithi of Chaitra Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight of the Hindu month, Chaitra). It is the day when Nine-day Chaitra Navratri fair comes to an end. Though there are contradictory statements in the S

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Kamada Ekadashi

Kamada Ekadashi celebrates the glory and grandiosity of Lord Vasudev, as he is chanting on this favorable day. This Ekadashi Vrat is said to be the best one for worshipping Lord Vishnu. With the result of this fast, all desires are satisfied and sins

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Hanuman jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Hanuman. On this day, the devotees keep Vrat. Every year, Hanuman Jayanti happens on the full moon day of the Hindu month Chaitra. At some places, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on the 14th day of

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Chaitra Purnima Vrat

Purnima in the month of Chaitra is known as Chaitra Purnima. It is also known by the name of Chaiti Poonam. As it is the 1st month of Hindu Year, so it holds great importance in Hindu faith. On this day, people fast to seek blessings of Lord Satyanar

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Varuthini Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat symbolizes good fortune and peaceful life. This fast is effective to cure disease& sufferings, absolve sins and make one feel powerful & spirited. With this devotion in mind, one should worship Lord Madhusudan. The result of f

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Vaishakha Amavasya

Vaishakha is the 2nd month of Hindu Year. According to spiritual beliefs, Treta Era (Yuga) began from this month. This increases the spiritual significance of Vaishakha Amavasya tenfold. Performing spiritual activities, charity and bathing, Pitru Tar

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Akshaya Tritiya

Akshaya Tritiya, which is also known as Akha Teej, is celebrated on Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya (the 3rd Hindu date of the bright half of the Hindu month Vaishakh). It is a main festival for the people of Sanatana Dharma.

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Mohini Ekadashi

In Hinduism, Mohini Ekadashi is consider a sacred and fruitful day. It is assumed that the person who fasts as per the whole ritual on this sacred date becomes lucky in his life. She/he overcomes the temptation of delusion and moves towards attaining

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Vaishakha Purnima Vrat

Vaishakha Purnima is of prime importance in Hindu faith. On this day, various charity and spiritual activities are performing. This Poornima is also known by the name of Satya Vinayak Purnima. On this Purnima, Lord Vishnu embody on the form of Mahatm

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Apara Ekadashi

Apara Ekadashi is known by 2 names - Apara and Ajala. Lord Trivikrama is devotion on this day. One meaning of Apara Ekadashi is that the virtue of this Ekadashi is huge. By fasting on this day, one’s virtue, wealth, and fame increase. Furthermore, on

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Jyeshtha Amavasya

Jyeshtha Amavasya comes in Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month. Like every Amavasya, this Amavasya is also considering highly auspicious for the peace of ancestors, which is done by do spiritual activities, donation and Pind Daan (Tarpan). Shani Jayanti

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Nirjala Ekadashi

There comes in total twenty four Ekadashi in a whole year. Among them, Nirjala Ekadashi is consider the most excellent. It is also called as Bhimseni Ekadashi because according to Maharishi Ved Vyasa, Bhimsena fast it. It is believed that by fasting

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Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat

Purnima in the month of Jyeshtha is of great significance in the Hindu faith. From a spiritual perspective, bath and donating is considered highly favorable on the full moon day. Bathing in the holy river Ganga not only helps to complete all your wis

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Yogini Ekadashi

Lord Shri Narayana, one of the other names of Lord Vishnu, is pooja on the day of Yogini Ekadashi. The person who fast on this Ekadashi is liberated and even redemption from all sins, like cutting Peepal tree. Doing this fast results in eliminate any

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Ashadha Amavasya

Ashadha Amavasya holds great significance in Hindu religion. It comes in Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month, which is the 4th month of Hindu Year (according to Hindu calendar). Pind Pradhan and Pitru Tarpan perform on this day is considered highly favor

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Jagannath Rath Yatra

Devoted to Lord Jagannath, the Jagannath Rath Yatra is a very important festival for Hindus which is organized every year at the Jagannath temple Puri. This Rath Yatra is commemorated with energy and colossal zest at Puri in Orissa. The Jagannath Pur

