Wednesday, September 30, 2015

THIRUVATHIRA FESTIVAL CELEBRATE IN KERALA

The Thiruvathira festival falls on the asterism Thiruvathira in the Malayalam month of Danu (December-January). The Ardra Darshan celebrated in Tamil Nadu corresponds to Thiruvathira of Kerala. It is careful to be high positive to worship Siva and the devotees go to the temple before sunrise for 'darshan'.

Tradition has it that Thiruvathira festival is celebrated in memorial of the death of Kamadeva, the mythological God of love. Even though the Thiruvathira is celebrated by most of the Hindu communities it is basically a Nair women's get up at about 4 am and take bath on seven days commencing form the asterism Aswathi.

While taking bath they sing certain songs mostly relating to the God of Love, accompanied by rhythmic sound produced by splashing water with their fists. In ending they stand in a circle in the water hand in hand singing songs. Women’s wear in new sari and celebrate this festival. The first Thiruvathira coming after the marriage of a girl is known as Puthen Thiruvathira or Poothiruvathira and it is celebrated on a grand scale.



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pariyanampetta Pooram Festival Kerala

PariyanamPatta Pooram festival is celebrated at the Pariyanampatta temple, MangalamKunnu, Palakkad and is the famous festival of Valluvanadu. The festival takes place at the Pariyanampetta Bhagavathy Temple, Kattukulam 40 km from Palakkad. The live deity of the temple is Goddess Bhagavathy.

The pooram day is on the 7th of month of Kumbam according to the Malayalam calendar. It falls about on the second week of February. The Pooram festival is marked by the traditional folk and classical musicalroutineslikethe. 

Tholpavakoothu,Kalamezhuthupattu,Pootham,Thira,Karivela,Kaalavela,Kuthiravela,Kathakali,Chakyarkoothu. The last day of the festival sees a Ceremonial procession of 21 elephants.Kerala people wear in every festival white color clothes.   These impressively caparisoned elephants are made to march through the streets while thousands of people gather to watch them and to seek blessing from them since the elephant is hailed as holy in Kerala.
The elephant and traditional musical recitals are inherent parts of holy festivals in South India- Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The fairs and festivals in Kerala are more so. Also musical performances are performed before the god to make happy.





Monday, September 28, 2015

Easter : A major Christian Festival

Easter is a festival celebrated by Christians to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The date of the festival is not fixed. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of a full moon day after March 21. It usually falls between March 21 and April 25.

The festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus and is considered as a rebirth of Christianity. The earliest references of the celebration of this festival date back to the 2nd century.

Easter is a holy festival which is celebrated by churches around the world. The traditional celebration of the festival involves a dimly lit church with special prayers sung in praise of Jesus Christ.  This festival celebrite in men and womens and wear new clothes. It is then followed by an elaborate Sunday mass, with happy music being played in the background. 

In some cultures, such as the Polish, the celebrations are more pronounced with large processions being carried out in the church followed by an elaborate mass. People are often involved in charitable causes on this day and sing happy prayers in the church to commemorate the rising of Jesus Christ from dead. One more vital feature of Easter is egg. Egg is a symbol of resurrection for Christian community, so well decorated eggs and egg hunting have become very important in Easter.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kumar Purnima famous festival in odisha


Kumar Purnima is one of the most popular and important festival of odisha. This festival falls on  is the full-moon day in the month  of Aswina Purnima(September- October). The festival celebrate is full moon day. Kumar Purnima is celebrated by all the unmarried girls and newly mirred brides. It is believed that girls worship lord Kartikeya to get grooms  as handsome as lord Kartikeya .
   
The girl wear new clothes, take bath before sunrise and pray God for smooth marriage life.   They also first on this day. In the evening when the moon raises girls pray moon by offering Prasad. This girls sing special song.   

