Karva Chauth is a one-day sacred festival celebrated by Hindu married women mainly in northern India, in which they observe a nirjala vrat (fast without food and water) for the whole day until they sight the moon for the long life and immense prosperity of their husbands. Sometimes, unmarried women join the fast for their fiances or desired husbands. The festival falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi (fourth day after the full moon), in the month of Kartik according to the traditional Hindu calendar. Karva Chauth 2017 is celebrated on October 8.
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Begum Akhtar was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal or Queen of Ghazals.
Today marks the 103rd birth anniversary of Begum Akhtar (October 7, 1914 – October 30, 1974), a renowned Indian singer of Ghazals. Her genre was, however, not ghazals alone, but also included splendid renderings of Hindustani classical music like Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music, and was awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan (posthumously) by Government of India. She was also referred to as Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). Apart from her singing, she also acted in several films, the most notable being Satyajit Ray’s Jalsaghar.
Celebrating the birth anniversary of maharishi Valmiki.
Valmiki Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of Valmiki, also known as Maharishi Valmiki, who is revered as Adi Kavi (first poet) in Sanskrit literature. His birth anniversary is celebrated on auspicious day of Sharad Purnima (full moon) of Hindu month of Ashvin which as per the Georgian calendar corresponds to the month of September or October. The Valmiki Jayanti is observed on October 5 in 2017. Maharishi Valmiki was a great sage and author of the first epic poem Ramayana. Ramayana consists of 24,000 shlokas (verses) and 7 kaṇḍas (cantos) including Uttara Kanda.
The goddess Lakshmi is worshiped on sharad purnima.
Sharad Purnima is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin (September or October), marking the end of the monsoon season. It is believed that Sharad Purnima is the only day in the year when the moon comes out with all sixteen Kala. In many regions Sharad Purnima is known as Kojagiri Purnima, Navanna Purnima or Kaumudi Purnima. On this day, Lakshmi, the goddess of Wealth; Indra, the god of Rains; and Lord Shiva with his consort Parvati are also worshiped.
Ten inspirational quotes of Mahatma Gandhi on peace on international day of non-violence.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. Lal Bahadur Shastri (October 2, 1904 – January 11, 1966) was the second Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. GoldenTwine Informatics pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th Birth Anniversary, and to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th Birth Anniversary. We have compiled ten inspirational quotes on peace by Mahatma Gandhi designed by GoldenTwine Creative – Graphic Quote Art Design.
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007.
During the first week of October we celebrate Older Persons Week and on October 1 it is the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year as a special day for older persons worldwide. On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 1 the International Day of Older Persons. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.
The festival celebrates the victory of forces of good over evil.
Vijayadasami marks the end of five day Hindu festival of Durga Puja
Durga Puja, the biggest festival in Bengal starts on September 26 this year. The celebration continues for the next five days culminating with the idol immersion ceremony on Dasami. Vijayadasami marks the end of Durga Puja, and is celebrated as triumph of goddess Durga over the demon Mahisasura to help restore Dharma. On this day the idols of goddess Durga are moved from its place for immersion into the river and she is believed to return to the abode of her husband. After the process of immersion is over, people enjoy delicious dinner and sweets.
Five famous pandals visited on Maha Navami in Kolkata.
Durga Puja is the major Hindu festival for Bengalis that is celebrated across the world. It is an occasion that marks the triumph of good over evil. The festival is celebrated for a duration of five days, running parallel with Navratri. Everyone wears new clothes and gets reveled in the festival celebration to the fullest. It is a worship of power of good which always wins over the evil as goddess Durga over demon Mahisasura.
Five famous pandals visited on Mahashtami in Kolkata.
Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava and Navaratri, is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Durga Puja is the most significant and eagerly awaited Hindu festival in West Bengal. It is also the most significant socio-cultural event of the state. The festival is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashvin, typically September or October of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration of the festival occurs on five consecutive days: Sasthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dasami. It is another festival that depicts the triumph of Good over Evil as it is celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over demon Mahisasura.