Hindu New Year Traditions Across India

Most parts of India celebrate the Hindu new year in April as per the solar/lunar calendar, starting with ‘Chaitra’ month. This falls on the 13th, 14th, or 15th of April as per the Gregorian calendar and the respective regional calendars. From Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra to Assam, many states step up their celebrations […]

Top 10 Dussehra Celebrations In India

Festivals are a time of great joy and celebration. Dussehra is no exception to this! As per the Hindu calendar, Dussehra falls on the Ashvina month (September-October in the English calendar) on Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight). Devotees eagerly await the pomp and festivities that mark the end of the nine-day-long Navarathri festival. Dussehra is a […]

Top 10 Significances of Day 2 of Navarathri

Navarathri is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India. Devotees immerse themselves in prayer during all the nine auspicious days of Navarathri. Fasting is observed by many devotees seeking the blessing of the Goddess Maa Durga. The festivities include the worship of all nine goddesses, called the Navadurgas, in nine days and following […]

Top 10 Significances of Day 1 of Navarathri

Navarathri is a very significant festival. Hindus worldwide celebrate the auspicious nine days of Navarathri with great fervour. Many devotees fast throughout the nine days of Navarathri. The celebrations include worshipping nine Goddesses in nine days and following various traditions attributed to the specific Goddess of that particular day. The festival of Navarathri culminates in […]