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This festival begins immediately after the conclusion of Chhath festival in Nepal and northern parts of India, and ends on the full moon day of Kartik, that coincides in the month of November.

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This page was last edited on 7 March , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Makar Sankranti or Pongal and Lohri. Thai Pongal in Colombo. Makara Sankranti or Pongal marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rasi. It marks the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Pongal is the first day of Uttarayana and coincides with the beginning of the Tamil month of Thai. Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals of Tamil Nadu.

Pongal occurs in mid January each year and marks the beginning of Uttarayana sun's journey northwards. The Pongal festival lasts for four days. Pongal is also commemorated by Jallikattu as a part of festivities as a sport of valor The festival is celebrated mostly on January 14 of the Gregorian calendar. Vasant Panchami. Goddess Saraswati in Kolkata. Fifth day of the waxing moon of Magh Hindu calendar.

Vasant Panchami also called Saraswati Puja by Bengalis and Odias is celebrated for the blessing of Saraswati , goddess of wisdom and the arts. Thaipusam or Kavadi. Murugan during Thaipusam. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community. The word Thaipusam is derived from the Tamil month name Thai and Pusam, which refers to a star near the location of the moon during the festival. The festival commemorates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a spear so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

Maha Shivaratri. Statue of Shiva meditating. Thirteenth night of the waning moon of Magh Hindu calendar. Maha Shivaratri is the great night of Shiva , during which followers of Shiva observe religious fasting and the offering of Bael Bilva leaves to Shiva.

Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in Phalgun February - March. Celebrating the festival of Shivaratri devotees observe day and night fast and perform ritual worship of Shiva Lingam to appease Lord Shiva.

To mark the Shivratri festival, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, preferably in river Ganga. After wearing fresh new clothes devotees visit the nearest Shiva temple to give ritual bath to the Shiva Lingum with milk, honey, water etc. On Shivaratri, worship of Lord Shiva continues all through the day and night. Jaagran Nightlong vigil is also observed in Shiva temples where large number of devotees spend the night singing hymns and devotional songs in praise of Lord Shiva.

It is only on the following morning that devotee break their fast by partaking prasad offered to the deity. Full moon of the Phalgun month Hindu calendar. Holi or Phagwah is a popular spring festival.

Holi commemorates the slaying of the demoness Holika by Lord Vishnu 's devotee Prahlad. Thus, the festival's name is derived from the Sanskrit words "Holika Dahanam", which literally mean "Holika's slaying". The festival is called Shigmo and Shimga in Goa and rural Maharashtra respectively.

Shigmo is celebrated in Goa as one of the prominent festivals of the Konkani Hindu community.

The main festival coincides with Holi. In Maharashtra and parts of Madhya Pradesh, the festival of colors is celebrated five days after Holi on Rang Panchami,. Mother Gaur. Vasant Navratri. First nine days of the Chaitra month Hindu calendar. Navratri is the Hindu festival of worship and dance.

In Sanskrit the term literally means "nine nights". During this festival the forms of Shakti are worshipped, and effigies are burned. Home shrine on Rama Navami.

Rama Navami is the celebration of the birth of Rama. Rama Navami is the day on which Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, incarnated in human form in Ayodhya. He is the ardha ansh of Vishnu or has half the divinitive qualities of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, in some regions, the festival is spread over nine days. This day, marking the birthday of Lord Rama, is also observed as the marriage day of Rama and Sita and thus also referred to as Kalyanotsavam.

In Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama, a huge fair is held with thousands of devotees gathering to celebrate this festival. The fair continues for two days, and rathyatras, carrying the Deities of Ram, his brother Laxman, His wife Sita, and His greatest devotee Mahavir Hanuman, are taken out from almost all Ram Temples.

Hanuman is known for is his devotion to Rama, and his tales form an important part of the celebration. Temples re-enact the marriage of Lord Rama and Sita to commemorate this event, since this day is also the day they got married. Gudi Padwa , Chetichand. Traditional Gudhi. First Day of waxing moon of Chaitra Hindu calendar.

According to the Brahma Purana , this is the day on which Brahma created the world. Holigey or Bhakshalu prepared on Ugadi. Mesha Sankranti. Ganges at Haridwar, Uttarakhand. Marks the start of the solar new year in lunisolar calendars. Involves bathing in holy waters.

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Regional new year festivals are also observed on this day such as Vishu , Pohela Boishakh and Vaisakhi. Represents the vernal Spring equinox. Traditional vishu kani. Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala. It falls around 14 April of the Gregorian year. Tamil New Year. The Tamil New Year follows the Nirayan vernal equinox. Bihu dancer with 'pepa'. Hanuman Jayanti. Shri Hanuman Mandir. Hanuman Jayanti is the celebration of the birth of Hanuman , Rama 's loyal devotee.

The great Hanuman is known for its great strength, power and his immortal devotion towards Lord Rama. He is considered to be a greatest follower of Lord Rama and played a crucial role in his life.

He is considered to be as one of the most powerful Hindu gods in India. Celebrations on Hanuman Jayanti began early in the day with special puja being performed by devotees. Devotees perform holy Puja in temples dedicated to Sri Hanuman or at Home. People in India organize special prayers for Lord Hanuman to get rid of evil spirits. The God is known for its magical powers.

Prayers and Hymns are sung all day long in various Hanuman temples dedicated to the lord. Hanuman is considered as a symbol of Power and great strength in Hindu mythology.

This is considering being a ritual for good health and good luck. The marriage of Shiva and Parvati is celebrated as Sitalsasthi. It is celebrated as a carnival, in which people and artists from different walks of life participate, making it more beautiful and bringing out the true colour of life. Vat Pournima.

Tying threads around a banyan tree wata. Full moon of Jyeshta Hindu calendar. Vat Pournima is observed in Maharashtra. Pournima means " full moon. Women with Bonam performing parikrama. Bonalu is a festival celebrated for a Mother Goddess such as the goddesses Pochamma, Yellamma, etc. Women dancing around Bathukammas.

Bathukamma is a festival celebrated during the months of September and October in 10 districts of Telangana. Rath Yatra. Rath Jatra in Puri. Second to tenth day of waxing moon phase of month Ashadha Hindu Calendar.

Rath Yatra is the festival associated with Jagannath. It is the most important festival of Bengalis and Odias. Raja Parba. Raja Doli khela, Oriya festival. The second day Raja Shankranti signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithuna.

Raja Parba is a four-day-long festival.

Govinda Pathaks forming human tower Eighth day of waning moon of Bhadrapad Hindu calendar Krishna Janmaashtami is the Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna. It is actually called as Krishna Jayanthi. The date falls not only on the eighth day of the waning moon of Bhadrapad, but always on Rohini Nakshatra. Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in India in July or August.

According to the Hindu calendar this religious festival is celebrated on the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the 8th day of the dark fortnight in Bhadon. Sri Krishna is considered as the one of the most powerful human incarnations of the Lord Vishnu.

He was born around 5, years ago in Mathura. The sole objective of Sri Krishna's birth was to free the Earth from the evilness of demons. He played an important role in Mahabharata and propagated the theory of bhakti and good karma which are narrated deeply in the Bhagwat Geeta.

Sri Krishna was born in a prison in the custody of Kansa. Vasudev, His father immediately thought of his friend Nand and decided to hand over his child to him to save Krishna from the clutch of Kansa. Krishna grew up in Gokul and finally killed his uncle, King Kansa. The actual celebration of Janmashtami takes place during the midnight as Sri Krishna is believed to be born on a dark, stormy and windy night to end the rule and violence of his uncle, Kansa.

All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, arti, blowing of the Conch and rocking the cradle of baby Sri Krishna. The Janmashtami celebration of Mathura and Vrindavan, the places where Sri Krishna had spent his life, are very special.

On this day temples and homes are wonderfully decorated and illuminated.

Night long prayers are offered and religious mantras are sung in the temples. Gowri is worshipped for her ability to bestow courage to her devotees. Newly wed couples are invited to the house of the groom's parents and served with varieties of food.

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Ganesh Visarjan in Mumbai Fourth day of the waxing moon of Bhadrapada Hindu calendar Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebrated as the arrival of Ganesh on the earth. It is very important festival in Maharashta. Ganesh Festival celebrated in Pune in very traditional way. Nuakhai Fifth day of the waxing moon of Bhadrapada Hindu calendar Nuakhai is celebrated to welcome the new rice of the season.

This is an agricultural festival mainly observed by people of western Odisha Kosal. Garba dance in Ahmedabad First nine nights of the waxing moon of Ashvin Navarathri is the Hindu festival of worship and dance. In Sanskrit the term literally means "nine nights".

During this festival the forms of Shakti are worshiped. Although it has different names in different parts of India, Hindus from all regions celebrate it. From Kashmir in the North to Tamil Nadu in the South, and from Gujarat in the West to Sikkim in the East, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm as the conquest of good over evil.Apart from that, you have the option to choose your week starts from Sunday or Monday.

The Pongal festival lasts for four days. Hindu calendar dates are usually prescribed according to a solunar calendar.

Festivals not only have a historic significance to them, they are rooted in various cultural and linguistic norms associated with them. Getting any problem while printing? To mark the Shivratri festival, devotees wake up early and take a ritual bath, preferably in river Ganga.

Bonalu is a festival celebrated for a Mother Goddess such as the goddesses Pochamma, Yellamma, etc. English New Year. Manipur Calendar Rath Yatra.