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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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Mokshada Ekadashi
Mokshada Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day, which falls on the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Margashirsha (Agrahayana), corresponding to November-Decem...
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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...
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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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, ...
Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima (Sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा, IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā) is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival traditionally celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists, to thank...
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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...
Maha Shivaratri
Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the god Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to the goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivaratri festival, also popularly known as 'S...
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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...
Guruvayur Ekadasi - Wikipedia
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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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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Kalpataru Day
Kalpataru Day also called Kalpataru Diwas or Kalpataru Utsav is an annual religious festival observed by monks of the Ramakrishna Math monastic order of Hinduism and lay followers of the associated Ra...
Kalpataru Day - Wikipedia
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 ...
Rangoli - Wikipedia
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...
Dev Deepawali (Varanasi)
The Dev Deepavali ("the Diwali of the Gods" or "Festival of Lights of the Gods") is the festival of Kartik Poornima celebrated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. It falls on the full moon of the Hindu...
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Hola Mohalla
Hola Mahalla (Punjabi: ਹੋਲਾ ਮਹੱਲਾ, Hindi: होला मोहल्ला; also Hola Mohalla or simply Hola) is a one day Sikh festival which takes place on the second day of the lunar month of Chett) (a day aft...
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Dol Purnima
In Bengal and Odisha, Dol Purnima is a major festival. This festival is dedicated to Sri Krishna. On this auspicious day, an image of Krishna, richly adorned and besmeared with colored powder, is take...
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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Ayya Vaikunda Avataram
The Ayya Vaikunda Avataram (Tamil: அய்யா வைகுண்ட அவதாரம் - Incarnation of Vaikundar) is a festival celebrated by the followers of Ayyavazhi on the 20th day of the Tamil month of Masi, the date on whic...
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Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali
Rang Barse Bhige Chunar Wali (Hindi:रंग बरसे भीगे चूनर वाली) is a popular 1981 Hindi song from Bollywood movie Silsila. The song "Rang Barse Bhige Chunarwali" which Amitabh Bachchan sings during the f...