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Ashadhi Ekadashi

Ekadashi refers to the 11th Tithi of a lunar month. There are two Ekadashi in every lunar month, out of which one falls in the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase), and the other during Krishna Paksha (waning phase). Ekadashi are devoted to the adoration of

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Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon date of the Hindu month Ashadha. On this day, the Guru (mentor or teacher) in worshiped. In general terms, Guru is the person who brings us out to the light from the darkness by helpful us with knowledge. T

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Kamika Ekadashi

Kamika Ekadashi is also known by the name of Pavitra Ekadashi. Upendra avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day. By fasting for this Ekadashi, an obstacle of previous life gets removed. The result of this sacred Ekadashi Vrat is equal to the v

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Shravana Amavasya

Shravana Amavasya comes in Krishna Paksha of Shravana month, the 5th month in Hindu calendar. It is also known by the name of Hariyali Amavasya. Prayers are offered to Goddess and Gods on this day to seek their blessings for good rains and a plentifu

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Hariyali Teej

The 3rd day of the Shukla Paksha of the Shravan month is called Hariyali Teej or Shravani Teej. As per the English Calendar, the festival happens in the month of July or August. The Teej festival commemorates the women and their spirit of producing

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Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is celebrated on the 5th date of the bright half of the Sawan month. As per astrology, Lord of the 5th Hindu date is snake.  This Nag Panchami day, snakes are worshiped cardinality.

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Independence Day

Independence Day is a national public holiday on 15 August to celebrate the day in 1947 when India became independent from British rule. European traders had been settled in India since the 17th Century. In the 18th Century the East India Company, a

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

Ekadashi on Shukla Paksha of Shravana Masa is known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. According to Hindu spiritual beliefs, the person fasting for this Ekadashi reaps fruit equivalent to Vajpayee Yagya. Additionally with the good virtue of this fast, dev

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Onam/Thiruvonam

Onam is a 10 day Keralite festival. The most significant day is the tenth day, which is known as Thiruvonam. As it is the major day, people generally interchangeably use the terms Onam and Thiruvonam. Shravan Nakshatra is known as Thiru Onam in Malay

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of Shravan (also known as Sawan) every year; that is why it is also known as Rakhi Purnima. It is the day to celebrate the brother-sister love. Sister ties the Rakhi on brother’s wrist wishing him an

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Shravana Purnima Vrat

Purnima in the month of Shravana is known as Shravana or Shravani Poornima as per Hindu calendar. Bath, and charity and penance on this day are considered highly propitious in spiritual scriptures (Grantha). On the same day, festival of Raksha Bandha

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Kajari Teej

Kajari Teej, also known by the name Kajali Teej, is celebrated on the third day of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) during the lunar month of Bhadrapada. According to the Gregorian Panchang, the day falls during the months of July or August. Kajri

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Janmashtami

Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of God Krishna. In Mathura, the city of Demon King Kansa, God Krishna was born in the prison of the King as the 8th child of Devaki on the eighth day of the dark fortnight of Bhadrapada month. It was midnight

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Aja Ekadashi

Aja Ekadashi is very blessed by Lord Vishnu ji, because of which, the person who fast on this day get blessings from both God Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. This Ekadashi is also known by the name of Annada Ekadashi.

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Bhadrapada Amavasya

Amavasya in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month is known as Bhadrapada Amavasya. It is also known by the name of Bhadi or Bhadon Amavasya. This day holds great importance in Hindu faith, mainly for offering oblation to ancestors, charity and to get ri

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Hartalika Teej

Hartalika Teej Vrat is one of the primary Vrats in Hindu faith. Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the 3rd day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. Actually, worshiping God Shiva and Goddess Parvati holds a lot of believe in the Hast Nakshatra o

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated every year in the Bhadrapada month’s 4th day of bright fortnight. As per the beliefs, Lord Ganesha was born on this day during Madhyahna Kaal on Monday in Swati Nakshatra and Leo ascendant. That’s why this one is consid

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Parsva Ekadashi

Vamana Avatar of God Vishnu is worshipped on the day of Parivartini Ekadashi. As Shri Vishnu curvature while sleeping on this day, so it is called as Parivartini Ekadashi. It is also known by the name of Padma Ekadashi. Humans who worship Vamana Avat

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Anant Chaturdashi

The Anant Chaturdashi fast holds a great deal of significance in the Hindu faith. The festival is also known by the name of Anant Chaudas. The day commemorates the Lord of numerous avatars, Lord Vishnu.

