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Amavasya – The new Moon Night

The Hindu Indian calendar follows the lunar month and Amavasya, the new moon night, falls at the beginning of new lunar month which lasts for about 30 days. It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amavasya Tithi. Amavasya falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amavasya and Amavasya falling on weekday Saturday is known as Shani Amavasya. Importance of Amavasya According to the Hindu calendar, Amavasya is treated as the beginning of the new lunar month which lasts around 29 days.

Holi the festival of colors – India

Holi celebration begins with lighting up of bonfire on the Holi eve (Holika Dahan). Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. Holi is an ancient festival of India and was originally known as ‘Holika’. The festival of Holi is celebrated on the day after the full moon in early March every year.

However, this festival is a perfect manifestation of India’s secular nature as a large number of people belonging to other clans also actively take part in this festival. It is regarded as a festival that marks the end of all disputes and brings together people.

Nag Panchami – worship of snakes or serpents

Nag Panchami is celebrated on the fifth day of the full moon fortnight during the Hindu month of Shrawan as per the Hindu calendar. Nag Panchami is a traditional worship of snakes or serpents observed by Hindus throughout India and also in Nepal. There are many legends associated with this festival. One of them is the day when snake Kalia was defeated by Lord Krishna. On this day women enjoy swing, brides visit their parents and people buy snakes images to worship. It is the period when the snakes come out of the holes due to rain and in gardens, nearby houses and shrubs shelter is taken by them.

Teej festival – festival of swings

Teej festival is observed with much funfair by women of North India. Teej is mainly celebrated in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi NCR.

There are three types of Teej festival celebrated by woman during sawan Month.

Hariyali  Teej, Kajari Teej, Hartalika Teej

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