Shigmo festival

About Shigmo festival Shigmo festival that takes place in the Konkani diaspora of Goa, during the spring season, is a beautiful and  auspicious festival of Hindus that celebrates the vibrancy of colours. It is also known as the festival of colours for people in Goa or ‘spring festival’, the celebrations of this festival span fourteen […]

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 Eid al-Adha

About Eid al-Adha Eid al-Adha, the most important festival in the Islamic calendar. The festival celebrates a story about a prophet called Ibrahim. Ibrahim had been told by Allah that he must sacrifice his son Ishamel to prove his faith to Allah. Every year, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha to remember Ibrahim’s loyalty and obedience to […]

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Ratha Saptami

About Ratha Saptami Ratha Saptami is considered as one of the most significant and religiously relevant festivals which is celebrated across India. Mainly this festival is observed and celebrated by Hindus in Goa. The other popular names for this festival are ‘Magha Saptami, ‘Magh Jayanti’, and ‘Surya Jayanti’. Devotees celebrate the eve in order to […]

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Karam festival

 About Karam festival Karam festival is an agricultural festival celebrated by diverse groups of people, including: the Korba, Sadan, Sambalpuri, Oraon, Munda, Kharia and Santal. Groups of young villagers go to the jungle and collect wood, fruits, and flowers. These are required during the puja of the Karam God. KaramDevta is considered to be the […]

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Pitru Paksha

About Pitru Paksha Pitru Paksha, also referred to as Mahalay, is a period of fifteen days. It is the time marked to devote or to offer respect to the deceased souls of loved ones and ancestors of the family. These fifteen days are called the “Pitru Paksha”, or most commonly known as the “Shraddha or […]

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Guru Purnima

About Guru Purnima Guru Purnima is an auspicious occasion to pay remembrance to our gurus and seek their blessings. The word “Guru’ is ironic in meaning as ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘ru’ signifies the elimination of darkness. So, together they make a true sense and depict guru as the one who enlightens our mind and […]

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Narali Purnima

About Narali Purnima Narali Purnima festival is celebrated all over India by the people for whom the sea is a means of living, particularly the fishermen. This festival is important for those who depend on sea for their life. It is celebrated mostly by the fishing community who offer their prayers for their safety to […]

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Cheti Chand

About Cheti Chand Cheti Chand is an important festival celebrated by Sindhi people of Pakistan and India. In Sindh the beginning of the new year was considered Cheti Chand. It is seen as an auspicious day for business as it also marks the start of the new financial year. The Sindhi community celebrates the festival […]

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Anant Chaturdashi

 About Anant Chaturdashi Anant, another name of Lord Vishnu, means eternal, and Chaturdashi means fourteen, Anant Chaturdashi, also known as Anant Chaudas. Anant Chaturdashi is also the last day of the Hindu festival of Ganeshotsav. It is generally the tenth or eleventh day after Ganesh Chaturthi, and all the Ganesh idols brought into homes and […]

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Kartik Purnima

About Kartik Purnima Kartik Purnima is celebrated by Hindus all over the world, the deity of primary importance on this day is Lord Vishnu, whose one form is Lord Krishna. The Purnima on the day of Shukla Paksha in the Kartik month is known as Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima […]

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