Ganesh Chaturthi – History, Significance, and Celebrations

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India and worldwide by Hindus and devotees of Lord Ganesha. It is a festival that commemorates the arrival of Ganesh along with her mother Gauri also called Goddess Parvati. There are many deities in Hinduism, and Ganesha is among the most worshipped and adored ones. … Read more

Janmashtami – History and Celebrations

Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is a festival celebrated every year to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. It is also popularly known as Krishna Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanti as he was the beloved eighth embodiment of Lord Vishnu – the “preserver” in the Hindu triad (Trimurti). Janmashtami is marked on the eighth day or “Ashtami” of the Krishna Paksha … Read more

Maha Shivaratri Festival – History, Significance, and Celebrations

Maha Shivaratri

As the long and cold winter is coming to an end, religious Hindu people from around the world are getting ready to welcome the spring with Mahadeva. Mahadeva or Shiva, the destroyer, is one the deity among the Hindu trinity which consists of Brahma and Vishnu, widely recognized as the Trimurti. Maha Shivaratri symbolizes the … Read more

Vasant Panchami – History, Significance, and Celebration

Vasant Panchami

Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami refers to the religious Hindu festival of Saraswati Puja or Shree Panchami. It is a seasonal spring festival that is observed in many regions of India. It is celebrated as the Basant Festival of Kites in Punjab region; observed in Gurdwaras as a Sikh festival, the birthday of the Sun … Read more

Makar Sankranti – History, Significance, and Celebration

makar sankranti

Makar Sankranti is one of the few ancient Indian festivals that has been observed according to solar cycles, while most festivals are set by the lunar cycle of the lunisolar Hindu calendar.  Being a festival that celebrates the solar cycle, it almost always falls on the same Gregorian date every year, which is January 14, … Read more

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

guru gobind singh

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. It is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. Who was Guru Gobind Singh? Guru Gobind Singh was the tenth and last Sikh Guru, a spiritual leader, philosopher, poet, … Read more

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab – A Festival of Sikh Community

Guru Nanak Jayanti

One of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in the Sikh community is the festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti. It is celebrated with a lot of fervor and excitement in many parts of India by Sikh and Punjabi communities alike. As the name suggests, Guru Nanak Gurpurab celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak … Read more

Barawafat (Milad-Un-Nabi) – The Birth of Prophet Muhammad, Founder of Islam

Barawafat

“Barawafat” a festival of the Muslim community, is also known as Milad-Un-Nabi all over the globe. This festival is also known as Mawlid which marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. The birthday of Prophet Muhammad is flamboyantly celebrated in Rabi’ al-Awwal, the third month of the Islamic Calendar. The date … Read more