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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 …
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...
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
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...
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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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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Varalakshmi Vratam
Varalakshmi Vrata is a festival to propitiate the goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, one of the Hindu Trinity. Varalakshmi is one who grants boons (Varam). It is an important pooja performed by m...
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Guruvayur Ekadasi
Ekadasi, the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight, is very auspicious to the Hindus. Of the 24 Ekadasis in a year, the Vrishchika Ekadasi (Sukla paksha) has got special significance in Guruvayur, Ke...
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Akshaya Tritiya
Akshaya Tritiya, also known as Akha Teej, is a holy day for Hindus and Jains. It falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the pan-Indian month of Vaishakha and one of the...
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.
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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Hanuman Jayanti
Hanuman Jayanti or Hanumath Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely venerated throughout India. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, ...
Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja, also called Annakut (meaning a heap of grain) , is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra by lifting the Govardhan hill. It is the fourth day of Deepawali (Diwali), the Hindu fes...
Sal Mubarak
Saal Mubarak (Gujarati: સાલ મુબારક, Hindi: साल मुबारक), is a traditional Hindu Gujarati greeting reserved for use on Diwali and Gujarati New Year, which is a day after Diwali, the Hindu festiv...
Chaturmas
Chaturmas (Sanskrit: चातुर्मास, Cāturmāsa) is a holy period of four months (July to October), beginning on Shayani Ekadashi—the eleventh day of the first bright half, Shukla paksha, of Ashadh (fou...
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Gorehabba
Gorehabba or Gore Habba is a festival or ritual in India, of splashing cow dung on each other. This festival is celebrated a day after Diwali's Balipadyami in the small village of Gummatapura in the K...
Varuthini Ekadashi
Varuthini Ekadashi, also known Baruthani Ekadashi, is a Hindu holy day, which falls on the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waning moon in the Hindu month of Chaitra (per the South In...
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Birendra Krishna Bhadra
Birendra Krishna Bhadra (Bengali: বীরেন্দ্রকৃষ্ণ ভদ্র) (1905–1991) was an Indian broadcaster, playwright, actor, reciter and theatre director from Kolkata, and a contemporary of Pankaj Mallick and...
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Hindu Festivals
Hindus around the world -- from South Asia to Britain and beyond -- observe many colorful holidays throughout the year
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is a Hindu holy day, which is observed on chaturdashi, the 14th lunar day of the waxing moon fortnight (shukla paksha) of the Hindu month of Kartik (November–December). The day i...
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Rangoli
Rangoli, also known as Kolam or Muggu, is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand ...
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Maghe Sankranti
Maghe Sankranti (Nepali:माघे सङ्क्रान्ति Nepal Bhasa:घ्यःचाकु संल्हु) is a Nepalese festival observed on the first of Magh in the Bikram Samwat Nepali calendar (about 14 January) bringing an end to th...
Kumortuli
Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of th...
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Naraka Chaturdashi
Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi (popularly known as Naraka Chaturdashi) is a Hindu festival, which falls on the second day of the five-day-long festival of Diwali. The Hindu mythology narrates that the asu...
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