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Ram Navmi 2014

Ram Navmi 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...

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Holi 2014

Holi 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...

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Mahashivratri 2014

Mahashivratri 2014

By NHSF (UK) Learning Team 28th February 2014 (Magh Vad 14 in the Hindu calendar) Although, by Indian traditions, Shivaratri occurs every month, Maha Shivaratri, is the auspicious festival is observed on the 14th dark night of Magh (Hindu calendar). It is when Lord...

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Makar Sankranti 2014

NHSF (UK) Learning Team 14th January 2014 (14th Paush in the Hindu calendar) Makar Sankranti is celebrated on January 14th each year. This date does not change as it is not based on the lunar calendar, but unusually it is dependent on the position of the sun and so...

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Dev Diwali

The auspicious months of Chaturmas in which Bhagavan Vishnu goes to sleep within the realms of the Pataal Nadhi comes to an end today, and He finally awakes from this meditative state. The day is also commonly referred to Tripurari Purnima. The Time: The festivities...

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Diwali: The Festival of Lights – Part 2

Diwali: The Festival of Lights – Part 2

  By Madhav Davé NHSF (UK) Learning Team The Diwali period includes a series of 8 joyful festivals. These festivals are: ‘Ramaa Ekadashi’ – 31st October 2013 (11th Aashwin) ‘Govatsa Dwadashi’ or ‘Vagh Baaras’ – 31st October 2013 (12th Aashwin) ‘Dhan...

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Diwali: The Festival of Lights – Part 1

Diwali: The Festival of Lights – Part 1

By Madhav Dave NHSF (UK) Learning Team The Diwali period includes a series of 8 joyful festivals. These festivals are: ‘Ramaa Ekadashi’ – 31st October 2013 (11th Aashwin) ‘Govatsa Dwadashi’ or ‘Vagh Baaras’ – 31st October 2013 (12th Aashwin) ‘Dhan...

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Vijaya Dashami

Vijaya Dashami

NHSF (UK) Learning Team 14th October 2013 (10th Aashwin in the Hindu calendar)   Vijaya Dashami, also known as Dussehra, is celebrated on the 10th day of Aashwin. The festival is celebrated all over India as a symbol of the victory of good over evil. Origin There...

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Navratri 2013

Navratri 2013

NHSF (UK) Learning Team Navratri Dates: 5th October 2013 – 13th October 2013 (1st Aashwin – 9th Aashwin in the Hindu Calendar)   Navratri is celebrated during the first nine days of the Hindu month Aashwin (September – October). It coincides with the rainy season...

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Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami

Madhav Dave NHSF (UK) Learning Team 28th August 2013 (Shraavana Vad 8) Krsna Janmastami 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...

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