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Best 25 New Year’s Resolution Quotes For You

 New Year’s Resolution Quotes

 

new-year-resolution-quotes

New Year Resolution Quotes


1. 
“You will never win if you never begin.” – Helen Rowland

 

2. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato

 

3. “This is a new year. A new beginning and things will change.” ―Taylor Swift

 

4. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

5. “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” —William Shakespeare

 

6. “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” — Jack Kornfield

 

7. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

8. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

 

9. “You’ve always had the power, my dear; you just had to learn it for yourself.” – The Wizard of Oz

 

10. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie

 

11. “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hilary De Piano

 

12. “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.” – Charles Kettering

 

13. “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” – Oscar Wilde

 

14. “For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.” —T.S. Eliot

 

15. “Every day I feel it is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Everything is beautiful.” – Prince

 

16. “Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

 

17. “Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” – John R. Dallas Jr.

 

18. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals; adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

 

19. “I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.” – Henry Ford

 

20. “New Year - a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”  – Alex Morritt

 

21. “A new year. A fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!” – Bill Watterson

 

22. “Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a new year's prayer, not a resolution. I'm praying for courage.” —Susan Sontag

 

23. “New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” – Auliq Ice

 

24. “Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust

 

25. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

 

26. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett.

 

27. “Tonight’s another chance to start again. It’s just another New Year’s Eve. Another night like the rest. It’s just another New Year’s Eve. Let’s make it the best!” – Barry Manilow

 

28. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

 

29. “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss

4 Days of Chhath Puja

4 Days of Chhath Puja

Chhath puja is one of the most important festivals in north India. The festival is most popular in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.

4 Days of Chhath Puja


Chhath puja is a Sun festival dedicated to the lord sun-the only source of energy and light. The festival is a 4 days festival and is celebrated with much pomp and excitement. We are here to talk about 4 days of Chhath puja, preparation, rituals, and celebration.

 

Chhath Puja 2022 Dates

Chhath Puja is celebrated over four days. Here is the date list of Chhath puja 2022.


 

CHHATH PUJA 2022

 

S.N.

DATE

DAY

RITUAL

1st Day

28 October

Friday

Nahay-Khay

2nd Day

29 October

Saturday

Lohanda and Kharna

3rd Day

30 October

Sunday

Sandhya Argh

4th Day

31 October

Monday

Suryodaya/Usha Argh and Paran

                                                     

Four Days of Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is a four-day Indian festival. Each day has its own importance. as per the rituals and traditions.

Nahay-Khay: 1st Days of Chhath Puja

The first day of the Chhath Puja is observed as the devotees have to take bath in the holy river. Nahay Khay is the guideline to prepare our mind and body to be peaceful and purified before the actual puja. On this day, ladies observing the fast can allow themselves only one meal on this day. Since the festival is celebrated over four days, each day has its own importance.

 

Lohanda and Kharna: 2nd Days of Chhath Puja

On the second day of Chhath puja, the devotees are to observe a fast for the entire day, which they can break just a while after sunset. On this day, Vratins cook the whole Prasad on their own which includes Kheer (a Special type of dish) and chapatis. They break their fast with this Prasad after which they have to fast without water for 36 hours.

 

Sandhya Arghya: 3rd Day of Chhath Puja

The third day of Chhath puja is devoted to setting Sun. On this day, in the evening, the entire household of the Vratins accompanies them to the riverbank, where they make offerings to the setting Sun. The evenings are made even better with enthusiastic folk songs.

The females generally wear Sarees of turmeric yellow color while making their offerings. The evenings are made even better with enthusiastic folk songs.

Usha Arghya: 4th Day of Chhath Puja

The fourth day of Chhath puja is devoted to the rising Sun. On this day, devotees offer prayer to the rising sun. People dress up in traditional clothes and throng the banks before sunrise, to witness the 'arghya'. They go to the riverbank before sunrise to make offerings to the rising sun. On this day, Vratins break their 36 hours fast (called Paran).er to their house to have their share of Prasad

Food During Chhath Puja

Hindu religious festivals are celebrated with Puja and prasad. Chhath puja is a special festival covering a variety of food in the ritual. Preparation of prasad is done with fresh fruits, dry fruits, and cooked food, and sugarcane.

The Chhath Prasad is traditionally prepared with rice, wheat, dry fruits, fresh fruits, nuts, jaggery, coconut, and lots and lots of ghee. The food prepared for Chhath Puja is without salt, onion, and garlic.

Thekua, a traditional Indian food, is popularly known as Chhath Puja. It is cooked with whole wheat flour. You must surely try it if you visit the place during the festival.

Chhath Puja Rituals

Chhath puja rituals are performed as per the Indian culture, tradition, and belief. Since the festival originated in North India, therefore, north Indian rituals and traditions can be seen in the Chhath Puja festival.

The rituals mainly comprise fasting and chanting prayers on the bank of the Ganga, Yamuna, or any clean river.

As tradition goes, after offering the 'arghya' at sunset, devotees and their relatives sing 'geet' and hymns dedicated to Lord Surya.

As the Sun God manifests his greatest power in the rising and setting sun, these two significant moments coincide with the two 'aragyas' or offering of river water to Lord Surya during the festival.

Devotees pay obeisance to the Sun God by offering rice, sugarcane, home-prepared 'Thekua' or wheat cakes, and various fruits in bamboo baskets or 'soop'.

The Tradition of Chhath Puja

In accordance with a strict tradition, this is a period for the devotees to be fasting and abstaining from drinking water, as well as to be performing ablutions and standing in water for a long period of time and performing the ceremonies of worshipping the Sun rising or setting. The contact with water and prolonged meditative staying in it is an essential part of the ceremonies.

It is noteworthy that this is one of the rare Hindu holidays in which priests are not involved at all.

Prayer communication with the Sun implies detachment from the vanities of the world.

Although it takes place together with the relatives around and with a huge number of other participants in the ritual.

As tradition goes, after offering the 'arghya' at sunset, devotees and their relatives sing 'geet' and hymns dedicated to Lord Surya.

As the Sun God manifests his greatest power in the rising and setting sun, these two significant moments coincide with the two 'aragyas' or offering of river water to Lord Surya during the festival.

Devotees pay obeisance to the Sun God by offering rice, sugarcane, home-prepared 'Thekua' or wheat cakes, and various fruits in bamboo baskets or 'soop'.

How To Celebrate Diwali ?

How To Celebrate Diwali

Diwali is the festival of Light. This is the major festival of India celebrated by Hindu, Sikh, and Jain communities. Not only in India but across the world, the festival celebration is seen with the bursting of firecrackers, lighting, and decoration. Here we are coming up with Diwali celebration tips and celebration ways to keep our Festival more interesting, and joyous.

How To Celebrate Diwali

How To Celebrate Diwali

The festival of light is traditionally celebrated by lighting earthen lamps and distributing sweets and gifts among friends and family.

 

Activity During Diwali Celebration

Cleaning Our Home

Cleaning Office & Workplace

Preparation

Wearing traditional dresses like Indian Traditional Kurta and Saari

Preparation for Puja & Rituals

Lightening & Decoration

Rangoli Making

Earthen Pot Lighting (Diya)

Decoration with LED lights

Decoration of Doors

Diwali Puja & Rituals

Organizing Puja

Diwali Celebration

Bursting Firecracker

Playing Songs & Dance

Sweets & Gifts with Family & Friends

Cleaning Our Home

Diwali festival celebration starts with cleaning our home, office, and workplace.

People start cleaning their home almost one month before and renovating with paints and colors to make their home looks beautiful. This is the time for making repairs, cleaning, and throwing away unwanted things. People will also routinely clean their homes in preparation for Diwali.

Diwali Preparation & Shopping

Buying New Clothes

This is one of the biggest shopping seasons in India. Everyone will buy clothes and wear them. This is another way of getting rid of evil and moving forward, not looking back into the past. On the first day of Diwali, many will buy silver and gold coins, or utensils for the kitchen.

Buying Gifts & Sweets

 

Buying Puja & Ritual Items

 

Diwali Lighting & Decoration

In India every year, houses are cleaned, often renovated, and always illuminated with sparkling fairy lights and oil lamps.

Diya or Earthen lamps along with candles are lit up to burn off evil so that we can become pure internally. The homes are then decorated with lanterns, ribbons, strings, and lights. It is also done to prevent evil from entering the home.

Diya or Earthen Lamps

Almost every home is decorated with Diyas, which are earthen lamps. They are put up in every corner, even just outside the entrance. The light is a symbol of goodness in to fight against evil. Diya’s oil represents dirt (hatred, jealousy, greed, lust, etc.), which we all have, and which makes us impure. We fight off evil by burning off the oil and emitting light. This helps us become enlightened and pure.

