Maha Shivaratri

 

This festival symbolized unity of ‘Shiva’ and ‘Shakti’ (Strength) and also the wedding Anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Shiva is believed to be benevolent and ‘Ratri’ is nature. By worshipping nature human being gets positive courage and strength. Therefore, by worshipping Lord Shiva on this particular day on fasting, people get special blessing. This festival falls on the eve of new moon day of ‘Falgun’ month of Hindu calendar.


Shrawani Parva (month long Shiva Puja)

 

It is belived ‘Shrawan Month’ (July/August) is very sacred month for worshipping ‘Loard Shiva.  A month long worship is performed in this festival. Lord Shiva is worshipped by bhaktas/devotees by pouring water/milk and prasad on to the Shivalingas. The back ground of this festival is related to an ancient event. According to Hindu mythology, in the beginning period of the world there was fierce war between the Gods and Devils for Amrit (a liquid that makes a life immortal). They jointly stirred the ocean to obtain it. But the obtained ‘Amrit’ was consumed by Gods only. While stirring ocean ‘Bis’ (poison) also came out from the ocean along with the Amrit. It started to spread and was fatal to entire living beings in the universe. The Lord Shiva Who is always saviors and benevolent drank the poison. After it was drunk the body of the Shiva became tremendous by hot as hot as sun. To cool down the heat, the Gods started pouring Water and Milk in huge quantity and at last they succeeded


Akshya Tritiya

 

This festival falls in the month of Baisak (Sukla Tritiya) as per Hindu Calender. The day is also celebrated as birth day of Lord Parsuram. It is said if needy/ poor people are helped by cash or kind on this day the Wealth of the donar grows endlessly and never ends. On this day devotees are distributed water/ juice and ‘sattu’ free of cost by the Dham Administration.


Janmashtami

 

This day is observed in the month of ‘ Bhadra/ Bhadaw’ as  per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated as the birthday day of Lord Kishna. He is worshipped whole night in the different Temples of Lord Krishna. A grand religious programme is organized at Siddhesvara Dham too, to celebrate this festival.


Bishwakarma Puja

 

As per Hindu belief Lord Biswakarma has vital role in creation  of this beautiful world. It is said, it is he who first made the wooden idols of Lord Krishna, Subhadra and Balaram. He is worshipped as a symbol of strength and creator of technology and machines etc.


Jaganath Rath Yatra

 

To fulfill the desire of ‘Subhadra’, sister of Lord Krishna and Balaram to go on a tour of Puri outside of the palace, the two brothers made a ‘rath’ (cart) and went round Puri with her. It is believed from that day onwards a 21 days long Rath Yatra carrying the idols of Subhadra, Loard Krishna and Balaram is in practice in Jaganath Dham (Orissa). In Siddhesvara Dham as we have replica of Jaganath Dham one day ‘Rath Yatra’ is organized round the premises of the Dham.


Durga Puja (Dasain)

 

Durga Puja is celebrated nationwide in India as a symbol of victory of good over bad and righteousness over sin.  So, here also it is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Durga as ‘Sakti’.


Saraswati Puja (Basanta Panchami)

 

Saraswati Puja is undoubtedly the most popular festival in the eastern region. Saraswati is the goddess of learning, arts and crafts. According to her different specialities she is known by different names like Bakdevi, Biraj, Sarada, Brahmi, Satarupa, Mahasweta, Sarbasukia, Prithudar, Bagiswari and, ofcourse, Saraswati.

This festival is held in the month of Magh (January-February). It is a festival celebrated by the youth, particularly students who invoke the blessings of the goddess for success in learning, arts and crafts. Throughout Bengal Saraswati Puja is celebrated in schools, colleges, clubs as well as homes


Laxmi Puja (Dewali)

 

Goddess Laxmi is belived to be the goddess of Wealth in Hinduism. As in other temples, Laxmi Puja is also observed here.


Maghey Sankranti

 

This festival normally falls in January. On this day the Gorkhas and Neples eat naturally available root fruits. The Hindu take bath in the Gangas or other rivers to wash away a yearlong sin and give alms to the poors.  


Sakewa Puja (worship of Kirateshwar)

 

This is an annual festival of  Khambu Kirat Rai . The Rai community  joins together to thank God and seek blessing for grant of courage and strength to start cultivation of new crops. They dance together which is known as ‘Silli Dance’ depicting the actions of various natural birds/animals and enjoy the fest eating and drinking. Here in the Dham there is an Idol of Lord Kirateshwar with attached Magkhim. So, on this day Kirateshwar is worshipped jointly by Dham Administration and the Visitors.


Guru Purnima

 

It is truly described in the religious books of Hinduism that there is no knowledge without Guru or teacher. This day is observed as birth day of Guru Veda Byas, the composer of the four Vedas the sacred books of Hinduism. On this day institutions which are established  on ‘Guru Kul’ pattern, the Gurus are worshiped by washing their feet with water.


Siddhesvara Dham  Foundation Day. (Prana Pratishta Diwas)

 

Siddhesvara Dham officially came into existence as a unique place of religious and cultural heritage Centre on 8.11.2011. As to make this historical day always lively, its birthday is celebrated in a grand manner every year. On this day with the prayer to Lord Shiva the journey of this Dham site 8.11.2011 is briefed and analyzed for its future course of action. Besides the above festival all other regional and national festivals are also celebrated in different manners, They are Holi, Basanta Pancchami, Ashad 15th, Teej etc.