Ishti Festival – History, Significance

The Ishti Festival is a very prominent and special festival for Hindus. According to the Hindu calendar, this day is considered very auspicious and good. The day of this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness by all Hindus.

According to the old history of Hindus and all the mythological and traditions,  by all Hindus and especially by people of Vaishnavism. These two days are very important, and these two days are ‘Ishti’ and ‘Anvadhan.’

These two days are followed by all the Vaishnava Sampradaya and devotees of Lord Vishnu with great devotion and followed all the rituals on these two auspicious festivals. And they celebrate the Ishti festival, and the Anvadhan festival is observed with great enthusiasm and joy. These days, both the Vandhan and Ishti festivals are very special and important and to all the devotees of Shri Bhagavan Vishnu and those who belong to the Vaishnava Sampradaya.

The Ishti Festival comes on the full moon day, and the festival of Anvadhan comes on the new moon day, and these both days come in each and every month of the year. And are celebrated with great devotion and are considered very auspicious days by all Vaishnav Sampradya’s people. Both these festivals are very significant according to the traditions and culture of our Hindus.

Vaishnava sampradaya celebrating the festival of Ishti is also called Vaishnavism. According to Hindus’ beliefs and traditions, Lord Vishnu is considered the supreme god and most powerful in Vaishnavism. All the devotees of Lord Vishnu celebrate the Ishti festival by worshiping God with great love and devotion. And all the devotees of Lord Vishnu also pray to Lord Vishnu to fulfill all their wishes.

By all Hindus, according to their legacy and all traditions, the Ishti festival has too much importance. And it is also a practice to follow many customs on this festival. Ishti festival of devotion is celebrated with great devotion by the traditions of all Hindus and Especially among the Hindus, the Vaishnav Sampradya’s people celebrate Ishti festival in a very special way and have very special importance for this day and celebrate with great enthusiasm.

All the rituals and traditions of the Ishti festival are celebrated on the full moon day. For the people of Vaishnava Sampradaya and all the true devotees of Lord Vishnu, this festival is very auspicious and full of meaning for the festival and is considered very auspicious and special.

Ishti Festival - History

History of Ishti Festival

The Ishti festival is celebrated in our Hindus by the people of Vaishnava Sampradaya. And both Ishti and Anavadhan festivals are such days which are very important for the Vaishnava Sampradaya. And it is celebrated by Vaishnav Sampradya’s people in a very special way and with full devotion. So the full significance and full history of the Ishti festival goes to Vaishnavism. Therefore, for the history of the Ishti festival, all we have to understand is Vaishnava Sampradaya or Vaishnavism, so that we will also get to know about the history of the festival.

Vaishnava Sampradaya is a community where Lord Vishnu is considered the powerful and supreme God. Lord Vishnu is the most Omnipotent and also the highest Supreme God in the Trinity. And it is also believed by the ancient traditions and religious texts of Hindus that Lord Vishnu also created two other Gods of Trinity, Lord Shiva, and Lord Brahma.

Believing all these beliefs of Hindus, a community of people of Vaishnavism was formed in which all the true devotees of Lord Vishnu joined. And Vaishnav Sampradaya is the largest Community of Hindus, and about 67.7% of Hindus are attached to it. And in Vaishnava Sampradaya, the worship and prayers of Lord Vishnu are done with great devotion and love. Lord Vishnu, the Supreme God of Vaishnava Sampradaya, is worshiped daily with great respect and reverence.

Worship of Lord Vishnu is celebrated with great fervor and pomp on the day of the Vishti Festival. On this day, all the people of Vaishnavism and all the devotees of Lord Vishnu worship their supreme god with great reverence. And all the devotees pray to Lord Vishnu to fulfill all their wishes on the Ishti Festival.

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It is also believed by all the devotees associated with Vaishnavism that Lord Vishnu is running the whole universe. And all the movements of each and everything of the entire universe, everything in the hands of Lord Vishnu, and everything happens with all the powers of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu, the supreme God of this universe, fulfills all the wishes and dreams of all people’s lives. And everything in the universe is created by the powers of Lord Vishnu.

And according to Hindus’ beliefs and scriptures, Lord Vishnu incarnated in different forms on this earth. And so far, all the great difficulties and evil have been eradicated. And it is believed that Lord Vishnu will take ten incarnations on this earth, which is known as ‘Dasavatharam.’ And in every era, Lord Vishnu has destroyed evil by taking an avatar. So far, Lord Vishnu has taken 9 incarnations in every era. And it is said that in this era, i.e., in the Kaliyuga, Lord Vishnu will appear on earth with his own avatar and the name of this avatar is ‘Kalki.’

Ishti Festival - History

Significance of Ishti Festival

The Ishti Festival is a very special and significant festival in Vaishnavism, and Apart from the people of Vaishnavism, this festival has great importance among the Hindus also.

According to the Hindu calendar, there are many confessions of celebrating Ishti and Anavadhan festivals, but It is also believed that this Ishti festival and Anavadhan festival are related to each other according to all customs and traditions and are very similar too.

The Ishti festival comes after the Anavadhan festival. And these two days have equal importance in all Vaishnava Sampradya’s people. All devotees of Lord Vishnu and people associated with Vaishnavism perform Yajna on the Ishti festival.

Ishti festival is also observed by all the true devotees of Lord Vishnu, and all the devotees keep fast and worship Lord Vishnu throughout the day. Ishti is a Sanskrit word and means to do any good things And praying to the supreme deity with a full blessing.

It is recognized by all the people of Vaishnavism and all the devotees of Lord Vishnu on the day of the Ishti festival. On this day, all the devotees pray to Lord Vishnu and wish to fulfill all their wishes. And on the Ishti festival, Lord Vishnu fulfills all the wishes of his devotees.

Ishti festival is very auspicious and full of joy and devotion. And all the wishes of all the devotees of Lord Vishnu and the people of Vaishnavism are fulfilled on this day. And for all Hindus, it is very special, full of happiness and enthusiasm. And a new light and new zeal in everyone’s life fills with the day of this festival. Therefore, the festival of devotion is very significant and special.

By..Tanvi Aditi Francis

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