Hindu calendar, the panchang is vital in the lives of Hindus calculating dates of festivals, auspicious times & for performing rituals. It was initially based on the movement of the moon found in the Rig Veda, 2nd millennium B.C. In the first few centuries A.D., Babylonian & Greek astronomical ideas reformed the Indian calendar. Since then both solar and lunar movements were considered in calculating dates. Religious festivals & auspicious dates are still decided on the lunar movements.
Celebrated differently in Punjab and Haryana, it is with Baisakhi festival that North India welcomes New Year. Please click on each picture to know more on how as per Hindu Calendar, different regions of India celebrate New Year. #India #HinduCalendar #Punjab #Haryana #BaisakhiFestival #NorthIndia #NewYear #travel #trip #tour #yolo #usa #UCLA
The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hindu religion is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga. Navratri 2016 dates are from October 1 to October 10, 2016. Chaitra Navratri 2017 is from March 28 to April 5 as per Hindu calendar. The most important Navratri in a year is the Sharad Navratri which begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashvin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu calendar.
Skanda Sashti, a day in honour of Lord Murugan. The festival falls on the sixth day of every lunar fortnight in the Hindu calendar. It commemorates the victory of Lord Murugan over evil. A special six-day fast is observed by devotees before the festival which is celebrated with great fervour in South India. #PureDevotion #SkandaSashti