This festival is celebrated on the seventh day of the bright half of the month of Magha (Jan/Feb). It is celebrated as Surya Jayanti as it marks the birth of the Sun God Surya. It follows the sun’s northerly movement of vernal equinox from Capricorn (Makara). In many temples, LordRead More →

Introduction Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is celebrated on Purnima or full moon day in the month of Shravan also known as Saawan. It is a day when brothers and sisters re-affirm their sacred bond of love and affection and the beauty of this festival is that it is not observedRead More →

Introduction Paryushana or Paryusan Parva is one of the two important festivals celebrated by Jains, the other festival being Diwali. The festival is known as Paryushana by Swetambaras sect, while the Digambaras celebrate the festival as Das Lakshana. The meaning of Paryushana is “abiding” or “coming together”. When is the festival celebrated? Paryushana isRead More →

Introduction Onam is not just the biggest and the most important festival of Kerala, but also a reminder of a “good old Past”. It is considered as a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. Name of the festivalRead More →

Introduction Navpad Oli is one of the important Jain festivals. This festival is celebrated twice in a year, the first time from Ashwija Shukla Saptami to Poornima (Sep- Oct) and the second time from Chaitra Shukla Saptami to Poornima (March- April). During the period of festival, Jains observe a fastRead More →

About Held once in every 4 years, the KumbhMela is one of the biggest events for the Hindus. The exact origin of the KumbhMela is very hard to pinpoint. The fair is an ancient one and the reason it is held can be traced back to the ancient episode of ‘SagarManthan’.KumbhMelaRead More →

  Durga Puja is one of the most significant amongst all Indian festivals. It is particularly the prime festival of West Bengal. Durga Puja refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashti, MahaSaptami, MahaAshtami, MahaNavami and Vijayadashami. The festival involves the worship of Shakti i.e. goddess Durga. LegendRead More →