Krishna Janmashtami or simply Janmashtami, also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti, Saatam Aatham, Dahi Handi, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu. It is observed according to Hindu lunar calendar, on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in the month of Shravana (overlaps with August and September of the Gregorian calendar). Janmashtami falls on August 14 in 2017 for Smarta Sampradaya. For Vaishanava Sampradaya and ISKCON Janmashtami falls on August 15 in 2017.
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May eternal bond of a sister and brother strengthen so hard that no one could break it.
Raksha Bandhan, or simply Rakhi (sacred thread of love) is an ancient Hindu festival, celebrated in India and Nepal. Raksha bandhan means Bond of Protection. The festival is observed in Shravana month during Purnima (full moon) day, and typically falls in Gregorian calendar month of August. In 2017, it is celebrated on August 7.
GoldenTwine Informatics wishes you Happy 68th Republic Day of India 2017.
While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force. Today marks the 68th Republic Day of India. Republic Day commemorates the date January 26, 1950 on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. It is one of the three national holidays in India.
2614th Birth Anniversary of sage Mahavira.
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.
The great night of the worship of God Shiva.
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.
Leap years synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.
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.
Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
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.
According to Bengali Panjika, February 13, 2016 marks Saraswati Puja.
The ceremony on January 29 ends Republic Day celebrations.
The Beating the Retreat Ceremony is conducted in the capital city of Delhi in India on the evening of January 29, the third day after the Republic Day, and marks the culmination of the Republic Day festivities. The annual musical extravaganza is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. The venue is the imposing Vijay Chowk square at the foot of the Raisina Hill on which the British-built Rashtrapati Bhawan stands.
Wishing you all a very Happy Republic Day of India 2016.
Today, India celebrates 67th Republic Day. The Republic Day parade is held every year in New Delhi, and makes the celebration even more beautiful and entertaining. In India, Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on January 26, 1950.