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Hail Lord Rama and Invite Prosperity, This Ram Navmi

One of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals is Ram navmi. As the name suggests this day is celebrated by commemorating the birth of King Rama.  King Rama is the most worshiped Hindu Lord who defeated the evil king Ravana and restored peace and order. Rama Navmi falls on the ninth day of the Hindu month Chaitra, this day is also called as ‘shukla paksha’. According to the Georgian calendar this usually occurs in the month of April. Rama is known as one of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. This day is celebrated with much gusto all over the nation. It is observed as a holiday by most private sectors and all most all public sector offices. Temples and households are decorated with garlands and traditional decorative objects and the statue of the deity is also bathed, decorated and layered in new clothes and garlands. In many temples and households a figure of baby Rama Read more [...]

GreenPro India Wishes ‘Shubh Gudi Padwa!!!’

Popularly known as the Maharashtrian New Year, Gudi Padwa is a festival celebrated with plenty of enthusiasm in the state of Maharashtra. Some other states celebrate it in their own style, like Karnataka celebrates it as Ugadi. Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of lunar month Chaitra; this day is called ‘Chaitra Shukla Pratipada’. This is the first day of the bright phase of the moon called Pratipada in Sanskrit. Hence this day marks the beginning of spring season. Also as India is majorly an agriculture based country, most of the festivals are associated with farming seasons and rituals. Gudi Padwa hence denotes the end of one agricultural cycle and start of another. The rituals involve tying a bright coloured and brocade decorated cloth over a bamboo. This is then adored with sugar crystals, neem leaves, mango leaves and a garland. An inverted silver or copper pot is placed and decorated Read more [...]

Decorations, Feasts and Blessings Galore: Happy Easter

Decorated eggs, chocolate bunnies, party invites and family feasts; they all tell you one thing, ‘Easter is here!!! Greenpro India wishes its fellow Christian brethren a happy Easter, may the light of Lord always be guiding your way. Did you know the reason behind decorating eggs on Easter? Well the egg denotes the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. Just like from an egg a new life rises, Lord Jesus had risen from his grave. The word Easter means passing over and hence this festival is nothing but the celebration of resurrection of Christ. Christians across the world celebrate Easter by attending special church services, music, candlelight, flowers and feasts. In some parts of the world processions and rallies are held telling people about the story of this day. It is a day of joy and celebration where communities come together and celebrate the victory of good over evil and the blessing of Read more [...]

Remembering his Sacrifice, Grace and Love on Good Friday

The Christian festival ‘Good Friday’ is more about remembering the past than celebrating a festival. It is the commemoration of crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Apparently the day of the crucifixion was Friday with a certain crescent of the moon and hence it is observed every year on a Friday with the similar crescent of the moon post the March equinox. The Catholic Church observes a fasting period during this day and refrains from eating meat.  Certain parades or acts are conducted to moan the dark history. People generally wear black on this day, although red is worn on Pentecost in some churches. Most churches conduct special services and prayers in order to free mankind from worldly sins.  Most private offices and all government offices are close and families prefer to relax at home or take a long weekend trip. Although being a national holiday, in India the Christian community observes Read more [...]

Bura Na Mano Holi Hai!!!

It is always a good feeling to welcome one of the most jovial festivals of India. GreenPro India wishes everyone a Happy Holi. India is blessed with a rich culture and plenty of festivals. We Indians love to celebrate and create reasons to come together. Much like every other festival Holi is also celebrated by making special sweets and religious rituals. What differentiate Holi from other festivals are its celebrations. The festival of colors is enjoyed much vibrantly and enthusiastically than any other.  The bonfire of previous night is as religious and poised as the next day’s frivolous and spirited celebrations. As we all know the Holi is celebrated as the triumph of good over evil, this is a day for people to resolve to good deeds and forget their differences. This is the time to mend friendships and lost relations, time to forget bitterness and color each other with the shades Read more [...]

Spring time is the merry time: Happy Spring Equinox Day

Nature has its own way of resurrecting life and it is called the spring. All cultures across the globe have their unique way of celebrating this season when the nature wakes up from the long drowsy winters and is fully charged with life. In most parts of the world the spring season occurs during the month of March. In India we celebrate spring as Teej or Makar Sankrant. Similarly in Japan on 20 march, the Spring Equinox Day is celebrated. It is usually that day of year when day and night are of equal length, this usually falls on 20th or 21st of March as per the Georgian calendar. During this time, entire cityscape becomes extreamly beautiful with various flower blossoms, especial the cherry blossoms that take place close to this day. The period of three days prior and three days post the Spring Equinox Day is observed as ‘Higan’. During this time people pay respect to their ancestors Read more [...]
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