Diwali Rangoli Making

Hand-painted complicated Rangoli designs can be seen at the entrance of the home to capture evil and prevent it from entering. Many doorways and foyers are decorated with Rangoli; beautiful, intricate patterns on the floor that are created using materials including rice, colored sand, and flower petals.

Diwali Puja & Rituals

India is full of diversity. Although the festival is celebrated across India, Diwali rituals vary according to region. However, special blessings are given to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, the remover of obstacles.

It's believed that Goddess Lakshmi will visit every home during the Diwali period, bringing with her prosperity and good fortune. It’s said that she visits the cleanest houses first; therefore people make sure their houses are spotless before lighting lamps to invite her in.

This cleaning also symbolizes the purification of the mind to remove negativity, clutter, and ignorance. Small statues of the goddess are worshiped in people’s homes.

The Swastika Symbol & Shubh-Labh

The Swastika is for Lord Ganesha. According to Hindu customs, every new work, including a festival, can start only after paying a tribute to the Lord. You will find this symbol at the entrance of homes, business offices, and even banks. In one avatar, the Lord married Riddhi and Siddhi. The two lines at the side of the Swastika are for the two consorts of Ganesha. Shubh stands for “good”, while Labh means “profit”. They are the two sons of Ganesha.

Goddess Lakshmi

Mata Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes happiness, wealth, and prosperity. She is also the symbol of progress. However, it is not just for material gains. Goddess Lakshmi also stands for the spiritual growth of the body and the mind.

According to the Hindu religion and scriptures, it is said that Maa Lakshmi was born while churning the ocean on the new moon day of Kartik month during Samudra Manthan. That is why the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi is celebrated on the day of Deepawali and she is worshipped.

According to Ramayana, the second epic of the Hindu religion, on the new moon day of Kartik month, Lord Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya after conquering Lanka along with Sita and his brother Lakshmana. The whole of Ayodhya was in awe of the arrival of Lord Shri Ram, Mata Sita, and Lakshman Ji, and all three of them were welcomed with the light of Diyas. This day is also celebrated as the joy of the victory of Lord Shri Ram.

All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the self. Merge yourself in this light and enjoy the festival of lights.

Hope the festival of lights brings your way bright sparkles of peace, contentment, joy, and happiness which stay with you throughout this year and also in the years to come.

Diwali Celebration

Bursting Firecrackers

Celebration of victory of good over evil.

Friends and family come together to celebrate.

Every Diwali, elsewhere in India, you will always see people decorating their homes with lamps or Diyas, Rangoli designs, and Swastika symbols, and there are bonfires and fireworks too. These are the common symbols of the festival, but there is a deeper meaning and significance behind each of them.

Fireworks and Bonfires

According to Hindu mythology, the evil king Narkasur could only be killed by his mother Bhumi Devi, but she was already dead. So in a way, Narkasur was immortal. God Indra requested Krishna to do something about this. Krishna in turn asked Satyabhama, his wife, who was a reincarnation of Bhumi Devi to help him.

In a fight that followed, Krishna was heavily injured by Narkasur. Satyabhama was furious after seeing this and killed Narakasura with a weapon. But before his death, Narkasur asked for a boon from his mother. Krishna then said that everyone will celebrate his death by bursting firecrackers, and bonfires, distributing sweets and lighting their homes.

Playing Music & Dance

 

Diwali Gift & Sweets

Gifts and sweets are also exchanged during Diwali like they wish for a “Happy Diwali”. While Diwali is "probably best experienced in India", it is a global celebration.

Traditionally, new clothes or sweets were given away. But now people are even gifting food baskets, dry fruits, electronic appliances, and gift vouchers. Gifts are given to both younger, and older family members, and friends.

During Diwali, a variety of traditional sweets and savory dishes are consumed. Sweets are made at home and given away to friends, relatives, and neighbors. Those who cannot prepare it at home will buy it from shops.

Suran Vegetables on Diwali

On the day of Deepawali, the vegetable of Suran is made. Suran is also called Jimikand (somewhere Oal). Nowadays, hybrid Suran has come into the market. Sometimes even 2 indigenous Suran is available.

In childhood, this vegetable was not pleasant even with a broken eye, but since it was made as soon as it was made, it had to be eaten with a sigh. Grandmother used to say that one who does not eat Suran on this day will be born a mole in the next life, This is being eaten continuously thinking that mole should not become.

