Category: festivals

Legends of Lohri

There are two renowned fable associated with the history of the Lohri festival: The Legend of the Sun God Lohri celebrates the end of the winter season and is observed on the last day...

Ganga Sagar Snan in January

Ganga Sagar Snan, also famous as ‘Ganga Sagar Mela’ or ‘Ganga Sagar Yatra’ is a significant gathering of the Hindu pilgrims during the auspicious time of ‘Makar Sankranti’. It is an annual observance that...

Lohri 2024

Lohri is a popular festival celebrated in North India, predominantly in Punjab, some parts of Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir, and in Pakistan. A celebration of the winter solstice, Lohri festival marks the...

Saphala Ekadashi in January

Saphala Ekadashi is an auspicious fasting day observed on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon) during the month of ‘Paush’ in the traditional Hindu calendar. This ekadashi...

Kalabhairav Jayanti

Kalabhairav Jayanti also known as ‘Mahakaal Bhairavashtami’ or ‘Kala Bhairav Ashtami’ is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Kaal Bhairav, the fearsome form of Lord Shiva. It is observed on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day)...

Vrischika Sankranti in November

Vrischika Sankranti is also called as ‘Vruschika Sankramanam is a sacred day that marks the movement of Sun from the Tula Rashi to the Vruschika Rashi. In the Gregorian calendar this transition corresponds to...

Chaturthi Vrat in 2023

The fourth day of the bright and dark half of the Moon in every lunar month of the Hindu calendar is ‘chaturthi tithi’ – the day to observe Chaturthi vrat. This day is dedicated...

Bhaiya Dooj 2023

Bhai Dooj also known as Bhai Tika or Bhaiya Dooj or Bhau-Beej is a unique Hindu festival that celebrates the selfless and chaste bond of love between a brother and sister. It is observed...