Celebrating Festivals across the World

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  • Mahavir Jayanti

    Mahavir Jayanti

    Jains across the world offer prayers, carry out rath yatras and visit temples on the 13th day of Hindu month of Chaitra to commemorate Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the 24 and the last Tirthankar (teaching god who preaches dharma) of Jainism.

  • Maha Shivaratri

    Maha Shivaratri

    A festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha. Read more...

  • Popular December Festivals Across The World

    Popular December Festivals Across The World

    December accounts for the most number of festivals across the world. It is also the month when a major part of the world comes together to celebrate revelry, unique to their surroundings.

  • Dussehra (दशहरा)

    Dussehra (दशहरा)

    विजयदशमी ३० सितंबर २०१७ (शनिवार) पूजा समय विजय मुहुरत = १४ :०८ से १४:५५ अवधि = 0 घंटे ४७ मिनट अपर्णा पूजा समय = १३:२१ से १५ :४२ अवधि = २ घंटे २१ मिनट दश्मी तिथि शुरुआती = २३:४९, २९ सितंबर / २०१७ दशमी तिथी समाप्ति = ०१ :३५ को १ / अक्तूबर / २०१७

  • Eid-ul-adha or Bakr Eid ईद-उल-अधा (बक्र- ईद)

    Eid-ul-adha or Bakr Eid ईद-उल-अधा (बक्र- ईद)

    Eid al-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrife his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The Meat is devided into three parts. The family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighnors; and the other third is given to the poor and needy.

  • Raksha Bandhan (रक्षाबंधन)

    Raksha Bandhan (रक्षाबंधन)

    Raksha Bandhan (रक्षाबंधन, the bond of Protection), or Rakhi (राखी), is a Hindu and Sikh festival primarily observed in North India, which celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (scared thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong bond to protect her. The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.

  • Guru Purnima

    Guru Purnima

    Guru Purnima (also spelt as Guru Poornima) is an Indian festival celebrated as per the Hindu calendar to show respects towards your Teachers, your Gurus or Mentors.

  • Buddha Purnima (बुद्ध पूर्णिमा)

    Buddha Purnima (बुद्ध पूर्णिमा)

    Buddha Purnima (बुद्ध पूर्णिमा)is an annual holiday observed traditionally by Buddhists in the Indian subcontinent, Sri Lanka, and the South East Asian countries of Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia,Myanmar, and Indonesia. Sometimes informally called Buddhas Birthday, it actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment (nirvana), and passing away(Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha.