Shivratri Vrat-Shivratri Vrat Katha(Story)-Shiv Aarti


Shivratri  Vrat

Shivratri is observed as a festival as well as a Vrat(fast).It means the 'night of shiva' and is observed on Shiva Triyodashi of Gujarati month Phalgun ,that is thirteen day of the Gujarati month  phalgun (February -March).The devotees remain awake the whole the whole night either indulging in meditation, jap,kirtan or reading and recitation of Shiva Mahima Strotra and Shiva Tandava Strotra.The 'Lingam' Symbol of Shiva is worshipped with Gangajal,milk,curd,honey and clarified butter.Bel leaves,dhatura,fruit,aak flowers etc.are offered to Lord Shiva.shrines and spend the whole night practicing devotion and piety.The devotees keep strict fast.

Shivratri Vrat Katha(Story)

A very interesting story is told  by the devotees on this occasion to underline the significance of the fast observed on this day.Once , named a hunter Suswar lived near Varanashi.He earned his livelihood by killing and selling birds and beasts.One day he went on a hunting expedition and was late.It was being dark he could not return home.The forest was dense and full of terrible beasts of prey.To protect himself from wild beasts he climbed up a bel tree to spend the night.At night , he suffered pangs of hunger and thirst on the one hand and on the other he was very much worried about his dear wife,children and old mother at home,who had been waiting anxiously for his return.He was feeling anxious and restlessness,he kept on plucking the bel leaves and dropping them down on the ground.Under the tree,there was a Shiva-linga, though performed unwittingly , highly pleased Shiva.Therefore ,the hunter after his death,got a place in the blissful abode of Lord Shiva,and after ages was reborn as a king ,names Chitrabhanu.The King observed Shivaratri and did penance on that day. 

Lord Shiv Aarti 

Om Jai Shiva Omkara,Hara Shiva Omkara.
Brahma Vishnu Sadahiva,Ardhangee Dhara......Om Jai ....
Ekanan Chaturanan Panvhanan Raje,
Hasanan Gurudasan, Vrisha Wahan Saje, Om Jai....
Do Bhuja Chara Chatur Bhuja ,Darshbhujate Sohe.
Teenon Roopa Nilkharataa, Tribhuvana Manamohe , Om Jai.....
Akshaya Malaa ,Vana Malla,Rudra Malaa Dharee,
Chandan Mrigchhala Sohai ,Bhaale shashidharee, Om Jai...
Kar Mein Shreshtra Kamandal Chakra Trishool Dharta,
Jagkranta Jagharta, Jagpalan Karta ,Om Jai...
Brahma Vishnu sadashiva, Jannat Aviveka
Pranavakshra Ke Madhye, Ye Teenon Hee Ekaa, Om Jai....
Trigun Shivji ki  Aarti , jo koi Nar Gaave,
Kahar Shivanand Swami , Man Vanchhit Phal Paave.
Om Jai .....
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Baisakhi Festival Greetings-Baisakhi Festival Screps-Wishes


Baisakhi is also a Sikh religious festival. It celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa.Baisakhi festival is observed 14 April and there are different ways to celebrate Baisakhi. On this day in 1699, the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji established Khalsa Panth at Anandpur Sahib. On this day, people perform Gidda and Bhangra dance, distribute sweets, prayers are held by farmers for bumper crop and this is the time for cutting of crops. During this festival People use the social sites and share one another Sms,Whats App Sms,Facebook Sms,Picture Sms,Greetings,Screps,Wishes.Here is Some Baisakhi Festival Greetings and Baisakhi Festival Screps and wishes.
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Baisakhi Festival Facebook Status-Sms-Baisakhi Facebook Picture Sms


Baisakhi is also a Sikh religious festival. It celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa.Baisakhi festival is observed 14 April and there are different ways to celebrate Baisakhi. In Punjab it regards the festival as harvest festival and while it is also regard as the start of the year. During this festival People use the social sites and share one another Sms,Whats App Sms,Facebook Sms,Picture Sms,Greetings,Screps,Wishes.Here is Some Baisakhi Festival Facebook  Status Sms and Facebook Picture Sms.


Baisakhi Festival Facebook Status-Sms 

Sunhari dhup barsat ke bad,
thodi si khushi har baat ke baad,
usi tarah ho mubarak aap ko ye nayi
subah kal raat ke baad.
Happy Baisakhi!!

What is the height of telling a lie?
A negro telling his girlfriend,
“tenu kaala chasma jachda hai,
jachda hai gore mukhde te”.
Enjoy the colorful festival of Baisakhi.

My Greetings On This Happy Occasion,
May Wahey Guruji Fullfill Your
All Wishes & Brings Lots Of Success n
Happiness In Ur Life….
Happy Baisakhi

Happy Baisakhi to all!
I hope celebrations of the
day are as coloruful and
joyous for you as ever.

May you come up as bright as sun,
as cool as water and as sweet as honey.
Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all your desires and wishes.
Happy Baisakhi

Ek pal behi jana, aha
Ve ek pal behi jana mere kol
Ve tere mithrde ni, hoy
Ve tere mithrde ni lagde bol
oho oho oho hai

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Baisakhi Festival Whats App Status-Sms-Baisakhi Whats App Picture Sms


Baisakhi is also a Sikh religious festival. It celebrates the founding of the Sikh community known as the Khalsa.Baisakhi festival is observed 14 April and there are different ways to celebrate Baisakhi. In Punjab it regards the festival as harvest festival and while it is also regard as the start of the year. During this festival People use the social sites and share one another Sms,Whats App Sms,Facebook Sms,Picture Sms,Greetings,Screps,Wishes.Here is Some Baisakhi Festival Whats App Status Sms and Whats App Picture Sms.
Baisakhi Festival Whats App Status-Sms 

Nachle gaale humare saath
Ayi hai Baisakhi khushiyon ke saath
Masti mein jhoom aur kheer-poore kha
Aur na kar tu duniya ki parwa.
Baisakhi Mubarak Ho!!

Apun wishing you a wonderful,
Super-duper,
Zabardast,
Xtra-badhiya,
Xtra special,
Ek dum mast and dhinchak,
Bole to ekdum jhakaas
Happy BAISAKHI.

May this Festival of Baisakhi
give your life a new start…
May give you positive way of
living and above all…
May you get showered with
blessings of God while you
walk on path of Truth…
Happy Baisakhi…

I wish you a very Happy Baisakhi…
May Wahe Guruji accept your good deeds,…
bring all the years full of
love and contentment….
May you come up as bright as sun……
as cool as water and as sweet as honey…
Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all
your desires and wishes…..
Happy Baisakhi

Oh Kheta di mehak,
Oh jhumara da nachna,
bada yaad aunda hai,
tere naal manaya hoeya har saal yaad aunda hai
dil karda hai tere kol aake Vaisakhi da anand lelaan
Ki karan kam di majburi,
Phir vi dost tu mere dil vich rehnda hain…
Happy Baisakhi

Oh Kheta di mehak,
Oh jhumara da nachna,
bada yaad aunda hai,
tere naal manaya hoeya har
saal yaad aunda hai
dil karda hai tere kol aake
Vaisakhi da anand lelaan
Ki karan kam di majburi,
Phir vi dost tu mere dil
vich rehnda hain…
Happy Baisakhi

Tuhadi naal bas ik mulakaat hoyee…
Akhan hi akhan ch baat hoyee…
Baisakhi ch nave pyar di shuruyat hoyi…
Jindagi ch khushiyan di barsaat hoyee…
Happy Baisakhi

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Baisakhi Festival Fair or Vaisakhi Mela

In india fairs are related to our culture and customs.Baisakhi festival is observed in mid April and there are different ways to celebrate Baisakhi. One of the ways to celebrate Baisakhi is to visit the Baisakhi Mela or the Baisakhi Fair. It is the most vibrant and colorful aspect of Baisakhi celebrations. Mainly in Punjab and Haryana, Baisakhi is observed on a large scale among the farmer community. The Baisakhi Fair is held every year to celebrate the crop harvest. People come with their family and friends to participate in fairs from far off places. Most fascinating features of Baisakhi Mela are bhangra and gidda performances. Other activities that enthrall people are races, wrestling bouts, singing and acrobatics. Performance of folk instruments, such as vanjli and algoza is also quite popular.

Baisakhi Fairs are made more beautiful by the stalls of local handicrafts and items like bangles, toys, and other trinkets of domestic use. Food stalls selling scrumptious Punjabi dishes are also the key crowd-puller in the Mela. Baisakhi Fairs at the Talwandi Sabo is famous for its colorful celebrations all over the world. The popularity of the vibrant Baisakhi fair is not only limited to villages of Punjab, Baisakhi melas are equally awaited in the big cities and small towns of the other states in the country.

Baisakhi Fair or Vaisakhi Mela  Countries of World 

Baisakhi Fair or Vaisakhi Mela is not only in the villages of Punjab and Haryana that the colorful Baisakhi mela has gained popularity but they are also equally popular in big tier I cities and towns in Punjab and also across other states in India where is a considerable number of Sikh population.
There is also a huge Sikh diaspora across the globe in various countries, which has made helped make Baisakhi Melas popular abroad as well.
In UK there is a chunk of Sikh population where Vaisakhi fairs are also popular. Baisakhi melas are organized at the Trafalgar Square in London, which also draws people from other communities and religions.
Apart from London, Baisakhi celebrations are also in full swing in Toronto, New York and New Jersey. There are loads of popular Indian cine stars who help to add more excitement to the Baisakhi Fairs abroad.
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Baisakhi Festival Celebration

 
India is a land of festivals.There are hundreds of festivals celebrated in different parts of country by people of different religions.Each festival has its unique way of celebration,importance.message,time and background story for the celebration.Among them one of the major festival is Baisakhi. Baisakhi festival is Celebrated every year on 13th April and the grand celebration in Punjab.Baisakhi is also the time for the harvest of the crops in the northern part of India. The farmers are the most joyous group this day and most of them celebrate by praying to the almighty first thing in the morning, which is followed by a visit to the Baisakhi Fairs.Farmers, especially in Punjab and Haryana, express their gratitude for a good harvest and pray for prosperity in the coming year. Usually, this includes waking up early to take a dip in holy water, wearing colourful clothes, and dancing.Many also take bath in the holy river to mark the auspicious occasion. After getting ready people pay a visit to their neighbourdood gurdwara and take part in the special prayer meeting organized for the day. At the end of the Baisakhi ardas, congregates receive specially prepared Kara prasad or sweetened semolina. This is followed by a guru ka langar or community lunch.

Later, during the day people of Sikh faith take out a Baisakhi procession under the leadership of Panj piaras. The procession moves through the major localities of the city amidst the rendition of devotional songs by the participating men, women and children. Mock duels, bhangra and gidda performances make the procession joyous and colourful. It is also the day of the Punjabi new year. As the festival has tremendous importance in Sikh religion, major activities of the day are organized in Gurdwaras.
 
Baisakhi Celebration in Golden Temple 

The most famous of them all in the Golden Temple which was founded by the fourth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Ramdas and completed by his successor Guru Arjan Dev. On Baisakhi day, water is drawn from all the sacred rivers of India and poured in to the huge tank surrounding the golden temple.
 
Baisakhi Celebration in Assam
 
In Assam, this is the day for the Rongali Bihu, which is a chance for the young people of the state to dress up in their traditional finery and dance the night away. There too, this is the harvest festival, which allows the farmers to relax and enjoy before they take up the task of harvesting their crop. 

Baisakhi Celebration in Bihar

The Bihar State celebrates festivals like - the Vaishakha (April) and Kartika (November) in honor of the Sun God and Surya God, at a place called Surajpur-Baragaon. This is essentially a village where, according to an ancient practice, people bathe in the temple tank and pay obeisance to the Sun God while offering flowers and water from the sacred river Ganga. 
Baisakhi Celebration in Himachal Pradesh 

Baisakhi festival is celebrated twice a year in Himachal Pradesh in the honor of Goddess Jwalamukhi. In the months of Vaishakha (April-May) and Kartika (November), the Himachalis worship the Goddess whose image near a hot spring issues forth flames. 
 
Baisakhi Celebration in Kerala(Southern state)
 
Baisakhi is Known as Vishu.Baisakhi festival is celebrated with vigour and fanfare across the southern state of Kerala. It is revered as a festival of fireworks, light and colour. usually people keep a mirror with lot of colourful fruits, vegetables and pulses celebrating the good harvest and pray for a successful year ahead. Elders give the youngsters Vishu Kai neettam, which could be just a small rupee coin or something even more extravagant. Yet the simple act of receiving from the elders sends the children in a tizzy and they enjoy their Vishu very well. People from Kerala prepare a Sadhya, which is a sumptuous feast with fruits vegetables, and enjoy with the family. The Vishu flower is the Konna Poo or the Cassia Fistula, which is the scientific name and is predominantly kept along with the other things in front of the mirror. Children get up early in the morning and are taken to see the spread in the front of the mirror. 


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Baisakhi Festival-About Baisakhi Festival-Special Festival of Punjab


Baisakhi is a seasonal festival with a special accent.Thought widely known all over India Baisakhi is the originally celebrated in Punjab.This is the time when harvest is gathered in and the farmers are jubilant over fulfillment of their hard farming work.They are in mood of merry-marking and walk miles to participate in Baisakhi fair.Since these fairs are also an expression of  prosperity,singing and dancing constitute its most enchanting features.
The Punjab's famous dance of Bhangra and Giddha are inextricably linked with this festival.Many fairs in the Punjab are held near the tombs and shrines of pirs.These fairs must have originated in a spirit of devotion to those saints and sages.The most famous among such fairs are the Chhapar fair,the Jarag fair,and the Roshni fair of Jagranyan.
Baisakhi marks the beginning of the New Year ,particularly in the northern part of India.Ti is one of few Indian festivals  that have a fixed date.Baisakhi comes on 13 April month.In Kerala, Baisakhi is called as 'Vishu' and in Tamil Nadu ,it is celebrated as 'puthandu'.Being considered a holy day, the devout celebrate the Baisakhi with a dip in the holy rivers usually at down.It is on this day that sun enters Aries,the first sign of Zodiac ,which signifies ushering of the New Year.
Specially in Punjab ,(the land of Green Revolution) and in the northern belt of India in general,farmers offer their prayers and rejoice.For ,on this day they commence reaping their harvest.The fields can be seen full of nature's bounty.Dressed in their typical folk attire ,both men and women ,enjoy the day with Bhangra and Gidda.Sweets are distributed people embrace one another forgetting their differences.Everywhere there are people ;giving vent to the joy; they feel in their hearts.
Baikskhi ,however ,has attained a new dimension as Guru Gobind Singh ,on the very day of Baisakhi in 1669 ,had established the Khalsa Panth,and gave a final impetus to the course of the earlier nine Gurus of Sikhism.
A rural festival of North India,marking the beginning of the solar year (New Year), Baisakhi is celebrated in Punjab with great fervour.For the Sikhs in particular the day is a combination of New Year and the commemoration of the Khalsa Panth(Sikh brotherhood).It also signifies the end of harvest of the main crop.During Baisakhi the farmers give thank to the Lord Almighty for their fortune and prey for a better crop in the coming year.Baisakhi witnesses a lot of socialising with friends ,and relatives are invited and delicious meals are served.
The Holy book of the 'Granth Sahib' is taken in the procession,led by the 'Panj Pyaras'.(five senior Sikhs) who are symbolic of the original leaders.The occasion is celebrated with great gusto at Talwandi Sabo,where Guru Gobind Singh stayed for nine months and and completed the recompilation of the Guru Granth Sahib in the Golden Temple in Amritsar.On the day of Baisakhi ,water is drawn from all the sacred rivers of India,and poured into the huge tank surrounding the Golden Temple.

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Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan Id Festival

 About Eid-ul-Fitr


Beginning at the start of the month of Shawwal – the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar – Eid-ul-Fitr signals the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan and can, typically, last for between one to three days.Eid-ul-Fitr ,popularly known as the "festival of the breking of the fast",occurs as soon as the new moon is sighted at the end of the month of fasting,namely Ramadan.The fetival is intended to be a festive and joyous occasion.Special foods and delicacies are prepared for the day and are distributed to neighbours and friends.Eid -ul-Fatr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, the muslim month of fasting.It is an occasion of fasting and rejoicing.

The faithful gather in the mosque to pray,friends and relatives meet and exchange greetings.Prayers Family get togethers and feasts are the major highlight of the festival.

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Maha Shivratri Festival Greetings-Maha Shivratri Festival Screps


Maha Shivratri Festival is is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. This festival is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar.Maha Shivratri  the festival celebrating the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati infuses the spirit of devotion and dedication among the Hindus.During this festival People use the social sites and share one another Sms,Whats App Sms,Facebook Sms,Picture Sms,Greetings,Screps,Wishes.Here is Some Maha Shivratri Festival Greetings and Maha Shivratri Festival Screps.

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