Song of Kumar Purnami:-  

“Kuaanra Punei Jahna Go Phula Baula Beni, 
Kuanri Jhianka Apurva Ananda 
Puchi Khelibaku Mana Go Phula Baula beni…” 


            

Friday, September 25, 2015

Laxmi Puja Shopping of Indian Women


Women in India normally behind the men in terms of access to education, healthcare, jobs etc. Apart from the economic and social inequality 80% Indian Women Love to wear saree and 20% wear other garments. Some women like handloom sari and other women like fancy saree. Indian girls are very stylish. Indian girls celebrate every festival and they wear salwer suit and some other fashion dresses. Indian women like to visit temples in every festival.

Gajalaxmi  puja generally celebrated  in odisha  with great fervor especially in Dhenkanal district. This festival celebrates in 11 days. The festival starts on the full moon day on kumura purnima. People of Dhenkanal used to perform the puja seeking blessing from Devi Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Gajalaxmi puja celebrate in every year. Many type of people come to this puja. Manley women worship in laxmi puja and wear every time traditional saree.  Girl wear in swlaresuit and some girl wear fashion dress and enjoy whole day.


Many shopkeepers also come to this puja. This festival sell in every product like handicraft materials, handloom product, home doctored, elcotrians product etc.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bengali Saree Styles during Durga Puja

Durga puja is a famous Hindu festival. Durga pujaalso known as Durgotsava.  Durga puja is the mostimportant event in West Bengal.  This Festival observed 10 days. Mainly celebrate in 6 days. This year celebration stars on 18th October 2015 Tuesday. 

Durga Puja mainly celebrates in 6days:-
First day called at -     Panchami 18th October 2015(Sunday)
Second day called at- Shashthi 19th October 2015(Monday)
Thirde day called at-   Saptami 20th October 2015(Tuesday)
Fourth day called at-  Ashtami  21st October(Wednesday)
Fiveth day called at -  Navami  22nd October(Thursday)
Six day called at-  Dashami 23rd October (Friday)


Durga puja is the most famous festival in West Bengal.  Peoples of West Bengal enjoy these six days and Bengali women are always ready to wear new design sarees in this occasion.

Beautiful 5 Traditional sarees of West Bengal-

1-   Tussar Silk Saree- Tussar is produced in numerous areas in India, more than 40% of it is produced in the Malda district of West Bengal. Tussar silk, a more textured one than the “cultured” mulberry silk, aids in the making of numerous types of saris in Bengal.

2- Baluchari Saris- Baluchuri Sari Bengali is a type of sari, a garment worn by women across India and Bangladesh. This particular type of sari originated in Bengal and is known for depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu of the sari. It was mainly produced in Murshidabad but presently Bishnupur and its surrounding places of West Bengal is the only place where authentic Baluchuri sarees are produced.

3-   Murshidabad Silk Saris- The history of silk saris in Murshidabad dates back to the 18th century when the East India Company set up two factories to produce silk. The silk manufactured here is referred to as pure silk since it’s totally handloom sans the addition of any other chemical to enhance its shine or durability or anything else. It’s also very light and mostly comes in vibrant colors and myriad designs: from floral to stripes to geometrical and quirky pattern.

4-  Dhakai Jamdani- This saree is one of the favorite saris of Bengals in all occasions—be it wedding parties, any Puja and even college farewells. The sari is typically transparent and is woven with cotton and resham-threads. If you want to go for a traditional look yet keep in terms with the modern times, we advise you to go for this sari.

5-  Taant sari- Tant saree is a traditional Bengali saree and usually used by Bengali women. It is traditionally made by the weavers from all over West Bengal and Bangladesh but typically few places like Murshidabad, Nadia, Hooghly of West Bengal and Dhaka, Tangail of Bangladesh are famous for tant saree weaving.These saris bear different pattern and motifs with the floral, “buti” and “gamcha” designs dominating the scene.






Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Jagadhatri Puja in 2015

Jagadhatri Puja in 2015 will be observed on Wednesday, 18th November.
Jagadhatri Puja is a four day festival that starts from seventh day of shukla paksha of Kartik month and lasts till tenth day of the same month.

Jagadhatri Puja is primarily observed in the state of West Bengal and some parts of Odisha, Bihar and North east region of India. It is a Hindu festival that starts on the day after Chhath Puja. Some people refer it as the Second ‘Durga Puja’. The celebrations are similar to ‘Durga Puja’ that takes place in month of September or October. However, Jagadhatri Puja in 2015 will begin on Wednesday, 18th November and will last till Saturday, 21st November.

Jagadhatri Puja ,also spelled as ‘Jagaddhatri Puja’, is one of the most important festival celebrated in West Bengal. On this day, devotees and followers of Goddess Durga worship Jagadhatri Devi. Goddess Jagadhatri is reincarnation of goddess Durga. The celebrations are grand and the joy of festivities even grander. This festival famous in West Bengal. West Bengal people wear in famous baluchori saree.  The true spirit of people of West Bengal can be seen in the preparation of the festival. Huge pendals, king size idol of devi Jagadhatri and bountiful of decorations. Every corner in the state of West Bengal is lit-up in colorful lights.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

May Day festival celebrated in Kolkata

May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday, it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebrations that the day includes.

The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the Floralia, festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, held April 27 during the Roman Republic era, and with the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. 

It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane, most commonly held on April 30. The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer.

As Europe became Christianised, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and May Day changed into a popular secular celebration. A significant celebration of May Day occurs in Germany where it is one of several days on which St. Walburga, credited with bringing Christianity to Germany, is celebrated.  This festival celebrate in Men's, women's, boy's and girl wear in red color new dress. The secular versions of May Day, observed in Europe and America, may be best known for their traditions of dancing around the maypole and crowning the Queen of May. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors' doorsteps.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Kolkata International Film Festival

The Kolkata International Film Festival is screened annually from 10–17 November. The largest and most prestigious of its kind in India, it was started in 1995 and is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Producers' Association (FIAPF) in Paris. 

Kolkata's strong ties to film-making (through such icons as Satyajit Ray and, more recently, Rituparno Ghosh) has boosted the festival and it screens a large clutch of international, critically acclaimed new films every year.

The Government of West Bengal created Nandan the West Bengal Film Centre in 1985. The centre was inaugurated by Satyajit Ray.  This festival enjoy all and wear new dress. From the moment of its foundation the Kolkatan film buffs demanded their own film festival.

In 1995, Nandan organized its first ever independent film festival. Within a couple of years it was recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers' Associations – Paris), the international authority of film festivals.

Celebs awarded at Kolkata International Film Festival 2013

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna was born on 18 february 1863, in the village of Kamarpukur, in the Hoogly district of West Bengal. Ramakrishna was born in a poor Brahmin Vaishnava family in rural Bengal.He become a priest  of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali, which had the influence of the main strands of Bengali bhakti tradition.

The most widely known amongst his first spiritual teachers was an ascetic woman, called Bhairavi Brahmani, who was skilled in Tantra and Vaishnava bhakti and wear new saree. Later an Advaita Vedantin ascetic, Tota Puri, taught him non-dual meditation, and he experienced nirvikalpa samadhi under his guidance.

His parents were Khudiram Chattopadhyay and Chandramani Devi. According to his followers, Ramakrishna's parents experienced supernatural incidents and visions before his birth. In Gaya his father Khudiram had a dream in which Lord Gadadhara (a form of Vishnu), said that he would be born as his son. Chandramani Devi is said to have had a vision of light entering her womb from Shiva's temple.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Chhath Puja Celebration in India

"Chaiti Festival" or "Rayagada Mahotsav" is the official annual mass cultural festival of Rayagada district, India. It is one among the major tourist attractions in the district.

