The beginning of a new calendar year spots as a New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of the year all over the world. People enjoy this joyous occasion with their family and friends. New Year is celebrated with freshness and happiness. It is the time when people say ‘good bye’ to old year and welcome the New Year with new dreams and expectations.
All Devi devotees especially Bengalis observe Mahalaya on No moon day in the Hindu month of Ashwin or Ashwayuja. This day is also known as Pitru Amavasya, and Sarvapitri amavasya. Mahalaya signifies the forthcoming Navratri that comes on the seventh day before Durga Puja and celebrated across Bengal for four days from the 6th day of Navaratri. This year Mahalaya 2010 festivity is begun on the October 7 at 3:49 AM and concludes at 12:15 AM on October 8.
The Mahalaya marks the advent of the goddess of supreme power, Durga. The gloomy fortnight of Aswayuja is celebrated as the Mahalaya Paksha or the fortnight especially blessed for offering oblations to the departed intimates. During the Mahalaya, all family members remember their ancestors. Various shlokas are chanted early in the morning in the Puja mandaps.
New Balance REAL Run 2010 will be held at Changi Exhibition Centre at Aviation Park Road on 17th October 2010 and flag-off will take place at 7.00am (15km) & 7.30am (10km). On this race day, Tanah Merah Coast Road to Airport Logistics Park road of Singapore will be fully closed from 6.30am to 10.00am. After 10.00am, the road closure will be lifted and participants will be directed by route marshals to continue on footpath or park connectors.
Vinayaka Chaturthi is celebrated in honors of Ganpati, the elephant-headed god of all good beginnings and achievement. Vinayaka Chaturthi is special worshipping festival of the Idols of Lord Ganesha. It is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi. In this current year, Vinayaka Chaturthi 2010 falls on Saturday, 11 September. This festival is celebrated by millions of Hindus as the birthday of Ganesha up to 9-10 days. Here is provided Ganpati SMS, Wishes-Messages & Greetings for Vinayaka Chaturthi 2010.
Vinayaka Chaturthi is a ten day annual celebration mostly celebrated in South India especially in Maharashtra. Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on the fourth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Chaturthi) in the month of Bhadhrapada (August -September) and continues until Anata Chaturthi. Ganesha is the Lord of knowledge, wisdom and the 'remover of obstacles' so he is also called as Vignaharta or Vigneswar. Send wishes and messages to friends and relatives on the Ganesh Chaturthi.
Send the best selected Hari Raya Haji (a festival celebrated on 12th month of Islamic Calender) Greetings cards, Sms Wishes & Messages to your near and dear ones.
Hari Raya Haji, or the "pilgrimage festival", is the Muslim festival celebrated on 10 Zulhijjah, the 10th day of the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar. With the months alternating between 29 and 30 days, the Muslim calendar is 11 days shorter than the 365-day Gregorian calendar. It marks the end of a Muslim's pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Muslims gather in Mecca to perform the pilgrimage, which is the fifth pillar of Islam.
Shab-e-Qadr will be celebrated across the country tonight. Shab-e-Qadr is also known as Laylat al-Qadr, the Night of Power, the Night of Decree or the Night of Measures. On the 27th night of Ramadan, it is traditionally celebrated every year. The night is considered the most blessed of all the nights of the year. For peace and progress of the country and the Muslim Ummah as well, Muslim followers will spend the night in search of divine blessings. Here is provided Shab E Qadr Sms wishes & messages.
On 8th October 2010, Agrasen Jayanti will be celebrated. Agrasen jayanti is the birth anniversary celebrations of a legendary Indian king Maharaj Agrasen. The most popular king of Agroha is none other than Agrasen and it was from him that Agrawal and Agrahari clans originated. Agrasen jayanti is observed on the fourth day of Ashwin month of Hindu calendar.
Following is the portrayal of whole life of maharaja Agrasen:
Varalakhmi Vratham pooja is a sacred day in Hinduism and on this day pooja is performed by many women of Andhra, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and also in parts of Maharashtra and Orissa. This Hindu festival is celebrated by the name of 'Vara Lakshmi Vrata'. This festival is celebrated on the last Friday of the bright fortnight in the month of Sravana, also called Sawan (in Hindi), which corresponds to the English months of July-August.
List of the popular songs of Varalakshmi Vratham Pooja:
1. varalaksmim bhaja re re: muttisvami dıksitar
2. srı varalaksmi namastubhyam: muttusvamidıksitar
3. mahalaksmi karunarasalahari: muttusvami dıksitar
4. varalaksmi namostute: mysore vasudevacariar
5. srı mahalaksmim bhajeham: mysore vasudevacariar
6. varalaksmı nıye vandarlvaye: papanasam sivan
7. mahalakmi jagan mata: papanasam sivan
8. bhagyada laksmı baramma: purandharadasa
9. paliseenna srımahalaksmi: purandharadasa
Onam is the harvest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. Onam Festival is celebrated in the beginning of the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kolla Varsham) called Chingam. It comes in August-September as per Gregorian calendar and Bhadrapada or Bhadon as per Indian (Hindu) Calendar. It is celebrated to mark the homecoming of legendary King Mahabali. King Mahabali was an Asura king of Kerala who ruled over Kerala in the age of plenty and all are equal.
Some of the most remarkable features of Onam are intricately decorated Pookalam, ambrosial Onasadya, breathtaking Snake Boat Race and exotic Kaikottikali dance. Onam festival is of ten days, starting from the day of Atham and culminating on Thiru Onam which brings out the best of Kerala culture and tradition. On this day, People take early bath and go to their local temple. To welcome King Mahabali, Women make Pookkallam in the front courtyard of house or the flower carpet starts from this day. On Onam, two graceful dances, Kaikotti kali and Thumbi Thullal performed by women.
Around the world, Muslims start to fast as Ramadan that begins on 11th August, 2010. The word Ramadan is come from the Arabic root word Ramida. The original meaning of the word was "scorching heat". According to Islamic calendar, Ramadan is the ninth month of the year. It is supposed by Muslims that the Holy book Quran was sent down from heaven during the month of Ramadan as guidance for men and also as a direction and a means to Salvation.
In the whole month of Ramadan, Muslims do fast with believe of devoting their soul to god and withdrawing themselves from the schedule of life. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. During the fast, participating Muslims avoid eating, drinking and sexual activities from sunrise until sunset for the 30 days. Fasting is considered as one of the pillars of Islam. There are five pillars of Islam which are mentioned below: