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Indian Customs and Traditions


India is very rich in its customs and traditions which keeps it people binding together. Take a peek in this section and find out about the various Indian customs and traditions that makes every tradition a festival in itself.

Naamkaran (Naming Ceremony)

It is a moment of great joy for parents, grandparents and relatives of the baby when the baby arrives. All of them gather together during the naming ceremony ...read more
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What is Mundan or Chudakarana?

Mundan sanskar or Chudakarana refers to the first hair-cut of the baby. It has great significance in Hindu tradition and culture. Here is a guide to Chudakarn ...read more
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Hindu House Warming Ceremony (Griha Pravesh)

Griha Pravesh is a popular Hindu ceremony, performed on the occasion of one's first entry into a new house. Griha Pravesh is done on a specific day and time t ...read more
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Godh Bharna

Godh bharna has much significance in the lives of Hindu married women. It is a ceremony that celebrates the first pregnancy of the bride of the house and is h ...read more
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Chhathi Ceremony

This ceremony is performed when the baby is six days old. This ceremony is for women and takes place in the night. Read on to know about this ritual.
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The Temple Dancers

Devadasis were said to be the wives of God and lived in or around the temples, performed duties at the temples and participated in religious functions. The d ...read more
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Touching Feet

India has a rich culture and heritage. Indians are proud of their traditions. One such tradition is touching feet of our elders. This tradition shows one's re ...read more
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Puja

Puja is an integral part of Hindu household. It means ritual worship of idol of God. A puja is believed to bring one closer to God. To learn about this Hindu ...read more
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Indian Baby Shower - Godh Bharai

Godh Bharai is an Indian term for Baby Shower. Like all families, first child is very special for Indian families. The Godh Bharai ceremony is performed mainl ...read more
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Mundan Ceremony of a Baby

Mundan ceremony of a baby is a ritual for purifying baby’s soul. It refers to the shaving off the first hairs on the head of the baby. It is a big occasion. ...read more
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How to Perform a Mundan Ceremony of a Baby

Mundan Sanskar is a Hindu ritual of tonsuring of the baby’s head. The procedure of Mundan Sanskar has been much simplified due to issues of pressing time. F ...read more
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What is Mundan or Chudakarana?

Mundan sanskar or Chudakarana refers to the first hair-cut of the baby. It has great significance in Hindu tradition and culture. Here is a guide to Chudakarn ...read more
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Significance of Godhbharai - An Indian Baby Shower

Godhbharai is a special function held in India for pregnant women. During Godhbharai ceremony Indian rituals are practiced to protect the pregnant mother from ...read more
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Significance of Sankasthi Chaturthi Vrat

Sankasthi Chaturthi Vrat is a fast dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This Vrat has a lot of significance for devotes as it leads to fulfillment of worldly desires an ...read more
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Significance of Fasting on Thursdays for Hindus

According to Hindu mythology, fasting on Thursdays can help to seek blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. Fasting on this day can also provide a lot of ...read more
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Punjabi Wedding Customs

Punjabi weddings are full of grandeur and celebrated with great pomp and show. The Punjabis are known for their elaborate wedding rituals. Learn about Punjabi ...read more
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The Pheras

Pheras are an important ritual in Hindu weddings and it means taking rounds around the sacred fire. The bride and the groom both take the pheras together. The ...read more
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