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2/1/2016 8:34:00 AM

Guru Ravidass Jayanti        Guru Ravidass Jayanti is the birthday of Guru Ravidass, celebrated on Magh Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh month. On the day there is a Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji read and there is a special aarti and a Nagar Kirtan procession bearing the guru's portrait are taken out to the accompaniment of music through the streets of the temple locality. Also devotees take holy dip in the river to perform rites. In the bhawans, his image is worshiped. Every year, a grand celebration at Shri Guru Ravidass Janam Asthan Mandir, Seer Goverdhanpur, Varanasi takes place to mark the occasion along with lakhs of devotees who came from all over the world to celebrate the occasion. The preachings of Guru Ravidass are formed in 'Shabds' Similar to verses from a bible for example, which are part of the Shri Guru Granth Sahib, of which 40 shabds are those directly of Shri Guru Ravidass Ji. However this co

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Good Friday

2/3/2016 10:36:00 AM

Good Friday           Good Friday is a Christian religious holiday depicting the crucification of Lord Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday or Easter Friday. It is known as Good Friday because this was the day when Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world and opened the doors of Heaven for every mankind. This day, God demonstrated His love towards mankind by sending his own beloved son Jesus Christ to save us from all our sins. The day is known as good because it demonstrates the goodness of the Lord over mankind.         Good Friday is a widely instituted legal holiday in many national governments around the world, including in most Western countries (especially among Anglican and Catholic nations) as well as in 12 U.S. states. Some governments, such as Germany, have laws prohibiting certain acts, such a

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Bihu

2/9/2016 12:07:00 PM

Bihu                 Bihu denotes a set of three different cultural festivals of Assam and celebrated by the Assamese around the world. Bihu is also used to imply Bihu dance and Bihu folk songs. The Rongali Bihu or the Bohag Bihu is an important festival of Assam. The most important festivals of Assam are the Bihus, celebrated with fun in abundance by all Assamese people irrespective of caste, creed, and belief. Bohag Bihu:                   Bohag Bihu is the most popular Bihu which is celebrated in mid April.Its also the start of the Assammese New Year and the spring season. The farmers prepare the fields for cultivation and there is a feeling of joy around. The women make pitha, larus (traditional food made of rice and coconut) and Jolpan which gives the real essence of the season. The fir

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Easter

2/12/2016 11:39:00 AM

EASTER SUNDAY                 Easter is a Christian festival, celebrated by all the believers of Jesus all over the world. It is also known as Resurrection Sunday. This day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the death described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary in  30 AD.                 The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.   Meaning of Easter: The New Testament states that the resurrection of Jesus, which Easter celebrates, is a foundation of the Christian faith. The resurrection established Jesus as th

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Mahavir Jayanti

2/19/2016 9:08:00 AM

Mahavir Jayanti     Introduction:             Mahavir Jayanti is the most important festivals of Jains. It is also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. Mahavir was the  twenty fourth and the last Tirthankara of the present time cycle. Mahavir’s birthplace is Vasokund. Even today the villagers of Vasokund respect Mahavir. A place called Ahalya bhumi has not been ploughed for hundreds of years by the family that owns it, as it is considered to be the birthplace of Mahavir. According to Jains, Mahavir was born on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra in the year 599 BCE. As a child Mahavir was called “Vardhamana” which means “one who grows”. He was given this name because the kingdom started prospering at the time of his birth.   Birth of Mahavir:            

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Hanuman jayanti

2/23/2016 10:04:00 AM

Hanuman Jayanti             Hanuman jayanti celebrates the birth of Hanuman. Hanuman was a devotee of Lord Ram. Hanuman is worshipped for his loyal service and devotion to lord Ram. Hanuman jayanti is an important festival of Hindus. The event is celebrated on the 15th day of the Shukla Paksha, during the month of Chaitra (the Chaitra Pournimaa).Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. It is said that hanuman has done many marvelous deeds like moving the mountain, seizing the cloud, etc. He is worshipped as a deity with magical powers and the ability to conquer evil spirits.             From early morning, devotees flock Hanuman temples to worship him. The devotees visit temples and apply tilaka of sindoor to their foreheads from Hanuman's idol as Hanuman himself was of that color. A few thousand years before Ramayan time, several divine

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Wedding

2/26/2016 7:40:00 AM

Wedding                   Wedding is a ceremony where 2 people are united in marriage. It is the most honorable relationship among all. However, the tradition of wedding vary from culture to culture, religion to religion, etc. In most of the wedding vows are exchanges, rings are exchanged and mostly gold gifts are exchanged between the bride and the groom. The vows taken by the couples are to make their relation intact and that they will in all times remain together. These vows are taken in the presence of the society so that they become the witness of this union. Wedding customs: Pre- wedding customs/functions: Almost in all the cutures and religion, engagement ceremony takes place before wedding ceremony where the would be couple exchange gold rings.Significance of gold ring is gold speaks of purity of the relation and round shape speaks of the never ending relationship. Many of the hindu weddings ha

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