Chhath  is an ancient Hindu festival of Nepalese and Indian people and is the only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess Usha). The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.

The Sun, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.


The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, and wear new clothes,  fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun.



Monday, September 14, 2015

Baisakhi festival

Baisakhi is one of the most popular festival. celebrated in the state of punjab. Basakhi is one of major festivals of Sikhs. Baisakhi festival  markes the time for harvest of rabi crops and they celebrate the day by performing joyful  bhangra and gidda dance.

Baisakhi Festival falls on the first day of Vaisakh month (April-May).People of Punjab celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with excitement,  and devotion. 

The auspicious date of Baisakhi is celebrated all over India under different names and different set of rituals and celebrations. Baisakhi date coincides with 'Rongali Bihu' in Assam, 'Naba Barsha' in Bengal, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu and 'Pooram Vishu' in Kerala.

People of Punjab celebrate the festival of Baisakhi with exuberance and devotion. As the festival has tremendous importance in Sikh religion, major activities of the day are organized in Gurdwaras. People wake up early to prepare for the day. Many also take bath in the holy river to mark the auspicious occasion and wear new clothes. After getting ready people pay a visit to their neighbourdood gurdwara and take part in the special prayer meeting organized for the day. At the end of the Baisakhi ardas, congregates receive specially prepared Kara prasad or sweetened semolina. This is followed by a guru ka langar or community lunch. 






Saturday, September 12, 2015

Ashokastami Festival

This is celebrated in grand form at the Lingaraj Temple at Bhubaneswar. This is a chariot festival like the Car Festival of Puri. The protege of Lord Lingaraj (Siva) is taken out in a wooden chariot from the main temple to Rameswar temple. The chariot returns after a four day stay with Mausi Maa.

Also known as Rath jatra, Ashokastami is celebrated in the month of April. Lord Lingaraj is settled on a chariot and carried to Rameswar temple from the main temple. This jatra is visited by many devotees singing and dancing along the way. The idol of Lord Lingaraj is then returned to its main temple after four days. This festival celebrate in all men and women's. wear in new saree




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Friday, September 11, 2015

Govardhan Puja 2015 - November 12 (Thursday)

Govardhan Puja is also known as the Annakut puja meaning a pile of grains.In this year 2015, Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on November 12 (Thursday).
It is celebrated to commemorate the lifting of Mount Govardhan by lord Krishna. According to a legend in Vishnu Puran, before Lord Krishna was born, Lord Indra, the god of rain, was the chief deity of Vraj. Lord Krishna instigated the people to stop worshiping Indra. 

Indra wanted to prove his power over Krishna so he brought about a cloud-burst which flooded the area for many days. People were afraid that the downpour was a result of Lord Indra's wrath. That was when Krishna came forward and lifted Mount Govardhan as an umbrella on the little finger of his right hand so that everyone could take shelter from the rain. Its because of this incident that he got the epithet Govardhandhari.

Since that day Govardhan or Annakut puja is performed with immense passion and eagerness in various states of India such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. On individual level at home people smear their body with oil and take baths in the morning and wear new clothes.Thereafter, Govardhan Puja (Annakoot Puja) is done. Govardhan made of grains is called Annakut. It is worshiped with the offerings of paadya arghyay, gandh, pushp, dhoop, deep, naivedya, aachman, taambool and dakshina respectively. 


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Kajli Teej Festival

Kajli Teej Festival is celebrated throughout the rainy season in Rajasthan, with each region having its own take on celebrations. Such events are manifested by wearing colorful traditional costumes, new set of bangles, and decorating hands with beautiful henna designs. It is dedicated to the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, which is a symbol of a happy and long married life.

 It is dedicated to the union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, which is a symbol of a happy and long married life. Just at the initial time of monsoon, swings are hung from trees and are adorned with flowers. Young girls dress up in colorful attires and sing monsoon songs to celebrate the advent of the monsoon season.

