Category: Hindu Ritual, Ceremony and Festival

22 Hindu Wedding Rituals in Bengal

Bengali Hindu wedding is one of the important Sanskaras celebrated through some rituals. Bride These include Patipatra, Pankhil, Ashirvad, Aiburo Bhat, Dadhi Mangal, Gaye Halud, Shankha Kangkan, Bar Baran, Satpak, Shubhadrishti, Mala Badal, Kanya Sampradan, Anjali, Sindoor Daan, Basi Biye, Basar Jagaran, Kanakanjali, Badhu Baran, Kalratri, Bhat Kapor, Bou...

Navaratri-A Nine Day Festival Dedicated to Goddess Durga

Navaratri is another name for Durga Puja. Among the Bengali Hindu communities, the worship of Goddess Durga is traditionally celebrated for five days. But among many Hindu communities, the worship of Goddess Durga is celebrated for 9 nights and 10 ten days after Mahalaya, which is known as Navaratri...

Chhat Puja-The Worship of Sun God

Chhat Puja Chhat Puja is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. This festival is celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, eastern Uttar Pradesh and the Terai region of Nepal in eastern India. Chhat Puja festival, which is mostly celebrated by...

Diwali-A Festival of Lights

Diwali or Dewali is a five-day long Hindu festival. It’s a festival of lights. On the thirteenth day of Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashwin, the festival of Diwali begins with the Dhanteras festival. The festival ends with the Bhaiphonta ceremony on the second day of Shukla Paksha...

The Biggest Shmashan Deepavali Festival of Our Planet.

The world’s biggest Shmashan Deepavali festival or Shmashan Kali Puja (worship of Shmashan Kali, the goddess for the cremation-ground) is held annually in Barishal, Bangladesh. This Shmashan Deepavali festival is celebrated for two nights and one day at Kaunia Mahashmashan in Barishal to seek peace of soul of the...

Kumari Puja-An Important Ritual of Durga Puja

Kumari Puja is a part of Durga Puja. A teenage girl is symbolically worshipped in this ritual. At the end of Mahashtami Puja, Kumari Puja is usually organized at the end of Mahashtami (eighth day after Mahalaya)Puja. In many places of India, Kumari Puja is performed at the end...

Nabapatrika – Adoration of Mother Nature

Nabapatrika is a part of Durga Puja in Bengal. The word Nabapatrika literally means the leaves of nine trees. Although in reality it is not nine leaves, but nine plants (Nabapatrika plants). The nine plants are: Kadali or Rambha (banana) plant, Maankachu (colocasia) plant, Haridra (turmeric)plant, Bel (wood apple),...