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Festivals

Hey Anjani Mata!

August 11, 2017 |

There are many mothers or matas as we say in Hinduism. Sita Mata, Lakshmi Mata, Saraswati Mata, to name but a few -but what about Anjani? Who is she and what do we know about her? Anjani is the mother … Read More

Durga Puja

October 4, 2016 |

Durga Dhak & Dhunachi Nritya

 

I’m led by my cousin onto the temple forecourt. He reassures me that we’ve secured a good vantage point, and says in Sylheti: “you’re in for a treat”. A crowd gathers beside and behind … Read More

Paryushan

September 8, 2016 |

Paryushan, the festival of forgiveness, is an eight-day celebration observed by Jains around the world. The word Paryushan is formed of two parts; ‘Pary’ which means ‘to come together from all directions and ‘ushan’ which means ‘to stay near the … Read More

International Women’s Day 2016

March 8, 2016 |

Tuesday 8th March 2016 will be celebrated as International Women’s Day. Worldwide, the contributions of women will be celebrated and pledges will be made to bring about new changes. It will stand as a reminder, a solitary day in our … Read More

Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2016 |

As the sun transitions from Sagittarius to Capricorn, this change of the most prominent star in our constellation is known as Makar Sankranti and is celebrated throughout India and Nepal. With this festival comes Spring; a season of new life, … Read More

Shubh Deepawali from NHSF (UK)

November 11, 2015 |

A time filled with light, love and celebration but it is also a time to reflect on the year gone by and the year to come.

Currently at 50 chapters with over 4000 members our Parivaar is expanding. Events from … Read More

The Nine Nights

October 15, 2015 |

My earliest memories of Navratri are of dark nights, good food and folk songs being sung in my Grandma’s crackly but sweet voice. I must have been about five and would sit on her lap quietly gazing at the lamp … Read More

Shubh Deepawali

October 22, 2014 |

This year, National Hindu Students Forum (UK) has been fortunate to be a part of numerous Deepawali celebrations including those at Scotland Yard, Parliament, 10 Downing Street and Trafalgar Square. Hindus are now being recognised for our immense contributions to the country and … Read More

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014

August 29, 2014 |

NHSF (UK) Learning Team 29th August 2014 (4 Bhaadrapada) 

Ganesh Chaturthi also known as ‘ Vinayak Chturthi’ or ‘ Vinayaka Chavithi’ is celebrated by Hindus around the world as the birthday of Lord Ganesh. It is observed during the month … Read More

Krsna Janmashtami 2014

August 17, 2014 |

Madhav Dave – NHSF (UK) Learning Team 17th August 2014 (Shraavana Vad 8)

Krsna Janmashtami or Gokulastami is the Jayanti or appearance day of Lord Shri Krsna, the eighth of avatara of Lord Visnu. Observed on the eighth day (Astami) of the dark half of the month of … Read More