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Festivals Of Bharat
Festival Calendar for: 2009 2010 2011 Maha Kumbha Mela

A detailed listing of Significant Religious Days for Hindus

The largest religious gathering in the world - Maha Kumbha Mela will attract over 60 million people this year. Here is a detailed section on Kumbha Mela with daily updates

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Yugaadi Sri Rama Navami

The first day of the year according to the National Calendar of Bharat.

Wherever four Hindus live, Rama and Sita will be there" so said Swami Vivekananda.

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Mahaveera Jayanti Buddha Jayanti

Mahaveera, also known as Vardhamana, is the last one in the galaxy of Twenty-four Teerthankaras (Jain Prophets).

One of the greatest spiritual teachers of mankind which Bharat has produced is undoubtedly, Buddha.

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Hindu Samrajya Dinotsava Sri Guru Pooja

This function is to commemorate the Coronation of Chhatrapati Sri Shivaji Maharaj in 1674 A.D., at Raigadh in Maharashtra.

Devotional worship of the Guru - the preceptor - is one of the most touching and elevating features of the Hindu cultural tradition.

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Raksha Bandhan Sri Krishnaashtami

The Rakshaa Bandhan stirs up one of the deepest and noblest emotions in the human breast - the abiding and chaste bond of love.

No other God in the Hindu pantheon, or for that matter in any other religion, is associated with so many romantic tales.

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Vijaya Dashami Deepavali

This is among the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar and comes as the finale of the nine-day festival, Navaraatri.

If there is one occasion which is all joy and all jubilation for one and all - the young and the old, men and women - for the entire Hindu world.

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Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Sankranhti/Makara Sankramana/Pongal

Punjab, rightly claimed as the traditional sword-arm of Bharatvarsha, has valiantly borne the first brunt of all the pre-European aggressors on her.

Certain Hindu festivals are associated with the annual cycle of seasons. Pongal in the South and Sankranti in the North.

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Holi Ganesh Chaturthi

This is pre-eminently the spring festival of Bharat. The trees are smiling with their sprout of tender leaves and blooming flowers.

Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati is widely worshipped as the munificent god of wisdom.

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Thaipusam Birthday of Guru Angad Dev

Aaru Padaiyappa or otherwise the general of the six armies (devas) is Lord Murugan

Nanak had appointed a disciple of his, named Angad, to succeed him as the next Guru. During Nanak's days there were many preachers who spread similar views among people.

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LOHRI/Maghi (Punjab) Basant Panchami

Lohri is one of the most zestful festivals of Punjab. It always falls on the 13th day of January, a day before the Makar Srankant which is the first day of Pongal.

Basant Panchami heralds the beginning of spring. Cool lingering breeze replaces the cold harsh winter and there is a touch of rejuvenation and joy in the air.

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Nagapanchami Vata Savitri Vrat

Nagapanchami is a festival dedicated to a the snake-God. It occurs on the fifth day (panchami) of the fortnight as is evident from its name.

The person who worships Savitri on the 14th day of the Krishan Paksha will dwells in the Brahma for 7 manvantaras with glory.

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