Questions tagged [festivals]

A festival is an event centering on and celebrating some unique aspect of the community.

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Relation between Laxmi poojan and returning of Lord Rama on the same day

Is it just a coincidence or is there any relation between Lord Rama returning to Ayodhya from 14 years of exile and the worshipping of Goddess Laxmi on the same day i.e. Diwali
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Bhishma ekadashi festival

Generally Bhishma Ekadasi is celebrated on Magha Suddha Ekadasi. It is learnt that Bhishma died on Ashtami. Why the festival is being celebrated on Ekadasi?
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What Puranas cover the stories of Ganesh Chaturdhi Puja

On Ganesh Chaturdhi, Puja called Varasidhi Vinayaka Vrat is performed. In the Vrat, the following stories are told. Story regarding birth of Vinayaka and his head being replaced with that of Elephant....
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Why do people worship Lord Krishna during Holi? [duplicate]

I want to know that why many people worship Shri Krishna during Holi? Is there any reason behind this?
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What is Holika Dahan timings?

Holi is celebrated as a two day festival in India. The first day is known as Holika Dahan or Choti Holi and the second day is known as Rangon wali Holi.
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Why people play cards during Ugadhi?

Is there any significance of doing gambling on this Ugadhi day? I am seeing from my childhood days, people keep playing cards all over the city without any fear of cops during these day. Any myth ...
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Significance of chariots of Jagannath Rath Yatra?

Three beautiful chariots are used in Rath Yatra festival for three persisting deities. What are the significance of the chariots of Rath Yatra ?
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Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017 all rituals with Date [closed]

Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath is one of the most viewed car festivals of the world. What are the rituals on this multi-day festival and their dates this year?
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What is the significance of "Onathappan" during Onam?

During the festival of Onam, we worship onathappan. Could someone explain what this onathappan signifies? If it is Mahabali, then why are there three, along with one for Thrikkakarappan?
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What is New Year in North India called?

I did try to read online but some pages say Phalgun Poornima while others say Chaitra Shukla Pratipada. Any clarification would be appreciated.
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Is there any festival in hindu religion celebrating girl child and why girls have to fast most of the time?

A person raised a question that why in Hindu religion we have "boy" centered festivals but none for girls. For example in north India we have bhai-duj and jhat puja festival in which family worship to ...
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Why date of any "Hindu festival" changes every year? [duplicate]

'Christmas' occurs on 25th December every year. But why the dates of Hindu festivals vary from year to year? Are there any references of this in Hinduism?
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Varalakshmi Vratham

Today world is celebrating the Varalakshmi vratham. What is the significance of this? Has it been mentioned in devi bhagavatham? What is the procedure to perform this vratham? Also explain the ...
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Are there Pan-Indian Hindu festivals dedicated to Vishnu or Narayana?

Janmashtami and Ram Navami are dedicated to Vishnu's avataras and are Pan-Indian. But are there any such festivals dedicated to Vishnu or Narayna?
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What is the origin of "Gudi Padwa"?

In Maharashtra, the New Year is celebrated with a holiday called Gudi Padwa. I had heard dark history behind it and I became speechless. So what's the truth behind Gudi Padwa?

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