Dhanteras festival

The festival of Dhanteras Dhanteras festival is believed to mark the beginning of good times and celebrated a day before Diwali, a major hindu festival. Dhanteras holds special significance for the businessmen due to the customary purchases of precious metals on this day. Dhanteras indicates the beginning of Diwali celebrations. It is on this day on which … Read more

The festival of Teej

Teej festival Teej is a widely celebrated festival across India. People celebrate this festival in dedication to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This festival is celebrated for marital bliss, well-being of spouse and children and purification of own body and soul. This festival is celebrated usually in the month of July-August, so it is also … Read more

Ganesha Chaturthi festival

Ganesh symbolism

Festival of Ganesha Chaturthi Ganesha Chaturthi festival is celebarted all over India and especially in Maharashtra. During this festival, people observe elaborate rituals and worship idols of Lord Ganesha.   Lord Ganesha is an elephant headed God. He is the God of wisdom and prosperity and his birthday is celebrated as Ganesha chaturthi. This festival … Read more

Eid-ul-fitr festival

Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr The Eid ul-fitr festival is the most important muslim festival. It was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. This is observed on the first of the month of Shawwal and marks end of the holy month of Ramadan in which the believers undergo a period of fasting. The Legend behind this festival According to certain belief, these festivals were … Read more

Deoghar, Baidyanath dham and Shravan festival

The Shravan festival The festival of Shravan or Kanwar festival is the most auspicious one for lord Shiva devotees. During this month, devotees from various parts of Bihar and Jharkhand observe strict rituals. They carry holy water of Ganges (Gangajal) from Sultanganj to Deoghar for Lord Shiva. Pic. – Baidyanath Dham Mandir This month normally … Read more

Navratri festival

Maa Durga It is believed that Goddess Durga on her 10 day journey around the earth removes all evil. Thus navratri festival is very auspicious for hindu devotees. Devi has taken avatar to kill the king of asuras, Mahishasura. She killed the most fearsome demon Mahishasura along with others. May Goddess Durga destroy all evil around … Read more

The festival of raksha bandhan-rakhi

The festival of Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi, is a festival primarily observed in India. This festival celebrates brotherhood and love.  It is celebrated on the full moon in the month of Sharavana as per the lunar calendar.It is also called Rakhi Purnima in certain parts of India, like the … Read more

The story of Navratri festival

Navratri – worship of Maa Durga Navratri is nine days of worship done to thank Goddess Durga. Whole of Iindia celebrates this festival. The festival of Navratri is celebrated twice in India.  Once in the Hindi month of Chaitra which is the month of March-April. Secondly, in the month of Ashwin  i.e.  September-October.  It is a nine days long festival in … Read more