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Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat

According to Hindu calendar, Purnima in the month of Bhadrapada is known as Bhadrapada Purnima. This Purnima is of great significance in Hindu faith. On this day, Satyanarayana form (Swaroop) of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. On the same day, fast of Uma

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Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi’s life is revered in India and around the world as an example of how to live simply and faithfully. On his birthday, October 2nd, people across India gather together to observe Gandhi Jayanti. They offer Garland of flowers on pictures and stat

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Indira Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi is said to be of great significance for salvation of ancestors. Ancestors up to 7th generation of the person performing this fast attain salvation along with that person. On this day Lord Shaligram is worshipped.

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Ashwin Amavasya

Ashwin Amavasya falls in Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. It is commonly known as Sarva Pitru Amavasya or Mahalaya Amavasya. It is also known by the name of Pitra Visarjani Amavasya. This Amavasya is of great importance as performing Pitru rites and r

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Ghatasthapana

The festival of grandiose, Navratri always begins with the ritual of Ghatasthapana. The 1st day of Sharad Navratri commemorates the invocation of the Goddess Shakti. The Adishakti blesses her devotees on the very 1st day as we do the Poojan of Ghatas

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Sharad Navratri

Navratri is a 9-day long, favorable festival famous all over India for different reasons every year. It is culturally dedicated to Goddess Durga, an exemplar of Shakti or the cosmic energy. Among all the five Navratris (Chaitra, Aashadh, Ashwin, Paus

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Kalparambha

On the 6th day of Durgotsav, a ritual of Bilva Nimantran is performing in the evening. However, sometimes the 6th day Muhurat gets over before the evening time. In that case, if the 5th day coincides with the evening of the 6th day, then Bilva Poojan

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Navpatrika Puja

Maha Saptami is the 1st day of Durga Puja. On this day falls the ritual of Nabapatrika Poojan. Nabapatrika is also known as Kolabou Pooja. In the states of Bengal, Assam and Orissa, Durga Pooja is performing by the mixture of nine different leaves. A

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Durga Puja Ashtami

Durga Ashtami is celebrated on the 2nd day of Durga Pooja. It is also called as Maha Durga Ashtami. On the day of Durga Ashtami, the process of worshiping Goddess Durga is same as that of Saptami. However, on this day Praan Pratishtha is not done. On

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Durga Maha Navami Puja

Maha Navami is contemplated as 3rd and the last day of Durga Pooja. Maha Navami also begins with Maha Snaan and Shodashopachara Pooja. On the day of Maha Navami Goddess Durga is worshiped and reverenced as Mahishasura Mardini which means the annihil

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Dussehra

Dussehra is celebrated on the day when Dashami Tithi (10th date) of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of Ashwin month is prevalent during the Aparahan Kaal. The festival is celebrated to remark the wining of good over evil because on this day, God

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Durga Visarjan

The end of Durga Pooja festival is marked by the Durga Visarjan. Just with the advent of the day of Vijayadashami the immersion (Visarjan) of the statue of Goddess Durga is done early in the morning. From many years, immersion (Visarjan) is done earl

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Sharad Navratri Parana

Perform on the Tenth day of the Sharad Navratri; the Dashmi Tithi is commemorating as the day when the cluster of Shardiya Navratri comes to an end. It’s always been a mystery as to when the Parana must be observed, i.e. either on the Navami or on th

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Papankusha Ekadashi

Papankusha Ekadashi is all about dissipating elephant sized sins with the virtuous arrow of fast. On this Papankusha Ekadashi day, people worship God Vishnu and do Bhajan-Kirtan to make the pious and pure. This Ekadashi fast brings good character and

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Ashwin Purnima Vrat

Purnima in the Shukla Paksha of Ashwin month is known as Ashwin or Sharad Poornima. It is also known by the name of Raas Poornima. As per Vedic Astrology, this is the only day in entire year, when Moon is full of its sixteen virtues and the rays that

