Monthly Archive:: February 2013

Gudhi Padwa is the Marathi name for ChaitraShukla Pratipada. It is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar. This day is also the first day of Chaitra Navratri and Ghatasthapana also known as Kalash Sthapana is done on this day.Known as Gudhi Padwa in Maharashtra. Gudhi Padwa A Gudhi is erected on Gudhi Padwa Official name Gudhi Padwa or Samvatsar Padvo Observed by Marathi Hindus, Konkanis Type Hindu lunar new year’s Day Date March/ April 2012 date March 23 Celebrations 1 day Related to Hindu calendar BEST SELECTED GUDI PADWA(NEW YEAR)

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SHIVAJI MAHARAJ Shivaji Maharaj was born in the hill-fort of Shivneri, near the city of Junnar in Pune district around 19 Feburary 1630. his mother named him Shivaji in honour of the goddess Shivai, to whom she had prayed for a healthychild. Father – Shahaji Bhosle Mother – Jijabai Born – 19 Feb. 1630 Died – 3 April 1680 Son – Sambhaji, Rajaram, Daughter – Ranubai , Ambikabai, Rajkumaribai Religion – Hindu       BEST SELECTED SHIVAJI MAHARAJ

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Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India, Mauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters(shreya). It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. The festival is observed by Hindus, and some Sikhs. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother’s wrist. This symbolizes the sister’s love and prayers for her brother’s well-being, and the brother’s lifelong vow to protect her. Official name Raksha Bandhan Also called Rakhi Observed by Hindus, Sikhs Date Purnima (full moon) ofShraavana 2012 date 2 August Related to SiblingFriendship BEST SELECTED RAKSHA BANDHAN

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