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Friday, 24 January 2014 20:47


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On this fourth day of Makar Sankranti people are allowed non-vegetarian meals.

Friday, 24 January 2014 20:43


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This is the third day of Makar Sankranti.

Friday, 24 January 2014 20:39

Makar Sankranti

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Sankranti means moving on, or changing direction. 

This is the time when the sun moves from one constellation (Saggitarius) in the zodiac to


Friday, 24 January 2014 20:33


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On this first day of Makar Sankranti the focus is on getting rid of the old and bringing in


Friday, 24 January 2014 07:39


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Purnima is the day of full moon.  The day is dedicated to fasting and various special rituals.

Friday, 24 January 2014 07:24

Mauni Amavasya

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This is a day of fasting and silence.  Mauna means silence. Mauni means spiritual performer.

Followers believe that


Friday, 24 January 2014 06:58


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Amavasya is new moon day in the Hindu calendar.

This is the darkest day in the


Wednesday, 22 January 2014 07:43

Pancha Ganapati

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In the Hindu faith there is no Christmas celebration. 

However, in 1985 a five-day festival named Pancha Ganapati was created by


Wednesday, 15 January 2014 07:02


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Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights and is celebrated over five days. 

The days of Diwali are around the end of the lunar year. 

Because there is no single lunar calendar in the Hindu faith, the exact dates of the festival may


Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:20

Karwa Chauth

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Karva Chauth is a Hindu fasting day that is observed by women. 

They use the holiday to honour the god Shiva and consort Parvati. 

This is meant to ensure the


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