Category: Festivals

Mahamastak Abhisheka

Mahamastakabhisheka refers to the anointment (abhisheka) ceremony of the Jain images. The most significant of the Mahamastakabhishekas held in India is the anointment of the statue of Bahubali at Shravanabelagola, Karnataka,...

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Dev Deepawali

Dev Deepawali is a Hindu festival of light celebrated mainly in the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi (Kashi); celebrated fifteen days after the festival of Deepawali. The festival is also called Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari...

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Paryushan Festival

Paryushan is the most significant annual holy event of Jainism, usually celebrated in the months of August or September. It is observed with equal reverence by both of the branches of Jainism – Digambara and Swetambara. ...

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Christmas

Christmas is an annual festival celebrated by the Christians throughout the world, primarily on 25th December. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the most significant festival of Christians and is...

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Losar Festival

Losar is the most significant festival in Tibetan Buddhism, celebrated to mark the beginning of New Year as per the lunisolar Tibetan calendar.  The festival is usually a three day event and coincides with the Gregorian months...

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Giaravahin Sharif

“Giaravahin Sharif” is a Muslim festival celebrated by Sunni Muslims, in reverence to one of their religious preacher and an ascetic – Abdul Qadir Gilani.  He is believed to be the descendent of Prophet Mohammad, as his mother...

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated by the Sikh community to mark the birth of their tenth and also the last master Guru Gobind Singh. He was born on 5th January 1666 as Gobind Rai to Guru Tegh Bahadur and Mata Gujri. Guru...

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Hola Mohalla

“Hola Mohalla” is an annual festival of Sikhs celebrated at the city of Ananadpur Sahib in Rupnagar (Ropar) district of Punjab province of western India. Hola Mohalla is celebrated on the second day of Chett month, which is the...

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Sodal Mela

“Baba Sodal Mela” is a religious fare held annually in the Jalandhar city of Punjab state in western India. It is held in reverence to Baba Sodal, a local deity. The venue of the fair surrounds Baba Sodal Samadhi (tomb). The...

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Guru Ram Das Jayanti

Guru Ram Das Jayanti is celebrated annually by the Indian Sikh community to commemorate the birth of Sikhism’s fourth Guru – Guru Ram Das Ji (24th September 1534 – 1st September 1581). He is revered for his contributions to the...

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Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti, also called Guru Nanak Gurpurab or Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav is a major Sikh festival, commemorating the birth of Sikhism’s first Guru – Guru Nanak Dev Ji (15th April 1469 to 22nd September 1539). It is the...

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