Festivals

Republic Day

Republic Day

26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India.

Dhanteras

Dhanteras

Dhanteras also called as Dhanvantri Jayanti or Dhantrayodashi is a main celebration in Hinduism celebrated on the 1st day of the five days of Deepavali (Diwali).

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of lord Krishna. He is considered the eighth avatar of Vishnu

Muharram

Muharram

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The months begin when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted.

Bakrid or Eid al-Adha

Bakrid or Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha is also known as the 'festival of sacrifice' and is the second of the two Muslim annual holidays celebrated worldwide.

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr also known as Meethi Eid is a major Muslim festival and is celebrated across the world on the first day of Shawwal, in the tenth month of the Islamic calendar (Hijri).

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is the full moon day during Ashadha month which is is reserved for Guru Puja or Guru Worship.

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi

Vaisakhi is an ancient harvest festival celebrated in the Punjab as Sikh New Year based on Hindu Solar calendar.

Ugadi

Ugadi

Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated as the first day of the year by people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Puri Ratha Yatra

Puri Ratha Yatra

Ratha Yatra or Chariot Festiva is a Hindu festival that is celebrated at famous Jagannatha temple in Puri every year. Ratha Yatra day is decided based on Hindu Lunar calendar.

Rama Navami

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama who was born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month.

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo is celebrated as the first day of the year by Maharashtrians and Konkanis is a spring-time festival.

Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan

Holika Dahan, which is also known as Holika Deepak or Chhoti Holi is done by worshiping Holika and burning it with woods while singing songs.

Holi

Holi

Holi is a religious festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Holi got its name from the legend of Holika is celebrated for two days.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated on February 14 every year.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

About Lord Ganesh, Ganesha Iconography, Ganesha Incarnations, Celebration, Ganesha Chaturthi Origin and Significance, Procedure of Ganesh Puja.

Kumbha Mela

Kumbha Mela

Kumbha Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world, during which, Lakhs of people gather to have holy baths, especially on certain auspicious days.

The 12 Sankranti in Hindu Calendar

The 12 Sankranti in Hindu Calendar

In Hindu calendar there are total twelve Sankranti in a year which can be divided into four categories.

Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti

The day of Sankranti is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God and this day is considered significant to worship Surya Deva.

Diwali

Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere and spring in southern hemisphere

Durga Puja

Durga Puja

Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent dedicated to Goddess Durga.

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is a truly global event taking place every year on 4 February that unites the world's population in the fight against cancer.

Maha Shivaratri

Shivaratri is great festival of convergence of Lord Shiva and Shakti.

New Year

First day of January is known as New Year that is the day at which a new calendar year begins and the year count of calendar increases by one.

Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, on December 25.

Children's Day

Children's Day is a day recognized to celebrate children. The day is celebrated in different countries on various calendar dates.

Chhath Puja

Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh as well as the Madhesh region of Nepal.

Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja also known as Annakut Puja is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated God Indra.

Puja Vidhi during Navratri

Ghatasthapana is one of the significant rituals during Navratri as it marks the beginning of nine days festivity.

Navratri

Navaratri, literally means nine nights, also spelled Navratri or Navarathri, is a nine nights and ten days Hindu festival, celebrated in the autumn every year.

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth fasting is done during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik by married women for the long life of their husband.