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Hanuman Jayanti

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English meaning of the festival The word Jayanti is made up of Jaya which means victory and Anta which means end. Jayanti refers to one who triumps in the end. Hanuman Jayanti is the day on which Hanuman is celebrated since he is the one who stands [...]

Sri Ram Naumee

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English meaning of the festival Rama refers to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Naumee means nine. Rama Naumee refers to the ninth day in the month of Chaitra when the appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated. How the date is decided annually Rama Navami falls on [...]

Ramayana Week

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How the date is decided annually Ramayana Week starts on the day of Hindi/Telugu New Year and continues until one day before Rama Naumee (generally lasts 8 days/nights) Significance of the festival to Hinduism Devotees engage in Ramayana recital, singing of bhajans and kirtans and listening to [...]

Makarsankranti

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English meaning of the festival Makar refers to the star sign Capricorn while Sankranti means transition/passing of sun from one zodiac sign to another. Makar Sankranti heralds the end of winter and the arrival of spring throughout the Northern Hemisphere. How the date is decided annually Makara [...]

Gita Jayanti

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English meaning of the festivalGita Jayanti is the celebration of the anniversary of the sacred scripture the Bhagavad Gita. Jayanti means victory.How the date is decided annuallyAnnually, it occurs on the 11th day (EKADASI) of the bright half (SHUKLA PAKSHA) of the month of MAARGSHEESH (November/December).Significance of the festival [...]

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