બુધવાર, 2 માર્ચ, 2011

Festivals In Bhuj

Annakut Annakut
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 78 times
Celebrated by performing Govardhan pujan, where devotees make food offerings to the Lord.

Bhai Bhij Bhai Bhij
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 64 times
Takes place on the second day of the new year, where a woman invite’s her brother to have a meal and in return the brother boons her that in any kind of trouble, I shall protect you and your family.

Chatur Maas Chatur Maas
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 64 times
A period of four months namely Ashadh, Shravan, Bhadarvo and Aaso (monsoon period). It starts on Devshayani Ekadashi in the month of Ashadh and ends on Prabodhini Ekadashi in the month of Kartik. The significance of Chaturmaas is to observe extra penance, engage in extra devotion aati and control over sense gratification

Dhanteras Dhanteras
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 35 times
The first day of the week long celebration of Diwali. On this day cows and calf are offered poojan, their horns are pasted with colours.

Dhanurmaas Dhanurmaas
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 50 times
This designation is given to a period of one month from when the sun enters the Dhanur rashi (Sagitarius) till the 14th of January. Great glory is attached to serving food to Brahmins and devotees during this month.

Diwali Diwali
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 38 times
A festival of inner enlightenment. On this day, Shree Ram returned from Lanka after victory over Ravan. Whole of Ayodhya was lighted by traditional “Dip” ( flames ). This was one of the celebration in ancient tradition.

Ganesh Choth Ganesh Choth
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 62 times
On this day, Ganeshji was born so a Ganpati Pooja and Ganesh Aarti is carried out. The poojan is carried out with Sindoor, Bilvapatra and Churma na Ladoo. By doing the Poojan on this day, we destroy all our problems (Vigna). One should not do darshan of the moon on this day as this is undoubtedly considered inauspicious.

Gita Jayanti Gita Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 45 times
Gita Jayanti is celebrated on Magshar Sud Ekadashi. Five millenuims ago, during the epic war of Mahabharat, Arjun became reluctant to fight against his great-grandfather (Bheesmapita), teacher (Dronacharya) and other warriors.

Guru Purnima Guru Purnima
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 37 times
Guru Poornima means paying homage to dedicated Guru (spiritual master) and to honor win. It falls on the full moon day in the month of Aashada (July - August). When a shishya (student) associates with a sant (guru) then regardless of any swabhav (habit) that he may posses he eradicates it and if he/she behaves according to the Sant’s will, order and command (G.A.P.27).

Hanuman Jayanti Hanuman Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 34 times
This festival comes on Asho vad 14. Poojan of Haumanji is performed as per Shikshapatri.

Hindola Utsav Hindola Utsav
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 37 times
Hindola Utsav is celebrated with great love, devotion (bhakti) and festivity in the temples. For one whole month, the chal (mobile) murti of the Harikrishna maharaj is placed in a hindola and swayed to and fro with a string.

Holi Holi
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 36 times
The festival of colour. Celebrated with the playing of coloured powder.

Janmastmi Janmastmi
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 31 times
Celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. He was born at midnight stroke on a dark, rainy night to Devaki and Vasudev who had been imprisoned by Devaki's brother Kansa. It had been foretold that the eighth son of Devaki would kill the evil king Kansa.

Maghasnan Maghasnan
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 33 times
Maghasnan mahotsav is celibrated with divine enjoyment, All Santos and Bhaktas took bath in Holy lake named Hamirsar at Bhuj, Katha parayan gave good result for all bhaktas and Santos at Prasasi STHAL- FULVADI, Gaushala at bhuj.

Makar Sankranti Makar Sankranti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 42 times
Makar Sankranti is also known as Utrayan. On this day one should try and control the Antashatrus as in keep control of lust, anger, greed etc. On this day people make mithay (sweets), feed grass to cows and carry out many good deeds.

Navratri Navratri
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 45 times
Navratri starts on Aso Sud Padvo. It lasts for 9 days which are meant for the worship of Shaktimaa (Parvati Devi). Tried of the harassment from Demon Mahishasoor, the Devtas requested Bhrahma, Vishnu and Shivji (Tridevs) to help them.

Nrusinh Jayanti Nrusinh Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 57 times
Vaisakh Sud Chaudaus marks the birth of Nrusinh Bhagwan. On this day, Nrusinh Bhagwan was very pleased Prahladji and said anyone who does the Nrusinh Chaudaus Vrat will destroy all his/her sins. He also said that those women who want to bear a male shall do this Vrat and a bright son will be born in their family. Bhagwan emphasised everyone to do this Vrat yearly

Parshuram Jayanti Parshuram Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 31 times
Celebrated on Vaisakh Sud Trij, on this day, one shall bathe in a tirthdhaam (pilgrimage), perform Pooja and carry out Bhramcharya. Parshuram Bhagwan was born on this day and he got his name Parshuram because he used a Parshu (an axe) to kill all the Kshatriyas on earth. Parshuram means the bearer of an axe.

