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What is Bacha bazi?

Bacha bazi

It’s an ancient practice in Afghanistan, secretly revived – young boys sold by families to ‘entertain’ wealthy merchants and warlords. In The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi (Behind Taliban Lines) returns to his native land to expose an ancient practice that has been brought back by powerful warlords, former military commanders and wealthy businessmen. Known as “bacha bazi” …

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What are the Commonwealth Games?

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth games series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Learn More about Commonwealth Games: The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organised every four years, they are the third-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the …

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What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? Islam’s Prophetic War against India

Ghazwa-e-Hind

What every Indian should know about the Islamic doctrine that prophesizes Islamic rule over India and the conversion of all Hindus to Islam As per Tarek Fatah: The issue of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’ (Islam’s Prophetic War against India) came up for discussion on my new talk show in India on Zee News. Two facts emerged: First Islamic clerics didn’t wish to discuss …

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What is Ambedkar Jayanti?

What is Ambedkar Jayanti?

Ambedkar Jayanti is a festival observed on April 14 every year to commemorate the memory of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. This day is celebrated as birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar who born on this day in the year 1891. It is a public holiday in all of the Indian states. It is a customary tradition to pay homage to Babasaheb’s statue …

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Name the legends associated with Baisakhi?

Baisakhi Mela: Indian Culture & Traditions

Legends are associated with a number of festivals celebrated in India. Since agriculture is the backbone of India – it provides livelihood to majority of the people in the rural areas of the country – the festival of harvest are given special importance in the calendar of events. Baisakhi is one of the important festivals celebrated with fun and fervor …

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What is Baisakhi and how it is celebrated?

What is History of Baisakhi?

For people in northern parts of India, especially the Sikhs, Baisakhi is a mega event – it is a religious festival, harvest festival and New Year’s Day all rolled into one. In April, this day marks the beginning of the Hindu solar New Year. In fact, this day is celebrated all over the country as New Year day, under different …

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What are Baisakhi Customs and Rituals?

What is Significance of Baisakhi?

The harvest festival of Baisakhi is celebrated with pomp and gaiety across the vibrant state of Punjab. It falls on the first day of the Indian calendar month, Vaishakh, which is usually April 13. Apart from being a harvest festival, it holds a special significance in the Sikh community, because it commemorates the establishment of the Khalsa (pure) order for …

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What is Baisakhi Dance? Popular folk dances of Punjab

Significance of Baisakhi: Indian Culture & Traditions

Dancing is one of the most prominent aspects of Baisakhi celebrations in Punjab. Most popular form of dance for the occasion is Bhangra and Gidda, the folk dance for men and women respectively. To celebrate the harvest festival of Baisakhi men and women dress themselves in traditional attire and get together in open fields and dance to the fast paced beat …

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Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Where is Baisakhi Celebrated?

Throughout the state of Punjab and Haryana, particularly in Amritsar. Baisakhi is a harvest festival, a Punjabi new year festival, and commemoration of the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh religion brotherhood) all rolled into one occasion. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh (the 10th Sikh Guru) decided to discontinue the tradition of Gurus in Sikhism. He proclaimed the Granth Sahib (holy …

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What is Significance of Baisakhi?

What is Significance of Baisakhi?

Vibrant Festival of Baisakhi is considered to be an extremely important festival in India for number of reasons. Apart from being important for the farmers as a harvest festival, the festival is of prime importance in Sikhism as a foundation day of Khalsa Panth. Besides, auspicious Baisakhi day is of importance for astrological reasons too! Astrological Significance of Baisakhi The …

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