Importance of Suran Vegetable

Suran is the only vegetable in which phosphorus is found in excessive quantity, it is such a belief and now even medical science has accepted that if we eat native Suran vegetables on this one day, then the whole body of a healthy person. There will be no shortage of phosphorus in the year.

It protects from serious diseases like piles to cancer. It contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B1, and folic acid. In addition, potassium, iron, magnesium, and calcium are also found in them.

I do not know how long this tradition is going on, but think it is true that even in our folk beliefs, science was hidden.

Blessed be our ancestors who have embedded science in our traditions, customs, and rituals.

 

5 Days of Diwali, Significance & Celebration

5 Days of Diwali

Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in India. The festival is celebrated over 5 days, between the middle of October and early November. The dates vary by a few days every year.

Dahi Handi Festival: Preparation , Significance & Celebration

Dahi-Handi Festival

We are here with one more exciting Indian festival named as Dahi Handi Festival. Dahi Handi festival is a popular festival celebrated by the Hindu community in India. This festival is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna. A huge gathering of people and the performance of Gopies can be seen during the Dahi Handi festival.

Dahi-Handi Festival

Dahi-Handi Festival

Dahi Handi tradition started in Mumbai in 1907 on the occasion of Krishna JanmashtamiIt is believed that this tradition has been going on for the last 104 years in Ghansoli village near Navi Mumbai.

The Dahi Handi festival is held every year in Mayanagari and now, this festival is celebrated all over the world. Not only the country but people from abroad also come here to see the Dahi Handi festival. Some circles also give a reward of crores for breaking the handi.

Dahi handi festival originated from the act of lord Krishna during his childhood. this festival is most popular in Maharashtra. But nowadays people started celebrating this festival in various cities in India.

Dahi-Handi Festival Date

Dahi Handi Festival is celebrated on the day of Shri Krishna Janmashtami every year. thus this festival is also celebrated in the month of August. 

This festival is celebrated at various locations in India. The most popular Dahi handi festival can be seen in Mumbai and Gujarat. You can see a glimpse of this festival in the city of Lord Krishna named Mathura.

Dahi-Handi Preparation

Since it is the activity of Shrikrishna during his childhood days, the same schenes are created during the Krishna Janmashtami festival. A Matki (Cley Pot) is filled with curd, ghee, almonds, and dry fruits. The Matki is hung by ropes almost 20-30 feet above the ground. The practice of Makhan Handi is quite famous in Maharashtra and Gujarat.

How To Celebrate Dahi-Handi Festival?

Dahi Handi festival is celebrated on the open ground. A Makhan Matki is hung with the help of rope 20-30 feet above the ground by making a pyramid. Groups of boys gather in the ground, road, or compound and they break the earthen pot or Makhan Matki. 


Dahi-Handi Festival In Mumbai

Like Kho-Kho and Kabaddi, Dahi Handi has now been given the status of a game in Maharashtra. It will be considered a type of adventure sport.

It was announced to declare the day of the Dahi Handi festival as a public holiday. The government has also issued a government order in this regard. The special thing is that Dahi-Handi can now be played as an adventure sport not only during Gokulashtami or Janmashtami but 365 days a year.

 

Mathura Krishna Janmashtami

Janmashtami Celebration in Mathura

Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Devotees from around the world come to Mathura during the Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival celebration. The Janmashtami celebration in Mathura is unique in many ways. The preparation for the festival celebration, Temple decoration, and excitement of people attract the attention of everyone. We are going to talk about the Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebration in Mathura in detail. At the end of this blog, you will be excited to attend the Janmashtami celebration festival celebration next year.

Krishna Janmashtami: Preparation, and Celebration

Shri Krishna Janmashtami is the birth anniversary of lord Krishna. The festival comes in the month of August. On the eighth day of Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan Shrikrishna Janmashtami is celebrated every year. On this day people from the Hindu community Lord Krishna on the Birth anniversary in the form of Laddu Gopal. Let us know about Shri Krishna Janmashtami in detail.

Shri Krishna Birth Detail

The 5249th birth anniversary of Shri Krishna is celebrated on 19th August. In the Dwapar Yuga, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Lord Krishna on the Ashtami night of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

At the time of the birth of Lord Krishna, Ashtami Tithi, Wednesday, was the sum of Rohini Nakshatra. Shri Krishna's zodiac sign is Taurus. Shri Krishna was born in the Chandravansh. He had selected the day, Nakshatra and Vaar with the exalted Moon sign. The ruling planet of Wednesday is Mercury. Mercury is considered the son of Chandradev. That's why Shri Krishna fixed Wednesday for the birth.