A local fair is held nearby which is extremely popular with rural folks around Bundi. Exhibition of handicraft items like the traditional kataar, paintings and bangles, rural handicraft, petty items, and fancy eatables attract many people from Rajasthan, other parts of India, and abroad. Artisans from far flung places participate in big numbers selling their crafts. The first two days are dedicated to the folk instrument "Algoza" recital competition, thereby rendering a melodious take to the fair. Though the main function lasts for two days, the celebrations continue beyond Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. The mela venue, i.e. the Kumbha Stadium, comes alive every evening bustling with fun and frolic. Amongst the other popular festivals in the region, the Kajli Teej has its own charm and flavor.



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sawan Shivaratri 2015

Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha is observed as Masik Shivaratri or Masa Shivaratri and staunch devotees of Lord Shiva observe fast and worship Shiva Linga on all Shivaratris in the year. In a year there are usually twelve Shivaratri days.

Shivaratri which falls during Shravana month is known as Sawan Shivaratri. As whole Shravana month is dedicated to perform Shiva Puja, Masa Shivaratri during Sawan month is considered highly auspicious. This festival celebrate in men's and women's  wear in new clothes. However, the most significant Shivaratri which is known as Maha Shivaratri falls during February or March which corresponds to Phalguna month according to North Indian calendar.

Famous Shiva temples in North India, Kashi Vishwanath and Badrinath Dham arrange special Pujas and Shiva Darshan during Sawan month. Thousands of Shiva devotees visit Shiva shrines during Sawan month and perform Gangajal Abhishekam. 

Sawan Shivaratri is more popular in North Indian states - Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar where Purnimant Lunar Calendar is followed. In Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu where Amavasyant Lunar Calendar is followed Sawan Shivaratri corresponds to Ashadha Shivaratri. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Paripally Gajamela

The Paripally Galamela is celebrated at Paripally, 48 km to the north of Thiruvananthapuram. During this elephant fair over 50 elephants are taken out on a ritual procession on the tenth day of the festival.

The Paripally Gajamela takes place at the Paripally Kodimootil Sree Bhadrakaali Temple. The elephant procession takes place on the tenth day of the annual festivities at the temple. A unique practice observed during these festivities is the ritual offering of elephants to deities as Nercha- offering.

This festival calibrate Men and wear traditional white color dhoti and marron color towel.  in It is a popular belief that an offering of elephants satisfies the deity and grants all the wishes of the devotees. The festival is punctuated by cultural programs and culminates in the Paripally Gajamela- the mega elephant pageant held as part of the annual festival on the tenth day of festivities at the Kodimootil Sree Bhadrakaali Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. About a 100 gorgeously caparisoned elephants are lined up for the event. Gaja is Sanskrit means elephant and Mela means pageant of fair to be more precise- hence the name gajamela.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Vishu kerala festival

Vishu is a hindu festival celebrated in kerala India. It is also celebrated as Bisu in Mangalore and Udupi districts of Karnataka, India. Vishu signifies the Hindu New Year and falls on the month of Madam in the Malayalam calendar, usually in the second week of April in the Gregorian calenda.
Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala, especially by Hindus. 
It is considered a festival of light and fireworks, and decorating lights and bursting of firecrackers (Vishupadakkam) is part of the celebration. Other elements of Vishu include buying of new clothes (Puthukodi) for the occasion, the tradition of giving money called Vishukkaineetam , and the Vishu feast or Sadya, which consist of equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items. Feast items include Veppampoorasam, Mampazhappulissery, Vishu kanji and Vishu katta .

The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani, which literally means "the first thing seen on the day of Vishu after waking up". The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles intended to signify prosperity, including rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers called konna (Cassia fistula), holy texts and coins, usually in the prayer room of the house. This is arranged the night before Vishu and is the first sight seen on Vishu. On Vishu, devotees often visit temples like Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple or Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple to have a 'Vishukkani Kazhcha' (viewing) in the early hours of the day.


