Holika Planting

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Title: Holika Planting Date: 2013-02-14 The planting of Holika is done roughly about 40 days from the Hindu celebration of Phagwa, this co-incidentally is also the day of Saraswati Jayanti or the birth of Saraswati Mata. On the evening of the …

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Saraswati Jayanti – Birthday of Saraswati

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Title: Saraswati Jayanti Date: 2013-02-14 Saraswati Jayanti is the birthday of Mata Saraswati the goddess of learning, knowledge and wisdom. Sara in Sanskrit means “essence” and Swa means “self”, so Saraswati means “the essence of the self”. Saraswati is the …

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Ramnavmi

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Title: Ramnavmi Description: Ramnauvi – Birth of Lord Rama Date: 2013-04-20 Ram Navmi is celebrated as the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Ram Navmi falls on the nineth day (Navmi) in the bright fortnight of …

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Diwali

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Title: Diwali Description: Diwali – Festivals of Lights Date: 2012-11-13 Diwali which is also called the Festival of Lights came about from “Deepawali” is the putting together of two Sanskrit words- Deepa meaning light and Avali, meaning a row, is observed …

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Navratri

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Title: Navratri Description: Navratri Start Date: 2012-10-16 End Date: 2012-10-23

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Krishna Janamashtami

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Title: Krishna Janamashtami Description: Krishna Birthday Date: 2013-08-28

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Raksha Bhandan

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Title: Raksha Bhandan Description: Raksha Bhandan Date: 2013-08-20

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Hanuman Jayanti

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Title: Hanuman Jayanti Date: 2013-04-25 Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the Vanara god, widely worshiped throughout India and the rest of the world where Hindus reside. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the …

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Navratri

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Title: Navratri Description: Nauratri Start Date: 2012-10-16 End Date: 2012-10-24 “Nava-ratri” literally means “nine nights.” This festival   is observed twice a year. The first Navaratri is called the Chaitra Navratrai  which is celebrated in month of  March – April and …

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Phagwah

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Title: Phagwah Description: Phagwah Festivals of Colors Date: 2013-03-27 Holi is probably the least religious of Hindu holidays. During Holi, Hindus attend  a public bonfire, spray friends and family with colored powders and water, the morning is mostly played with …

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