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Karva Chauth

Karva Chauth is celebrated on the 4th day of the dark half in Hindu month Kartik. On this Karva Chauth day, married women keep fast to prolong the life of their husband. Those who are unmarried, keep this fast to get a good husband in future. Ceremon

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Rama Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi is of great importance in Hindu faith, as it was named after Goddess Lakshmi. On this day, Keshav Swaroop of Lord Vishnu is worshipped along with Rama swaroop of Goddess Lakshmi. This is the last Ekadashi of Chaturmas. Person who fasts

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Dhanteras

Celebrated on the 13th day of the Kartik month of the Dark Lunar fortnight (Krishna Paksha), Dhanteras grace the lives of the masses with wealth. Known by two names, Dhantrayodashi and Dhanvantri Jayanti, the festival lauds the search of the ‘Amrit K

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Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is an important festival of the Hindus, which encompass the 5 day long festivities ranging from Dhanteras to Bhaiya Dooj. The festivity extends to all of India, parts of Nepal and various other area of the world. The

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Narak Chaturdashi

Narak Chaturdashi is a festival celebrated in the month of Kartik, on the 14th day of the waning moon. It is also known as Narak Chaudas, Roop Chaudas or even Kali Chaudas. As per the earliest Indian mythology, people admire the Lord of death ‘Yamraj

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Kartik Amavasya

Kartik Amavasya holds great importance in Hinduism and comes in Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. This Amavasya is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi and the favorable festival of Diwali is also famous on this day. It is also consider an ideal day for Pitru po

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Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Pooja holds extreme significance in Hindu faith. These festivals exemplify the nature and the human beings. According to the Hindu calendar, Govardhan Pooja or Annakoot is commemorating on the 1st day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik

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Bhai Dooj

The festival Bhai Dooj is the one that signify the special connection between a brother and a sister. The bond which unlike any other, stands out from the rest in its own and special way. This special connection is also known as Bhai Teeka, Yam Dwiti

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Chhath Puja

Chhath Pooja, also known as Sun Shashthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Shashthi. This festival is celebrated after six days of Diwali and mainly celebrated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand with great glee. On Chhath Pooja, worship

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Children's Day

Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November in India to honor the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. He was born on 14 November 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru had huge love, care, and liking for children and so, they call him Chacha Nehru. (Let us ha

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Devutthana Ekadashi

Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is known as Devotthan, Devauthani or Prabodhini Ekadashi. This Ekadashi comes after Diwali. As Lord Vishnu sleeps on Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Aashadh month and wakes up on Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Kar

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Kartik Purnima Vrat

Poornima in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is called Kartik Purnima. On this day, Lord Shiva killed the demon, Tripurasura, therefore this Poornima is also known as Tripuri Poornima. If Krittika Nakshatra falls on this day, it is called Mahakartiki.

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Utpanna Ekadashi

Goddess Ekadashi, manifestation of Lord Vishnu, was born on this day. Therefore, the day is known by the name of Utpanna Ekadashi. It is assumed that Goddess Ekadashi get manifested from Lord Vishnu to kill demon (Asura) Mura. Pleased with her, Lord

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Margashirsha Amavasya

Margashirsha Amavasya is considering highly important as Pitru Pooja perform on this day offer liberal results to both the Vratee (person who fasted) and his/her relations. Following Vrat Pooja Vidhi should be followed by the person fasting on this d

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Mokshada Ekadashi

Mokshada means to destroy the temptation and that is why this Ekadashi is known as Mokshada Ekadashi. On the same day in Dwapara Yuga, Lord Shri Krishna gave the information of Gita in Kurukshetra. So, the day is also celebrated as Gita Jayanti as it

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Margashirsha Purnima Vrat

Purnima in Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month is called Margashirsha Poornima. It is also known as Battisi Poornima. According to Hindu faith, it is the month for do charity, spiritual activities and worshipping the Gods and Goddesses. In Shrimad Bh

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Christmas

For most of the masses, Christmas is all about going to a local mall and admires the decoration of the Christmas tree. The shiny twinkling lights wrapped around the Christmas tree and the gifts hang to greet, meet and visit, Christmas always held thi

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