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Indian Festival of Mahavir Jayanti

2614th Birth Anniversary of sage Mahavira.

Indian Festival of Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is observed by the Jain community as birth anniversary of sage Mahavira. Mahavira was the twenty-fourth and the last Tirthankara (great sages). According to Jain texts, Mahavira was born on the thirteenth day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra in the year 599 BC to King Siddhartha and Queen Trishala.

Indian Festival of Maha Shivaratri

The great night of the worship of God Shiva.

Indian Festival of Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri or ‘Great Night of Shiva’ is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in reverence of the God Shiva. It marks the convergence of divine powers of God Shiva and Goddess Shakti. On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Trayodashi or Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar month Phalguna which falls in February or March as per the Gregorian calendar.

Happy Leap Day 2016

Leap years synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

Happy Leap Day 2016

February 29 called a Leap Day occurs once every four years called a Leap Year. A leap year contains one extra day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the solar year. In a leap year, February has 29 days instead of the usual 28. There are 366 days in a leap year because it takes slightly longer, an extra 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to complete an orbit around the sun. The year 2016 is a leap year, and February 29 is leap day.

Indian Festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

Indian Festival of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 CE) was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, social reformer and a spiritual figure. The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables. As per Hindu calendar Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. Accordingly, 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 22, 2016.

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine's Day

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Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami

According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.

Indian Festival of Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami

As per Hindu Calendar Vasant Panchami is observed during Shukla Paksha Panchami (the fifth day) of Magha lunar month. In my native state of West Bengal, Vasant Panchami is celebrated as Saraswati Puja. According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti 2016

Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1893.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes and Chicago Speeches

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. According to Gregorian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. However, according to Hindu calendar, his birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. The date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is on January 31, 2016. It is the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Martyrs’ Day in India

Observe with due solemnity and pay homage to martyrs.

Martyrs Day in India

Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in 1948. The Nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.