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Wish You All a Happy Mahavir Jayanti!

Wish You All a Happy Mahavir Jayanti!

Mahavir Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Mahavir, the founder of Jain religion who taught the world the essence of ‘Unity of Life’. Mahavir’s idol is given a holy bath on this day known as ‘abhishek’ and devotees make offerings of milk, rice, fruit, and incense.

Happy Ugadi!

Happy Ugadi!

Ugadi marks the beginning of the New Year. This day is considered quite auspicious as new ventures take place and people pray for prosperity of their business. While it is known as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Maharastrians call it Gudi Padwa.

Happy Gudi Padwa!

Happy Gudi Padwa!

Gudi Padwa marks the beginning of the New Year. This day is considered quite auspicious as new ventures are started and house-warming poojas are performed. While Maharastrians call it Gudi Padwa, it is known as Ugadi in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Wish You All a Happy Maha Shivaratri!

Wish You All a Happy Maha Shivaratri!

The festival of Maha Shivaratri is observed by the worshippers of Lord Shiva. On this day, the devotees visit the Shiv temple and are up all night singing bhajans in praise of the Lord. They observe a strict fast and consume only milk and fruits.

Happy Makar Sankranti!

Happy Makar Sankranti!

Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated as the transition of the sun that takes place from Sagittarius to Capricorn. On this day people worship the Sun God and take a holy dip at Sangam which is the confluence of the rivers Yamuna, Saraswati and Ganga in Allahabad as it is considered to cleanse …

Happy Lohri!

Happy Lohri!

Lohri falls on January 13th, a day before Makar Sankranti. It is a festival celebrated with great pomp and show in most parts of North India. Lohri marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. This is the period when the Rabi (winter) crops are being harvested.