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Vivaha Panchami Date 2017 to 2022 

Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2017 : 23rd November 2017 (Thursday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2018 : 12 ve December 2018 (Wednesday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2019 : 1st December 2019 (Sunday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2020 : 19th December 2020 (Saturday)
Vivaha Panchami Date of Year 2021 : 8th December 2021 (Wednesday)

 About Vivaha Panchami

Vivaha panchami is an auspicious Hindu festival , which is celebrated to commemorate the divine marriage of Lord Ram (the prince of Ayodhya ) and Sita (princess of Janakpur).

It is observed on the fifth day of shukla paksh (the bright fortnight) in the month of Margashira as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is generally marked in late November and early December time according to the Georgian calendar .This festival is primarily celebrated in the Northern India, Mithilanchal and Nepal.

 
According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, King Janak of Mithila (Janakpur) organized a "Swayamver" ceremony where he invited many kings of various kingdoms and Sita the daughter of Janak was supposed to choose a groom for herself among them. However the condition was to lift the Shiva dhanusha and string it ,to be able to marry princess Sita . Thousands of kings and princes tried but could not even make it move a bit .Then Ram the prince of Ayodhya, lifted this gigantic heavy Shiva dhanush (bow) and string it. Breathless audience clapped and flower came from heaven, and princess Sita was wedded to Lord Ram.

To immortalize the wedding ceremony of Lord Ram, and Devi Sita, people have been celebrating the Vivaha Panchami with enormous dedication.
 
Vivaha Panchami Celebrations 
 
Vivaha Panchami is celebrated with great pomp and show in the birthplace of Lord Ram, Ayodhya. The wedding ceremonies are enacted with the idols of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita. The procession of Lord Ram’s ‘baraat’ is taken from one temple to another all the way from Ayodhya to ‘Janakpur’ where the marriage ceremonies take place. The event is popularly referred to as “Ram Vivah Utsav”. Devotees sing various ‘Bhajans’ in order to seek Lord Ram’s blessings. The famous religious song; “Hari Anant, Hari Katha Anant, Mangal Bhawan Amangal Hari” is sung by devotees.

The ceremonies culminate in the evening where devotees throng in huge numbers in Janakpur, the birthplace of Goddess Sita. Special ‘Pujan’ is held at the various temples situated there. People take a dip in the holy lakes of Mithilanchal like Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar and Argaza. The idols of the deities after the ‘Pranpratishtha’ rituals are dressed like bride and groom and taken out in processions and the enactment of their wedding take place at the famous Janaki temple. Thousands of devotees visit Nepal during this time and visit temples in order to seek blessings from the Lord for a happy married life.

‘Vivah Panchami’ is marked as the auspicious day to celebrate the union of two bodies into one soul for the seven life cycles one goes through before he/she attains salvation. Every couple which wants happiness in their life perform ‘pooja’ on this day.

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Seng Kut Snem Festival Date 2017 to 2022 | About Seng Kut Snem | Seng Kut Snem Celebration | Festival Of Meghalaya

Seng Kut Snem Festival Date 2017 to 2022

 Seng Kut Snem Festival is celebrated 23rd November every year.

About Seng Kut Snem

Meghalaya is also known as a “Tribal Land” with a number of tribal communities living here. As different tribal groups have different traditions and customs associated with them, all the major festivals celebrated here are based on the religious and spiritual sentiments of the natives here.


Among all the tribal groups existing in Meghalaya, the Khasi community is one of the largest and has its own culture, religion, beliefs and identity. The Festival of Seng Kut Snem is celebrated in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. It is an annual indigenous festival held in the month of November.
The festival acts as a means of fun and entertainment for the Khasi Community as they sing, dance, play music and have great merriment. Sound of different musical instruments fill the atmosphere with fresh vibrancy. Kids, adults, men and women all come together to celebrate this festival and make it memorable.

Earlier simply a religious act, the festival of Seng Kut Snem has slowly grown in its popularity and entire Shillong waits for this festival year long. Not only for the locals of Shillong, but tourists from outside find it very attractive and interesting.

 Seng Kut Snem Celebration

Seng Kut Snem is the celebration to commemorate the renaissance and awakening of the Khasi community as a whole. The Seng Khasi was formed 117 years ago by 16 magnanimous young men who worked towards the preservation of the traditional beliefs and the culture of the Khasis and these men stood up against the British imperialism and strengthened the community to ensure that it deserves all that is there and to preserve the identity through the formation of Seng Khasi,” said Banteidor Rumnong, president of the Seng Khasi that was formed on November 23, 1899.

When asked about the hurdles faced by the Seng Khasi, he pointed out that conversion to other faiths had weakened the traditional faith in the beginning. “One of the threats, particularly in the early times, was the conversion to other faiths that led to the dilution of the culture, traditional beliefs and our roots,” he said and added that despite all odds the faith strived and fought for its identity.


R. Rynjah, culture secretary of the Seng Khasi, said people from Christian faith have come to an understanding and are now back to the traditional fold. “Some of them say they entered Christianity without understanding. It has dawned upon them that they are to preserve the Khasi culture and faith, we are born as Khasis and we will be Khasis,” he added.

Rynjah informed that every Sunday, there are speakers who talk on the traditional knowledge and wisdom of the Khasis. “It is a sort of Seng Khasi awakening movement. The movement has more than 300 branches all over Khasi-Jaintia.”

Through the celebrations of Seng Kut Snem, the Seng Khasi has upheld its aim of protection and preservation of the customs and traditions embracing all aspects of the Khasi way of life, which included traditional music and dances, games and amusements, Rynjah explained.
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Pramukh Swami Maharaj 97th Janma Jayanti Mahotsav Celebration Invitation and All Programe Date and timing sidual

 As part of Guruhari Pramukh Swami Maharaj's centenary celebrations, this year the entire BAPS family is honored to celebrate his 97th birthday in Anand, in the divine presence of Pragat Brahmaswarup Param Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj. Everyone is invited to attend this grand celebration.Here is some Information about Pramukh Swami Maharaj 97th Janma Jayanti Mahotsav Celebration Invitation and All Programe Date and timing Shidual.

Date : 27th November 2017
Celebration start date : 18th November 
Venue - 18th November to 26 November Place : Akshar Farm Anand
27thNovember Venue : Brahm Swarup Pramukh swami nagar, Anand-sojitra Road ,Near Anand
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18/11/2017 - 3:00 Pm to 6:00 PM - Mahila Din
19/11/2017 - Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM- Swagat Sabha
20/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM -Bal yuva din
21/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM -B.A.P.S Vidhya Mandir Annual function
22/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM -Kirtan Aaradhana
23/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Charotar Gatha
24/11/2017- 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - BAPD Temple Anand Patotsav
24/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Anand Gatha(anand history)
25/11/2017- Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM- Swaminarayan Vishwa santi Maha yog
25/11/2017- Evening 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Swayam Sevak Sabha
26/11/2017- Morning 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM- Swaminarayan Vishwa santi Maha yog
26/11/2017- Morning 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM- Bhagavati Dixa

Pramukh Swami Bapa Janma Jayanti Mahotsav Celebration  Brahm Swarup Pramukh swami nagar, Anand-sojitra Road ,Near Anand. Date : 27/11/2017 Time : 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Dev Diwali festival or Kartik Purnima celebrates in Varanasi India

Dev Diwali, also known as Dev Deepawali, is a festival celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik, which is believed to be Diwali of Gods. The festival falls on Kartik Purnima which comes 15 days after Diwali. The day marks the end of Diwali celebration and is celebrated by lighting diyas.In Maharashtra, Dev Diwali is celebrated on the first day of Margashirsh month.Dev Diwali is celebrated to honour the victory of Lord Shiva over three demons – Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha, and Viryavana. Shiva destroyed the three cities built by the demons. Hence it is also known as ‘Tripurotsav’. It is believed that on this day gods descend from heaven to Shiv’s town Kashi on the banks of Ganges to celebrate the festival.


Dev Deepavali is celebrated on the occasion of Kartik Poornima when the Ghats of Varanasi come alive with thousands of Diyas (earthen lamps). Dev Deepavali, celebrated on the fifteenth day of Diwali, is a tribute to river Ganga by the people of Varanasi. Dev Deepavali is held on the full moon day in the month of Kartik (also known as Kartik Purnima) and is observed with great fanfare and feasts. It is believed that on the day of Dev Deepavali, the Gods descend on Earth. It is interesting to note that the Kartik Purnima festival also coincides with the Jain light festival and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

To mark the occasion and also to showcase the cultural heritage of Varanasi, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism department organizes a four-day Ganga Mahotsav around this period. A large number of Hindu devotees start assembling from the day of the Prabodhini Ekadasi (the eleventh day of the fortnight) itself. The official celebration is usually held on the Dasaswamedh Ghat. On the occasion of the Ganga Mahotsava, reputed artists and performers from all over the country come and perform, making the celebrations more eventful.

On the eve of Kartik Purnima, the number of pilgrims begins to increase manifolds and most of the pilgrims camp by the riverside. In the evening, pilgrims and local people decorate the entire riverbank with tiny earthen lamps ('Diya'). These lamps are lit as a mark of welcome to the Gods as they descend on earth. The little sparks of fire flicker elegantly and is a wonderful sight to watch. The 'Ganga-Aarti' is an important event in the evening. Almost all Ghats organize their own ceremony. Huge lamps are set ablaze and the priest holds forth the lamp as the multitude chants the hymns.

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