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chaitra Navratri: Know the Vasant Navratri 2015 Dates and Vasant Durga Puja Calendar

Chaitra Navratri is celebrated in the first month of Hindu lunar calendar and Ram Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama, falls on the ninth day during Navratri.
Rama Navami 2015 is on 28th March 2015 (Saturday). On Rama Navami, Lord Ram was born. He was born on Navami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month and each year this day is celebrated as Rama Navami, birthday of Lord Rama. It is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the Chaitra-Navaratri or Vasant Navaratri.


The nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year.  Thsi festival celebrate in all india people ane wear new clothes Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar. Chaitra Navratri is also known as Vasant Navratri. The nine days of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to nine forms of Maa Durga. Chaitra Navratri is more popular in northern India. In Maharashtra Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh it begins with Ugadi.

The nine days festivity which starts on the first day of Hindu Luni-Solar calendar marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Chaitra is the first month of Hindu lunar calendar. Chaitra Navratri is also known as Vasant Navratri. The nine days of Chaitra Navratri is dedicated to nine forms of Maa Durga. Chaitra Navratri is more popular in northern India. In Maharashtra Chaitra Navratri begins with Gudi Padwa and in Andhra Pradesh it begins with Ugadi.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Teachers day 2015 celebrate in india.

In India 5th September is celebrated as Teaches' Day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.

When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "Birthday". In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, "Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege  if September 5 is observed as Teachers' Day". 

The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India. The festival celebrate in school children and teacher wear new clothes.






Thursday, September 3, 2015

Shab-e-Barat

Shab-e-Barat 2015 would be celebrated in India by the people of Islam religion on 2nd June, at Tuesday (Date of celebration may change according to place).
Previous night of the Mid-Sha’ban (15th day of 8th month means Shabaan, according to Islamic lunar calendar) is called as the Shab-e-Barat in many countries such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Iran. 

It is also known as the Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban or Laylatul Bara’ah in the Arab world. The meanings of this festival are night of records, night of Absolution, night of deliverance, night of assignment and night of salvation.


It is celebrated in cultural and traditional ways by getting involved in nightlong prayers of the Allah. In some areas of celebration, people commemorate their deceased ancestors during whole night prayer. The meaning of the Shab e Baraat in many other countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and etc is the ‘Night of Innocence’.

 This festival celebrite in all Muslim people amd wear new clothes. Muslim people celebrate this festival with great joy and happiness by enjoying with each other and prayer. They prepare delicious sweets, Halwa, Zarda and other things to enjoy and distribute among their neighbors, relatives, family members and poor people. They distribute sweets on previous evening of the 15th of Sha’ban. The custom of Halva distribution also become in the Bosnia at 15th night of Sha’ban, Laylatul Mi’raj, Laylatul Qadr and Laylatul Raghaib.



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Onam festival famous for kerala.

Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala. Onam is Malayali festival which is celebrated by native speakers of Malayalam. Onam day is decided based on Solar Calendar. Onam is celebrated in Chingam month on Malayalam Solar Calendar.This festival celebrate in this year 28 August 2015 Friday.  

Chingam month is known as Simha month in other solar calendars and Avani month in Tamil Calendar. The day when Nakshatra Thiruvonam prevails in month of Chingam is considered for Onam celebrations. Thiruvonam Nakshatra is known as Shravana in other Hindu Calendars. This festival mainly important in Ladies and wear White and yellow color border cotton and silk saree. 

The festival commemorates the appearance of Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent home coming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. Onam celebrates the Asura King Mahabali's annual visit from Patala (the underworld). On Thiruvonam day, Asura King Mahabali is believed to visit every Malayali home and meet his people. 



The celebrations of Onam start on Atham day (the day when Atham Nakshatra prevails) and continue for 10 days till Thiruvonam day. Atham Nakshatra is known as Hasta Nakshatra in other Hindu Calendars.