Bhai Dooj

Bhaiya Dooj, or Bhai Dooj, is a festival celebrated among Hindus of India, Nepal and other countries on the second lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) of the Kartika month of Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar. The occasion falls on the last day of the five-day-long celebrations of Diwali or Tihar festival. It is an auspicious occasion Continue reading


Vishwakarma Day

Vishwakarma Day, or Vishwakarma Jayanti, is an auspicious festival for people of the Hindu community. Lord Vishwakarma, regarded as swayambhu and creator of the world, is worshipped on this auspicious day. According to sacred Hindu tradition, Vishwakarma is the Divine Engineer of the world. Son of Brahma, Lord Continue reading



Dhanteras, also called Dhantrayodashi, marks the start of the five-day-long Diwali festivities. The word ‘Dhan’ means wealth, and ‘Teras’ implies the 13th, as the festival is observed during the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
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Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami in Hinduism, marks the triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita. The festival’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words Dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”). Symbolizing the victory of good over evil, Dussehra is Continue reading


Durga Ashtami

Ashtami or Durga Ashtami is the eighth day of the 9-day Navratri or Durgotsav festival celebrated across different parts of India. It is commemorated on the Ashtami tithi of the Shukla Paksha (bright lunar fortnight) on the Hindu calendar. On this day, Hindu devotees worship Mahagauri. Ashtami is deemed an auspicious day by the Hindu community and is celebrated with Continue reading


Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti – a national festival, is observed on October 2 every year in remembrance and honour of the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, prevalently known as Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi Ji’s two main principles were peace and non-violence (Ahinsa). He had always been a Continue reading



They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.”

India’s freedom struggle from the British encompassed many ideologies. There were many freedom fighters who advocated more militant methods of delivering India’s freedom. One among these revolutionary freedom fighters was the inspirational figure –Bhagat Singh, born on 28th September 1907. In per-partition Punjab’s Banga, Bhagat Singh is considered amongst the tallest leaders of the Indian freedom struggle. Continue reading