Diwali, derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” is a festival of lights and diyas. An age old festival, Diwali is observed as a mark of triumph of good over the evil. Celebrated for consecutively 5 days, Diwali is marked as one of the biggest festival all over the country.
However, with changing times, the modern era has witnessed changes in the celebration of Diwali too. The contemporary method of celebration has replaced a ... Continue Reading →
Mahashivaratri is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva that falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun and pleases Lord Shiva the most.
This fact is said to have been declared by Lord Shiva himself when his consort Parvati asked him as to which ritual performed by his devotees pleases him the most.
On an auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Festival of Mahashivaratri is the most important festival for the millions ... Continue Reading →
Lohri is exclusively a Punjabi festival celebrated in Punjab, it is also celebrated in northern sates of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, it marks of the end of winter months welcoming warmth from the sun’s rays, it is celebrated on the last day of the paush month and the beginning of Magh month, it is during this time, the sun changes it course. it is also seen as the harvesting festival.
Lohri is celebrated by worshipping fire by burning wood with cattle ... Continue Reading →