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Hindu Holidays

Holi 2016: Hindu Festival Of Colors Welcomes Spring

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.24.2016 | Religion

Holi (also known as Dol Jatra, Basantotsav) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon d...

Hindu Holy Month Begins In Nepal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

The monthlong, Hindu Swasthani Brata Katha festival began on January 5, 2015 in Nepal, drawing devotees to the Salinadi River for a cleansing bath. ...

Navratri 2014: A Hindu Celebration Of The Mother Goddess

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

Navratri is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Ashwin. In 2014, Navratri starts on September 25 and lasts until October 3. Durga Puja celebration...

India's Prime Minister Modi To Observe Strict Fast During Trip To U.S.

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

By Rupam Jain Nair NEW DELHI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will observe a strict religious fast during his ...

Stunning Photos Of Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion

August 29 marked the beginning of the 2014 Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a Hindu holiday that honors Lord Ganesh, the god of intellect and wisdom. The...

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014: Celebrating Lord Ganesha's Birthday (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Gane...

LOOK: Hindus Celebrate Hanuman Jayanti 2014

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

Hanuman Jayanti is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the the birth of the monkey god Hanuman, a loyal devotee to Lord Rama. Hanuman is commonly depic...

Festival of Colors Starts to Swarm America

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Gunjan Bagla

The Festival of Colors, known as Holi, is now celebrated across American cities and towns from Boston to Los Angeles, from Salt Lake City to Houston. While the festival originates in the religious tradition of Hinduism, all parts of society are welcomed regardless of spiritual affiliation.

Seeking A Stamp Of Approval

Sumit Galhotra | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion
Sumit Galhotra

Stamps commemorating major religious holidays exist for Christmas, Hanukkah and Eid. However, one for Diwali, which is happening now, has yet to come to fruition.

PHOTOS: Creation And Re-creation In The Nine Nights Of The Goddess

Vasudha Narayanan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Vasudha Narayanan

In a world where patriarchal norms and xenophobic platforms hold sway, one can celebrate the nine shining days of Navratri, when Durga holds her own with Rambo, Lakshmi blesses books on the Big Bang Theory and Saraswati encourages you to play one more tune, learn one more dance.

A Simple Guide To The Hindu Holiday Season

Mishri Bhatia | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Mishri Bhatia

Each year, India comes alive for a month filled with Hindu festivals, rituals and celebration. It's the most auspicious time of the year!

Celebrating The Birth Of Honor, Dharma And Bhakti

Anju Bhargava | Posted 06.12.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Ramnavami celebrates the birth of Ram and falls on the 9th day of the bright fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April). Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu.

Holi: Colorful Celebration Of Equality

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Hindu festivals are communal celebrations through which an aspect of the universal Truth is brought to life. The rituals are intended to strengthen bonds between and within families and communities.

Celebrating Holi And The Many Colors Of Love

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

For Hindus around the world, Holi is a boisterous holy day, celebrated by playfully throwing colored powder and water on friends and family.

Holi: Know The Basics Of The Hindu Festival Of Colors

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In 2011, Holi will be celebrated on March 19 and 20. Holi is an annual festival celebrated by Hindus on the final full moon of the month Phalguna. U...

Maha Shivratri: Constructive Destruction In The Cycle Of Life

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated every year on the 13th night and 14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Magha or Phalguna (February-March) in the Hindu Calendar.

Spring Hindu Holy Day Vasant Panchami

Anju Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

Vasant Panchami is celebrated every year on the 5th day or 'Panchami' of the bright fortnight of the lunar month of Magha. "Vasant" heralds the beginning of spring.