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Narak Chathurdasi PDF Print E-mail

 

Narak chaturdashi is well known Hindu festival and celebrated on the eve of Diwali festival. This festival is celebrated on 14th day of Hindu month, Kartick.

During Narak Chaturdasi, a dummy of Narakasur (a demon represent evil) was prepared. This dummy was made up of paper, and stuffed with dry grasses and rough papers. It was also stuffed with crackers and mild explosives. A procession was made during Narak Chaturdashi with this dummy and where it was cursed and finally fire was set on it.

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Maha Navami PDF Print E-mail

 

Maha Navami is celebrated on the ninth day of Durga Navarathri. Goddess Renuka Devi/ Goddess Matungi is the goddess of Navami in North India and Goddess Mahishasura Mardhini is the South Indian goddess for Durga Navarathri. As a conclusion of the Navarathri festival sugarcanes are harvested and on Mahanavami when Goddess in the form of Aparajita is worshipped as Durga, all the sugarcane stalks are offered to the goddess.

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Karwa Chauth PDF Print E-mail

 

Just nine days before Diwali, Karwa Chauth celebrated. Karwa Chauth is the most important festival for married Hindu women of North India. Married Hindu women keep fast on this day and pray for husband’s healthy, wealthy and long life.

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Saraswati Puja PDF Print E-mail

 

Saraswati Puja is one of the very famous festivals of India. It is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Saraswati who is considered as the Goddess of Education, Arts & Crafts. It is celebrated around the months of January and February and is more popular among the youth as they tend to seek the blessings from the Goddess to gain success in their learning. The Puja is celebrated more splendidly in West Bengal than in any other state of India though it is also famous in neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala and nearby schools and colleges of West Bengal.

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KALIMATHA Jayanthi PDF Print E-mail

 

Kalimatha Temple is one of the very famous temples of West Bengal. Also known as Kalighat Temple, it is located in Alipore which is around 5 miles away from a famous city, Howrah. The temple is counted in of the 52 Sakti Peethas of India. People from all over India visit the temple to honor the Kali Mata and devotees from different places gather around.

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Mahalakshmi Vrata PDF Print E-mail

 

Mahalakshmi Vrata is considered as one of the most important and holy festivals of India. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated in the month of Sravana. This festival is also known as Varalakshmi Vrata and is celebrated by married Hindu ladies in the honor of the Goddess of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi.

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