Hindu festivals
This list of Hindu festivals summarizes festivals observed in Hinduism.
Uthsava or Utsava or Utsav is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsava. The Sanskrit word Utsava comes from the word "ut" me...
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Diwali, Festival of Lights and Sweets, in Pictures
Diwali (or Deepavali) is India’s most significant holiday. Though technically a Hindu festival, Diwali is celebrated throughout India by members of many different faiths. The five-day party begins …
2016 Ratha Saptami Date and Time
This page provides you the most shubh, auspicious time for Ratha Saptami activities like bath time. Ratha Saptami is also known as Magha Saptami, Surya Jayanti, Arogya Saptami and Achala Saptami.
Holi Festival 2015: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the Hindu Spring Festival of Colors, Holi. Holi begins on March 6, 2015. The Doodle appears in Canada, India, and England.
Indian widows break tradition and celebrate Holi
Shunned women attend festivities in Vrindavan, one of two north Indian cities known as the 'cities of widows'. Breaking the centuries-old custom of widows not celebrating festivals, Tukni Devi, a 90-y...
Gadhimai Hindu festival: Global condemnation of slaughter of more than 5,000 buffaloes - Asia - World - The Independent
The slaughter of more than 5,000 buffaloes at the Gadhimai Hindu festival in Nepal has drawn global condemnation from animal charities. Many more buffaloes and farm animals including chickens, goats a...
5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival --Videos World:IBNLive Videos
Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal prot...
Animal rights protesters in Nepal seek to stop Gadhimai festival sacrifice | World news | The Guardian
Animal rights protesters in Nepal are making last-ditch efforts to disrupt the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of animals including buffaloes, sheep and goats in the name of a Hindu goddess on Frid...
Eye-Popping Colors Captured at Utah's Holi
Once a year, the Holi Festival of Colors, celebrating the arrival of a new season, takes place around the world. Crowds of people playfully pelt each other wi…
Diwali: The Festival of Lights
Today marks the start of the five-day festival of Diwali, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, and Sikhs around the world
Hindu Festivals
Hindus around the world -- from South Asia to Britain and beyond -- observe many colorful holidays throughout the year
Kumbh Mela: The Largest Gathering on Earth
Tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims are now descending on Allahabad, India, joining an estimated 8 million already there for the Maha Kumbh Mela
Diwali
Diwali or Divali (also known as Deepavali, Tihar and the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Diwali is the biggest and the brightest festival in India...
Durga Puja
Durga Puja (Bengali: দুর্গা পূজা or Assamese: দুর্গা পূজা or Oriya: ଦୁର୍ଗା ପୂଜା [d̪urɡa pudʒa], listen:  listen , "Worship of Durga"), also referred to as Durgotsava (Bengali...
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Holi
Children playing colors during Holi celebration in a Bangalore street.Holi (/ˈhoʊliː/; Sanskrit: होली Holī) is a spring festival, also known as the festival of colours or the festival of love. I...
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Vrata
In the context of Hinduism and Hindu mythology, vrata denotes a religious practice to carry out certain obligations with a view to achieve divine blessing for fulfillment of one or several desires. Et...
Gudi Padwa
Gudhi Padva (Marathi: गुढी पाडवा Guḍhī Pāḍavā also known as Ugadhi in Telugu), is the Marathi name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the ...
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Kanyarkali
kaniyarkali (കണ്യാര്‍കളി*) is a festival usually celebrated in March or April in many of the Kurumba Bhagavathy temples or Tharas (local meeting places) in the Palakkad district of Kerala, India.
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2016 Ratha Saptami Date and Time
This page provides you the most shubh, auspicious time for Ratha Saptami activities like bath time. Ratha Saptami is also known as Magha Saptami, Surya Jayanti, Arogya Saptami and Achala Saptami.
Kanji (drink)
Kanji is a fermented drink made in India for the festival of Holi.Kanji is made with water, carrots, beetroot and mustard seeds. It may be served with boondi sprinkled on top. During Holi, kanji is of...
Gadhimai Hindu festival: Global condemnation of slaughter of more than 5,000 buffaloes - Asia - World - The Independent
The slaughter of more than 5,000 buffaloes at the Gadhimai Hindu festival in Nepal has drawn global condemnation from animal charities. Many more buffaloes and farm animals including chickens, goats a...
Bhau-beej
Bhai Dooj / भाई दूज / Bhau-Beej / Bhai Tika / Bhai Phota is a festival celebrated by Hindus of india on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival. This is the second day of the bright fortnigh...
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Pongala
Pongala is a Hindu religious festival. The name 'Pongala' means 'to boil over' and refers to the ritualistic offering of porridge made of rice, sweet brown molasses, coconut gratings, nuts and raisins...
Sohrai
Sohrai is a festival of Jharkhand. It is a cattle worship festival and is celebrated during Diwali. In Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand during this festival an indigenous art form is practised by t...
Makara Jyothi
Makara (Sanskrit: मकर) is the name of a zodiac sign in Indian languages known as Capricorn in English. "Jyoti" means "light" in Sanskrit. Thus "Makara Jyoti" (also spelt as Jyothi) means "Light of...
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Akaal bodhan
Akaal Bodhan (Bengali: অকাল বোধন) is the worship of Durga—an incarnation of Devi—in the month of Ashwin, an uncustomary time for commencement of the worship.
Both the words Akaal and Bodhan ar...
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Besan mehndi
Besan mehndi is a Hindu tradition which takes place once every 734.5 days. It is practiced in North India, taking place in four towns in particular:The tradition was first established in 234 BC in Bar...