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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2012 Wishes


Guru Nanak Jayanti is one of the most significant festivals of Sikhism. The festival marks the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Saheb ji - the founder and first Guru of Sikhism. Celebrate the holy occasion by sending stylish and auspicious Gurupurab Gifts to your family members, friends and relatives and express your good wishes for them. In case you are running out for meaningful Guru Nanak Jayanti gift ideas here are some suggested gifts for you.
Guru Nanak Jayanti Date
28th November 2012

Gift Ideas by Ruchi Khurana
Shabad CDs and DVDs
On the pious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, shabad CDs and DVDs make a thoughtful gift idea for the spiritually inclined. You can send a collection of shabads and Gurbani CDs by the recipient's favorite singer for a greater impact.
Ek Omkar Pendants and Wall Hangings
Another traditional and much appreciated gift idea for Gurupurab is Ek Omkar Pendants. These can easily be availed in gold, silver, bronze and other non-precious materials. Alternatively, one can gift Ek Omkar wall hanging, painting etc as an expression of good wishes.
Sweets
On any Indian festival, traditional sweets and mithais make for the most appreciated gift idea. If you know of the recipient's choice in sweets, choose accordingly. Else go for popular sweets like Kaju Katli or Besan Laddoo.
Dry Fruits
Dry Fruits are preferred when the recipient is not fond of sweets, is calorie conscious or is diabetic. Dry Fruits have a long shelf-life and is ideal gift idea for Guru Nanak Jayanti as it comes in winter season. One can easily shop for attractively packed dry fruits boxes from online gift shops.
Chocolates
Chocolates are no longer a restricted gift idea for kids. These days you can safely gift delectable chocolates to your mom, dad, siblings, relatives, friends and of course children. Homemade chocolates are a rage in the market besides there are lots of gift packs available by popular brands like Cadbury's, Ferrero Rocher, Vochelle etc
Trip to Golden Temple
On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak's Birthday, devout Sikhs have a strong desire to visit Golden Temple at Amritsar. A great way to convey your heartiest good wishes would be to gift your parents or close relatives a trip to Darbar Sahib. Send them air / rail ticket and a booking in a comfortable hotel to ensure a memorable trip.
Religious Books and Pooja Gifts
Religious books and pooja gifts make for a meaningful Gurubpurab gift idea for grandparents, mom or the religiously inclined. In this category, one can go for a miniature copy of Guru Granth Sahib, books on religious discourses, rehal or book stand, miniature of Golden Temple, Guru Nanak photo frame etc.

How to celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti





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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Moharram : Mourning of Muharram



Moharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. According to this calendar, this month is called the first month of Islam called Moharram.

This year Moharram Calendar

Begin : Wednesday, 14th November 2012

Ends: Friday, 14th December 2012

Islamic Calendar

1. Muharram
2. Safar
3. Rabi' al-awwal
4. Rabi' al-thani
5. Jumada al-awwal
6. Jumada al-thani
7. Rajab
8. Sha'aban
9. Ramadan
10. Shawwal
11. Dhu al-Qi'dah
12. Dhu al-Hijjah

The above list is the Islamic Calendar in which Moharram is the first month of calendar.

In this first month of Calendar in which fighting is fully prohibited like others 3 months. Some of the Muslims keep fast during these days.

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Bhaiya Dooj 2012 After Diwali, Calendar, Love of Sister and Brother


Bhaiya Dooj 2012 After Diwali, Calendar, Love of Sister and Brother

It is the love of Brothers and Sisters. Sister have fast on this day for the long life of her brother. It is also called Bhau beej, Bhai Tika, Bhai Phota in some places celebrated by Hindus.

Bhai Dooj Date 2012: 15th November 2012

Basically in five days of diwali, Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the last day of diwali.

How to celebrate Bhai Dooj

On this day, sisters keep fast and do worship with Kanta and apply tika to their brother's forehead and perform aarti. They invite their brothers and make their favorite dishes with sweets. Brothers also used to give gifts to their sisters.

Each and Every brothers should go to thier sisters on this day.

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Childrens Day, Bal Diwas, Chacha Nehru Birthday



14th November has become the golden day for childrens, as it is celebrated as Chacha Nehru Birthday.

When I was in School, childrens used to start preparation for 14th November before some days, there are many types of competitions have been arranged in school ground like

Football,
Cricket
Race
Sweets,Needle, Spoon and Chair Competition etc

Person who would have been won the 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize, who will get medals, money or various gifts. Our Principle with school teacher used to arrange such competitions in schools.

History of Childrens day

It is said that, Indian first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru used to love children most, that is why It is celebrated on his birthday and give homage to him.

It is celebrated in all countries but dat varies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day

How to celebrate this festivals

There are types of functions and competitions have been organized on this day like songs, sports games competitions, dance performance, cultural program.

In United States, It is celebrated predate both mother's day and father's day.

This day is fully dedicated to childrens.

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Chatt Puja Calendar 2012


Chatt Puja Calendar 2012

Chatt Puja is the vast festival, mainly celebrated in East India like Bihar, Jharkhand etc. I want to share with the Chatt Puja Calendar 2012.

Here It is:

Chatt Nahay Khay 17-11-2012

Kharna 18-11-2012

First Argh(Evening) 19-11-2012

Second Argh(Morning) 20-11-2012

End of Chatt Puja

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Karva Chauth Festivals for husband's long life



I used to write on various festivals in India, when I got to know about Karva Chauth, I could not stop myself to write on it. Karva Chauth is the big and holy festivals for Women in India. Now this has been celebrated in whole India. The Indian married Women keep fast from morning to evening for the long life of their husband. Karva Chauth has been observed by Hindu and Sikh women of North and West India first. It falls the forth day of the moon fortnight(called krishna paksha) in the Kartik month.

Sometimes it is seen that unmarried women also keep fast for their desired husbands or fiances. Now it has become the trend that some unmarried girls has started having fast on the same day for their boy friends in metro cities.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karva_Chauth]

Meaning for Karva Chauth

The Meaning of Karva is called 'diya' and chauth means 'forth'. It means that it is celebrated on the forth day of full moonlight in kartik month.

How Karva Chauth is celebrated

Generally Women do start their preparation for this day before some day earlier in advance, they go to the market and buy everything new things for themselves like buying new sarees, cosmetics, bangles, hina, jewelry and various puja items. It is said that women should have 16 types of decoration on this days. Now Fast has been broken and both have food. Husband then gives gift to his wife such as new dress or jewelry etc. This is how it is celebrated in India.

After shopping, they apply hina on their both hands and legs. On the day of Karva chauth 2012, they keep fast without water all day long and in the eveing, they dressed just like marriage dress with 16 types of decoration. Husband takes water from the thali and gives his wife, after their wife watched him after the moon from sieve or through the dupatta.


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