Festivals

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04.04.2016. 14:21
Maha Shivaratri, which literally translates to “great night of Shiva” is a Hindu festival largely celebrated in India as well as in Nepal. The festival is celebrated on the new moon day in the month of Maagha according to the Hindu calendar. The day is celebrated to venerate Lord Shiva, an important deity in Hindu culture.
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31.03.2016. 13:52
When: Sharad Navratri: 1st October 2016 - 10th October 2016 When: Vasant or Chaitra Navratri: 8th April 2016 - 16th April 2016 Where: Gujarat, West Bengal and other parts of India ‘Navratri’ meaning ‘nine nights’ is a significant Hindu festival, which is celebrated twice a year - ‘Chaitra’ or ‘Vasant Navratri’ (March-April), and ‘Sharad Navratri’ (October-November). Both the celebrations center on the worship of Goddess Shakti. In Gujarat, Navratri festival celebrates the worship of Goddess Jagdamba, while in West Bengal, Durga Puja is the reason to rejoice. Though, every region in India celebrates this festival in its own way, Navratri Festival is dedicated to the 3 avatars of Goddess Shakti - Durga (the warrior Goddess), Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth), and Saraswati (the Goddess of knowledge).
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18.01.2016. 09:05
No story of Ramayan can be complete without talking about the devotion Lord Hanuman had for Lord Rama. He truly showed how much love he had for his Lord. He fought the evil forces and is the epitome of all supermen that have later taken birth on earth. He remains the original source of courage for all defenders of faith, religion, trust and devotion. Till today he is recognized as the superman who has now been deified with Lord Rama. Hanuman Jayanti is an ode to his might and power.
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17.01.2016. 12:10
Almost all Hindu festivals are dependent on the position of the moon; however, Makara Sankranti is based on the position of the sun. The sun enters the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) on the day of Makara Sankranti. All the tithis (dates) of Hindu Dharma’s festivals vary every year; however, Makara Sankranti falls mostly on 14 January (occasionally on 13th or 15th January). Every eighty years, the difference created due to the revolution of the earth around the sun is made up by pushing ahead Makara Sankranti by a day.
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16.11.2015. 15:00
Holiday of Colors. Holi is a spring festival dating back thousands of years, where people apply colored powders onto each other. Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance.
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16.11.2015. 14:55
Why do we celebrate Diwali? It’s not just the festive mood in the air that makes you happy, or just that it’s a good time to enjoy before the advent of winter. There are several reasons why Diwali is a great time to celebrate. And there are good reasons not just for Hindus but also for all others to celebrate this great Festival of Lights.