Prabodhini Ekadashi Prabodhini Ekadashi
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 37 times
Prabodhini Ekadashi mark the end of Chaturmaas. Bhrahma has said “Those who eat once on this day will destroy their sins for past one birth; those who do not eat at all will destroy their sins for previous seven births.

Purushottom Maas Purushottom Maas
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 34 times
It is also known as Adhik Maas. Bhagwan has said that Adhik Maas is me, myself and therefore any one who does the Vrat of Purshottam Maas shall attain me. Those who become lazy during this month will become ill, mourn their child and face insults. All those who perform this Vrat will attain wealth, health and wisdom

Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 35 times
Raksha Bandhan celebration, started tens of thousands of years ago. Bhavishya Puran cites a story that the devas once battled with the danavas (demons) for twelve years.

Ram Navmi / Hari Jayanti Ram Navmi / Hari Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 35 times
On the day of Chaitra Sud Navmi, Samvat 1837, at 10.10pm, all the planets were at its usual positions and Vasant season was ongoing. It is in this circumstances that Almight Shree Swaminarayan Bhagwan was born to Bhaktidevi and Dharmapita inoder to uproot unrighteousness and establish Ekantik Dharma for the benefit of millions and millions of souls.

Ratha Yatra Ratha Yatra
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 33 times
The day fall on Ashad Sud Bij. This special occasion of Rath Yatra is given alot of significance and Shreeji Maharaj explained the way to celebrate this occasion in Satsangi Jeevan. Maharaj says that a beautifully decorated chariot is placed infront of Krishna Bhagwans Murti, and the Murti should be wearing yellow and red garments (waagaa).

Rushi Panchmi Rushi Panchmi
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 36 times
This day is celebrated on Bhadarwa Sudi Pancham. Those ladies undergoing the menstrual cycle can knowingly or unknowingly touch household materials making it impure.

Saraswati Pujan Saraswati Pujan
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 42 times
Mother Saraswati is dressed in white garments which gives us the impression of pureness. A teacher is considered a devotee of Saraswati Maa and therefore he/she should be pure in his mind, words and actions. Maa holds a book on her left hand, meaning knowledge and a rosary (mala) on her right hand which denotes bhakti. A teacher should be pure so that his/her students learn accordingly.

Sharad Poonam Sharad Poonam
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 24 times
Sharad Poonam is the day when the moon is the closest to the earth in the year. It is the day when people celebrate during the night by singing devotional songs with musical instruments. Celebrations take place in the form on Garba and Raas Utsav.Dudh Pawa (rice in thick milk) is served to all on this special day.

Shitala Satam Shitala Satam
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 34 times
Shitala Satam falls on the day of Shravan Vad Satam (the day right before Janamasthmi). A stove is considered as the Devta of a house as it cooks food for us. On this day, ladies perform a Pooja of a stove.

Shivrati Shivrati
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 395 times
Shivaratri falls on the fourteenth day of dark half of every month but this day in Maha is The Great Night of Shiva and is dedicated to his worship. The origin of Shivaratri is attributed to several stories in Hindu mythology.

Shree Narnarayan Fuldol Utsav Shree Narnarayan Fuldol Utsav
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 61 times
It is celebrated on Faagan Sud Trij. This day marks the birth of the King of Bharatkhand, Shree Nar Narayan Rushi. On this day, all the Devtas and Tridevs swung Shree Nar Narayan Dev on a swing made up of flowers, hence the name Fuldol Utsav. We carry out the celebration in the same way, by residing Nar Narayan Rushi on a Hindolo made out of flowers.

Somvati Amas Somvati Amas
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 36 times
When Amas concides with a Monday in the calendar the water levels in Gangaji and Yamunaji rise. This is because all the pilgrimages reside in these waters. On this day, any donations made are said to be paid off in return to you limitlessly. On this day, a Vishnu Pooja is performed near the roots of a Pipal tree.

Tulsi Vivah Tulsi Vivah
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 46 times
This day marks the marriage of Bhagwan with Tulsiji. The daughter of Kushdhvaj, Vrinda was married the son of ocean, Jaaldhar. Vrinda was very beautiful, virtuous wife (pativrata).

Vaaman Jayanti Vaaman Jayanti
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 33 times
On Bhadarwa Sudi Baaras, Vaaman Bhagwan was born to Mother Aditi, hence Vaaman Jayanti. Vaaman was born specifically to get the three kingdoms (Swarglok, Pruthvilok and Patal Lok) back from Raja Bali, the grandson of Prahlad.

Vasant Panchmi Vasant Panchmi
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 68 times
It falls on Maha Sud Panchmi. The season of Vasant is considered the best from all aspects and Lord Shree Krishna proclaims the season of Vasant to be himself. On this day Pooja is performed and popcorn and coconuts are offered to God.

Vijaya Dashami Vijaya Dashami
Added: 22/01/2011 | Read 29 times
Vijaya Dashmi is on Aaso Vad Dashmi and marks the day when Shree Ram killed Ravan in Lanka and won the great battle. It is considered a day of glory and victory for a warrior.

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