Janmashtami Preparation

Prasad Making

let's prepare to make Bal Gopal's prasad at home. Lord Shri Krishna is called Makhan Chor. Everyone knows that he loved butter. Janmashtami celebration is incomplete without butter. Often people buy butter from the market to offer bhog.

Parents and grandparents know that coriander leaves are a special prasad for Janmashtami. If you do not know and are thinking of fasting on Janmashtami this time.


Eight flowers and leaves of Shri Krishna's favorite

Flowers: Vaijayanti, Lotus, Malti, Rose, Marigold, Kevada, Kaner, and Maulshree (Bakul)

Leaves: Tulsi, Bilvapatra, Apamarga, Bhringraj, Morpankh, Durva, Kusha, and Shami


Decorate of Laddu Gopal

Jhoola is decorated in every house on Janmashtami. You can use many things present in the house for the decoration of Bal Gopal's swing. This will save both time and money.

  1. Dress the idol of Laddu Gopal in new clothes.
  2. After the clothes put on jewellery, crown, peacock feathers and garland.
  3. If you want, you can also apply Tika and Kajal on the forehead.
  4. Place the flute in the swing, then put Laddu Gopal on the swing.

The decoration is done, now

 

Keep these things in mind while worshiping Shri Krishna

Before worshiping Krishna on Shri Krishna Janmashtami, first worship Lord Shri Ganesh duly worshiped. Offer water to the Ganesh idol, offer clothes, sandalwood, durva, necklace, and flowers. Enjoy it. Light incense lamps and perform aarti.


First of all in the worship of Shri Krishna, i.e. wash your hands with clean water before worship, after that offer water to Shri Krishna's hands.


Bal Gopal should be bathed with water containing fragrant flowers. After this, anoint the Lord with saffron mixed milk. Fill the milk in the Dakshivarti conch shell and offer it to the Lord.


Lord Shri Krishna is called Pitambardhari, that's why wears bright yellow clothes to Bal Gopal. Makeup with flowers. Wear a crown with a peacock feather on the head.


Keep the idol of Gaumata in the consecration of Bal Gopal. Do Abhishek of Gaumata. Offer clothes to Gaumata also. On this day, money and green grass should be donated to a cowshed.


Bal Gopal should be seated on a beautiful yellow and bright seat. Make Panchamrit by mixing milk, curd, ghee, honey, and sugar candy and fill it in a silver vessel, offering it with Tulsi.


One should keep chanting Shri Krishna's mantra Krim Krishnay Namah while doing the abhishek. In worship, Lord Krishna should be offered Durva, Kumkum, sandalwood, rice, abir, and fragrant flowers. Offer fresh fruits, sweets, laddus, butter-mishri, kheer, and basil leaves.


Keep in mind that ghee, curd, butter, panchamrit should be used in worship made from cow's milk. Ghee made from cow's milk should also be used for the lamp. One should also keep chanting the name of Radha ji in the worship of Bal Gopal.

Janmashtami Celebration

Shri Krishna Janma Parva is celebrated in Mathura, Vrindavan, Dwarka, Nathdwara, and ISKCON temples. People also celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna at this time in their homes.

Janmashtami Celebration in ISCON Temple

Janmashtami Celebration in ISKCON Temple

Janmashtami Celebration in ISKCON Temple

Shri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated with full excitement in ISKCON Temple not online in India but across the world. Krishna devotees decorate the temple according to their own culture. 

Janmashtami Celebration in School & College

A day before Janmashtami, the festival of Janmashtami was celebrated with great pomp in schools and colleges. Dahi-Handi was organized along with a cultural and colorful program on this occasion. Children enthusiastically participated in it.


Dahi-Handi Festival In Mumbai

One of the most popular Hindu festivals in Maharashtra is Dahi Handi Festival. This festival is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna. 


Groups of boys gather in the ground, road, or compound and they break the earthen pot hanging at a height of 20-30 feet above the ground by making pyramids. The practice of Makhan Handi is quite famous in Maharashtra and Gujarat, where the matki is hung by filling it with curd, ghee, almonds, and dry fruits.