Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Hanuman Jayanti Celebration India - India Tours Advisor


Hanuman Jayanti Celebration

Hanuman Jayanti is a very popular Hindu festival; it is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Hanuman- an ardent devotee of Lord Ram. Hanuman jayanti celebrated on the full moon day of Chaitra month in Hindu calendar. Lord Hanuman is the most popular Hindu deity as he is believed to be alive & still exists on earth in his full form. Legends suggest that Lord Hanuman was born to King Kesari & Queen Anjani on mount sumeru. Lord Hanuman is also considered as the incarnation of Lord Shiva; Anjani performed intense devotion to Lord Shiva for 12 years in order to get a son like Lord Shiva which resulted into the incarnation of Lord Shiva as Lord Hanuman.

On Hanuman jayanti people visit to Hanuman temples & offers religious things to Lord Hanuman; sweets, beetle nut, fruits & dry fruits are offered to Lord Hanuman. Intense chanting of Holy Scriptures dedicated to Lord Hanuman is a common practice on this day. It is a very strong belief among Hindus that by visiting Hanuman temple on the day of Hanuman Jayanti fulfills all their desires; also Lord Hanuman being the strongest among all Lords, he is also responsible to protect his devotees from all kind of dangers in every world. On Hanuman Jayanti special prayers are conducted at the sunrise as it is believed that Lord Hanuman was born at the time of dawn, hence dawn is very special time on the day of Hanuman jayanti.


Hanuman Jayanti Dates 2018
31st of March, 2018

Hanuman Jayanti In Andhra: - In Andhra, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated for 41 days, which starts on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the 10th day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha Month. In Andhra Pradesh devotees begin 41-days Deeksha on Chaitra Purnima and conclude it on Hanuman Jayanthi day. 

Hanuman Jayanti in Karnataka: - In Karnataka, Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Trayodashi during Margashirsha month. The day is popularly known as Hanuman Vratam.

Hanuman Jayanti in Tamil Nadu: - In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is known as Hanumath Jayanthi and observed during Margashirsha Amavasya. In Gregorian calendar Tamil Hanuman Jayanti falls in January or December.

It is believed that Hanuman was born at Sunrise. On Hanuman Jayanti day temples start spiritual discourses at dawn before Sunrise and stop it after Sunrise.

Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita himself, is also known as "Anjaneya".

Tulsi Vivah Celebration India


Tulsi Vivah Celebration India

Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu festival which is celebrated on the 11th day of the month of Kartik in Hindu calendar; Tulsi – a holy plant of basil. According to Hindu mythology Vrinda was wife of a demon king named as Jalandhar, because of his devotion to Lord Vishnu & pureness of Vrinda; Jalandhar became very powerful even the gods in heaven feared him. To win over Jalandhar Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar & broke Vrinda’s chastity; this resulted into the defeat of demon King Jalandhar. Feeling cheated, agitated Vrinda cursed Lord Vishnu to turn black & suffer the separation with his wife Goddess Laxmi; this curse turned Lord Vishnu into a black stone & this black form named as Shaligram. After cursing Lord Vishnu committed suicide by drowning herself in ocean; her soul was blessed by Lord Vishnu & turned into Tulsi plant. Later on Lord Vishnu married to Tulsi plant.

To celebrate Tulsi Vivah proper rituals of a Hindu marriage are carried on; Tulsi plant is the bride for the ceremony & Lord Vishnu in the form of Shaligram ji plays the groom for this auspicious wedding. This wedding ceremony is conducted in houses & temples. Regular households of Hindus conduct this marriage as an important festival. Generally, a chamber is built around the Tulsi plant; this chamber is decorated lavishly on the eve of Tulsi Vivah.


Tulsi Vivah Legend

According to the Hindu scriptures, a women named Vrinda was married to demon king Jalandhar. Jalandhar became very powerful because of his devotion to Lord Vishnu. God's are also don't able to destroy Jalandhar because he approched Lord Vishnu for help. In order to break Vrinda's chastity, Lord Vishnu disguised himself as Jalandhar and tricked her. After that Jalandhar lost his all power and was killed by Lord Shiva. Vrinda got furious and cursed Vishnu that he will become black in color and would be separated from his wife. Her words became reality after he turned into the black Shaligram stone and got separated from his wife in his Rama avatar from Sita. Now Vrinda drowns herself and the gods transform her soul to Tulsi plant. Lord Vishnu blesses her that in her next birth she will marry him. Hence, to celebrate the event Tulsi Vivah is performed.

Tulsi Vivah Rituals

The rituals performed on the day is the same as of a Hindu wedding. The ceremony is performed at temples or at home. A mandap is installed around the courtyard where the tulsi Plant is planted. The Tulsi Vrindavan is decked up as a bride with red saree, jewellery and flowers. Some people even attach a paper face to the Tulsi plant. The groom is a brass idol or a picture of Lord Vishnu or Krishna. The idol or the picture is draped a dhoti and decorated with flowers. During the ceremony, Vishnu and Tulsi, are tied together with a cotton thread also called as mala.

In Maharashtra, Mangala Ashtaka, mantras are sung during the marriage ceremony, is recited by the priests by holding a white cloth between the bride and the groom. Akshada, rice coloured with vermilion, haldi and kumkum, are showered on the couple and later the white cloth is removed signifying the approval to the wedding. Devotees are offered sugar-care, fruits, and groundnuts. Tulsi is offered saree, vermilion and mangalsutra while Vishnu is offered men’s clothing, sacred thread and sandalwood.

Tulsi Vivah Timing: - 

Dwadashi tithi begins: October 31 at 6:55 PM
Dwadashi tithi ends: November 1 at 5:56 PM

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Celebration 2019


Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the 10th & the final Guru of Sikhs; as per Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s command holy book of Guru Granth Sahib is considered as the Guru of Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the supreme spiritual leader, a great warrior & philosopher. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of beloved Guru Gobind Singh; although the birth date is 22nd December 1666 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated on the 7th bright moon day of the Paush month in Hindu calendar, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti falls in the months of December & January in Georgian calendar. Special prayers are offered in the common households & Gurudwara; langars are being organized on a large scale. Processions are carried out which by the means of glimpse stage spread the words & teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He has a notable contributions to Sikhism are founding the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699. And also introducing the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times.

Guru Govind Singh History

Govind Singh was the only son of Guru Tegh Bahadur (9th Sikh Guru) and Mata Gujri. He was born in Patna, Bihar in Sodhi Khatri family while his father was visiting Bengal and Assam. His father gave his life to protect religious freedom.

Whats Open or Closed?

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is a restricted holiday, so government institutions and offices remain open as well as bussinesses, banks and transportation services.