Basant Panchami 2018: Significance of Colour Yellow and 4 Dishes To Celebrate With

Hindus across the country are gearing up to celebrate Basant Panchami on 22nd January 2018. The word‘Basant’ means spring and ‘Panchmi’ denotes the fifth day of the “Maagh” month of Hindu calendar. Basant Panchami is also celebrated as ‘Saraswati Puja’ in many communities. Children are introduced to reading and writing on this auspicious day. It is considered as a blessed beginning of learning with the goddess of knowledge and wisdom- Saraswati. The festival that marks the onset of spring is celebrated with many motifs characteristic to spring. People deck up in colourful clothes and relish in seasonal foods….

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Gangaur 2017: Significance of The Rajasthani Festival for Women

India will be celebrating Gauri Teej on 30th March this year. Major parts of Rajasthan have been busy preparing for the massive Gangaur festival which starts today. Teej is the third day of the lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar and Gauri Teej is celebrated on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon in the Chaitra Month, marking the annunciation of the Gangaur festival. The day is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Gauri or Parvati (an avatar of Goddess Shakti). The divine…

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