Vishu Festival – For Students and Children In English

Vishu is an annual south Indian festival celebrated in the states of Kerala and coastal Kanyakumari region along with some parts of southwestern Karnataka. The festival celebrates the beginning of Zodiac New Year in the Malayalee month of Metam (April-May) and implies the completion of the spring equinox. Though Vishu is an important festival in … Read more

Ullambana Festival – For Students and Children In English

Ullambana is a popular Buddhist festival observed in some Asian countries. The festival is held to please the deceased ancestors by making offerings to their spirits. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh month of the monkey month as per the traditional Chinese Lunisolar calendar. It is also called the Ghost … Read more

Vasant Panchami Festival – For Students and Children In English

“Vasant Panchami” or “Basant Panchami” is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly in central and northern parts of India. It marks the onset of the spring season and is celebrated in the Hindu calendar month of “Magha”, usually falling in January end or early February as per the Gregorian calendar. “Vasant Panchami” is a very auspicious … Read more

Ugadi Festival – For Students and Children In English

Ugadi Festival/Yugadi/Telugu New Year Ugadi is a Hindu festival, celebrated in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana. The festival marks the beginning of a new Hindu calendar year and is celebrated on the first day of “Chaitra” month, which falls in the months of March-April as per the Gregorian calendar. The … Read more

Thaipoosam Festival – For Students and Children In English

Thaipusam is an Indian festival celebrated by the Tamil community in and also outside India, where there is a presence of Tamil Hindu fraternity. It falls in the last week of January or the first week of February. The festival is associated with Tamil God “Murugan”, and is also celebrated as his birthday. Murugan is … Read more

Significance of Diwali – For Students and Children In English

Diwali is the festival of cultural, religious and spiritual significance (means the awareness and celebration of the inner light) for Hindus. According to the Hindu mythology it is believed that there is something which is pure, never-ending, unchanging and eternal beyond our physical body as well as mind called Atman. People celebrate Diwali to enjoy … Read more

Sodal Mela – For Students and Children In English

“Baba Sodal Mela” is a religious fair held annually in the Jalandhar city of Punjab state in western India. It is held in reverence to Baba Sodal, a local deity. The venue of the fair surrounds Baba Sodal Samadhi (tomb). The fair is usually a single day affair held in the month of Bhadon, the … Read more

Shab E Miraj – For Students and Children In English

“Shab E Miraj” refers to the nocturnal journey of Prophet Muhammad from the Great Mosque of Mecca to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and thereafter to heaven, on the same night. The journey Prophet took around 621 CE is believed to be both a physical and spiritual journey. Muhammad completed his journey from Mecca to … Read more

Shab-e-Barat – For Students and Children In English

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 … Read more