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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

Onam Ashamsakal!

September 14, 2016 |

Onam is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus in the Southern state of Kerala. It falls in the first month of the Malayalam calendar, Chingam, which is usually August-September time. It reminisces Kerala’s agrarian past and so is referred to … 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

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

Onam

August 28, 2015 |

Onam is a festival celebrated by Hindus in Kerala, India. It falls on thethe first month of the Malayalam calendar month Chingam – between August and September and is also known as the harvest festival of Kerela.Onam is celebrated to … 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

Hanuman Jayanti 2014

April 13, 2014 |

By NHSF (UK) Learning Team

15th April 2013 (Chaitra Sud 15 in the Hindu Calendar)

Hanuman Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Rama’s most ardent devotee, Hanumanji. It is celebrated every year on the full moon day of the Chaitra month.

When we speak or hear of Hanumanji, we instantly think of the ideal sevak who epitomises sewa of the Lord at the very core of His being. Throughout the Ramayana, we see that Hanumanji’s obedience towards God was unfathomable and He is seen as an embodiment of devotion and loyalty to Lord Rama. He is an ideal Karma Yogi (one whose devotion is demonstrated through selfless service, humility and devotion) and is the ideal of Prem (unconditional love), Bhakti (devotion), Satya (truth) Karuna (compassion) and Sewa (Selflessness).

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Ram Navmi 2014

April 7, 2014 |

By NHSF (UK) Learning Team

Ramnavmi, the birth of Shree Rama, is celebrated on the ninth day of the bright fortnight of the Hindu month of Chaitra. In some parts of India it is a nine-day festival, coinciding with the Vasanta Navratri, and many people fast over this period.

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Holi 2014

March 16, 2014 |

NHSF (UK) Learning Team

17th March 2014 (Phalguna Sud 15 in the Hindu calendar)

Holi falls on the day of the full moon during Phalguna, and is the most colourful festival in the Hindu calendar. It is full joy and optimism for the start of Spring, a season of hope and new beginnings. Following the cold indoor months of winter, people emerge out to see a new sparkling world of colour and life.

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